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Adam Clayton: Tour, New Material Coming Toward End of 2016

Q magazine also names two previously unknown songs

Adam Clayton has told Q magazine that U2 is planning to restart the Innocence + Experience tour -- with new material -- "towards the end of the year," a reference to 2016. The quote, along with a couple song titles that we haven't seen mentioned anywhere else, appears in the just-published February 2016 issue and serves as part of the magazine's 2016 preview.

You can read the full article via the scan below, but here's the relevant quote from Adam about the band's new album and its timing with more concert dates:

"The intention was always that we started on the Innocence album and go through to the Experience album. We'll start the show up with additional material towards the end of the year. We like the idea that there's a rounding of the circle."

Speaking of the new album, Adam says U2 is "really optimistic that we're on top of our game and we can finish this one quickly, but you never know until you get under the bonnet and get the screwdriver out." The Edge is quoted as saying U2 still has some songwriting to do, but could probably finish recording the existing songs in "four to six weeks."

The article also mentions two song titles -- "Landlady" and "Where The Shadows Fall" -- that we haven't seen anywhere before. We'll be adding them shortly to our U2 new album page.

U2 article in Q magazine (Feb. 2016 issue)