Would you pay over €60 to hear Bono read from his book? Now you can!
The U2 frontman is going on tour in support of his forthcoming memoir.
Ah, Bono. One of the most interesting/entertaining/divisive characters that the Emerald Isle has ever served up to the world.
Love him or hate him, the U2 supremo has enjoyed quite the illustrious career over the past string of decades, standing at the forefront of a rock band that has truly conquered the world.
He's clearly a man with a story to tell, and so we'd expect a fair few people will be picking up SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story when it's published on the first of November.
As the title suggests, the book will find Bono going through 40 chapters – each one relating to a different U2 song – as he attempts to make sense of his professional and personal life.
He's even recorded the narration for audiobook version himself, which sounds a bit like this:
Clip via U2
A big production, clearly. And one that Bono believes will lend itself to going on the road. As such, he's lined up a 14-city 'Stories of Surrender' tour that promises "an evening of words, music and some mischief".
Along the way, the man born Paul David Hewson will take to the stage in New York, Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Berlin, Paris, Madrid and, of course, his hometown of Dublin.
That date takes place in the hallowed halls of the Olympia Theatre – or 3Olympia Theatre if you enjoy branding – and goes down on Monday, 21 November.
Tickets for this event start from €61.95 including booking fee and go on sale to the public this Friday, 7 October at 10am via Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Each ticket purchased comes with a copy of that aforementioned forthcoming book, Surrender.
"I miss being on stage and the closeness of U2’s audience," said Bono in a statement released on Monday.
"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."
Yes, he actually said the 'me-moir' and 'we-moir' thing.