Earlier today we had the excitement of the unveiling of the Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch, however the fun at Cupertino did not stop there.
At the end of the two hour keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook brought out a band that has been hugely supportive of the Apple brand over the years. Irish supergroup U2, who have had the honour of a band specific iPod produced for them, performed one of their new tracks from their new album Songs of Innocence. Following this performance, the band’s frontman Bono announced that their new album will be available for FREE to every iTunes customer until October 13.
Speaking at the Fleet Center, Bono said; “From the very beginning U2 have always wanted our music to reach as many people as possible, the clue is in our name I suppose – so today is kind of mind-blowing to us. The most personal album we’ve written could be shared with half a billion people… by hitting send. If only songwriting was that easy. It’s exciting and humbling to think that people who don’t know U2 or listen to rock music for that matter might check us out. Working with Apple is always a blast. They only want to do things that haven’t been done before – that’s a thrill to be part of.”
I have to say that I haven’t listened to a U2 album in many years, however they were responsible for one of my all time favourite albums The Joshua Tree, so as soon as I heard the news I rushed straight to iTunes and I can’t wait to have a listen. Free music is always good, so if you have an iTunes account take advantage of this amazing offer.
Kirsty has been writing in secret ever since High School however has recently decided to share her ramblings with the world.When not writing about all things culture especially Doctor Who, Glee, Literature and Theatre especially musicals such as Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Kinky Boots; she can be found working as a Personal Assistant and Administrator.
She spends way too much time on Twitter talking about all her favourite things , however as her father points out at least she is surrounded by friends!!Kirsty also enjoys travelling with the UK and wider afield.