U2 formed in 1976 as an Irish rock band from Dublin. The group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. They are currently on tour with their Experience + Innocence Tour (2018). Read more about the band U2, here.
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The band was founded in the late 1970's, but the first name they were going to use was the "Larry Mullen Band". Larry Mullen actually provided the reason for starting the band as he had posted on his school notice board seeking other musicians to start a band. On Saint Patrick's Day in 1978 the then unkown band won £500 at a talent contest, and studio time to record a demo. In their later career they've won 20 Grammy Awards. In the early 1990's the biggest export good from Ireland, in terms of money, was U2's music. Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton recorded the theme song for Mission Impossible, and the previous year the band's song "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" was used for the movie "Batman Forever".
Watch their video of "Summer of Love":