Tuesday 6 December 2016

Bono confirms U2 will embark on another world tour next year

Geraldine Gittens

Published 03/08/2016 | 14:04

U2 Songs of Innocence
U2 Songs of Innocence

U2 singer Bono has confirmed that the band will embark on another world tour next year.

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The lead singer told Spanish fan group ‘U2 en Espana’ that both a new album, and a new tour, are on the way.

“It’s [the new record] not finished yet but you will like it. In terms of lyrics it is stronger than WAR, it has more clarity.”

“The second part of the tour is for 2017... you might see a few things in September or October though.”

Adam Clayton also confirmed that the new record and tour would be “soon... in the next six months.”

The group made over €122m in ticket sales on their sell-out Innocence + Experience world tour.

It was the third best-earning tour in 2015.

The Beautiful Day stars were beaten to the top two slots by One Direction and Taylor Swift, who made an eye-popping €192m and €200m respectively.

Bono and his bandmates also landed on Billboard's top 25 Boxscores for their eight-night gig in Madison Square Garden in July.

This made €19m from almost 150,000 audience members.

The band's previous tour, called U2 360°, holds the top spot for the highest-grossing tour of all time. Running between 2009 and 2011, it took in a massive €679m.

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