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U2 planning a new album, tour on the anvil too

The Irish group, U2, will be coming out with a new album. They will also announce a new tour in 2017.

music Updated: Aug 04, 2016 13:55 IST
U2,Bono,Songs of Innocence
U2’s Bono has confirmed that the band will release a new album soon.(u2/Facebook)

Fans of Irish rock band U2 have a reason to delight for not only is the band coming out with a new album, an all-new tour is also on the anvil. The tour is scheduled for 2017. The group hasn’t yet finished the follow-up to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, but singer Bono, 56, has confirmed it will be on its way soon and thinks it is even “stronger” than their 1983 LP ‘War’, reported Female First.

He revealed the band will be on the road in support of the release in 2017, but teased fans may not have to wait that long for the new music.

Bono, 56, spoke to a Facebook fan page of U2 and said, “It’s not finished yet but you will like it. In terms of lyrics it is stronger than ‘War’, it has more clarity.”

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“The second part of the tour is for 2017... You might see a few things in September or October though.”

The group’s bassist, 56-year-old Adam Clayton has promised fans can get their hands on the record “soon, in the next six months”.

Watch Bono and U2’s The Miracle here:

First Published: Aug 04, 2016 13:55 IST