Rumors have been swirling for the last couple of years on when U2 would release it’s next album. A purported photo of the alleged album track listing and title was leaked over the summer (although nothing was acknowledged) with the band indicating a fall or winter release. However, the release date seems to have changed (again) recently when Bono spoke to David Letterman last week indicating the album would be released “when God wants it to be [released]” and that fans expect nothing short of a great album.
A new report from showbiz411.com on Monday indicates the album has been pushed back to early spring 2014. The album, the band’s first since 2009’s No Line On The Horizon, will be U2’s 13th studio effort. Showbiz411 reports the album is pretty much complete and that work has begun on artwork, videos and other related items surrounding the album’s release.
On June 3rd, we reported the band was wrapping up work mixing their album with Danger Mouse at Electric Lady Studios in New York City where members of the band had been spotted inside and out of the studio.
The album has had a series of delays
@U2 reports that a day earlier on June 2nd, crew members were spotted packing up guitarist The Edge’s gear and moving it out of the studio. It has been believed that the band were not tracking any music, but just mixing the final product. However, the band took time out from inside the studio to shoot a video of an acoustic version of “Sunday Bloody Sunday” on the studio roof for Inside Out, a global art project transforming messages of personal identity into works of art, among other smaller performances.
In January, drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. stated the band expects to release the CD in September while in March, bassist Adam Clayton gave a September, October, November time frame. As the end of the year closely draws near, it seems more realistic that the still untitled album will be released in 2014, but we just don’t know when.
We are following this news and will post any official announcements as soon as they are made.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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