October 28, 2011 11:54

U2's Bono: 'We have to make hits if we are to survive'

Frontman continues to question the band's relevance as they prepare to re-issue 'Achtung Baby'

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U2 frontman Bono has questioned the band's future again, declaring that if the four-piece are to "survive" they need to come back with an album of hits.

The singer admitted they have struggled to produce hit singles over the last few years especially on their last LP 'No Line On The Horizon' with the first single off the record 'Get On Your Boots' failing to chart in the Top 10 while the remaining singles didn't even get into the Top 20.

Bono made the admission as the band prepare to re-issue their 1991 seminal album 'Achtung Baby', which spawned 1991 UK singles chart-topper 'The Fly', on Monday (October 31).

He told The Sun: "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.

Whether we can play music for small speakers of the radio or clubs or where people are living right now, remains to be seen, we have to go to that place again if we are to survive.

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.

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