Monday, January 31, 2011

U2: new album due in May?

Last summer, Bono told Rolling Stone that U2 have as many as four records ready to go. “We have “Songs of Ascent,” which is the meditative work that was meant to complement “No Line on the Horizon.” We've got a rock album. We also have a club-sounding album. And then we have the Spider-Man (musical) stuff.”

Well, looks like the first of the four may be on track for this spring.

U2 fan website @u2 has discovered a listing for a new album on the German version of here.

No details are provided, (the title is displayed simply as “New Album 2011″), Amazon does include a release date of May 27 in the listing.

While the band has not confirmed anything on this news, the information does sync up with what U2′s manager, Paul McGuiness, said in an interview to New Zealand website last November: “We are trying very hard to use this time in New Zealand and Australia to finish an album that will be released in the spring… It’s not so much recording as editing and polishing up lyrics and trying to getting it done by the date it needs to be delivered to the record company for release in May. It’s sounding great: lots of hits.”

Stay tuned.

U2 – Get On Your Boots
Ernst Happel Stadion - Vienna, Austria - August 30, 2010

See also:

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