When will we hear a new album?

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When will we hear a new album?
« on: January 29, 2020, 06:56:37 PM »
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The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: When will we hear a new album?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 06:57:58 PM »
No 2040 option?  I heard from somewons that u2 were going to continue to play well into their 80's and beyond. 
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Re: When will we hear a new album?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2020, 06:59:23 PM »
I predict fall 2021 and a possible tour...possible.   
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Re: When will we hear a new album?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2020, 07:01:30 PM »
Yeah I went with late 2021. Tedder sounded confident they'd be making a new record soon.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: When will we hear a new album?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2020, 07:10:37 PM »
2021. If not, I'm gonna kick some U2 butt from here to eternity.  8)
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Re: When will we hear a new album?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2020, 07:22:06 PM »
2025.

I think U2's next tour will not be 'promoting' a new album, but a new compilation album, which will include a few new songs.  The JT2.0 tour has given them an appetite for that kind of back catalogue tour.



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Re: When will we hear a new album?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2020, 07:38:21 PM »
Strong rumour last year there'll be a new album with a worldwide farewell tour (the traditional big U2 tour, that is) over 3 years with a final album released during the tour. But it all depends on the schedules of 213 producers required to work on every song.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: When will we hear a new album?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2020, 07:59:51 PM »
Strong rumour last year there'll be a new album with a worldwide farewell tour (the traditional big U2 tour, that is) over 3 years with a final album released during the tour. But it all depends on the schedules of 213 producers required to work on every song.

Making a new album is a major investment in time and energy with relatively little financial reward.  It's much easier to tour, there's no real need to have a new album in order to tour, and I predict in the future U2 will change their touring habits and tour a little and often.  Just look how much they grossed on their short tour last year. 

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Re: When will we hear a new album?
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2020, 08:01:33 PM »
I predict they'll promise an album for 2021 and it'll end up being 2022.

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Re: When will we hear a new album?
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2020, 08:06:33 PM »
When the Rolling Stones were at the current stage of U2's career, there was a gap of eight years between albums, but in between that time there was a compilation album with some new songs and a tour.  I predict U2 will do likewise.


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Re: When will we hear a new album?
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2020, 08:15:42 PM »
I'm think now early 2022 with the album bundled with tickets for the new tour again. It will make hitting #1 with the album easier than it would be if it was released near Christmas in November/December 2021 when the album release schedule can often get crowded. I also think the impact of Christmas on sales, which would be primarily physical albums as gifts is too low now to be that relevant.

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Re: When will we hear a new album?
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2020, 08:16:42 PM »
I'm think now early 2022 with the album bundled with tickets for the new tour again. It will make hitting #1 with the album easier than it would be if it was released near Christmas in November/December 2021 when the album release schedule can often get crowded. I also think the impact of Christmas on sales, which would be primarily physical albums as gifts is too low now to be that relevant.

How about releasing it in time for Father's Day?


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Re: When will we hear a new album?
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2020, 09:41:26 PM »
I'm think now early 2022 with the album bundled with tickets for the new tour again. It will make hitting #1 with the album easier than it would be if it was released near Christmas in November/December 2021 when the album release schedule can often get crowded. I also think the impact of Christmas on sales, which would be primarily physical albums as gifts is too low now to be that relevant.

How about releasing it in time for Father's Day?

That'll be the remastered HTDAAB with bonus b-side reboot single.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: When will we hear a new album?
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2020, 09:43:06 PM »
When the Rolling Stones were at the current stage of U2's career, there was a gap of eight years between albums, but in between that time there was a compilation album with some new songs and a tour.  I predict U2 will do likewise.
I doubt it. I think U2 has already got plans for the next album. I suspect it will be another 21 months or so before we hear it. I seriously doubt it will be called "Songs of Ascent" though. I think they will try to "dream it all up again" but I have little confidence it will be stellar.
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Re: When will we hear a new album?
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2020, 09:46:28 PM »
If it's as good as the last three albums, I will be happy. Very happy.