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Here is the letter Bono wrote to Dave Fanning about the new U2 album

“For the attention of the right and always honourable DJ Dave the rave-ing lunatic Fanning…”

Apple Event Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr and Apple CEO, Tim Cook Source: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP/Press Association Images

YESTERDAY, U2 RELEASED their new album, Songs of Innocence, for free on iTunes at Apple’s launch event for the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch.

Millions of people already have the album in their music libraries, but only one radio DJ was chosen to put it out on the airwaves for the first time – 2fm’s Dave Fanning.

And his copy came with a thank-you note from the auld poxbottle himself, Bono.

His handwriting isn’t the most legible (work on that, Bono) but this is what we think he’s saying:

For the attention of the right and always honourable DJ Dave the rave-ing lunatic Fanning on the occasion of U2′s 13th studio long player Songs of Innocence being dropped into his hands, therefore having ancient tribal custom and verbal agreement 11 new songs from the era of pirate radio.

Right you are, Bono.

Previously: U2 just unveiled their new album and released it for free>

Here’s a graph of Apple’s share price, compared with when U2 walked on stage>

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