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Old 02-04-2018, 03:50 AM   #1
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*Rumor* - Larry to retire after E+I tour

I have seen a few posts on Facebook from multiple people saying this and it appears to be gathering weight. I don’t know the original source but more and more people are talking about it and saying it. I don’t know if anyone knows about it on this forum or not but I thought I’d mention it as it’s worrying.

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Old 02-04-2018, 04:11 AM   #2
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I guess this justifies the confirmed rumour that Larry is not on board.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:04 AM   #3
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He's gonna do it, and all hell will break loose. ZOMG!!!!!!!
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:46 AM   #4
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Based on what/who ? What sources? What quote? Unless there is some ‘meat’ to this rumor, then its the same as me saying the toothfairy lives in Adam Clayton’s home.
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who cares if it's true. If enough people get on board, Larry will have no choice but to resign.

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I think they'll tour though 2019, potentially with a few stadium gigs back in Europe and the bigger NA markets, and then call it a day. Perhaps with a release of Songs of Ascent to close it off.
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:57 AM   #7
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I get the same vibe from Larry that you get from factory workers who hate their job, but they've got 29 years in and they're just gonna coast through this last year as painlessly as possible until they can retire.

This wouldn't surprise me at all. I hope Bono, Edge and Adam continue without him, even if it won't be the same. I had previously decided to not see a show this tour, mostly due to the distance between me and any nearby shows, and because I just saw them twice last year. But if Tom Petty's (my 2nd favorite music artist) death taught me anything, it's that as your favorite bands age, you never know when the last time will be. I'm so glad I caught Petty's 40th anniversary tour last summer. If this truly may be Larry's last tour, I gotta go. Luckily, there are plenty of tickets left for the 2nd Chicago show, so I'm gonna hit that one.
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I just can’t see them continuing U2 with another drummer.
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:02 AM   #9
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Wouldn’t be surprised if he called it quits , he looks bored on stage and his body language says as much
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:30 AM   #10
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I could see him retire from touring but still be part of studio recordings. Bono and Edge look like they really want to keep making new music.
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Anyone who followed U2 insider Messr. Fisher's posts has known about this for years. Larry wants to leave to concentrate on his acting career. One day you just start to realise that time is running out to check things off your bucket list, and you can only play the heavy to a certain age. The clock is ticking.

Now that the band is no longer broke thanks to the last two tours ("everything I ever lost now has been returned") the end is nigh. Or at least near.
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Well since U2 isnt built around his drumming they would be fine with about any drummer filling the shoes. The way they have described their working progress it seems it is The Edge The band with Bono as vocalist. The Edge seems to be pretty much the boss when it comes to creating new songs and sounds and then Bono fills in with lyrics. They are the ones that can’t be replaced but if Adam and Larry were no one except us die hard fans would notice.

And I wouldn’t hold it against him either if it is the fact he wants to do something else. He also has the pain to deal with.
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Well since U2 isnt built around his drumming they would be fine with about any drummer filling the shoes. The way they have described their working progress it seems it is The Edge The band with Bono as vocalist. The Edge seems to be pretty much the boss when it comes to creating new songs and sounds and then Bono fills in with lyrics. They are the ones that can’t be replaced but if Adam and Larry were no one except us die hard fans would notice.

And I wouldn’t hold it against him either if it is the fact he wants to do something else. He also has the pain to deal with.
Is he constantly in pain when performing
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Old 02-04-2018, 12:06 PM   #14
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Well, until this rumor gets shut down, here is what may be the first time Larry speaks in a band interview from May 1982.

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Anyone who followed U2 insider Messr. Fisher's posts has known about this for years.
Please tell me you're kidding...
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