I know this would never happen but I would love it if the band picked a handful of locations spread out around the world and played 8 nights at each location doing 2 albums per night for the first 7 nights then on the last night playing there new album with maybe a dozen non album tracks. The complete u2 live over 8 shows maybe spread over 2 weeks in each location.
The next albums CANNOT be a “concept” album. I think that’s why the last few records didn’t “give them any relevance.
SOI and SOE are amazing don’t get me wrong.
It shouldn’t be a “Bono album” an “edge album” it needs to be a U2 album. If bono is feeling fearful/anxious, like Little Things, write about dealing fearful/anxious. If Bono is thinking about his dad and wants to write a song, like Dirty Day, write a song about your dad. If you’re personally upset about American right wing policies, like Bullet, write a song about American right wing policies!!!
Each album doesn’t need to be a story, the SONG needs to be a story. This is obviously all my opinion, but I’ve had a few and felt like ranting lol
I reckon 2010-2011 was their late-years peak and they'll never better that, ever. They might still be a great live act and they'll still sell out stadiums and arenas (there's an overwhelming demand after all) but they'll never be in such good shape and looseness as they were back then.
"If you look at the cover of The Joshua Tree you see 4 very unhappy men.What nobody realizes is that it was minus 20 out there.We were freezing! Put any bastard out there and see if he's happy."
- Larry Mullen jr.
did you know
The U2 Tower of which construction has been suspended due to the economic downturn in Ireland will consist of 35 floors, a recording studio and penthouse.