U2 Forced To Pay Up For Noise Violation In Barcelona
Posted on Thu Aug 26, 2010 08:45 AM PDT

bonoface200.jpgMADRID, Spain (X17online) - U2 has been fined for rehearsing until midnight before a June 2009 concert in Barcelona because this was two hours past the scheduled time and above legal sound levels.

Residents living near Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium, where the rehearsal took place, filed numerous complaints because of the noise. As a result, the band was forced to pay $22,000 for the offense.

The city is now contemplating whether or not to fine Shakira for filming her recent music video without a proper permit, dancing in a fountain and for not wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle in the area.