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U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE TOUR RETURNS TO PARIS

U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE TOUR RETURNS TO PARIS

Postponed November Dates Rescheduled to December 6th & 7th, 2015

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U2 will return to Paris in early December to play their two concerts postponed from earlier in November. The new dates – Sunday, December 6th and Monday, December 7th at the Accorhotels Arena in Bercy – are confirmed by Live Nation today. Tickets for the previously scheduled November 14th performance will be valid for the December 6th event. Tickets for the previously scheduled November 15th performance will be valid for the December 7th event. Complete ticket information below.

Speaking from Dublin ahead of tonight’s opening night of U2’s four-night run in their hometown, Bono commented: “So much that was taken from Paris on the tragic night of November 13th is irreplaceable. For one night, the killers took lives, took music, took peace of mind – but they couldn’t steal the spirit of that city. It’s a spirit our band knows well and will try to serve when we return for the postponed shows on December 6th and 7th. We’re going to put on our best for Paris.”

U2 tour promoter and tour producer Arthur Fogel added, “The band wanted us to reschedule as soon as possible so that they could honour the commitment to their audience.”

And as originally planned, U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour will be broadcast live from Paris on HBO. The concert on Monday 7th December 2015 will be filmed live and will be shown on HBO at 9:00pm ET.

Ticket Information:

Tickets for the previously scheduled performances will be honoured at the door. Tickets for the previously scheduled November 14th performance will be valid at the December 6th event. Tickets for the November 15th performance will be valid at the December 7th event.  Fans who are unable to attend the rescheduled show dates may refund their existing tickets through November 30th 2015. Tickets may be refunded at point of purchase. Any returned tickets will be immediately released for sale.

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U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE LIVE IN PARIS HBO PREMIERE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14 AT 9PM

FAN CONTEST WINNERS TO SEE U2 LIVE IN PARIS

TWITTER Q&A SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY AT 8PM EST

U2 © Samy Mosher
U2 © Samy Mosher

This weekend, HBO will air one of the most exhilarating and groundbreaking live concert experiences ever staged: U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE LIVE IN PARIS. At 9pm EST on Saturday, November 14, HBO audiences will witness U2 performing in the City of Light on that same date of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour.

U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE LIVE IN PARIS will showcase the lauded iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE performance that literally moves throughout the venue via multiple stages, the one-of-a-kind interactive floor-to-ceiling arena-length LED screen — and of course, the songs: The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE setlist span the band’s entire career, from 1980 debut album, Boy, to the current, Songs of Innocence. The concepts of innocence and experience are explored in vivid musical and visual detail, progressing from songs inspired by the members of U2’s earliest influences and formative life experiences through decades worth of indelible anthems from the band that has won more Grammys than any other living rock band.

One of iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE’s innumerable magical moments occurs during the band’s performance of “Song for Someone”. Yesterday, U2, VRSE and Apple unveiled a 360-degree virtual reality video of the band performing the song alongside fans from across the world. View the interactive video here or witness the full VR experience by downloading GearVR in the Oculus Store or the Vrse app on your phone at vrse.com.

And anyone who’s seen a U2 show from 1980 to iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE knows that being pulled up on stage to perform with the band is a risk that comes with a floor ticket. This year’s sold-out North American run was no exception, with several lucky fans invited on stage to dance, sing, play guitar or document the live show via the streaming app Meerkat. This week, U2 asked fans to choose their favorite fan cameo from those North American and European performances. The voting is now closed, the results tallied, and the winners will be at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris for the show.

During the run-up to Saturday’s broadcast, U2 is providing fans with exclusive peeks behind the scenes of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE spectacle via their Facebook page. Fans have joined The Edge for a late-night practice session overlooking the French capital, accompanied Larry Mullen Jr. to the drum throne, helped Adam Clayton pick which of his favorite T-shirts to wear on stage and more. Visit facebook.com/U2 today to see what Bono has been up to ahead of the big event.

To celebrate their first-ever HBO special, U2 will host a Twitter Q&A on Saturday at 8pm EST, just one hour before the broadcast. Follow @U2 for more information.

U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE LIVE IN PARIS will be shot at produced by Done And Dusted with Executive Producers Hamish Hamilton, Simon Pizey, Davis Guggenheim and Guy Oseary. It will be directed by Hamish Hamilton, who has worked with the band since 2001. Collaborations include Elevation 2001: Live from BostonU2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle, Ireland; the Beautiful Day Documentary; and Vertigo 2005: Live from Chicago. The youngest recipient of the BAFTA Special Award, Hamish has Directed and Executive Produced the London 2012 Olympic & ParaOlympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Directed the last six Super Bowl Half-Time shows, multiple Academy Awards ceremonies, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for over a decade, President Obama’s Inaugural Ball, MTV’s VMA’s, and many more.

