Last I had heard, it was equally likely that they would as that they wouldn't. After a little searching:
"We have to make hits if we are to survive."
"We've been on the verge of irrelevance for the last 20 years, dodged, ducked, dived, made some great work, I hope, along the way – and the occasional faux pas. But this moment now, for me feels like really close to the edge of relevance. We can be successful and we can play the big music and the big places."
The singer recently said he would be happy if U2 wrapped up their career now. He added that if the four-piece do return it will be some time before they resurface.
So, if could be a while? Weird. And here I thought they had two different hypothetical album ideas in waiting. Well, if this is accurate, their last "disappearance" birthed Achtung Baby
, so can't complain. I hope it doesn't take too long, though. Already been 3 years since No Line