Without reservation, U2 is one of the finest live bands on the planet. They consistently push the audio/visual production envelop and pride themselves on setting trends--both in expanding sound design in their music and in their curation of live experiences. LARRY MULLEN, JR.--the founder of the band-- is a principle architect of this band of brothers from Dublin, Ireland. Larry's bombastic, military-style-laced rhythms & cadences supply the backbone for anthems and battle cries that transcend stadiums and arenas.
For almost 40 years, all with their original lineup intact, U2 has embraced the DIY, punk mentality and has consistently delivered on their mission to "provide three chords and the truth." As the band has grown, explored foreign terrain and broke new ground, Larry has provided stability by juxtaposing traditional, organic percussion against an emerging landscape of experimental electronic effects and richly orchestrated sonic landscapes.
More than anything, each U2 performance is a unique ethos-laced communal gathering. Larry Mullen, Jr. shares his platform to educate others on humanitarian activism and human rights awareness. People have the power, indeed! You gotta hand it to a band that wears their hearts on their sleeves & leads with their conscience, the ultimate desire to lift the souls of all members of the congregation...and incite them to think and act.
U2 doesn't merely compose and perform soundtracks for consumers of media, films and entertainment, they provide thematic inspiration for the mix tapes of our lives, always finding a way to capture and characterize the shared experiences that define us. While U2 unearths the heart of the matter in the content they explore, Larry produces the heartbeat that propels the expedition, burns throughout the adventure, and resonates after the last notes of each journey fades.