The concept of U2 and the band itself was formed before the members of the group had much of a grasp on their instruments. In what has become a signature of the band, they realized early on that playing music is more of a platform to convey a message to an audience than it is a display of great talent.
Although they did become exceptional musically, they clung to the idea that they could use their music to spread a message. Over the years, they have donated heavily to an array of charitable groups through benefit concerts and campaigns, using their fame to highlight organizations that try to improve the world. (more…)