Well, That Narrows It Down for U2 Fans. A Bit. Or Not at All.

This is a shot of a record store display in Spain.  No real shock here because simply marketing dictates that a record from a band like U2 will be released in mid Q4 to capitalize on the Christmas shopping season.  

If history is any kind of indicator (and it should be; go back and look at U2 album release schedules of the past), we can expect the first single in either late August or early September.  If it’s out by September 30, it’ll be eligible for the Grammys in 2014.

My guess this is just an educated shot in the dark from an over-enthusiastic record store employee.  As you were, people.  Nothing new to see here.

(Via Bobby C)


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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.

One thought on “Well, That Narrows It Down for U2 Fans. A Bit. Or Not at All.

  • July 16, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    With the first single being rumored to be "Skyline" can a release date for the first single coincide with Sept 11???

    "It's early fall, there's a cloud in the New York skyline" The Hands That Built America, U2.

    Yes people way too much time on my hands!!


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