U2 announce new UK and Europe ‘Experience + Innocence’ tour dates

Bono and co confirm London and Manchester dates for 2018

U2 have confirmed new UK and Europe tour dates, with London and Manchester shows announced.

The band released their latest album ‘Songs Of Experience’ in December. It was the follow-up and companion record to the band’s 2014 release ‘Songs Of Innocence’.

Bono and co are heading on tour in North America during May and June of this year and have now announced that they will return to Europe after those dates.

The European leg of the ‘Experience + Innocence’ tour will kick off in August, running through September and October. It will include dates in Berlin, Cologne, Paris, Lisbon, Madrid, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Amsterdam and Milan.

U2 will then play two UK dates in Manchester and London. They perform at the Manchester Arena on October 19 and London’s O2 on October 23.

General tickets go on sale next Friday (January 26), with pre-sale tickets starting this Thursday (January 18). Find more ticket info here.

U2’s UK dates are below:

October 19 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
October 23 – London, The O2

They will play the following European dates:

August 31 – Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena
September 4 – Cologne, Lanxess Arena
September 8 – Paris, AccorHotels Arena
September 9 – Paris, AccorHotels Arena
September 16 – Lisbon, Altice Arena
September 20 – Madrid, WiZink Arena
September 29 – Copenhagen, Royal Arena
October 3 – Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena
October 7 – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
October 11 – Milan, Mediolanum Forum
October 12 – Milan, Mediolanum Forum

Bono recently made headlines after saying that music “has gotten very girly”.

He voiced the opinion during a new interview with Rolling Stone, with the 57-year-old lamenting the lack of “young male anger” in rock music in 2017.