Record Store Day is an annual day where bands release special versions of their recordings to help support the independent record store. It started as a US event but has quickly expanded worldwide, and it has also expanded to include a second, smaller event titled RSD – Black Friday, held in November each year during the American Thanksgiving week.

U2’s first participation in the Record Store Day events was 2010’s Black Friday event where they released the EP “Wide Awake in Europe”. The band has participated in every event since April 2017. The U2 releases tend to be pressed in limited quantities, but are not always numbered. U2’s releases in the past have included:



Wide Awake in EuropeNovember 26, 20105000 Copies12″Numbered
Ordinary LoveNovember 29, 201310000 Copies 10″
Songs of InnocenceApril 18, 20155000 Copies12″Numbered
Red Hill Mining TownApril 22, 20177000 Copies (USA)12″Picture Disc
+Limited Fanzine UK Version500 CopiesA4FanzineNumbered
+Limited Fanzine USA Version1000 CopiesA4FanzineNumbered
The BlackoutNovember 24, 201719250 Copies 12″
The BlackoutNovember 24, 2017750 Copies 12″Black and White vinyl
Lights of HomeApril 21, 20185000 Copies (USA)12″Picture Disc
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill MeNovember 23, 201817000 Copies*12″
The Europe EPApril 13, 201917000 Copies*12″
ThreeNovember 29, 201917000 Copies12″Numbered
11 O’Clock Tick TockAugust,29 202017000 Copies*12″Blue vinyl
BoyNovember 27, 202030000 Copies*12″White vinyl
FireJune 12, 202121000 Copies*12″Picture Disc
GloriaNovember 26, 202117000 Copies*12″Yellow vinyl
A CelebrationApril 23, 202221000 Copies*12″
*unconfirmed amount.