New U2 album due in May?

Lately, most U2-related news has dealt with the mishaps of their Spider-Man musical. But as previously reported, Bono and co. have as many as four new albums in the works, and of them, one could be hitting shelves as soon as this spring.

Fan website @u2 has discovered a listing for a new U2 album on the German version of While there’s almost no information included (the title is displayed as “New Album 2011”), a release date for May 27th does accompany the listing. The band has yet to confirm the date, but it does match up with what U2’s manager, Paul McGuiness, said in an interview to New Zealand website last November: “We are trying very hard to use this time in New Zealand and Australia to finish an album that will be released in the spring… It’s not so much recording as editing and polishing up lyrics and trying to getting it done by the date it needs to be delivered to the record company for release in May. It’s sounding great: lots of hits.”

In a separate interview with Australian newspaper The Age, Bono mentioned that the band’s Danger Mouse-produced project would most likely be the band’s next release. “We have about 12 songs with him,” he said. “At the moment that looks like the album we will put out next because it’s just happening so easily.”

The band’s representation has not yet responded to our requests for comment.

P.S. – Don’t forget to book your flight to Moncton.


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