NME.com reports that the U2 "comeback" is very much on for 2014, with the band's new album now set for a November drop date.
There had been unsubstantiated rumors this year that U2's 13th studio album might be delayed until 2015.
"This album has been a real struggle for them to make," reported a source. "It has taken a long time, and Bono didn't find it easy. But they're very confident now, and are convinced the wait has been worth it."
The Sun also reported a November release, as well as suggesting that U2 would perform at September's iTunes Festival at London's Roundhouse.
Fresh off U2's 2014 Golden Globe for its song "Ordinary Love," Bono and The Edge are said to be working with Irish filmmaker John Carney (former bassist for the Frames, and director of Once and Begin Again) on a movie about his childhood.
If it all comes off as planned/reported, the new album will be the band's first since No Line On The Horizon in 2009.