U2 on tour

The Edge:

“Touring will always be a very important aspect of what we do. When we’re in the studio, getting close to finishing a song, you inevitably start thinking about how it’s going to be performed. A song you don’t think you’d play live, that’s not a good song.”

Interesting. That’s exactly what I was thinking about when The Killers left the stage and U2 came on at the recent gig in Cardiff I went to. How could The Killers have ever imagined they’d be supporting U2 when they were writing Hot Fuss?

The quote is from an interesting piece in Wired by William Gibson.

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