Disney Branded Tv President Ayo Davis made the announcement at the moment, unveiling a first-look teaser of the docu-special throughout her TCA remarks. “Bono & The Edge: A Type of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman,” from Disney Branded Tv, is about to premiere globally on Disney+ on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, coinciding with U2’s extremely anticipated album “Songs Of Give up” ― a group of 40 seminal U2 songs from throughout the band’s catalog, re-recorded and reimagined. The docu-special is the newest in Disney+ music specials from Disney Branded Tv, together with final 12 months’s extremely profitable “Elton John Reside: Farewell From Dodger Stadium” and the critically acclaimed “Encanto on the Hollywood Bowl,” each at present streaming on Disney+.
From Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Think about Documentaries, Neville’s Tremolo Productions, and Dave Letterman’s Worldwide Pants, “Bono & The Edge: A Type of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman” is a component live performance film, half journey journey plus a complete lot of Bono and The Edge, with Dave’s humor all through.
In addition to the live performance efficiency itself, the docu-special will deal with the extraordinary relationship between Bono and The Edge and the way it has developed throughout 45-plus years of shut friendship and one of the outstanding songwriting partnerships within the historical past of rock ‘n’ roll, plus doc Dublin via Dave’s eyes as he experiences Bono and The Edge’s residence metropolis for the primary time.
“Bono and The Edge are the power behind one of the prolific and influential acts within the historical past of rock and roll, and we’re honored to carry this really intimate have a look at their beginnings, friendship, and artistic course of to a worldwide viewers on Disney+,” stated Davis.
“Not too long ago, I gained a radio contest,” stated Letterman. “Winner will get to go to Dublin with Bono and The Edge (radio contest half not true, however I really feel like a winner). They confirmed me round, launched me to their musician pals, and carried out a few of their biggest songs in a small theater. It’s a fantastic tour. Get in contact with them ― I’m informed there are nonetheless availabilities. I’m the luckiest man on the planet. (There aren’t any availabilities).”
Letterman, who accepted an invite from the 2 U2 bandmates to affix them in Dublin for his first-ever go to to Eire, has a 25-year relationship with U2 however had beforehand solely hung out with the Bono and The Edge within the U.S. In addition to being their honored visitor at an intimate live performance efficiency at an area landmark, the previous Ambassador Cinema constructing on the prime of O’Connell Road on Dublin’s Northside, Dave embarks on his personal exploration of town. He visits the legendary Forty Foot swimming spot on a freezing chilly morning and rides the DART commuter prepare north from Co. Wicklow. Letterman additionally evokes a model new U2 music written by The Edge and Bono and narrowly escapes having to carry out at a sing-song on the legendary McDaid’s pub off Grafton Road with an equally legendary bunch of artists and musicians, together with Bono, The Edge, Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Imelda Could, Loah, Saint Sister, Grian Chatten of Fontaines DC, and Dermot Kennedy, whose voice Bono describes as a “sonic growth.”
“I fell in love with U2 and David Letterman at roughly the identical time, someplace round my sophomore 12 months of highschool,” stated director Morgan Neville. “That someway many years later we might all come collectively in Eire to make this present was an unlikely dream someway come to life.”
“I had this unimaginable dream that I used to be within the magical metropolis of Dublin with Bono, The Edge and David Letterman,” stated producer Justin Wilkes. “And if it wasn’t for the truth that Morgan superbly captured all of it on movie, I nonetheless wouldn’t consider it really occurred.”
The movie was shot on location in New York and Los Angeles and, after all, in Dublin, Eire.
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