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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23 Nov, 2015

Back home and the opening night of four in Dublin.

23 Nov, 2015

"They couldn't steal the spirit of that city." Heading back to Paris, December 6th & 7th.

19 Nov, 2015

Second night in Belfast, closing with 'Bad' and '40'. (Enough said.)

18 Nov, 2015

'It's great to be back in the heart of Belfast...'

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