By Annie Reuter
Update (03/10, 11:45 a.m. ET): According to The Guardian, a new album is still on the way for U2 this year. A spokesperson for the band has dispelled the report that the record will be delayed until 2015: “U2’s album is planned for this year, is still on track and touring plans haven’t been confirmed yet,” they told the Guardian.
U2 fans will have to wait another year before hearing new music from the rock band, according to sources close to the band.
Today (March 7), Billboard reported that the band won’t be releasing a new album or going on tour until 2015.
“It seems to be taking longer for them to finish an album as they get older,” one source close to the project said. “But the great thing about U2 is that the whole of a record is always better than the sum of its parts. That magic that the band always seems to capture … they have yet to capture it.”
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the band said they wanted to experiment a little this time around, hence the reason they recruited Danger Mouse to produce the album. But the new record with also have them returning to their roots, channeling their classic records from the ’80s like War and Unforgettable Fire.
Billboard also reports that a tour announcement was originally scheduled for this March with a September start date, but will now be pushed back to the summer of 2015.
As of now, no one from the band or the band’s camp have confirmed this news.
U2 have not shied away from the spotlight in the past few months. The band performed “Ordinary Love” from the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at the Oscars this past weekend. And last month, they helped Jimmy Fallon kick off his Tonight Show with a performance of “Invisible” at the Top of the Rock.