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Man With Golf Club Trespasses At U2 Drummer’s House

An intruder armed with golf club has been taken to custody for allegedly trespassing at Larry Mullen’s house. The trespasser, with the name Gerard O’Neil, a resident of Orchid House in James Street, Dublin, did not appear for the court hearing scheduled to take place on January 7. Consequently, a bench warrant had been issued for his arrest and on January 10, he was brought before the District Court in Dublin, where he was taken to custody.

The 31-year-old trespasser appeared at Cloverhill District Court yesterday, where he was sentenced to 2 weeks of imprisonment by the Judge. He was convicted on October 19th last year, with the charge of intruding on the building’s curtilage at Claremont Lodge, located in Claremont Road, Howth. This was done to instigate fear in the minds of others. The suspected crime is opposing to the Section 13 of Criminal Justice Act. Read more »

The Cranberries – Pretty (video original)

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The Corrs – Vh1 Live In Dublin 2002 [Full Concert]

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U2 reveals its 2015 World Tour

The Irish rock band U2 has announced that it will start its 44-date, 19-city global tour in 2015.

The band will perform in indoor arenas once again after nearly a decade. The World Tour has been titled “Innocence + Experience” and it will commence from May 14 in British Columbia. The tour will play numerous shows in 9 cities across Northern America. The tour will conclude at Madison-Square Garden with 4 concerts on 18th, 19th, 22nd, and 23rd July. The European leg will begin in Turin, Italy on 4th September and conclude with the 2 shows in Paris scheduled to be held in November. The public can purchase the tickets from Monday.

The World Tour will surely test U2’s drawing power. The band launched its debut album in 1980 and it has produced several hits since its inception. U2’s previous tour, titled “360”, acquired 736 million dollars from tickets sales. However, its current album sales have slowed down significantly.

In September, the band was condemned for its contract with Apple for giving away copies of “Songs of Innocence”. The lead singer of U2, Bono, revealed that the promotion was successful as it resulted in 30 million downloads. However, the contract that automatically placed “Songs of Innocence” in iTunes accounts was criticized.

The album was commercially launched in October and in the US, it has sold about 60,000 copies. Information about U2’s forthcoming tour came within 24 hours of the Live Nation announcement. It was declared that Jimmy Iovine (a close associate of U2) had been chosen as a board member of Live Nation. U2’s merchandising and touring rights are currently managed by Live Nation.

The Undertones – You’ve Got My Number (Why Don’t You Use It) (single 1979)

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U2 album bumbles in Billboard chart following free iTunes debut

The controversial free album of U2 on iTunes had a less than leading performance once unveiled for the commercial sale, hitting in at No 9 in its 1st week on Billboard 200 album list. Florida Georgia Line,  the country group, outperformed the popular Irish band by selling 197000 unites of Anything Goes in their 1st week for the top position on the list, compared with U2’s 28000 copies sold, as per sales numbers compiled by the Nielsen SoundScan.
U2’s Songs of Innocence, their thirteenth studio, became the biggest album release in history after it was released for free in the month of September on iTunes by Apple Inc online shop to half a billion users of iTunes.
The Billboard do not count albums sales priced under US$ 3.49 for their weekly album listings. Meanwhile, Bono, U2’s lead singer, apologized last week to users who objected to getting an automatic download of the newest album of the band, after thousands and thousands complained that they did not want the album and that it took up treasured storage space on devices made by Apple.
For the week finished on 19th October, the sales of total album clocked in at 4.4 million copies, down six percent from the comparative week last year, and the year-to-date album sales chalked up at 199.93 million, down fourteen per cent from the same point previous year, said Billboard.

The controversial free album of U2 on iTunes had a less than leading performance once unveiled for the commercial sale, hitting in at No 9 in its 1st week on Billboard 200 album list. Florida Georgia Line,  the country group, outperformed the popular Irish band by selling 197000 unites of Anything Goes in their 1st week for the top position on the list, compared with U2’s 28000 copies sold, as per sales numbers compiled by the Nielsen SoundScan.

U2’s Songs of Innocence, their thirteenth studio, became the biggest album release in history after it was released for free in the month of September on iTunes by Apple Inc online shop to half a billion users of iTunes.

The Billboard do not count albums sales priced under US$ 3.49 for their weekly album listings. Meanwhile, Bono, U2’s lead singer, apologized last week to users who objected to getting an automatic download of the newest album of the band, after thousands and thousands complained that they did not want the album and that it took up treasured storage space on devices made by Apple.

For the week finished on 19th October, the sales of total album clocked in at 4.4 million copies, down six percent from the comparative week last year, and the year-to-date album sales chalked up at 199.93 million, down fourteen per cent from the same point previous year, said Billboard.

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