Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

U2 Pops into U.S. Living Rooms

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

U2 Pops into U.S. Living Rooms

Article excerpt

The group U2 is set to emerge this month both on television and live venues.

On Saturday at 9 p.m., ABC-TV (Channel 8 here) airs "U2: A Year In Pop," an hour-long special about the Irish band that will include performances as well as behind-the-scenes looks at the group's recording of their latest album, "Pop."

"We've never really had cameras in the studio during the recording process before this show," said longtime manager Paul McGuiness. "You'll see video shoots, music and production rehearsals and new interviews with the band. You'll see four guys who've been together almost 20 years, interacting, and indeed, disagreeing." U2 is in Las Vegas already, rehearsing and doing final touches for next week's opening night of the Popmart tour. According to Vegas police, reports of UFO sightings in the area have gone up and were finally traced back to the band's 18 high-intensity spotlights that shoot more than two miles into the air. The "Popmart" tour, which begins skipping around stadiums starting this weekend in Las Vegas, is yet another huge undertaking for U2. …

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