Today, Live Nation and Penguin Random House announced a 14-city book tour in support of SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story, the forthcoming memoir by Bono—artist, activist and U2 lead singer —which will be released worldwide on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
The book tour, titled ‘Stories of Surrender’ and produced by Live Nation, is a limited run of theatre dates to mark the release of a memoir in which one of the world’s most iconic artists writes for the first time about his remarkable life and those he has shared it with. Bono will bring the stories of his life to life — live and in person— to 14 cities across North America and Europe.
Kicking off at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Wednesday, November 2, ‘Stories of Surrender’ will make stops in Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Berlin, Paris—and Bono’s hometown of Dublin— before wrapping on Monday, November 28 in Madrid.
TICKETS: Tickets go on sale starting Friday, October 7 at 10am local time and will be available at: www.ticketmaster.com/bono. Each ticket purchased comes with a copy of Bono’s forthcoming book, Surrender, to be released on November 1, 2022. All tickets purchased online will be delivered as secure mobile tickets. There will be a two-ticket limit per person.
“I miss being on stage and the closeness of U2’s audience,” said Bono. “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.”
On November 1, Bono will release his memoir titled SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story, the story of the remarkable life he’s lived, the challenges he’s faced, and the friends and family who have shaped and sustained him. The subtitle, ’40 Songs, One Story,’ refers to the book’s 40 chapters, each named after a U2 song. Bono has also created 40 original drawings which will be featured throughout the book. In his unique voice, Bono takes readers from his early days growing up in Dublin, including the sudden loss of his mother when he was fourteen, to U2’s unlikely journey to become one of the world’s most influential rock bands, to his more than twenty years of activism dedicated to the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty. Writing with candor, self-reflection, and humor, Bono opens the aperture on his life—and the family, friends, and faith that have sustained, challenged, and shaped him.
Additional information about SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story is available at surrendermemoir.com.
‘Stories of Surrender’
SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story – BOOK TOUR DATES:
Wed Nov 02 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Fri Nov 04 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre presented by Citizens
Sun Nov 06 – Toronto, ON – Meridian Hall
Tue Nov 08 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
Wed Nov 09 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Sat Nov 12 – San Francisco, CA – Orpheum Theatre
Sun Nov 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre
Wed Nov 16 – London, UK – The London Palladium
Thu Nov 17 – Glasgow, UK – SEC Armadillo
Sat Nov 19 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
Mon Nov 21 – Dublin, IE – 3Olympia Theatre
Wed Nov 23 – Berlin, DE – Admiralspalast
Fri Nov 25 – Paris, FR – Le Grand Rex
Mon Nov 28 – Madrid, ES – Teatro Coliseum
The lead singer of U2, Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Dublin. He met The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., and Adam Clayton at school, and in 1978 U2 was formed. The band have released 14 studio albums and won numerous awards, including 22 Grammys and the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience award. In 2005, U2 was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Alongside his role in U2, Bono is a groundbreaking activist. A leader in Jubilee 2000’s Drop the Debt campaign, he co-founded sister organizations ONE and (RED). With ONE, Bono has lobbied heads of state around the world, helping to ensure the passage of programs that have helped to save tens of millions of lives over the past twenty years. (RED)—which partners with companies to raise awareness and funds to combat AIDS— as of 2022 has generated more than $700 million for the Global Fund to treat and prevent AIDS in Africa.
Bono lives in Dublin with his family.