After recently completing the highest-grossing tour and working on a deluxe reissue on Achtung Baby, it seems that U2 aren't sure where they are headed next.
Posted on Oct 25, 2011 12:35 pm
After recently completing the highest-grossing tour of all time and working on a deluxe reissue on 1991's Achtung Baby, it seems that U2 aren't sure where they are headed next. In an interview with Rolling Stone, frontman Bono talked about questioning the band's relevance.
"I'm not so sure the future hasn't dried up," said Bono, who revealed he's been taking heat from his bandmates for such talk. "The band are like, Will you shut up about being irrelevant?'"
Although the singer said he'd be content with ending U2 in 2011 ("We'd be very pleased to end on No Line on the Horizon"), he also doubted that the band would actually stop. Bono said that working on the deluxe Achtung project has helped light the band's way to a possible future.
"Ironically, being forced to look back at this period reminds me of how we might re-emerge for the next phase," Bono said. "And that doesn't mean that you have to wear some mad welder's goggles or dress up in women's clothing. Reinvention is much deeper than that."
Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek, Gibson.com.