Dutch DJ Martin Garrix has teamed up with Irish rock band U2 members Bono and The Edge to release the official song for the upcoming UEFA EURO 2020 tournament, and the name of the track is “We Are The People”.
We Are The People: Martin Garrix joins hands U2’s Bono and The Edge
After teasing about the song for quite a long time and even hyping up the much-anticipated release, Garrix dropped the track on his official YouTube channel, featuring U2’s lead vocalist and lyricist Paul David Hewson, aka “Bono”, as well as lead guitarist, keyboardist, and backing vocalist David Howell Evans aka “The Edge”.
While Garrix and U2 belong to different genres of music and cater to very distinct groups of people, and as football itself brings people together, the track is expected to serve the same purpose.
“Creating the music for one of the biggest sports events in the world together with Bono and The Edge has been an incredible experience,” Garrix said in a statement. “I’m very proud of what we did together and excited to finally share it with the world!”
“Football and music have the power of bringing people together,” UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein said, “they are vectors of passion and emotion and combining them will extend further the fan celebration of the tournament, as well as reaching out to new audiences. With the star-studded line-up we have pulled together to create the tournament’s official music, we are confident of doing just this.”
Just like it’s the first time that Garrix is featuring Bono and The Edge in his track, the UEFA EURO 2020 will also, for the first time in the tournament’s history, will take place across Europe with a total of 11 venues.
Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, Saint Petersburg and Seville are the places which will see the EURO 2020 games, slated to kick off on 11th June In the inaugural game, Turkey will be facing Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, also home to Serie A sides AS Roma and SS Lazio.
The 16th edition of the quadrennial tournament was originally scheduled to take place from 12th June to 12th July last year, but had to be postponed for a complete year due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Despite being hosted in 2021, the tournament has still retained the name “UEFA EURO 2020” moniker.