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U2 Announces ‘The Virtual Road’ Archival Concert Webcasts [Video]

U2 has joined the archive concert streaming night as the famous Irish rock band will broadcast four concerts given over the years online for the first time, for free.

Announced Monday, the group U2: The virtual route archival concert series to be broadcast exclusively on Youtube will launch this Wednesday (St. Patrick’s Day) with the broadcast of U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle, which highlights the group’s September 1, 2001 concert at the historic Slane Castle estate in Ireland. The webcast will begin with a pre-recorded performance by the Irish singer-songwriter Dermot kennedy.

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The four-part series will continue through the spring months with the group’s performance on June 5, 1983 at Colorado’s Amphitheater of the Red Rocks (March 25); their show on December 3, 1997 in Mexico City Foro Sol Stadium (April 1st); and finally their show of December 7, 2015 in Paris, France (April 10). This last concert, marked as iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Living in Paris, took place less than a month after the coordinated terrorist attacks in the French city on November 13, 2015.

DC fountains will open the Red Rocks webcast, while Carla Morrison open the Mexico City webcast, and Fire ! Chatterton will open the Paris webcast.

“Every gig is memorable for us, but these four in particular… It’s exciting to be on the road again… Embracing all the wonders of the virtual road,” U2 said of their video series from archive concerts. “And especially exciting to be joined by such a brilliant team of fellow travelers at Dermot Kennedy, Fountains DC, Carla Morrison and Feu! Chatterton.

Watch the band trailer U2: The virtual route archive the concert series below.

U2: The virtual route [Trailer]

[Video: U2]

Subscribe to the group’s YouTube channel to see the four upcoming concert webcasts.

[H/T NME]


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