U2 BRINGS iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE TOUR HOME

“…the best U2 gig I’ve ever been to.” – IRISH INDEPENDENT

“U2 are among the most innovative and ambitious live bands in music history.” – IRISH TIMES

“…absolutely amazing.” – ROLLING STONE

 “…an inarguable show of force.. still open to variation and rich with the determination to pull it off.” – LA TIMES

“… U2 are back, as big, absurd and thrilling as ever. You’ve never seen anything like the new U2 show.” – DAILY TELEGRAPH

U2’s sold out iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE  European Tour 2015  will finish with six home shows, being Belfast on 18th & 19th November and four shows in Dublin on 23rd + 24th, 27th + 28th November 2015.

It is the first time the band will perform songs from their recent album Songs of Innocence to a home crowd. The album released last year, charts the group’s earliest experiences of growing up in Dublin influenced by 70s rock, punk and early 80s electronica and gives insight into how and why U2 came together. With its themes of home and family in songs such as Cedarwood Road, Iris (Hold Me Close) and Raised by Wolves, which deals with the impact of the ‘74 Dublin/Monaghan bombings, Songs of Innocence charts the end of the time of innocence for all four band members and their friends, as teens growing up.

Tickets for the Irish shows go on sale at 9am on Monday 14th September, will be limited to 2 per purchaser and are priced from £30 to £165 for Belfast and from €30 to €185 in Dublin, plus charges. Tickets can be bought at the 3Arena and SSE Arena box offices and online, with floor tickets being sold with the Paperless Ticket system, to ensure fans have access to tickets at face value. A limited number of student-priced floor tickets will be available for sale online. For full details see www.U2.com/tour

€2,000,000 (€2 million) from these concerts will go to Music Generation, Ireland’s National Music Education Programme which currently provides high quality subsidised music tuition to some 26,000 children and young people. Music Generation was originally set up with €5m funding from U2’s Croke Park shows in 2009, along with a further €2m raised by The Ireland Funds.

 “In the 18 years that I have worked with U2, the home shows are always very special. These shows promise to be brilliant.” – Arthur Fogel, CEO Global Touring Live Nation Entertainment.

Finding venues to take this show is actually quite tricky and we’re grateful to our overworked crew who finally cracked the reconfiguring to fit these venues.” – The Edge

The iNNOCENCE + Experience Tour kicked off in May in Vancouver to rave reviews and the US leg saw the band joined onstage by specials guests including Jimmy Fallon, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga, as they performed songs from across their career.

The Dublin and Belfast dates are:  Wed, 18th and Thurs, 19th November – Belfast – SSE Arena

Mon 23rd, Tues 24th, Fri 27th & Sat 28th November – Dublin – 3Arena

The U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 powered by Salesforce is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. UPS is the Official Logistics Provider of the tour.

Music Generation:

Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme that transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high quality performance music education. Set up in 2009 Music Generation has been made possible by a €7m philanthropic donation – €5m from U2 and €2m from The Ireland Funds.  The donation represents the largest ever philanthropic donation to music education in Ireland in the history of the state.

Access is at the core of Music Generation and it is the key to change.  Music Generation is concerned with performance music education – that is vocal and instrumental tuition, encompassing all music genres and all types of instruments and vocal styles which is delivered by skilled professional musicians. Music Generation programmes do not replace the teaching of the mainstream music curriculum within the formal education sector – rather, they complement it, add value to it and provide a different type of engagement that’s concerned with music performance and the interaction of children and young people with professional musicians.

While seed funded by the €7m philanthropic donation from U2 and The Ireland Funds, Music Generation works closely with Government (The Department of Education and Skills – DES) and Local Music Education Partnerships – MEPs. The core objective of Music Generation is to provide access for children and young people – annually the programme now reaches some 26,000 children and young people in 12 areas of the country. Music Generation also provides employment opportunities, especially for musicians – the programme has a workforce now of some 330 people, over 300 of these are musicians.

Ultimately  Music Generation wants to achieve a sustainable outcome that would live beyond the term of the €7M  gift and not become another arts education project that was only as good as the money lasted – through partnership (with DES & MEPs) a sustainable model has been created.

