SONGS OF EXPERIENCE OUT TODAY ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS
APPEARING ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE DECEMBER 2
eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS MAY 2, 2018
Dates Added Due To Popular Demand In Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC
“Reaffirms the sound that has been filling arenas and stadiums for decades.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A thrilling listen… not so much a return to their roots as a modern expedition across their vast reservoir of sounds and themes.”—THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
“U2’s latest finds the band coming to terms with a world closer to the brink than at any time during their career. They meet the moment with precisely the right balance of grandeur and grace… manifests the music’s eternal magic, delivered by a band that refuses to let it fade.”—ROLLING STONE
“U2’s best album in years, with the band using their signature, sweeping rock anthems largely to assure listeners that, in a world of chaos, everything’s going to be okay… There’s a palpable joy that runs through Songs of Experience… it’s exciting to hear a band famous for their rafters-swinging rock serving it up in its most direct form.”—USA TODAY
“Their best since How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb… a remarkable accomplishment for a band in its fifth decade of existence… The musicianship is impeccable throughout… The Edge turns in one of the greatest performances of his storied career… at a time when most of their one-time contemporaries have either given up or should, they’re still stretching, yearning…”—VARIETY
(December 1st, 2017) Already hailed as a triumph in early critical notices, Songs of Experience, the 14th studio album from U2, is released today by Interscope Records in the U.S. on CD, vinyl, digital download and across streaming platforms.
Songs of Experience’s release has been heralded by first single “You’re The Best Thing About Me,” as well as album tracks “American Soul” and “Get Out of Your Own Way,” and “The Blackout,” the latter recently released as a special Record Store Day limited edition 12” vinyl single on Third Man Records. Pre-orders of the deluxe version of the album will also receive the Kygo remix of “You’re The Best Thing About Me.”
U2 will celebrate Songs of Experience’s release with a December 2 performance on Saturday Night Live.
Produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and Jolyon Thomas, the album features a cover image by Anton Corbijn of band members’ teenage children Eli Hewson and Sian Evans.
Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. will take the new material on the road on the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour beginning in North America in May 2018. Just as Songs of Experience serves as a companion piece to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will serve as a sequel to 2015’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour which saw “U2 reinvent the arena show” (Rolling Stone) and was named the #1 concert of 2015 by The New York Times. With demand for tickets necessitating second dates in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will kick off on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Tulsa OK at the BOK Center. Full itinerary below.
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eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE
NORTH AMERICA 2018
May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA SAP – Center
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 12 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 23 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 6 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 9 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 18 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 22 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Itinerary subject to change.
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