Wednesday, January 17, 2018

U2 announce European tour

U2 have announced dates for a fall tour of Europe in support of their latest album, “Songs Of Experience.”

The trek will open in Berlin, Germany on August 31, with stops set for France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Italy and Holland before things wrap up in London on October 23.

In addition, plans are currently being finalized for some special hometown shows in Dublin and Belfast, with dates, venues and on-sale details to be announced soon.

Tickets for the announced shows will go on sale from Friday, January 26 and subscribers will be first in line in a pre-sale beginning Thursday, January 18 at 10:00 am and running through Saturday, January 20 at 5:00 pm.

Additionally, fans who pre-ordered “Songs Of Experience” with participating retailers prior to November 30, 2017 are also eligible for a pre-sale opportunity for shows in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Italy and Holland. Eligible fans will receive a unique code allowing access for a limited presale opportunity beginning Monday, January 22 at 9am through Wednesday. January 24 at 5pm subject to availability while supplies last and limited to 2 tickets per person (note: a code does not guarantee a ticket).

“Songs Of Experience” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 to earn the group their eighth US chart-topper and first since 2009’s “No Line On The Horizon.”

Ahead of the fall European run, U2 will begin a North American tour on May 2 in Tulsa, OK.

U2’s 30th anniversary trek for “The Joshua Tree” last year recently topped live music industry magazine Pollstar’s list of worldwide concert tours in 2017 by grossing $316 million with sales of 2.71 million tickets.

2018 Experience + Innocence European tour

Aug 31 - Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
Sep 04 - Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena
Sep 08 - Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena
Sep 09 - Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena
Sep 16 - Lisbon, PT @ Altice Arena
Sep 20 - Madrid, ES @ WiZink Arena
Sep 29 - Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
Oct 03 - Hamburg, DE @ Barclaycard Arena
Oct 07 - Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
Oct 11 - Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum
Oct 12 - Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum
Oct 19 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
Oct 23 - London, UK @ The O2

See also:

U2 and Guns N’ Roses top 2017 worldwide concert tours
VIDEO: U2 perform live at Abbey Road Studios for the BBC
U2 debut atop US charts with Songs Of Experience
VIDEO: U2 launch Songs Of Experience on Saturday Night Live
Search U2 at hennemusic