Music  Generation is managed by Music Education Partnerships (MEP’s). The programme is in Carlow, Clare, Cork City, Laois, Louth, Limerick City, Mayo, Offaly/Westmeath, Sligo, South Dublin and Wicklow.

Paperless Ticket

A Paperless Ticket event is when the Credit or Debit Card that was used at the time of booking to purchase tickets is used as the customer’s ticket/entry into the event.

You will not receive physical paper tickets for Paperless Ticket events. Instead of going to the venue’s Box Office, you simply go direct to the door, present a valid photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) and swipe the credit card that was used to purchase entry to the event. Your entire party must enter the venue at the same time with the valid credit card and the tickets are non-transferable.

Virtual credit card users: please do not use virtual credit card account numbers for Paperless Ticket purchases as you must present the physical credit card at the time of entry.

MUSIC RISING MARKS 10th ANNIVERSARY

The Edge Reflects on Charity’s Decade of Growth Into Disaster Relief Organization for Musical Communities Nationwide

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10 years ago Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, leaving behind a trail of destruction that The Edge of U2 would soon witness firsthand during a visit to New Orleans’ hard hit 9th Ward. Moved by the devastation suffered by the local musical community, Edge teamed with legendary producer Bob Ezrin, Gibson Guitars, MusiCares and the Guitar Center Foundation to provide immediate aid to the musicians whose lives and livelihoods had sustained the most damage when the levees broke. In short order, efforts including donations of net proceeds from the sales of Gibson and Epiphone Music Rising special edition guitars and the providing of musical instruments to professionals whose gear was destroyed in the storm were implemented. In a PSA at the time, Edge explained the helplessness he would have felt in the face of such overwhelming loss as Music Rising replaced thousands of instruments in what would ultimately be the first phase of its still ongoing and continually expanding mission.

Reflecting on the 10-year journey of Music Rising, The Edge commented: Music is at the core of these communities. It’s an essential part of their identities, their hearts and their lives. So when these centers of musical culture are damaged, getting the music going again is a crucial part of the healing process. 

With Music Rising, we and our partners continue to do everything in our power to help support this centuries old music culture so it can do its magic for many generations to come.

What started as a direct response to one of the worst disasters to affect a musical capital of the U.S. has grown over a decade to offer assistance to musicians far and wide. Where there is music, there is hope, and Music Rising will continue to do everything possible to restore both for another 10 years and beyond.

In the decade following the initial 2005 Katrina aftermath, Music Rising’s efforts have grown in scope. Additional programs in the Gulf Coast region have included the distribution of over $5 million worth of instruments for some 30 schools (in conjunction with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation), as well as becoming the largest purchaser of Hammond organs in order to replace those destroyed by Katrina in regional houses of worship, and contributed $1 million to develop the Music Rising curriculum at Tulane University. Music Rising’s national outreach broadened as the organization provided aid to creative communities impacted by the 2010 Tennessee floods, as well as relief along with MusiCares and the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Music Rising’s nationwide efforts are not limited to aid in the aftermath of natural disasters—its outreach continues in the very fortunate lull between these cataclysms: The organization recently reached out to Detroit, with efforts to aid the Motor City’s singular musical heritage including the distribution or hundreds of musical instruments to students. Elsewhere, Music Rising’s Music Icons auctions hosted by the world renowned Julien’s Auctions have raised millions in bids for items donated by Edge, U2 and friends. With support from friends and family including the Hard Rock International Corporation, Aaron Neville, Trombone Shorty and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day—who teamed with U2 for the historic 2006 performance that reopened the Superdome and welcomed the New Orleans Saints home—Edge, Ezrin and Music Rising’s efforts on behalf of musical communities in need promise to be just as tireless and far reaching for decades to come.

For further information, go to musicrising.org.

U2: SONG FOR SOMEONE (DIRECTED BY MATT MAHURIN)

24-HOUR VIDEO EXCLUSIVE AT Facebook.com/u2

U2 have unveiled a second video for “Song For Someone,” directed by acclaimed illustrator and photographer Matt Mahurin and viewable exclusively on the band’s Facebook page for the next 24 hours.

