The Midwest's Top U2 Tribute

Without U2 Live

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Until The End of the World at 115 Bourbon Street

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Sunday Bloody Sunday at Ottawa Riverfest

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Beautiful Day Performed at Ottawa Riverfest


Without U2 are the complete tribute experience. They bring pro players that can not only play the part but can deliver the look, sound, and feel of U2. When ever a client is looking for a great tribute experience, Without U2 is at the top of my list of bands to send.

Josh Niemiera, Double D Booking

A Without U2 show evokes the spirit, energy and musicianship of this legendary Irish rock band in an incredible fashion. The band’s carefully selected song list covers all periods of U2’s rock history and recreates in song, stage presence and delivery an authentic U2 concert experience.

Chris Oakley, Village of Carol Stream

From the professional players to their onstage presence, WithoutU2 is as close to the original as you can get to the real thing. Great professional people to work with before during and after the show. A 2 hour show that had the crowd singing along with and dancing to every note. A sure bet to please any audience they are put in front of. What a great experience!

Michael Story, Manager, Ottawa RiverFest

About the Band

Based in Chicago, IL, Without U2 is named after the song “With or Without You”, from U2’s breakthrough album The Joshua Tree. Without U2 performs hits from all the albums, from Boy, October, War, The Unforgettable Fire, Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum, Achtung Baby, Zooropa, Pop, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, No Line on the Horizon, and Songs of Innocence. Our members are professional musicians and huge U2 fans. We will not settle for less than complete authenticity. Jono belts out souring vocals that rival Bono himself. Cory Sanders recreates the tech guitar wizardry of “The Edge”, and Michael Koelling (bass) supplies the melodic low end of Adam Clayton. And true to his real-life counterpart, Larry Mullen Jr., drummer Jeff Kropp provides the heart, soul and attention to detail that makes Without U2 unrivaled, except by U2 themselves. Without U2 is available for stadium shows, festivals, clubs, casinos, weddings, birthdays, concerts in the park, Christmas parties, fundraisers, churches, Armed Forces Tours (USO Tours), as well as private parties and corporate events within the U.S. and around the world.


Jono as Bono

Jeff Kropp as Larry Mullen, Jr.

Matt Gignac as The Edge

Michael Koelling as Adam Clayton

Latest News

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Without U2 Chicago U2 Tribute BandTuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 7:28am

We're two days away from WithoutU2 Performs "The Joshua Tree" @ Reggie's Music Joint!

Congratulations to Jody Sais, who won two free tickets to the show in our last giveaway. Keep your eyes peeled this week for a possible last minute...

Jody Sais Thank you!!
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Without U2 Chicago U2 Tribute BandMonday, February 13th, 2017 at 12:11pm

Interested in TWO FREE TICKETS to our debut performance of "The Joshua Tree" at Reggie's?

Comment on THIS POST with the song you'd like to hear most in the second set - we'll choose one person at random to win two...

Jody Sais Vertigo
Jorge Cisneros Angel of Harlem Unless it has to be from Joshua Tree album then - With or without you!!!
Kristen Frestel O'Connor "Rise Up", "Rise Up", "Rise Up" - voting for this B side three times as a nod to my Chicago roots.
Debbi Smith God Part2
Vickee Staehler Red Hill Mining Town.
David C. Gatica Tapia In God's Country!! desert sky drean beneath the desert sky The rivers run but soon will run dry we need new dreams tonight Desert Rose .....
Stephanie Martinez I'd hear With or without you on repeat if I could, but I guess I'd pick in 2nd place Beautiful day
JJ Deloney With or Without you. That song always made me think of my mom and daddy.
Megan Cleary With or without you
AJ Hartnett With or without you.
Patricia Ocampo Where the streets have no name
Kt Garrity In God's Country...but there are SO many!!!!
Bridgette Adaire Westefer With or without you!
Michelle Ann Where the streets have no name!
Missy Serrano Streets have no name...
Eduardo Reyes Running to Stand Still
Colleen Ryan Running to stand still
Barbara Jean Chwojko With or without you
Derrick Harris Babyface
Russell Beaver Bullet the Blue Sky. Jono effortlessly works the crowd.
Liliana Little Lilly Sandoval With or with out you!!!!
Yvonne Gantt With or Without You
Thom Fell With Or Without You
Jenine Gonzalez So hard to chose. Bullet the Blue Sky!!
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Without U2 Chicago U2 Tribute BandTuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 3:05am

Big show ahead....

Stephanie Martinez Natlee Mrtnz?
Without U2 Chicago U2 Tribute Band
Without U2 Chicago U2 Tribute BandWednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 4:58am

Are you ready...

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