Anyone lucky enough to bare witness to U2’s spectacular 360 Tour earlier this year will know the ground it broke, both technically and conceptually, and now a book is to be made revealing all that went into the mammoth date tour.
U2360: The Official Story of the Greatest Spectacle in Stadium-Rock History, to give it its full title, is to be published by Random House; the preface publisher Trevor Dolby has bought the rights. It will be written by GQ’s editor, Dylan Jones, who was given full access to the entire tour, including the band’s Friday night slot at Glastonbury and behind the scenes on Worthy Farm. The book is also to include snippets from the band themselves, their manager, Paul McGuiness and a selection of never before scene photos from both on and off tour.
Designing the book will be U2’s long time collaborator Steve Averill; prior to this contribution Averill has designed numerous U2 album covers and accompanying materials. The book is likely to follow the tour’s huge success and Dolby is rightly very proud to be a part of “the ultimate, and intimate, story of the band’s record-breaking tour.”
Unfortunately you’re going to have to wait a year, as the release date has been set for October 2012.