“Song For Someone” video embed code: <div id=”fb-root”></div><script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src =”//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3″; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));</script><div class=”fb-video” data-allowfullscreen=”1″ data-href=”https://www.facebook.com/u2/videos/10154161218031686/”><div class=”fb-xfbml-parse-ignore”><blockquote cite=”https://www.facebook.com/u2/videos/10154161218031686/”><a href=”https://www.facebook.com/u2/videos/10154161218031686/”>Song For Someone (Directed by Matt Mahurin)</a><p>‘Don’t let it go out…’ Illustrator and photographer Matt Mahurin directs this visual meditation on &#039;Song For Someone&#039;, from U2’s latest album Songs of Innocence.</p>Posted by <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/u2″>U2</a> on Thursday, August 27, 2015</blockquote></div></div>

Reuniting U2’s music and Mahurin’s distinctive style—the two worked together on 1993’s “Love Is Blindness”–“Song For Someone” is a visual meditation on a standout track from U2’s Songs Of Innocence album. Rendered in a beautiful black and white palette and featuring a performance from Bono filmed earlier this year in Malibu, Mahurin’s vision for “Song For Someone” draws sharp parallels between song, inspiration and other forces of nature.

On working with U2 once more, Mahurin said “Collaboration is a great part of the creative process – and it has been a true joy to once again jump aboard the band’s mission of music, mercy and mayhem.”

Mahurin’s evocative take on “Song For Someone” stands in stark contrast to Vincent Haycock’s short film starring Woody and Zoe Harrelson, which debuted July 9 on SundanceTV.

“Song For Someone” has been a nightly highlight of the band’s current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour, which resumes September 4 in Turin, Italy.

U2 BRINGS ITS REINVENTION OF THE ROCK & ROLL ARENA SHOW TO HBO IN TWO WORLD PREMIERES:

BEHIND THE SCENES DOCUMENTARY ON THE iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE TOUR

iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE LIVE IN PARIS CONCERT SPECIAL

U2 © Sam Jones
U2 © Sam Jones


U2 and HBO will be debuting a unique combination of two exclusive world premiere specials this fall, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, President, HBO Programming. First, to debut on Nov. 7, a behind-the-scenes documentary that offers unprecedented access to the band and the team that worked with them to conceptualize and create its current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour. The following week, the network will present the tour’s Nov. 14 performance filmed at the newly renovated Bercy Arena in Paris and aired exclusively on HBO that same day. Both the documentary and the concert will be available on HBO GO and HBO NOW simultaneous to the programs’ HBO world premieres.

“U2 continues to take risks, which has made them one of the most consistently exciting forces in rock’n’roll,” said Lombardo. “The one-two combination of this documentary special, followed by the concert, will provide viewers with the ultimate look at this remarkable band behind the scenes and on the stage.”

The documentary takes a look into the creation of U2’s wildly innovative and widely acclaimed iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour, which began May 14 in Vancouver and currently runs through November. The special will detail how a show of this magnitude is conceived, revealing the blood, sweat and imagination that has gone into making iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE, the tour that would ultimately “reinvent the arena show,” according to Rolling Stone’s opening night review.

Interviews in the documentary include all four members of U2 – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. – as well as the supporting cast of Willie Williams, who has created tour concepts for the band for more than 30 years, award-winning designer Es Devlin, newly signed on for this tour, production director Jake Berry, Audio Director Joe O’Herlihy, executive director Gavin Friday, set designer Ric Lipson, and others who bring iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE to life around U2’s music, night after night.

The special also explores the challenges and setbacks U2 faced in the months before tour rehearsals began in April, including Bono’s serious bicycle accident in New York last fall, and his — and the band’s — hard road getting back into “fighting shape” for their triumphant return with iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE. This exclusive documentary chronicles in detail how these same four friends, who started out as a humble punk band from the Northside of Dublin more than 30 years ago, continue to create magic nightly with the most grandiose, yet most intimate, arena tour ever staged.

On Nov. 14th, the audience will see for itself the results of all of that hard work when U2 plays the Bercy Arena in Paris on the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour, showcasing the inventive set that allows U2 to explore the concepts of iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE via a performance that literally moves throughout the venue via multiple stages, a one-of-a-kind interactive floor-to-ceiling arena-length LED screen that has earned its reputation as the fifth member of U2 on this run, and a radical new approach to surround sound that ensures that everyone in the audience sees, feels and hears the show with maximum impact from every seat in the house.

And of course, there are the songs: The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE setlists span the band’s entire career, from its 1980 debut album, Boy, to its most recent work, Songs of Innocence. The concepts of innocence and experience are explored in vivid musical and visual detail, progressing from songs inspired by the members of U2’s earliest influences and formative life experiences through decades worth of indelible anthems from the band that has won more Grammys than any other living rock band.

