The tour will stop at 19 cities across Europe and North America next year, but an Irish date is yet to be announced.
U2 will be hitting the road again next year with the band playing indoor arenas for the first time in over a decade, as part of a European and North American tour, which will visit 19 cities. Entitled the ‘iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour’, it will begin in Vancouver on May 14th and will run until November 11th in Paris.
Coming to a city near you next year, U2
The dates include four night runs at New York’s Madison Square Garden, the CA Forum in Los Angles and London’s O2 arena, while the rest of the cities will see a pair of concerts.
In a statement released by the group, frontman Bono said, “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 ‘more to be revealed’ could possibly include dates in the band’s hometown of Dublin which is noticeably absent from the list. However The Guardian writes that a spokesperson for the band has confined that they have planned some additional shows in Dublin, coming at the end of next year as part of the ‘U2-initiated Music Generation project’.
The tour will be in support of the band’s latest album, Songs Of Innocence, which caused controversy in September when it was given away free by iTunes to over half a billion customers. The band subsequently had to defend the tactic after some users complained and Apple released a tool allowing users to remove the record from their iTunes accounts.
Tickets for all shows will go on general sale on Monday 8 December and 9 December. Dates are as follows:
May 14th and 15th: Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
May 18th and 19th: San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
May 22nd and 23rd: Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
May 26th, 27th, 30th and 31st: Los Angeles, CA Forum
June 12th and 13th: Montreal, QC Bell Centre
June 24th and 25th: Chicago, IL United Center
July 6th and 7th: Toronto, ON Air Canada Center
July 10th and 11th: Boston, MA TD Garden
July 18th, 19th, 22nd and 23rd: New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Sept 4th and 5th: Turin, Italy Pala Alpitour
Sept 8th and 9th: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ziggo Dome
Sept 16th and 17th: Stockholm, Sweden Globe
Sept 24th and 25th: Berlin, Germany O2 World
Oct 5th and 6th: Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi
Oct 13th and 14th: Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis
Oct 17th and 18th: Koln, Germany Lanxess Arena
Oct 25th, 26th, 29th and 30th: London, UK O2
Nov 6th and 7th: Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro
Nov 10th and 11th: Paris, France Bercy