U2 X-Radio: SiriusXM

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Below you will find episode guides to non-regular programming on U2 X-Radio on SiriusXM. These are the programs that are aired as a one-time special, and not part of a continuing series. For the continuing series, we also offer the episode guides below. The U2 X-Radio discography page is available if you are looking for news, scheduling information, and other information, and the statistics dashboard if you wish to take a deep dive into what has been played on the station.

U2's Mixtape

Initially Aired: 2020-07-01 15:00
"Hear how U2-X Radio began with the 2 hour mixtape experience personally curated and presented by the band themselves."
A two hour special curated by U2, including a mix of songs by U2 and other artists, which was used to introduce the station. Includes Bono's first fan letter to Patti Smith, and a unique audio track of "Desire" live, taken from the iHeart Music Festival in 2016. More information about this show is available in our news report of the launch of the station.

“11 O’Clock Tick Tock” Record Store Day Special

Initially Aired: 2020-08-29 12:00
"Forty years after fans heard U2’s “11 O’Clock Tick Tock” for the first time, U2 are planning a limited edition re-release for Record Store Day 2020. Hear all the exclusive tracks on the commemorative EP, plus commentary from U2 X-Radio hosts Rocky O’Riordan, Gavin Friday, and Michael Kurtz – the founder of Record Store Day."
Rocky O'Riordan hosts an hour long special for Record Store Day with guests Gavin Friday and Michael Kurtz. In the special, all four tracks from the "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" are played on air, including the two new tracks.

A Sense of Wonder – U2 Celebrate Van Morrison

Initially Aired: 2020-08-31 16:00
On Van Morrison’s 75th birthday, U2’s Bono and The Edge pay tribute to the iconic musician with hand-selected tracks and commentary.
Although only Bono and The Edge were mentioned in advance promotion, Adam Clayton joins the two as well for an hour long special about Van Morrison, where all three talk about Van Morrison's songs, and play his songs for an hour. Also included is Bono reading the lyrics of "Into the Mystic," "Moondance," and "A Sense of Wonder" over music. A full run down of the show is available in our news summary.

The 100 Most Desired U2 Songs

Initially Aired: 2020-09-04 12:00
All Labor Day weekend long, hear a countdown of the 100 U2 songs that listeners and fans “desire” most. Beginning Friday 9/4 at noon ET. Please see our news story about the countdown for the full list of what was played and more information about this program.

The Edge and Woody Harrelson Talk Pop

Initially Aired: 2020-10-12 21:00
U2 guitarist The Edge is joined by actor Woody Harrelson for a two-part conversation and listen back to U2’s groundbreaking 1997 album, Pop. We have a look at the episode in our news summary.

The Edge and Woody Harrelson Talk Pop (Part 2)

Initially Aired: 2020-10-19 21:00
U2 guitarist The Edge is joined by actor Woody Harrelson for a two-part conversation and listen back to U2’s groundbreaking 1997 album, Pop. We have a look at the episode in our news summary.

All That You Can't Leave Behind: The 20th Anniversary Special

Initially Aired: 2020-10-30 12:00
"Hear Bono, Edge, and Adam Clayton reunite with producers Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, as well as visual director Anton Corbijn, to take you on a revealing journey through each track."

A Conversation between Adam Clayton and Anton Corbijn

Initially Aired: 2020-11-12 12:00
A conversation between Adam Clayton and album art director, Anton Corbijn, the man behind the evocative cover art for U2's 2000 album All That You Can't Leave Behind. As the U2 X-Radio celebration of the 20th anniversary of All That You Can't Leave Behind continues.

Boy 40th Anniversary Show

Initially Aired: 2020-11-26 16:00
2020 marks 40 years since U2 arrived on the scene with their explosive debut album, Boy. Hear U2 X-Radio host Rocky O’Riordan in conversation with the album’s producer Steve Lillywhite and graphic artist Steve Averill, who designed the iconic cover art.

World AIDS Day Special

Initially Aired: 2020-12-01 10:00
On World AIDS Day, nonprofit organization (RED) and African record label Mavin Records join forces to fight two pandemics – AIDS, and COVID-19. Hear new music released for the cause and tracks from U2. Hosted by Rocky O’Riordan.

U2's Holiday Selection Box

Initially Aired: 2020-12-21 21:00
Don’t miss this hour-long special featuring a playlist of holiday music curated by U2’s bassist, Adam Clayton.
This special featured Adam Clayton sharing a list of his Christmas alternative favourites. The list was originally published as part of the Drake's playlist, done by Clayton for the menswear shop. The SiriusXM program featured the same songs, in the same order. There was no commentary by Adam Clayton.

