U2 team up with Jack White’s record label for Record Store Day release

Band will release their new album 'Songs Of Experience' on December 1

U2 are teaming up with Jack White‘s record label Third Man Records to release a 12 inch vinyl version of ‘The Blackout’ from their forthcoming album ‘Songs Of Experience‘ .

The limited-edition single will debut on November 24 for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event in the US. You can view the vinyl release below.

It will contain the album version of ‘The Blackout’ and a remix from Irish producer Jacknife Lee.


Fans can find the ‘The Blackout’ on black vinyl at various record stores, but a special coloured vinyl will be available exclusively at Third Man’s shops in Nashville and Detroit.


The Blackout

‘The Blackout’, just for you. From upcoming album Songs of Experience.Tune in now.First single, ‘You’re The Best Thing About Me’ coming Sept. 6th#U2TheBlackout #U2SongsofExperience "In the darkness where we learn to see”

Posted by U2 on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Meanwhile, Bono recently spoke out about a ‘health scare’ which helped shape the songwriting on their new album.

The band’s follow-up and companion album to 2014’s ‘Songs Of Innocence’ was delayed after Trump’s election win, with the group instead embarking on a 30th anniversary tour marking their seminal LP ‘The Joshua Tree’.

“Edge wasn’t fibbing when he said that we had to stop and take account of what was going on in the world,” Bono said. “He just didn’t want to mention what was going on in my world. I don’t want to get too into the details of it, for fear of the melodramatic reality TV kerfuffle. A lot of people have these moments. I’ve had a few. Not quite at this level.”


Inspired by Irish poet Brendan Kennelly advice to “write as if you’re dead”, the album then started to take the shape of Bono’s final letters to family, friends and fans.

“It’s just one of those moments when nothing else matters,” he continued. “So what do you have to say for yourself? And what do you want to say to the people that you love?”

Speaking of the impact of Bono’s scare, guitarist The Edge added: “It was serious enough that he genuinely had a major fright. But where that brought him to as a writer was an amazing place.”

U2 release ‘Songs Of Experience’ on December 1.