U2 have reportedly confirmed that they will release a new album and head back on tour during 2017.
The Irish fourpiece have been working on the follow-up to their 2014 LP ‘Songs Of Innocence’ over the last year, with guitarist The Edge recently revealing that the band have more than 50 songs for what is expected to be called ‘Songs Of Experience’.
Spanish fan page U2 en España spoke to the band in Valencia recently, with Bono reportedly saying of the new album: “It’s not finished yet but you will like it. In terms of lyrics it is stronger than [1983 album] ‘WAR’, it has more clarity”.
“The second part of the tour is for 2017,” Bono added. “You might see a few things in September or October though.”
Bassist Adam Clayton, meanwhile, said that the album and tour would be coming “soon… in the next six months”.
The Edge previously compared the new album to the band’s 1993 record ‘Zooropa’.