There will be no U2 album out by June 2010.
I have been a U2 forum fan longer than most here. From the first "floated" date of a U2 release, it usually means at least one year - or sometimes two years for the actual release.
Right now they are floating June 2010. What that really means is their wishful thinking motive is to have something on time for the Christmas and Thanksgiving rush by late 2010.
But the reality is that they will just shelve album plans, and just release a 360 DVD that time.
Then album will be pushed back and back and back. November 2011 is a best-case scenario.
June 2010? Not a chance in the world. See you all in Anaheim instead.
Being the member of a forum for a long period of time means nothing to me. I've been listening to U2 since 1983 and have been a member of this board for just over a year.
I am well aware that the band has said many times that they have a new album in the wings, only to wait another 2-3 years for its delivery. That being said, I believe this time, things are different...
NLOTH was projected to be a double album and it had been the biggest wait for a U2 album (close to 5 years). Thus, none of us (including you and me) have any idea just how many songs they already have "ready" for another album.
Not to mention, the time they have off between tour legs right now is the same amount of time they had off when Zooropa was made; so they have proven that they can do it.
As well, the band's frequency of openness with regards to their intent with this album is far more explicit than in the past. It appears they are REGULARLY talking about it in the media, which leads me to believe they are pretty serious about getting it out fast.
And "Winter" was in Brothers yet it is not available for purchase, which begs the question: Are they saving it for the new album?
Who knows? The album might be out in June, it might not. But I wouldn't rule it out.