Today In U2 Rumors: Album Finished, Video Shooting In Nice

The past few months have been peppered with hints at what U2 have up their sleeves: the Super Bowl single “Invisible,” a recording from their Bono’s beach house, and some conflicting chatter about when it will be released, the current theory being that it will be out sometime this year. Here are two more rumors to add fuel to the fire…

The Irish Times reports that a music industry insider said that the release schedule will go something like this: “single in September, album September-October, tour announced December, first date April next year.” Apparently, the album has been done for months but the label decided to not release it during the summer. There was also a last-minute scramble to come up with a big single for the album and they brought in Adele producer Paul Epworth to help. At a music conference in May, former U2 manager Paul McGuinness talked about the album, “It’s great. It’s very different from what they have done so far but still sounds like U2. Bono sings better than ever. As he gets older his voice is even more interesting.” Now that the album appears to be finished, the next step is promotion: fansite @U2 points to a tweet (in French) from Concept K Design indicating that a video is currently being filmed in Nice. We’ll see what comes out over the next few months — it’s been five years since U2′s last album, No Line On The Horizon.

[Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty.]

Comments (10)
    • Yup. Exactly what i thought when I saw April, especially with mutual interest from U2 and Paul Tollett.

      • Newwwoooo. I hope they do Bonnaroo too. I had to agree to go on a vacation with the lady in April. Nooo NOOOOOOOOOO.

        God damnit…

        On another note, as a die-hard, I really hope this album goes back to the craziness they possessed in the 90s.

  1. sort of bracing myself for this because i know i’m going to listen to it

  2. anyone else remember when this was supposed to come out just a few months after ‘no line’?

  3. This is great news for fans of the podcast U Talking U2 to Me?

  4. as much shit as U2 get, i still think they have a good ‘un left in them.

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