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2019-03-19: Rumours: NZ, Australia, Asia U2 Tour in 2019

Updated: March 19, 2019:

After reports of some radio banter on Triple M yesterday, suggesting the radio DJ’s know about an upcoming U2 tour, we’re able to bring a bit of additional information about the tour. As always, until such time that an official announcement is made this should be considered rumour, and should not be used to book non-refundable travel or accommodation.

We are told...

2019-03-17: What’s the story with the new version of “Rattle and Hum”?

Early in February we reported that a new version of Rattle and Hum on vinyl had started to appear. There was no fanfare for the release, and most storefronts just added it to their listings with little notice. It did appear at Amazon in the USA as well as at U2.Com (with a release date of February 14, 2019 on Amazon). Neither of these locations had previously sold copies of this album, and...

2019-03-11: “Waiting for the Miracle to Come” Release: April 29

A new song co-written by Bono, “Where the Shadows Fall,” is featured in the film Waiting for the Miracle to Come by director Lian Lunson. Bono also acts as an Executives producer on the film. The song, co-written by Bono and long-time collaborator Simon Carmody, features over the final credits, and is sung by Willie Nelson for the film. Bono also performs on the track singing backing vocals...

2019-03-02: Euromantic Remix: An Interview with Jon Pleased Wimmin

On Thursday it was announced that U2 would be releasing a new EP for Record Store Day. “The Europa EP” will be limited and released on April 13, 2019. The EP will be a mix of live material and Euro-inspired remixes, including a remix of U2’s “Love Is All We Have Left,” titled the “Jon Pleased Wimmin Euromantic Mix.” The remix runs 5 minutes and 40 seconds and is at end of the EP. A few days...

2019-03-01: The Crystal Ball: Australia Rumours and Looking ahead at 2019

Updated Information: March 19, 2019

We have updated our tour story and the latest information on the upcoming rumoured U2 tour of Asia, Australia and New Zealand can be found here.

Updated Information: March 1, 2019

A friend had an opportunity to speak with Paul McGuinness today. We’ve been told we are welcome to share it here. Part of his conversation was posted to Twitter:

Me: I’m...

2019-02-27: Beyond the Horizon: NLOTH Merchandise 10 Years Later

Ten years ago, U2 released No Line on the Horizon. Feels like yesterday doesn’t it? With each album release there’s a wealth of promotional material released. The Joshua Tree in a pizza box? Disco ball that opens up to serve you a copy of Pop? An alarm clock that looks like a bomb for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb? We’ve got a soft spot here at U2Songs.com for some of these promotional...

2019-02-17: New Release Oddities

Update: February 17, 2019:

We’ve been able to confirm what version of Rattle and Hum is now shipping from Amazon in North America. If you read below, we recently were able to identify a new pressing of Rattle and Hum was being offered for sale at Amazon in the USA, at some local shops, and is also being offered on U2.Com. We believe these are all the same pressing.

The version now...

2019-02-08: James Lavelle Remix of “Wake Up Dead Man” Appears Again

Almost a year ago we were able to tell you about a new mix of “Wake Up Dead Man” that had appeared many years later. The song, originally from 1997’s Pop album, had been remixed back in 1997 by Unkle. Unkle was a British group, founded in 1992 by James Lavelle and Tim Goldsworthy. Lavelle had a monthly radio show on Soho Radio, and on March 21, 2018, he commented about the mix, “Since I’ve...

2019-01-23: U2’s Dublin Exhibition Centre

It was announced today that U2 have gotten permission to develop the area they currently use in Hanover Quay as a studio, into a new exhibition centre. There have been certain conditions that will have to be met to go forward with the design including payments to the Planning Authority, a donation to the development of the LUAS line in that area, as well as conditions relating to the...

2019-01-17: U2’s The Europa EP Update & Fan Club Release & No Line Release Date

Earlier this month our sources shared information with us regarding a new release for Record Store Day 2019 which is being called “The Europa EP.” The 12-inch release will be released for Record Store Day on April 13, 2019. That EP will be a live EP with songs from the second leg of the Experience and Innocence tour.

We are pleased to confirm that side A will open with the opening track...

2019-01-11: Songs of Experience: Your Answers (Part One)

In early 2018, a month after Songs of Experience had been released we asked our audience a number of questions about the album. They included questions about the album itself, what formats you had purchased, and how you were listening to it. We asked questions about how it ranked among your favourite U2 albums. Many of you told us that the album was too new to give it a such ratings, but our...

2019-01-07: Chasing Bono…in Soho: An interview with Neil McCormick

You may have read the book (I Was Bono’s Doppelganger), or seen the film (Killing Bono). Neil McCormick is an artist born out of the post-punk movement that touched, among other places, Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin, in the mid-70s.

I Was Bono’s Doppelganger tells the tale of Neil, and his brother Ivan (a former member of Feedback), and their musical journey alongside U2’s....