Relax, Canadian U2 Fans. You’ll Be Able to Get the New U2 Song Sunday, Too

There was some concern that because the release of U2’s new single, “Invisible,” is connected with a Bank of American Super Bowl commercial that people outside the US might not have a shot at getting it.  Relax.

According to a press release from late Friday evening, Canadians will have an opportunity to pick it up for free during the same 24 hour window.  I quote:

On Super Bowl Sunday February 2, for a period of just 24 hours, a new U2 song titled “Invisible” will be globally available via iTunes as a free download to benefit (RED). 
For every download, the Global Fund – via (RED) – will receive a $1 donation from Bank of America with the total donation dependent on how many people worldwide download the track.

Feel better, U2 fans?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Relax, Canadian U2 Fans. You’ll Be Able to Get the New U2 Song Sunday, Too

  • February 3, 2014 at 12:26 pm
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    What about world outside US AND Canada? I tried to download it from Finland, but to do it I needed:
    1) Install iTunes
    2) Create an iTunes account
    3) For that, have a credit card
    4) When I gave my Finnish credit card for iTunes US, it denied it
    5) When I changed country (and thus iTunes store) to Finland, it accepted my credit card, but then denied the Invisible download saying that “it is not available in your location”.

    I’m sorry but there’s WAY too many steps anyway there to try and access a FREE download in my opinion, and then advertising “how many people worldwide download the track” is a joke, the “worldwide” has some serious troubles.

    Or I’m just stupid.

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