U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin, formed in The group consists of Bono lead vocals and rhythm guitar , the Edge lead guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals , Adam Clayton bass guitar , and Larry Mullen Jr. Initially rooted in post-punk , U2's musical style has evolved throughout their career, yet has maintained an anthemic quality built on Bono's expressive vocals and the Edge's chiming, effects -based guitar sounds. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal and sociopolitical themes. Popular for their live performances, the group have staged several ambitious and elaborate tours over their career. The band was formed when the members were teenaged pupils of Mount Temple Comprehensive School and had limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they signed with Island Records and released their debut album, Boy Subsequent work such as their first UK number-one album, War , and the singles " Sunday Bloody Sunday " and " Pride In the Name of Love " helped establish U2's reputation as a politically and socially conscious group. By the mids, they had become renowned globally for their live act, highlighted by their performance at Live Aid in
U2 has not released any new music in over three years.
Upcoming Releases This section collects information about upcoming U2 releases, their status, and provide news links to updates about these projects. It will also detail information about other projects that the band are involved in such as solo projects, and other expected appearances. Below the updates on each project are links to news stories about upcoming projects where you can find more information about these releases. As things are officially announced, they are moved to their own discography entries on the site. Please note that the world is facing a lot of uncertainty right now and the COVID virus is having a huge impact on the music industry, with many acts starting to announce delays in planned releases in light of the virus.
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There is new music coming from U2 in As we told you in September , U2 have recorded a song for a T. Rex tribute album which will be released early next year according to a report in Variety. The T. Rex album is being compiled and produced by Hal Willner, a long time friend and sometimes collaborator with U2. The record will be released on BMG records next year. The album is set to include covers of T. The final track list is not set at this time. The project will be a companion to a T. Rex documentary coming from BMG next year.
The Irish band are busy preparing for the next leg of The Joshua Tree Tour but have reportedly began work on a new album. Tedder hinted that the new album could also mark a significant departure from the highly-produced sound of Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. It will be easier.