U2 lead vocalist Bono is releasing SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story, a memoir that is going to tell stories through 40 U2 songs on November 1.
“When I started to write this book, I was hoping to draw in detail what I’d previously only sketched in songs,” Bono said. “The people, places, and possibilities in my life. Surrender is a word freighted with meaning for me. Growing up in Ireland in the seventies with my fists up (musically speaking), it was not a natural concept. A word I only circled until I gathered my thoughts for the book. I am still grappling with this most humbling of commands. In the band, in my marriage, in my faith, in my life as an activist. Surrender is the story of one pilgrim’s lack of progress … With a fair amount of fun along the way.”
Usually known for touring because of his music, Bono is now going to go on a book tour for his upcoming memoir. “I miss being on stage and the closeness of U2’s audience,” Bono said “In these shows I’ve got some stories to sing, and some songs to tell… Plus I want to have some fun presenting my ME-moir, SURRENDER, which is really more of a WE-moir if I think of all the people who helped me get from there to here.”
You can catch the fist date of the tour in NYC at Beacon Theatre on November 2. The tour is also going to take place in Chicago, Boston, Toronto, Nashville, San Franscisco, and Los Angeles. Tickets will be available for purchase on October 7 at MSG.