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2017-12-12: Jingle Balls Playlist by U2: Deezer

U2 have contributed a playlist of Christmas favorites on the music streaming service Deezer. The playlist is called “Jingle Balls: the U2 Christmas Cracker“ and the information for the list is as follows: “This Christmas selection by U2 is a throwback to their ‘Jingle Balls’ residency in Dublin in the late 70s.” The full playlist contains twenty tracks and runs 1 hour and 6 minutes. It is...

2017-12-06: Swag from An Experience of Songs (New York)

Bono has spoken a lot about the lyrics on this new album, Songs of Experience, and how they are letters. Back in September he told Rolling Stone, “I know U2 go into every album like it’s their last one but even more this time I wanted the people around me that I loved to know exactly how I felt. So a lot of the songs are kind of letters, letters to Ali, letters to my sons and daughters,...

2017-12-05: A Sound of Drum and Bass: The U2Songs Staff Reviews Songs of Experience

Sometimes the hype surrounding an album release gets so big that the music gets lost in the shuffle.

Here at U2Songs we’ve been bringing you the latest updates on the launch of SOE, from listening parties in Los Angeles and New York to a promotional contest in Poland. We’ve got articles on single releases, artwork, packaging, and of course, the Great Ticketing Discussion.

But what...

2017-12-04: Promo Appearances and Howard Stern

The promotional appearances are finishing up in North America today with an appearance on the Howard Stern show. Bono and The Edge spoke with Stern for over an hour, and played a few songs acoustic in the studio including “You’re The Best Thing About Me” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.

The band are taking off for Europe next and there are a few things coming up to watch out for:

  • December...

2017-12-01: Poland Promotional Challenge

Universal Poland sure knows how to engage fans in fun activities surrounding new U2 releases. Our friends at U2Blog have posted some photos of some of the activities going on in Poland to promote the new album, Songs of Experience.

In Warsaw, there were three deluxe box sets hidden around the city starting at 9am on December 1, 2017. Those box sets, hidden by Universal Music Polska were...

2017-11-30: SOE New York City Listening Party

Nothing to stop this being the best day ever…

The opening line of “Love is All We Have Left,” the first song on Songs of Experience, seemed pretty appropriate when it was played at the NYC Listening Party last night at the Back Room, a cozy speakeasy on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

About 25 radio contest winners and their plus-ones lucky enough to be in attendance were treated to...

2017-11-30: High-Res Version of SOE Coming?

A German web site called High Res Audio is listing an audiophile version of the deluxe edition of Songs of Experience. Like all other formats of the album, the release date is set for December 1.

A high-resolution release of the album would mark something of a departure for U2, as the band traditionally hasn’t released its albums in high-res formats, which are higher than CD quality. (High...

2017-11-30: The U2 Experience on Amazon

On November 28, 2017, Billboard announced that U2 had teamed up with Amazon.Com to offer an “Immersive online radio ‘experience’”. The ‘experience’ started on November 29, 2017, at 6pm ET, and was a six hour chunk of programming, which repeated four times. As we write this, the final cycle is now airing. The broadcast was available to all customers with an Amazon Music account in the USA, UK,...

2017-11-23: The Blackout and Record Store Day Wrap Up

Another Record Store Day event arrived today with the 2017 Black Friday promotion starting this morning, and copies of U2’s “The Blackout“ being available in two vinyl formats at a variety of locations. The record was a 12-inch vinyl which features the album version of “The Blackout” on one side, and “The Blackout (Jacknife Lee Remix)” on the other. It is the fourth time U2 participated in...

2017-11-22: U2’s Promotional Tour Continues

U2 will continue promotion for the new album Songs of Experience in the upcoming weeks in the United States.

  • November 27, 2017: Los Angeles, CA, Contest through iHeart Radio Stations. This will be a listening session for the new album, with the band in attendance with a small studio audience. No performance is expected. More information is available here.
  • November 28, 2017: Hollywood,...

2017-11-22: Two Songs Sent to Radio: “Get Out of Your Own Way” and “American Soul”

On Monday we wrote a quick piece about “American Soul” being sent to radio in the UK. Since that time we’ve received a few pieces of information which leads us to update the article at this time.

Back in late August fans were left wondering what U2 were up to when they delivered “The Blackout” in video format and “You’re The Best Thing About Me” to radio. The Edge later explained that they...

2017-11-22: U2 Manager Guy Oseary Responds to Fans’ Concerns of E+I Tour Pre-Sales

Late Tuesday, U2 manager Guy Oseary sent a formal response to fans’ concerns over the band’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour ticket pre-sales process. A group of U2 fans worldwide — many of whom work on U2 fan sites — presented those concerns to U2 and its management last Friday in a letter that addressed, among other issues, how pre-sale codes were distributed, how pre-sale tickets were allotted...