Multi-format anniversary edition releases including 51-track Super Deluxe Box.
Bono's fan letters to The Beatles, Patti Smith, Kanye West and more
The complete show on limited edition DVD.
Stellar line up of guests in Episode 1 of highlights from the band’s radio channel. Listen Now.

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31 January, 1983
In spite of itself War is another example of rock music's impotence and decay...
31 January, 1983
'Complementing U2's lyrical growth is a newly developed dark sense of humour, which the band uses to striking effect throughout ...
31 March, 1982
A Celebration goes to No 47 in the UK charts
31 October, 1981
U2's contribution to the progress of rock is that they've divorced guitar heroics from the idea of a dazzling guitar hero.
30 September, 1981
October is a musical and spiritual growth for U-2, a passionate and moving LP for me.
30 September, 1981
U2 will endure. October hits that home magnificently. It's just how they will endure that'll trouble us come U2 '3' or '4'.
30 September, 1981
U2, I guess, will continue to "move" in live performance, just like James Brown. But they will only move on the lightest surface.
30 September, 1981
'Needs time to work its way into your heart...'

'It's not a fashionable record either, because it needs time to work ...
28 February, 1981
Boy released in US and reaches No 63 in the chart
31 October, 1980
Boy released in Ireland and UK. Peaks at No 52 in the British charts
25 October, 1980
As is common with most debut LPs these days, 'Boy' is a compilation of life-time best. (Hopefully a beginning. U2 have a long way to grow.)
10 October, 1980
I wouldn't worry about U-2 selling out because I know they will
04 October, 1980
U2 take us over the top
30 September, 1980
The sheer exuberance that redeems these 11 songs is admirably fresh...
Boo Browning in The Washington Post
30 September, 1980
With a deep, rich production U2 makes music which is hypnotic in its swirling images and textures...
27 July, 1980
Play to 15,000 at first open-air festival in Ireland with The Police and Squeeze
29 February, 1980
U2 sign major international recording deal with Island Records.
01 December, 1979
U2 play to nine people at the Hope and Anchor, Islington
12 May, 1979
'The Dandelion was where we really hit our stride.'
12 May, 1979
'The Dandelion was where we really hit our stride.'
17 February, 1979
Playing The Dark Space Festival, directed by Jim Sheridan
17 February, 1979
Playing The Dark Space Festival, directed by Jim Sheridan.
09 September, 1978
Supporting The Stranglers (and a spot of bother)