A special preview of U2’s new album was conducted today in Melbourne, Australia, today for a small group of industry people. The Island rep in charge of the preview revealed U2’s next single will be released in February and a third single commemorating the 25th anniversary of the band’s first single will be released on May 16. (We were warned not to guess what the b-side will be.)
All hope for a promo tour for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb was squashed by the rep, who explained that Bono’s commitments to DATA do not allow for it. She confirmed the rumor that the tour will begin on March 1 in Miami.
In addition to hearing the new album, guests at the preview were given the opportunity to review the 48-page booklet for the special edition of the new album, compiled and written by the band.