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2021-04-11: The Virtual Road: Innocence in Paris

Yesterday was the fourth and final episode of U2’s The Virtual Road a four part series of concerts being streamed on YouTube as part of an ongoing project to refresh U2’s online video properties. This fourth show was a 2015 show filmed in Paris France at the end of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour, and released on DVD and Blu Ray in 2016.

The show premiered at 2:00pm EST. This was a similar...

2021-04-07: U2 Fire: Record Store Day 2021 Questions and Answers


IMAGE: U2’s RSD 2021 Offering: “Fire” 40th Anniversary Edition Side A

Record Store Day 2021 is being split into two events, one on June 12, and one on July 17. The split is an attempt to manage crowd sizes in retail stores. The day has also been delayed from the usual April date in hopes that would help with the Covid-19 issues.

U2 is issuing a picture disc of “Fire” on the first date...

2021-04-02: The Virtual Road: PopMart Mexico City

Yesterday was the third episode of U2’s The Virtual Road, a four part series of concerts being streamed on YouTube as part of an ongoing project between YouTube and Universal to refresh U2’s online video properties. The band showed their 1997 show from Mexico City, as a stream on YouTube, premiering at 9:40pm EST. That was a similar start time to last week’s Red Rocks show, and far later...

2021-03-26: The Virtual Road: Red Rocks

Yesterday was the second episode of U2’s The Virtual Road, a four part series of concerts being streamed on YouTube as part of an ongoing project between YouTube and Universal to refresh U2’s online video properties.

For those who didn’t watch, things started later yesterday. While the Slane Castle show kicked off at 7:30pm GMT, the Red Rocks show started didn’t air until 1:40am GMT. This...

2021-03-18: The Virtual Road: Slane Castle

Updates: (March 20, 2021)

Just a few updates about the Slane Castle performance now that it’s been taken down from YouTube:

  • The show was removed from YouTube approximately 60 hours after the original broadcast ended. That’s an additional 12 hours over the 48 hours originally promised.
  • The final view count on the video shortly before it was removed from YouTube was 448,614 people who...

2021-03-15: U2 Announce “The Virtual Road”

U2 have announced a new venture called The Virtual Road which will feature four concert videos streaming in full on YouTube. Each concert will be made available for free for 48 hours on YouTube and will be newly remastered at 1080p. Along with the videos, exclusive merchandise will be available via U2.com for each show.

2021-03-11: What Might Have Been: The Best of 1980-1990 DVD

When U2 released The Best of 1980-1990 video compilation in April 1999, DVD was still a relatively new consumer format. In fact, DVD would not surpass VHS in sales until 2002. The Best of 1980-1990 was released only on VHS in most countries, and on LaserDisc in France. It was additionally released on DVD’s digital predecessor, Video CD, in a handful of Asian countries, but the resolution...

2021-03-03: Happy Anniversary Pop!

Did you know?

  • Pop was originally planned for an October 14, 1996 release.
  • The album was started in mid-1995 with producer Nellee Hooper.
  • The final mixes were still being tweaked right up until the day The Edge got on a plane to deliver the final copy of the album.
  • Two 30 second clips from an electronic press kit leaked on October 26, 1996. This was U2’s first widely publicized...

2021-03-01: A Closer Look at U2’s Video Refresh

We have all been enjoying those new uploads to U2’s YouTube channel. Each week since September, there’s been one or two new videos uploaded, featuring songs that were previously available, as well as new content which has never been posted to U2’s account before. Here at U2Songs, we have been covering the uploads as they happen on our social media accounts, and also are keeping a list of...

2021-02-26: Larry Mullen on “Shut Up And Rock”

There is new music released today featuring a member of U2.

Alice Cooper’s new album, Detroit Stories came out today and Larry Mullen plays on one track a song called “Shut Up And Rock.” It is the only song on the album that features Larry Mullen, as opposed to Alice Cooper’s early album, Paranormal where Larry Mullen featured on nine tracks in 2017. Advance press for that earlier album...

2021-02-12: U2’s Sweetest Things: A Countdown

Airing today is a new countdown special on U2 X-Radio, titled U2’s Sweetest Things. The countdown, for Valentine’s Day was announced January 27 and allowed U2 fans to vote for their favourite “love songs.” Today the results of that poll are aired on the station. The program is also hosted by fans with recordings of fans introducing the tracks being used. Advertising for the show reads,...

2021-02-02: Bono to Participate in Fauci Documentary

National Geographic Documentary Films announced a new documentary about Dr. Anthony Fauci, M.D., the top infectious disease expert in the USA. The film is being put together by directors John Hoffman and Janet Tobias. The film titled Fauci will take a look into the career and personal life of Fauci.

The film will feature a number of interviews including President George W. Bush, Bill...