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U2 Announces Long-Awaited ‘Songs of Experience’ Album and Tour Details


After nearly a year of waiting, fans are finally getting the complete details on U2‘s Songs of Experience, which is confirmed for a Dec. 1 release, with a tour to follow beginning in May of 2018.

In addition, the band has released a third song from the album, “Get Out Of Your Own Way.” You can see the full Songs of Experience track listing below, including bonus tracks that will appear on the deluxe edition.

U2 had already released two songs from Experience, “The Blackout” and “You’re the Best Thing About Me,” and performed a third, “The Little Things That Give You Away,” live on tour. “Get Out of Your Own Way,” “The Blackout” and “Get Out Of Your Own Way” will all be immediately available for streaming with advance orders.

The band will kick off their U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour on May 2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 15 dates have been announced, concluding June 29 in Newark, New Jersey.  You can get full information on the various ways to purchase tickets on the band’s official site.

Details of the album match the previously reported rumors. The record is a companion to 2014’s Songs of Innocence. It was close to completion prior to America’s most recent Presidential election, but the band chose to pause work on it while focusing on their 30th anniversary Joshua Tree tour and reconsidering the ramifications of the vote. It was also impacted by an unspecified health scare for Bono, the band recently said.

The release date coincides with World AIDS Day, in conjunction with Product RED, an organization co-founded by Bono that raises funds and awareness to help eliminate AIDS in African countries.

U2, 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)”

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks:
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)”


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 – NYCB Live, Home of the 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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