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Report: U2's Manager Confirms New Album Release for May

Photo Courtesy - Interscope Records(CANNES, France) -- It looks like U2 is releasing a brand new album in May of this year.

According to the usually-reliable fan website, the band's manager, Paul McGuinness, confirmed during a music industry conference in Cannes, France that the album, which is "largely completed," will be released in time for U2's North American tour, which kicks off in Denver, Colorado on May 21.  He also stated that the group is now working at their studio in France to put the "finishing touches" on the disc.

In addition, McGuinness said the album is being produced by Danger Mouse, as had been reported, but that it wouldn't be called Songs Of Ascent.  Bono had previously said the band was working on an album of that name, which would comprise leftover songs from the No Line On The Horizon recording sessions, but it's possible that that may end up being a different project altogether.

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