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Five years after their last album, U2 plans a new record and a tour

2021-11-29T12:59:48.685Z

The Irish group plans to return to concerts for the thirtieth anniversary of Zoo TV, their immense world tour with a memorable stage set-up.



U2 is testing the waters. After unveiling

Your Song Saved My Life at the

beginning of November

, a title included in the soundtrack of the animated film

Tous en scène 2

, The Edge watermarked

Rolling Stone

that the Irish group is considering today on a new album.

“We're working on a bunch of new things,”

reveals the singer and guitarist. The project is barely concrete, but the enthusiasm to follow up

Songs of Experience

, U2's last studio album released in 2017, is present.

“I have so much fun writing and I don't necessarily have to think about what it's going to be like. Rather, it is about enjoying the experience of writing and not having toexpectations or limits ”,

tells the musician, David Howell Evans of his real name.

On the producers' side, the possibilities are, at this stage, all conceivable.

And, why not, new collaborations like The Edge were able to experience them with Dutch DJ Martin Garrix on the UEFA Euro 2020 song

We Are the People

.

“I really enjoyed working with Martin Garrix and hope to work with him in the future,” he

explains

.

But we haven't made any firm decisions on what the next thing will be regarding the staff.

I just don't know. ”

A tour modeled on Zoo TV in discussion

In December 2019, the band wrapped up their thirtieth anniversary tour of

Joshua Tree,

their fifth studio album. This year, it's the

Zoo TV Tour's turn

to blow out its thirty candles, the perfect opportunity to return to the stage.

“I would love it, and I couldn't rule it out,”

says The Edge.

I think Zoo TV is such a current idea. Back then, we were dealing with 24/7 information overload which didn't exist before. [...] I think

Zoo TV

could absolutely come back and be just as relevant. But we have not yet passed the stage of discussions. "

Between February 1992 and December 1993, this tour had taken U2 across the world to perform for 157 concerts. The songs sung are taken from the

Achtung Baby

and

Zooropa

albums

,

published in 1991 and 1993 respectively. The stage set of

The Zoo TV Tour

is, for the time, forerunner.

Dozens of giant televisions overlap and loop through images of the time, from the most insignificant to the most striking.

Humanitarian, political, ecology, the group multiplies the dissemination of committed messages.

During its concert at Wembley on August 11, 1993, U2 broadcast live by satellite the siege of Sarajevo as well as the testimonies of people there.

Sign, once again, that the group has always wanted to anchor in the news.

And if, in 1990 as in 2020, the media surge is still present, we can imagine that U2 aura will not ignore the covid.

Source: lefigaro

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