Get Ready For The U2 Experience

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Bono listens to the crowd when U2 brings “The Joshua Tree Tour” to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., May 21.

It’s a beautiful day! U2 has announced that its new album comes out next month and the legendary rock act has revealed an initial 2018 tour routing.

The album, Songs of Experience, will be released Dec. 1 through Interscope Records in the U.S. and Universal Canada. The project is available for pre-order now.

Live Nation is also priming the pump for the “eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE” tour, a counterpart to the 2015 tour of “iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE”, which promoted the Songs of Innocence album.

The tour will jump off in Tulsa, Okla.’s BOK Center May 2 and currently runs for just under two months, wrapping up in Newark, N.J., June 29. The tour already touches most regions and no opening acts have been announced yet, but major draws like Mumford & Sons and Beck opened for the group this year.

The onsale will utilize Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan system. U2’s fan club can register for a chance at tickets now, and they will be able to purchase Nov. 14. There will be a Verified Fan presale for Citi card-holders starting Nov. 16. The general onsale will be Nov. 20, but fans must complete registration by Nov. 18.

U2 is already a strong candidate for Pollstar’s Tour Of The Year and is leading this week’s Global Concert Pulse chart.

To see all things related to U2’s tour, look no further than the band’s Pollstar artist page