It is looking more and more likely that U2’s new album will have an autumn release date.
Various sources have dropped the ‘September’ bomb this week — including Bono (as gleamed from our comments box), who apparently spoke to people in L.A. about some ‘personal commitments’ keeping him away from the studio.
One European record company source cites October and confirms our earlier news about the Superhero soundtrack. U2 may be recording their song for this soundtrack separately. Whether the song will be on their own album at all is unclear.
The latest to chip in is photographer Anton Corbijn. At a photoshoot with Japanese film director Kitano Takeshi for men’s magazine Maxim (Russian issue) in Rotterdam on Friday he told a Maxim editor he had been working on sleeve photography for U2’s album. He too stated it would be out in September.
On his personal site, Corbijn also mentions a photoshoot with Bono and The Edge in South Africa: