U2 announce UK and European tour

U2 announce UK and European tour

Live Nation and U2 have revealed dates for the UK and European leg of their Experience + Innocence tour.

Following on from their previously announced shows across North America, the band have so far confirmed a pair of UK dates as well as 11 shows across Europe. The two British dates are: Manchester Arena (October 19)and London O2 Arena (October 23).

Having released their 14th studio album Songs Of Experience in December 2017, the tour will be the first time the new songs are played within a full set across the UK and Europe. U2 gave fans a glimpse of the latest material during their Joshua Tree stadium run last year.

Songs Of Experience peaked at No.5 in the UK. It’s enjoyed a stronger performance in international markets, as well as making U2 the first band to achieve a dozen No.1 albums in their home country of Ireland.

The tour will be the first of their UK shows for 2018 since the band played London’s Trafalgar Square last year, celebrating receiving the Global Icon award at the 2017 MTV EMAs.

Tickets are available on pre-sale January 18 and general sale January 26.

By Sarah Thomas

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