According to atu2.com
's long-awaited new studio album, reportedly titled "No Line On The Horizon
", is tentatively scheduled for release on November 14, 2008 via Universal Music Group (November 17 in the UK and rest of Europe, and most likely November 18 in North America). The band's record company has already registered the internet domain name nolineonthehorizon.com
- prompting speculation this will be the new record.
Earlier this week a 19-strong film crew headed to the Spanish city of Cadiz to shoot a video for the band's first single from the new album although the band were not believed to be present. An insider also said the U2
machine is gearing up for the release of one of the most keenly-awaited albums in recent years.
"The album is more or less all in the bag except for a few minor details,
" the source revealed. A lot of people have been waiting a long time for this album as they do with every U2
album. "But the word coming out is that the band is very, very happy with the end product and when U2 are happy it should be quite a piece of work. They're not easy to please.
"No Line On The Horizon
" will be the first original work since the band released the smash-hit "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
" in November 2004. It sold an incredible 10 million copies and picked up eight Grammy Awards.
are also expected to announce details of a huge worldwide tour, which would almost certainly include a number of nights at the new O2 Arena in the Dublin Docklands - formerly known as the Point Theatre.
In a flurry of activity, the group have just re-released their first three albums - "Boy
" and their 1983 classic, "War
" - in extended formats and with previously unreleased tracks.