Friday, September 29, 2023

U2 release new single Atomic City

U2 has released a new single, “Atomic City”, in sync with the launch of its Las Vegas residency.

Produced by Jacknife Lee and Steve Lillywhite, the song was recorded at Sound City in Los Angeles; it is homage to the magnetic spirit of 70’s post punk with a nod to Blondie, whose pioneering work with Giorgio Moroder inspired and influenced the band.

“It’s a love song to our audience,” says Bono. “Where you are is where I’ll be.”

"Atomic City" is itself a 1950s nickname for Las Vegas from a time when nuclear fascination swept the nation and the city promoted itself as a centre of atomic tourism due to its proximity to the Nevada Test Site.

U2 will kick off “U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere” on Friday, September 29.

The 25-date run of shows will see the band launch the world’s brand new most state-of-the-art venue. This latest ambitious project celebrates the band’s acclaimed album, “Achtung Baby”, as well as its accompanying industry-defining ZOO TV Tour which broke the mold in 1991 and firmly established the band’s reputation as artists who have consistently pushed the boundaries of live performance, with ground-breaking stage shows that embrace the latest in technology and innovation.

"Atomic City" is now available as a digital single in Standard audio, HD audio and also in Spatial/Atmos; and a Limited Edition 7’’ Vinyl and Limited Edition CD single.

Download your copy of “Atomic City” here.

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