U2360°: The Official Story of the Greatest Spectacle in Stadium-Rock History

According to NME.com, U2 are going to be releasing a new book about their recent 360° World Tour.  It will be entitled U2360°: The Official Story of the Greatest Spectacle in Stadium-Rock History, and to be written by Dylan Jones (GQ magazine editor).  The documentary book will be published by Random House and to be released for late fall 2012.  According to the publisher, it will be a “land mark event”:
U2360°: The Official Story of the Greatest Spectacle in Stadium-Rock History will be a land- mark music publishing event. It will contain exclusive contributions from the band, from manager Paul McGuiness, from world renowned show designer/director Willie Williams, who has worked with R.E.M., David Bowie, Laurie Anderson & many more, and from architect Mark Fisher. The book will contain exclusive photographs from tour photographer Ralph Larmann and selected behind the scenes photographs by Eoin McLoughlin (Random House, 2012).

Upon further research, this Official tour photobook is being sold under the title From The Ground Up: U2360° Tour Official Photobook.  My guess is that the NME article had a preliminary title when it released its article on the web.  Luckily for German fans, the book is now available for order on the German Amazon site for €39.99.  For the rest of the world, McNally, Amazon, and Chapters/Indigo are taking pre-orders for this book, which will be released November 27, 2012.

In any event, for all us U2 fans, this will be a welcome early-Christmas / holiday gift!  I’ll be very interested to read which cities the book highlights and if it offers any new insights that we do not know about already.

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