It doesn’t take a “source close to the band” to know that no new album equals no new tour; however, the Mirror had to confirm the issue with such a source and then pronounce it news. In today’s Ireland edition, the tabloid reports that the band are so far behind schedule on production of the new album, they have decided against touring this year.
The Mirror’s source placed the blame on Bono, saying: “All plans for any live shows this year have been put on the backburner. The simple fact is they haven’t recorded enough songs for the new album. Bono’s been away a lot and that’s caused a few delays.”
The good news is that when the band do complete the album, they will likely tour worldwide (hey, South America, Australia, and Japan!). According to the source, “They want to stage a world tour and play bigger venues than ever after making their last one more intimate.”