Calling all fans of one of rock’s greatest bands! Five local musicians have joined forces to bring you some of the best U2 tunes from the Boy (1980) through All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000) era. Byron Neighbors (Interstellar Overdrive, Mercury Trio) on vocals, Lizzy Weiland (Violet and the Undercurrents) on guitar, Stephen Erangey (Finneous Guage, Speeddrill) on bass, Jim Keneipp (Burnin’ Down the House) on keyboards, and Ryan Hobart (Marcella’s Ghost, Tanner Lee Band) on drums.
Initially rooted in post-punk, U2’s musical style has evolved throughout their career, yet has maintained an anthemic quality built on Bono’s expressive vocals and the Edge’s effects-based guitar textures. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal and sociopolitical themes. Bullet the Blue Sky has picked the most meaningful songs of the first 20 years of the band’s career, and will bring them to you with all the bravado and epic energy that U2 is known for!