Even though it was never released as a single, U2’s song “Kite” has become a fan-favorite track. It’s not surprising that the song struck a chord with listeners. As Bono said “This song’s about letting go of somebody you don’t want to let go of”, and that’s a feeling that most of us can easily relate to. The lyrics to “Kite” find Bono reminiscing about an incident that occurred when he attempted, with his daughters, to fly a kite from a hill overlooking Dublin Bay. The kite crashed, and one of Bono’s daughters then asked if she could go home to play […]
Was September 25 the date Larry posted the notice at the school, or was it the date of U2’s first meeting in his kitchen? *(Answer below). More importantly, will it be the date U2 will release Songs of Experience? That’s the question some of us are asking as we wait on a bed of nails for SOE to arrive. It would make perfect sense for this to be the case, with the I Heart Radio appearance happening two days before. But forget “sense” for a minute. If we’re being honest, releasing Songs of Experience on their 40th anniversary could go […]
Happy birthday to everyone’s favorite guitarist/keyboardist/backup vocalist! The Edge turns 55 today, so please join us in wishing him a wonderful birthday.
Although its mostly known to U2 fans as the pre-recorded opener to 1997’s Pop*Mart Tour, Pop Muzik was originally recorded and released back in 1979 by English musician Robin Scott, under the name M. The original song was a hit for Scott, reaching the top 10 in several countries, including the United States and his native UK. Scott has said that the song was his attempt to sum up the previous 25 years of popular music, saying “it’s all just pop music”. In 1997, when U2 were looking for a theme song to play as they approached the stage for […]
Songs of Experience could be released as soon as September or October
by Brian Boyd, Irish Times
U2 have confirmed a new world tour for next year and that their next album, Songs of Experience could be released as soon as September or October of this year.
The band were talking to a Spanish fansite last week while in Valencia for the wedding of their childhood friend – Dublin optician, Reggie Manuel.
The new album will be a companion piece to 2014’s Song of Innocence in that while the former album dealt with their teenage years on the Northside of Dublin, Songs of Experience will deal with the sudden rush of fame they had in the 1980’s beginning with their Live Aid concert experience and becoming the biggest rock band in the world on the release of 1987’s The Joshua Tree.
The Songs of Experience tour will begin in March 2017 and will take in the US, South America, Australia, Asia and Europe, with an outdoor Irish show in the summer of 2018 a distinct possibility.
The band have already confirmed two major U S gigs – a show at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on …read more