Wednesday, July 23, 2014

U2 new album update

Media reports out of the UK suggest that U2 will release their new album before the end of 2014.

NME reports the follow-up to 2009's “No Line On The Horizon” will be issued in November.

Tabloid The Sun also reports that the band could perform at London's Roundhouse in September as part of this year's iTunes Festival.

"The U2 comeback is very much on for this year," said a source. "This album has been a real struggle for them to make. It's taken a long time and Bono didn't find it easy. But they're very confident now and are convinced the wait has been worth it."

New U2 music was expected this year, but a shakeup in the spring caused the group to delay the project’s original release schedule so that they could head back into the studio for new sessions with producers Ryan Tedder (of OneRepublic) and Paul Epworth (of Adele fame), with Danger Mouse remaining onboard as the project's central producer.

Music industry magazine Billboard also reported in the spring that a tour, initially on track for a mid-March announcement and September start date and booked by Live Nation's Global Touring division, will now begin in summer 2015.

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