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U2 harness talents of urban artists to create 'Films of Innocence' inspired by new album

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A still from U2's Films of Innocence

A still from U2's Films of Innocence

A still from U2's Films of Innocence

​They're the band that just keeps on giving. Bono and the boys are releasing a collection of short films inspired by their latest album, 'Songs of Innocence'.

The aptly titled 'Films of Innocence' features the work of 11 artists who had complete creative control over the shorts.

The collection, which features animation and live action, was directed by Kate Moss's former squeeze Jefferson Hack and will release on December 9.

Pre-orders and a 40 second previous trailer are now available on iTunes.

The collection is a nice surprise for fans, who can choose to buy it.  U2 caused a furore when iTunes released Songs of Innocence for free to anyone with an account in September.

The band was due to start a week-long residency on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday but were forced to cancel when Bono suffered a series of fractures in a bicycle accident in Central Park the night before.

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