We already know that Irish People LOVE radio; tuning in for over four hours every day compared with just over two and half hours in the UK. It turns out Irish Rock Stars love radio too! Our very own U2 just announced the launch of U2X Radio during a special livestream on stage in Tokyo.
U2X Radio is a new creative partnership between the band and SiriusXM, which will include a dedicated SiriusXM channel and exclusive content available only to SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners.
“Generally when I open my mouth people prefer if I’m singing, but on U2X RADIO, maybe they’ll forgive me the odd interruption…,” joked Bono of the announcement.
Larry Mullen added, “It all sounds exhausting to me but if people really want to listen to us for 24 hours a day, this is the way to do it.”
The band will take to the airwaves with U2X Radio, featuring their music from the last 40 years, never before heard interviews, live concert recordings and surprises from the archive. The Edge boasted “So I get to sit around having a laugh with my musician friends and playing our favourite music. As I always say, I have the best job in the world”.
We think this will be the first in a line of many global music artists whose fans can subscribe to have them in their lives 24/7.
… editor’s head tilts as eyes gaze skyward…
Take That FM. Oh yeah.
(Sorry, darn hackers.)