U2 tease 2015 arena tour & London’s O2 Arena gig!

by Martin
Apple CEO Tim Cook & U2 at the Apple Event earlier this year
Apple CEO Tim Cook & U2 at their recent Apple Event

Apple CEO Tim Cook & U2 at their recent Apple Event

U2 made the headlines a few weeks ago at tech giant Apple’s new iPhone launch when CEO Tim Cook announced a new deal with the band and their new album.

Cook was joined on stage by U2 to reveal that everyone would get a copy of the new album directly onto their iOS device automatically (whether they liked it or not…)

While many fans were thrilled by this news, many were not and a lot of people were peeved that Apple had managed to force content onto their devices without prior consent. OOPS!

Apple were quick to react though and a tool was released to enable users to completely remove the album from their entire purchase history so it looked like it was never ever there.

Now it sounds like the band are planning on making their return to the stage at some point – as early as next year? Don’t worry though… We don’t think that will be forced onto you like the album was.

Frontman Bono has revealed in a new interview that the band hope to tour with their latest album ‘Songs Of Innocence’ across some of the UK’s biggest and best venues including the O2 arena.

U2 performing at the recent Apple Event

U2 performing at the recent Apple Event

Speaking with Absolute Radio about the tour that he believes will start next year he described the songs as the type of songs that will just “play themselves”.

Bono added: “We’re gonna try and play The O2 and places like that, more indoors than outdoors this time, but we’ll see where it takes us.”

“It’s exciting. We’ll be coming your way and these songs are the songs that, I think, will play themselves.”

‘Songs Of Innocence’ will officially be released on the 13th of October so if you haven’t yet had it on your device, you’ll be able to do so soon.

It will be interesting to see where the album places on the various charts around the world following its release considering how many copies were given away to iTunes users for free.