A complete illustrated history of one of the world’s most influential and legendary rock band, U2: Revolution is lushly illustrated with over 200 photos, two foldout timelines, and fresh interviews by rock journalist Mat Snow. Starting with their roots in Dublin in the late 1970s, where the four teenaged friends first performed and signed with Island Records, Snow follows the band through its debut album Boy, their chart-topping albums of the 1980s, their record-breaking tours and global activism of the 1990s, and their reflective reconnection with core fans in the 21st century. With a new album and tour coming soon, U2: Revolution is poised to become the definitive work on a band that has stayed true to its beliefs and passions, through meteoric success, public controversy, and an astounding forty-year working relationship.
“Revolution” is a word that should be used with U2 more often. Throughout their career, they have changed the game, as moral and political evangelists in the ’80s, pop-cultural critics in the ’90s… ever since their 1983 breakthrough, they’ve never shirked a risk or gamble that upturned the conventions of the day” – Mat Snow
About The Author
MAT SNOW is a London-born journalist and the award-winning former editor of the world-renowned Mojo magazine. He has interviewed the Rolling Stones, the Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Kinks, half the Beatles, and many more. He lives in London with a daughter named after a Kinks song and a dog named after Dolly Parton.