If the rumors are true, U2 might be surprising fans by taking the Beyonce route with the release of their much-anticipated follow-up to 2009’s No Line on the Horizon.
According to the Irish Times, insiders are saying that the band may forgo the usual media/promotions blitz associated with a U2 album release and just quietly drop it on the public like the R&B superstar did with her last album. Another source was also quoted as saying there will be a “single in September, album September-October, tour announced December, first date April next year.”
Apparently, the big hold up on the album release was due to a lack of a solid lead single, which the band has cited for the reason No Line on the Horizon didn’t meet sales expectations.
…And that makes a lot of sense. “Get On Your Boots” simply wasn’t a very strong single, much less a lead single. Here’s hoping U2 get it together and come up with a solid track. It really is going to be a make-or-break factor on bringing them back as an album sales giant.