Lawson compare themselves to U2

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 October 2012


Lawson like to compare themselves to U2 because they are a "real band" who play their own instruments but make pop music

Lawson like to compare themselves to U2 because they are a "real band."

The 'While She Was Mine' hitmakers play their own instruments and write their own songs, so they feel calling them a boy band is unfair.

When asked who they compare themselves to, the band's Joel Peat exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "U2. They're a proper playing band playing pop music. Even though they're rocking out and stuff, it's still pop music at the end of the day."

Lawson - which also includes Adam Pitts, Andy Brown and Ryan Fletcher - have supported a variety of acts including Will Young and Bruce Springsteen, and are now confident in their ability to rock a crowd.

Adam said: "We're a band. We can rock out even though we play quite poppy music, but when we do a live show, it's a rock show."

Lawson were originally called The Grove, but changed their name in honour of Doctor Lawson, the man treated Andy, 25, after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was just 19 years old.

Andy confessed he still suffers as a result, adding: "I'm deaf in one ear. The only really worry is that I really have to protect my good ear 'cause if I damage that then I'll be deaf by the time I'm 40."


The legendary Irish rock group – comprised of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr – perform a number of shows as part of the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour.

Manchester Arena

Fri 19 Oct

£35–£190 / 0844 847 8000

Sat 20 Oct

£35–£190 / 0844 847 8000

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Tue 23 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Wed 24 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

The SSE Arena, Belfast

Sat 27 Oct

£38–£185 / 028 9073 9074

Sun 28 Oct

£38–£185 / 028 9073 9074

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