U2 are streaming four legendary concerts for U2: The Virtual Road

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17 Mar 2021, 15:17

You might have heard Chris Evans and the gang debating about this earlier today on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky, but there's some exciting news about U2. The band referred to their "40 year legacy" and Chris insisted it was longer than that.

A series of four concerts will be broadcast for the first time exclusively on the band’s YouTube channel. You'll have to be quick to watch them, as it's for 48 hours only.

They're calling it U2: The Virtual Road, and it includes concerts from Slane, Red Rocks and Mexico. 

The first concert will broadcast today, and it's

The concert took place on the 1st September 2001. If that's not good enough, Dermot Kennedy will open the show with a solo performance recorded last week outside Los Angeles.

On 25th March it's U2: Live At Red Rocks recorded on 5th June 1983 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, United States on the band’s War Tour. Fontaines D.C. will open the show with a performance recorded in their hometown last year.

No Apri Fools here, the 1st April is Popmart: Live From Mexico City.  It was filmed in December 1997 at the Foro Sol Stadium and Carla Morrison will open for the band, only on YouTube.

10th April is iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris, with Feu! Chatterton on support.

Dan Chalmers, Director of YouTube Music for EMEA said -  Sam Lunn, Head of Campaign Strategy, Island Records said -