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U2: Songs of Experience

On 23 May 2017, U2 appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and performed "The Little Things That Give You Away". In August, The Irish Sun reported that "You're the Best Thing About Me" would be released as the first single from Songs of Experience on 8 September, and that the album would be released on 1 December to coincide with World AIDS Day in a promotional tie-in with Product Red, a brand co-founded by Bono to help fight AIDS.

Songs of Experience is the upcoming fourteenth studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow, and Jolyon Thomas, and it will be released on 1 December 2017. The album is intended to be a companion piece to U2's previous record, Songs of Innocence (2014).

Whereas its predecessor explored the group members' adolescence in Ireland in the 1970s, Songs of Experience thematically will be a collection of letters written by lead vocalist Bono to people and places closest to his heart. The personal nature of the lyrics reflects a "brush with mortality" that he had during the album's recording.

Additionally, the second single, "Get Out of Your Own Way", was released, and 2018 North American tour dates for the Experience + Innocence Tour were announced. The group performed at Trafalgar Square in London on 11 November prior to them receiving the Global Icon Award for the MTV Europe Music Awards.


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