If U2 continued without Adam or Larry it definitely would not be the same, but I would still go to the shows. Most of the people who go to a U2 show only really care about Bono and Edge. You could put any old fucker on the bass and drums and a lot of the audience wouldn’t even know or care. But for me it would be a huge loss. A major part of U2’s aesthetic is that it’s always been the 4 of them onstage (minus special guests and Adamgate in 93). It would really be a big deal for them to lose that.
"We don’t want to repeat ourselves, even with the songs people know really well. The songs get worn out if you play them the same way night after night. I realize that people want to hear a song a certain way, but I think they get off on seeing us attack a tune and have some fun with it."
- Edge on changing songs like Bullet The Blue Sky live, 2008
did you know
In 1996, The Edge and Brian Eno played on a little known album, 'Undark 3396' by the English artist Russell Mills. The Edge contributed chase guitar on several songs (which haven't been determined due to the strange nature.of the songs and the project itself).