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