U2 Reveals New Album Details and North American Tour Dates

Irish rock band also teases upcoming Kendrick Lamar collaboration

November 1, 2017
U2 (The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., Bono, and Adam Clayton) performs on stage in San Diego on the final night of U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 U2 (The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., Bono, and Adam Clayton) performs on stage in San Diego on the final night of U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Photo: Getty Images

U2 has dropped new details regarding its 14th studio album “Songs of Experience,” arriving in December, as well as the dates for the North American leg of its 2018 “Experience + Innocence Tour.”

In addition to releasing artwork for “Songs of Experience” (below)—featuring a black-and-white photo of Bono’s son Eli Hewson alongside The Edge’s daughter Sian Evans— the band unveiled the track listing for the album, which has been described as an intimate collection of songs reportedly inspired by a famed Irish poet who suggested to Bono that he write music as if he were dead.

The band’s tour kicks off May 2 in Tulsa and hits a variety of U.S. and Canadian cities—including New York and Uniondale—before concluding June 29 at the Prudential Center in Newark.

Fans can pre-order “Songs of Experience” on the band’s website, which also nets them an instant download of the album’s lead single “Get Out of Your Own Way,” featuring Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar. Preview the collaboration here.

“Songs of Experience” hits shelves Dec. 1. Check out the full track listing and the music video for “You’re the Best Thing About Me” (below) and see U2’s newly announced tour dates (bottom).

“Songs of Experience” track listing

  1. “Love Is All We Have Left”
  2. “Lights of Home”
  3. “You’re The Best Thing About Me”
  4. “Get Out of Your Own Way”
  5. “American Soul”
  6. “Summer of Love”
  7. “Red Flag Day”
  8. “The Showman (Little More Better)”
  9. “The Little Things That Give You Away”
  10. “Landlady”
  11. “The Blackout”
  12. “Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way”
  13. “13 (There is a Light)”
  14. “Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix)”*
  15. “Book Of Your Heart”*
  16. “Lights of Home (St Peter’s String Version)”*
  17. “You’re The Best Thing About Me (U2 vs Kygo)”*

(*Deluxe Edition Tracks)

Experience + Innocence Tour Dates

May 2 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center

May 4 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center

May 7 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center

May 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena

May 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

May 22 – Chicago, IL @ United Center

May 26 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

May 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena

June 5 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre

June 9 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

June 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

June 17 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena

June 21 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden

June 25 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

June 29 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center

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