Fans of U2 have been starting out their week by finding some pretty unusual letters in their mailboxes courtesy of Bono and company. The band is apparently sending out letters made up of text inspired by William Blake’s 18th century poem book, Songs of Innocence and Experience. It’s the same text, as Pitchfork points out, that inspired the band to write and record their 2014 album, Songs of Innocence.
As seen in the fan-submitted social media posts below, the letter is mostly comprised of a pair of human silhouettes, which cover up the majority of the page. The words that are left unmarked read, “Blackout it’s clear who you are will appear U2.com.” A semi-unmarked sentence at the bottom of the letter can also be interpreted in saying, “U2 will announce [blank] on [blank].
At the moment no one is really quite sure what it means or what the band is planning on announcing, but hats off to the lads in U2 for using good ‘ol fashion letters in this digitally driven age of communication.
The veteran rock group have spent most of their summer on the road as part of their Joshua Tree 30th anniversary Tour, which started back on May 12 and is scheduled to run until late October of this year. The second U.S. leg of the Joshua Tree Tour is set to start back up on Sept. 3 with a show at Ford Field in Detroit. Tickets for the Detroit concert are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.