Four years have passed since U2 last released a studio album, but the dry spell is slated to end this April. The band is in works with producer Danger Mouse to release their 13th album.
The production partnership marks a shift from the band's ongoing work with Brian Eno and accompanies other changes in the band's management. Live Nation is reportedly in talks to consolidate the management companies representing U2 and Madonna.
U2 plans to promote their new album in an upcoming Super Bowl commercial and is looking for fresh brand partnerships to do so. The album will follow U2's recently released song, "Ordinary Love," a single promoting the upcoming biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.