U2 stopped by the SiriusXM studios to join moderator Jenny Eliscu and a small group of fans on July 29 for a Town Hall Q&A in New York City. The interview is slated to air on Friday, Aug. 7 at 6 pm EDT on The Spectrum, channel 28. It is the first time U2 has participated in the satellite radio provider’s Town Hall interviews. Fan @forte3 shared a group photo on Instagram after the interview concluded last week.
TL;DR version of this OTR:
1.) I didn’t just want this tour to happen, I needed this tour to happen. And U2 delivered.
2.) Edge and Adam showed up at our 20th anniversary party and ZOMFG.
There you go. This is the longest OTR in the history of OTRs — more than 3,000 words! — so if the above doesn’t interest you, feel free to tap out right now. You’ll still know what I talked about, just without all the details. We’ll see you for next week’s OTR, perhaps? Sherry will be writing that one.
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