There are a couple of bands that Tributosaurus fans can not believe we have never become. When those bands come up, perhaps in post-show conversation, it usually goes like this: “How on earth have you guys been doing this for 17 years, and not done a night of _______? What is wrong with you?!”
Well in March, we erase a band from that very short list, as for the first time ever Tributosaurus becomes U2. Man, we’re excited. Their catalog is massive, the hits are innumerable, and the meaningful deep cuts are incredibly plentiful.
Raise your hand if you realized they formed in 1976. 1976! “BOY” came out 4 years later, and “I Will Follow” was eventually played by every high school rock band in America. It was the 5th album, “THE JOSHUA TREE,” that made them the biggest band in the world in 1987. The brilliant “ACHTUNG BABY” heralded a much needed reinvention in 1991, and somehow in the 2000’s U2 would still rank in the upper echelons of mainstream pop.
All along, they have stayed together. 4 guys, who met when a 14 year old drummer put a flyer on his Dublin school’s notice board seeking musicians for a new band. Their perseverance alone is remarkable.
Thankfully, so is much of the music. Can’t wait to see Curt and the guitarmada attack the electronic ingenuity of The Edge. Maybe our drummer Dan would dye his hair blonde and spike it if we ask nicely. Jon Paul is going to date all of the supermodels. And we’ll all channel Bono’s flippant, sociopolitical, eternal cool.
You know that one anthemic U2 song that perfectly encapsulates a transcendent moment from your adolescence? God I hope we play that one for you. There are probably several that come to mind. We’ve picked the set list with extreme care, hitting multiple eras while making sure to dwell on the best albums.
Come to Martyrs on March 6th or Wire on March 8th. Toast to, dance with, and listen in praise of U2.
Tributosaurus Becomes U2
Wednesday, March 6 at Martyrs' - 7PM Show
3855 N. Lincoln Ave - Chicago - 60613
Tix Available at: Martyrslive.com
Friday, March 8 at Wire - 9PM Show
6815 W. Roosevelt Rd - Berwyn, IL - 60402
Tix Available at: WireIsMusic.com