When [lastfm]U2[/lastfm] got back on the road earlier this month in Turin, the band premiered “Return of the Sting Ray Guitar,” “North Star” and “Glastonbury,” three brand new songs. This past Saturday in Helsinki, [lastfm]Bono[/lastfm] and company trotted out a fourth, one that is expected to be the lead single from its next album!
The song is called “Every Breaking Wave” and may be the first single from [lastfm]U2[/lastfm]’s next record, entitled Songs of Ascent:
At this rate, by the time [lastfm]U2[/lastfm] makes it back to America (including a date in Anaheim next June), the band will have a whole new set.
It is certainly possible that the band will have a new album, too: Songs of Ascent is currently rumored to have a 2010 release date. It will be comprised of songs that did not end up on No Line On The Horizon and other, newer songs written while [lastfm]U2[/lastfm] has been on the road, much like how the band’s Zooropa followed so closely on the heels of Achtung Baby.
[Source: Rolling Stone]