U2 Hint at New LP, ‘Joshua Tree’ 30th Anniversary Shows in Christmas Video

U2 shared their big 2017 plans in a Christmas video message to fans, with the band primed to both release a new LP as well as honor one of their landmark albums.

“Happy Christmas everyone. Next year is going to be a big year for the U2 group,” Bono promised in the Facebook video, which featured the Edge playing “Little Drummer Boy. “We have Songs of Experience coming, and to honor 30 years of The Joshua Tree, we have some very, very special shows coming.”

Songs of Experience is the long-awaited follow-up to U2’s 2014 LP Songs of Innocence; their subsequent trek in support of the album was dubbed the Innocence + Experience tour.

“Early on it became obvious that we were working on two separate albums,” the Edge told Rolling Stone in September…