U2 frontman Bono has been speaking about the band’s upcoming 2015 tour for their new album Songs Of Innocence.
It’s been an eventful few weeks for the Irish lads, complaints over album giveaways and doctored photos of their new album artwork, hasn’t dampened their spirits.
Bono has announced that the band would like to tour indoor venues. This would certainly be a departure, from their usually massive stage shows.
The Zoo TV Tour was an elaborately staged performance featuring dozens of large video screens that showed visual effects, video clips, and flashing text phrases. The PopMart Tour featured a lavish stage design, complete with a 165-foot wide LED screen, a 100-foot high golden arch, and a large mirror-ball lemon.
Most recently, the 360 Tour had a massive four-legged structure nicknamed ‘The Claw,’ which enabled the audience to see the band from all angels.
The forthcoming tour sounds more in line with the stripped down Elevation Tour or elements of the Vertigo Tour. Bono said, “It’s exciting. We’ll be coming your way and these songs are the songs that, I think, will play themselves.”
Bono told Absolute Radio, “We’re going to be touring. We’re going to start next year. We’re going try and play The O2 [in London] and places like that, more indoors than outdoors this time, but we’ll see where it takes us.”
So does this mean Croker and the Aviva are going to be shunned for the 3Arena? Nobody is quite sure yet, but if the Irish concerts are held in an indoor venue, U2 could possibly set a record for consecutive nights played.
Songs Of Innocence gets its official physical release on October 13th.