U2 Announce 2018 North American Tour, Reveal New Album Details


U2 Announce 2018 North American Tour, Reveal New Album Details

–Joe Lund

U2 has confirmed that their new studio album, Songs of Experience, will arrive in stores on December 1. Concurrent with the announcement, the band also revealed that they will tour North America next year in support of the LP. Kicking off on May 2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the “Experience + Innocence Tour” will touch down in 15 cities before wrapping up on June 29 in Newark, New Jersey.

U2 also unveiled the full track-list for the new album, along with the disc’s cover art. Shot by longtime U2 collaborator Anton Corbijn, the front cover features a photograph of Eli Hewson and Sian Evans, teenaged children of band members Bono and The Edge.

A press statement about album says the following: “The lyrical approach of the album was greatly inspired by Irish poet, novelist and Trinity College, Dublin Professor Emeritus Brendan Kennelly’s advice to Bono to ‘write as if you’re dead,’ resulting in a collection of songs in the form of intimate letters to places and people close to the singer’s heart — family, friends, fans, himself.”

Check out the official video for “You’re the Best Thing about Me,” from the new LP:

Songs of Experience track list:

  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” featuring Kendrick Lamar
  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)”


Experience + Innocence Tour dates

May 2 — Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center

May 4 — St. Louis @ Scottrade Center

May 7 — San Jose, Calif. SAP @ Center

May 11 — Las Vegas @ T-Mobile Arena

May 15 — Los Angeles @ The Forum

May 22 — Chicago @ United Center

May 26 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena

May 28 — Atlanta @ Infinite Energy Arena

June 5 — Montreal @ Bell Centre

June 9 — Uniondale, N.Y.  @ NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

June 13 — Philadelphia @ Wells Fargo Center

June 17 — Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena

June 21 — Boston @ TD Garden

June 25 — New York City @ Madison Square Garden

June 29 — Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center