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Could it be November ? The next U2 album could be set for an Autumn release, according to comments by Paul McGuinness in the last few days.



U2's manager told BBC Radio Five Live that he was hoping for a November album release, with a tour to follow - opening in the US, next Spring.



Speaking after a university debate in Oxford, England, on whether 'reality TV is killing live music', Paul was up against Neil Fox (Capital Radio DJ, and 'Pop Idol' judge) Damon Gough (Badly Drawn Boy) and journalist Miranda Sawyer. But, adding to his case, he had Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) and David Hepworth (founding editor of Q magazine.)



And as to what kind of tour the band are thinking of, that remains up for discussion, according to further remarks Paul made to the LA Times.



It will be defined by 'the character of the new album and the new production.'



'In the case of U2, it's more a function of what kind of music they want to do, rather than what kind of box-office gross they want to achieve.



'Certainly playing indoors is much easier, and the logistics are much more controlled,' he added. 'Now that high ticket prices indoors are accepted, if you're going to take the audience to a big outdoor event, you'd really have to be doing something very, very good, and we would take that responsibility very seriously. If we decide to go outdoors, it will be because it's worth doing something on a grand scale.'




More clues, hints and teasing remarks as we get them.

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