Next month a special U2 documentary is coming to Disney+ featuring Bono and The Edge taking David Letterman to Dublin – watch the trailer below.
In the documentary, entitled Bono & The Edge: A Sort Of Homecoming, with David Letterman, Letterman will travel to Ireland for the first time to meet Bono and The Edge, who he will later assist with a live performance. In a press release, it is described as “part concert film, part travel adventure, and plenty of Bono and The Edge, with Dave’s humor throughout.” [vía Stereogum]
The documentary will arrive on March 17, coinciding with the release of Songs of Surrender, a compilation album of 40 “re-imagined and re-recorded” songs from their entire catalog. So far, the band has already released re-imagined versions of “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” and “With Or Without You”.
Watch the trailer below:
The album was announced to fans in a series of handwritten letters sent by The Edge, explaining that “most of U2’s work was written and recorded when we were a very young boy band” and that the songs had changed over the years until “we mean something very different now”.
“Some of them have grown up with us,” he wrote. “Others have passed away, but we have no vision of what inspired us to write those songs in the first place. The origins of those songs are still with us. on and have grown so much?”
The guitarist spoke about how the group decided to bring their old songs into the present by giving them a “21st century reimagining”. When we surrendered our respect to the original, each song began to open up to a fresh and authentic voice of today, of the people we are now and, especially, of the singer Bono now.”
The album follows the recent release of Bono’s memoir, Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story, which was released in November.
Earlier this month, during the Super Bowl, U2 announced a fall Las Vegas residency that will focus on songs from their 1991 album “Achtung Baby.” Full dates will be announced here in due course.
The shows will be the band’s first live performances since 2019 and will take place at the new MSG Sphere in Las Vegas, making them the band’s first to play there.