Look to your left. Now, your right. Do you see a Baby Boomer? Then tell them U2 is coming to Boston for two shows at the TD Garden next summer.
As first announced by your dad’s favorite radio station WZLX, U2 will play two nights in Boston as part of their
iTunes Malware iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour July 10-11, 2015. The tour coincides with the ongoing marketing efforts of the rock group’s latest album Songs of Innocence, which you may recall was unceremoniously dumped on every single iTunes user earlier this year. But now the band is trying a more traditional album promotion method less likely to piss people off.
In case you think I’m being flippant about U2’s waning relevancy, the final nail in the Irish group’s coffin was hammered home earlier this week when Rolling Stone magazine named Songs of Innocence the top album of 2014. The magazine may have been the belwether of change in music journalism in the days of Hunter S. Thompson, but 47 years later the magazine’s album of the year award means about as much as reruns of “Murder, She Wrote” being named best TV show for the 17th straight year by Reader’s Digest.
Nevertheless, if you’re interested in seeing Bono, The Edge, and the other two guys whose names I never knew next summer, tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Monday, December 8, at 10 AM.