U2 will reportedly debut a new song during the Super Bowl, according to fan site @U2. The Irish quartet were in Santa Monica, California not long ago for a video shoot which will be used in a commercial that will air on February 2nd during the telecast of the game.
In addition to music from the new song, the clip will feature the title and release date of the disc, which will be U2’s 13th studio album and first since 2009’s No Line On The Horizon.
- The group has been working on the new record for much of the past two years with producer Brian Burton, a.k.a. Danger Mouse.
- Meanwhile, U2 performed its first show in three years on Saturday night (January 11th), surprising guests at Sean Penn‘s third annual “Help Haiti” benefit at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills with a three-song set that included “I Will Follow,” “Desire” and “Vertigo.”
- Earlier in the evening, singer Bono and guitarist The Edge performed alongside Haitian singer Anaelle Jean-Pierre.
- The benefit raised nearly $6 million for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization and was attended by stars like Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, Sarah Silverman, Idris Elba, and many others.
- U2 also walked away with a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song on Sunday night (January 12th), for the new song “Ordinary Love” from the movie Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.