Bono and the lads have been rocking for more than 40 years
U2 is arguably the most popular band in the world. The band, whose members call Dublin home, have been rocking together since the 1970s, putting out hit album after hit album, and selling out tour after tour.
With 16 albums to choose from, it's not an easy decision, but we want to know which album you think is U2's very best!
Let us know in our IC Readers Poll below, but get to know a little bit more about U2 first.
Who is in U2?
When was U2 formed?
In 1976, 14-year-old Larry Mullen, Jr posted a message on his school’s notice board that he was starting a band and needed musicians. A few Irish lads showed up to try out including Paul Hewson, David Evans and his older brother Dik Evans, Adam Clayton, Ivan McCormick, and Peter Martin.
Mullen, Jr. later told author Neil McCormick for his 2006 book ‘U2 by U2’: "[It was] 'The Larry Mullen Band' for about ten minutes, then Bono walked in and blew any chance I had of being in charge."
What was U2’s first album?
‘Boy’ was U2’s first album, which they released in 1980.
How many albums does U2 have?
U2 has released 16 albums, or 15 albums and one EP. Their first album, ‘Boy,’ was released in 1980, and their latest album ‘Songs of Experience,’ was released in 2017.
How many awards has U2 won?
U2 has won more Grammys than any other band with 22. U2 has also won 15 Meteor Music Awards, 11 Q Awards, 7 Brit Awards, and 6 MTV Video Music Awards. In 2005, the Irish rockers were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
How many tours has U2 done?
U2 has run 18 tours over the span of their career. Their first tour, ‘U2-3 Tour,’ began in 1979 and only had one leg with eleven shows. Their latest tour, ‘Experience + Innocence Tour,’ had two legs and 57 shows. (U2 has recently announced that they will run ‘The Joshua Tree Tour’ in 2019 in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.)