- 03 Oct 22
Tickets from €61.95 including booking fees go on sale this Friday, October 7 at 10am.
Live Nation and Penguin Random House have announced a 14-city book tour in support of SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story, the forthcoming memoir by U2 lead singer and activist Bono. The in-depth project will be released worldwide on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
The book tour, titled ‘Stories of Surrender’, is a limited run of theatre dates to mark the release of a memoir in which one of the world’s most iconic artists writes for the first time about his incredible life and those he has shared it with. Bono will bring the stories of his life to life — live and in person — to 14 cities across North America and Europe.
Kicking off at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Wednesday, November 2, ‘Stories of Surrender’ will make stops in Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Berlin, Paris — and the 3Olympia Theatre in Bono’s hometown of Dublin — before wrapping on Monday, November 28 in Madrid.
Tickets from €61.95 including booking fees go on sale this Friday, October 7 at 10am and will be available here. Each ticket purchased comes with a copy of Bono’s forthcoming book, Surrender, to be released on November 1, 2022.
— U2 (@U2) October 3, 2022
“I miss being on stage and the closeness of U2’s audience,” said Bono. “In these shows I’ve got some stories to sing, and some songs to tell… Plus I want to have some fun presenting my ME-moir, SURRENDER, which is really more of a WE-moir if I think of all the people who helped me get from there to here.”
The subtitle, '40 Songs, One Story,' refers to the book’s 40 chapters, each named after a U2 song. Bono has also created 40 original drawings which will be featured throughout the book. In his unique voice, Bono takes readers from his early days growing up in Dublin, including the sudden loss of his mother when he was 14, to U2’s unlikely journey to become one of the world’s most influential rock bands, to his more than 20 years of activism dedicated to the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty.
Writing with candour, self-reflection, and humour, Bono opens the aperture on his life - and the family, friends, and faith that have sustained, challenged, and shaped him. The 62-year-old was born Paul David Hewson in Dublin. He met The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., and Adam Clayton at school, and in 1978 U2 was formed. The band have released 14 studio albums and won numerous awards, including 22 Grammys and the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience award. In 2005, U2 was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
A leader in Jubilee 2000’s Drop the Debt campaign, Bono co-founded sister organisations ONE and (RED). With ONE, Bono has lobbied heads of state around the world, helping to ensure the passage of programs that have helped to save tens of millions of lives over the past twenty years. (RED) partners with companies to raise awareness and funds to combat AIDS, and as of 2022, has generated more than $700 million for the Global Fund to treat and prevent AIDS in Africa.
SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story - BOOK TOUR DATES:
Wed Nov 02 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Fri Nov 04 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre presented by Citizens
Sun Nov 06 – Toronto, ON – Meridian Hall
Tue Nov 08 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
Wed Nov 09 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Sat Nov 12 – San Francisco, CA – Orpheum Theatre
Sun Nov 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre
Wed Nov 16 – London, UK – The London Palladium
Thu Nov 17 – Glasgow, UK – SEC Armadillo
Sat Nov 19 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
Mon Nov 21 – Dublin, IE – 3Olympia Theatre
Wed Nov 23 – Berlin, DE – Admiralspalast
Fri Nov 25 – Paris, FR – Le Grand Rex
Mon Nov 28 – Madrid, ES – Teatro Coliseum