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U2 Announce 2015 Tour Dates

Spring 2015 sees global superstars U2 hit North America. Nine cities across Canada and the U.S. will host two-night stopovers for the band as they embark on their Innocence + Experience tour

Love them or loathe them, there is no escaping U2. Recently, they even managed to wheedle their way into your iTunes collection while you weren't looking. Their Songs of Innocence album gained notoriety on its release due to the marketing campaign employed by the band and Apple.

The album was placed in the library of every single iTunes user and was free to download at the click of a mouse or swipe of a finger. It was a move which angered many and led frontman Bono to claim that his band's work was, "A bottle of milk in the fridge that they weren't asking for".

Even so, as the physical version of Songs of Innocence was about to be released in October it had already been downloaded 26 million times-making it one of the most popular albums of all time. More than 38 million people had listened to at least a portion of the album. Proof indeed that U2 still hold mass appeal.

There have been some suggestions that U2's Innocence + Experience tour could continue for three years. Bassist Adam Clayton told Rolling Stone magazine recently that the tour might centre around the concept of one loud arena show followed by a more introspective set in the same city on the following night, meaning that there is likely to be a gold rush for tickets.

"One night would be a kind of loud, explosive rock'n'roll kind of event and then the other night's show take the acoustic arrangements of some of the songs, and kind of present those songs in a much more intimate way. But we don't really know how that's going to sound and look."

It is an interesting departure for a band whose 360 world stadium tour was the biggest of all time.

U2 2015 Tour Dates

May 14-15 - Vancouver

May 18-19 - San Jose

May 22-23 - Phoenix

May 26-31 - Los Angeles

June 12-13 - Montreal

June 24-25 - Chicago

July 6-7 - Toronto

July 10-11 - Boston

July 18-23 - New York City

Sept. 4-5 - Turin, Italy

Sept. 8-9 - Amsterdam

Sept. 16-17 - Stockholm, Sweden

Sept. 24-25 - Berlin

Oct. 5-6 - Barcelona

Oct. 13-14 - Antwerp, Belgium

Oct. 17-18 - Koln, Germany

Oct. 25-30 - London

Nov. 6-7 - Glasgow

Nov. 10-11 - Paris

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