U2 will be coming to Philadelphia this coming summer on a tour in support of their upcoming album Songs of Experience, the band announced today.
The groups is scheduled to bring their “eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour” to the Wells Fargo Center on June 13 next year. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 20 via the Wells Fargo Center website and box office, or by phone at 1-800-298-4200.
U2 fan club members, however, can start buying tickets on Tuesday, November 14 at 10 a.m. The pre-sale lasts through Thursday, November 16 at 5 p.m. Fans can register for the fan club online ahead of the early ticket access through November 12. Tickets include a copy of Songs of Experience.
In addition to announcing their upcoming tour, U2 also revealed details about the forthcoming Songs of Experience, including the album’s track list. Featuring previously released songs like “The Blackout” and “You’re the Best Thing About Me,” the release includes 13 total tracks. The listing is as follows:
- Love Is All We Have Left
- Lights of Home
- You’re The Best Thing About Me
- Get Out of Your Own Way
- American Soul
- Summer of Love
- Red Flag Day
- The Showman (Little More Better)
- The Little Things That Give You Away
- The Blackout
- Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
- 13 (There is a Light)
Songs of Experience is currently scheduled for a Dec. 1 release. With its release, the album will serve as the band’s followup to 2014’s Songs of Innocence.
The last time U2 was in Philadelphia was in June when they played all of their landmark Joshua Tree album. In his review, Dan DeLuca said:
Playing The Joshua Tree live afforded U2 the opportunity to extol those virtues, and to command a huge audience. The band’s winning streak as a massively popular musical force has hit some speed bumps lately, most notably with the mixed reception received by their 2014 album Songs of Innocence, which was given to iTunes users free.
But the promise of delivering the vast, sturdy, unabashedly ambitious songs from the band’s most archetypal and heroic (or self-important, depending on your point of view) album means that all is forgiven, and all U2 fans are welcome home.