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Bono Announces Book Tour to Support Memoir 'Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story'

U2's Bono has announced a worldwide book tour in support of his upcoming memoir Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story. The tour has been billed as “an evening of words, music and some mischief.”

Bono said in a statement: “I miss being on stage and the closeness of U2’s audience." He explained, “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.”

Bono's 576-page volume is due out November 1. As its title implies, the book will explore the origins of 40 key songs in U2’s discography. Each chapter is named for the song it covers, with Bono’s life story weaved throughout.

The memoir is bound to be personal and very musical. A new excerpt from the book sees Bono open up about the death of his mother, while he previously shared an early taste of Surrender in the form of a narrated animation of "Out Of Control," detailing the Ramones-inspired genesis of U2’s titular ’79 single.

Stories Of Surrender – Bono's 14-city book tour – kicks off on November 2 in New York City. From there he'll stop in Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Nashville, San Francisco, and more. By mid-November, he'll head over to European cities for the second leg of the tour.

Tickets will go on sale from 10am local time on Friday, October 7. You can find ticket information and pre-order Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story here.

See Bono's book tour poster below.

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Article Image: U2 singer Bono is placed in front of a blue backdrop and smiles into the camera while in Berlin in 2007. (360ber via DepositPhotos.)

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