One of the biggest names in modern music is that of U2 and frontman Bono. The band, based out of Ireland, broke onto the scene in the 1980s and quickly proved to be different than other pop rock bands of the era.

The group tackled weighty topics in their songs, such as religion and societal ills, rather than resorting to standard and less demanding subjects. Through to the present, the band continues its strong social activism as Bono works to raise awareness about issues of human oppression around the world.

The band’s album sales have been strong over the years and has become one of the world’s top selling acts of all time with more than 50.5 million records scanned. Part of this is thanks to the band’s continued prolific output: 12 studio albums of original material were produced between 1980 and 2009.

The band’s international recognition and widespread popularity makes it one of the hottest touring acts on the road. U2 frequently sells out arenas and stadiums around the globe as fans flock to their high-production quality concerts.

Tickets On Sale: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Yesterday’s onsale for tickets to U2’s 2018 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE caused quite an uproar, as it turned out that for the fully Verified Fan process, buyers still needed to have registered days prior to receive a code in order to unlock the tickets. Today, tickets finally go on sale... Read more
U2 Tickets Went On Sale Today…It Didn’t Go Well
At the start of the month, U2 announced their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018, and people had opinions almost immediately. Not simply because they announced a tour – the popular Irish rock band toured throughout pretty much all of 2015 and 2017 – but because for the first time... Read more
Market Heat Report: Super Bowl, Big Ten, and ACC Football Championships Ahead
The Super Bowl leads the TicketNetwork Top 20 again today as the NFL season progresses and enthusiasm for the playoffs heats up. Other NFL games on the list include Texans vs. Steelers Christmas Day game, Lions vs. Vikings on Thanksgiving, Steelers vs. Patriots next month. Basketball games also see... Read more
Tickets On Sale: Monday, November 20, 2017
Thanksgiving week kicks off with tickets on sale to U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour, hitting 18 cities in May and June of 2018. After a complicated presale process that included two tiers of fan clubs and Citi cardholders, tickets go on sale to the public today through Ticketmaster Verified Fan.... Read more
Market Heat Report: Kentucky Derby, Garth Brooks, and Jeff Lynne’s ELO Take Over
Tickets went on sale to the general public just this morning, but already the 144th Kentucky Derby’s 2 Day Pass is at the No. 1 Spot on the TicketNetwork Top 20, with Saturday’s main race at No. 12. The ACC Football Championship, Sunday’s Cowboys vs. Eagles, and upcoming NBA... Read more
Ticket On Sale: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Stops on the newly-announced winter tour by Tyler the Creator headline the day’s onsale action in tickets, with a huge array of presales coming on line before the weekend as well. The New York Yankees have a number of home games for fans of the Bronx Bombers, both on... Read more
Market Heat Report: Springsteen on Broadway Wraps Up, U2 Tour Ahead
The ACC Football Championship, now decidedly between the Miami Hurricanes and Clemson Tigers, has been hovering in the Top 3 all week and made the top spot on Market Heat today. With just seven weeks left in the highly-sought residency of Bruce Springsteen at the Walter Kerr Theatre, sales... Read more
Tickets On Sale: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Headlining today’s ticket offerings is U2, who gear up for yet another arena tour across the States next summer. A dozen shows are available for presale to the band’s fan club. Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra, after selling out tours across the UK and Europe, is returning for their... Read more
Opinion: Peering Behind the Propaganda at Why “Verified Fan” Exists
by Sam Pocker, Special to TicketNews I wanted to take a moment to explain Ticketmaster’s “Verified Fan” program as succinctly as possible both to journalists who continue to disseminate the propaganda surrounding it as well as to consumers, managers, and brokers so that each may have a better understanding... Read more
U2 Announce New Album and the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018
NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Songs of Experience, the 14th studio album from U2, will be released December 1st, 2017 by Interscope Records in the U.S. and via Universal Canada on CD, vinyl, digital download and across streaming platforms. Accompanying the announcement of the Songs of Experience release,... Read more