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U2’S eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE TOUR LAUNCHES TONIGHT IN TULSA

U2’S eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE TOUR LAUNCHES TONIGHT IN TULSA

Go inside the “barricage” for a behind the scenes look at U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour, launching tonight in Tulsa, OK, here: https://youtu.be/ZMxzK232lzg

Don’t forget to download the U2 AR eXPERIENCE App for iOS and Android.

Broadcast quality live footage from tonight’s show will be available tomorrow at www.u2.com/pr.
eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 8 – 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 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 19 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
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
July 1 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
July 3 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
August 31 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena
September 1 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena
September 4 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
September 5 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
September 8 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 9 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 12 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 13 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 16 – Lisbon, PT – Altice Arena
September 17 – Lisbon, PT – Altice Arena
September 20 – Madrid, ES – WiZink Arena
September 21 – Madrid, ES – WiZink Arena
September 29 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
September 30 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
October 3 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena
October 4 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena
October 7 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
October 8 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
October 11 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 12 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 15 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 16 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 19 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
October 20 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
October 23 – London, UK – The O2
October 24 – London, UK – The O2
October 27 – Belfast, GB – SSE Arena
October 28 – Belfast, GB – SSE Arena
November 5 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
November 6 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
November 9 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
November 10 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena

NEW VIDEO FOR U2’S LATEST SINGLE: LOVE IS BIGGER THAN ANYTHING IN ITS WAY

NEW VIDEO FOR U2’S LATEST SINGLE:

LOVE IS BIGGER THAN ANYTHING IN ITS WAY

AVAILABLE NOW

DIRECTED BY DAVID MUSHEGAIN

David Mushegain has directed a video for U2’s latest single, “Love is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way,” from the international #1 album, Songs of Experience (Interscope).

For more on Vogue photographer and filmmaker Mushegain’s unique visual portrayal of youth culture inspired by the song, and the story of the video the band commissioned, go to U2.com, and also see his new interview with Vogue, featuring an exclusive behind the scenes video with the cast.

U2 Perform at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards

U2 Perform at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards 

“Blessed are the Shithole Countries, for they gave us the American Dream”
 Bono during U2’s GRAMMY performance

New York, NY — 46-time GRAMMY nominees and 22-time winners—the most of any rock band—U2 performed this evening at the 60th Annual GRAMMY awards.

Bono and The Edge of U2 began music’s biggest night alongside 2018 Album of the Year nominee Kendrick Lamar, contributing guitar and vocals to “XXX” from Lamar’s DAMN, which garnered seven nominations and five wins this year.

Bono and The Edge were later joined by Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen for a visually stunning performance of “Get Out Of Your Own fun Way” staged on a barge in New York Harbor under the gaze of the Statue of Liberty.

“Get Out Of Your Own Way” features lyrics written by Bono for his daughters and has since been adopted by many as a human rights anthem. Tonight the song found new resonance played under the watchful eyes of Omaima, the teenaged Syrian refugee who graced U2’s stage on the Joshua Tree 2017 tour as part of a powerful film created by the artist JR.

U2 were introduced by Latin GRAMMY award winner Camila Cabello, who reminded us that America is a country Built by Dreamers, for Dreamers, chasing the American Dream, by reciting the “lines of world-wide welcome” from Emma Lazarus’ The New Colossus.

Watch the whole performance here.

Finally the singer and guitarist of the only group to win Album of the Year twice—in 1988 for The Joshua Tree and in 2006 for How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb—Bono and The Edge were proud to present the award for Album of the Year to winner Bruno Mars.

U2: Broken Fingaz Crew Create Ominous Animated Video for “Get Out Of Your Own Way”

Broken Fingaz Crew Create Ominous Animated Video for U2’s “Get Out Of Your Own Way”

Broken Fingaz Crew, the fearless Israeli graffiti collective whose provocative, groundbreaking and often disturbing fluorescent sketches were among the first street art in their native Haifa, have directed U2’s new video for “Get Out Of Your Own Way.” Broken Fingaz Crew’s animated realization of the song can be viewed here.

Known only by the pseudonyms that preserve their anonymity with local authorities–Unga, Tant, Kip and Desco—the enigmatic Broken Fingaz Crew approached U2 with the concept of an animated visualization of the second single from the band’s new Songs of Experience. After a successful collaboration on U2’s video for “American Soul,” the band were inspired to give Broken Fingaz Crew full creative control based on their impassioned interpretation of “Get Out Of Your Own Way.” The result reaffirms Broken Fingaz Crew’s standing as artistic and social pioneers emerging from an underground of their own creation.

