The Rosary and the Microphone - Religious Impulse in U2’s Mediated Brand - Nicholas P. Greco

The Rosary and the Microphone - Religious Impulse in U2’s Mediated Brand - Nicholas P. Greco

The Irish in America: Nationalism and Politics on Tour

The Rosary and the Microphone - Religious Impulse in U2’s Mediated Brand - Nicholas P. Greco

Nicholas P. Greco [+-]
Providence University College, Canada
Nicholas P. Greco is Associate Professor, Communications and Media, Providence University College, Canada. He is the author of David Bowie in Darkness (McFarland, 2015) and “Only if you are Really Interested”: Celebrity, Gender, Desire and the World of Morrissey (McFarland, 2011).

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This chapter explores U2’s presentation in concert during the Elevation Tour and after the events of 11 September 2001. The band broadens its identity from being solely Irish to being a world brand, moving from local concerns to global problems. It is during their Elevation Tour that they manifest a sort of global reach. An analysis of U2’s concert film, Elevation 2001: Live in Boston, is central to this chapter.

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Greco, Nicholas. The Irish in America: Nationalism and Politics on Tour. The Rosary and the Microphone - Religious Impulse in U2’s Mediated Brand. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 88-112 Oct 2019. ISBN 9781781795552. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37450. Date accessed: 18 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37450. Oct 2019

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