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"Forming U2 was a way out — it was also a way in to expressing how I felt constructively, as opposed to banging my own or somebody else's head off a wall." — Bono, 1980

Edge: We're 95% Confident Bono Will Make European Leg

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Following today's news that the 2010 U2 360 North American Tour has been postponed, Edge did a brief radio interview on KROQ-FM in Los Angeles. He reiterated earlier statements about Bono's disappointment over postponing the tour and the need to focus on making sure Bono gets well. Regarding the next leg of the tour, Edge said:

"We're 95% confident that Bono will be back in time for our European leg. The doctors are saying minimum of eight weeks. Now, I know Bono, and we're gonna have to chain him down to stop him from getting back out there. But we will endeavour to make sure that he doesn't go back too soon, which would be the danger. So, yeah, I'd say mid-August we'll be back."

The European leg of the tour is due to start on August 6th in Turin, Italy. So Edge's comments make it sound like there's a chance at least some of those shows may be postponed, too. Edge also spoke about the new song U2 had written specifically for the Glastonbury Festival performance, a song we'll all have to wait to hear. And he hinted that U2 may put out some new material soon, without going the traditional album route:

"We're very excited about our next project. Our question now is, What's the quickest way we can get this stuff out? It's so about this moment. We almost don't want to wait until we put a new CD together, but we'll see."

To save bandwidth, we've posted audio of the final three minutes of this interview on our blog.