Broken Fingaz Crew described the mission statement of their  “Get Out Of Your Own Way” video as follows:

“The video addresses the current political situation: 2017 for us was the year fascists worldwide felt confident enough to raise their heads again, encouraged by Trump and other world leaders, who use people’s fear to build more walls and segregation.

The song is both a personal letter and a clarion cry to the global situation, and in the same way, we’ve combined our psychedelic pop style with political imagery; shot entirely analogue, using paper cut and stop motion animation techniques in collaboration with Adam Albo, who edited the video.”

In other U2 news, the band have announced the UK/Europe leg of the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018, with new dates to go on sale January 26th. For a full confirmed routing and further information, go to U2.com or see below:

U2
eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 8 – 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 16 – 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
August 31 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena
September 4 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
September 8 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 9 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 16 – Lisbon, PT – Altice Arena
September 20 – Madrid, ES – WiZink Arena
September 29 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
October 3 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena
October 7 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
October 11 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 12 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 19 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
October 23 – London, UK – The O2

U2: SONGS OF EXPERIENCE #1 ON U.S. CHART

U2

SONGS OF EXPERIENCE #1 ON U.S. CHART

HIGHEST FIRST WEEK SALES FOR A ROCK BAND IN 2017

TRAILER REVEALED FOR “GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY”

DIRECTED BY JONAS AKERLUND

“One of the best albums of 2017.”— ABC NEWS

“A thrilling listen.”— ASSOCIATED PRESS

“U2 are earnest, defiant, and as epic as ever on Songs of Experience.”— ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Reaffirms the sound that has been filling arenas and stadiums for decades.”— THE NEW YORK TIMES

“In their strongest outing since All That You Can’t Leave Behind, the four-piece writes both sweeping anthems as well as some of the most effortless songs of their career.”— NO RIPCORD

“If experience has taught U2 anything, it is that a great new song can still feel like the first day of the rest of your life. Songs of Experience is that innocence renewed.”—ROLLING STONE

“Their best album in years.”— USA TODAY

U2’s 14th studio album, Songs of Experience (Interscope), has now become the band’s eighth album to hit #1 on the Billboard 200, making U2 the sole group to score #1 albums across four decades: The 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.  Songs of Experience’s first week sales of nearly 200,000 equivalent albums since its December 1 release represent 2017’s biggest first week numbers for a rock band.

Songs of Experience’s release was celebrated with a December 2 appearance on Saturday Night Live, featuring the band playing “Get Out Of Your Own Way” and “American Soul.”

The trailer for the “Get Out Of Your Own Way” video can be seen HERE. The full video will premiere in the coming days.

Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. will debut songs from the critically acclaimed new album alongside classics spanning the entire U2 catalogue 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 San Jose, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will kick off Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Tulsa OK at the BOK Center. Full itinerary below.

U2
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 8 – 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 16 – 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

U2: SONGS OF EXPERIENCE OUT TODAY ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS

U2

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.

U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and Powered By Salesforce.

U2
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.

For complete U2 Tour & Ticket information, VIP Travel Packages and more visit: U2.com.

ARCANE SPACE AND THE EDGE PRESENT: A Photography exhibit of THE JOSHUA TREE, Photographs by THE EDGE

ARCANE SPACE AND THE EDGE PRESENT:
A Photography exhibit of THE JOSHUA TREE, Photographs by THE EDGE
ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE GO CAMPAIGN

In 1986, The Edge documented the monumental journey as his band, U2, travelled into the deserts of California during the making of their iconic The Joshua Tree album. For the first time ever, those photos are on display and a very limited run of individual prints are available for purchase at the Arcane Space in Venice, California.

“I took these photographs without a clear sense of where they might end up. I guess I took them because I felt that this experience and this landscape and this moment in time ought to be remembered and possibly at some point shared.” -The Edge

100% of profits from the sale of the photos will benefit GO Campaign and its local grassroots projects helping vulnerable youth in Los Angeles.

The gallery will be open to the public on November 22nd through December 17th. There will be an opening night reception on November 22nd from 6-8pm. Following that, the space will be open to the public Tuesdays, and Thursdays-Sundays from 11am to 6pm.
(The gallery will be closed on Thanksgiving).
For more information, please visit:
arcanespacela.com

About ARCANE Space- opened by Morleigh Steinberg and Frally Hynes in the hub of Los Angeles’s Venice beach in October 2017, ARCANE Space nurtures and presents the work of a wide range of artists – those of note and those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to exhibit. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.

