The documentary, which will air on November 7, according to Michael Lombardo, the president of HBO programming, will be a behind the scenes look at the band and creative team behind their current innocence + experience tour. Following that, on November 14, HBO will air the band’s performance at Bercy Arena in Paris.
Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting For Superman) is producing and directing the documentary. He previously worked on From the Sky Down, a 2011 documentary that chronicled the recording and release of U2’s 1991 album Achtung Baby.
“U2 continues to take risks, which has made them one of the most consistently exciting forces in rock’n’roll,” Lombardo said. “The one-two combination of this documentary special, followed by the concert, will provide viewers with the ultimate look at this remarkable band behind the scenes and on the stage.”
The documentary will feature on camera interviews with the band as well as Willie Williams, who has created tour concepts for the band for over 30 years.
On the way to bringing the tour to life, the band faced setbacks that included a serious bicycle accident suffered by Bono in Central Park in April.
The current world tour began on May 14 in Vancouver and runs through November.
U2 has been together for over 30 years and still has the same original lineup. In addition to frontman Bono, there is Edge on guitar, Larry Mullen Jr on drums, and Adam Clayton on bass.