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October 19th, 2014

12:02 am - More from Absolute Radio + BBC Radio Ulster
Here is the full length Absolute Radio interview with Bono & Edge!

Also here's an interview with Edge & Adam on BBC Radio Ulster.

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October 17th, 2014

11:44 pm - Latest TV & radio appearances
If you missed U2 on The Graham Norton Show this evening, it's repeated on Monday night / early Tuesday morning from 00:20am to 01:05am. It's also up on iPlayer.

The Absolute Radio interview with Bono & Edge was (partially) broadcast this morning, and can be heard in this podcast at the 36 minute mark. It's well worth a listen, very funny and almost completely free of Bono's usual repetitive soundbites (though he does try to sneak in the milk bottle analogy again). There's meant to be a half-hour recording of the full interview coming soon, but I haven't seen it anywhere yet.

Yesterday, Bono & Edge were also interviewed by Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music, which you can listen to here.

One more appearance has been announced - Zane Lowe will be talking to the band on his Radio 1 show (7-9pm) on Monday evening. Don't forget they are also playing Later With Jools Holland next week! Anyone else struggling to keep up with all this?!

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October 15th, 2014

10:34 pm - Radio promo
Christian O'Connell interviewed Bono & Edge for his breakfast show on Absolute Radio. It will be broadcast this Friday!

If you missed this evening's live session on Radio 2, it should soon be available here. :)

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October 13th, 2014

06:28 pm - Another Absolute Radio interview?
Hmm, I caught something on Absolute Radio earlier about an upcoming live interview with Bono and The Edge (on the breakfast show I think?), but I missed what day they said, and I can't find any mention of it online! Does anyone know?

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October 9th, 2014

04:56 pm - Upcoming radio & TV appearances
Lots of promo appearances coming up on UK radio and TV:

Wednesday 15th October - U2 at Maida Vale, Radio 2
Jo Whiley hosts a very special evening in at Maida Vale with U2. They will be playing 3 live tracks from the new album & an old classic. Plus spinning some of their favourite tunes. (8pm to 10pm)

Friday 17th October - The Graham Norton Show, BBC1
Irish mega-band U2 also grace the sofa after performing new single The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone). (10:35pm to 11:20pm)

Tuesday 21st October - Later Live, BBC2
U2 will be playing songs from their recently released 13th album, 'Songs Of Innocence'. (10pm to 10:30pm)

Friday 24th October - Later... With Jools Jolland, BBC2
Extended edition of Tuesday night's show. (11:35pm to 00:35am)

Surprised Graham Norton agreed to have them on his show - he's been slagging them off ever since the '90s! Will be interesting to see if he pretends to be impressed. :P

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September 24th, 2014

07:55 pm - U2 question on Pointless
Today's Pointless had a nice question involving U2 singles from the '90s. It's available on iPlayer for one week - the round begins at 2:52. :)

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March 17th, 2014

08:04 pm - Hark!
I just heard Invisible playing in the background on EastEnders. :D

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March 3rd, 2014

04:06 pm - Today programme
Haha - John Humphrys trying to get a serious report on the Oscars for Radio 4, but the entertainment correspondent is too busy trying to grab Bono for a chat!


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March 1st, 2014

04:20 pm - Final Score
I didn't know Adam Clayton had been playing for Huddersfield!  No wonder the album is so delayed. :P

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February 27th, 2014

09:52 pm - Sport Relief auction: bid for U2 concert tickets + backstage invite + signed Bono shades!

Russell Brand and a host of his celebrity friends are donating their prized possessions, money-can't-buy items and unique experiences for a special charity eBay auction.

From the worlds of music, sport and entertainment, the likes of Bono, Stephen Fry, Paloma Faith, John Bishop and Gary Lineker, to name a few, have all given up beloved belongings or an amazing experience which the public are invited to bid for on eBay.

Among the items up for grabs, you could bid for:

A pair of Bono's sunglasses and the chance to collect them from the musician himself – the winning bidder and a friend will be invited backstage to meet the U2 singer ahead of seeing the band perform live in the UK.

The auction runs until Sunday 2nd March and the public can also support the cause by selling something of their own on eBay for "Give it Up for Sport Relief".

The money raised from this auction will go to the 'Give it Up' fund managed by Comic Relief and created by Russell to help people with drug and alcohol addictions remain abstinent.


Meet Bono at a U2 show and take home a signed pair of his sunglasses

Win a pair of Bono's sunglasses and collect them from the musician himself. You and a friend will be invited backstage to meet the U2 singer ahead of seeing the band perform live in the UK.

You will receive two General Admission tickets for you and a guest to see U2 perform at a UK venue during their next European tour.
The UK date(s) are yet to be announced but we promise you it will be well worth the wait!

This auction is raising money for the 'Give It Up' fund, which was set up by Russell Brand to help develop abstinence based community support for people leaving drug and alcohol treatment. The fund is managed by Comic Relief, and this year Give it Up is part of the Sport Relief campaign, one of the UK's biggest fundraising events, which brings the entire nation together to raise cash and change lives.

The current bid is £2,501.01!

Well, even if you can't afford it, at least this confirms that a UK tour announcement is on the way. :D

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