By Tim Staskiewicz
It looks like it’s going to be a busy holiday season for U2.
Bono, The Edge, Larry, and Adam have been working on their follow up album to their 2014 release, Songs Of Innocence, but it’s not quite done yet.
“We’ve been working on a record and we’ve been hemming and hawing about whether it’s finished or not,” Adam Clayton tells Irish radio network RTÉ. “We’ve decided it’s not finished. We’re going to work up until Christmas.”
WZLX music director, and noted U2 expert, Carter Alan echoed Clayton’s comments.
“The problem on this forthcoming album is one they’ve had in the past – they keep coming up with great new material that they record constantly, rendering the older material obsolete,” Alan, author of U2: The Road to Pop told WZLX.com. “The album never gets done!”
Songs Of Experience will be the band’s 14th studio album, that they’re hoping to have out in the early Spring.
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“I wish we were a little bit more definite about our scheduling because people have been expecting it,” Clayton continued in the interview. “But it’ll be out next year, maybe March/April. That’s the plan, but I’m not confirming it.”
“Once Songs Of Experience – an album that Bono said will be more aggressive than the previous Songs Of Innocence – appears, the band will head out on a new world tour,” Alan says. “It should prove daunting to out do themselves technically with the show production, but the musical performance is never in question.”
Carter Alan’s prediction is in line with Bono’s comments made to a Spanish U2 fan page, “The second part of the tour is for 2017.”
“The band has promised to head out on another world tour,” says Alan. “If they don’t play Boston, it’s a sure sign of the apocalypse!”