Songs of Experience could be released as soon as September or October
by Brian Boyd, Irish Times
U2 have confirmed a new world tour for next year and that their next album, Songs of Experience could be released as soon as September or October of this year.
The band were talking to a Spanish fansite last week while in Valencia for the wedding of their childhood friend - Dublin optician, Reggie Manuel.
The new album will be a companion piece to 2014's Song of Innocence in that while the former album dealt with their teenage years on the Northside of Dublin, Songs of Experience will deal with the sudden rush of fame they had in the 1980's beginning with their Live Aid concert experience and becoming the biggest rock band in the world on the release of 1987's The Joshua Tree.
The Songs of Experience tour will begin in March 2017 and will take in the US, South America, Australia, Asia and Europe, with an outdoor Irish show in the summer of 2018 a distinct possibility.