U2 has remained a virtuosic force in the entertainment industry through four decades, and their thirteenth album, “Songs of Innocence,” has only served to enforce their powerful presence in the music world.
This iconic record contains some of the band’s best songs in years. With explosive bass riffs and bluesy wailing, the album featured a return to their punk roots. It also made history with a universally free release through iTunes. Everyone that owned an online Apple device was given automatic access to the tunes.
This disc was heavily influenced by The Clash, and it also features a shout-out to the Ramones with their lead single, “The Miracle of (Joey Ramone).”The release was commercially acclaimed, and the accolades led to a Grammy Award nomination in the category of Best Rock Album. Production on the songs was jointly handled by Danger Mouse, Paul Epworth and Ryan Tedder.
The “Sunday Bloody Sunday” performers are finally returning to the road in their biggest tour since the U2 360°, which started in 2010. For a glimpse of what this new tour might hold, fans can check a recent live release entitled “From the Ground Up: Edge’s Picks from U2360.” As this special record shows, the band is pulling out all of the stops these days. They boast a bevy of guest stars and famous performers, so the surprises will keep coming for the whole night. Last time, astronauts provided vocals from space, Sinead O’Connor sang via satellite and David Bowie covers were dropped constantly.
Currently, the two upcoming legs have together been dubbed as “The iNNOCENCE+ eXPERIENCE Tour.” As of today, at least 67 shows are scheduled. All of the action kicks off in Vancouver on May 14th, 2015. The first half will traverse North America, after which, the band will head across the pond to Europe. Additional shows are planned in Dublin, which signals a spectacular finale is in the works.
Every city they hit will be getting multiple shows. For example, there will be 5 shows in Chicago, IL. The same is true for Inglewood, CA. Meanwhile, 7 nights of shows will be offered at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Other North American stops include Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Phoenix and San Jose. European destinations include Turin, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin, Barcelona, Antwerp, Cologne, Glasgow, London and Paris.
U2’s profile has stayed high in recent years, especially with the release of “Invisible” during Super Bowl XLVIII. As is consistent with their humanitarian approach to making music, all proceeds were given to provide AIDS relief in Africa. All attendees can be happy knowing that their ticket expenses will be funneled towards philanthropic efforts.
No rock music aficionado should pass up the chance to see The Edge in action. This man is literally today’s most innovative guitarist. His mastery of nuanced soundscapes continues to evolve, and he is also quickly becoming a profound singer in his own right. The harmonies between Bono and The Edge are more beautiful than ever.
This tour is already a big deal, but it is even more significant after the injuries that Bono received last year while biking in Central Park. While he is expected to recover, fans had quite a scare when they heard the news. Luckily, the tour was not delayed at all! Everything is going forward with maximum flash and flair.
There is “No Line on the Horizon,” and every performance will be like “New Year’s Day!” These shows will be filled with “Pop Musik,” “Desire” and “Pride.” “In a Little While,” “Get on Your Boots” to be “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of!” You will soon be agreeing with the chant, “Let me in the sound!” Buy here sold out tickets!