Bono Voices an ESPN/FIFA World Cup Commercial

Following up on our home page news bit from last week about U2 being included in several ESPN/FIFA World Cup TV commercials, the ESPN YouTube channel has just added another one of those spots.

This one is called “United,” and I’d say yer man has a bright career ahead of him in TV voiceover work if the whole rock-n-roll thing doesn’t work out.

(Seriously, I’m not a soccer nut … but I almost wouldn’t mind if he recited that as “Magnificent” starts during the upcoming concerts.)

16 Responses to Bono Voices an ESPN/FIFA World Cup Commercial

  1. Beth April 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

    Hmm; “is not the hand of John Lennon with you in this?” I thought I heard a little “Give Peace a Chance” in there.

  2. u2wanderer April 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    sadly it’s blocked by youtube from being seen outside of the USA. ๐Ÿ™

  3. u2wanderer April 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZHwQpHhGSM is viewable in Canada at least…

  4. U2Mel April 21, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    I liked it so much I transcribed it: http://docs.google.com/View?id=dhhk36zf_96gp6dvfgq

    I’m such a dork.

  5. brett (macmango) April 22, 2010 at 2:12 am #

    saw it yesterday on ESPN, and it is dynamite. Magnificent comes across superbly.

  6. greety April 22, 2010 at 2:49 am #

    I can’t see/hear it either ๐Ÿ™

    @u2wanderer, that link is from 2006, I’d like to think Bono did a new one…

  7. greety April 22, 2010 at 2:58 am #

    Ok, someone provided me with an audio link, that’s what we’re after anyway isn’t it?? lol

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/5scw3i

  8. lorijane April 22, 2010 at 4:20 am #

    Here’s the Magnificant commercial. And it is very well done.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXlBSlyU8xY

  9. R April 22, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    Bono *should* do more voiceovers! He could recite passages from a phone book and it would still be sexy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. misikee April 22, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    outside of the US http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwzTTdEIrvs

  11. merliu2 April 22, 2010 at 5:13 pm #

    i like it i saw it on my ipod on you tube.

  12. Thomas April 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    Someone should tell bono the same applies to u2’s concerts.

  13. rich May 1, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

    The one time when when we are all equal…on the pitch

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