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Old 08-28-2010, 05:14 PM   #1
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Last U2 Album Ever

Hi all.

I was just wondering, when do you all think U2 will release their final ever album? We all know that they're getting old now, and it may be many years from now until they stop releasing albums as U2. But it will happen one day. And I'm just curious as to when do you all think this will be?

PS - We are all U2 fans here. So I do not want any posters being overly-defensive and flaming me. U2 is my favourite band, and many other people's here, but we must all face the fact that it will end one day, and so I'm just curious as to when you think that will be.
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:19 PM   #2
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Probably around Christmas 3190.
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:23 PM   #3
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Only time will tell, in all seriousness U2 could still be recording for a long time, it's touring that will end first.

I have a feeling this is their last stadium tour. Their touring will change quite a bit after this.

Because of this and the changing market, I think U2's recording may change as well. It might not be full albums anymore, there may be less concentration on songs that are tour worthy, this could be a very exciting time for U2 if they allow it to be.

On top of that, you have all the unreleased material that may surface.
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I have no clue. But I do know it's gonna be bad ass hard to top this tour. They'll most likely go back to arenas in the US and do something smaller, like Elevation was to Popmart. But recording is a whole different thing. They can do that literally till their bodies can't take no more. I guess they'll keep making music until the chemistry's gone. Which I hope will take a long time.
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I have a feeling this is their last stadium tour. Their touring will change quite a bit after this.
I completely disagree with this actually. as they get older, they can play fewer shows but to more people. Won't necessarily have to be a gigantic spectacle, but it'll help save bono's voice as he gets older. Instead of playing 8 shows in NYC they only need to play 2 to play to just about the same number of people if they play in Giants stadium.
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I completely disagree with this actually. as they get older, they can play fewer shows but to more people.
I agree

I think it all depends on the health of all 4 of them how long they keep going
sound obvious enough I know
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I believe the end of U2 will come about for health reasons more than any other factor. When they can no longer go on long tours I suspect they would shut things down. That would be the moment they face their musical mortality. U2 always works in big terms. Could they or would they even want to work in suddenly very small terms? I do not think so.

Therefore my guess is that the last U2 album comes around 2014. If 360 ends in 2011, how long before another tour? Two or three years at least? With an album in 2013 or 2014 we can expect a tour stretching into 2015 or 2016. Six, seven or eight years from now what kind of shape will the band be in? That's where I see the band calling it a day.
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I completely disagree with this actually. as they get older, they can play fewer shows but to more people. Won't necessarily have to be a gigantic spectacle, but it'll help save bono's voice as he gets older. Instead of playing 8 shows in NYC they only need to play 2 to play to just about the same number of people if they play in Giants stadium.
I see what you are saying, but isn't that what they're doing with this tour? I just think financially it will be a little difficult, but who knows maybe with a better economy and advertising it's their last the demand will be met.
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Look at the Rolling Stones. They haven't been relevant for quite a while now in terms of albums but they can still do massive tours. As for their last album I think they'll stop when someone has health problems.
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i also think they'll stop when health problems become an issue, but i also think they'll announce beforehand it'll be their last album, tour, whatever. now watch all of this be wrong.
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Look at the Rolling Stones. They haven't been relevant for quite a while now in terms of albums but they can still do massive tours. As for their last album I think they'll stop when someone has health problems.
Exactly!!

The name U2 alone will fill stadiums period.

No need for advertising its their last or anything even similar really.

Anyone who has been following U2's tours should know that suggesting they will need a big "farewell hype" is just flat out silly.

The farewell hype is just that most of the time, hype. If I had a dollar for every farewell tour the Eagles have done, I'd be rich. Bands always say they are done, its always rumored, and it never happens.

I also don't get the suggestions that next album/tour will necessarily be their last.

They signed with LiveNation through 2020 or thereabouts, plus Bruce, The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, etc all have very successful tours and are much older than U2 will be in 2014/15.

I could go on.....Tina Turner, John Fogerty, hell, Ozzy Osbourne was about Bono's age or maybe even a bit older when the annual OzzFest tour started.

I could see some more stadium tours, if only because Bono especially seems to really, really like the whole basing out of Nice or Dublin or NYC and flying out to do shows every few days.

I could also see some shorter arena tours happening between albums that are more focused on just having fun with the catalogue and playing a rock show. I think Lovetown may be a pretty good template for how tours will go when U2 is not promoting a big album.

I for one would love to see U2 going back into the arenas they played on JT and Elevation, or even into smaller venues like a House of Blues for a run of shows. I could just imagine how awesome it would be to have a 5 or 6 night U2 residency around St Patrick's Day at the House of Blues in Boston.

As everyone else has said, it will be health or chemistry issues that ultimately decide when they will call it quits. U2 have always been adamant that if decline in quality comes before decline in health and they feel they can't make their best work anymore, they will give themselves the proverbial bullet to the head.
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My guess is that they'll release their last in a decade - 15 years.
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I um, don't even like to think about it . . . but concur that health (well, the lack of it to be more precise) will be the single biggest influence on the bands decision to keep recording and / or touring . . . now can we talk about something a little more pleasant . . . I have known this band longer than my hublet and, well . . . somebody hold my hand


Seriously though, I just hope they keep making music as long as they can; whether they remain relevant doesn't matter one jot to me . . . I just enjoy the product of their creativity
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When U2 starts booking shows in Atlantic City I would say
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Only time will tell, in all seriousness U2 could still be recording for a long time, it's touring that will end first.

I have a feeling this is their last stadium tour. Their touring will change quite a bit after this.

Because of this and the changing market, I think U2's recording may change as well. It might not be full albums anymore, there may be less concentration on songs that are tour worthy, this could be a very exciting time for U2 if they allow it to be.

On top of that, you have all the unreleased material that may surface.
Agreed! Touring of this size won't happen again. I don't think. They might do couple of more smaller tours, but then I think the end will be near. Nowever, album releases will be around for some time
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