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U2 announces new SiriusXM channel launching in 2020

Get ready, U2 fans!
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TOKYO, Japan — U2 is taking over the airwaves as U2X RADIO will launch on SiriusXM and Pandora in 2020.

The band announced the news during their Joshua Tree tour in Tokyo last night.

U2X RADIO will feature their lengthy list of unforgettable hits along with never-before-heard interviews, live concert recordings and “band-curated playlists sharing personal influences both new and old.”

"Generally when I open my mouth people prefer if I'm singing, but on U2X RADIO, maybe they'll forgive me the odd interruption,” frontman Bono said.

Listeners can also expect to hear content that celebrates U2’s Dublin roots.

"So I get to sit around having a laugh with my musician friends and playing our favorite music,” The Edge said. “As I always say, I have the best job in the world!"

U2, which has released 14 studio albums, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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The band has sold more than 170 million records worldwide and has won 22 Grammy awards, more than any other band or group, according to a press release from SiriusXM.

“Their most recent album 'Songs Of Experience' (2017) debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, setting the recently declared ‘Artist Of The Decade’ (Pollstar Magazine) apart as the only band in history to have topped the chart in four successive decades, including eight albums that reached number one in the U.S.” SiriusXM said.

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