Bono has confirmed that U2 are planning an arena tour next year.
The 54-year-old singer revealed that the band are looking forward to promoting their new album Songs of Innocence, but they don't want to play outdoor gigs this time around.
Speaking to Absolute Radio's Christian O'Connell, Bono said: "We're gonna be touring. We're gonna start next year. We're gonna try and play the O2 and places like that, more indoors that outdoors this time, but we'll see where it takes us.
"It's exciting. We'll be coming your way and these songs are the songs that, I think . . . I think they will play themselves."
Bono further admitted that he finds it harder than ever to tour and leave his family.
He added: "Only if the songs are great can you bear leaving home. We all have families and mates and... so you know, you're looking for 11 great reasons to leave home and I think we've got them.
"You know what it's like now, it's like a whole city goes on the road with us. Our kids go out on the road, they get excited about it. It's like . . . yeah, it's kind of a whole . . . Dublin goes on the road."