In 2018, U2 played 13 different European cities during the second leg of the Experience and Innocence tour. In this slideshow, as in 2015, we've asked 13 fans who were there to pick a photo for each residency and share a personal story. From Berlin to Dublin and back to Berlin, this is how the tour unfolded across Europe.
U2's Experience and Innocence show had a story to tell and was made with a story in mind. The band wanted to tell us something. But what is this story, what is this narrative that fans have been talking about all year? In this article we unravel the narrative, the songs and the stories. Join us as we attempt to breakdown the Innocence from the Experience.
"For a long time I believed the rock and roll mythology of acquiring experience without responsibility. I chose to deal with being in the band in a very single minded way and I developed a lifestyle that I thought added up to what I was. I don't want to go back there again, I'm comfortable with this."
- Adam Clayton, looking back on the eighties/start nineties
did you know
In 1999, a bag holding personal papers and a laptop computer containing lyrics for the ATYCLB album was taken from Bono's car. Bono offered a reward of £2,000 for the return of the computer. An Irish man returned the laptop after having bought it for £300 thinking it was from a reputable source. He realised it was Bono's when he saw a picture of the singer's child Elijah Bob on the screen, prompting him to contact U2's management.