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U2 Events: 2002

U2 performs at Super Bowl XXXVI February 2, 2002, in New Orleans

After seeing a U2 concert in New York in October, 2001, NFL officials decided U2 was the band they wanted to perform at halftime of Super Bowl XXXVI. The league had been planning a patriotic-theme for the game to pay tribute to and remember the events of September 11th. U2 played "Beautiful Day", then "MLK" which led directly into "Where the Streets Have No Name." The names of the victims of September 11th scrolled heavenward for most of MLK and Streets.

News & Reviews (most recent first) 

February 08, 2002 - Entertainment Weekly - Pro Bono Work
February 07, 2002 - Various media sources - North American Media Comment on U2's Super Bowl Performance
February 07, 2002 - @U2 - Grace on the Gridiron
February 05, 2002 - The Mirror - Bono MVP (That's the Most Valuable Player At the Super Bowl)
February 05, 2002 - Entertainment Weekly - Rock 'n' Jock
February 04, 2002 - JAM Showbiz/Toronto Sun - Super Bono
February 04, 2002 - Hartford Courant - U2: Perfect Fit for the Hurry-Up
February 01, 2002 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - U2 Is Only Half of the Big Show in Sunday's Game
January 31, 2002 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Teams Opening Acts for Halftime
January 31, 2002 - CNNSI.com - Beautiful Day
January 31, 2002 - Los Angeles Times - He Looks for Any Edge in Finding the Real Story
January 30, 2002 - NFL.com - U2 Excited About Super Bowl Performance
January 29, 2002 - PR Newswire - VIPsports Announces Release of Unique Propositions
December 02, 2001 - NFL.com - U2 to Perform Live During E*Trade Super Bowl XXXVI Halftime Show
November 20, 2001 - Las Vegas Sun - U2 to Touch Down at Super Bowl

Pre-Super Bowl News Conference
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Super Bowl Performance 2002 from Media Sources
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