U2's Christmas Vigil

Initially Aired: 2020-12-24 19:00
Hear reflections and readings from Bono, Edge and Adam Clayton.
U2 plays a handful of songs, and does several readings, first airing on Christmas Eve. Included the songs, "I Believe In Father Christmas," "Gloria," "Yahweh," "The First Time," and a live version of "40". Readings included Bono reading Psalms 121, 150 and 100, The Edge reading Psalms 46, 23, and 29 and Adam Clayton reading William Blake's Little Boy Lost and Little Boy Found. The Psalms were previously aired as part of the weekly "Elevation" show with the exception of The Edge reading Psalm 29, which was aired first as part of the Vigil.

Discothèque Marathon

Initially Aired: 2020-12-31 06:00
We could all use a little dance party this year. On New Year’s Eve, let nonstop episodes of Paul Oakenfold’s Discotheque show ring in 2021.
Starting at 6am ET, and continuing for 26 hours, all of the episodes so far of Paul Oakenfold's Discotheque were played in order. The first episode from July started at 6am, and the episodes were played in order, ending with episode 26 just after 8am on New Year's Day.

Pride: In The Name of Love

Initially Aired: 2021-01-18 01:00
U2 has been profoundly influenced by Martin Luther King Jr.’s inspiring messages and groundbreaking work, and the legendary band even dedicated its songs “Pride (In the Name of Love)” and “MLK” to the civil rights icon. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Bono will once again honor Dr. King by reading excerpts of the activist’s unforgettable speeches and playing “Pride (In the Name of Love)” and “MLK”. “Dr. King kept us tolerant in a time of terror,” Bono says during his 10-minute tribute. “Kept us faithful to peace and community. Made us believe in joy and justice. Showed us the way to a shared humanity. Dr. King’s voice is louder today than it has ever been. He is one of the true fathers of our American dream.” Starting at 1am ET on January 18, hear Bono’s entire tribute — titled Pride: In The Name of Love — on U2 X-Radio throughout the day. After its debut, listeners can stream it anytime on the SiriusXM app.

The Sweetest Things Countdown

Initially Aired: 2021-02-12 13:00
The fans have voted, and now we're counting down U2's best love songs. Just in time for Valentine's Day, hear U2's Sweetest Things, voted on and hosted by those who love U2 the most ... the fans!
SiriusXM countdown of the top 25 "love songs" by U2, as chosen by a fan vote. Press for the show lists "Valentine’s Day is upon us, and we’re celebrating the romantic side of U2 with a fan-voted countdown of their sweetest love songs. Hear U2’s Sweetest Things countdown starting February 12 at 1pm ET, with replays all Valentine’s weekend long, on U2 X-Radio (Ch. 32)." Our report on the full countdown is available here.

The Full Irish

Initially Aired: 2021-03-15 21:00
Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with Bono himself during his The Full Irish special — a two-hour playlist of Irish music airing on U2 X-Radio.

Tom Morello Radio Comandante

Initially Aired: 2021-05-10 19:00
"Each week legendary guitarist Tom Morello threads a musical theme through a wildly diverse set of songs that have influenced him as an artist"

“Fire” Record Store Day Special

Initially Aired: 2021-06-11 12:00

Host Rocky O'Riordan hosts a special celebrating Record Store Day and U2's 40th anniversary release of "Fire". Guests include Adam Clayton and Record Store Day founder, Carrie Colliton.

A 9-11 Special with Jenny Houston

Initially Aired: 2021-09-11 21:00

Jenny Houston curates a musical special of healing songs from U2's catalog on the anniversary of 9-11. Songs include "Walk On", "Where the Streets Have No Name", "One", "Love is All We Have Left", "40" as well as Bono's solo recording of "Hallelujah".

U2 October Anniversary Special

Initially Aired: 2021-10-16 12:00
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of U2's sophomore album, October, hear bassist Adam Clayton in conversation with U2 X-Radio host Rocky O'Riordan as they go track by track through the album and the stories behind it.

Achtung Baby: Hosted by U2 X-Radio Hosts

Initially Aired: 2021-11-15 22:00

A track by track look at U2's groundbreaking album, Achtung Baby, with stories and commentary from the hosts of U2 X-Radio (Jenny Huston, Phil Taggart, Rocky O'Riordan, Dan Hegarty and Gavin Friday).

