Bono: U2 'On The Verge Of Irrelevance'

Singer wants 'intimate show' at O2 Arena...
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Bono is his own worst enemy.

The lead singer with one of the planet's biggest rock groups, Bono's every public utterance seems to be picked up by critics and naysayers.

That said, he doesn't help himself. Dropping past Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show last night (February 3rd) Bono answered a few questions about U2's new album - and their touring plans.

"We're on the verge of irrelevance" said the Irish singer. "You have to make stuff relevant to you and where you're at, make an honest account of what you're going through. If that's relevant to other people, great. But we don't know." (via NME)

New track 'Invisible' was released as a free download yesterday (February 3rd) and acts as an introduction of sorts to the band's new album. "We went back to why we wanted to be in a band in the first place. We were listening to the Ramones and Kraftwerk – you can hear both on 'Invisible'. It opened up a whole valve for me writing, it was like a damburst of sorts."

Aiming to get back to their roots, U2 are seemingly planning to open their forthcoming tour with some indoor dates. "We love those big outdoors shows – we've had some of the best nights of our lives (playing those). For this album, we're going to start indoors. We'd like to play the O2 (Arena). Sometimes it's nice to play intimate things like that."

So that's Bono: on the "the verge of irrelevance" and looking forward to "intimate things" like an O2 Arena concert...

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