Edge: U2 Planning Concert DVD
U2 is planning to tape a show from its Elevation world tour for future broadcast, guitarist the Edge said during a chat on the group's official Web site. The artist said the show will probably be broaU2 is planning to tape a show from its Elevation world tour for future broadcast, guitarist the Edge said during a chat on the group's official Web site. The artist said the show will probably be broadcast around Thanksgiving, after which point an accompanying DVD will be released.
The Edge also said that while "there's a lot of beginnings" for new songs, U2 doesn't expect to debut any of them during the course of the tour. "I find it really hard to write on the road. Sometimes guitar riffs and chord patterns, but really until we're all into rehearsals together, that's when everything's going off, that's when the best U2 songs come together," he says. "Until we get into a full few months of writing, I don't think we're going to come up with anything finished."
During future shows, look for U2 to unveil songs that have yet to be played live from its most recent Interscope album "All That You Can't Leave Behind." "We set out to make an album of songs which could all be played live," he says. "We have played seven of them so far and we might add more in by the time we get to Europe."
The Edge was also asked if U2 had any plans to compile rare tracks for public consumption. "We have so much stuff that should not and probably will never see the light of day, but in there, there are also some great things that have never been released," he offered. "At some point we'll start looking through what we've got and putting something together. But there's no appetite to do it, at the moment we're so into new songs and new records."
The North American leg of the tour ends Friday (June 22) in East Rutherford, N.J. European dates kick off July 6 in Copenhagen.