Achtung Baby: The B-Sides

Initially Aired: 2021-11-18 21:00

A look at the B-sides accompanying U2's groundbreaking album, Achtung Baby. Hosted by U2 X-Radio weekend host Dan Hegarty. Part of the 30th Anniversary celebration of Achtung Baby.

Achtung Baby: Hosted by U2 X-Radio Listeners

Initially Aired: 2021-11-21 08:00

As we continue to celebrate the 30th anniversary of U2's groundbreaking album, Achtung Baby, go track-by-track through the record alongside U2 X-Radio listeners sharing their personal stories and experiences with the music.

Achtung Baby: Presented by The Edge and Adam Clayton

Initially Aired: 2021-11-24 21:00

U2's groundbreaking album Achtung Baby celebrates its 30th anniversary in November 2021. Now, hear the album in its entirety with never-before-heard commentary from The Edge and Adam Clayton.

U2000's Countdown

Initially Aired: 2021-12-26 11:00
As 2021 comes to a close, U2 X-Radio (Ch. 32) is revisiting your favorite music made by U2 over the last 20 years — from the explosive track “Elevation” from the 2000s to their newest release off of the Sing 2 soundtrack, “Your Song Saved My Life.”
Fans were given an opportunity to vote in a fan poll, which strangely included unreleased songs ("North Star") and material that had been from earlier decades ("Cartoon World", "Saturday Night"). None of these strange choices made the final broadcast.

Pop: 25th Anniversary Special

Initially Aired: 2022-03-07 20:00

Rocky O'Riordan and Adam Clayton sit down, listen to the "Pop" album in order, and discuss the songs on the 25th anniversary of the album.

17 Latest & Greatest Irish Bands

Initially Aired: 2022-03-17
For St. Paddy's Day, U2 X-Radio hosts shine a light on the 17 "latest and greatest" up and coming Irish artists. Hear music from Fontaines DC, TOUTS, Just Mustard, Elaine Mai and more.

U2 of the '80s Countdown

Initially Aired: 2022-05-27 20:00
It was the decade the world met U2. There were breakthrough singles, unforgettable live performances and worldwide number one hits. But which U2 song of the ’80s will fans choose as their favorite? Cast your vote on the U2 of the ’80s countdown now below — then listen to the countdown starting Friday, May 27 and throughout Memorial Day weekend on U2 X-Radio (Ch. 32)! The full countdown will also be available on the SXM App after it premieres.

Paul McCartney 80th Birthday Special

Initially Aired: 2022-06-18 13:00

Bono and The Edge put together a birthday tribute to Paul McCartney on his 80th birthday. It includes Bono reading "Blackbird", "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Maybe I'm Amazed".

The U2 2nd Anniversary Special: Adam Clayton Live

Initially Aired: 2022-07-01 12:00
U2 X-Radio celebrates two years with something special - Adam Clayton is going LIVE, but not to perform on stage! Hear what happened when Adam took live calls from listeners and fans.

Bono & Ali 40th Anniversary Playlist

Initially Aired: 2022-08-31 14:00
She's the best thing about him - isn't that the sweetest thing? This week, Bono and his wife Ali celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, and we're celebrating it with a playlist of U2 songs about their love.
With or Without You / Spanish Eyes / Sweetest Thing / In A Little While / A Man and A Woman / You're the Best Thing About Me

Calling Bono

Initially Aired: 2022-11-01 20:00
Throughout “Bono Week,” listen to an episode of “Calling Bono” with the U2 front man himself and SiriusXM host Bill Flanagan.

Songs of Surrender Playlist

Initially Aired: 2022-11-14 20:00
Throughout “Bono Week,” listen to a 40-song playlist curated by Bono. Surrender’s subtitle, 40 Songs, One Story, is a nod to the book’s forty chapters, which are each named after a U2 song. This is a 40-song playlist of the songs that serve as chapter titles hosted by Bono (repurposing excerpts from the audiobook/interview as intros)

40th Anniversary of War

Initially Aired: 2023-03-01 07:00
SiriusXM host Jenny Huston interviews Adam Clayton about the 1983 album, War celebrating it's 40th anniversary this week.

Songs of Surrender: A Conversation with Bono and Edge

Initially Aired: 2023-03-17 12:00
Bono and The Edge in conversation with Bill Flanagan about the new album Songs of Surrender.

Songs of Surrender: Track by Track

Initially Aired: 2023-03-17 13:00
Hosted by Adam, The Edge, and Bono of U2, this special features the new album Songs of Surrender track by track with a discussion of tracks by the band.