Under A Blood Red Sky - The U2 Tribute
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Under A Blood Red Sky - The U2 Tribute

Denver, Colorado, United States

Denver, Colorado, United States
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Sep
19
Under A Blood Red Sky - The U2 Tribute @ Dickens Opera House

Longmont, Colorado, United States

Longmont, Colorado, United States

Aug
06
Under A Blood Red Sky - The U2 Tribute @ Elways

Denver, Colorado, United States

Denver, Colorado, United States

Jul
05
Under A Blood Red Sky - The U2 Tribute @ Founders Green

Denver, Colorado, United States

Denver, Colorado, United States

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"Interference.com"

The Edge’s guitar riffs induce goose bumps around the globe and this band’s Edge (Ted Gravlin, or “Tedge”) deftly recreated those magical notes. Given the spotlight during a sterling guitar solo, Gravlin nailed it while playing “Mothers of the Disappeared.” That music in that venue is enough to awaken the ghosts of concerts past and make them dream out loud all over again.

On drums, Jerry Bousquet rocked the stage to its core while Todd Brown smoothly and casually filled in for the smooth and casual Adam Clayton.

Then there’s Billy Bunting, or “Billy Bono.” The vocal range was there and the physical dexterity was there, but more importantly, the passion was there. Whether he was on the main stage or shouting from the rooftop of a Red Rocks concession stand, Billy Bono earned the crowd’s enthusiasm. - Matthew Anderson


"Interference.com"

The Edge’s guitar riffs induce goose bumps around the globe and this band’s Edge (Ted Gravlin, or “Tedge”) deftly recreated those magical notes. Given the spotlight during a sterling guitar solo, Gravlin nailed it while playing “Mothers of the Disappeared.” That music in that venue is enough to awaken the ghosts of concerts past and make them dream out loud all over again.

On drums, Jerry Bousquet rocked the stage to its core while Todd Brown smoothly and casually filled in for the smooth and casual Adam Clayton.

Then there’s Billy Bunting, or “Billy Bono.” The vocal range was there and the physical dexterity was there, but more importantly, the passion was there. Whether he was on the main stage or shouting from the rooftop of a Red Rocks concession stand, Billy Bono earned the crowd’s enthusiasm. - Matthew Anderson


"Denver Post"

Under A Blood Red Sky meticulously recreates everything about U2, using the same instruments and equipment, and faithfully imitates every motion and habit of their rock ‘n roll heroes. - Tim Chase


"Denver Post"

Under A Blood Red Sky meticulously recreates everything about U2, using the same instruments and equipment, and faithfully imitates every motion and habit of their rock ‘n roll heroes. - Tim Chase


"Denver Westword"

...“You guys sound beautiful!”. Right back at you, Bunting. Maybe not even better than the real thing, but not too far off. - Joel Warner


"Denver Westword"

...“You guys sound beautiful!”. Right back at you, Bunting. Maybe not even better than the real thing, but not too far off. - Joel Warner


"Boulder Daily Camera"

Under a Blood Red Sky is a classic U2 tribute band that you have to see to believe. All of the members are experienced, successful original artists whose strong love of U2 music has brought them together to form the greatest classic U2 tribute band around. - Boulder Daily Camera


"Boulder Daily Camera"

Under a Blood Red Sky is a classic U2 tribute band that you have to see to believe. All of the members are experienced, successful original artists whose strong love of U2 music has brought them together to form the greatest classic U2 tribute band around. - Boulder Daily Camera


"Image Magazine Colorado"

Abhorring compromise, Under a Blood Red Sky painstakingly researches every bit of what goes into their performance. When Bono kneels, Bunting kneels, when the Edge makes a move, the Tedge does likewise. They even use the same equipment as their Irish counterparts, right down to guitars and effects racks. - Billy Schear


"Image Magazine Colorado"

Abhorring compromise, Under a Blood Red Sky painstakingly researches every bit of what goes into their performance. When Bono kneels, Bunting kneels, when the Edge makes a move, the Tedge does likewise. They even use the same equipment as their Irish counterparts, right down to guitars and effects racks. - Billy Schear


"Interference.com Forum"

I was so sorry to miss the "UABRS" show at Red Rocks last week!

