@U2 was proud to partner with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
to present #U240Cleveland,
a two-day event celebrating U2's 40th anniversary. It took place
September 24-25 with a variety of events both on-site at the
Rock Hall, and off-site in downtown Cleveland.
Our special guest for the weekend was Irish
radio legend Dave Fanning, who gave a young U2 the band's very first
radio airplay on RTE Radio 2 in 1979. Fanning took part in three
Q&A sessions over the weekend,
including our first @U2 podcast recording in front of a live audience.
During Sunday's final panel, Fanning interviewed Adam Clayton, who made
a surprise appearance via Skype from the band's hotel in Los Angeles.
In addition to Fanning's appearance, @U2 and the Rock Hall
hosted two panels discussing U2's history of
social activism and benefit concerts. Attendees were also treated to
screenings of U2 3D, the
band's 2008 3D concert
film from the Vertigo tour, and Classic
Albums - U2: The Joshua Tree, a documentary about the making of
that album featuring interviews with the band and production team.
Other special exhibits included Beth Nabi and Chris LeClere
presenting material from the U2
Tattoo Project, and @U2's Kelly Eddington presenting some of the U2
artwork she's created for our Achtoon
Baby series over the
past 14 years. Rock Hall attendees also received a special commemorative laminate and had the
chance to sign a giant anniversary card for U2. On Saturday night, @U2
hosted a special, rare screening of Rattle
at Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland.
@U2's Ross Perry put together this video recap of #U240Cleveland --
enjoy it, and then scroll below for additional videos, photos and more.