U2's Bono releases memoir 'Surrender'

He added, according to a release from the publisher, that “Surrender” is the story of a pilgrim’s lack of progress with plenty of fun along the way.”

As one of the most iconic artists in the world of music, much has been written about Bono’s career. But, Penguin Random House points out, in “Surrender,” it is the activist who picks up the pen and writes for the first time about his extraordinary life and those with whom he has shared it.

In the book, Bono talks from his early childhood days in Dublin, including the sudden loss of his mother when he was 14, to U2’s unlikely journey to become one of the world’s most influential rock bands, to his more than 20 years. of activism dedicated to the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty.

“Surrender 40 Songs, One Story” is a nod to the 40 book chapters, each named after a U2 song.

In addition, Bono created 40 original drawings for the book “Surrender” and that appear throughout it.

Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Dublin. He met The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton at school, and in 1978 U2 was formed. The band released their first album, Boy, on Island Records in 1980 and to date have released a total of 14 studio albums that have sold 157 million copies worldwide.

Billed by Rolling Stone as “a live act simply like no other,” the band’s record-breaking 360° Tour (2009-2011) remains the band’s highest-grossing concert tour of all time.

U2 have won numerous awards, including 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other duo or group, as well as an Academy Award nomination and Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award. In 2005, U2 was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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