Experience + Innocence Tour
- // 2018
- // Tour
- // UK, EU, USA, Australia and New Zealand
U2’s Experience + Innocence Tour is the second part of a journey which began with the Innocence + Experience Tour in 2015. The two shows are grounded in the 2014 Songs of Innocence Album and 2017 Songs of Experience album. Our collaboration with U2 created innovative stage and screen structures that expanded on the theme of the show and added cutting-edge digital enhancement with the U2 eXPERIENCE App.
The Barricage featured a flying catwalk named ‘The Beam’, which revealed the band at the beginning of the show, and let them connect with the audience at different levels of the arena. The new Barricage structure was even more transparent, and gave a higher resolution, having nearly nine times more pixels than the 2015 version.
The layout included smaller satellite stages to allow all four members of the band to spread out, a video surface on the e-stage, 18-metre wide patchwork American Flag, and a magic mirror for Bono’s MacPhisto character.The tour also featured an augmented reality component: The U2 Experience App brought an AR experience to the preshow and opening song—a first in a live touring show.
“It is also the most visually spectacular outing yet for a band who have previously toured with a mirrorball lemon and a giant claw.”
// 30m-long two-sided video Barricage structure
// First live tour to feature AR app technology
// 55 performances in 30 arenas
// One 2018’s highest grossing tours
// $119,203,900 from 840,151 tickets sold
// Nominated for Best Tour at the American Music Awards
Show Director Willie Williams Producer Live Nation Production Manager Jake Berry Creative Consultants Morleigh Steinberg, Gavin Friday, Es Devlin Lighting Design Willie Williams Costume Design Sharon Blankson Sound Design Joe O’Herlihy Video Design & Animation Treatment Studio / Lusional / Anton Corbijn / Jeff Slate / Oliver Jeffers Staging Supplier TAIT, Stage Co