“U2 will not bring forward the online release of the band’s new album, following news that it has leaked onto the Internet, Macworld has learned. U2 representatives told Macworld: ‘At present there is no plan to bring the album release date forward,'” Karen Haslam reports for Macworld UK.
“Last night it emerged that the new album – ‘How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb’ – has appeared on Internet file-sharing networks two weeks before it is due to go on sale, thus dismissing the possibility of its earlier debut on iTunes. The Irish rock band has been due to release the album on November 22 in Europe,” Haslam reports. “The reason for speculation that U2 would release the album early on iTunes is based on U2’s vow that it would do so, if the album was spotted on peer-to-peer services before its official release.”
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