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2019-10-23: Joshua Tree 2019 Tour Updates and Rehearsals: October 23, 2019

With the next U2 tour due to start in just over two weeks things have been quiet and we have been getting lots of questions about when rehearsals will start.

They’ve already started! Rehearsals started on October 8, in a private rehearsal space in Monaco. U2 used a similar space in 2018 ahead of moving to Laval for rehearsals. It is private, and little to no information about what was...

2019-10-17: Adam Clayton Chooses Songs on “Time to Listen”

Adam Clayton has appeared all week long on Absolute Radio in the UK, on Danielle Perry’s show. The show was focused this week on promotion of mental health conversations, and throughout the week a special segment called “Time to Listen” aired. Adam Clayton appeared on the segment on each of four nights, starting Monday October 14, and wrapping up on Thursday October 17.

The four songs that...

2019-10-17: The Man on the Train Screening in Japan

Word has reached us of a special promotional appearance by Larry Mullen while the band is performing in Japan. U2 are playing at the Saitama Super Arena on December 4 and 5, 2019. The night before the first concert on December 3, 2019, there will be a special screening of the movie The Man on the Train which starred Larry Mullen opposite Donald Sutherland. The movie was originally filmed in...

2019-10-11: Until the End of the World Movie Re-Issues

In 1991, U2 were one of many bands that contributed a song to the soundtrack of Wim Wenders’ Until the End of the World film. The song, naturally, “Until the End of the World” was the second to last song on the soundtrack album and appeared in the film. The version used is a different recording of the song, and is not the mix that is found on Achtung Baby, and the version used in the film is...

2019-10-10: Two New Vinyl Reissues on Coloured Vinyl

Updated October 10, 2019::

Good news and bad news. The good news is that pre-orders of October and Pop have started to ship to some customers in the UK and Germany. Some customers have even started to receive their copies already. Orders from the U2.Com shop have also started to ship.

But like the previous releases on coloured vinyl, these are facing shortages and are now being delayed...

2019-10-08: U2 To Release “Three” on Black Friday Record Store Day

As we told you last month, U2 will release a 12-inch on the Black Friday edition of Record Store Day, being held November 29, 2019. The release was announced today in an announcement of all of the releases for the 2019 event.

For Black Friday 2019, U2 will re-issue their first single, “Three” on 12-inch single. This is the fortieth anniversary of the release of the EP, originally issued...

2019-10-01: U2’s Claw Stage Being Renamed and Erected

Update: October 1, 2019

“The Claw” is now being set up in Utah, and the team at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium are letting us all watch the progress via a live webcam feed.

The feed is available here. Work started today on the erection of the stage.

Original Story: September 13, 2019

One of the three stages, nicknamed “The Claw”, used by U2 on their worldwide U2360 tour in 2009 –...

2019-09-28: Bono track with Swizz Beatz and Kanye West Leaks

The track that Bono recorded with Kanye West and Swizz Beatz has leaked via a post on YouTube, embedded below. While you listen, you can read a bit more about the track below:

The track first got mentioned in 2011, when Beatz told Paper magazine about the project, ““It’s me, Bono, and Kanye on this one song called Skyscrapers,” Beatz told Paper magazine about the project. “I...

2019-09-27: The Crystal Ball: Tour, Videos, Black Friday

There was recent mention that the whole band had sat down in Dublin and have started work on The Joshua Tree 2019 tour. Those meetings will lead to the rehearsals. Rehearsals are due to start October 7-8th. Initially the band are planning on using a small rehearsal location close to their homes on the Mediterranean, similar to how rehearsals for Experience + Innocence started. They won’t be...

2019-09-24: Ryan Tedder Discusses New U2 Album

Special thanks to U2360Gradi.it for bringing this information to our attention.

Ryan Tedder, lead singer of OneRepublic, is featured in Rockol in a new interview today. As part of that interview he mentions his past work with U2, as well as plans to work on U2’s upcoming album. We’ve translated the below, for the original in Italian please see the link to Rockol.

“Working with a band...

2019-09-13: Full U2 Catalog Reissue in Japan to Celebrate The Joshua Tree 2019 Tour

We’ve just updated our article about October on cream coloured vinyl and Pop on orange coloured vinyl including information on where to purchase them outside of U2.Com, but this evening we have another catalog re-issue to report on.

To commemorate U2’s first visit back to Japan in 13 years, Universal in Japan is issuing new versions of U2’s discography including all of the albums from Boy...

2019-09-12: Let Me In The Sound: Demos from the No Line On The Horizon Sessions

In late February 2009, No Line On The Horizon was released. This album went on to power the U2360 Tour, the world’s most successful Rock’n‘Roll tour of all time. A record that took 8 years to beat! I still remember queueing up for the midnight release at Dublin’s HMV on Grafton St, even though the album had already leaked online in its entirety.

Speaking of leaks, there have been a few....