The documentary will be produced and directed by Davis Guggenheim (the Oscar®-winning An Inconvenient TruthWaiting For SupermanIt Might Get Loud featuring U2’s The Edge, and From The Sky Down–the 2011 documentary chronicling the recording and release of U2’s 1991 classic Achtung Baby) and produced by Shannon Dill with U2 manager Guy Oseary serving as Executive Producer.

The concert will be produced by Done And Dusted with Executive Producers Hamish Hamilton, Simon Pizey, Davis Guggenheim and Guy Oseary. It will be directed by Hamish Hamilton, who has worked with the band since 2001. Collaborations include Elevation 2001: Live from BostonU2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle, Ireland; the Beautiful Day Documentary; and Vertigo 2005: Live from Chicago. The youngest recipient of the BAFTA Special Award, Hamish has Directed and Executive Produced the London 2012 Olympic & ParaOlympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Directed the last six Super Bowl Half-Time shows, multiple Academy Awards ceremonies, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for over a decade, President Obama’s Inaugural Ball, MTV’s VMA’s, and many more.

U2 © Sam Jones
U2 © Sam Jones

 

U2 THE iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE TOUR 2015

DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND

8TH AND FINAL SHOW – NEW YORK, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN – JULY 31, 2015

EUROPE & UK – SOLD OUT!

iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE 2015
iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE 2015

With the European and UK tour dates now completely sold out and due to phenomenal demand, U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 has just confirmed an 8th and final show July 31st at Madison Square Garden. The additional New York concert becomes the last North American concert date on this highly anticipated 2015 tour before it moves to Turin, Italy on September 4 and 5th followed by sold out concerts in Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin, Barcelona, Antwerp, Koln, London, Glasgow & Paris. Tickets for this final New York date will go on sale Friday, March 13th at 10am at www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com. Complete tour itinerary follows.

“The sales for The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour have been brilliant and we are working to satisfy the incredible demand,” said Arthur Fogel, President – Global Touring and Chairman – Global Music.

The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 will feature the in-concert debut of material from U2’s thirteenth studio album Songs Of Innocence (Interscope Records). Released September 9, 2014, Songs Of Innocence was named #1 album of 2014 by the editors of Rolling Stone and voted #2 album of 2014 by the magazine’s readership. Last month, independent market research conducted by the Kantar Group determined that not only was U2 the most-listened-to act on the iOS platform, but that 95% of those listeners had played one or more tracks from Songs Of Innocence.
The U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. UPS is the Official Logistics Provider of the tour.

U2 THE iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE
2015 TOUR ITINERARY

May 14 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena – SOLD OUT
May 15 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena – SOLD OUT
May 18 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose – SOLD OUT
May 19 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose – SOLD OUT
May 22 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center – SOLD OUT
May 23 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center – SOLD OUT
May 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Forum
May 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Forum
May 30 – Los Angeles, CA – Forum – SOLD OUT
May 31 – Los Angeles, CA – Forum – SOLD OUT
June 3 – Los Angeles, CA – Forum
June 12 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre – SOLD OUT
June 13 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre – SOLD OUT
June 16 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 17 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 24 – Chicago, IL – United Center – SOLD OUT
June 25 – Chicago, IL – United Center – SOLD OUT
June 28 – Chicago, IL – United Center – SOLD OUT
June 29 – Chicago, IL – United Center
July 2 – Chicago, IL – United Center
July 6 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
July 7 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
July 10 – Boston, MA – TD Garden – SOLD OUT
July 11 – Boston, MA – TD Garden – SOLD OUT
July 14 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
July 15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
July 18 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – SOLD OUT
July 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – SOLD OUT
July 22 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – SOLD OUT
July 23 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – SOLD OUT
July 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – SOLD OUT
July 27 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – SOLD OUT
July 3 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – ON SALE NOW
July 31 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – ON SALE MAR 13

