My magic ball says they will aim to do summer outdoor summer gigs in UK/Ireland on back of SOE release, however my ball says this could be 2018/19, as other parts of the world are deserving of the bands attention. As they done the major venues last year in the UK/ IRE & Europe, it would be silly and unrealistic to expect them back in Europe 2017, bar the odd promo gig perhaps. It's just not early U2 anymore.
It matters not a lot to me though, just pleased that we know for sure that the band are cooking something awesome in the studio. The great thing now is that no matter where they play, or whenever that might be in the world - we can choose to listen in!
This whole period has just got an AB/ Zooropa thing about it for me, or a JT/ RnH vibe - two albums being released in relatively close proximity to each other - in the former, AB was out for 2 1/2 years before tracks were played live in Ireland to stadium crowds. In the later RnH tracks didn't air to stadium crowds in Ireland until over 4 years after it's release (in tandem with the AB + ZOO releases) - so its not like we haven't had to wait before!
'What time is it in the world?' God bless the internet!
Edited by yardie, 14 July 2016 - 08:30 PM.