U2's manager Paul McGuiness reveals details of a new album which will be released 'sooner than anybody thinks'.
McGuiness spoke to the Irish Times about the band's progress on their new album, which is reportedly to be titled Songs Of Ascent.
He said, ' would expect a new U2 album sooner than anybody thinks. I would guess early 2011 before the next leg of the American tour which starts in May'.
This would be an incredibly quick turnaround, since their 2009 album No Line On The Horizon was released four years after How To Dismantle And Atomic Bomb.
The band have been airing new tracks on tour, including songs called 'Boys Fall From The Sky', Mercy', 'Every Breaking Wave', 'Glastonbury', 'North Star' and 'Return Of The Stingray Guitar'.
With a song called 'Glastonbury', and the fact that the band had to cancel their slot last year due to Bono's back injury, they're expected to be added to the next bill for the legendary festival.
In the meantime, the band is touring heavily, playing in Australia with Jay-Z in late-November and December.