Billboard has a story today that implies that U2 is nowhere close to a new release and tour plans have been pushed back to 2015. According to Andrew Hampp and Shirley Halperin of Billboard U2′s upcoming release and tour “has been virtually unrivaled”. Multiple sources now say that the band has rescheduled studio time to continue work on the 13th album, which was originally rumored to be released last fall. Apparently U2 have summoned the help of Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth to help get them over the finish line.
It’s been over 5 years since the last U2 release, which is the longest time span between any U2 release. When news hit twitter fans where understandable upset, bewildered. Here are some of the tweets posted earlier today:
— Stacey Jaros (@srj68) March 7, 2014
— Jon! (@lilikoililikoi) March 7, 2014
— Tim Neufeld (@timneufeld) March 7, 2014
— bethandbono (@bethandbono) March 7, 2014
— U2 Three Chords (@U2ThreeChords) March 7, 2014
Woke up from a cough syrup-induced nap (featuring Dee Snider WTF?) hoping the U2 album delay was only a dream. Nope. It’s …read more