We reported the rumour last night and now it’s confirmed, U2 will be playing two shows in Vancouver next year. 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. Tickets for all shows will go on general sale on Monday, December 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 thirteenth 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.”
While tickets to the general public go on sale on Monday, December 8, there is an exclusive priority presale for U2 Fan Club subscribers at U2.com, from Thursday, December 4 at 10 a.m. through Saturday, December 6 at noon (all times local). Tickets will be general admission on the floor and reserved seating in the stands.
When: Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15
Where: Rogers Arena
Tickets: On Sale December 8 at LiveNation.com and Through The Live Nation Mobile App
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