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Bono announces a 14-date book tour to support of memoir Surrender

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    I first got into U2 in 1982. Bono shined back then and still is carrying that torch for repressed individuals throughout the world. His name will pop up once in a while for global events, when a voice is needed, Bono will step in. U2 has been silent as of late, it seemed like in the 80s and 90s there was no stopping the group. U2 is not touring that much lately. The Bono brand still goes on, and Bono’s book tour will draw many fans. The tour will hit select major cities in the U.K. and North America.

    Bono will embark on a fall book tour supporting his upcoming autobiography, Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story.

    The book is scheduled for worldwide release on November 1. One day later, the Stories of Surrender tour, billed as “an evening of words, music and some mischief,” will launch on November 2 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The U2 singer will then make stops in various U.S. cities before heading overseas for dates in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, France and Spain.

    Tickets will be available for purchase beginning October 7. (Every ticket will include a copy of the book.)

    Bono, Stories of Surrender Book Tour

    Nov. 2 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
    Nov. 4 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre presented by Citizens
    Nov. 6 – Toronto, ON @ Meridian Hall
    Nov. 8 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
    Nov. 9 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
    Nov. 12 – San Francisco, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
    Nov. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum Theatre
    Nov. 16 – London, UK @ The London Palladium
    Nov. 17 – Glasgow, UK @ SEC Armadillo
    Nov. 19 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester
    Nov. 21 – Dublin, IE @ 3Olympia Theatre
    Nov. 23 – Berlin, DE @ Admiralspalast
    Nov. 25 – Paris, FR @ Le Grand Rex
    Nov. 28 – Madrid, ES @ Teatro Coliseum

    “I miss being onstage and the closeness of U2’s audience,” Bono said in a press release. “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.”

    As its title suggests, Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story is divided into 40 chapters, each named after a U2 song and including 40 original drawings done by Bono. “When I started to write this book, I was hoping to draw in detail what I’d previously only sketched in songs,” Bono said. “The people, places and possibilities in my life. Surrender is a word freighted with meaning for me.”

    Tickets go on sale October 7 HERE.

    Tony M.