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Old 08-11-2004, 12:20 PM   #1
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(08-11-2004) Beautiful Pay; U2 Spend EUR10Million on Album - The Mirror (Ireland)*

BEAUTIFUL PAY; U2 SPEND EUR10MILLION ON ALBUM

BYLINE: PAUL MARTIN

Ed Note: Interference reader Diane L has sent in the following article that appeared in the August 11th issue of The Mirror, Eire Edition.



U2 will splash out an incredible /10million promoting their new album as they bid to make it their biggest ever. The stars have been locked in meetings with their record label Island to plan their spectacular comeback.

The Dubliners are to spend a fortune on a massive TV advertising, poster and publicity campaign around the world. And they have secretly called in a top Hollywood movie director to make the video for their first single.

The album, rumoured to be called Vertigo, will be followed by a massive world tour, taking in more than 50 cities.

A source close to the group told me: "This is the biggest money they have ever spent on promoting an album.

"They believe it is their best work ever and they want the whole world to know it's out there.

"The money will be ploughed into a huge publicity blitz, the likes of which no band have ever done before. Their last album was big but this is going to be even bigger. Fans won't believe what the band are planning."

The album is set for release in November and is expected to top the charts around the world. Their new work was plunged into crisis in July when a pre-copy of their album went missing from their French recording studio.

Bono threatened to release the new album online at Apple's Itunes Music Store if tracks from the missing CD were leaked illegally on the web. But his worst fears haven't been realised and now he's determined to make U2's new album their biggest seller ever.

"He's so hyped up about this and really wants to give it his best shot," added the source. "All the band have been discussing ideas for the first video.

"They have been talking to a great film director but I can't reveal his name yet.

"The budget for the promotion has been signed-off by their record company and it's all systems go for the return of U2."

Many thanks to Diane L!
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Old 08-11-2004, 12:33 PM   #2
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i like hype

wow.

even if it sucks, we'll be convinced it doesn't by the lights and lasers.

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Re: (08-11-2004) Beautiful Pay; U2 Spend EUR10Million on Album - The Mirror (Ireland)*

and so it begins....
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The Edge's cousin, again! This is fuc*ing brilliant!
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Sweet! It sounds like the band is really confident in this album
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This article made me smile. Bono's an excitable little thing ain't he? hehehe.

Sounds great, can't wait for all the hype to start!
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Finally.

After literally YEARS of rumors, gossip, and speculation, it finally feels like something real is happening.

I am getting very excited for this, and it's good to see the band putting so much into promotion. (I think you have to when you reach their age, if you want to make it big.)
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Their best work ever?

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I'm not getting my hopes up too high...The higher the expectations, the harder the fall if it doesn't meet those expectations.

But exciting news, indeed.
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Woo-hoo!
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Maybe the famous Hollywood Director is George Lucas.

A lightsaber fight between Bono and Yoda would kick ASS!
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Wow, i didnt want to get my hopes too high for the album, but this just raised my expectations. 10 mil is a lot to spend for promoting. it should be some tour then too
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Not if they spend all their money on the damn promotion! Hehe
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Maybe the famous Hollywood Director is George Lucas.

A lightsaber fight between Bono and Yoda would kick ASS!


Yoda: A match you are not against the forse.
Bono: Who's short now!
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