Fordham Notes: Press Clippings on U2 at Rose Hill

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Press Clippings on U2 at Rose Hill

A representative sample of clips on U2's Good Morning America show at Rose Hill on Friday, March 6. Feel free to share these widely.

U2's 360 Degree Tour coming to Giants Stadium
Star-Ledger 9/3
Bono, right, and The Edge of U2 at Fordham University in the Bronx on Friday. The performance was broadcast on television's "Good Morning America."

One-on-One With U2
Reporter and Admitted Fan Hangs With the Band 8/3
Reporter’s Notebook by Kate Snow

U2: 'We've Always Tried to Surprise Ourselves' 6/3
A short time after U2's big blowout performance on "Good Morning America" this morning, lead singer Bono and bassist Adam Clayton found themselves sitting in an echo-filled stairwell in Keating Hall on the Fordham University campus shooting the breeze about their latest album and what it's like to make music together for 30-odd years.

U2 Anticipation Builds
ABC Good Morning America 6/3
Students at Fordham University pack campus for surprise performance
Multiple stories on this topic

U2 rocks Fordham's campus
Thousands of screaming U2 fans enjoyed the performance of a lifetime this morning at Fordham University.

U2 Talk About Fordham University Gig
On Friday (March 6), U2 rocked a crowd of college kids on the campus of New York's Fordham University — which is exactly the demographic that the iconic rockers want to expose to their new album, No Line on the Horizon.

U2 Sneaks Into Fordham, and So Do Fans
City Room Blog, New York Times 7/3
“Biggest band in the world is playing the Bronx, a block from my apartment, and I can’t get in,” said Chris McCluskey, a truck driver who lives near Fordham University, where the band U2 played on Friday morning.

U2 rocks out at Fordham University campus in New York City
New York Daily News 6/3
Legendary rock band U2 took the Fordham University campus by storm Friday, playing a heart-stomping private concert before a sea of delirious fans.

U2 rocks out at Fordham
New York Post 6/3
Students treated to free show

Celebrity Photos: Fergie, ‘American Idol’ finalists, U2, Pamela Anderson and more
A + E Interactive [San Jose Mercury News blog] 6/3
U2 makes an appearance on “Good Morning America” at Fordham University Friday in the Bronx Borough of New York City. The band is promoting their newly released twelfth studio album “No Line on the Horizon.”

U2 Brings Spiritual Vertigo to Fordham
In All Things [America magazine blog] 6/3
People began gathering for breakfast at 5:00 this morning, though one of my students told me that some undergraduates were on site in rock vigil all night long.

U2 Rock Fordham University: On the Ground at the “Secret” Set
Rolling Stone: Rock and Roll Daily 6/3
“I joined a rock & roll band so I could get out of going to college,” Bono told students at New York’s Fordham University at 8 a.m. this morning, during a somewhat-secret six-song U2 set at the school’s picturesque Bronx campus that was aired on Good Morning America.

The Guys from U2 Go to College
People 6/3
"We started a rock band to avoid college, now look where we ended up," the U2 lead singer joked to a roaring crowd of students, faculty and alumni early Friday morning at Fordham University.

U2 played Good Morning America at Fordham University - pics & setlist
Brooklyn Vegan 6/3
The mystery (was it a mystery?) of where U2 were going to play for Good Morning America today, and how they were going to get from the TV show taping to Fordham University with enough time to play both shows in one morning, has been solved. They were the same show!

U2 Tour: U2 “Kiss The Future Tour” Kicks Off June 30
Photo on steps of Keating Hall

U2 Fordham University 3/6/09 GMA Good Morning America
Performs new songs

WFUV photos

Fordham Gets A Big Kiss 6/3
When I was in college, we got Hootie and The Blowfish. The students at Fordham University this year got a little bit luckier. They got a free show by a little combo from the north side of Dublin televised live on Good Morning America.

U2 wakes up Fordham University
Consequences of Sound 6/3
In reality, U2’s appearance at Fordham University early Friday Morning was nothing more than the band’s latest marketing ploy.

U2 Spends "A Beautiful Day" at Fordham
Campus Chatter [ABC News blog] 6/3
On Campus reporter Lauren Gilger blogs:
I was awakened by a group of girls chanting “Bono, Bono” outside my window at about 5 a.m. Friday. “Good Morning America” gave Fordham University students a reason to wake up early today by bringing U2 to our campus.

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