Rock Hall to Celebrate U2 40th Anniversary

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced a collaboration with U2 on a two-day celebration of the 40th anniversary of the classic rock giants, who were inducted into the Hall in 2005. #U240Cleveland will take place at the Rock Hall’s home base in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 24-25.

The event, which complements a similar celebration in the band’s hometown of Dublin, Ireland, is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online here. Ticket purchasers of the U240 Celebration Weekend package will receive a commemorative laminate.

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According to the Hall of Fame’s announcement, as part of the admission price fans will have access to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s exhibits, which include U2 memorabilia, a giant ZooTV sign in the lobby and a U2 display in the Legends of Rock exhibit. Also on display are The Edge’s stage outfit worn during U2’s 1997 PopMart tour and his 1988 custom Stratocaster used extensively during the Joshua Tree and Zoo TV tours; Larry Mullen Jr.’s Harley-Davidson jacket worn in the video for “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m looking For”; a custom hat Bono wore in the 1988 Rattle and Hum film; Adam Clayton’s 1997 custom bass he played on the PopMart tour, and more.

Weekend festivities will also include the unveiling of a two-day-only exhibit, “Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2’s Brand Through Fan Tattoos.” Other activities include screenings of U23D, the first-live action 3D concert movie featuring U2 performing their Vertigo tour, and the showing of Classic Albums–U2: The Joshua Tree. Fans can also enjoy U2 music throughout the day, panels, interviews, an exhibit of U2 artist Kelly Eddington’s prints and special presentations with U2 experts discussing the band’s 40-year career and legacy, as well as an in-museum program on “The Rock and Roll Benefit Concert,” spotlighting U2.

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