EUROPE / UK 2015

Sept. 4 – Turin, Italy – Pala Alpitour – SOLD OUT
Sept. 5 – Turin, Italy – Pala Alpitour – SOLD OUT
Sept. 8 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ziggo Dome – SOLD OUT
Sept. 9 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ziggo Dome – SOLD OUT
Sept. 12 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ziggo Dome – SOLD OUT
Sept. 13 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ziggo Dome – SOLD OUT
Sept. 16 – Stockholm, Sweden – Globe – SOLD OUT
Sept. 17 – Stockholm, Sweden – Globe – SOLD OUT
Sept. 20 – Stockholm, Sweden – Globe – SOLD OUT
Sept. 21 – Stockholm, Sweden – Globe – SOLD OUT
Sept. 24 – Berlin, Germany – O2 World – SOLD OUT
Sept. 25 – Berlin, Germany – O2 World – SOLD OUT
Sept. 28 – Berlin, Germany – O2 World – SOLD OUT
Sept. 29 – Berlin, Germany – O2 World – SOLD OUT
Oct. 5 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi – SOLD OUT
Oct. 6 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi – SOLD OUT
Oct. 9 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi – SOLD OUT
Oct. 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi – SOLD OUT
Oct. 13 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis – SOLD OUT
Oct. 14 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis – SOLD OUT
Oct. 17 – Koln, Germany – Lanxess Arena – SOLD OUT
Oct. 18 – Koln, Germany – Lanxess Arena – SOLD OUT
Oct. 25 – London, UK – The O2 – SOLD OUT
Oct. 26 – London, UK – The O2 – SOLD OUT
Oct. 29 – London, UK – The O2 – SOLD OUT
Oct. 30 – London, UK – The O2 – SOLD OUT
Nov. 2 – London, UK – The O2 – SOLD OUT
Nov. 6 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro – SOLD OUT
Nov. 7 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro – SOLD OUT
Nov. 10 – Paris, France – Bercy – SOLD OUT
Nov. 11 – Paris, France – Bercy – SOLD OUT
Nov. 14 – Paris, France – Bercy – SOLD OUT
Nov. 15 – Paris, France – Bercy – SOLD OUT

Itinerary subject to change. For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.u2.com & www.livenation.com.

Press materials available at: www.u2.com/rmpphoto

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NEARLY 1/4 OF iTUNES USERS ARE LISTENING TO U2

“This is fantastic news. If these figures suggest that these songs still matter to people, then we’re knocked out. That’s all any songwriter wants.” — Bono

An independent study has concluded that U2 accounted for 23% of all music listened on iOS devices throughout January 2015.

The study, conducted by the Kantar Group, found that not only was U2 the most-listened-to act on the iOS platform, but that more users were listening to U2 than the second (Taylor Swift at 11%) and third (Katy Perry at 8%) runners-up combined.

Additionally, Kantar found that 95% of the U2 listeners listened to one or more tracks from the band’s current album, Songs Of Innocence.

“It’s nice to know that 5 months on so many people have discovered Songs of Innocence. In the end we just wanted people to hear the album. We took a big risk but today we can say that the experiment worked.” — The Edge

U2 THE iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE TOUR 2015: 7th NEW YORK & 5th CHICAGO DATES ON SALE FEBRUARY 10

Newly Added Barcelona, London & Los Angeles Shows On Sale Now

iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE 2015
iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE 2015

NEW YORK, NY (Tuesday, February 3, 2014) –  Having sold out nearly every one of its 60 previously announced dates, U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 has confirmed additional shows in New York and Chicago: a seventh show at NYC’s Madison Square Garden July 30 and a fifth night at Chicago’s United Center July 2 have been added due to overwhelming demand and will both be on sale to the general public 10 a.m. local time Tuesday, February 10 at livenation.com.

These two newest dates follow on the recent announcements of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour’s third show at Palau San Jordi in Barcelona on October 9, fifth show at the O2 Arena in London onNovember 2, and  fifth show at The Forum in Los Angeles on June 3 — See livenation.com for on-sale details. A complete tour itinerary is below.

“The sales for The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour have been brilliant and we are working to satisfy the incredible demand,” said Arthur Fogel, President – Global Touring and Chairman – Global Music.

The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 will feature the in-concert debut of material from U2’s thirteenth studio album Songs Of Innocence (Interscope Records). Released September 9, 2014, Songs Of Innocence  was recently named #1 album of 2014 by the editors of Rolling Stone and voted #2 album of 2014 by the magazine’s readership, and has been experienced by more than 100 million listeners and counting.

Tickets for the additional U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 New York and Chicago dates will be available early to U2.com subscribers who have not already utilized their code from Weds., Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. through Fri., Feb. 6 at 5:00 p.m.. Tickets will be general admission on the floor and reserved seating in the stands.

U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. UPS is the Official Logistics Provider of the tour.

