Promotion of “You’re The Best Thing About Me”

Original Story by Aaron J. Sams (2017-09-05)

With U2’s new single being released today, the band will be starting some promotion while on the road in the USA on the third leg of the Joshua Tree Tour. We will try to keep track of these items as they pop up below:

Wednesday September 6:

  • Single will be released by Interscope at 8am EST (See countdown on our main page) [Q104 in New York has confirmed they will play the single at that time]
  • Canada: 102.1 The Edge, Interview with the Edge (9:00 Local Time, Toronto) [Link to Listen Back] (thanks Sam B!)
  • Germany: Radio Eins, interview with the Edge (14:00 Local Time, Berlin) [Link to Listen Back]
  • Germany: WDR2, interview with Bono (Cologne, Germany) [Link to Listen Back]
  • Netherlands: NPO Radio 2, host Ruud de Wild, interview with Bono (Between 16:00 – 18:00 Amsterdam Local Time) [Link to Listen Back]
  • Spain: Los 40 Radio, host Xavi Martinez, interview with The Edge (18:00 Local Time) [Link to Listen Back] (Thanks Xavi!)
  • UK: Absolute Radio, host Andy Bush, interview with Bono (13:00 London local time) (Thanks Jo & Alan!) [Link to Listen Back]
  • UK: BBC Radio 2, host Simon Mayo, interview with The Edge (17:20 London Local Time) [Link to Listen Back]
  • USA: KROQ Kevin and Bean Show, interview with Bono (07:00 Los Angeles Local time) [Link to Listen Back]
  • USA: 93XRT, host Lin Brehmer, interview with Bono (09:00 Chicago Local Time) [Link to Listen Back]
  • USA: The Buzz: The Rod Ryan Show, interview with The Edge (after 9am Houston TX local time, will play single at 7am)
  • USA: 933 WMMR, interview with the Edge (12 noon EST, Philadelphia) [Link to Listen Back]
  • USA: 91X FM with hosts Tommy and Danielle, interview with Adam Clayton (San Diego) [Link to Listen Back]
  • USA: Radio 104.5, Mike Jones radio, interview with the Edge (10:00 EST, Philadelphia [Link to listen back])
  • USA: Radio WXPN-FM, host Dan Reed will interview the Edge (16:00 EST, Philadelphia) (Thanks Megh!) [Link to Listen Back]
  • USA: Alice 97.3 FM, interview with the Edge (17:00 San Francisco Local Time) [Link to Listen Back]
  • USA: 94.9 The River, host Tim interviews Adam Clayton (Boise, Idaho) [Link to Listen Back]
  • USA: 88.5 KCSN with host Sky Daniels interview with Bono (17:00 Los Angeles Local Time) [Link to Listen Back]
  • USA: 90.7 WFUV-FM, Fordham University interview with Adam Clayton (New York City) [Link to Listen Back]
  • USA: Live 105 KITS, Kevin Klein live interview with The Edge (San Francisco) [Link to Listen Back]
  • USA: 88.5FM, interview with Bono (Los Angeles) [Link to Listen Back]
  • Brazil: Rádio Globo, program No Ar, interview with Adam Clayton (Program starts 08:00 São Paulo Local Time) [Link to Listen Back] (São Paulo (94,1 FM), Recife (97,1 FM), Santos (102,1 FM) e Rio de Janeiro (98,1 FM))

Thursday September 7:

Friday September 8:

Thursday September 14:

Friday September 15:

  • France: NRJ program Manu dans le 6/9 will interview Bono (Between 6 – 9am, France Local Time) [Link to Listen Back]

Thanks to u2achtung.com, atu2.com, U2start.com, U2Valencia.Com, U2BR, shakermaker84, Allison, Jo, Cloverground and others mentioned above and below.

Full information and sources below:

Spanish Radio station Los40 will interview The Edge today at 14:00 Local time. (Thanks to U2valencia.Com)


Dutch Radio Station NPORadio2 host Ruud deWild will interview Bono about the new single between 16:00 and 18:00 (Amsterdam Time) (Thanks to U2Start.com)


UK radio station, BBC Radio 2 host Simon Mayo announced they will interview the Edge at 17:20 (UK Time)


Q104 Radio in New York City has announced they will be playing the new single at 8am, which matches the below information for the new single. (Thanks Allison)

Interscope Records has announced they will release the single at 5AM PST / 8AM EST:


And rumours that U2 may be playing Fallon / The Tonight Show on Thursday, thanks to atu2.com


The team at atu2.com have since confirmed that U2 will appear on the show, and Fallon himself has since announced the appearance.

Rolling Stone in Brazil has also confirmed that Adam Clayton will speak with Radio Globo tomorrow.


We expect that other radio interviews for promotion will be announced soon. The band has been heard rehearsing the song in sound check, but as of yet have not played the song live in concert. We have added a countdown to our front page, counting down to the time that is mentioned in the Interscope promotional information.

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