Band could play two shows in each city
Elliot Mitchell

09:46 31st October 2014

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U2 have teased the possibility of doing two types of show when they eventually tour Songs of Innocence, one acoustic and one electric.

In the wake of news that the group wanted to 'start small' on their first run of dates since the gargantuan U2 360 tour, Adam Clayton has hinted that the shows may be completely different to anything they've done before.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, the bassist said: "There is talk of doing two different kinds of shows,” he continued, “One night would be a kind of loud, explosive rock’n’roll kind of event and then the other night’s show take the acoustic arrangements of some of the songs, and kind of present those songs in a much more intimate way. But we don’t really know how that’s going to sound and look.”

Watch footage from U2's 360 Tour below:

After forcing their new album onto Apple users' devices last month, U2 released Songs of Innocence physically on 13 October, the album is currently at no.13 in the UK album charts.

Below: 11 huge bands that to hurry up and announce a tour please

  • Muse: Last year, the Supermassive space rockers hinted at a 20th anniversary tour for 2014, the band are - on the surface at least - taking it easy after their huge shows at Coachella to focus on their 'rockier' new album. There's still time for some mental 20th anniversary shows before the year is out, so who knows?

  • The Strokes: Another band that have seemingly always been around, the ever temperamental Strokes are yet to announce a tour for 2014 apart from a handful of pretty big festival dates in the US. Sadly, The Strokes haven't played in the UK since Reading & Leeds in 2011, and for now at least it seems to be staying that way.

  • Foo Fighters: Despite hinting at a UK tour this autumn with the upload of a cryptic message to their Facebook page, Foo Fighters are yet to announce any such good news. With new material in the pipeline however, it shouldn't be too long before the band are doing what they do best again and performing live to thousands on a nightly basis.

  • Adele: With recent rumours of an impending 2014 comeback tour dismissed as nothing more than speculation, Adele fans will have to hold tight a little bit longer - maybe even until 2015. Seemingly spending her time focussing on a third studio album, Adele may well be saving herself for something special.

  • David Bowie: Reported to have experienced stage fright at the mere prospect of a live comeback performance, David Bowie has announced that their will be no live performances from him at any time in the near future. That said, with the recent announcement that more music is on it's way, so could we see him shock the world again and return to the stage?

  • Daft Punk: Despite the major success of 'Get Lucky' and album Random Access Memories, the robotic duo are yet to tour the record - and with the album fading into memory, there don't seem to be any signs of them doing so soon. Ambiguous in their reasoning, and seemingly happy to ignore the obvious financial benefits and mounted fan pressure, fans will just have to sit tight for now.

  • Lana Del Rey: Having just released a contender for album of the year in Ultraviolence, Lana Del Rey seemingly has no plans to follow-up her brilliant Glastonbury set and bring her new songs to a venue near you, which, to be honest, is a huge shame.

  • Led Zeppelin: Will they, won't they? So far, despite Jimmy Page's best efforts, it appears Robert Plant has no intention of reuniting the band for the huge tour they had been planning. With the prospect of one of the biggest tours to grace little old Blighty dwindling into nothingness, it may well be that history will not be made on this occasion.

  • Vampire Weekend: Despite the fact Vampire Weekend are gearing up for Reading & Leeds festival in August, the band have yet to announce a tour to follow. A stark opposite to last year, where the band wowed fans at some huge venues during a UK arena tour.

  • Madonna: Known for her on-stage antics as much as her music, Madonna, who last toured in 2012, excited fans when an Australian ticket website posted a mailing update for tickets to see her. Could a tour be coming? Time will tell.

  • The Vaccines: Having embarked upon some side-project related activity of late, The Vaccines have yet to announce a UK tour for 2014. That said, with a third album on its way at some point before the end of the year, it shouldn't be too long before the band want to show it off.

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