Concert is U2's First at Ireland's Slane Castle in 20 Years|
Posted on Tuesday, November 19 @ 00:51:10 UTC by Macphisto
U2'S BEAUTIFUL DAY, a new entertainment special starring multiple Grammy Award-winners U2, filmed at the famed Slane Castle in Ireland, will be broadcast Friday, Nov. 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Twenty years after they first performed there and 18 years after recording their album, "The Unforgettable Fire" in the ballroom, the band returns to Slane Castle for the first time.
After touring the world twice on the "Elevation" tour and selling out all of the 113 arena dates, U2 wanted to play their final concert at home in Ireland. U2 performs some of their greatest hits including "Elevation," "Where the Streets Have No Name," "Pride (In the Name of Love)," "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "One" in a concert that sold out in less than one hour.
In addition to their performance, the special includes a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most successful bands on today's music scene with candid, backstage footage.
Often called "the rock band with a conscience," U2 has earned a reputation for combining an original sound with honest lyrics and a challenging social message, supporting organizations such as Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Live Aid and HIV/AIDS relief for Africa. U2 has sold more than 115 million albums since their formation almost 25 years ago. Named "Band of the Year" by Rolling Stone (twice, 1983 and 2000) and Spin Magazine (2000) as well as "Rock's Hottest Ticket," by Time Magazine (1985), U2 have cemented their reputation among the greatest rock acts in history.
In addition, U2 has been awarded 14 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year ("The Joshua Tree" 1987), Best Rock Album ("All That You Can't Leave Behind" 2001) and Song of the Year ("Beautiful Day" 2000).
U2'S BEAUTIFUL DAY was produced by reamchaser Productions. Paul McGuinness is the executive producer; Ned O'Hanlon is the producer; Hamish Hamilton is the live show director and Maurice Linnane is the program director of U2'S BEAUTIFUL DAY.