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Adam remembers: 'The exact point of becoming U2 was a talent competition sponsored by Harp Lager in Limerick on Saint Patrick's Day in March 1978.

There was prize money of £500 and a record deal. We had entered as The Hype and we realized that if we won it, then we would be stuck with The Hype. So we had to change the name before the competition.' (From 'U2 by U2')

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13 Feb, 2018

U2 will play a fourth and final night at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan later this October.

02 Feb, 2018

A second date in Belfast was confirmed today after the four #U2eiTour Dublin shows and the first Belfast show sold out this morning.

02 Feb, 2018

Another show in Paris this September. Tickets next week.

30 Jan, 2018

November 9th &10th, as well as 5th & 6th. Presales underway today.

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