The U2360° tour is epic–seven million people attending the shows, three identical sets moved around continents and 150 trucks used to transport the sets and equipment. This big, sprawling event was U2′s biggest tour to date and is also the biggest tour of all time.
With U2 at the height of their game, U2′s manager Paul McGuinness has introduced “From The Ground Up,” the inside account of the U2360° Tour which takes readers behind the scenes, starting from the very beginning of the tour–Bono’s kitchen table, where he first imagined a new stage design to the final night of what became the biggest tour ever.
The amazing 260-page large-format hardback photobook, with text by Dylan Jones and photography by Ralph Larmann, is the definitive account of the two years that was U2360°.
If you’re a U2.com subscriber, you can get “From The Ground Up” now comes with sound! “From the Ground Up: U2.com Music Edition” is part of the 2012/13 U2.com subscriber offer.
Thanks to the success of U22, the 22-track live CD that U2.com subscribers voted for and loved, there was no doubt fans wanted even more live tracks from the tour. This time, The Edge has curated a one-off, limited-edition CD of 15 more tracks from U2360°. With the “From The Ground Up: U2.com Music Edition,” you’ll be able to find Edge’s Picks inside the back sleeve of the bespoke wrap-around cover.
Also, inside the front sleeve, you’ll find four specially commissioned U2360° lithographs of Adam, Bono, Edge and Larry – and some very cool bookmarks.
The first copies of “From The Ground Up: U2.com Music Edition” will be dispatched in December, but if you can’t wait that long, U2.com is releasing some bonus U2360° downloads just for subscribers – tracks which aren’t on U22 or Edge’s Picks.
Subscribe – or resubscribe – to U2.com today and INSTANTLY DOWNLOAD live versions of “No Line On The Horizon” and “Spanish Eyes.” Take out the Bundle Subscription, opting for a copy of U22 with your 2012/13 subscription, and you can instantly download 11 live tracks from the double CD – and another bonus track, “Unknown Caller.”
“From The Ground Up: U2.com Music Edition” is a limited-edition release for U2.com subscribers. This special edition will not be on sale online or in store, so make sure to sign up if you want the special offer!