To celebrate U2's upcoming 40th anniversary we have selected the 40 most amazing U2 shows for you. Based on thousands of show reviews and a mix of performance, recording quality and historic value we guide you through 40 years of unforgettable shows. These are the shows every fan wanted to be at. In this slideshow we highlight the final 10, spanning from 2005 to 2015.
"Numb is the sound of the inside of somebody's head, with a great lyric and performance by Edge. It is a relentless portrait of what he was feeling at the time and what a lot of people were feeling in the wider world about media. He was in that spot but it became a great metaphor for the media overload generation incapable of feeling anything for the pictures you see."
did you know
The album Songs of Innocence used to start with 'This Is Where You Can Reach Me,' which was always supposed to be the first song. U2 then changed this to Raised by Wolves, but ultimately decided to "put the songs first", just like on Joshua Tree.