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Title: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: BONO31 on September 30, 2018, 03:20:31 AM
Hello everybody,

in the sunday times interview, Larry Mullen "assume there’ll be another album".
When ask if he'll resume acting, the U2 drummer answered: "I’d like to, but I had to put all that stuff on hold. The problem is if the tour gets changed, the album gets released at a different time and all bets are off".

Does he mean there's a U2 album on the go anytime soon? 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/exclusive-u2-interview-chrissy-iley-meets-the-band-on-tour-to-talk-rsi-clean-eating-and-bonos-neardeath-experience-2223nwhpt
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: sortof_jos on September 30, 2018, 03:34:49 AM
I hope so.
But maybe wishful thinking ...
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: singnomore on September 30, 2018, 05:12:23 AM
Not the way I read it. Sounded more him explaining why he didn’t pursue the acting career. I think reading the article it’s suggesting there is a big question mark over the whole thing.
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: Marvinho on September 30, 2018, 05:42:55 AM
I think there will be but not any time soon.
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: the_chief on September 30, 2018, 09:32:46 AM
http://chrissyiley.com/bono-the-london-sunday-times-magazine-september-30-2018/

I think it's coming to an end...
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: 64ac30 on September 30, 2018, 12:58:52 PM
Everyone’s being over dramatic and thinking there is an Achtung/Zoo tour 2 is absurd. There will be another album and another tour. But it’s going to be 4/5 years just as 360-IE was.
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: Sevy2016 on September 30, 2018, 02:27:02 PM
No chance, the world and U2 need a break from one another.
The band need a break themselves, they aren't 25 anymore and this article is telling in that regard.

Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: MrsZoo on September 30, 2018, 03:09:56 PM
The article left me feeling very sad that they may well call it a day soon. We should definitely make the most of this tour. And I’m even more worried about Bono’s health now.
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: laoghaire on September 30, 2018, 03:32:35 PM
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http://chrissyiley.com/bono-the-london-sunday-times-magazine-september-30-2018/

I think it's coming to an end...

That is the GREATEST U2 interview I have ever read.

Typos and missing quote marks aside.
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: podiumboy on September 30, 2018, 04:12:13 PM
I enjoyed that article, but the author was clearly spinning the story to fit the narrative of “U2 are old and need physical therapy to perform, the end is near!”

I mean, the end MIGHT be near.  They may take some time off and realize that they don’t have anything left to say, no passion for it anymore.  More likely, though, is that they’ll take a well deserved break in 2019.  Then they’ll begin work in the next album, which will take a couple years.  I wouldn’t expect an album anytime before late 2021, which would be 4 years since SOE.  All signs point to a band who just needs a break for awhile.
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Post by: Luzita on September 30, 2018, 10:54:14 PM
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http://chrissyiley.com/bono-the-london-sunday-times-magazine-september-30-2018/

I think it's coming to an end...
Thanks for posting this! It appears to be an earlier draft of the article that appeared in The Times. So, a little messier but more stuff! Great article.


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Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: 73October on October 01, 2018, 11:33:13 AM
The world has changed and they need to take stock....they'll be back.  Spend some time mentoring the Music Generation in Ireland and that might help bring back some hope.  The younger generations are said to be some of the most optimistic?
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: Sbhalt on October 01, 2018, 08:29:29 PM
It certainly sounds like they need a break, but they are artists. Bono will need to write, Edge will need to create. The one that worries me is Larry. I never thought about how banging sticks year after year has taken it’s toll on his body. I hope a good rest will do them all a world of good.
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: BONO31 on October 02, 2018, 06:01:18 AM
At the end of this rolling stone article, it is mentionned that Experience Tour maybe extended in 2019
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/u2-unforgettable-fire-stay-731643/

One thing for sure, if Experience Tour is about going home, and the final date is november 13th,
then, let's say Berlin is U2's home... Another Achtung Baby on the way?
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: 64ac30 on October 04, 2018, 11:55:08 AM
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At the end of this rolling stone article, it is mentionned that Experience Tour maybe extended in 2019
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/u2-unforgettable-fire-stay-731643/

One thing for sure, if Experience Tour is about going home, and the final date is november 13th,
then, let's say Berlin is U2's home... Another Achtung Baby on the way?

