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5 U2 Trivia Questions
« on: May 11, 2019, 06:49:19 AM »
Some U2 Trivia Questions I hope someone can answer (because I can't):

1. When was the last time Bono played guitar on stage and what song was it?
2. How many female singers have joined U2 on stage and who are they?
3. How many current and former Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings and Queens has Bono met? List them.
4. How many rooftops has U2 played on and where were they?
5. How many times has U2 played on a moving or floating platform (barges, flatbeds) and when/where were they?



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Re: 5 U2 Trivia Questions
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 06:58:11 AM »
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Some U2 Trivia Questions I hope someone can answer (because I can't):

1. When was the last time Bono played guitar on stage and what song was it?
2. How many female singers have joined U2 on stage and who are they?
3. How many current and former Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings and Queens has Bono met? List them.
4. How many rooftops has U2 played on and where were they?
5. How many times has U2 played on a moving or floating platform (barges, flatbeds) and when/where were they?

I have some idea about some of this but nothing complete...


1. Sometime in 2014 as I think Bono's bike accident was November of 2014, but I don't know which concert or which song might have been the last time Bono played in front of a crowd.
2. Let's see....Lady Gaga (NYC, MSG, SOI Tour), Mary J Blige (not sure when), Patti Smith (a couple times?)...that's all I can think of off the top of my head. Any others?
3. Hmmm, George Bush, George W Bush, Clinton, Obama....I'll need help with European and African leaders.
4. Rooftops...the one in LA, BBC in London, one in NYC, any others?
5. Barge in Dublin (from October, forget which song), American Soul in the Hudson, All Because of You in NYC (flatbed), any others?

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Re: 5 U2 Trivia Questions
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 10:47:43 AM »
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Some U2 Trivia Questions I hope someone can answer (because I can't):

1. When was the last time Bono played guitar on stage and what song was it?
2. How many female singers have joined U2 on stage and who are they?
3. How many current and former Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings and Queens has Bono met? List them.
4. How many rooftops has U2 played on and where were they?
5. How many times has U2 played on a moving or floating platform (barges, flatbeds) and when/where were they?

I have some idea about some of this but nothing complete...


1. Sometime in 2014 as I think Bono's bike accident was November of 2014, but I don't know which concert or which song might have been the last time Bono played in front of a crowd.
2. Let's see....Lady Gaga (NYC, MSG, SOI Tour), Mary J Blige (not sure when), Patti Smith (a couple times?)...that's all I can think of off the top of my head. Any others?
3. Hmmm, George Bush, George W Bush, Clinton, Obama....I'll need help with European and African leaders.
4. Rooftops...the one in LA, BBC in London, one in NYC, any others?
5. Barge in Dublin (from October, forget which song), American Soul in the Hudson, All Because of You in NYC (flatbed), any others?

1. Unsure
2. Imelda May - Dublin 2015.  Yes, Patti Smith was onstage twice on the I&E tour  - in London and Paris.
3. Queen Elizabeth II, David Cameron (he's on the Board of ONE now), Macron, Merkel, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown (I think), Mandela, Justin Trudeau - other Canadian PMs as well. Pope John Paul II & Pope Francis (they are Head of State of the Vatican so this counts?).  He's met the Australian PM - but not sure which ones. Felipe Calderon of Mexico.
4. Community Centre in Dublin, 1982.  NRJ awards, Cannes 2017 (OK. Bono, Adam and Kygo!). Jimmy Fallon - rooftop performance in NYC.
5. You're The Best Thing About Me - open top bus NYC 2017.  Does The Sweetest Thing video count?
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Re: 5 U2 Trivia Questions
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2019, 12:23:33 PM »
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Some U2 Trivia Questions I hope someone can answer (because I can't):

2. How many female singers have joined U2 on stage and who are they?


Here are some but not all:

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That’s all I can think of off the top of my head at the moment. I know there’s more.

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Re: 5 U2 Trivia Questions
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2019, 12:48:52 PM »
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Some U2 Trivia Questions I hope someone can answer (because I can't):

2. How many female singers have joined U2 on stage and who are they?


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Annie Lennox:
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That’s all I can think of off the top of my head at the moment. I know there’s more.

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That's an impressive bit of research there!  Thank you.

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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2019, 03:56:03 PM »
Just remembered another. Original posted updated!


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Re: 5 U2 Trivia Questions
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019, 01:52:36 AM »
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Some U2 Trivia Questions I hope someone can answer (because I can't):

2. How many female singers have joined U2 on stage and who are they?


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That’s all I can think of off the top of my head at the moment. I know there’s more.

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Do the two backing singers that toured with U2 for Lovetown count? :)

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Re: 5 U2 Trivia Questions
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2019, 09:03:15 AM »
Absolutely...20 Feet from Stardom (a documentary on back-up singers).  I'd love to know their names to see if I could find what they are doing now.

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Absolutely...20 Feet from Stardom (a documentary on back-up singers).  I'd love to know their names to see if I could find what they are doing now.
I'm 99% sure Bono mentioned their names from stage when I was there.... I can't remember though after almost 30 years (I feel old!!). I must dig up the tour programme and see if there's something in it about who they are

I do, however, remember hearing Adam saying that they always sang on Adam's side, and that the basslines did "something to them" lol

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Re: 5 U2 Trivia Questions
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2019, 02:08:54 AM »
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Some U2 Trivia Questions I hope someone can answer (because I can't):

1. When was the last time Bono played guitar on stage and what song was it?


I'm thinking this would be for "One" on 30th July 2011 at Moncton last date of the 360 tour. They did play a I+E promo tour in 2014 before the accident but looking at the songs played I don't think Bono played guitar on any of them.