U2 announce YouTube concert series The Virtual Road
Irish band, U2 has announced that four concerts will broadcast on YouTube starting off with their 2001 live from Slane Castle which will broadcast on St. Patrick’s Day.
From St. Patricks Day, fans of U2 will be able to relive concerts from Slane Castle, Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Foro Sol Stadium, and Paris on the band’s YouTube channel. The concerts will be available for 48 hours from the scheduled dates.
“Every show is memorable for us but these four particularly so… It’s exciting to be on the road again… Embracing all the wonder of the virtual road… And especially exciting to be joined by such a brilliant line-up of fellow travellers in Dermot Kennedy, Fontaines D.C., Carla Morrison, and Feu! Chatterton.” the band said in a statement.
Dan Chalmers, Director of YouTube Music for EMEA said: “It’s fantastic that YouTube is partnering with U2 for this exclusive broadcast. The four concerts featured in The Virtual Road are the most memorable and iconic in the band’s history, and indeed rock history at large. As one of the world’s best-selling music artists, U2 have been at the top of the global rock scene for the past four decades. When they perform, the world takes notice – their performances are always a landmark moment for music lovers around the world. We’re proud to be providing the platform for an artist that has come to embody the definitive live music experience.”
The full schedule for the virtual concerts are as follows:
U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle Ireland 2001
w/ Dermot Kennedy
U2 Live at Red Rocks, Denver, Colorado, USA 1983
w/ Fontaines D.C
Popmart: Live from Mexico City, Mexico 1997.
w/ Carla Morrison
iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris, France 2015
w/ Feu! Chatterton