Surrender Book Tour
On November 1, 2022, Bono's memoir, Surrender was published. As part of the promotion for the book, Bono embarked on a solo tour described as "an evening of words, music, and some mischief". On Saturday October 1, a date leaked via Live Nation, followed by a full announcement of shows on October 3. The shows include 14 shows in total with seven in North America and seven in the UK and Europe. Tickets went on general sale on October 7, 2022 (via Ticketmaster and other outlets).
Of the shows, Bono says, "I miss being on stage and the closeness of U2's audience. In these shows I've got some stories to sing, and some songs to tell…"
The venues are theatres with capacities ranging from 1200 (Dublin) to 3600 (Chicago). Dynamic pricing was not in use for the shows on this tour.
Bono also took part in a number of discussions about the book at various Festivals. Those are at the bottom of the page, and individual entries will be added only if these include a musical performance, but below those is additional information about non-performance appearances.
Stories of Surrender Book Tour Performances
- 2022-11-02: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY (Capacity: 2894)
- 2022-11-04: Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA (Capacity: 2700)
- 2022-11-06: Meridian Hall, Toronto, ON (Capacity: 3191)
- 2022-11-08: The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL (Capacity: 3600)
- 2022-11-09: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN (Capacity: 2362)
- 2022-11-12: Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA (Capacity: 2200)
- 2022-11-13: The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (Capacity: 1976)
- 2022-11-16: The London Palladium, London, England (Capacity: 2286)
- 2022-11-17: SEC Armadillo, Glasgow, Scotland (Capacity: 3000)
- 2022-11-19: O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester, England (Capacity: 3500)
- 2022-11-21: 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland (Capacity: 1240)
- 2022-11-23: Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany (Capacity: 1756)
- 2022-11-25: Le Grand Rex, Paris, France (Capacity: 2800)
- 2022-11-28: Teatro Coliseum, Madrid, Spain (Capacity: 1395)
Other Surrender Book Related Performances
- 2022-10-07: New York, NY, USA, The New York Society for Ethical Culture (Capacity: 811)
- 2022-10-16: The Times and Sunday Times Tent, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, England (Capacity: 1500)
- 2022-10-27: London, England, BBC Television Centre, Studio One (Capacity: 640)
- 2022-11-03: Ed Sullivan Theater, New York, NY (Capacity: 457)
Bono makes a promotional appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and performs some songs.
- 2022-11-27: RAI TV Studio, Milan, Italy (Capacity: )
Bono appears on Che Tempo Che Fa to promote his memoir, Surrender.
Festival Dates (No Performances)
- 2022-06-18: Finnegan's Pub, Dalkey, Ireland
Bono appears at the Dalkey Book Festival in conversation with Irish poet Paul Muldoon, titled "Two Fathers, Two Friends". Bono reads from the chapter, "Beautiful Day", and does not perform.
- 2022-09-21: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
Bono appears at the Dreamforce conference, presented by Salesforce. He is in conversation with Salesforce founder Marc Benioff, in a presentation titled “Art, Activism and ‘Surrender’”, and does not perform.
- 2022-11-10: The Paramount Theatre, Austin, TX
Bono appears as part of the ACL Bonus Tracks, in conversation with Brene Brown. He does not perform.
- 2022-12-05: Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC
Bono appears in conversation with Jon Meacham. A performance has not been advertised.
Related Stories of Surrender Tour News:
- "Stories of Surrender" (2022-10-01)
- "Stories of Surrender Questions and Answers" (2022-10-04)
- "The Crystal Ball: A Look Forward" (2022-10-09)
- "Bono at The New Yorker Festival" (2022-10-10)
- "Bono at the Beacon Theatre" (2022-11-03)
- "Bono at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston" (2022-11-05)
- "Surrender Promotion" (2022-11-26)
- 2022-05-12: New 1978 Playlist by Bono
- 2022-05-10: Bono’s Autobiography Announced: Surrender
- U2 Bibliography: Bono: Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story
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