German retail site lists new release date

U2 will release their new album in May – according to one online retailer.

Although no official release date for the record has been announced, the German version of retailer Amazon, Amazon.de, has listed a new release for the band for May 27.

U2‘s spokesperson told NME: “As has been widely reported U2 are in the studio working on a new record but no release date has been set.”

In October U2’s manager, Paul McGuinness, said he expected the album to be out in early 2011. The band are set to start a US tour in May, and are also strongly tipped to headline Glastonbury in June, after pulling out last year.

Frontman Bono said last year that the band had been working on songs for the album with Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton on production duties. He had also claimed shortly after the release of their last record, 2009’s ‘No Line On The Horizon’, that the group had made another album called ‘Songs Of Ascent’ during the same recording sessions, but this has yet to see the light of day.