U2 Show

U2 Show : The Art of Touring

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Everything about the band U2 is huge. From their music, to their tours, to their influence on global popular culture and politics. In the US they are cultural icons as well as multimillion album selling pop stars. Underpinning their popularity is their passion for touring. For the last 20 years they have hardly been off the road. It is the thing they love to do most. And it is touring which drives their creativity and reflects the direction of the band. From the modest Tick Tock Tour of 1980, through the Joshua Tree, and on to the videomedia extravaganza of ZooTV in the early 90s and Popmart in the late 90s then the more intimate Elevation tour of the last two years, it is the tours which have set their agenda. For the first time the band has agreed to allow a book on this vital part of their creative energy. The photographs are hand picked from their archive put together over 25 years. There will be a commentary by Diana Scrimgeour, who has been a photographer on recent tours, and first-person accounts from the close associates of the band. U2 Show will be the music publishing event of 2004.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 268 x 290 x 36mm | 2,218.09g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 400 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0752856073
  • 9780752856070

About Diana Scrimgeour

Diana Scrimgeour is a writer and photographer based in Kilburn, London. She has toured extensively with both The Rolling Stones and U2.show more

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'U2 SHOW marks the first time that the band's contribution to live music has been gathered together in one sumptuous volume and it's a must for any fan... truly spectacular' IRISH NEWS 'truly spectacular' IRISH NEWSshow more

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