U2 are set to delay their upcoming studio album as they adjust to Donald Trump’s election victory.
The Irish giants have been busy of late, sketching out an anniversary tour for ‘The Joshua Tree’ and working on fresh material.
Widely anticipated to release a new album in 2017, U2 have now delayed their plans to absorb the shock-waves of Donald Trump’s ascension to the Presidency.
The Edge broke cover to speak with Rolling Stone, explaining that U2 needed some “breathing space” after recent political events.
The guitarist said: “We just went, ‘Hold on a second – we’ve got to give ourselves a moment to think about this record and about how it relates to what’s going on in the world.”
“Now, as I think you’d agree, the world is a different place,” he continued.
He could be right. When Barack Obama walked out onstage last night (January 10th) to deliver his farewell address, the Democrat politician chose a U2 track - ‘City Of Blinding Lights’.