NEW SINGLE “GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY” OUT NOW
2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED, INCLUDING A STOP IN MONTREAL JUNE 1
Announced yesterday, Songs of Experience, the fourteenth studio album from U2, is slated to release on December 1 via Island Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Containing 13 new songs, both standard and deluxe editions of the album will be available in digital and CD formats, as well as a double vinyl set.
New single “Get Out Of Your Own Way”, is the second to be taken from the record and is available online now. The track follows up the latest single, “You’re The Best Thing About Me”, as well as “The Blackout” which was previously released as a performance video in August.
Live Nation has also announced the first batch of North American tour dates in support of the upcoming album, with a stop in Montreal on June 1. U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour is set to kick off on May 2, with further dates to be announced in 2018. Full list of tour dates and ticket information online now.
Recorded in Dublin, New York and Los Angeles, Songs of Experience was completed earlier this year with its subject matter influenced by the advice given to Bono by the Irish poet, novelist and Professor Emeritus at Trinity College in Dublin, Brendan Kennelly, to “…write as if you’re dead”. The result is a collection of songs in the form of intimate letters to places and people close to the singer’s heart: family, friends, fans and indeed himself.
Songs Of Experience is the companion release to 2014’s Songs Of Innocence, the two titles drawing inspiration from a collection of poems, Songs of Innocence and Experience, by the 18thcentury English mystic and poet William Blake.
Produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and Jolyon Thomas, the album features a cover image by Anton Corbijn of band-members’ teenage children Eli Hewson and Sian Evans.
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Songs of Experience Deluxe Tracklisting:
- Love Is All We Have Left
- Lights of Home
- You’re The Best Thing About Me
- Get out of Your Own Way
- American Soul
- Summer of love
- Red Flag Day
- The Showman (Little More Better)
- The Little Things That Give You Away
- The Blackout
- Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
- 13 (There is a Light)
- Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix)
- Book of Your Heart
- Lights of Home (St Peter’s String Version)
- You’re the Best Thing About Me (U2 VS Kygo)
*Full tracklisting for standard/LP versions available online here.