The Heart of America Tour

The Heart of America tour was a seven day tour through the American heartland, with stops in Iowa City, IA (Dec. 2); Waterloo, IA (Dec. 3); Chicago, IL (Dec. 3 & 4); Indianapolis, IN (Dec. 5); Cincinnati, OH (Dec. 6); Louisville, KY (Dec. 7) and Nashville, TN (Dec. 8). The tour featured Bono speaking at stops along the tour, and occasionally even singing a few words. Bono's tour was organized by DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade for Africa) and he was joined on tour by other celebrities such as actress Ashley Judd, actor Chris Rock, activist Agnes Nyamayarwo and athlete Lance Armstrong.

Many of the stops on the tour were filmed, and a documentary called The Heart of America Tour made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on May 8, 2004.

The Heart of America Tour Dates

  • 2002-12-01: Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln, NE, USA

    On the opening night of “The Heart of America” tour Bono performs “American Prayer” and “God Bless America”.

  • 2002-12-02: Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, USA

    At a stop of “The Heart of America” tour Bono singles “American Prayer” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” with a choir.

  • 2002-12-04: Edman Chapel, Wheaton, IL, USA

    Bono sings a solo version of “American Prayer” at the end of a stop on “The Heart of America” tour.

  • 2002-12-06: Unknown Hotel, Cincinnati, OH, USA

    Bono sings “Lady Marmalade” with the hotel band after his dinner, while traveling with “The Heart of America” tour.

  • 2002-12-09: Home of Charlie Peacock, Nashville, TN, USA

    At the home of Charlie Peacock, Bono leads a group in singing a traditional Christian song at the end of “The Heart of America” tour.