New U2 photos since the album release in celebration of the 38th Anniversary of the band’s formation.
There has been a lot of press, with the band members, especially Bono, making the rounds to radio stations and music magazines everywhere. I’ve attempted to compile them onto one page so they can be browsed. (I want to give a mention to atu2.com as they had noticed some articles/interviews I had missed)
Before getting to the band, there is an interview with U2’s manager, Guy Oseary, on Mashable, where he discussed the new U2 album and the method of distribution.
On the new album and sales: “I’m blown away by it. The [U218 Singles] album is top 10 in 46 countries. A day before the Apple event there was not one U2 album on the iTunes chart. Two days later, there’s 26, so that’s very exciting for me to think that new people are discovering this band and some are rediscovering it. From what I hear, a lot of people are listening to the new album, which is great.” Continue reading
U2 released their new album today, giving it out for free to millions of iTunes users (approximately 500 million worldwide, to be specific). It is the largest album release in history. The album features 11 new songs and is their first studio album in five years. They have recently released two other songs, “Ordinary Love” from the Film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, for which they received an Academy Award nomination and “Invisible,” which was done in partnership with Bank of America to support the (RED) campaign. In addition, there will also be another album, Songs of Experience, which will be an accompanying album, though no release date has been given, other than “soon.” The announcement was made after the band performed their new single, “The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)” at the Apple event where the company unveiled their newest products, a larger iPhone (after they keep making them smaller, now they are making them larger? what?) and the Apple Watch.
Invisible – (RED) Edit
The new album is titled “Songs of Innocence,” and will be available for free until October 13. Apple will have the performance available online soon. Photos are already available on the site.