In 2009, it was officially announced that U2 would be appearing on the soundtrack for the next James Bond film - Quantum Of Solace. In the film, they will perform a cover of the song Stay The Same from their 1990 album Achtung Baby.
In 2007, there were reports that U2 would be a part of the soundtrack for the James Bond film No Country for Old Men. In 2008, however, it was confirmed that the songs U2 performed in the film would be released on an album on the soundtrack.
U2 held a special concert in Dublin on the 20th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King. The artists won with the song No Line on the Horizon which became the theme song of the Football World Cup of 2010.
U2 is the first band whose all members are born in Ireland and the United States. The members of the group are:
Paul Hewson, born 12.05.1961 in Dublin
Adam Clayton, born 01.07.1964 in Dublin
Larry Mullen Jr., born 14.10.1966 in New York
The Edge, born 19.11.1964 in Belfast
After the worldwide success of Vertigo, U2 decided to make a two-disc album, which was released in 2007. The first part is titled The Unforgettable Fire, presenting the most lyrical songs by the artists. The second part is titled No Line On The Horizon, presenting the most energetic tunes of U2. Having recorded the latter, the group gave a concert at the O2 Arena in London and released the video Shoot To Thrill in 2008. The O2 show was broadcast around the world via the web, but the video was a huge success. In 2009, U2 made a special concert tour. Its main cities were Belfast, Limerick and the Glasgow. In 2010, the band released their new video single Beautiful Day Out Of Time and their album U2's The Best Of. This album is based on the best hits of the group and has the fans again. In 2011, U2 released their ninth studio album Songs Of Innocence. It was a controversial work - it has been declared blasphemous and offensive by some critics and fans. 827ec27edc