New U2 Album in 2013. Probably, I’d Say

That news comes from manager Paul McGuinness.

First, a summary of all previous rumours.  

(1) The band has been working on a record allegedly entitled Songs of Ascent since sometime during the 360 Tour.

(2) U2 is always has pieces of music in various states of construction. It’s been said that they’re working on three different records concurrently.

(3) No Line on the Horizon was released on February 27, 2009.  Next month will mark its fourth anniversary, so a late year release of a new record would fall in line with U2’s album cycle.

Finally, the quote from McGuinness:  “2012 has been very busy. There’s always activity, so certainly expect a new record.”

If there’s an album, there will have to be a tour.  What could they possibly have in mind after what they did last time?  

Finally, think about this:  Would U2 go on the road at the same time as the Rolling Stones?  The timing of everything will be most interesting.

More here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “New U2 Album in 2013. Probably, I’d Say

  • January 2, 2013 at 5:06 am

    yes, yes, YES!! best news ever!

  • January 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Excited about a new album and tour for sure, but I hope the new album is better than the last one. I felt No Line On The Horizon was their weakest effort so far.


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