Bono 'confirms new U2 album and world tour for 2017'

U2 performing the first of the band's sold-out homecoming gigs at the SSE Arena in Belfast last year. Picture by Niall Carson, PA Wire
Amanda Ferguson

U2 fans rejoice.

The Irish rock music legends have reportedly confirmed they will release a new album and stage a world tour during 2017.

The four-piece have been working on the follow-up to their 2014 LP Songs Of Innocence over the last year.

Guitarist The Edge has spoken of the band having more than 50 songs for what is expected to be called Songs Of Experience.


It has been reported that a Spanish fan page 'U2 en España' spoke to the band in Valencia recently.

It is understood Bono said 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," he added.

"You might see a few things in September or October though."

U2 has already confirmed two big gigs in the US.

There will be a show at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on September 23, and another gig in San Francisco on October 5 as part of the Dreamforce web conference.

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