Are You Experienced? U2 hit the road – and the new cover of Q!

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 “I’m never surprised when U2 meets resistance...”


From physical injuries to putting their album in your iTunes without asking first, the last 18 months have being unexpectedly tough for U2 – but forget any thought of giving in or quitting, instead the band are back doing what they do best: touring the globe.

On the eve of the mammoth European leg of their Innocence + Experience tour, Q spends a week with the band in the US, enjoying rare access to their inner sanctum backstage for an honest, soul-searching cover story.

Taking stock of the last year of woe, considering their future and giving us their take on fame, guilt, America and more, we present an up close, frank and unique portrait of Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam.

Get our new issue, Q351, out out in print and on digital this Tuesday (25 August), for the exclusive interviews.

Elsewhere the new issue – ahead of a new album – we tell the complete story of New Order with an extended, special interview offering new insights and revelations from all of the group's members, present and past.

The Maccabees, Wolf Alice, Kurt Vile, Stereophonics and Miguel all tell us their unique stories in a series of exclusive feature interviews, while 50 Cent answers your questions and Roots Maunva provides a tour of his record collection.

There’s a early preview of Arcade Fire’s forthcoming film, a studio update from Ellie Goulding on her new album, Queens Of The Stone Age main man Josh Homme invites Q for lunch and Foxes discusses Doctor Who, Southampton FC and more...

With live reports of The Rolling Stones and Django Django, plus with definitive reviews of new records from Foals, Dr Dre, David Bowie, Disclosure, Rudimental, The Libertines and more, Q is the only music magazine you need for the month ahead...

Get your copy in print or on digital from 25 August, 2015.

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