It’s not going to be extended. They referring to an older article. The band has recently been very excited to get off work asap
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: wons on October 04, 2018, 03:20:11 PM
That article is much ado about nothing. The band are fine. Larry and Adam are vegan's or vegetarians and have been for a while now. They all get expert medical care, physical care, etc. This is a band that is interested in taking care of itself and wants longevity!
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: BONO31 on October 06, 2018, 02:30:30 AM
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At the end of this rolling stone article, it is mentionned that Experience Tour maybe extended in 2019
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/u2-unforgettable-fire-stay-731643/

One thing for sure, if Experience Tour is about going home, and the final date is november 13th,
then, let's say Berlin is U2's home... Another Achtung Baby on the way?
It’s not going to be extended. They referring to an older article. The band has recently been very excited to get off work asap
I know it's an old article but don't you think "Rolling Stone Magazine" is aware about that kind of information... Let's wait until november.

Plus back in 2008, I remember U2 had signed with Live Nation for 4 albums 4 tours until 2020. The band released only 3 albums since:
- No Line on the Horizon
- Songs of Innocence
- Songs of Experience...
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: Catlithco on October 06, 2018, 07:28:52 AM
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I know it's an old article but don't you think "Rolling Stone Magazine" is aware about that kind of information... Let's wait until november.

Plus back in 2008, I remember U2 had signed with Live Nation for 4 albums 4 tours until 2020. The band released only 3 albums since:
- No Line on the Horizon
- Songs of Innocence
- Songs of Experience...

The albums have nothing to do with the tours.
Albums is Universal records business, touring is Live Nation business. They can even publish a record without a tour.
I've never read that the LN deal was linked to an amount of tours, but since signing it, they had four tours: 360, i+e, JT, e+i.

I believe that the tour won't be extended. They will have Berlin as final show for that tour, and then they will probably take a very long break. I guess something around 5 years. If they ever continue. We must not forget their age, it's not only Bono who has already had a serious health issue recently, but the other three can also get health issues. It can happen in that age.
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: BONO31 on October 06, 2018, 11:11:00 AM
What!? Only 8 persons are optimistic, against 35 persons pessimistic.
What about the law of attraction, guys!?
If you want a new U2 album soon, you better have to believe it's on the way ;)
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: Catlithco on October 06, 2018, 12:15:01 PM
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What!? Only 8 persons are optimistic, against 35 persons pessimistic.
What about the law of attraction, guys!?
If you want a new U2 album soon, you better have to believe it's on the way ;)

Did you read the interview?
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: laoghaire on October 06, 2018, 04:10:43 PM
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What!? Only 8 persons are optimistic, against 35 persons pessimistic.
What about the law of attraction, guys!?
If you want a new U2 album soon, you better have to believe it's on the way ;)

I play for the optimism team. I'm optimistic about another album.

But "soon"? You're dreaming, sorry.
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: BONO31 on October 07, 2018, 10:11:35 AM
Of course, I’ve read the article, but honestly, I think it’s over dramatized,
Except for Larry Mullen. I don’t buy it.
Leonard Cohen has performed on stage until the end and he was much more older that any members of the band. I saw U2 live in Paris in September and they weren’t jumping everywhere. What I mean is that nobody’s asking them to fake their age, come on, they’re just musicians, they can play music without pretending they’re 20 years old, that’s ok with me. How many musicians still performing on stage without complaining ? A lot in fact! Why not U2. I’m pretty sure we will have a new U2 album in 2019 and a tout 2020.
Title: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: Tortuga on October 07, 2018, 10:34:46 AM
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Of course, I’ve read the article, but honestly, I think it’s over dramatized,
Except for Larry Mullen. I don’t buy it.
Leonard Cohen has performed on stage until the end and he was much more older that any members of the band. I saw U2 live in Paris in September and they weren’t jumping everywhere. What I mean is that nobody’s asking them to fake their age, come on, they’re just musicians, they can play music without pretending they’re 20 years old, that’s ok with me. How many musicians still performing on stage without complaining ? A lot in fact! Why not U2. I’m pretty sure we will have a new U2 album in 2019 and a tout 2020.

