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2019-04-16: Rumours: NZ, Australia, Asia U2 Tour in 2019

Updated: April 23, 2019:

We are told by two sources that the tour announcement will be held in early May. We cannot confirm an exact date. The announcement should include dates for New Zealand, Australia, and three countries / cities in Asia. Further information that we have shared previously is below.

Updated: April 16, 2019:

We have seen some questions and some concerns about the...

2019-04-10: Recent Screen Prints by White Duck Editions

We’ve been told that not only is there a Record Store Day release of “The Europa EP” this Saturday, but that there will also be a run of T-Shirts and prints showcasing the artwork from the EP. These should be announced and be on sale later this week.

U2 has been doing a number of screen prints of late, a more reasonable priced version of art than the lithographs they’ve sold in the past,...

2019-04-08: Introducing “This Day in U2 History”

Yesterday we launched a new piece of the site, the History section. It’s available through the menu at the top of each page, or if you haven’t checked it out, you can check out today’s listings right now. Each page is dedicated to one day of the year. And on that page you will find information from throughout U2’s history that happened on that particular day. On the entry for October 31 you...

2019-04-03: New U2 Stamp from An Post

An Post, the postal service in Ireland, has announced their upcoming line of collectors edition stamps for the next three months. The stamps, announced yesterday in their quarterly update The Collector, they have announced a special line of stamps celebrating the songs of Ireland. “Irish songs, singers and songwriters have made a huge contribution to Irish life and our national identity...

2019-04-01: Nine Inch Nails Launches “Strobe Light” (Seed9)

Please note: It is April 1, 2019, and this could be an elaborate April Fool’s Day Joke.

Back on April 1, 2009, Trent Reznor announced a new Nine Inch Nails, Strobe Light, which was due to released with various artists joining Nine Inch Nails. The album was an April Fool’s Day joke, and was never released. The track listing included the following:

  • “Intro Skit”
  • “Everybody’s Doing It”...

2019-03-17: What’s the story with the new version of “Rattle and Hum”?

Early in February we reported that a new version of Rattle and Hum on vinyl had started to appear. There was no fanfare for the release, and most storefronts just added it to their listings with little notice. It did appear at Amazon in the USA as well as at U2.Com (with a release date of February 14, 2019 on Amazon). Neither of these locations had previously sold copies of this album, and...

2019-03-11: “Waiting for the Miracle to Come” Release: April 29

A new song co-written by Bono, “Where the Shadows Fall,” is featured in the film Waiting for the Miracle to Come by director Lian Lunson. Bono also acts as an Executives producer on the film. The song, co-written by Bono and long-time collaborator Simon Carmody, features over the final credits, and is sung by Willie Nelson for the film. Bono also performs on the track singing backing vocals...

2019-03-02: Euromantic Remix: An Interview with Jon Pleased Wimmin

On Thursday it was announced that U2 would be releasing a new EP for Record Store Day. “The Europa EP” will be limited and released on April 13, 2019. The EP will be a mix of live material and Euro-inspired remixes, including a remix of U2’s “Love Is All We Have Left,” titled the “Jon Pleased Wimmin Euromantic Mix.” The remix runs 5 minutes and 40 seconds and is at end of the EP. A few days...

2019-03-01: The Crystal Ball: Australia Rumours and Looking ahead at 2019

Updated Information: March 19, 2019

We have updated our tour story and the latest information on the upcoming rumoured U2 tour of Asia, Australia and New Zealand can be found here.

Updated Information: March 1, 2019

A friend had an opportunity to speak with Paul McGuinness today. We’ve been told we are welcome to share it here. Part of his conversation was posted to Twitter:

Me: I’m...

2019-02-27: Beyond the Horizon: NLOTH Merchandise 10 Years Later

Ten years ago, U2 released No Line on the Horizon. Feels like yesterday doesn’t it? With each album release there’s a wealth of promotional material released. The Joshua Tree in a pizza box? Disco ball that opens up to serve you a copy of Pop? An alarm clock that looks like a bomb for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb? We’ve got a soft spot here at U2Songs.com for some of these promotional...

2019-02-17: New Release Oddities

Update: February 17, 2019:

We’ve been able to confirm what version of Rattle and Hum is now shipping from Amazon in North America. If you read below, we recently were able to identify a new pressing of Rattle and Hum was being offered for sale at Amazon in the USA, at some local shops, and is also being offered on U2.Com. We believe these are all the same pressing.

The version now...

2019-02-08: James Lavelle Remix of “Wake Up Dead Man” Appears Again

Almost a year ago we were able to tell you about a new mix of “Wake Up Dead Man” that had appeared many years later. The song, originally from 1997’s Pop album, had been remixed back in 1997 by Unkle. Unkle was a British group, founded in 1992 by James Lavelle and Tim Goldsworthy. Lavelle had a monthly radio show on Soho Radio, and on March 21, 2018, he commented about the mix, “Since I’ve...