U2 X-Radio: SiriusXM
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U2 X-Radio launched on July 1, 2020 on SiriusXM on Channel 32. The station, is a 24-hour a day broadcast of U2 music, soundbites from the band, and other artists. Adam Clayton, Bono and The Edge have all hosted regular shows on the station. The service is available in North America and is a subscriber based service.
We maintain episode guides for much of the special programming on the station, as well as regular features by the band. We also include a statistics dashboard allowing for a deeper look at what gets played on the station.
The station was announced on December 4, 2019, during a live concert in Saitama, Japan. The station description reads, “This is U2. This is radio. This is U2X RADIO. Featuring the songs of a band from the Northside of Dublin. A complete immersion into the music of Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton. The band’s history, idols, influences and current passions. Plus inspiration, conversation, culture, commentary and ideas. U2X Radio will introduce listeners to old friends and new stories; as well as artists, writers, thinkers and activists who are changing the world. All curated by U2.” The station began broadcasting on July 1, 2020 at 3pm ET on channel 32.
In the early days of the station U2.com offered a regular highlights show from the station called Xtracks. Xtracts also airs on other SiriusXM channels as a preview of the station. The episodes to date are available here:
- 2020-09-30: Episode 01
- 2020-11-30: Episode 02
- 2020-12-24: Episode 03
- 2021-03-29: Episode 04
- 2021-06-17: Episode 05
2018 The U2 Experience:
The U2 Experience was a SiriusXM Channel that launched on June 1, 2018 at Noon in the Eastern Time Zone, and stopped play at 03:05am on July 31, 2018. The station ran for 59.6 days on channel 30, although it had only been initially advertised as a 30 day special channel. During that time 4.8% of the air time was spent on interview clips, 16.0% of the air time was live tracks from the band, 73.0% were studio recordings, and the remainder was solo material from U2. As part of this initial SiriusXM offering, a special concert was held at the legendary Apollo Theatre on July 11, 2018 for SiriusXM Contest winners, which was broadcast on the station.
Most Recent U2 X-Radio News
- 2022-07-02: Adam Clayton Celebrates Two Years of U2 X-Radio
- 2021-10-14: U2 Launches Biggest-Ever Artist Takeover on Pandora
- 2021-02-12: U2’s Sweetest Things: A Countdown
- 2020-12-23: U2 at the Apollo: A Look Back
- 2020-12-18: Holiday Offerings on SiriusXM