Surrender Promotion

Original Story by Aaron J. Sams (2022-08-30)

First Printed: June 16, 2022
Last Updated: August 30, 2022

Bono seems to have started the promotion for his upcoming memoir, Surrender being released at the start of November.

We’ll keep a running tally of promo appearances and interviews as they crop up.

Upcoming Events

September 21, 2022: Dreamforce Conference

  • Registration Information
  • “Art, Activism & ‘Surrender’” featuring Marc Benioff and Bono
  • Lead singer of U2, cofounder of (RED) and ONE and author of upcoming new memoir “Surrender”, Bono is an original Trailblazer. Hear from him on what fuels his passion for music, art, justice and life.
  • Session is scheduled to start at 6pm Eastern / 3pm Pacific

Friday, October 7, 2022: The New Yorker Festival

  • More information about the Festival appearance.
  • Bono will take the stage with David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker
  • General sales for the event start on September 8 at 12 noon.
  • The event is billed as “Bono talks with David Remnick and Performs”
  • The event is scheduled to run for 75 minutes.

October 16, 2022: Cheltenham Literature Festival 2022

  • Bono will appear at “The Times and Sunday Times Forum” on the final day of the Festival
  • Festival Website
  • He will be discussing his upcoming memoir Surrender with broadcaster, Emma Freud.
  • Tickets from £30, event will run from 7:45pm – 8:45pm
  • General tickets will go on sale on September 7.

The above are speaking engagements and are not expected to include a musical performance.

Completed Events

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

  • Bono’s memoir is announced: surrendermemoir.com
  • Animated video of Bono reading from chapter titled “Out of Control”
  • Book will be released on November 1, 2022 (In English, and in several translations)
  • An audiobook version will be available digitally and on CD.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Sunday, June 19, 2022

  • Dalkey Book Festival: “Two Fathers Two Friends
  • “On Father’s Day, two fathers, two friends, talk about crafting poems, songs and the process of writing. A conversation between Bono and Paul Muldoon.”
  • Bono reads from the chapter titled “Beautiful Day”
  • The reading takes place at Finnegan’s Pub, in front of a small audience.

  • Video footage from RTE including Bono reading from his book.
    Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:15am (UK Time)
  • BBC Radio 4: “Desert Island Discs
  • Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.

Friday, July 1, 2022 09:00am (Repeat – UK Time)

  • BBC Radio 4: “Desert Island Discs
  • Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

  • New video animation released for Bono and Ali’s 40th anniversary featuring the chapter “Two Hearts Beat as One

Thursday, September 1, 2022

  • Bono writes a piece about Gorbachev in Time Magazine
  • The piece is adapted from a chapter in Surrender

Related Information

  • Songs of Surrender Discography Entry: A rumoured 40-track album of reinvented songs is due later this year or in early 2023 from U2, reimagining the 40 U2 songs Bono has used for chapter titles.

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