U2 album delayed

U2 still haven't found what they're looking for with their new album - it has been delayed until early 2009.

The supergroup were due to release their latest offering in time for the lucrative Christmas market but fans may now have to wait until after New Year's Day.

"We still don't have a release date for this album, the band are still working," a spokeswoman for the band said.

She added: "It might be early in the New Year."

It would be U2's first album since the How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb in 2004.

Large parts of the current record were recorded in Dublin's Hanover Quay Studios.

Earlier this year, U2 released a 3D concert movie, U23D, which had its world premiere in Dublin.