U2 working on 13th album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 January 2013
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Bono

U2 have been working on a new album - provisionally titled '10 Reasons To Exist' - for months

U2 have been working on a new album for months.

The 'Elevation' rockers are writing tracks for their 13th studio album - with the working title '10 Reasons To Exist' - which will be their first release since 2009's 'No Line on the Horizon'.

Singer Bono told The Sun newspaper: "U2 have been back and they're really in fine fettle.

"They're mad for it at the moment and they really want to make a new record. And they don't care if it takes ten years - they don't care if it never happens again, they just want to get it right.

"Within the band we've been calling it '10 Reasons To Exist' - but I will tell you we might have at least six of them."

Bono added the band had halted recording in December as he got flu.

U2 - which also includes The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen - completed their 360 Degree tour, the highest grossing of all time, in 2011, and then took time off to rest and recuperate.

Bono took his family on a round the world trip of the world's most spiritual regions, which may have influenced him for the band's new album.

Speaking about the trip Bono said: "Because I wasn't busy with the band we kind of went wandering. Once in a lifetime sort of stuff, places like Africa and Central America.

"We also went to Jordan and Israel and Peru. It was really great to have time off."

U2

The legendary Irish rock group – comprised of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr – perform a number of shows as part of the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour.

3Arena, Dublin

Mon 5 Nov

€39.05–€775

Tue 6 Nov

€39.05–€775

Fri 9 Nov

€39.05–€775

Sat 10 Nov

€39.05–€775

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Tue 23 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Wed 24 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

The SSE Arena, Belfast

Sat 27 Oct

£38–£185 / 028 9073 9074

Sun 28 Oct

£38–£185 / 028 9073 9074

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