Bono ended U2’s concert in Berlin on Tuesday night (Nov. 13) with some intriguing words about the band’s near future. “We’ve been on the road for quite some time, just going on 40 years, and this last four years have been really something special for us,” Bono told the crowd at the end of the show. “We’re going away now.”
Although U2 did not elaborate on Bono’s message, fans are wondering what the comment means for the future of the band after a flurry of activity over the past two years, including a 30th anniversary tour in support of The Joshua Tree, the Dec. 2017 release of Songs of Experience and the nearly five-month global Experience stadium tour . Bono expressed his touring fatigue in an October interview with The Times, calling the band’s current Innocence + Experience tour “particularly demanding.” “I can’t do as much as I used to,” Bono confessed.