Bono

Stories of Surrender Tour 2022

Initially framed as a ‘book tour’ to promote his autobiography Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story, Bono’s first solo live appearances grew into a concept-performance within a multimedia environment.

The show incorporated songs, with live musicians reimagining U2 classics, along with a kind of ‘performed storytelling’ amid animations of his own drawings. The setting was extremely simple but conjured a huge range of emotions that never failed to connect with the audience.

Written by

Bono & Bill Flanagan

Director

Willie Williams

Musical Director

Jacknife Lee

Drawings

Bono

Animation

Smasher Desmedt

Sam Brickman

Rosewood Creative

Audio Director

Joe O’Herlihy

Set Design

Ric Lipson & Willie Williams

Lighting Design

Willie Williams

Lighting Director

Alex Murphy

Photography

Ross Stewart & Ric Lipson