Wednesday, November 1, 2017

U2 announce new album and North American tour

U2 have announced details for a December 1 release of their new album, “Songs Of Experience”, and dates for a spring 2018 arena tour of North America in support of the project.

The companion to 2014’s “Songs Of Innocence” was completed earlier this year with a series of producers – including Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and Jolyon Thomas – following recording sessions in Dublin, New York and Los Angeles.

The two projects draw inspiration from a collection of poems, “Songs Of Innocence And Experience”, by the 18th century English mystic and poet William Blake.

“Songs Of Experience” has been previewed with “The Little Things That Give You Away”, “The Blackout”, and “You’re The Best Thing About Me.”

The album’s cover features a photograph of Bono’s son Eli Hewson and The Edge’s daughter Sian Evans, taken by U2's longtime visual collaborator Anton Corbijn.

U2 will begin a North American tour on May 2 in Tulsa, OK.

Ticket presales will begin November 14, with the band using Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program in an effort to ensure real fans gain access to seats while attempting to block scalpers and bots – more details are available at

General public tickets will be available November 20.

“Songs Of Experience”

Release date: December 1

01. "Love Is All We Have Left"
02. "Lights Of Home"
03. "You’re The Best Thing About Me"
04. "Get Out Of Your Own Way"
05. "American Soul"
06. "Summer Of Love"
07. "Red Flag Day"
08. "The Showman (Little More Better)"
09. "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)"

Deluxe Edition Tracks:

14. "Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix)"
15. "Book Of Your Heart"
16. "Lights Of Home (St Peter's String Version)"
17. "You're The Best Thing About Me (U2 vs Kygo)"

2018 North American Tour

May 02 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
May 04 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
May 07 - 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 05 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
June 09 - Uniondale, NY @ 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

See also:

U2 release video for You’re The Best Thing About Me
U2 cancel St. Louis concert over security concerns
VIDEO: U2 perform on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
U2 stream new single You’re The Best Thing About Me
Search U2 at hennemusic