HBO will air two specials featuring the rock band U2, the cable network announced Thursday.
First a behind-the-scenes documentary following the band and the team behind their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour will air on Nov. 7.
A week later, on Nov. 14, the network will air the band’s concert special, recorded the same day at the Bercy Arena in Paris.
“U2 continues to take risks, which has made them one of the most consistently exciting forces in rock’n’roll,” said Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming. “The one-two combination of this documentary special, followed by the concert, will provide viewers with the ultimate look at this remarkable band behind the scenes and on the stage.”
The documentary will be produced and directed by Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth,” “Waiting for Superman”) and produced by Shannon Dill. U2 manager Guy Oseary will serve as executive producer.
The concert will be produced by Done + Dusted with executive producers Hamish Hamilton, Simon Pizey, Davis Guggenheim and Guy Oseary. Hamilton, who has worked with the band on such collaborations as “Elevation: Live from Boston,” “U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle,” the “Beautiful Day” documentary, and “Vertigo in 2005: Live from Chicago” will direct.
“This is a complex film to make. The show is exceptional with multiple narratives, a unique soundtrack and the finest rock n roll band in the world,” Hamilton told TheWrap. “What a great opportunity.”