Bono Confirms Dublin Date As Part Of Book Tour


Bono has announced a night at Dublin’s 3Arena, as part of his new book tour for his forthcoming memoir Surrender: 40 Songs One Night, which arrives in November.

The U2 singer’s tour will see him arrive at the 3Arena for “an evening of words, music and some mischief”. The show will take place on November 21.

Tickets will go on sale from Friday 7 October via Ticketmaster, and will include a copy of his memoir.

Bono’s upcoming memoir will arrive via Penguin Random House on November 1.

“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”. 

Bono Talks About His Late Mother In Memoir

The upcoming Bono memoir will see the singer also speak about his late mother Iris. She passed away when Bono was 14 years old after collapsing at her father’s funeral.

Bono later revealed that his mother was “never spoken of again” following her death.

“I fear it was worse than that. That we rarely thought of her again. We were three Irish men, and we avoided the pain that we knew would come from thinking and speaking about her”, Bono said.

Bono continued, “Even though it’s Grandda’s funeral, and even though Iris has fainted, we’re kids, cousins, running around and laughing. Until Ruth, my mother’s younger sister, bursts through the door. ‘Iris is dying. She’s had a stroke”.

“Three days later Norman and I are brought into the hospital to say goodbye. She’s alive but barely… Ruth is outside the hospital room, wailing, with my father, whose eyes have less life in them than my mother’s. I enter the room at war with the universe, but Iris looks peaceful. It’s hard to figure that a large part of her has already left. We hold her hand. There’s a clicking sound, but we don’t hear it”.