U2 and its frontman Bono enchanted their Scottish audience at the European Music Awards 2014 in Glasgow with a powerful rendition of their song, “Every Breaking Wave.”
This was the Irish supergroup’s fourth MTV EMA performance after Rotterdam in 1997, Stockholm in 2000 and from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate in 2009.
U2 probably welcomes the positive vibes after its latest album received all the wrong kind of press. U2 put out Songs Of Innocence in conjunction with Apple Inc. earlier this year, making it the biggest album release ever.
However, the move by the tech company set off a scorching round of criticism for the way, according to some customers, Apple “invaded” their privacy by automatically adding the album, for free, to their accounts. People got so furious that an Instagram account – from one of the 500 million iTunes users in 119 countries who got the album – was created captioned: “LEAVE ME ALONE.”
Consequently, Apple had to set up a page to help people delete the free album.
Apart from U2, this year's awards featured Nicki Minaj as both a host and performer, along with performances from Enrique Iglesias, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and DJ Calvin Harris – who canceled his appearance, much to the dismay of his fans.
BBC News reported that Harris blamed "heart problems" for his absence in a tweet that has since been deleted. "No EMAs for me this weekend. Got some heart problems. Heading home to see if it can be fixed."