U2 has postponed the release of its upcoming album and tour until 2015, according to Billboard. Even though the band has been in full marketing mode for the album that was expected this year, U2 is reportedly heading back into the studio with producer Danger Mouse.
“It seems to be taking loner for them to finish an album as they get older, but the great thing about U2 is that the whole of a record is always better than the sum of it’s parts,” a source close to the project tells Billboard. “That magic that the band always seems to capture…. they have yet to capture it.”
U2’s label, Interscope, maintains that a release date was never scheduled and thus is not delayed. The tour, originally on track for a September start-date, will now begin in summer of 2015, according to Billboard.
In February, the band shared its new track, “Invisible,” during the Super Bowl. Since then, U2 has appeared to be on track to release more music ahead of the album. Later that month the band gave a memorable performance on the first episode of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” playing the new song on the roof of Rockefeller Plaza. Just on Sunday, U2 performed “Ordinary Love” at the Academy Awards, the song that had been nominated for an Oscar.