Wednesday, February 29, 2012

U2.COM : 'The Break'

'There are over 1.5 million homeless youth living on the streets, in shelters and couch surfing, in America. Despite the stereotypes, many of them are not addicts, hardened criminals or mentally ill. They come from families who didn’t understand them, some are runaways who could no longer tolerate the abuse in their own homes and some have aged out of the foster care system with no place to go....'

In an MTV documentary, 'The Break', the personal vision of Edge, viewers meet Ava, Nancy and Rob, all without a home to call their own and in desperate need of a change. Like many homeless young people they face a struggle for food and shelter, the dangers of crime and illegal drug use.

Every day, strangers turn a blind eye, telling themselves the problems are too big to fix. But homeless advocate Anne Mahlum knows different and the documentary reveals what's possible when people find the tools to build a new life.

'I wanted to find the right answer to the question, 'How do we respond to homelessness?' Edge told, in Dublin to talk about his vision for The Break. 'I wanted to get an intelligent audience to think differently about homeless people, to realise that so many of the cliches are untrue...'

More from Edge, and a clip of the show, in the video below. The Break airs in the US this Friday. Details.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

U2.COM : The Real 'U22'

The limited-edition live set 'U22', as curated by subscribers,  is now in production.

But two of the tracks - 'Even Better than The Real Thing' and 'One Tree Hill' - are already available for download, when you subscribe to

After listening to clips of 46 tracks played on the U2360° Tour,  fans selected the 22 they wanted to see on the new release. The results span nine albums and thirty years... and include some surprises. Discover  the final tracklisting here and details on a subscription here.

We'll be emailing subscribers with information on the running order of the double CD set and shipping details very soon. Stay Tuned.

Monday, February 20, 2012

U2.COM : 'Everybody having a good time...'

'Everybody having a good time except you.
You were talking about the end of the world...'

'Until The End of the World' is one of 22 live tracks from U2360° set to feature on the limited edition double-CD   'U22'.

You'll find the other 21 here.

This was what 'Until The End of the World' was like in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2011 - what do you think ?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

U2.COM : Predict The Running Order

The limited-edition live set 'U22' is now in production and soon we'll be announcing  delivery details and the running order on each CD.

But you've been to the shows, maybe you've seen the band many times... you must have your own ideas on how you'd sequence these 22 tracks on a double-CD.

So here's your chance.

The only rule is to choose 11 tracks for CD 1 and 11 for CD 2.

In the list of the final 22 tracks below (listed in order of popular vote), as an illustration we've just broken them into two CD's after track 11. You can do it anyway you like.

And, to avoid any misunderstanding, while all your brilliant predictions are appreciated, this exercise is not for real. Even now there are highly trained individuals who really know how to do this kind of thing... actually doing it. (After your tracklisting prediction, you might want to add a line or two of explanation...)

1. Bad / 2. Where The Streets Have No  Name / 3. Magnificent / 4. One  / 5. Ultraviolet / 6. Even Better than The Real Thing / 7. With or Without You /  8. Beautiful Day / 9. City of Blinding Lights / 10. The Unforgettable Fire / 11. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

CD 2
12. All I Want is You/Love Rescue Me  / 13. Moment of Surrender  / 14. Until The End of the World /  15. The Fly / 16. One Tree Hill  / 17. Stay (Faraway, So Close) / 18. Walk On / 19. Zooropa /
20. Elevation / 21. Out of Control / 22. Mysterious Ways

Monday, February 6, 2012

U2.COM : 'The Heart Is A Bloom...'

Beautiful Day is one of 22 live tracks from U2360° set to feature on the limited edition double-CD   'U22'.

You'll find the other 21 here.

On the road in 2011 it was a 'Beautiful Day' every night... even in space.