Close friends and associates have know it for months but this week Bono made it official: U2 won't be embarking on a new world tour for a while.
And when they say for a while, they mean for years, possibly. Call it finding more than you were looking for.
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The Irish superstar told the press this week that while the band 'genuinely loved' their latest two-year 360 Tour, they are totally looking forward to a few nights in front of the television.
Speaking at the GQ Men of the Year Awards, Bono told Digital Spy: 'They say every tour is ten days too long. Not with this one. We genuinely loved every single night and at the end we were so sad.'
Accepting the award for Best Band, Bono added: 'Growing up is not what is meant to happen to a rock band. It has happened, we are now men.'
But that doesn't mean you can't have fun - and that may well be on the menu for the foreseeable future whilst they band enjoy the fruits of their labor - possibly in well appointed villas in the south of France.
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