U2 + Bank of America = Super Bowl Commercial (And I Don’t Think Canadians Will Get to See It)

Let’s let Bono explain.

Here’s the website where you can learn more.  And here’s the report from Billboard:

U2 will premiere a new song, “Invisible,” via a commercial from (RED) and Bank of America that will air during next Sunday’s Super Bowl (Feb. 2.) As previously reported by Billboard, the song will set up U2’s forthcoming album – a follow-up to 2009’s No Line On The Horizon, and the group’s first under new manager Guy Oseary.“Invisible” will be available a limited-edition free download on iTunes for the first 24 hours after the Super Bowl commercial airs. For every download during that time, Bank of America will donate $1 (up to $2 million) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to provide life-saving HIV/AIDS treatment, testing and prevention services in many of the world’s poorest countries. Beyond the downloads, U2, (RED) and Bank of America expect to generate more than $10 million in donations and funding for the campaign.

Finish reading up here.

Now the question Canadians will want to ask: since this is Bank of America and since we never get to see the cool Super Bowl commercials because of commercial substitution laws, we won’t get to see the spot at the same time as everyone else, will we?

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 “U2 + Bank of America = Super Bowl Commercial (And I Don’t Think Canadians Will Get to See It)

  • January 26, 2014 at 7:11 pm
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    not a fan of bank of america had a business account with them got hacked and did not get paid back and it was quite a bit of cash……service sucks there for sure don’t usually post bad stuff but got no answers said it was my fault despite doing transactions through there secure site… would not recommend them if you have a large account…..

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