U2 to perform at MTV EMAs

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 November 2014

U2 at Golden Globes

U2 have been confirmed as an additional act to perform at the MTV EMAs in Glasgow on Sunday alongside Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran

U2 will perform at the MTV European Music Awards on Sunday (09.11.14).

The iconic rock band have joined the line-up to perform at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, following the release of their thirteenth studio album 'Songs of Innocence' in September.

The ceremony will be hosted by 'Superbass' singer Nicki Minaj, and will also feature performances from Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran, and Charli XCX amongst others.

'The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)' singers first performed at the annual event in 1997 when it was held in Rotterdam, but have since featured in two further ceremonies, singing their hit single 'Beautiful Day' in Stockholm in 2000, and most recently playing 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' with Jay Z at 2009's Berlin event.

The ceremony - which awards fan-voted prizes to the biggest names in music - has already announced that Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne will be honoured for his contribution to music at the event, picking up the Global Icon Award.

U2 - comprised of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. - were criticised earlier this year when they made their record available for free through all Apple devices, and the frontman has since apologised for their quirky method of releasing the album.

Responding to comments from Facebook users, he said: " Oops ... I'm sorry about that. I had this beautiful idea. Might have gotten carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that thing."


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.

3Arena, Dublin

Mon 5 Nov


Tue 6 Nov


Fri 9 Nov


Sat 10 Nov


Manchester Arena

Sat 20 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 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

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