The Edge recently chatted with the Telegraph and addressed the worried fans who doubted U2’s future. However, it seemed his chat didn’t ease some fans’ worries, so Telegraph’s Neil McCormick released an exclusive excerpt from the rocker’s interview on Twitter, assuring anyone that the band was there to stay together.
On a previous note, it was reported that drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. wouldn’t join his bandmates in their upcoming Las Vegas residency due to a recent surgery. This news led to speculations that U2 was on the edge of a breakup, so the guitarist had the intervene and clear the air from all the rumors.
He discussed how no one could be more disappointed that Larry wouldn’t be there for the residency. It was obvious that for the Edge and his bandmates, U2 was more than a successful rock act; it was a commitment. There only had been a handful of shows they’ve missed in the act’s lengthy career, and they would miss the drummer terribly during the Vegas shows.
The rocker on Mullen, Jr.’s absence from their Las Vegas residency:
“No one is more disappointed than us that Larry won’t be joining us in Vegas. We made a commitment. In the history of U2, you can count the shows we’ve missed on the fingers of one hand.
The people who are going to miss Larry the most, I think, will be Bono, Adam, and myself. It’ll be strange to turn around and not see him behind us after all these years. But the shows will be amazing.”
However, some fans seemed to have worries about U2’s future despite all the rocker’s assurance. So, McCormick decided to share some bits of the Edge’s chat that didn’t make it to the final cut to ensure any doubts that there was no chance for a break-up anytime soon.
Neil’s tweets on sharing the rocker’s exclusive excerpt:
“I really don’t know how much clearer Edge could be about his faith in the future of U2. But because some fans are still doubtful, I’m going to share quotes that didn’t make the Telegraph article, clarifying why Bono, Edge & Adam are playing Vegas without Larry.”
The Edge’s words on U2’s firm bond with one another, shutting the door on any chance for a break-up:
“So, every time I think of quitting, I kind of reinvent U2. We all know that we shine brighter by being in proximity to each other. That’s why it’s going to be very difficult to break up U2 – simply, it works so well for us all.”
The rocker made it clear that he and his bandmates did not intend to call it quits anytime soon and go their own ways. It felt to the Edge that they strengthened and helped each other become the best versions of themselves. So, if you have worries that U2 will disband, your doubts should dissipate with ease.
I really don’t know how much clearer Edge could be about his faith in the future of @U2. But because some fans are still doubtful, I’m going to share quotes that didn’t make the @Telegraph article, clarifying why Bono, Edge & Adam are playing Vegas without Larry (thread…) pic.twitter.com/00qPos57tN
— Neil McCormick (@neil_mccormick) March 4, 2023
Originally published at www.theshocknews.com