'A Sort of Homecoming'

13 Jan 202315

To mark the release of 'Songs of Surrender' on March 17, St Patrick's Day, Disney+ will premiere 'Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman' 

 

In this feature-length music docu-special Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville captures Dave Letterman on his first visit to Dublin to hang out with Bono and The Edge in their hometown, experience Dublin, and join the two musicians for a concert performance unlike any they've done before. 

From Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Documentaries, Neville's Tremolo Productions, and Dave Letterman's Worldwide Pants, "Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman" is 'part concert movie, part travel adventure plus a whole lot of Bono and The Edge, with Dave's humor throughout.'

As well as the concert performance itself, the docu-special will focus on the relationship between Bono and The Edge and how it has developed across 45-plus years of close friendship and one of the most remarkable songwriting partnerships in the history of rock 'n' roll, plus document Dublin through Dave's eyes as he experiences Bono and The Edge's home city for the first time. 

"Recently, I won a radio contest," said Letterman. "Winner gets to visit Dublin with Bono and The Edge (radio contest part not true, but I feel like a winner). They showed me around, introduced me to their musician friends, and performed some of their greatest songs in a small theater. It's a great tour. Get in touch with them ― I'm told there are still availabilities. I'm the luckiest man on the planet. (There are no availabilities)."

Letterman, who accepted an invitation from the U2 bandmates to join them in Dublin for his first-ever visit to Ireland, has a 25-year relationship with U2 but had previously only spent time with the Bono and The Edge in the U.S. As well as being their honored guest at an intimate concert performance at a local landmark, the former Ambassador Cinema building at the top of O'Connell Street on Dublin's Northside, Dave embarks on his own exploration of the city. 

He visits the legendary Forty Foot swimming spot on a freezing cold morning and rides the DART commuter train north from Co. Wicklow. Letterman also inspires a brand new U2 song written by The Edge and Bono and narrowly escapes having to perform at a sing-song at the legendary McDaid's pub off Grafton Street with an equally legendary bunch of artists and musicians, including Bono, The Edge, Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Imelda May, Loah, Saint Sister, Grian Chatten of Fontaines DC, and Dermot Kennedy, whose voice Bono describes as a "sonic boom."

"I fell in love with U2 and David Letterman at roughly the same time, somewhere around my sophomore year of high school," said director Morgan Neville. "That somehow decades later we would all come together in Ireland to make this show was an unlikely dream somehow come to life."

"I had this incredible dream that I was in the magical city of Dublin with Bono, The Edge and David Letterman," said producer Justin Wilkes. "And if it wasn't for the fact that Morgan beautifully captured it all on film, I still wouldn't believe it actually happened."

The film was shot on location in New York and Los Angeles and, of course, in Dublin, Ireland

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ctu2fan
Can’t wait!
Trailer isn’t even on Disney+ yet. Will definitely be part of our St. Patrick’s day plans!
distantecho19
Your Biggest Fan Spiritually
Thank you for the newly released content coming this St Patrick’s day; I enjoy listening track by track, drink by drink. Please don’t let this be it. There has to be a 3rd and final chapter in I&E…I was praying songs of surrender would be it. You still have original content that the world needs to hear to complete your magnificent story. One more original work. Please boys. Love you all. - John McGuinness - New York
Jason_Hanold1
Next Concert
We can’t wait for the release of this on March 17. What a St.Patrick’s Day this will be! Planning our fourth Stories of Surrender concert, and anxiously awaiting the next U2 concert/tour. What I would give to see them in Dublin! Highly recommend Stories of Surrender to everyone. Bono’s talents extend well beyond singing and philanthropy. This man can act and is quite comedic. Always cheering for their success.
ahowarth
Woohoo
What a birthday gift
Zenmaster42
U2 4evr
Can’t wait to have a pint of Guinness and listen to the new album
autohausal
Great combination
Can’t wait to see this- as lifelong fan of U2, plus on top of this David Letterman, whose humor never fails to make me laugh- and in Dublin as well! Great news about this coming show, thanks to ALL who helped bring it together. Video trailer was nicely organized as well
AmandaPanda
And the countdown begins!!!
Hope to see a glimpse of Larry and Adam in this.
alibono
the perfect title for a perfectly cast d
What a documentary title! Perfect! I can't wait to see this!!!! EXCITING ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
electricco
HOMECOMING with Bono and Edge
And your heart beats so slow Through the rain and fallen snow Across the fields of mourning to a light that's in the distance. Oh, don't sorrow, no don't weep For tonight at last I am coming home. I am coming home With U2 ; )
WMK13
Amazing!
Can't wait!! Maybe someday I will see them live in concert. Been trying since the 80s. Most of my family are from Dublin.
lassche
U2&WE?
News for the Boys who play rock and roll! Patiently We? waiting for the homecoming of The Vertigo Hunter. Time will disappear and love and logic ceep us clear! Breathe in breathe out. See you in the nearest thing to hip. Love and light my way U2. Detlev Lassche for The Vertigo .. Hunter. .. … 14:40. MISS YOU SUGAR.
S.Hot
Cannot wait. Again.
Just as U2 have been the sound track to my life, Letterman has been the talk show comedian to my life. Bringing those two things together is going to be a very interesting, entertaining and, I expect, heart warming piece of audio visual and performance art. I'm pretty sure I've lent you more than 500 pounds by now, but it has been very much worth every penny. For me, and I know I speak for most, if not all, U2.com foundation members, we will keep paying so long as you keep grinding away at it. Although the art forms are real, and you are all truly great artists, the glory is really in the ongoing grind, and the unwavering loyalty and love you have for each other. It inspires us. We all love you not just for what you do and produce, but for who you are, continue to be and what you represent. Please carry on. The world needs more people like us.
ZipW
a (film) trip to Ireland
This sounds like it will be great fun to watch! In 1991, my husband and I saved and saved and saved every penny of our money so that we could have a small wedding and then go to Ireland for our honeymoon. We were married on August 31 and left for Ireland the very next day. We had two incredible (but short, quick) weeks there. It will be wonderful to see it again through this production, which will have to tide us over until we can go again in person. Thank you for this opportunity. : )
emilianocislagh
Lavina
I was lucky enough to win competition to this show in ambassador theatre Dublin! Absolutely stunning show thanks so u2.com feeling privileged
acrobat
Wow!
Really looking forward to this.
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