Paid U2.com members are receiving emails today that promise "something a bit special" on U2.com tomorrow. The email invites members to sign-in to the subscribers' site tomorrow at 6:30 pm ET:
Something a bit special is coming up on our subscription site tomorrow.
As you know, we like to show you some love - so tomorrow we're bringing you something a little out of the ordinary.
Can't say anymore but sign in Thursday at 6.30pm (US EDT).
There's already plenty of buzz and speculation on Twitter, in our forum and elsewhere. We have no idea what's going on, but we're reminded that the last time U2.com invited members to sign-in for a special treat, it was Tiesto's remix of "Pride" last November. That didn't go over too well; here's hoping tomorrow goes over better.
UPDATE: As reported in our forum, this may have something to do with the upcoming film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. If you click the link in the email, you'll end up on a page with a long URL that includes "MandelaTraler." There's no U2 involvement in the film that we're aware of, so the "something a bit special" might be news that U2 are involved in some way ... or it could just be an exclusive trailer for U2 fans ... or it could be nothing about the film whatsoever. Your guess is as good as ours.