Stories of Surrender
Original Story by Aaron J. Sams (2022-10-01)
An early post via Live Nation on Twitter announced Bono’s book tour, “Stories of Surrender”. Bono will be touring in November and early December to support his book Surrender which is coming out on November 1. Unlike the early promotional appearances at book festivals and the like, this is a performance, which will including Bono performing songs, telling stories and reading from the book. The tour is expected to start in early November.
The post, made via Live Nation Northern California shared “U2’s Bono Accounces: “Stories of Surrender” Book Tour, An evening of words, music and some mischief…Coming to the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday November 12! Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am. For more information, visit U2.com.” The tweet was done in advance of an expected announcement early next week of Bono’s book tour. It has since been removed from the Live Nation Twitter account.
Bono is expected to be touring by himself, without the other members of U2 for this tour, and dates are planned for North America, as well as the UK and Europe. This is a book tour, and he will be sharing stories and promoting the book, so the actual amount of musical content is unknown at this point.
The leaked date for the show is November 12 at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. Tickets for the event go on sale on Friday, October 7. (Other dates will be announced soon.)
Tickets will be on sale via Ticketmaster it appears. Bono has been set up as an artist on the site, with the events being listed under “Arts & Theatre”, however no information is available yet on the site about the tour. (There have been changes to this entry in the last few days, so this is new.) The Live Nation post said to see U2.Com for more details, but likewise, there is no information about the tour yet on that site. Ticket sales for the San Francisco date, and others will start on October 7, 2022.
Ahead of these dates, Bono still has a couple of Book festival appearances which had been previously announced. On October 7, 2022 he will appear in New York at The New Yorker Festival speaking with editor David Remnick. Originally this appearance was listed as “Bono talks with David Remnick and Performs” in the URL, but later it was changed to “Bono Takes the Stage with David Remnick” prior to U2 promoting the event via social media channels. On October 16, 2022, he will appear at the Cheltenham Book Festival in the UK in discussion with media personality Emma Freud. These are expected to be speaking performances and not part of the “Stories of Surrender” tour. More information on these earlier events is available here.