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2 hours ago, Manohlive said:

I only saw one U2 tribute band and they were awful.  I presumed and assumed that it was not possible for there to be a good tribute band for U2.  Dmway-if you know of one that's going to be in Milwaukee/Chicago, can you please let me know?  I have to keep screen time to a minimum but I'll also try to check for gigs near me.  This is a cool thread.

If I see any going your way, I’ll let you know.

However, these bands seem to be regional in the US. The one I see (Unforgettable Fire) is NYC-based; thus, they play between Boston and Philadelphia/NJ mostly. I’m a bit surprised that there wouldn’t be a good one in the Chicagoland area. Maybe a poster from there would be more in-the-know. 

 

1 hour ago, Canadanne said:

I've seen the full range from awful to amazing and everything in between!

You have seen more U2 tribute bands than I have! I have been very lucky with one excellent one. I’m glad you got to see amazing ones.

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I compiled some upcoming UK gig dates at the end of last year - might as well paste them here as well:

Saturday 2nd February - U2Baby at Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa
Saturday 2nd February - U2 2 at The Witchwood, Ashton-under-Lyne
Sunday 10th February - U2UK at Butlins, Bognor Regis
Saturday 23rd February - U2 2 at The Brook, Southampton
Friday 1st March - U2UK at Eleven, Stoke-on-Trent
Saturday 2nd March - U2Baby at The Globe, Cardiff
Saturday 9th March - U2 2 at Biggin Hill Social & Sports Club, Westerham
Saturday 16th March - U2 2 at The Beaverwood, Chislehurst
Saturday 16th March - U2UK at The Flowerpot, Derby
Saturday 23rd March - U2Baby at The Assembly Rooms, Chichester
Saturday 23rd March - U2 2 at Doncaster Social Club
Friday 29th March - U2 2 at The Longfield Suite, Prestwich
Saturday 30th March - U2UK at The Concorde Club, Eastleigh
Thursday 4th April - U2Baby at The Cavern Club, Liverpool
Saturday 13th April - U2 2 at The Old Courts, Wigan
Thursday 18th April - U2Baby at The Horns, Watford
Saturday 20th April - U2UK at Richmond Holiday Centre, Skegness
Friday 26th April - U2Baby at The Bier Keller, Bracknell
Friday 10th May - U2UK at O'Rileys, Hull
Saturday 18th May - U2Baby at The Woodley Arms, Stockport
Saturday 8th June - U2Baby at The Half Moon, Putney
Saturday 8th June - U2UK at Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek
Saturday 15th June - U2UK at The Beachcomber, Brean
Friday 21st June - U2 2 at The Robin 2, Bilston
Saturday 22nd June - U2Baby at Marlow Rock Bottom
Friday 28th June - U2UK at Real Time Live, Chesterfield
Saturday 29th June - U2 2 at Hawick Town Hall
Saturday 13th July - U2 2 at Party In The Car Park, South Yorkshire
Sunday 28th July - U2Baby at Glastonbarry Tribute Festival, Romilly Park, Barry
Thursday 8th August - U2UK at Castell Roc, Chepstow Castle
Sunday 25th August - U2 2 at The Ultimate Tribute Festival, Colebrook Park, Tunbridge Wells
Friday 20th September - U2Baby at Party In The Park 2, Himley Hall
Thursday 3rd October - U2Baby at The Cavern Club, Liverpool
Saturday 2nd November - U2Baby at The Half Moon, Putney
Saturday 14th December - U2Baby at The Woodley Arms, Stockport

Sadly I won't be seeing any of them... the only one sort of near me is in Southampton and I think even that would be too awkward to get to. :\  More Dorset shows please, Fake U2ers!

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22 minutes ago, Canadanne said:

I compiled some upcoming UK gig dates at the end of last year - might as well paste them here as well:

Saturday 2nd February - U2Baby at Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa
Saturday 2nd February - U2 2 at The Witchwood, Ashton-under-Lyne
Sunday 10th February - U2UK at Butlins, Bognor Regis
Saturday 23rd February - U2 2 at The Brook, Southampton
Friday 1st March - U2UK at Eleven, Stoke-on-Trent
Saturday 2nd March - U2Baby at The Globe, Cardiff
Saturday 9th March - U2 2 at Biggin Hill Social & Sports Club, Westerham
Saturday 16th March - U2 2 at The Beaverwood, Chislehurst
Saturday 16th March - U2UK at The Flowerpot, Derby
Saturday 23rd March - U2Baby at The Assembly Rooms, Chichester
Saturday 23rd March - U2 2 at Doncaster Social Club
Friday 29th March - U2 2 at The Longfield Suite, Prestwich
Saturday 30th March - U2UK at The Concorde Club, Eastleigh
Thursday 4th April - U2Baby at The Cavern Club, Liverpool
Saturday 13th April - U2 2 at The Old Courts, Wigan
Thursday 18th April - U2Baby at The Horns, Watford
Saturday 20th April - U2UK at Richmond Holiday Centre, Skegness
Friday 26th April - U2Baby at The Bier Keller, Bracknell
Friday 10th May - U2UK at O'Rileys, Hull
Saturday 18th May - U2Baby at The Woodley Arms, Stockport
Saturday 8th June - U2Baby at The Half Moon, Putney
Saturday 8th June - U2UK at Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek
Saturday 15th June - U2UK at The Beachcomber, Brean
Friday 21st June - U2 2 at The Robin 2, Bilston
Saturday 22nd June - U2Baby at Marlow Rock Bottom
Friday 28th June - U2UK at Real Time Live, Chesterfield
Saturday 29th June - U2 2 at Hawick Town Hall
Saturday 13th July - U2 2 at Party In The Car Park, South Yorkshire
Sunday 28th July - U2Baby at Glastonbarry Tribute Festival, Romilly Park, Barry
Thursday 8th August - U2UK at Castell Roc, Chepstow Castle
Sunday 25th August - U2 2 at The Ultimate Tribute Festival, Colebrook Park, Tunbridge Wells
Friday 20th September - U2Baby at Party In The Park 2, Himley Hall
Thursday 3rd October - U2Baby at The Cavern Club, Liverpool
Saturday 2nd November - U2Baby at The Half Moon, Putney
Saturday 14th December - U2Baby at The Woodley Arms, Stockport

Sadly I won't be seeing any of them... the only one sort of near me is in Southampton and I think even that would be too awkward to get to. :\  More Dorset shows please, Fake U2ers!

WOW! THAT is an impressive list! The funny thing reading this list is that I have been to many of the towns/venues (e.g., I've been to the venues you listed in Leek and Bilston, and I know where those venues are in Stoke-on-Trent, Derby, and Chesterfield - I would have loved to have seen a U2 tribute when I was still living there; and there's even a show in The Cavern Club in Liverpool! See a U2 show and explore the history of The Beatles at the same time...).

I hope @doctornickriviera sees this list!

 

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Once again, I have concert envy.   Thanks for answering.  I've only seen one U2 tribute band in Milwaukee and it wasn't good so I left after one song.  Perhaps the real band will see this, feel sorry for me and do a gig in my apartment?   (one can dream)   Thanks for answering.  

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Haven't been on these threads for a while! Thought I'd share a picture from the UF2 show in October. Always fun, especially with fellow fan dmway!

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Yes, that was an especially good show at a great venue!

I like how active they have been since the e&i tour has ended - they have played at least four shows in the greater Philadelphia area since then and they are playing a few more here before the end of April.

I hope that trend continues! 😎

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