This topic about their age and the end being near keeps coming up, always with comparisons to BB King or any of the other musicians who have stayed active into their eighties.  The truth is you never know when anyone is going to develop medical problems and its a simple law of nature that as you age the probability gets greater.  Notice most of these solo acts well into old age are on stage with younger musicians.  All their peers from their younger years aren’t up there with them.

Some people in their eighties are like others in their sixties and vice versa.  Using Leonard Cohen or BB King or Macca or anyone else is meaningless.  So is using Tom Petty or anyone else who died young as evidence that this “may be their last tour”.  Maybe it will be. Or maybe there will be five or six more albums.  Nobody knows.  Just appreciate them while they’re here like you should the loved ones you are close to.  Not everyone dies of old age.


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Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: 73October on October 07, 2018, 01:43:39 PM
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Of course, I’ve read the article, but honestly, I think it’s over dramatized,
Except for Larry Mullen. I don’t buy it.
Leonard Cohen has performed on stage until the end and he was much more older that any members of the band. I saw U2 live in Paris in September and they weren’t jumping everywhere. What I mean is that nobody’s asking them to fake their age, come on, they’re just musicians, they can play music without pretending they’re 20 years old, that’s ok with me. How many musicians still performing on stage without complaining ? A lot in fact! Why not U2. I’m pretty sure we will have a new U2 album in 2019 and a tout 2020.

This topic about their age and the end being near keeps coming up, always with comparisons to BB King or any of the other musicians who have stayed active into their eighties.  The truth is you never know when anyone is going to develop medical problems and its a simple law of nature that as you age the probability gets greater.  Notice most of these solo acts well into old age are on stage with younger musicians.  All their peers from their younger years aren’t up there with them.

Some people in their eighties are like others in their sixties and vice versa.  Using Leonard Cohen or BB King or Macca or anyone else is meaningless.  So is using Tom Petty or anyone else who died young as evidence that this “may be their last tour”.  Maybe it will be. Or maybe there will be five or six more albums.  Nobody knows.  Just appreciate them while they’re here like you should the loved ones you are close to.  Not everyone dies of old age.


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Well said Tortuga
I think that's what the band are getting at.  Nothing is a given these days and in the generation that U2 are in, lifestyle choices are a factor when it comes to life and death (so the professional medics say)...so this is the first generation that played hard and some of those stars have already gone too soon (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince, George Michael, Tom Petty to name but five).  In the UK, we have the startling news that life expectancy growth has stopped.  I think it may actually start to decline slightly.  There's lots of talk of modern 'diseases' such as heat disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes type 2 etc and lifestyle choices.  Whether this is all genuine or a bit of shock tactics to get people to look at how they (have) live(d) is not for this thread.
For all we know, U2 could keep going many years releasing albums and touring. 
But then, they are not getting any younger and they are at the stage on the E&I tour where it seems to feel like they are approaching the finishing line of a marathon (2 albums and 3 tours in 4 years) and they are finding they can't finish with the flourish they may have been able to do when coming off previous long term projects.
I think they want to carry on.  The best thing they could do now is go away, break and regroup for a debrief and maybe to 'dream it all up yet again'. 
I sense the feeling amongst many fans is an acceptance of a bit of a break for a year or so in order to preserve the hopeful longevity of the band.  Who says we are not the caring kind?  We care a lot about the band and want the best for them, even if it means hearing dribs and drabs of news over the next 12 months or so. We've had it good since 2014 and it's been quite a ride.
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: BONO31 on October 07, 2018, 02:08:54 PM
All these artists were sick, on medication or commit suicide. That's not the case of any member of U2, in the interview, they just mentioned the fact that they're older...

About a new album, we've got very good reason to expect another one before their last goodbye. I think they have an album ready to go, it's called "Songs of Ascent" and it will be released next year to close the songs trilogy. I can already hear Bono saying "It actually takes us 10 years to finish it, but this album is finally here". In fact, U2 started the promotion of "Songs of Ascent" 10 years ago.

