Those of you anxiously awaiting further nuggets of information about the soon-to-be-released thirteenth album from U2 will like this: Rolling Stone reports that the album has a 'tentative' release date sometime this summer.

The same report suggest that U2 had initially intended on releasing the album in December of 2013 but shelved those plans when they were asked to work on a song for the Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom soundtrack. That song, 'Ordinary Love', has since earned the band an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Larry Mullen said: "We were on a roll - it was clear where we were going. A decision was made to abandon ship, more or less, to focus on this."

The upcoming album was recorded in New York's Electric Lady Studios with Danger Mouse at the helm and is rumoured to contain a total of twelve tunes.

While the record doesn't yet have a title, Bono has joked that it should be dubbed 'Insecurity', saying: "The album won't be ready 'til it's ready. There's a couple of songs that are part of the story we haven't quite finished. We know we have to spend a couple of years taking these songs around the world, so they'd better be good."