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New dates in BOLD

05/14/15 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena – SOLD OUT
05/15/15 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena – SOLD OUT
05/18/15 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose – SOLD OUT
05/19/15 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose – SOLD OUT
05/22/15 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center – SOLD OUT
05/23/15 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center – SOLD OUT
05/26/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
05/27/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
05/30/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum – SOLD OUT
05/31/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum – SOLD OUT
06/03/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum – On sale now
06/12/15 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre – SOLD OUT
06/13/15 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre – SOLD OUT
06/16/15 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
06/17/15 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
06/24/15 – Chicago, IL – United Center – SOLD OUT
06/25/15 – Chicago, IL – United Center – SOLD OUT
06/28/15 – Chicago, IL – United Center – SOLD OUT
06/29/15 – Chicago, IL – United Center
07/02/15 – Chicago, IL – United Center – On sale Feb. 10
07/06/15 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
07/07/15 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
07/10/15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden – SOLD OUT
07/11/15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden – SOLD OUT
07/14/15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
07/15/15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
07/18/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – SOLD OUT
07/19/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – SOLD OUT
07/22/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – SOLD OUT
07/23/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – SOLD OUT
07/26/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – SOLD OUT
07/27/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – SOLD OUT
07/30/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – On sale Feb. 10
09/04/15 – Turin, Italy – Palaolimpico – SOLD OUT
09/05/15 – Turin, Italy – Palaolimpico – SOLD OUT
09/08/15 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ziggo Dome – SOLD OUT
09/09/15 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ziggo Dome – SOLD OUT
09/12/15 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ziggo Dome – SOLD OUT
09/13/15 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ziggo Dome – SOLD OUT
09/16/15 – Stockholm, Sweden – Globe – SOLD OUT
09/17/15 – Stockholm, Sweden – Globe – SOLD OUT
09/20/15 – Stockholm, Sweden – Globe – SOLD OUT
09/21/15 – Stockholm, Sweden – Globe – SOLD OUT
09/24/15 – Berlin, Germany – O2 World – SOLD OUT
09/25/15 – Berlin, Germany – O2 World – SOLD OUT
09/28/15 – Berlin, Germany – O2 World – SOLD OUT
09/29/15 – Berlin, Germany – O2 World – SOLD OUT
10/05/15 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau San Jordi – SOLD OUT
10/06/15 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau San Jordi – SOLD OUT
10/09/15 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau San Jordi – On sale Feb. 10
10/13/15 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis – SOLD OUT
10/14/15 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis – SOLD OUT
10/17/15 – Koln, Germany – Lanxess Arena – SOLD OUT
10/18/15 – Koln, Germany – Lanxess Arena – SOLD OUT
10/25/15 – London, UK – O2 – SOLD OUT
10/26/15 – London, UK – O2 – SOLD OUT
10/29/15 – London, UK – O2 – SOLD OUT
10/30/15 – London, UK – O2 – SOLD OUT
11/02/15 – London, UK – O2 – On sale Feb. 6
11/06/15 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro – SOLD OUT
11/07/15 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
11/10/15 – Paris, France – Bercy – SOLD OUT
11/11/15 – Paris, France – Bercy – SOLD OUT
11/14/15 – Paris, France – Bercy – SOLD OUT
11/15/15 – Paris, France – Bercy – SOLD OUT

Itinerary subject to change. For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.u2.com & www.livenation.com

Press materials available at: www.u2.com/rmpphoto

U2 North American publicity:
Nasty Little Man
Laura Eldeiry
laura@nastylittleman.com

Interscope Geffen A&M
Lisa DiAngelo
Lisa.DiAngelo@umusic.com

Live Nation publicity:
Victor Trevino
victortrevino@livenation.com

About Live Nation Entertainment
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U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE TOUR 2015 DATES ADDED DUE TO OVERWHELMING POPULAR DEMAND

Additional Shows Confirmed in New York, Chicago, Boston, Montreal, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin & Paris

On Sale To The Public December 15

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LOS ANGELES (Dec. 9, 2014) – First day ticket sales for U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 have necessitated the addition of several pairs of shows.

Scrambling to satisfy overwhelming fan demand – including a record-setting 118,000 fans queuing online to purchase tickets to the band’s four nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden – two new shows have been added in each of the following cities: New York, Chicago, Boston, Montreal, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin & Paris.

With the new shows confirmed, iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE will play a total of six nights at NYC’s Madison Square Garden, and four nights total in Amsterdam, Berlin, Boston, Montreal, Paris & Stockholm.

Tickets for the newly added shows will go on general sale Monday, Dec. 15, preceded by a U2.comsubscriber pre-sale running Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. through Friday, Dec. 12 at noon (all times local).

