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The Claw

U2 plays in front of record crowd at Wembley

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The Claw

U2 broke another record on Friday night when they played in front of 88,000 people at Wembley stadium, breaking the record attendance at the venue, previously held by U.S. rockers The Foo Fighters, by 5,000.

The Claw was out in force as U2 rocked the London night as they set a blazing trail around Europe with their critically-lauded tour.

By the time the "No Line on the Horizon” tour finishes, the band will have played to an estimated 3 million fans.

Just like their show in Dublin, the band highlighted the plight of Burmese political prisoner Burmese Aung San Suu Kyi over the course of the concert.

They also sent a get-well message to their longtime producer Brian Eno, and paid tribute to Joe Strummer, the lead singer of the Clash.

U2 plays their second date at Wembley tonight.

Glasgow is the next stop after that on Tuesday night, followed by Sheffield on Thursday before the European leg of the world tour winds up in Cardiff on Saturday evening.

The band will play their first American gig at a sold-out Soldier's Field in Chicago on September 11, before their tour brings them to in Chicago, Boston, New York, Houston, Washington, Charlottesville, Raleigh, Atlanta, Tampa, Dallas, Houston, Oklahoma, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

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