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41 minutes ago, Canadanne said:

I saw U2-2 (who used to be Achtung Baby) for the first time at the end of the summer, playing a free gig on Bournemouth beach. Brilliant night - getting to hear Please live was a particular treat! They have the best Fake Edge I've ever seen - I would have thought it was the real thing, if I didn't know he was in Berlin that night.

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I've lost count of how many U2 tribute bands I've seen now. I'll have to try and make a list sometime!

Yes - please do! The mod who encouraged me to start the thread and I wanted a thread just for U2 tribute bands worldwide.

If you can find URLs for them, please include those as well! 

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10 hours ago, Canadanne said:

I saw U2-2 (who used to be Achtung Baby) for the first time at the end of the summer, playing a free gig on Bournemouth beach. Brilliant night - getting to hear Please live was a particular treat! They have the best Fake Edge I've ever seen - I would have thought it was the real thing, if I didn't know he was in Berlin that night.

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I've lost count of how many U2 tribute bands I've seen now. I'll have to try and make a list sometime!

He is a good likeness.

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10 hours ago, Europa_Thomas said:

He is a good likeness.

He sounds and plays just like him too!

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15 hours ago, Europa_Thomas said:

He is a good likeness.

 

5 hours ago, Canadanne said:

He sounds and plays just like him too!

I have to stick up for my Edge too - he was flawless! B)

 

Canadanne, do you have a website for the band you saw?

 

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I have not seen this band personally, but I have heard multiple positive reviews about a band called 2U. They are based in NY as well, and their website is here (although their on-line presence seems to be more on Facebook):

http://www.notu2.com/

 

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On 10/27/2018 at 8:18 PM, dmway said:

Yes - please do! The mod who encouraged me to start the thread and I wanted a thread just for U2 tribute bands worldwide.

If you can find URLs for them, please include those as well! 

Not sure if I'm forgetting any (it feels like I've seen more!), but these are all the gigs I can recall attending in Dorset over the years:

ZU2 at a pub in Bournemouth, July 2003. They used to have a website at http://www.zyworld.com/zu2/ but I believe they split up a few years ago. I'm gutted I only got to see them once - they were awesome but I missed their next gig and I don't think they ever played in my area again!

I did have tickets for a band called U2 2U in September 2003, but the gig was cancelled due to illness and never re-booked. I think it was mentioned that they were based way up in Scotland but I may be misremembering that.

Us4//U2 at a live music venue in Poole, February 2005. They carried on playing gigs there for years but I only went to see them once as I wasn't very impressed. Their website was at http://www.us4.org.uk/ but seems to be gone now - not sure if they're still around.

U2UK at a Bournemouth nightclub in December 2005 and a Wimborne theatre in September 2006. I then saw them again with a new singer at a Christchurch theatre in September 2009. They still seem to be active and have a website at http://www.u2ukshow.com/

U2Baby twice at a live music venue in Poole, April and December 2017 (plus I bumped into the singer and bassist while seeing the real U2 at Twickenham in between, haha). Their website is at http://www.theu2tributeuk.com/

A Sort Of U2 (a local group) at a pub in Branksome, June 2017. They have recently changed their singer from a man to a woman, so they probably sound quite different now! Their website is at http://asortofu2.com/ but it's hopelessly out of date - they mostly post updates on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/asortofu2/

U2 2 (formerly known as Achtung Baby) at Bournemouth Air Festival, September 2018. Their website is at http://www.u2-2.com/

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51 minutes ago, Canadanne said:

Not sure if I'm forgetting any (it feels like I've seen more!), but these are all the gigs I can recall attending in Dorset over the years:

ZU2 at a pub in Bournemouth, July 2003. They used to have a website at http://www.zyworld.com/zu2/ but I believe they split up a few years ago. I'm gutted I only got to see them once - they were awesome but I missed their next gig and I don't think they ever played in my area again!

I did have tickets for a band called U2 2U in September 2003, but the gig was cancelled due to illness and never re-booked. I think it was mentioned that they were based way up in Scotland but I may be misremembering that.

Us4//U2 at a live music venue in Poole, February 2005. They carried on playing gigs there for years but I only went to see them once as I wasn't very impressed. Their website was at http://www.us4.org.uk/ but seems to be gone now - not sure if they're still around.

U2UK at a Bournemouth nightclub in December 2005 and a Wimborne theatre in September 2006. I then saw them again with a new singer at a Christchurch theatre in September 2009. They still seem to be active and have a website at http://www.u2ukshow.com/

U2Baby twice at a live music venue in Poole, April and December 2017 (plus I bumped into the singer and bassist while seeing the real U2 at Twickenham in between, haha). Their website is at http://www.theu2tributeuk.com/

A Sort Of U2 (a local group) at a pub in Branksome, June 2017. They have recently changed their singer from a man to a woman, so they probably sound quite different now! Their website is at http://asortofu2.com/ but it's hopelessly out of date - they mostly post updates on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/asortofu2/

U2 2 (formerly known as Achtung Baby) at Bournemouth Air Festival, September 2018. Their website is at http://www.u2-2.com/

Well, I’ll call on the experience of my old profession and give you the A* you have very richly earned by posting all this information! ? 

Over time, I’m hoping that each country/territory of the world can have its own unique thread for this topic; however, until then, more information like this is what I was hoping would end up here - thank you for your extended research!

I think I’m obligated to give you a MacPhisto as thanks, so here he is in all his glory:

:MacPhisto_05: 

:Europe_for_Macphisto:

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2 hours ago, dmway said:

I think I’m obligated to give you a MacPhisto as thanks, so here he is in all his glory:

:MacPhisto_05: 

:Europe_for_Macphisto:

My favourite kind of reward! :MacPhisto_03:

(I think U2UK were the only one of those tribute bands to have a MacPhisto moment in their show... it was very weird, but nice to see him acknowledged!)

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