U2 to launch channel on SiriusXM and Pandora
December 5, 2019
By Chris Forrester
Irish rock band U2 will create an exclusive radio channel on both SiriusXM and streaming service Pandora.
The announcement was made by the band themselves, live from The Joshua Tree Tour stage at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan, with a cut-in from frontman Bono to Howard Stern on his SiriusXM channel “Howard 100,” which saw the tour’s massive 200×40 ft screen light up with a video tribute to radio ahead of a live performance of the band’s hit Elevation. A simultaneous stream by U2 on Facebook Live allowed fans around the world to hear the news of U2X Radio as it happened.
U2X RADIO will launch in 2020 and will feature music from U2’s decades-long career; never before heard interviews and live concert recordings; favourites and surprises from the archive; band curated playlists sharing personal influences both new and old; plus content celebrating their Dublin roots and more.
U2 have sold more than 170 million records worldwide and has won 22 Grammy awards.