If they tour again, I really expect the tour to be arena exclusive.
I think this post belongs in this thread:
They have expressed interest in returning to smaller settings once the next tour rolls around, and just how much more can they do in stadiums that they haven't already achieved.
And maybe they're tired of playing the classics and popular songs so often. An arena tour would give them more flexibility on the songs they could play.
Promoters will make them an offer they can't refuse. Trust me.
It makes me wonder just how blurred their vision becomes when money is involved.
I don't think it's about money.
It's about the "gladiator" feeling, that McGuiness said Bono loves
, about stadiums.
But, more importantly, it was about surpassing the Stones,
as Most Successful Rock Act Of All Time, or having the Highest Grossing Tour.
The "heavyweight battle" of PopMart was about the same thing, and they lost.
But they won the fight with 360°, and the Stones can't fight anymore (sorry TD),
so I think the stadiums are something they can now let go of, for a while.
If Lady Gaga, or any other artist, beats their record (which I highly doubt),
we will be forced to see them in stadiums for another decade. God forbid.