When is the new album out?

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Zoo adam

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When is the new album out?
« on: March 06, 2021, 04:38:02 AM »
The regular question every few years on U2 forums.  It's 4 years since SOE.

They did say they had completed an album & were going to release it after Covid. With vaccinations taking place, seems like a good time to release a couple of promo songs.

An album can follow in the summer. A tour later in the year or in 2022.

Whenever a tour happens it will be huge, it's U2 & people will want to attend concerts again. If the new songs are good, fans will want to hear them live.

There has been no long JT tour. Biden was elected in 2020 which was predicted. So they can't justify a delay on these grounds.

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Re: When is the new album out?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2021, 06:31:48 AM »
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Re: When is the new album out?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2021, 08:47:27 AM »
Another valid question could be who actually wants a new u2 album?

Unless there is a sea change from them, i'd say saying 'no not bothered' would be a reasonable position to take.

I personally think they are done and should call it a day.

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Re: When is the new album out?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2021, 08:49:19 AM »
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Re: When is the new album out?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2021, 10:48:40 AM »
I loved SOE. Not my favorite album by far but I liked it more than SOI and I think it contains a few wonderful songs. Hence I want to hear the follow up.

That said... I’m not holding my breath. U2 is one of the very few artists that have not produced anything worthy of interest since the start of the pandemic. I think it’s a sign they’re not contemplating releasing anything unless they’re sure they can tour.

Of course I could be wrong and they’re planning to surprise us soon. But I very much doubt that.
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Re: When is the new album out?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2021, 11:20:09 AM »
The first sign will be when Adam shaves. Until then, stay calm.
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Re: When is the new album out?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2021, 11:54:27 AM »
Calmness is not in my nature...

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Re: When is the new album out?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2021, 01:28:59 PM »
Personally I don't think they have lifted a finger toward recording a new album. I don't expect any new material for several years.
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Re: When is the new album out?
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2021, 01:38:01 PM »
Well they did put out the multiple Grammy winning and international mega super hit 'Ahisma', so hopefully they can build off of it's success and release a full album in that vein
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Re: When is the new album out?
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2021, 03:31:48 PM »
Probably need to be mindful of not having too much time in between an album release and the start of a tour.  Some bands and artists have tour dates lined up for this year.  Have to see if and how those go first.  Even an arena tour will be a good number of people packed into a certain amount of space.   
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Re: When is the new album out?
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2021, 03:45:14 PM »
Probably need to be mindful of not having too much time in between an album release and the start of a tour.  Some bands and artists have tour dates lined up for this year.  Have to see if and how those go first.  Even an arena tour will be a good number of people packed into a certain amount of space.   
I beg to differ...

Now would be the perfect moment for U2 to release a spontaneous album and... not tour. Just for the sake of it. And I’m sure they would be very good at it. But I don’t think they’ll do it.
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Re: When is the new album out?
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2021, 04:13:53 PM »
They don't really need to tour to promote a new album. Chances are that everyone inside a stadium has already bought, downloaded or listened to it on Youtube.

Touring brings in the big bucks and they like touring. They can tour at anytime and play songs from a new album. Fans will always go. Even if it is to hear Streets again.

So don't see what's stopping them release something. They can still promote it on TV shows & in the media.
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Re: When is the new album out?
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2021, 04:21:47 PM »
Probably need to be mindful of not having too much time in between an album release and the start of a tour.  Some bands and artists have tour dates lined up for this year.  Have to see if and how those go first.  Even an arena tour will be a good number of people packed into a certain amount of space.   
I beg to differ...

Now would be the perfect moment for U2 to release a spontaneous album and... not tour. Just for the sake of it. And I’m sure they would be very good at it. But I don’t think they’ll do it.

Good points.  I can't see them releasing an album and not touring it.  That wouldn't be a criticism on my part either.
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Re: When is the new album out?
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2021, 05:37:04 PM »
I suppose if U2 have to venture out to promote an album, they will want to go the whole hog.

This will be promo videos, a guest slot on Fallon/Kimmel etc & media interviews. Then straight into a huge tour.

They won't want to do the first things, then have to sit around indefinately waiting for the green light to tour.

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Re: When is the new album out?
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2021, 09:43:01 AM »
U2 have been going too long & are too big to change their routine & they won't feel under pressure to do so.

So when other bands are touring throughout the world to big crowds that are not social distancing, they will awaken.