@U2 was created on October 23, 1995 and went through several names and
designs in its infancy until the current name was chosen in mid- to late-1996.
The site moved to its own domain, www.atu2.com, in early September,
@U2 is NOT the band's official web site. Please do not email us trying
to contact a band member, or trying to obtain press and/or fan club material.
This site is not produced by, nor affiliated with, any or all members
of U2 and/or its management. This site is produced
by U2 fans for U2 fans.
@U2 would like to thank the many people who have made a contribution
along the way, and have helped this site become what it is today. The
list of names is too long to mention here; we hope these people know who
they are. We'd especially like to thank the great variety
of writers, reporters, and news organizations around the globe who have
allowed us to collect their articles and material on this site for the
educational and archival benefit of U2's audience. When you are done visiting
our web site, please visit the web sites of these news organizations and
support their advertisers when appropriate.
Frequently Asked Questions about @U2
Is this your main job? Do you run this site for a living?
No. Everyone on staff "works" for @U2 as a volunteer/hobbyist. We make
no money, and often lose money due to the costs involves in covering
U2-related appearances and events.
Where are you based?We have staff located all over the world. The closest thing we have
to a headquarters is the Pacific Northwest of the USA. Our founder is
based in Tri-Cities, Wash., and we have several staffers in Seattle,
Portland and surrounding areas.
Does U2 give you free albums and concert tickets?
No. We're "normal" fans just like anyone else, and we have to buy
albums and concert tickets the same way that every other U2 fan does.
You didn't list directions to Bono's house in your Guide
to U2's Dublin. Can you tell me where he lives?
I'd like to contribute to @U2. Are you accepting new
staff members? How can I help?
We have a wonderful and stable group of staffers, and we don't regularly
add new people to the staff. When we do, however, we make a big deal out
of it - you'll see "Help Wanted" signs on our home page and
detailed instructions on how to apply for
work fun here.
In the meantime, if you enjoy @U2 and wish to help out or contribute
in some way, we would gladly accept your patronage via PayPal.
All PayPal contributions are used specifically for offsetting the costs
involved in bringing you the U2-related news coverage we do on this web
site. Contributions are used to help our staffers pay expenses when they
travel to report from events such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction
ceremony or Bono's awards and appearances; or to pay the costs of long-distance
calls when we interview people like Willie Williams, Ned O'Hanlon, and
Thank you for your patronage and support of @U2.
@U2 Has Appeared In/On...
- ABC News Radio, November 13, 2015 (calling us "always credible")
- Herald Scotland, November 2, 2015
- WXRT radio, July 31, 2015
- Breitbart.com, July 31, 2015
- NME.com, July 31, 2015
- the Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2015
- RTE, July 30, 2015
- RollingStone.com, July 30, 2015
- Planet Rock radio (UK)
- the Wall
Street Journal newspaper
- the New
York Times newspaper
- Newsarama.com, in a story
about our Spider-Man preview coverage
- Soundspike.com, also in a Spider-Man preview story
- WUNC radio, October 2, 2009
- RTE Radio's Morning Ireland show, July 24, 2009
- PARADE magazine
- U2 - A Diary, a book published
in November 2008
- Entertainment Weekly magazine
- Rolling Stone magazine
- Beat 102-103 FM, Ireland
- KLOS-FM, Los Angeles
- The Star (Ireland)
- The Sunday People
- the Los Angeles Times newspaper
- the Minneapolis Star-Tribune newspaper
- New York's NY1 news station
- E! Online, crediting us for a quote from Bill Flanagan about the new
- dozens of international news outlets, summer 2004, when we uncovered
possible names for the new U2 album
- WBWC's U2 radio marathon, multiple times since 2002
- the Tri-City Herald newspaper,
June 6, 2003
- TechTV's Audiofile program in June, 2001, which focused on
U2's Elevation Tour and also featured U2 web sites in its TV program
and online version of the show
- the Toronto Star newspaper, May 24, 2001 when they used one
of our photos with an article about the Elevation tour
- the Chicago Daily Herald, May 11, 2001 in an article
about the Elevation Tour
- USA Today, February 1, 2001 in an article
about the Elevation Tour
- crowdsafe.com, January and
- MTV India, October, 2000
- Dotmusic.com, where we supplied the U2 biography they used for many
- Australia's Triple M FM radio
station, October 1, 2000
- the Dutch magazine Panorama,
May 10, 2000 issue
- a French book titled Rock from A to Z, in the chapter devoted
- MCM's documentary "L'Integrale U2", March 23, 2000 (MCM is the French
equivalent of MTV)
- the book A Grand Madness: Ten Years on the Road With U2
- Ireland's Hot Press magazine (August 20, 1997 and September
3, 1997 issues)
- Rolling Stone magazine German edition, February 1997
- Australia's Triple J radio
"J-Files" program (March 20 and April 27, 1997, and February 19,