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U2 Concerts with Opening Act: Ash

Ash has opened at 9 U2 concerts.

Ash Website

Tim Wheeler (lead vocals, lead guitar, backing vocals), Mark Hamilton (bass, synthesizer), Rick McMurray (drums, percussion, backing vocals)

Ash was formed in Downpatrick, N. Ireland in 1992. With sales of 8 million records under their belt, Ash has often been referred to as “the ultimate singles band.” The year they opened for U2, 2005, also saw Ash headlining their own sold-out tour in Japan.