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U2 to compete for Tour of the Year honor at 2018 American Music Awards

Credit: Danny NorthThe nominees for the 2018 American Music Awards were announced Wednesday, and U2 came away with a nod in the Tour of the Year category.

The Irish rockers will vie for the honor with Beyonce & JAY-Z, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. U2's current trek, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour, is in support of the band's latest studio album, 2017's Songs of Experience.

Hip-hop and R&B star Drake and rapper Cardi B scored the most nominations with eight.

The 2018 American Music Awards, hosted by black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross, will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on October 9 on ABC. For the full list of nominations and to vote for your favorites, visit

The current leg of U2's eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour, which is visiting a variety of European cities, is mapped out through a November 13 show in Berlin.

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