According to Billboard, the group is looking for brand partners to officially announce the album at the 2014 Super Bowl on February 2.
The as-yet-untitled album, recorded in New York's Electric Lady studios, is primarily produced by Danger Mouse. "We are working with [producer] Brian Burton at the moment of Danger Mouse," U2 drummer Larry Mullen said in January. "No, will.i.am is not there, just Mister Mouse," Mullen said. "There's lots of music which is great."
The news arrives one day after Paul McGuinness, U2's manager for more than 30 years, announced an amicable split with the band. “It could be seen as slightly poor etiquette for a manager to consider retiring before his artist has split, quit or died, but U2 have never subscribed to the rock and roll code of conduct," the manager told the New York Times. "As I approach the musically relevant age of 64, I have resolved to take a less hands-on role as the band embark on the next cycle of their extraordinary career." Guy Oseary, Madonna's manager, will take over as the band's day-to-day manager.