U2 is offering one of their dedicated fans the chance of a lifetime – an opportunity to produce one of the legendary band’s shows during their upcoming iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour.
The band is auctioning off the incredible opportunity in an effort to help raise money for LifeBeat, a nonprofit that uses the power of music and the music industry to help fight HIV/AIDS.
The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour, which begins in 2015, will see U2 play indoor arenas for the first time in a decade, and will visit 19 cities worldwide during its first year with pairs of shows in each city.
The winner of the auction – the value of which is set at $50,000 – will get to choose which city they’d like to travel to between LA, Chicago, Boston and New York to produce the sold out performance in that location.
So hurry up and bid, before the the numbers get too high!
The tour follows the recent release of U2’s thirteenth studio album Songs Of Innocence by Island Records, which was given to U2.com subscribers and gifted by Apple to over half a billion iTunes Music Store customers worldwide. To date, Songs of Innocence has been streamed 81 million times and has been downloaded by 30 million fans.
“We are going to try to have a completely different feeling from night one to night two,” says Bono about the tour, “and have some fun playing with the idea of innocence and experience. More to be revealed!”
“Lifebeat – Music Fights HIV/AIDS, founded in 1992, is the leading national nonprofit focused on educating America’s youth (13-29) about HIV/AIDS and STD prevention . Lifebeat mobilizes the Music Industry ‘s resources to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and STDs at live music events, and via broadcast, digital, social, and print platforms. Lifebeat also provides quality of life services and support for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families.”
Ever wonder what it would be like to produce a show for the biggest band in the world? Find out what U2 is doing to help fight HIV/AIDS!