We invite you to step inside this space and be blessed by the mysterious balm
that art offers us in our lives.
arcanespacela.com

About GO Campaign – GO Campaign is a nonprofit organization based in Santa Monica, California, that raises awareness and funds to help orphans and vulnerable children throughout the world.
gocampaign.org

U2: Verified Fan Explained Tickets to U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour on sale November 20th

U2: Verified Fan Explained

Tickets to U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour on sale November 20th

Hang on! Before your eyes glaze over, this is very important and something you will want to pass on to your readers.

In an effort to keep tickets out of the clutches of bots and scalpers, U2 is implementing Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan system to ensure that tickets purchased on November 20th for the band’s North American eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour are purchased by actual fans.

Anyone planning on purchasing U2 tickets on November 20th will need to register by Saturday November 18th at 10pm PST. 
you can register here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/

Just in case you missed that, let me say it again:

Anyone planning on purchasing U2 tickets on November 20th will need to register by Saturday November 18th at 10pm PST. 
you can register here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/

Here is what you need to know: 

What is Verified Fan?
Verified Fan essentially means that you need to register to prove that you are an actual human. As it pertains to U2, it means you need to sign up by November 18th to become eligible to buy tickets on November 20th when the tour goes on sale.

How do I register?
You can register here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/
Signing up is free of course and it takes about two minutes… no really, I just did it.  You sign up, give ’em your cell phone number and you’ll get a text with instructions and a follow up text with a code… That’s all.
With just two text messages you will have access to the wonderful world of bot-free ticket purchasing. Ticketmaster won’t give out your number, and you won’t receive any marketing texts from them ever, unless you request them.
However: You need that code to buy tickets on November 20th. 

Why is this a good thing?
Because bots and scalpers are bullies, and they’re buying the good seats and selling them for a mark up. And October was National Bullying Prevention month… did you even know that?
And because this should be the future of ticketing. And we need folks to register for this to work. And we need you, the media, to alert everyone.
So let’s make sure that everyone knows:
Anyone planning on purchasing U2 tickets on November 20th will need to register by Saturday November 18th at 10pm PST. 

Can anyone buy tickets on November 20?
Yes! But only if they register as a Verified Fan by November 18th, 10pm PST.
You can register here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/

Can you register and not buy tickets?
Yes, just go ahead and register. No one will force you to buy a ticket later.

Can you buy tickets on November 20th if you haven’t registered?
NO!
I knew you weren’t paying attention… You need to sign up because we want to make sure that these tickets aren’t getting into the wrong hands. It really bums us out when we see tickets online for ten times their face value. And it really, really bums us out when fans show up at the venue with fake tickets because they didn’t buy them through the proper channels.

Is this different than Paperless Ticketing?
Yes, very.
For one thing, Paperless Ticketing is not yet legal in New York.
Also, there are a few pitfalls with paperless ticketing that we’d like to avoid… For example, you buy 4 U2 tickets like a good friend does, and then your sister decides to get married that day and you have to miss the show. Your friends should still get to go to the show, right?
Things happen, we get it.

Does registering guarantee you’ll get to buy a ticket?
No. This is an arena tour, which is like a club show when you’re the biggest band in the world, so it will probably sell out.
Also, if you aren’t a human you won’t get the code. Oh and if you’re attempting to acquire thousands of codes for each city, Ticketmaster will notice and they will unfriend you.
You can buy up to four tickets per show with each code, while ticket availability lasts.

If you are a U2.com subscriber do you need to register?
Yes! You have a different window, a very special window at the front of the line. You should go here for specific U2.com subscriber information:
http://www.u2.com/news/title/ticket-presales-subscribers-verified-fans

Do it now! U2.com subscribers deadline for the Verified Fan registration is November 12th.

