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2022-10-04: Stories of Surrender Questions and Answers

What is this Stories of Surrender tour?

It’s a tour to support the launch of Bono’s new book Surrender which will be released on November 1. Bono will be performing live, and telling stories of his life, live in person. This is not a U2 tour.

Will there be performances?

The tagline for the tour is “an evening of words, music and some mischief…” so expect some music. Bono has been...

2022-10-01: Stories of Surrender

An early post via Live Nation on Twitter announced Bono’s book tour, “Stories of Surrender”. Bono will be touring in November and early December to support his book Surrender which is coming out on November 1. Unlike the early promotional appearances at book festivals and the like, this is a performance, which will including Bono performing songs, telling stories and reading from the book....

2022-09-29: U2’s Celebration of Interscope at 30

In January it was announced that U2 would participate in Interscope Records 30th birthday celebrations with a limited edition pressing of All That You Can’t Leave Behind. It is part of a series of albums reissued to celebrate Interscope’s 30th birthday. All That You Can’t Leave Behind was chosen because it was U2’s first release on the Interscope label. We shared the details of this release...

2022-09-26: U2 Three: A Look Back

U2’s “Three” is the single that kicked off the band’s career. It featured three songs, “Out of Control”, “Stories for Boys” and “Boy/Girl”, and was initially released on 12-inch and 7-inch formats. The 12-inch was released in a generic company sleeve, and a picture sleeve was used for the 7-inch featuring the younger brother of Bono’s longtime friend Guggi.

The single was recorded with...

2022-09-16: New Single Update: Get Out of Your Own Way

U2 have updated one additional single as part of the refresh project.

“Get Out of Your Own Way” has been updated today on several online sites, including YouTube music, Tidal, Spotify, Qobuz and others. However, the release hasn’t been updated everywhere, and this new version is not yet showing up on iTunes.

The four tracks included are:

“Get Out of Your Own Way” (03:59)
“Get Out of...

2022-08-30: Surrender Promotion

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

2022-08-19: Songs for Someone: Bono and Ali 40 Years

Updated: 2022-08-31

Note on date: For many years the accepted date for the wedding was August 21, 1982, which was a Saturday. Celebrations around the 40th anniversary revealed that the date was August 31, 1982 instead. This is the date Eve Hewson wished her parents a Happy Anniversary, the date included in Bono’s memoir Surrender, and is the date Bono referenced from stage on August 31,...

2022-08-13: U2 vs Avicii Leak

We’ve known for a while that U2 had worked with Avicii on a song. On Saturday, the song leaked on YouTube. It was titled “Stars Don’t Go” and was posted to YouTube by an Avicii fan account. As expected, the song has since been removed for copyright issues due to a copyright claim by Universal Music.

The song very much sounds like an early version of “Iris”, which U2 redid for Songs of...

2022-08-12: Bono to participate in celebration of Kavanagh

Announced today, Bono will participate in a celebration of author Patrick Kavanagh. The double disc release will feature Bono reading Kavanagh’s “On Raglan Road”, which will be released on September 23, 2022 on Claddagh Records. Patrick Kavanagh released an album of poems in 1964 on Claddagh Records. This album re-releases that 1964 album with an additional disc of guests reading Kavanagh’s...

2022-08-09: Singles Refresh Part Two

We shared in January that U2 were rumoured to be tackling some upgrades this year of the singles offered on digital storefronts and streaming services. On July 22, U2 did the first upgrade to these, with 11 of their singles being upgraded. These new offerings combined singles that were split across multiple releases, cleaned up the artwork in use for the songs, and making some previously...

2022-08-03: U2 Tour Rumours 2023

Please note: Until tours are officially announced, we mark all information in regards to them as rumour, even though we do endeavor to post only reliable information that has been shared with us by multiple sources. The below discusses not yet announced performances, and should be considered as rumour at this time.

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2022-07-29: More on the Kennedy Center Honors

1978. U2 were just getting their start in Dublin, when The Kennedy Center established their first Kennedy Center Honors. The annual gala and awards celebrate the “international standard of excellence set by America’s artists, as well as the aesthetic inspiration provided by artists of other nations who have achieved prominence on these shores.” The award recognizes living individuals who...