Wednesday, December 3, 2014

U2 Announce The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015

The dates for U2's upcoming iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 have been announced today by Live Nation. The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour, which begins in 2015, will see U2 play indoor arenas for the first time in a decade and will visit 19 cities worldwide during its first year with pairs of shows in each city. A complete tour itinerary is below. Tickets for all shows will go on general sale on Monday, Dec. 8. In addition, special shows are being planned for Dublin for the end of next year – to benefit the U2-initiated Music Generation project - details of which will be announced as soon as they are finalised.

The tour follows the recent release of U2's 13th studio album Songs Of Innocence by Island Records, which was given to U2.com subscribers and gifted by Apple to over half a billion iTunes Music Store customers worldwide. To date, Songs of Innocence has been streamed 81 million times and has been downloaded by 30 million fans.

"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 anticipation for a U2 tour is always extraordinary, as it should be," said Arthur Fogel , President - Global Touring and Chairman - Global Music. "Following the record-setting 360 Tour, I'm amazed that they still want to be ground-breaking, this time on a more intimate scale."

Tickets for the U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 go on general sale beginning Monday, Dec. 8. As usual, there is an exclusive priority presale for U2 Fan Club subscribers at U2.com from Thursday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. through Saturday, Dec. 6 at noon (all times local). Tickets will be general admission on the floor and reserved seating in the stands.

UPS is the logistics supplier to the tour. Ron Rogowski , UPS Vice President, Global Brand and Sponsorships said, "We're excited to work closely with U2 and Live Nation on this amazing tour in the most sustainable and environmentally responsible manner while providing them speed, efficiency and reliability."

INNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE TOUR ITINERARY

NORTH AMERICA 2015

May 14 - Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC
May 15 - Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC
May 18 - SAP Center at San Jose - San Jose, CA
May 19 - SAP Center at San Jose - San Jose, CA
May 22 - US Airways Center - Phoenix, AZ
May 23 - US Airways Center - Phoenix, AZ
May 26 - Forum - Los Angeles, CA
May 27 - Forum - Los Angeles, CA
May 30 - Forum - Los Angeles, CA
May 31 - Forum - Los Angeles, CA
June 12 - Bell Centre- Montreal, QC
June 13 - Bell Centre- Montreal, QC
June 24 - United Center- Chicago, IL
June 25 - United Center- Chicago, IL
July 6 -  Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON
July 7 -  Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON
July 10 - TD Garden- Boston, MA
July 11 - TD Garden- Boston, MA
July 18 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
July 19 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
July 22 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
July 23 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY

EUROPE / UK 2015

Sept. 4 - Pala Alpitour - Turin, Italy
Sept. 5 - Pala Alpitour - Turin, Italy
Sept. 8 - Ziggo Dome- Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sept. 9  - Ziggo Dome- Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sept. 16 - Globe - Stockholm, Sweden
Sept. 17 - Globe - Stockholm, Sweden
Sept. 24 - O2 World - Berlin, Germany
Sept. 25 - O2 World - Berlin, Germany
Oct. 5 - Palau Sant Jordi - Barcelona, Spain
Oct. 6 - Palau Sant Jordi - Barcelona, Spain
Oct. 13 - Sportpaleis - Antwerp, Belgium
Oct. 14 - Sportpaleis - Antwerp, Belgium
Oct. 17 - Lanxess Arena - Koln, Germany
Oct. 18 - Lanxess Arena - Koln, Germany
Oct. 25 - 02 - London, UK
Oct. 26 - 02 - London, UK
Oct. 29 - 02 - London, UK
Oct. 30 - 02 - London, UK
Nov. 6 - The SSE Hydro- Glasgow, UK
Nov. 7 - The SSE Hydro- Glasgow, UK
Nov. 10 - Bercy- Paris, France
Nov. 11 - Bercy- Paris, France

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.u2.com & www.livenation.com