Even better than the real thing
Until the end of the world
New years day
Sunday Bloody Sunday
I Will Follow
Out of Control
Still haven't found what I am looking for
With or Without you
Where the streets have no name Mysterious ways
And every U2 song in their back catalog of over 14 albums
U2 2 are the only tribute to have performed alongside U2 at the same football stadiums.
U2 2 are now in their 24th year. They have performed over 1250 concerts, from theatre to festival and have travelled over three continents to do so. Actually a 'look-a-like / sound-a-like' band in the same vein as The Bootleg Beatles. From Inverness to Monaco, from Chicago to Bahrain, the band have been thrilling U2 fans all around the world. In 1997 they performed alongside U2 at Feyenoord Stadium and during the last two decades, they have often been mistaken for the real thing. The real-deal with past clients such as, BBC1, ITV1, RTE, SKY, Blackberry, Pernod-Ricard, Mencap and the 2012 Olympics.
From 1993 onwards, the band played to sell-out crowds across Britain, Ireland and Europe. Holding the award for successive sell-out shows at The Limelight in Crewe, the lads were also featured on both national TV and radio. U2 fan clubs often booked the band to perform at their conventions, with foreign tours seeing the lads travelling around in stretch limo's. Local shows included Sheffield Arena and Don Valley Stadium, the same venue U2 would perform at thirteen years later. Shows across in Ireland included a near riot in Sligo and a show alongside Aslan at Dublin's Point Depot. The lads also gigged alongside The Lightning Seeds and Samantha Mumba.
U2 2 bump into U2 and Gavin Friday
In 1997, as guests of The Zooropean fanclub, the band performed at Feyenoord Stadium on the first day of U2's European POP tour. Spending two days watching U2's crew assemble the giant Pop Mart stage, they bumped into U2, Gavin Friday and were even mistaken for the real thing by Dutch security. After being led into U2's own backstage area, the lads resisted the temptation of breaking into U2's drinks rider. They also posed for pictures on the bonnet of the Trabant car used on the Achtung Baby sleeve. Follow up tours of Europe followed with one show being performed high in the hills of southern Portugal. The band totally blacked-out the village during sound-check, but that night's show saw them performing to around 10,000 people. With Wayne Taylor on vocals, the band recorded new versions of Electric Co and Hold Me, Thrill Me. These tracks were released as a CD single. In 1998 the band were once again joined on vocals by Andy Bagnall who had previously been featured on ITV's Stars in their Eyes. The band go on to win the award of 'Best sound-a-like' act on BBC1's Battle of The Tributes.
Something U2 had done back in 1982
In 2008, the band play to more people at Rotherham's Blues Cafe than Doctor Feelgood, Nine Below Zero and Simon Kirk of Free. A show at enormous Magna Centre in their home town sees the lads play to over 3500 people and the band once again travel to Ireland. The Montenotte Hotel in Cork allows the band to take pictures on top of the roof, something U2 had done back in 1982. The following year in Sheffield saw U2's visit to Don Valley Stadium. U2 2 were booked to play over the road at Meadowhall which saw hundreds of shoppers lining up for pictures and autographs. Blackberry, sponsors of the 360 tour, hired the band as look-a-likes to promote their latest Curve mobile. Back home, the lads helped launch Doncaster radio station, Sine FM.