Bono says “things are getting a little rough in America,” and that there is a different, more-polarized atmosphere since he and U2 performed at President Obama’s inauguration in January.
“I didn’t think it could come to this so quickly, after the joyous occasion of that election,” Bono said in an interview with The Associated Press on board the band’s plane. “I thought America was looking good. … Things are getting a little rough now.”
Bono also admits he and the band are struggling a bit themselves as sales of their album have been far lower than their previous CDs.
The band’s latest CD, “No Line on the Horizon,” sold a solid 1 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan. But the CD is the group’s slowest-selling CD in more than a decade. The sales represents a steep drop-off from 2004’s “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb,” which sold 3.2 million copies, and 2000’s 4.3 million seller, “All That You Can’t Leave Behind…”
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