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U2 tribute band rocks Downtown Disney

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They have fans all over the world. They've performed in 187 cities, including in Japan, Bosnia and shows across Europe. With an extensive playlist from more than a dozen albums that includes classics like "Sunday, Bloody Sunday," "With or Without You," and "Where the Streets Have No Name," you might assume we're talking about Bono and the boys from the legendary, Dublin-based band, U2.

No, this band actually hails from Toronto, Canada and is one of the best-known U2 'tribute' bands worldwide. They are 'Elevation,' an all-U2-all-the-time cover band, that plays twice a year at Raglan Road Irish Pub in downtown Disney, with their most recent concert dates over the Labor Day weekend at the Great Irish Hooley music festival at Disney last week.

With the same band members performing together for 11 years, Elevation is comprised of lead singer Shawn Brady (as Bono); lead guitarist Kevin Strom (as The Edge); bass guitarist Mick Barnard (as Adam Clayton) and drummer John "Mullet" Johnstone (as Larry Mullen, Jr.). They are scheduled to return to Downtown Disney for a series of St. Patrick's Day concerts in March, 2014.

• Click here to see & hear highlights from Elevation's U2 tribute show, in their Labor Day Weekend show at Downtown Disney.

• Click here for the photo gallery from Elevation's U2 tribute show, in their Labor Day Weekend show at Downtown Disney.

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