BIG DAY FOR U2

'Beautiful Day' to receive its first play on Irish radio...

The new U2 single ‘BEAUTIFUL DAY’ will get its world premiere on IRISH radio tomorrow (August 31).

The track, not due for release until October 9, will be aired on DJ Dave Fanning’s show on 2FM. Fanning, an Irish institution who is often pitched as Eire’s version of veteran UK broadcaster John Peel, is a longtime friend and associate of the band.

It is not known if the version of ‘Beautiful Day’ to be aired will be the straight album track or the Paul Oakenfold “funky house” remix.

The album, ‘All That You Can Leave Behind’, will follow on October 30.

The track should be available to a worldwide audience through U2’s website, [url=]www.u2.com, later this week.