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U2, Eno To Hit Studio In Advance of Band’s 2009 World Tour

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According to the BBC, producer Brian Eno says he will be back in the studio with U2 some time next week. 

U2 lead singer Bono has told Rolling Stone magazine the band plans to have another new record out in late 2009 or early 2010.  Eno offered no further details about these new sessions, but one possibility is these are aimed at finishing that new record.  Songs of Ascent is the title of the planned LP and while most details about it are sketchy, Bono has apparently already chosen "Every Breaking Wave" to be its first single. 

Other songs rumored for possible inclusion on Songs of Ascent are "Tripoli," "Winter," "If I Could Live My Life Again," "Love Is All We Have Left," "North Star," "Mercy," and "Lead Me In The Way I Should Go"

No Line On The Horizon, U2's first album in four years, was released in March of this year.  Long layoffs and bursts of activity are nothing new for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.  Zooropa was finished during a break on the band's mammoth ZooTV tour and was released on the heels of Achtung Baby.

Meanwhile, U2 is gearing up for a world tour in support of No Line On The Horizon.  The U2:360 tour kicks off with two shows in Barcelona, Spain, the first of which is June 30.  The first U2 date of the tour is September 12 at Chicago's venerable Soldier Field.

  • June 30, 2009: Barcelona, Spain @ Camp Nou
  • July 02, 2009: Barcelona, Spain @ Camp Nou
  • July 07, 2009: Milan, Italy @ San Siro
  • July 08, 2009: Milan, Italy @ San Siro
  • July 11, 2009: Paris, France @ Stade de France
  • July 12, 2009: Paris, France @ Stade de France
  • July 15, 2009: Nice, France @ Charles Ehrmann Park
  • July 18, 2009: Berlin, Germany @ Olympic Stadium
  • July 20, 2009: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Arena
  • July 21, 2009: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Arena
  • July 24, 2009: Dublin, Ireland @ Croke Park
  • July 25, 2009: Dublin, Ireland @ Croke Park
  • July 27, 2009: Dublin, Ireland @ Croke Park
  • July 31, 2009: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Ullevi Stadium
  • August 01, 2009: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Ullevi Stadium
  • August 03, 2009: Gelsenkirchen, Germany @ Veltins-Arena
  • August 06, 2009: Chorzow, Poland @ Slaski Stadium
  • August 09, 2009: Zagreb, Croatia @ Maksimir Stadium
  • August 10, 2009: Zagreb, Croatia @ Maksimir Stadium
  • August 14, 2009: London, England @ Wembley Stadium
  • August 15, 2009: London, England @ Wembley Stadium
  • August 18, 2009: Glasgow, Scotland @ Hampden Park
  • August 20, 2009: Sheffield, England @ Don Valley Stadium
  • August 22, 2009: Cardiff, Wales @ Millenium Stadium
  • September 12, 2009: Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
  • September 13, 2009: Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
  • September 16, 2009: Toronto ON, Canada @ Rogers Centre
  • September 17, 2009: Toronto ON, Canada @ Rogers Centre
  • September 20, 2009: Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium
  • September 21, 2009: Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium
  • September 24, 2009: East Rutherford, NJ @ Giants Stadium
  • September 25, 2009: East Rutherford, NJ @ Giants Stadium
  • September 29, 2009: Washington, DC @ FedEx Field
  • October 01, 2009: Charlottesville, VA @ Scott Stadium
  • October 03, 2009: Raleigh, NC @ Carter-Finley Stadium
  • October 06, 2009: Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
  • October 09, 2009: Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
  • October 12, 2009: Dallas, TX @ Cowboys Stadium
  • October 14, 2009: Houston, TX @ Reliant Stadium
  • October 18, 2009: Norman, OK @ Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • October 20, 2009: Phoenix, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
  • October 23, 2009: Las Vegas, NV @ Sam Boyd Stadium
  • October 25, 2009: Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl
  • October 28, 2009: Vancouver BC, Canada @ BC Place
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  • http://www.addictedtovinyl.com Matt

    Excited to know that we could possibly have two bad U2 records in 2009. Or perhaps one that will undo the wrong that has been done by the current release.

  • http://theglenblog.blogspot.com Glen Boyd

    This is supposed to be the more “reflective” record. Read: Eno-ized.

    -Glen

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