As Seen On THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS TV SHOW
Based in Los Angeles, Hollywood U2 was founded by lead singer Joe Hier (aka Hollywood Bono who is originally from Boston) in 2003. The band has toured the world performing to sold out crowds in such countries as United States, Singapore, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Mexico, to name a few and they recently performed for the US Marines in Japan. Their vast experience has taken them around the world, captivating crowds of 10,000 plus.
In 2016 Hollywood U2 received the Hollywood FAME Producers Choice Award for Outstanding U2 Tribute and were nominated as “Best Tribute Band” at the LA Music Awards.
Bono invited the lead singer Joe Hier up on stage to sing “The Sweetest Thing” with him and U2 during their Innocence and Experience Tour and this performance made headlines around the world. (see below for more info).
Hollywood U2 were chosen to perform on Mark Cuban’s TV show “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands”, and are the only U2 tribute band to-date of the TV shows 5 seasons to be officially selected (see below for more info).
They were invited by NAMM 2018 to open the show with an impromptu surprise rooftop performance for attendees. As they performed “Where The Streets Have No Name” up on the Anaheim Convention Center Rooftop balcony, many thought it was U2 and this caused a big stir on Social Media.
Hollywood U2 is an entertainment favorite with clients such as, Microsoft, Google, Harley Davidson, California Wineries, Country Clubs, Visa, MGM, Caesar’s Palace to A-List Celebrities and many more.
As U2 fans, they take pride, care and detail in performing a U2 tribute show that pays tribute to the many great tours and music of U2. Performing the songs with heart, passion and accuracy. They perform U2 tribute shows from using just one look to multiple looks incorporating ZOO TV, Elevation, Vertigo, Joshua Tree 2017 to U2’s current look. As U2 continue to reinvent themselves Hollywood U2 take great joy in presenting a show that honors U2’s past as well as their present. Their goal is to bring the heart and message of U2’s music to lovers of great music everywhere. As Lead Singer Joe Hier points out in all of his live shows, “We’re very big U2 fans and the message we’re bringing to you is Love. The word love is in almost every U2 song. That’s really something. That’s the message”.
A little more about the band…
Bono himself invited the lead singer Joe Hier up on stage to sing “The Sweetest Thing” with him and U2. This took place at The Forum in Los Angeles on May 26th, 2015 and made International news and headlines and has been covered by Rolling Stone, LA Times, The Daily News, NY Times, Chicago Tribune, etc. In a KROQ radio interview a few days later, they spoke about it and Bono said, “He was the split of me and he sang beautifully”. The Edge said, “He knew the song better than we did”. The Wall Street Journal listed this performance as number 2 out of the “Top Ten Must See Performances” of U2’s Innocence and Experience Tour. This list included performances by Lady Gaga and Bruce Springsteen.
In 2012 Hollywood U2 got the call to perform on Mark Cuban’s AXS.TV show “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” (hosted by Katie Daryl) becoming the only U2 tribute band to-date of the TV shows 5 seasons to be officially selected to perform. They performed an extended 90min Live TV Broadcast on Season 1 (2013) and and made history on the TV show by being the first band invited back by popular demand to perform another extended 90min Live TV Broadcast for Season 5 (2015). Joe Hier returned a third time for another live performance and sang the Bono and Frank duet, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” with Gary Anthony (Las Vegas Frank Sinatra Impersonator).
From the sunglasses and costumes to the compelling vocals of the world renowned Joe Hier (Hollywood Bono), Hollywood U2 are consummate musicians who bring the look and sound of U2 & true heart of U2 to every performance with the precision and excitement, of a U2 concert. This show is as close as you can get, aside from hiring the real U2. While they can bring any era of U2 to fans they specialize in bringing the iconic Zoo TV tour, Vertigo tour, Elevation tour, Joshua Tree 2017 30th Anniversary tour and up to the current Innocence and Experience tour to U2 fans with costume changes, props and video content. Their vast experience has taken them around the world, captivating crowds of 10,000 plus. They have countless glowing reviews from Major Corporations, Fans & Celebrities and are a must see for all U2 fans. They are available for corporate, public and private events, weddings, clubs, summer concerts, casinos, arenas, T.V. and film performances, etc.