U2 wrapped up their Experience + Innocence tour Tuesday night and it may be a while before we heard from them again.
The show in Berlin was a make-up date for the one they had to postpone in September after Bono lost his voice. Tuesday he was in strong voice when he said, "We've been on the road for quite some time, just going on 40 years, and these last four years have been really something very special for us. We're going away now."
More than likely he was just reiterating what The Edge said May, which is that the band needs a break. "There’s been three tours that have been on each other’s heels pretty quickly," The Edge said. "I would say that we’ll probably take a little bit of a break at the end of this tour and regroup. There’s lots of ideas for the next records, but I think a bit of time off just to listen to music and to really feed our creative instincts is in order.”
U2 started this tour in May in Oklahoma. It followed last year's outing in support of the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree, and 2015's Innocence + Experience tour. Before that, their last tour was the 360-Degree in 2009, '10 and '11.