An interview with Adam Clayton in the U2 member’s section (I also noticed atu2.com picked this up) indicates that U2 are considering putting out an EP in the short-term based on new songs they are road testing. Here’s the critical part of that interview:
“We’ve been doing some rehearsing, but mainly we’ve been doing recording. That was the one thing that Bono was able to do during his recovery, so we’ve done quite a lot of recording. We’ve got quite a lot of tunes put away and we’re gonna toss a few out into the show and see how they go down. If we could get, I don’t know, maybe four songs into the show, it gives us a chance to get to know the songs better. It gives us a chance to evaluate how they play in front of a crowd and then you know if you’re really, kind of, communicating. So you can kind of tweak them.
“We’re kind of trying to break it up a bit. You know, the idea of doing another big record and going away for a long time doesn’t appeal to us. But the idea of putting out tracks in the show and seeing what happens to them, maybe putting out a little EP at some point — these are all possibilities we’re thinking about.”
Give that we’ve already heard 3 new songs and the possibility of a fourth one coming is amazing!! I’m hoping we get North Star returning to play in Hannover or perhaps Denmark this week!