- 28 Sep 23
The track received its first radio play on RTÉ 2FM today.
U2's eagerly anticipated new track, 'Atomic City' is set to be released tomorrow, September 29 – ahead of the band's run of dates at the Sphere in Las Vegas.
They've also shared a teaser clip for an accompanying music video, available to watch below. The video was directed by Ben Kutchins, and features footage of U2's late-night surprise performance in Downtown Las Vegas just last weekend.
'Atomic City' – which got its first radio play on RTÉ 2FM this afternoon, is being described as a "three-and-a-half minute homage to the magnetic spirit of 70s post punk with a nod to Blondie, whose pioneering work with Giorgio Moroder inspired and influenced the band."
“It’s a love song to our audience..." Bono says. "'Where you are is where I’ll be...’”
The title 'Atomic City' comes from a 1950s nickname for Las Vegas – from a time when "nuclear fascination swept the nation and the city promoted itself as a centre of atomic tourism due to its proximity to the Nevada Test Site."
U2 will kick off U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere tomorrow, September 29. The 25-date run of shows marks the launch of what's been described as the world's "most state-of-the-art venue."
'Atomic City' will be available as a digital single, a limited edition 7’’ vinyl, and limited edition CD single.
Watch the teaser for the upcoming music video below: