Live Nation And Penguin Random House Announce Bono’s ‘Stories Of Surrender’ The Book Tour

An evening of words, music and some mischief…’ 

To celebrate Bono’s forthcoming memoir, ‘SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story,’  to be published worldwide on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 

Book Tour tickets will go on sale Friday, October 7 at 10am (local time) 

Every ticket sold includes a copy of ‘SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story’ 

Today, Live Nation and Penguin Random House announced a 14-city book tour in support of SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story, the forthcoming memoir by Bono—artist, activist and U2 lead singer which will be released worldwide on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. 

The book tour, titled ‘Stories of Surrender’ and produced by Live Nation, is a limited run of theatre dates to mark the release of a memoir in which one of the world’s most iconic artists writes for the first time about his remarkable life and those he has shared it with. Bono will bring the stories of his life to life — live and in person— to 14 cities across North America and Europe.  

Kicking off at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Wednesday, November 2, ‘Stories of Surrender’ will make stops in Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Berlin, Paris—and Bono’s hometown of Dublin— before wrapping on Monday, November 28 in Madrid. 

TICKETS: Tickets go on sale starting Friday, October 7 at 10am local time and will be available at: Each ticket purchased comes with a copy of Bono’s forthcoming book, Surrender, to be released on November 1, 2022. All tickets purchased online will be delivered as secure mobile tickets. There will be a two-ticket limit per person. 

“I miss being on stage and the closeness of U2’s audience,” said Bono. “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.” 

On November 1, Bono will release his memoir titled SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Storythe story of the remarkable life he’s lived, the challenges he’s faced, and the friends and family who have shaped and sustained him. The subtitle, ’40 Songs, One Story,’ refers to the book’s 40 chapters, each named after a U2 song. Bono has also created 40 original drawings which will be featured throughout the book. In his unique voice, Bono takes readers from his early days growing up in Dublin, including the sudden loss of his mother when he was fourteen, to U2’s unlikely journey to become one of the world’s most influential rock bands, to his more than twenty years of activism dedicated to the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty. Writing with candor, self-reflection, and humor, Bono opens the aperture on his life—and the family, friends, and faith that have sustained, challenged, and shaped him.

Additional information about SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story is available at

‘Stories of Surrender’ 

SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story – BOOK TOUR DATES:  

Wed Nov 02 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre 

Fri Nov 04 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre presented by Citizens 

Sun Nov 06 – Toronto, ON – Meridian Hall 

Tue Nov 08 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre 

Wed Nov 09 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium 

Sat Nov 12 – San Francisco, CA – Orpheum Theatre 

Sun Nov 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre 

Wed Nov 16 – London, UK – The London Palladium 

Thu Nov 17 – Glasgow, UK – SEC Armadillo 

Sat Nov 19 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester 

Mon Nov 21 – Dublin, IE – 3Olympia Theatre 

Wed Nov 23 – Berlin, DE – Admiralspalast 

Fri Nov 25 – Paris, FR – Le Grand Rex 

Mon Nov 28 – Madrid, ES – Teatro Coliseum 

About Bono
The lead singer of U2, Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Dublin. He met The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., and Adam Clayton at school, and in 1978 U2 was formed. The band have released 14 studio albums and won numerous awards, including 22 Grammys and the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience award. In 2005, U2 was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  

Alongside his role in U2, Bono is a groundbreaking activist. A leader in Jubilee 2000’s Drop the Debt campaign, he co-founded sister organizations ONE and (RED). With ONE, Bono has lobbied heads of state around the world, helping to ensure the passage of programs that have helped to save tens of millions of lives over the past twenty years. (RED)—which partners with companies to raise awareness and funds to combat AIDS— as of 2022 has generated more than $700 million for the Global Fund to treat and prevent AIDS in Africa.  

Bono lives in Dublin with his family.  

About Live Nation Entertainment 

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, 

About Penguin Random House 

Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade book publisher, is dedicated to its mission to ignite a universal passion for reading by creating books for everyone. The company, which employs more than 10,000 people globally, was formed on July 1, 2013, by Bertelsmann and Pearson. As of April 1, 2020, Bertelsmann is full owner of the company. With more than 300 imprints and brands on six continents, Penguin Random House comprises adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital English- German- and Spanish-language trade book publishing businesses in more than 20 countries worldwide. With over 16,000 new titles, and more than 700 million print, audio and eBooks sold annually, Penguin Random House’s publishing lists include more than 80 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors. 

Media Contacts: 

Live Nation Concerts:  

Monique Sowinski | [email protected]  

Publisher – SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story

Todd Doughty | [email protected] 

Erinn Hartman | [email protected] 


Brídín Murphy Mitchell I [email protected]  

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