February 5, 2023

SiriusXM’s unique U2 channel, U2 X-Radio (Ch. 32), is celebrating the discharge of Bono’s new memoir, Give up: 40 Songs, One Story, with a particular week of programming.

All through “Bono Week,” take heed to an episode of “Calling Bono” with the U2 frontman himself and SiriusXM host Invoice Flanagan, an interview with the producers of the memoir, a playlist that includes the tracks that function the ebook’s 40 chapter titles, and extra. See extra programming particulars beneath, and stream the entire content material in our assortment on the SXM App now.


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About Give up

bono weekAs one of many music world’s most iconic artists and the cofounder of the organizations ONE and (RED), Bono’s profession has been written about extensively. However in Give up, it’s Bono who picks up the pen, writing for the primary time about his outstanding life and people he has shared it with. In his distinctive voice, Bono takes us from his early days rising up in Dublin, together with the sudden lack of his mom when he was fourteen, to U2’s unlikely journey to turn out to be one of many world’s most influential rock bands, to his greater than twenty years of activism devoted to the combat in opposition to AIDS and excessive poverty. Writing with candor, self-reflection, and humor, Bono opens the aperture on his life—and the household, buddies, and religion which have sustained, challenged, and formed him.

“After I began to jot down this ebook, I hoped to attract intimately what I’d beforehand solely sketched in songs,” Bono stated. “The individuals, locations, and potentialities in my life. ‘Give up’ is a phrase freighted with that means for me. Rising up in Eire within the seventies with my fists up (musically talking), it was not a pure idea. A phrase I solely circled till I gathered my ideas for the ebook. I’m nonetheless grappling with this most humbling of instructions. Within the band, in my marriage, in my religion, in my life as an activist. Give up is the story of 1 pilgrim’s lack of progress… with a good quantity of enjoyable alongside the way in which.”

Give up’s subtitle, 40 Songs, One Story, is a nod to the ebook’s forty chapters, that are every named after a U2 tune. Bono has additionally created forty authentic drawings for Give up, which can seem all through the ebook.

Try extra details about Give up: 40 Songs, One Story right here.

Bono Week Programming

  • Continued airings of the Calling Bono episode with Bono and Invoice Flanagan
  • An interview with the producers of the Give up audiobook and Invoice Flanagan
  • A 40-song playlist of the songs that function chapter titles hosted by Bono
  • Excerpts from the audiobook airing on U2 X-Radio and different music channels
  • A particular episode of Discotheque that includes remixes of the songs that function chapter titles in Give up.


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