U2 to play a significant part in Apple’s September 9th event, sources say

“For Apple’s big announcement on Tuesday, expect some big news about the iPhone, and also about the company’s latest product, the so-called iWatch,” Ben Sisario reports for The New York Times. “And also expect something big from U2.”

“Extending a decade-long connection with Apple, U2 will play a significant part in Apple’s event, which will be held at a performing arts center in Cupertino, Calif., the company’s home base, according to three people briefed on its plans,” Sisario reports. “In addition to performing, the band will reveal an integration with Apple’s products that is connected to its next album, which is expected to come out by the end of the year, according to these people, who spoke anonymously because the band’s appearance — and its deal with Apple — is supposed to be a surprise.”

Sisario reports, “Exactly what U2 will reveal on Tuesday, and how it is connected to Apple, is unclear, and people close to the band grew hushed and reluctant when pressed for specifics.”

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35 Comments

  1. U2? Really? And in California too? I hope they invite the San Francisco based band Negativland for a special duet on “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” when they do this. And after that, they should apologize for those unnecessary and harsh lawsuits over what is supposed to be “fair-use”. This is the same band that used different TV clips for their “Zoo TV” concerts, and they have the tenacity to sue Negativland for sampling their stuff? No, I just can’t support this.

    1. Isn’t “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” the anthem song for all the also ran smart watches currently in the market?!?

      It should be followed up with a image slideshow of all the competing smart watches played to the tune of “I Ran (So Far Away)” by a Flock of Seagulls!

  2. Aren’t these guys from England? I think they should go back to their home country quite frankly. I am sick and tired of seeing these illegals cross our borders! They’ve been doing this since 1492, so it’s a little too late now, unfortunately…

        1. So you’re native American Indian. Got it.

          Still, they aren’t “illegal” unless they are here for something more than an Apple event. Those who move in and take jobs and start families without gaining citizenship are the ones who are illegal. (And that is still over-simplifying it, but I think it makes the point.)

    1. U2 has always been great? Does that include the time they sued an underground indie band for sampling their music…even though they use samples themselves? You, my friend, should look up “The Story of the Letter U and the Numeral 2”. Or something like that. It’s a fascinating book on their controversial lawsuits.

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