U2

iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour

The Edge and Bono, Denver, 7 June U2015

You Are Rock and Roll!

The tour is now underway and, of course, Mattopia Jones is on the scene. Stay tuned for lots of photos, videos and stories of innocence and experience.



The Future Needs a
Big Kiss

And I'm all puckered out after an astounding 13 shows in eight terrific countries.

What a phenomenal tour! The madness and magic of 360 came to a triumphant close in Moncton, New Brunswick, on 30 July U2011.

Now it's time to put the wallet in the freezer and catch up on all the photos, videos, and journals.

Stay tuned - and continue to dream out loud, in high volume!

I Will Follow,
How 'bout You?

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Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol's Shut Your Eyes
Zagreb, Croatia, 9 August U2009

Snow Patrol opened all eight of the European shows I saw in U2009-U2010.

The 360° Journal

Bono in Istanbul
Bono in Istanbul
6 September U2010

Check out the 360° Journal, a work in progress.


From the Sky Down

U2: From the Sky Down
Davis Guggenheim's documentary about the making of
U2's Achtung Baby is now on Blu-ray

Ullevi Stadium

Bono, U2 360 Tour in Gothenburg, Sweden
Gothenburg, Sweden, 1 August U2009
Photo: Matthew Anderson


I Will Follow

U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle

Everyone should have a rock band for a muse.

U2 took a quiet kid who graduated in a high school class of nine and fed his inner, malnourished soul and stirred his latent megalomania. (I was valedictorian, after all.)

And to think, once upon a time — in the "Dark Ages" — I thought Bono was a humorless asshole. Now I happily refer to him as my "mentor," my "sensei." And it amuses when I hear, on occasion, that so-and-so thinks I'm a humorless asshole. Those poor, misguided folks — as rare as they are — clearly haven't visited the PRM.

After a period of living the dull, gray life of an accountant, this band helped me regain my voice and I went back to my roots as a writer, as a creative-minded individual. They're the band that's provided the inspiration behind the madness that is my great life. It's all about dreaming out loud, in high volume.

U2 & Mattopia Jones:
38 concerts // 29 venues // 23 cities // 12 countries... and counting.


U2: Rock Hall Induction
At left: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction, New York City
Photo: Matthew Anderson

Down Time // Between Albums and Tours

• Movie Review: U2 3D
• Interview with Wim Wenders: When Bono Comes Knocking
• Interview with Wim Wenders: Don't Come Knocking
• Article: Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
• Photo Gallery: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
• Article: Get Ready for What's Next
• Article: Zoospeak: The U2 Dictionary
• Article: U2's Got Ya Covered
• Article: Crusaders of Rock


U2: San Sebastian, Spain
At right: San Sebastian, Spain
Photos: Matthew Anderson

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb // Vertigo Tour

• Travel Journal: Beer and Loafing in Zooropa
• Concert Review: Portland, 19 December U2005
• Concert Review: Denver, 20 April U2005
• Photo Gallery: Vertigo Tour


U2: Montreal and New Jersey
Montreal (top)
New Jersey (bottom)
Photos: Matthew Anderson

All That You Can't Leave Behind // Elevation Tour

• Travel Journal: Elevation Tour U2000-U2002: The Elevation Diary
• Photo Galleries: Elevation Tour
• DVD Review: U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle, Ireland
• Album Review: All That You Can't Leave Behind
• Article: ATYCLB Tops Best of 2000 Lists
• Article: My Experience at MTV's Total Request Live
• Article: Fans Critique Smuggled Songs
• Article: ATYCLB Snippets Found on 'Net*
• Global: *Check it out! MTV.com quoted this story!
• Global: *And VH1.com referenced this story!
• Article: Bono and Larry Discuss the 2001 Tour
• Article: Million Dollar Hotel Coming Stateside
• "Remix" Article: Double Duty Possible at Slane
• "Remix" Article: Bono and the Bubble Gum Bands
• "Remix" Article: U2 and the Corrs: Two Views of Napster


Red Rocks Revisited

Under a Blood Red Sky

A Red Rocks Tribute
Photos: Matthew Anderson

Looking Back // Catching Up

• Tour Notes: ZOO-TV
• Tour Notes: Popmart
• CD Review: The Best of 1990-2000 & B-Sides
• CD Review: Boy
• DVD Review: Achtung Baby: A Classic Album Under Review
• DVD Review: U2: ZOO TV Live from Sydney (DVD)
• DVD Review: The Work of Director Anton Corbijn
• DVD Review: The Million Dollar Hotel


Tribute Bands // Related Performances

• Concert Review: Under a Blood Red Sky: The Red Rocks Tribute
• Concert Review: Scissor Sisters: Rock 'n' Roll Cut Ups
• Profile: Unforgettable Fire