Here's a video (released in 2017) about Bono talking about the songs of ascent in the Bible:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=WXjEiy_5qQQ

For those who're interested, here's the site:
https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/bono-and-david-taylor-beyond-the-psalms/
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: shineinthesummernight on October 07, 2018, 02:26:42 PM
I hope they do a "Songs of Ascent" and that it's somewhat moody, impressionistic, and ambient.
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: Gavin82 on October 07, 2018, 02:51:34 PM
Its 40 years nx year would not be suprised if we a few shows also thinking there would have too be some drastic health issues for them too stop
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: BONO31 on October 07, 2018, 02:57:45 PM
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I hope they do a "Songs of Ascent" and that it's somewhat moody, impressionistic, and ambient.
I feel it the same way about this album. :)
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: laoghaire on October 07, 2018, 06:20:50 PM
I think they're tired right now. They've been going for a while now. They are looking forward to a break and not in the mindset to jump right back to work.

Assuming nothing significant happens healthwise, I feel pretty sure they will get the itch to work on their music again at some point.

But not soon. They will be going into their cocoon for a while, starting in a month. Even if they have a lot of SOA done, they aren't going to want to touch it for the time being.
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: durk on October 08, 2018, 03:33:13 PM
can anyone scan it? i can't read the times
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: laoghaire on October 08, 2018, 03:59:23 PM
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can anyone scan it? i can't read the times

Try reading this instead, it's the draft and more complete (but minus editing, so there are typos and some awkward sentence constructions, etc.):

http://chrissyiley.com/bono-the-london-sunday-times-magazine-september-30-2018/
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: durk on October 09, 2018, 04:30:09 PM
thanks! that was one of the best U2 interviews i've ever read.
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: 64ac30 on October 10, 2018, 02:45:40 AM
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All these artists were sick, on medication or commit suicide. That's not the case of any member of U2, in the interview, they just mentioned the fact that they're older...

About a new album, we've got very good reason to expect another one before their last goodbye. I think they have an album ready to go, it's called "Songs of Ascent" and it will be released next year to close the songs trilogy. I can already hear Bono saying "It actually takes us 10 years to finish it, but this album is finally here". In fact, U2 started the promotion of "Songs of Ascent" 10 years ago.

Here's a video (released in 2017) about Bono talking about the songs of ascent in the Bible:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=WXjEiy_5qQQ

For those who're interested, here's the site:
https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/bono-and-david-taylor-beyond-the-psalms/

2015, and that’s not referring to the once titled “Songs Of Ascent” album. And all the songs made for Songs of Ascent = SOI+SOE.
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: laoghaire on October 10, 2018, 06:29:36 AM
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thanks! that was one of the best U2 interviews i've ever read.

Ikr?
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: wons on October 19, 2018, 01:50:37 PM
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Of course, I’ve read the article, but honestly, I think it’s over dramatized,
Except for Larry Mullen. I don’t buy it.
Leonard Cohen has performed on stage until the end and he was much more older that any members of the band. I saw U2 live in Paris in September and they weren’t jumping everywhere. What I mean is that nobody’s asking them to fake their age, come on, they’re just musicians, they can play music without pretending they’re 20 years old, that’s ok with me. How many musicians still performing on stage without complaining ? A lot in fact! Why not U2. I’m pretty sure we will have a new U2 album in 2019 and a tout 2020.

This topic about their age and the end being near keeps coming up, always with comparisons to BB King or any of the other musicians who have stayed active into their eighties.  The truth is you never know when anyone is going to develop medical problems and its a simple law of nature that as you age the probability gets greater.  Notice most of these solo acts well into old age are on stage with younger musicians.  All their peers from their younger years aren’t up there with them.

Some people in their eighties are like others in their sixties and vice versa.  Using Leonard Cohen or BB King or Macca or anyone else is meaningless.  So is using Tom Petty or anyone else who died young as evidence that this “may be their last tour”.  Maybe it will be. Or maybe there will be five or six more albums.  Nobody knows.  Just appreciate them while they’re here like you should the loved ones you are close to.  Not everyone dies of old age.


