U2 Announces 2018 North American Tour Dates & New Album

Irish rockers U2 will embark on the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour of North America next year. The band will hit the road in honor of the14th studio album Songs Of Experience, which is due out on December 1 in a variety of formats.

Unlike this year’s tour, which focused on material from The Joshua Tree, fans can expect a mix of new and classic songs. The tour begins at BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 2. From there, Bono & Co. bring the tour to St. Louis, San Jose, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Montreal and Uniondale. U2 continues the run with stops in Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Boston. The tour is currently set to conclude with a pair of New York City area concerts: June 25 at Madison Square Garden and June 29 at Prudential Center in Newark.

The new album is available for pre-order here. Here’s more info on the LP:

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.

Check out ticketing details for the tour:

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/subscribe beginning today until Sunday, November 12th. U2.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.

Songs Of Experience Tracklist

  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)

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