From Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Think about Documentaries, Neville’s Tremolo Productions, and Dave Letterman’s Worldwide Pants, “Bono & The Edge: A Kind of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman” is an element live performance film, half journey journey plus a complete lot of Bono and The Edge, with Dave’s humor all through.
In addition to the live performance efficiency itself, the docu-special will give attention to the extraordinary relationship between Bono and The Edge and the way it has developed throughout 45-plus years of shut friendship and probably the most exceptional songwriting partnerships within the historical past of rock ‘n’ roll, plus doc Dublin via Dave’s eyes as he experiences Bono and The Edge’s residence metropolis for the primary time.
“Bono and The Edge are the pressure behind probably the most prolific and influential acts within the historical past of rock and roll, and we’re honored to deliver this really intimate take a look at their beginnings, friendship, and artistic course of to a worldwide viewers on Disney+,” stated Davis.
“Not too long ago, I gained a radio contest,” stated Letterman. “Winner will get to go to Dublin with Bono and The Edge (radio contest half not true, however I really feel like a winner). They confirmed me round, launched me to their musician buddies, and carried out a few of their best songs in a small theater. It is an ideal tour. Get in contact with them – I am informed there are nonetheless availabilities. I am the luckiest man on the planet. (There aren’t any availabilities).”
Letterman, who accepted an invite from the 2 U2 bandmates to hitch them in Dublin for his first-ever go to to Eire, has a 25-year relationship with U2 however had beforehand solely hung out with the Bono and The Edge within the U.S. In addition to being their honored visitor at an intimate live performance efficiency at a neighborhood landmark, the previous Ambassador Cinema constructing on the prime of O’Connell Avenue on Dublin’s Northside, Dave embarks on his personal exploration of town. He visits the legendary Forty Foot swimming spot on a freezing chilly morning and rides the DART commuter prepare north from Co. Wicklow. Letterman additionally conjures up a model new U2 track written by The Edge and Bono and narrowly escapes having to carry out at a sing-song on the legendary McDaid’s pub off Grafton Avenue with an equally legendary bunch of artists and musicians, together with Bono, The Edge, Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Imelda Might, Loah, Saint Sister, Grian Chatten of Fontaines DC, and Dermot Kennedy, whose voice Bono describes as a “sonic growth.”
“I fell in love with U2 and David Letterman at roughly the identical time, someplace round my sophomore 12 months of highschool,” stated director Morgan Neville. “That one way or the other many years later we might all come collectively in Eire to make this present was an unlikely dream one way or the other come to life.”
“I had this unimaginable dream that I used to be within the magical metropolis of Dublin with Bono, The Edge and David Letterman,” stated producer Justin Wilkes. “And if it wasn’t for the truth that Morgan superbly captured all of it on movie, I nonetheless would not consider it truly occurred.”
The movie was shot on location in New York and Los Angeles and, in fact, in Dublin, Eire.
Additionally introduced this week, a brand new album titled “Songs Of Give up” ― a set of 40 seminal U2 songs from throughout the band’s catalog, re-recorded and reimagined for 2023 in periods spanning the final two years, to be launched in full on Friday, March 17. The primary monitor to be made accessible from this model new set of recordings is the anthemic “Delight (In The Identify Of Love),” pay attention right here. “Songs Of Give up” is curated and produced by The Edge and sees the band revisit a number of the most celebrated songs of their 40-plus 12 months profession, together with “With Or With out You,” “One,” “Lovely Day,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “Invisible,” for a musical reimagining leading to a very new recording of every monitor, to incorporate the preparations and, in some instances, new lyrics.
“Bono & The Edge: A Kind of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman” is produced by Think about Documentaries, Tremolo Productions, and Dave Letterman’s Worldwide Pants. For Think about Documentaries, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Sara Bernstein and Justin Wilkes are government producers; Séamus Murphy-Mitchell is producer; and Meredith Kaulfers and Mike Sweeney are co-executive producers. For Tremolo, Morgan Neville is director and producer, and Caitrin Roger is government producer. For Worldwide Pants, Tom Keaney is government producer, and Mary Barclay is co-executive producer. For Disney Branded Tv, Marc Buhaj is vp, Unscripted and Nonfiction, and Marjon Javadi is vp, Documentary Movies and Docuseries.
Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. met as youngsters at Dublin’s Mount Temple Faculty and in 1978 U2 was shaped. From the start, U2 have been marked out by their drive and ambition, forming as a band – as they’ve stated – “earlier than they may play.”
Forty years later, U2 is acknowledged as top-of-the-line stay acts on this planet. The band has toured the globe numerous occasions, launched 14 studio albums, offered over 170 million albums and gained quite a few awards, together with 22 Grammys and Amnesty Worldwide’s Ambassador of Conscience award. U2 have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 2005 and have twice been nominated for an Academy Award for Finest Unique Track: in 2003 for ‘The Palms That Constructed America’ for Gangs of New York, and in 2014 for ‘Bizarre Love’ for Mandela: Lengthy Stroll to Freedom.
U2’s fourteenth studio album Songs Of Experience – the companion launch to 2014’s Songs Of Innocence – was launched in December 2017 debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200, setting U2 aside as the one band in historical past to have topped the chart in 4 successive many years.
In 2018, the U2 hit the street with the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour, an area manufacturing which noticed the band proceed to push the inventive boundaries of know-how and engineering. And following 2017’s acclaimed stadium run with The Joshua Tree Tour – the record-breaking smash hit tour celebrating the band’s seminal 1987 album The Joshua Tree – The Joshua Tree Tour took U2 to New Zealand, Australia, and Japan, in addition to deliver “the most important band on this planet” (The Guardian) to Singapore, Seoul, Manila and Mumbai for the very first time. In November, 2019, the band launched a monitor in collaboration with A.R. Rahman titled ‘Ahimsa’, which was carried out stay at Mumbai’s, D.Y. Patil Stadium. In 2020, SiriusXM and U2 introduced the launch of U2 X-Radio, an entire immersion into the work and influences of the band from the Northside of Dublin, all curated by U2. And in Might 2021, Bono and The Edge collaborated with Dutch DJ Martin Garrix to create the monitor ‘We Are The Folks’ the official anthem for the UEFA 2020 European Soccer Event.
Songs Of Give up – a set of 40 seminal U2 songs from throughout the band’s catalogue, re-recorded and reimagined for 2023 in periods spanning the final two years, might be launched in full on Friday seventeenth March.