“We are going to try to have a completely different feeling from night one to night two,” said Bono, “and have some fun playing with the idea of innocence and experience. More to be revealed!”

“The sales for U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour have been brilliant. We are working to satisfy the incredible demand” said Arthur Fogel, President – Global Touring and Chairman – Global Music.

Tickets for the additional U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 shows will go on general saleMonday, Dec. 15. U2.com subscribers who have not already utilized their code and new members may access tickets at U2.com from Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. through Friday, Dec. 12 at noon (all times local). Tickets will be general admission on the floor and reserved seating in the stands.

U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. UPS is the Official Logistics Provider for the tour.

 

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TOUR ITINERARY

NORTH AMERICA 2015

05/14/15 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
05/15/15 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
05/18/15 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
05/19/15 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
05/22/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
05/23/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
05/26/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Forum
05/27/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Forum
05/30/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Forum
05/31/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Forum
06/12/15 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre (SOLD OUT)
06/13/15 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre (SOLD OUT)
06/16/15 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre    (On sale Dec. 15)
06/17/15 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre (On sale Dec. 15)
06/24/15 – Chicago, IL – United Center (SOLD OUT)
06/25/15 – Chicago, IL – United Center – (SOLD OUT)
06/28/15 – Chicago, IL United Center (On sale Dec. 15)    
06/29/15 – Chicago, IL – United Center (On sale Dec. 15)
07/06/15 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre (SOLD OUT)
07/07/15 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre (SOLD OUT)
07/10/15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden – (SOLD OUT)
07/11/15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden – (SOLD OUT)
07/14/15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden (On sale Dec. 15)
07/15/15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden (On sale Dec. 15)
07/18/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (SOLD OUT)
07/19/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (SOLD OUT)
07/22/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (SOLD OUT)
07/23/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (SOLD OUT)
07/26/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (On sale Dec. 15)    
07/27/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (On sale Dec. 15)

EUROPE / UK 2015

09/04/15 – Turin, Italy – Pala Alpitour (SOLD OUT)
09/05/15 – Turin, Italy – Pala Alpitour (SOLD OUT)
09/08/15 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands     – Ziggo Dome (SOLD OUT)
09/09/15 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ziggo Dome (SOLD OUT)
09/12/15 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ziggo Dome (On sale Dec. 15)
09/13/15 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ziggo Dome (On sale Dec. 15)
09/16/15 – Stockholm, Sweden – Globe (SOLD OUT)
09/17/15 – Stockholm, Sweden – Globe    (SOLD OUT)
09/20/15 – Stockholm, Sweden – Globe (On sale Dec. 15)
09/21/15 – Stockholm, Sweden – Globe (On sale Dec. 15)
09/24/15 – Berlin, Germany – O2 World (SOLD OUT)
09/25/15 – Berlin, Germany – O2 World (SOLD OUT)
09/28/15 – Berlin, Germany – O2 World (On sale Dec. 15)
09/29/15 – Berlin, Germany – O2 World (On sale Dec. 15)
10/05/15 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
10/06/15 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
10/13/15 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis (SOLD OUT)
10/14/15 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis (SOLD OUT)
10/17/15 – Koln, Germany – Lanxess Arena (SOLD OUT)
10/18/15 – Koln, Germany – Lanxess Arena (SOLD OUT)
10/25/15 – London, UK – The O2    (SOLD OUT)
10/26/15 – London, UK – The O2    (SOLD OUT)
10/29/15 – London, UK – The O2    (SOLD OUT)
10/20/15 – London, UK – The O2    (SOLD OUT)
11/06/15 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro (SOLD OUT)
11/07/15 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro (SOLD OUT)
11/10/15 – Paris, France – Bercy (SOLD OUT)
11/11/15 – Paris, France – Bercy (SOLD OUT)
11/14/15 – Paris, France – Bercy (On sale Dec. 15)
11/15/15 – Paris, France – Bercy (On sale Dec. 15)

Itinerary subject to change.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.u2.com & www.livenation.com

Press materials available at: www.u2.com/rmpphoto

U2 North American publicity:
Nasty Little Man
Laura Eldeiry
laura@nastylittleman.com

Jared Dionne
jared@nastylittleman.com

Interscope Geffen A&M
Lisa DiAngelo
Lisa.DiAngelo@umusic.com
Live Nation publicity:
Victor Trevino
victortrevino@livenation.com

 

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com. Follow us @LiveNationInc

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web atups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at Longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.