Do you need to register if you’re a Citi Card member?
Also yes!
Citi Card members have until November 14th to register.
And guess what? You can register here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/

Where do I go if I still have further questions?
http://www.u2.com/help

Here are those tour dates again so you have ’em handy:

U2
eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE 
U2 2018 TOUR ITINERARY
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 15 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – 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 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

Itinerary subject to change.
For complete U2 Tour & Ticket information, VIP Travel Packages and more visit: http://www.u2.com/tour

You can register for Verified Fan here:
https://u2.tmverifiedfan.com/

U2 ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF NEW ALBUM SONGS OF EXPERIENCE AND THE eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

U2 ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF NEW ALBUM SONGS OF EXPERIENCE AND THE eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

NEW STUDIO ALBUM OUT DECEMBER 1st ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS IN THE U.S. 
AND UNIVERSAL CANADA

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS MAY 2ND 2018

 

TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH 2017

CITI PRE-SALE TICKETS POWERED BY VERIFIED FAN AVAILABLE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH 2017

NEW TRACK “GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY” AVAILABLE NOW

Songs of Experience, the 14th studio album from U2, will be released December 1st, 2017 by Interscope Records in the U.S. and via Universal Canada on CD, vinyl, digital download and across streaming platforms. Accompanying the announcement of the Songs of Experience release, Live Nation has confirmed that U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will begin 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. The tour will kick off on Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 in Tulsa at the BOK Center. Full itinerary below.

Pre-order of Songs of Experience is available now and across all digital platforms and will include three instant grat songs: The previously unreleased “Get Out of Your Own Way,” first single “You’re The Best Thing About Me” which was released on September 6th, and the album version of “The Blackout,” previously released as a performance video in August.  All three songs are available now to stream across all platforms. Fans who pre-order the deluxe version of the album will also receive the Kygo remix of “You’re The Best Thing About Me.”

In addition to unveiling album artwork by Anton Corbijn, U2 has revealed the final tracklist of Songs of Experience which was completed earlier this year. The lyrical approach of the album was greatly inspired by Irish poet, novelist and Trinity College, Dublin Professor Emeritus Brendan Kennelly’s advice to Bono to “write as if you’re dead’, resulting in a collection of songs in the form of intimate letters to places and people close to the singer’s heart – family, friends, fans, himself.

Tickets for the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE North American Tour 2018 go on sale Monday, November 20th @ 10:00 am exclusively through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®. In keeping with their commitment to ensure tickets get into the hands of fans, not scalpers or bots, U2 has partnered with Ticketmaster to use its Verified Fan platform. Verified Fan will power all ticket sales, providing fans who truly want to attend the show with the best opportunity to get great tickets.

U2.com fan club subscribers receive first access and can register at http://www.u2.com/subscribebeginning today until Sunday, November 12thU2.com subscribers will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00 am and running through Thursday, November 16th at 5:00 pm.

Citi® is the official credit card for the U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour, and as such, Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special, first-ever Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan opportunity for tour dates in the United States. Citi cardmembers can register now through November 14th to unlock access to tickets and use their Citi card to complete the ticket purchase if verified. The Citi Presale begins Thursday, November 16th at 9:00 am and will continue through Saturday, November 18th at 5:00 pm. To register for the Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan visit: citiprivatepass.com

Tickets will also be available for the Verified Fan public sale that begins on Monday, November 20th at 10:00 am. All fans must register by Saturday, November 18th for the opportunity to unlock access to tickets. To begin, visit u2.tmverifiedfan.com.

U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and Powered By Salesforce.

Songs of Experience is the companion release to 2014’s ‘Songs of Innocence’, the two titles drawing inspiration from a collection of poems, Songs of Innocence and Experience, by the 18th century English mystic and poet William Blake. 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. The full track listing for the album is:

1. Love Is All We Have Left
2. Lights of Home
3. You’re The Best Thing About Me
4. Get Out of Your Own Way
5. American Soul
6. Summer of Love
7. Red Flag Day
8. The Showman (Little More Better)
9. The Little Things That Give You Away
10. Landlady
11. The Blackout
12. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
13. 13 (There is a Light)

U2 2018 TOUR ITINERARY

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 15 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – 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 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

Itinerary subject to change.
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PHOTO: Anton Corbijn

U2: “YOU’RE THE BEST THING ABOUT ME” OFFICIAL VIDEO

U2: “YOU’RE THE BEST THING ABOUT ME” OFFICIAL VIDEO

U2 have released the official video for “You’re The Best Thing About Me,” the first single from their highly anticipated 14th album, Songs of Experience set for release later this year.

The video, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, sees the members of U2 reveling in the sights and sounds of New York City where, as a young Dublin band, they played their first U.S. club gig in December 1980 beginning a love affair with the city which has endured for almost 40 years.

Shot earlier this month while the band were on tour and featuring U2 in performance, the video is a fitting backdrop for the “You’re The Best Thing About Me” – Bono’s love letter to his wife Ali – and serves as a visual tapestry of tribute to New York and a serenade to the city’s iconic symbols of American compassion and liberty.