Irish arena rock monsters U2 are again involved in a new cycle of album/tour hustle and bustle.
At first, the band has released their latest album Songs Of Innocence, the one that has caused a lot of controversy and even made musicians to apologize for a ‘gross invasion,’ with U2’s album automatically downloaded to hundreds million people worldwide owning an iTunes account.
After that, the band has announced that their latest LP is only the beginning, with two more records – Songs of Experience and Songs of Ascent – to be released in order to form a trilogy.
Then, recently Bono has suffered multiple injuries in a major bike accident in New York’s Central Park, and will require intensive therapy, although ‘expected to fully recover,’ according to the hospital’s orthopedic trauma surgeon.
And now, in spite of each and every good and bad news, the band has announced iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015, a follow-up to their super successful record-setting 360° Tour, that will include two-night shows in every place U2 will be performing and 4 (!) performances both in Los Angeles’ Forum and New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Bono gave his primary commentary on the upcoming tour:
“We are going to try to have a completely different feeling from night one to night two, and have some fun playing with the idea of innocence and experience.“
According to the press release, tickets for the U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 go on general sale beginning Monday, December 8th. As usual, there is an exclusive priority pre-sale for U2 Fan Club subscribers from Thursday, December 4th at 10am through Saturday, December 6th at noon (all times local). Tickets will be general admission on the floor and reserved seating in the stands.
Wishing Bono to get well soon, let’s get prepared for the new U2’s massive touring, with new songs to be played and new records to be set!
UPDATE (12/10): The unprecedented demand for U2’s 2015 tour tickets, 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, has forced U2 to add many more shows to their schedule. According to the press release, tickets for the newly added shows will go on general sale Monday, December 15, preceded by a U2.com subscriber pre-sale running Wednesday, December 10 at 10 a.m. through Friday, December 12 at noon (all times local).
UPDATE (2/3): The new portion of tour dates have been added to the band’s touring schedule, including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Barcelona and London. The full docket is below, newly added shows are listed in bold.
U2 Spring and Summer 2015 North America Tour Dates:
5/14-15: Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena (SOLD OUT)
5/18-19: San Jose, CA – SAP Center At San Jose (SOLD OUT)
5/22-23: Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center (SOLD OUT)
5/26-27: Los Angeles, CA – Forum
5/30-31: Los Angeles, CA – Forum (SOLD OUT)
6/3: Los Angeles, CA – Forum (On sale now)
6/12-13: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre (SOLD OUT)
6/16-17: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
6/24-25, 28: Chicago, IL – United Center (SOLD OUT)
6/29: Chicago, IL – United Center
7/2: Chicago, IL – United Center (On sale Feb. 10)
7/6-7: Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
7/10-11: Boston, MA – TD Garden (SOLD OUT)
7/14-15: Boston, MA – TD Garden
7/18-19, 22-23, 26-27: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (SOLD OUT)
7/30: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (On sale Feb. 10)
European Tour Dates:
9/4-5: Turin, Italy – Pala Alpitour (SOLD OUT)
9/8-9, 12-13: Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ziggo Dome (SOLD OUT)
9/16-17, 20-21: Stockholm, Sweden – Globe (SOLD OUT)
9/24-25, 28-29: Berlin, Germany – O2 World (SOLD OUT)
10/5-6: Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi (SOLD OUT)
10/9: Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi (On sale Feb. 10)
10/13-14: Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis (SOLD OUT)
10/17-18: Koln, Germany – Lanxess Arena (SOLD OUT)
10/25-26, 29-30: London, UK – O2 (SOLD OUT)
11/2: London, UK – O2 (On sale Feb. 6)
11/6: Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro (SOLD OUT)
11/7: Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
11/10-11, 14-15: Paris, France – Bercy (SOLD OUT)