What's fascinating to me is that more people showed up at Red Rocks to see Under a Blood Red Sky perform than did to see the real thing in 1983! - Forum Members


"Interference.com Forum"

I was so sorry to miss the "UABRS" show at Red Rocks last week!

What's fascinating to me is that more people showed up at Red Rocks to see Under a Blood Red Sky perform than did to see the real thing in 1983! - Forum Members


"Nissi's"

Under A Blood Red Sky is a phenomenon. When they walk on stage, they become U2 and transport the audience back to 1983. All are mesmerized by their ability to re-create the legendary Red Rocks Show. UABRS has been a huge success at Nissi's and sell out every time they play. The word is out that they're a show not to be missed!
- Teresa Taylor, Owner


"Nissi's"

Under A Blood Red Sky is a phenomenon. When they walk on stage, they become U2 and transport the audience back to 1983. All are mesmerized by their ability to re-create the legendary Red Rocks Show. UABRS has been a huge success at Nissi's and sell out every time they play. The word is out that they're a show not to be missed!
- Teresa Taylor, Owner


"Etown Music Booker, KBCO Morning Show Producer, BolderBOULDER Entertainment Director"

You wanna see U2 in a theater setting? Don’t want to pay $5000 a ticket? Then go see Under A Blood Red Sky. They don’t just go through the motions, they REALLY put on a U2 show. Their sound is great as these guys have done their homework and their love of U2 is evident. You’ll walk out feeling like you saw the real deal...besides, what other U2 tribute band in the entire world can say they’ve played Red Rocks?!? - Ron Bostwick


"Etown Music Booker, KBCO Morning Show Producer, BolderBOULDER Entertainment Director"

You wanna see U2 in a theater setting? Don’t want to pay $5000 a ticket? Then go see Under A Blood Red Sky. They don’t just go through the motions, they REALLY put on a U2 show. Their sound is great as these guys have done their homework and their love of U2 is evident. You’ll walk out feeling like you saw the real deal...besides, what other U2 tribute band in the entire world can say they’ve played Red Rocks?!? - Ron Bostwick


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Billy Bunting had been a rabid U2 fan since he saw the band in New Haven, CT in 1981. Billy never forgot Bono climbing up to the balcony of this old theatre singing Sunday Bloody Sunday at the top of his lungs and thought, I want to do that! From that point forward, Billy immersed himself in U2 music and that event helped shape Billy as a singer. After 20+ years as professional musicians, Billy and Jerry Bousquet returned to their roots and formed UABRS. UABRS got its start by recreating the legendary 1983 "Live at Red Rocks" concert on New Year's Eve 2005 at a sold out show at the Paramount Theater in Denver, CO. It went over huge!!! The fans were taken back to that foggy June 5th evening and ended the night by singing the refrain from "40" as the band left the stage. It was EXACTLY like Red Rocks and Billy Bono, Ted "The Tedge", Todd Adam and Jerry Larry have never looked back - providing fans the best U2 experience this side of Dublin!!

Not only does UABRS play and sound like U2, their amazing attention to detail creates a visual experience that the most ardent U2 fan would recognize. UABRS makes every effort to replicate wardrobe, stage props, video/audio choreography, instruments and equipment from many famous U2 concerts around the world.

UABRS is the ONLY U2 tribute band to ever play Red Rocks amphitheater. Fans reminisced at the sold-out venue as the band recreated the ultimate U2 experience not seen or heard since that rainy night in June. The music of U2 echoed off the walls of Red Rocks with over 9,000 fans chanting the lyrics of great U2 songs such as With or Without You, Pride (In the Name of Love), and Sunday Bloody Sunday.

Come out to a show and sing along with us....and feel the power of one of the greatest bands of our time.