Irish rock band U2 have been going for decades – Formed in 1979 while members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Millen Jr. were still in High School, the band has gone on to become one of the most popular groups in history, selling over 150 Million albums worldwide. They have won 22 Grammys, are fully inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and feature in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list. The band are truly a force to be reckoned with.
Glastonbury Festival organizer Michael Eavis has been trying to book U2 for the festival since 1979. The band only accepted the offer to play the festival in 2010, only to cancel later after frontman Bono suffered a back injury and required emergency surgery. The offer was extended to 2011 and U2 have finally made it happen.
The band have not played a full set outside of their own tours in over 25 years, and their performance at 2011’s Glastonbury festival marks a return to their festival roots. U2 had an album due for release later this year, but that has now been pushed back to 2012.
Check out a video of the band’s performing “I Will Follow” below: