It’s might have been trendy to bash Bono recently but there’s no getting away from the fact he’s written some very good songs and… what, this isn’t about songs? He’s doing what?
Yes, Bono has announced a fourteen date world book tour, because he’s written a sort of memoir. Called ‘Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story’, the 576 page whopper sees Bono explore his life and career by exploring the story behind forty of his songs, which even if you hate U2 you must admit could be a great read.
The ‘Stories of Surrender’ tour starts November 2nd in New York, and will include “an evening of words, music and some mischief”. Bono explained “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.” Okay that does sound a bit cheesy.
Tickets on sale Friday. They’ll sell out in 30 seconds.
November 02 New York, Beacon Theatre
November 04 Boston, Orpheum Theatre
November 06 Toronto, Meridian Hall
November 08 Chicago, Chicago Theatre
November 09 Nashville, Ryman Auditorium
November 12 San Francisco, Orpheum Theatre
November 13 Los Angeles, Orpheum Theatre
November 16 London, Palladium
November 17 Glasgow, SEC Armadillo
November 19 Manchester, O2 Apollo
November 21 Dublin, Olympia Theatre
November 23 Berlin, Admiralspalast
November 25 Paris, Le Grand Rex
November 28 Madrid, Teatro Coliseu