UPDATE 2: U2 have added an eighth show at Madison Square Garden for July 31st.
UPDATE: U2 have added a series of dates to their upcoming Innocence + Experience Tour. Tickets for the new, bolded dates below go on sale December 15th.
U2 will hit the road in support of Songs of Innocence next year when they embark on the Innocence + Experience Tour, which will find the rockers visiting 19 cities throughout North America and Europe. “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,” Bono said in a statement. “More to be revealed!”
The Innocence + Experience Tour kicks off May 14th with a pair of shows at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena, giving Bono ample time to recover from his recent “horrific” injuries. The jaunt will also mark the first time in nearly a decade that U2 plotted a tour of indoor arenas, which will give the audience a more intimate setting to hear the band perform Rolling Stone‘s Number One album of 2014 live.
“I think we will start small. We certainly can’t get any bigger than the last tour,” the Edge recently told Rolling Stone of U2’s tour plans. The name of the tour also suggests the band might reveal some tracks from their planned Innocence follow-up Songs of Experience.
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Tickets for the North American dates of the trek will go on sale Monday, December 8th to the general public. While not on the current itinerary, U2 also plan on returning to Dublin, Ireland at the end of next year for some special shows that will benefit the U2-initiated Music Generation project.
Innocence + Experience Tour
May 14 & 15 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
May 18 & 19 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
May 22 & 23 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
May 26 & 27, 30 & 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
June 12, 13, 16 & 17 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
June 24, 25, 28 & 29 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
July 6 & 7 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
July 10, 11, 14 & 15 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 18, 19, 22, 23, 26 & 27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
September 4 & 5 – Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
September 8, 9 12 & 13 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
September 16, 17, 20 & 21 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Globe
September 24,25, 28 & 29 – Berlin, Germany @ O2 World
October 5 & 6 – Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi
October 13 & 14 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis
October 17 & 18 – Koln, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
October 25 & 26, 29 & 30 – London, UK @ O2
November 6 & 7 – Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro
November 10, 11, 14 & 15 – Paris, France @ Bercy