VH1 Special U2: Elevation Live 2001

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11.19.01 - VH1.com

VH1 Concert Event Immediately Preceded By "U2: Legends" At 7:30 P.M. And Special Concert Pre-Show At 8:30 P.M.

NEW YORK, NY, November 15, 2001 - Viewers will get front-row tickets when VH1 presents "U2: Elevation Live 2001," premiering on Friday, November 23 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). "U2: Elevation Live 2001" captures the band live on stage at the Fleet Center in Boston this summer, one of 101 sold-out tour dates on their current "U2 Elevation Tour 2001" of North America and Europe, which was hailed by David Browne at Entertainment Weekly as "a staggering confirmation that this is rock's greatest arena band, ever."

The 90-minute VH1 special "U2: Elevation Live 2001" features Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry performing a mix of their hits as well as songs from their latest album, "All That You Can't Leave Behind," including "Beautiful Day," "Stuck in a Moment," "Kite," "I'm Not Comin' Down," "New York," "I Will Follow," "Desire," "Wide Awake," "Where The Streets Have No Name" and "With or Without You" and "Walk On."

Highlighting VH1's Thanksgiving "Stuffed" Weekend, "U2: Elevation Live 2001" will be immediately preceded by "U2: Legends" at 7:30 p.m., and a special half-hour U2 concert pre-show beginning at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

The band's first tour since the highly successful "PopMart" (the top-grossing tour of 1997), and their first arena tour since 1992, "U2 Elevation Tour 2001" kicked off on March 24 in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale and has continued with more than 101 sold-out dates in North America and Europe. The tour began its second North American leg in Notre Dame, IN, on October 10, and winds up in Miami on December 2.

Released on October 31, 2000, "All That You Can't Leave Behind" debuted at #1 on the charts in 32 countries and has since sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. The song "Beautiful Day" received three Grammy Awards, including "Song of the Year," "Record of the Year" and "Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group." In addition, U2 is tied with Dave Matthews Band for the most nominations at the upcoming "My VH1 Music Awards '01," airing live on December 2 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on VH1. U2 is up for "My Favorite Group," "Hottest Live Show" and "Coolest Fan Website," and music fans can log on to VH1.com to vote for the winners right up until the moment before each category is announced.

U2 fans can also go to http://www.vh1.com/fanclubs/main/1022.jhtml to check out the U2 Fan Club to find out the latest news on the band, the best U2 web links, hear audio clips, see video clips, CD reviews, message boards, cool photos and much more.

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