U2

The year is winding down, and Bono, Les Paul Spirit award winner The Edge and the gents of U2 are already gearing up for a busy 2018.

Following the success of the band's eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour this year, U2 have added a batch of new tour dates to their 2018 North American leg of the tour. The new dates, which are are mainly where the band already had scheduled shows, include May 12 in Las Vegas, May 23 in Chicago, June 6 in Montreal, June 14 in Philadelphia, June 18 in Washington, D.C., June 22 in Boston and June 26 in New York City.

In other news, U2 will wrap up 2017 by serving as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend, airing on Dec. 2. That appearance is just one day after U2 releases its new studio album, Songs of Experience.

Actress Saoirse Ronan of Lady Bird will host SNL. The show will air at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

U2 2018 North American Tour Dates:

5/2 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
5/4 -- St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
5/7 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center
5/11 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
5/12 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena*
5/15 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
5/22 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
5/23 -- Chicago, IL, United Center*
5/26 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
5/28 -- Atlanta, GA, Infinite Energy Arena
6/5 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
6/6 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre*
6/9 -- Uniondale, NY, NYCB Live - Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
6/13 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
6/14 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center*
6/17 -- Washington, D.C., Capital One Arena
6/18 -- Washington, D.C., Capital One Arena*
6/21 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
6/22 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden*
6/25 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
6/26 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden*
6/29 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center

* = newly scheduled date.