U2 X-Radio: SiriusXM
There have been two radio stations on SiriusXM featuring U2, the 2018 station, "The U2 Experience" and the new 2020 station, "U2 X-Radio" this discography section covers both.
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2020 U2 X-Radio:
U2 X-Radio begins broadcasting on July 1, 2020 at 3pm ET on channel 32. 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 content will be available to subscribers of SiriusXM radio in North America, and also to American users of the Pandora streaming service. Non-SiriusXM subscribers will be able to access a monthly highlights show which will be available outside of the USA. U2.Com lists “Don’t live in the US or Canada? Details still to be confirmed but a monthly highlights show will bring the best of the channel to listeners in the rest of the world. More news as soon as we get it.” Some international readers are reporting success listening to the station at http://player.siriusxm.com/home/foryou via a computer or lap top, using a non-Safari browser. (Click free preview and then choose the U2 banner.) It doesn’t seem to work from mobile devices unless you are able to access the desktop version of the site. And some people have been unable to access without a VPN.
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, 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.
All times are Eastern Time Zone.
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