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U2 Concerts with Opening Act: Amadou & Mariam

Amadou & Mariam has opened at 2 U2 concerts.

Amadou & Mariam Website

Amadou Bagayoko (guitar, vocals) Mariam Doumbia (vocals) Also known as "the blind couple from Mali", Amadou & Mariam met in an Institute for the Young Blind in Mali where they realised they shared a passion for music. They have been performing together since 1974 but only recorded their first album, "Se Te Djon Ye," in 1999. Their most well-known recording is "Celebrate The Day" which was used as the official anthem for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.


Location Concerts
South Africa  
    Cape Town  
          Cape Town Stadium 1
    Johannesburg  
          FNB Stadium 1