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2017 = A Busy Year For U2

It looks like we'll have U2 to kick around 2017.

Group members Bono and Adam Clayton have given an update to the authors of the 2013 book U2 En Espana while in Valencia, Spain for a friend's wedding. Bono said that the new album, Songs Of Experience -- the follow-up to 2014's Songs Of Innocence, is "not finished yet but you will like it. In terms of lyrics it is stronger than (1983's) 'War.' It has more clarity.”

Bono added that U2 plans to return to the road next year for the second part of its Innocence +  Experience World Tour, although the singer also hinted that, "You might see a few things in September or October."

Songs Of Innocence, of course, came out via a controversial free release via iTunes; There's no word on how the group plans to roll out Songs Of Experience.



Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.