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Welcome to @U2 Tours (beta)!
We're still in the process of moving everything from U2tours.com to our new home here on @U2. As you use the site, you might find some bugs and you'll probably find missing information -- particularly setlist details like snippets. We'd love your help as we continue to work on the site! Please see the "welcome guide" web pages for an overview of the new site, as well as details on how to join the effort to finish building the site -- either casually or as a member of the @U2 staff. Thanks!
PS - those concerts listed over on the right in the "Next 5 Shows" section? Fake. We needed something in the database to test what future concert listings look like. Sorry if we got your hopes up.
Latest U2 Concert
September 09, 2014
U2 performs near the end of an Apple Inc. press event announcing new iPhones and the Apple Watch. The band does a new single called "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)" and then Bono has a conversation with Apple CEO Tim Cook in which they announce the immediate and free availability on iTunes of U2's new album, Songs Of Innocence. The album is distributed automatically to all 500 million iTunes Music Store customers around the world.
Latest U2 Tour News & Rumors
U2's concert schedule is officially empty right now, but recent comments from U2 manager Guy Oseary suggest that might change soon. Meanwhile, Bono is saying U2 will do a full tour beginning in 2015. More on that in a moment; first, let's look at what the new manager said.
Speaking to Mashable in an interview published late Sunday, Guy Oseary didn't give away any details about upcoming performances, but he seems to be suggesting that U2 is planning at least a few gigs to help promote Songs Of Innocence:
I think we've done enough disruption for a minute. We plan on continuing to support this album. We have the deluxe version coming Oct. 14. We also want to share this album with people from a live perspective, playing songs here and there for an audience.
With the physical album being released on October 13/14, it's possible that U2 could do a show around that time and maybe others throughout the holiday shopping season. It's also possible they might not do full U2 concerts, but something more like performances on Saturday Night Live and other things like that.
As for a proper U2 tour, Bono tells the Irish Times that'll happen in 2015:
We don't have a firm start date for the next U2 tour, but it will be next year. We need good ideas to go back out there live. Expect something new, something fresh.
U2's former manager, Paul McGuinness, recently told Hot Press the same thing about a U2 tour happening in 2015.
Paul McGuinness isn't U2's day-to-day manager anymore, but he still likely knows plenty about the band's overall plans. And those plans include a tour next summer, as he told Hot Press after U2's surprise release of Songs Of Innocence on Tuesday:
"I think you can expect a major tour starting next summer that will in every way be what people expect of U2 - groundbreaking, unique and world-beating."
McGuinness also talks about the way the new album was released and the arrangement between U2 and Apple. Check the Hot Press website for the full story.
Concert promoter Denis Desmond says U2 is in talks to play again at Dublin's Croke Park in 2016.
Desmond, the co-founder of MCD Productions, was on Today FM's Ray D'Arcy Show on Wednesday morning. The conversation focused on the recent mess where Garth Brooks canceled five shows at the stadium, but near the end of the interview, they looked ahead to future shows.
D'Arcy: What about next year, would you be in talks with people for Croke Park gigs for next year?
Desmond: Yes, we would be.
D'Arcy: Would U2 be in the frame for that?
Desmond: No, not next year, but the year after.
The conversation can be heard online (at least temporarily) on the Today FM website.
U2 has played Croke Park 10 times dating back to 1985, including three shows in 2009 as part of the 360 tour.
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