Island Records today release ‘Songs Of Experience’, the 14th studio album from U2, which contains 13 new songs – and you can listen to track ‘Lights of Home‘ now on the Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.
Having already unveiled singles ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way’, ‘You’re The Best Thing About Me’ and ‘The Blackout’, ‘Songs of Experience’ was completed earlier this year with its subject matter influenced by Brendan Kennelly’s (Irish poet, novelist and Professor Emeritus at Trinity College) advice to Bono, to “…write as if you’re dead”.
Recorded in Dublin, New York and Los Angeles, 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, 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 18th century 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.
The legendary band also recently announced their U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour dates for 2018…
May 2 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 11 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 22 Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 9 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 17 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center