A two-minute version of the video for U2's "All Because of You" will receive its world premiere during ABC's live broadcast of the FedEx Orange Bowl 2005 National Championship.
Bono and the Edge won't be on hand to rub shoulders on stage with Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson and Trace Adkins, but U2 will have a presence during tonight's (Jan. 4) FedEx Orange Bowl 2005 National Championship Game halftime show. A two-minute version of the video for the band's "All Because of You" will receive its world premiere during ABC's live broadcast of the game.
The clip will be seen as the background for highlights of the first half of the game between the University of Southern California and Oklahoma at Miami's Pro Player Stadium.
The game and halftime festivities will be broadcast live on ABC. Following the halftime airing, the full video will be available on demand through ESPN.com. The full song will also provide the soundtrack for highlights of the game during the midnight (ET) broadcast of ESPN's Sportscenter.
ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, which is an indirect subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company.
"All Because of You" is the second single from U2's latest Interscope album, "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb." The album debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, where it rebounds 5-3 this week, its fifth on the chart. The set has sold more than 2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Simpson and Adkins warmed up to Orange Bowl fans by turning out brief sets at last night's annual PATCH Beach Bash in Hollywood, Fla. OutKast's Big Boi and JoJo were also among the performers at the daylong event.
Prior to tonight's game rock acts Oleander and Three Days Grace will perform during the Miller Lite Orange Bowl Tailgate Party, taking place outside of Pro Player Stadium. Local bands and football personalities Barry Switzer and Michael Irvin will also be on hand throughout the carnival-like eight-hour event.