U2 disc set for April release

U2 disc set for April release

U2's new album will be released in April 2014.

U2 are finishing off their 13th disc in the studio.

The 'Elevation' rockers have been in the studio finishing their 13th album before Christmas and are set for an early spring release.

The album has been produced by Danger Mouse, best known for being half of Gnarls Barkley with Cee Lo Green as well as producing The Black Keys and Norah Jones.

U2 disc set for April releaseAdam says the new album is a blast from the past.

Bass player Adam Clayton, has said of the as-yet-untitled record: "I think it's a bit of a return to U2 of old, but with the maturity, if you like, of the U2 of the last 10 years. It's a combination of those two things and it's a really interesting hybrid."

The band - completed by Bono, Larry Mullen Jr. and The Edge - are said to be looking for a corporate partner to help them announce the album in a Super Bowl commercial next February.

U2 disc set for April releaseU2 manager, Paul McGuinness (right), is handing the band over to Madonna's manager.

Meanwhile, the 'Where the Streets Have No Name' band's manager, Paul McGuinness - who has been with them since the star of their career - says he is going to be less involved with the group and is handing the reins over to Madonna's manager Guy Oseary.

A statement said: "It could be seen as slightly poor etiquette for a manager to consider retiring before his artist has split, quit or died, but U2 have never subscribed to the rock and roll code of conduct.

"As I approach the musically relevant age of 64 I have resolved to take a less hands-on role as the band embark on the next cycle of their extraordinary career.

"I am delighted that Live Nation - who with Arthur Fogel have been our long term touring partners - have joined us in creating this powerful new force in artist management.

"I have long regarded Guy Oseary as the best manager of his generation and there is no one else I would have considered to take over the day-to-day running of our business."

More in this Section

Anton Du Beke breaks 17-series duck to score maximum 10s on StrictlyAnton Du Beke breaks 17-series duck to score maximum 10s on Strictly

British actor set to play Bill Clinton in TV dramaBritish actor set to play Bill Clinton in TV drama

Kim Kardashian West meets with death row inmateKim Kardashian West meets with death row inmate

Taylor Swift’s former record label hits back over singer’s awards ban claimTaylor Swift’s former record label hits back over singer’s awards ban claim


Kate Tempest’s Vicar Street show began with the mother of all selfie moments. The 33 year-old poet and rapper disapproves of mid-concert photography and instructed the audience to get their snap-happy impulses out of the way at the outset. What was to follow would, she promised, be intense. We should give ourselves to the here and now and leave our phones in our pockets.Kate Tempest dives deep and dark in Dublin gig

Des O'Sullivan examines the lots up for auction in Bray.A Week in Antiques: Dirty tricks and past political campaigns

Following South Africa’s deserved Rugby World Cup victory I felt it was about time that I featured some of their wines.Wine with Leslie Williams

All your food news.The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

More From The Irish Examiner