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Another post that is in the negative when discussing U2.
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: laoghaire on October 19, 2018, 02:15:10 PM
... so?
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: Karmamalaga on October 22, 2018, 04:56:51 AM
 Songs Of Ascent seems like a likely title for a next album, one which may very well already have been written, if not yet recorded: a little bit like Rattle And Hum. The logo (including the stage) of the iE/eI-tour does not include the letter A. Ascent - at least to me - sounds nothing like descent, i.e. (yes, pun intended) that they are actually far from changing career paths. Zooropa did not need a change of stage, it was the Zoo-TV-Tour.

After such scenario - Songs Of Ascent in 2019 followed perhaps by a kind of Lovetown-like mini tour (Asia?) -  they may take a long pause, but for inspiration, that is. Bono isn't likely going to suddenly stop being inspired in writing, on the contrary: his probem would be to stop writing about current events since the latter change so quickly nowadays and rather write general, ambiguous / mysterious lyrics that anyone can relate to personally or just disregard (Elvis Presly And America's lyrics comes to mind) or prompt one to say "whatever he wants to say, the music is awesome!".

NB: In another recent thread about forums like this one shrinking in activity due to age of fan base etc, I would like to say that that was the reason for my second post today, but also, that I had several calls to attend prior to posting this message. Cheers to you all and U2!
 
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: Gavin82 on October 22, 2018, 05:23:22 AM
In todays Sun paper yeah i know its not the best paper BUT there a write up on Fridays show & an interview they do with Simon Boyle hes was backstage with the boys page 20 & 21it says the band have no plans too stop rocking the boat on the road just yet it goes on but the rest is more about the screen & there Holidays etc
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: Clarky on November 02, 2018, 10:50:57 PM
I can't imagine we'll get another U2 album until late 2021 at the earliest.
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Post by: BONO31 on November 03, 2018, 01:56:20 AM
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I can't imagine we'll get another U2 album until late 2021 at the earliest.
watch the video at 10:04:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFATsqo6jLI
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: 64ac30 on November 03, 2018, 11:27:49 AM
The “Songs of “ are dead. The next album won’t be a “Songs of”. I’m sure there is a “Songs of Ascent” with mercy and winter. But it will never release, at least in the next 10 years, regardless of what adam says. They’re going to take a minimum 3 year gap. And if anyone truly believes they will do an achtung tour, which I HIGHLY doubt, then you should also believe that the next album will just get pushed further out by that nostalgia tour. We’ve already seen this before

2009-2011 tour
2012- break/record
2013- record
2014- record and re-record /overthink / release
2015 tour

2015-2018 tour
2019- year off
2020- first half year off
2020/2021- begin talking recording
2022- recording/ rethinking songs
2023- release maybe or rerecord
2024/25- stadium tour

Yeah, say goodbye to u2 for the next several years.
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Post by: BONO31 on November 03, 2018, 12:22:42 PM
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The “Songs of “ are dead. The next album won’t be a “Songs of”. I’m sure there is a “Songs of Ascent” with mercy and winter. But it will never release, at least in the next 10 years, regardless of what adam says. They’re going to take a minimum 3 year gap. And if anyone truly believes they will do an achtung tour, which I HIGHLY doubt, then you should also believe that the next album will just get pushed further out by that nostalgia tour. We’ve already seen this before

2009-2011 tour
2012- break/record
2013- record
2014- record and re-record /overthink / release
2015 tour

2015-2018 tour
2019- year off
2020- first half year off
2020/2021- begin talking recording
2022- recording/ rethinking songs
2023- release maybe or rerecord
2024/25- stadium tour

Yeah, say goodbye to u2 for the next several years.
Your calendar is not exactly correct
2014 release
2015 tour
2016
2017 tour + release
2018 tour

So where is the logic? It changes everytime!

Between "No Line On The Horizon" and "Songs of Innocence": 5 years. (And I'm not counting "Turn Off The Dark" release)
but between "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience": 3 years.

Plus, U2 changed their way of touring. They spend less time on the road each time.

