So, notwithstanding the fact that U2 are my very favorite band, they are doing something very cool this upcoming week.
According to their own website:
“As a prelude to the Fall of The Wall celebrations in Berlin, the band will be performing in front of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate next Thursday, November 5, as part of the 16th MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA’s).
‘It’ll be an exciting spot to be in, 20 years almost to the day since the wall came down.’ said Paul McGuinness, U2’s manager. ‘Should be fun.'”
Apparently, if you’re in Europe (you lucky, lucky folks) you can get free tickets to the MTV Europe music awards.
Also according to their website:
“Tickets will be free of charge and available by registering on U2.com from 0900 (CET) WEDNESDAY MORNING, 28 October 2009.
Click here to read more and register for tickets.
Tickets, which will take the form of a bar-coded e-ticket, wall, stay faraway so close, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be restricted to a maximum of 2 per applicant. Access to the performance will be strictly via one advance, scanned e-ticket per person. Tickets will not be available on the night. ”
And for your enjoyment (and mine), here’s a video of U2 preforming one my arguably favorite songs of theirs live in Boston; if I remember correctly this was from one of the shows I went to.
And, if you want to catch the webcast rebroadcast of their show live from the Passedena Rosebowl, check out: