It's been 4 years since U2 released their latest album, No Line on the Horizon, and as always with the Irish quartet rumors have been flying about when their next album will drop. Now it finally seems as a release date is getting closer. Atu2 report that all the members of U2 were present at Electric Lady Studios in New York City last Friday (May 31), where producer Danger Mouse is finalizing the mixing of the band's new album. Later in the day the entire band headed up on the roof of the studio to record an acoustic version of "Sunday Bloody Sunday." Apparently Coldplay singer Chris Martin was also present at the studio, but it is not known if he is participating on a track or just hanging out with his friends.
U2 bassist Adam Clayton recently told Hot Press: "We very much want to have a record out by the end of this year. September, October, November; that kind of time. We’re working with Dangermouse who’s a smart guy. He’s on it; he’s excited. It’s a great team and feels very liberating at the moment – anything goes." If we get a new U2 album before the end of the year, it stands to reason that there's a tour in the works for next summer.