U2's new album 'Songs of Experience' may not be out until December 1st, but Dublin radio station Nova is giving fans the opportunity to hear it over a week before its release.

They are staging a preview listening party of the album at a secret location in Dublin this Thursday, November 23rd for 12 lucky competition winners.

One of those twelve will also go on to win a trip to Los Angeles for yet another preview of the album, except U2 will be in attendance and they'll get to meet the band there. Programme Director Colm Hayes said: ‘We’ve been working behind the scenes with U2’s management and record company. Radio Nova is the station for U2 in Dublin and I think this proves it. The album is going to be a real surprise and it’s amazing that we can let our listeners hear it before any other radio station in the world.’

Meanwhile, entertainment.ie will be bringing you a track-by-track rundown of the album later this week - so watch this space...