I bet you'll be more surprised than me soon.
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Post by: 64ac30 on November 03, 2018, 05:31:10 PM
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The “Songs of “ are dead. The next album won’t be a “Songs of”. I’m sure there is a “Songs of Ascent” with mercy and winter. But it will never release, at least in the next 10 years, regardless of what adam says. They’re going to take a minimum 3 year gap. And if anyone truly believes they will do an achtung tour, which I HIGHLY doubt, then you should also believe that the next album will just get pushed further out by that nostalgia tour. We’ve already seen this before

2009-2011 tour
2012- break/record
2013- record
2014- record and re-record /overthink / release
2015 tour

2015-2018 tour
2019- year off
2020- first half year off
2020/2021- begin talking recording
2022- recording/ rethinking songs
2023- release maybe or rerecord
2024/25- stadium tour

Yeah, say goodbye to u2 for the next several years.
Your calendar is not exactly correct
2014 release
2015 tour
2016
2017 tour + release
2018 tour

So where is the logic? It changes everytime!

Between "No Line On The Horizon" and "Songs of Innocence": 5 years. (And I'm not counting "Turn Off The Dark" release)
but between "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience": 3 years.

Plus, U2 changed their way of touring. They spend less time on the road each time.

I bet you'll be more surprised than me soon.

My calendar is completely right considering they’re starting from scratch again. SOE began with SOI. Take 2019 off. Add 3 years. It’s now 2022. Tour won’t begin until 2023. And if you believe they’re doing achtung, then the album gets postponed another year. I feel bad for all the fans who missed out and the ones who think they’ll come back soon. And next time will definitely be the last.
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: xy on November 04, 2018, 09:33:23 AM
I say we won't hear from them until 2022 or 2021 with AB30 short tour before a regular tour or album.

I doubt it's the last time though, unless Larry can't handle it anymore.
Title: Re: "I assume there’ll be another album" Larry Mullen says
Post by: wons on November 06, 2018, 05:31:19 AM
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The “Songs of “ are dead. The next album won’t be a “Songs of”. I’m sure there is a “Songs of Ascent” with mercy and winter. But it will never release, at least in the next 10 years, regardless of what adam says. They’re going to take a minimum 3 year gap. And if anyone truly believes they will do an achtung tour, which I HIGHLY doubt, then you should also believe that the next album will just get pushed further out by that nostalgia tour. We’ve already seen this before

2009-2011 tour
2012- break/record
2013- record
2014- record and re-record /overthink / release
2015 tour

2015-2018 tour
2019- year off
2020- first half year off
2020/2021- begin talking recording
2022- recording/ rethinking songs
2023- release maybe or rerecord
2024/25- stadium tour

Yeah, say goodbye to u2 for the next several years.
Your calendar is not exactly correct
2014 release
2015 tour
2016
2017 tour + release
2018 tour

So where is the logic? It changes everytime!

Between "No Line On The Horizon" and "Songs of Innocence": 5 years. (And I'm not counting "Turn Off The Dark" release)
but between "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience": 3 years.

Plus, U2 changed their way of touring. They spend less time on the road each time.

I bet you'll be more surprised than me soon.

 And next time will definitely be the last.

Why do you say that? It may take a while in between records and tours, but its not because the band is not working. The writing and recording process has taken an average of four years for each album since, 1993, 25 years now, a quarter century. Also, they are a big band and like to launch big successful tours whether they are in the arena or stadium. In the concert business, popular veteran artist normally need to have at least a 3 year space between tours in order to achieve the maximum best business on each tour. Touring more frequently than that for a popular veteran artist usually achieves oversaturation and worse results in terms of attendance levels, demand levels per tour.

Check out the last minute of this video on Sting(age 65 in the following interview) when the interviewer brings up "retirement" and see what Sting says about that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOMFT5MvrrI

Sting - "retirement?" "I don't really understand that word." "I'm not gonna retire."

I think U2 is the same way and they are almost 10 years younger than Sting. Why stop doing what you love doing with people you love that you have been enjoying this experience since High School? Why stop? Stop and do what?