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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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iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE TOUR 2015
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
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.

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

U2 © Olaf Heine
U2 © Olaf Heine

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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iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE
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.

U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 ON SALE TODAY

FILMS OF INNOCENCE 11 FILMS PREMIERE ACROSS 11 PLATFORMS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 4pm GMT / 11am ET

U2.com Subscribers To Receive Exclusive Bonus Film

Films Of Innocence
Films Of Innocence

Monday, December 8, 2014 — As tickets go on sale today to the general public for U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015, the band has unveiled a bold new artistic initiative in the form of Films of Innocence: A visionary collection of 11 films by the world’s most vital urban visual artists, each inspired by one of the 11 tracks on U2’s Songs of Innocence album.

From 4pm GMT / 11am ET, the same day that general on sales open for U2’s return to indoor arenas for 22 pairs of shows in 19 cities, the U2-pioneered Films of Innocence project is celebrating the visceral power of urban art with 24-hour exclusive premieres across the following 11 platforms:

Stereogum  – “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” by Oliver Jeffers
Complex – “Every Breaking Wave” by Robin Rhode
The Nerdist   “California (There Is No End To Love)” – D*Face
NPR – “Song For Someone” by Mode 2
Dezeen – “Iris (Hold Me Close)” by Chloe Early
Pitchfork – “Volcano” by Ganzeer
Nowness – “Raised by Wolves” by Vhils
Dazed Digital – “Cedarwood Road” by Maser
Rolling Stone – “Sleep Like A Baby” by ROA
Paper Magazine – “This Is Where You Can Find Me Now” by DALeast
Juxtapoz – “The Troubles” by Todd James

Following the 24-hour premieres, the Films Of Innocence collection will be available for purchase via iTunes and Amazon. U2.com subscribers will receive an exclusive bonus in the form of Conor Harington’s visual interpretation of the Songs Of Innocence bonus track “Crystal Ballroom.”

With the political murals of Northern Ireland as a reference point, U2 chose the artists and gave them complete creative freedom to create personal responses to U2’s music. The result is an exhilarating display of diversity in approach, style and commentary. Powerful and cognizant, Films of Innocence takes these artists and their works from the streets to the screen, as they scale the globe, play with time, and weave between heightened reality and animated dreamscapes. The result is an essential visual counterpoint to the album.

For more information:

Laura Eldeiry, Nasty Little Man
laura@nastylittleman.com

Jared Dionne, Nasty Little Man
jared@nastylittleman.com

 

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2015 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE TOUR

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 – The Forum
05/27/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
05/30/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
05/31/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
06/12/15 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
06/13/15 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
06/24/15 – Chicago, IL – United Center
06/25/15 – Chicago, IL – United Center
07/06/15 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
07/07/15 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
07/10/15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
07/11/15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
07/18/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
07/19/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
07/22/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
07/23/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
09/04/15 – Turin, Italy – Pala Alpitour
09/05/15 – Turin, Italy – Pala Alpitour
09/08/15 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
09/09/15 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
09/16/15 – Stockholm, Sweden – Globe
09/17/15 – Stockholm, Sweden – Globe
09/24/15 – Berlin, Germany – O2 World
09/25/15 – Berlin, Germany – O2 World
10/05/15 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
10/06/15 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
10/13/15 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
10/14/15 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
10/17/15 – Koln, Germany – Lanxess Arena
10/18/15 – Koln, Germany – Lanxess Arena
10/25/15 – London, UK – O2
10/26/15 – London, UK – O2
10/29/15 – London, UK – O2
10/30/15 – London, UK – O2
11/06/15 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
11/07/15 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
11/10/15 – Paris, France – Bercy
11/11/15 – Paris, France – Bercy