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2024-08-14: “Staring at the Sun” Next to be Remastered

The next single in the 12-part series of single reissues in 2024 will be “Staring at the Sun”. It will be available in digital streaming services and online shops on Friday, April 19. The single was originally released this week in 1997. At the time it was released on CD and cassette single.

“Staring at the Sun” is the fourth single from the 90s remastered and issued in the last year. Last...

2024-04-17: Questions about the Sphere Broadcast and RSD 2024

U2’s final night at Sphere is being streamed across various stations in the week to come. The special airing of the 2-hour concert is being tied into Record Store Day which falls on April 20. This year U2 is releasing a special 10-inch single on transparent red vinyl which features a live version of “Atomic City” on one side, and a remix of the song on the other side.

As always we’re...

2024-04-05: To Love and Only Love: 2024 Singles Refresh

U2 have announced that they will remaster 12 singles this year, starting with today’s release of “Discotheque”. The project is being called “U2 To Love and Only Love – Deep Dives and B-Sides”. On Spotify there is an accompanying playlist featuring all the songs released to date.

U2 share, “while the U2 catalogue already glitters like a disco ball in the dance hall of on-line streaming,...

2024-04-04: Discothèque Remastered in 2024

Update: 2024-04-05:

It appears the 12-Inch version of “Discothèque” is on the release, under the title “Discothèque” (Single Version), and it is the “Discothèque” (5:19) version featured on the original single that does not make this set. This has been corrected below.

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For those asking when the next refreshed single will appear on digital stores and streaming...

2024-03-24: Crystal Ballroom: What’s Next?

It’s been a week since the debut of U2’s broadcast of their final show at Sphere on U2 X-Radio. For those wanting to listen, if you are a SiriusXM subscriber, the show has been airing live once a day on the station since the initial airing. It is not known how long these live airings will continue, but the show will be available until April 17, 2024 on demand on the service. (That goes for...

2024-03-17: Sphere on U2 X-Radio

The interview with Pauli the PSM and Gavin Friday started at 7pm Eastern. It featured Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Bram van den Berg speaking about the shows for an hour program. Mixed in with the interview recording is some album versions of the songs. “Zoo Station”, “Even Better than the Real Thing”, “Night and Day” (Twilight Remix) and “Dancing in the Moonlight” by Thin Lizzy all are...

2024-03-15: 1 Billion Streams for U2’s “With or Without You” on Spotify

Earlier today, March 15, 2024, “With or Without You” surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify an accomplishment that puts U2 in yet another small club of artists.

Spotify is an audio streaming service that has been around since 2006 and is accessible in 156 markets. All of U2’s major studio albums are available for streaming as well as dozens of singles and special releases.

U2 is...

2024-03-12: Box Office Data is In

The final box office numbers are in for #U2UVSphere in Las Vegas. U2 performed 40 shows in total at the venue and we’re able to report on the full attendance and ticket sales.

Box office data was reported in three lots to Pollstar, who track box office data for concerts worldwide.

The first run of shows started on September 29, and ran into November before U2 took a break for the F1...

2024-03-12: U2 at the Sphere Premiering Sunday 8pm Eastern

Update: March 16, 2024

With the announcement of U2’s Final Show in Las Vegas airing on SiriusXM on Sunday we’re seeing a lot of questions once again about access to the station. We’ve added some questions and answers below. At the end of the article you can find our original notes about this show and the ad on SiriusXM.

The following questions are answered:

  • When will it air?
  • What...

2024-03-10: The Book of Your Heart: Aaron J. Sams Talks U2 Song by Song

March 2024 sees the release of U2 Song by Song, a comprehensive overview of every U2 track to date, written and compiled by U2Songs founder Aaron J. Sams. I had the opportunity to look at an early draft of the book and thought it would be fun to get some insights from the man himself as U2 Song by Song starts rolling off the presses. Without further ado, here’s our discussion!


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2024-03-06: The U2UV Pins

Pauli the PSM, Atomic MC DJ, opened 40 shows at Sphere. He hopped into the back of a Trabant and played a mix of songs from the 70s, 80s, and onwards. The dance party got started on Edge’s side of the stage each night, but the Trabant would move during the performance, the first time when Pauli played The Beatles’ “Drive My Car”. You can see a run down of some of Pauli the PSM’s mixes here...

2024-03-02: Kiss the Future in Theatres

Kiss the Future, a documentary film principally about U2’s relationship with war-torn Sarajevo in the 90’s, premiered at the 2023 Berlin International Film Festival and is now playing at AMC theaters in the United States. Since the events in the film took place more than 25 years ago and are well-recorded history, I will talk about them freely in this review, but if you would like to...