Surrender Promotion

Original Story by Aaron J. Sams (2022-06-21)

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.

Completed Events

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

  • Bono’s memoir is announced: surrendermemoir.com
  • Animated video of Bono reading from chapter titled “Out of Control”
  • Book will be released on November 1, 2022 (In English, and in several translations)
  • An audiobook version will be available digitally and on CD.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Sunday, June 19, 2022

  • Dalkey Book Festival: “Two Fathers Two Friends
  • “On Father’s Day, two fathers, two friends, talk about crafting poems, songs and the process of writing. A conversation between Bono and Paul Muldoon.”
  • Bono reads from the chapter titled “Beautiful Day”
  • The reading takes place at Finnegan’s Pub, in front of a small audience.
  • Video footage from RTE including Bono reading from his book.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:15am (UK Time)

  • BBC Radio 4: “Desert Island Discs
  • Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.

Friday, July 1, 2022 09:00am (Repeat – UK Time)

  • BBC Radio 4: “Desert Island Discs
  • Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.

Related Information

  • Songs of Surrender Discography Entry: A rumoured 40-track album of reinvented songs is due in November from U2, reimagining the 40 U2 songs Bono has used for chapter titles.

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