HBO will air Paris concert and documentary on U2 world tour
The Paris stop on U2’s current Innocence + Experience tour will air Nov. 14 on HBO, the premium cable network announced Thursday.
The performance at the Bercy Arena will air in the U.S. on the same day in prime time. A week earlier, on Nov. 7, HBO will premiere a behind-the-scenes documentary special that follows the band as it conceived and developed the current tour, which began in May and runs through the end of November.
The special will also chronicle U2’s preparation and rehearsals for the tour, including the challenges posed by front man Bono’s recovery from a fall 2014 bicycle accident in New York.
Davis Guggenheim, 2006 Oscar winner for the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” will direct the special.
Before the current tour, U2 had not played arenas since 2006. The Innocence + Experience show is designed for large venues, using multiple stages and an interactive floor-to-ceiling LED screen. Interviews in the documentary include all four members of U2, Willie Williams, who has created tour concepts for the band for more than 30 years, and designer Es Devlin, who signed on for the current tour.
Both the special and the concert will be available on streaming services HBO GO and HBO NOW, simultaneous to the programs’ world premieres on HBO.
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