Daily U2 News Digest for 2009-01-19

generic (feed #25) 7:11pm U2 – Vertigo: Video
generic (feed #25) 7:14pm U2 – Unchained Melody
generic (feed #25) 7:43pm U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
generic (feed #25) 8:22pm U2 – With Or Without You
generic (feed #25) 8:38pm U2 2009-01-18 We Are One
delicious (feed #6) 9:22pm Photos: Lincoln Memorial Welcome Event: We Are One set on Flickr
delicious (feed #6) 9:26pm U2.com will stream the new single from 8.15am GMT
delicious (feed #6) 10:30pm http://goyb.u2.com/
delicious (feed #6) 11:10pm U2 will perform their new single at ‘Echo 2009’ in Berlin on February 21
generic (feed #22) 4:32am New Music: U2: "Get On Your Boots" [Stream] (Pitchfork)
generic (feed #22) 4:43am Dublin radio airs new U2 single (AP via Yahoo! News)
generic (feed #22) 4:47am Dublin radio airs new U2 single (Las Cruces Sun-News)
generic (feed #22) 4:52am U2 airs single from new album on Dublin radio, band’s Web site (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
generic (feed #22) 5:03am Dublin radio airs new U2 single (USA Today)
generic (feed #22) 5:07am Dublin radio airs new U2 single (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
generic (feed #22) 5:28am U2 airs single from new album on Dublin radio, band’s Web site (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
generic (feed #25) 5:35am U2 – Pride/City Of Blinding Lights Live 1/18/09 Obama Celebration
generic (feed #22) 5:36am U2 releases new single ‘Get On Your Boots’ (Newsday)
generic (feed #22) 6:03am Is the New U2 Album Cover a Rip-Off? (Pitchfork)
delicious (feed #6) 6:34am Video: Bono and Will.i.am Rehearse "America’s Song"
generic (feed #22) 6:43am Dublin radio airs new U2 single (WABC-TV New York)
generic (feed #22) 6:45am Get On Your Boots’ — U2’s single goes live (MSNBC)
generic (feed #22) 6:45am ‘Get On Your Boots’ — U2’s single goes live (MSNBC)
generic (feed #25) 7:05am U2 – Get On Your Boots (Radio 1 Exclusive)
delicious (feed #6) 7:17am Get On Your Guitar! ‘the world’s first, most complete, transcription of Get On Your Boots
generic (feed #25) 7:40am U2 @ Inauguration Concert
generic (feed #22) 7:58am Dublin radio airs new U2 single (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
generic (feed #22) 8:02am Listen to U2’s New Single! (Spin)
generic (feed #25) 8:03am U2 @ Inauguration Concert
generic (feed #22) 8:21am Dublin radio airs new U2 single (AP via Yahoo! News)
generic (feed #22) 8:29am Dublin radio airs new U2 single (Las Cruces Sun-News)
generic (feed #22) 8:33am Dublin radio airs new U2 single (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
generic (feed #22) 8:39am Dublin radio airs new U2 single (The State)
generic (feed #22) 8:45am Dublin radio airs new U2 single (The Charlotte Observer)
generic (feed #22) 9:05am Dublin radio airs new U2 single (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
generic (feed #25) 10:11am U2 SINGLE – Get on Your Boots (FIRST AIR)
generic (feed #22) 10:11am Dublin radio airs new U2 single (Boston Herald)
generic (feed #22) 10:49am Quick Hits: U2, Rush, The Killers, Jennifer Hudson (FMQB)
generic (feed #22) 12:26pm U2 ‘Boots’ up: Irish megaband broadens its ‘Horizon’ (Boston Herald)
generic (feed #22) 12:57pm Dublin radio airs new U2 single (Johnson City Press)
generic (feed #25) 1:58pm U2 – "Pride (In the Name of Love)" to Dr. King – The Obama Inaugural Celebration Concert
generic (feed #22) 3:52pm Dublin radio airs new U2 single (AP via Yahoo! News)
generic (feed #22) 3:52pm Dublin radio airs new U2 single (AP via Yahoo! News)
generic (feed #22) 4:18pm U2 Is Back! With Boots! (TheCelebrityCafe.com)
generic (feed #22) 4:51pm U2 offers fans a taste of new album (San Francisco Chronicle)
generic (feed #22) 6:44pm Dublin radio airs new U2 single (The San Francisco Examiner)

Daily U2 News Digest for 2009-01-18

generic (feed #22) 10:24pm Album Reviews: A host of pretty good releases (New Haven Register)
generic (feed #22) 11:19pm OBAMA INAUGURATION Springsteen, U2, other stars eager to perform for Obama today in Washington (The Morning Call)
generic (feed #22) 2:51am Springsteen, U2, other stars eager to perform for Obama today in Washington (The Morning Call)
generic (feed #22) 3:23am HBO has sole rights to inaugural concert featuring U2, Beyonce and Springsteen (Chicago Tribune)
generic (feed #22) 6:34am Barack Obama Attends Star-Studded Concert (US Weekly)
delicious (feed #6) 8:42am Listen to ‘We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration’ on NPR on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. ET
generic (feed #22) 8:43am ‘Overwhelming emotion’ at star-studded inaugural concert (AFP via Yahoo! News)
generic (feed #22) 8:43am ‘Overwhelming emotion’ at star-studded inaugural concert (AFP via Yahoo! News)
delicious (feed #6) 9:21am Rate U2 songs on ‘Greatest songs of all’
generic (feed #22) 9:23am ‘Overwhelming emotion’ at star-studded inaugural concert (AFP via Yahoo! News)
delicious (feed #6) 9:23am Nice ‘No Line on the Horizon’ wallpaper
delicious (feed #6) 9:25am Win: unique framed iconic U2 print – News – QTheMusic.com
delicious (feed #6) 9:53am Pictures of the "We Are One" Rehearsals
generic (feed #22) 10:44am Obamas arrive for Lincoln Memorial concert (MSNBC)
generic (feed #22) 10:44am Springsteen kicks off preinaugural concert (MSNBC)
generic (feed #22) 10:44am Springsteen, U2, rock preinaugural concert (MSNBC)
delicious (feed #6) 11:34am USA Today blog: picture of Bono and Edge on stage in Washington
delicious (feed #6) 11:41am U2 interviewed in Washington on RTE tv (RealPlayer)
generic (feed #18) 11:45am
delicious (feed #6) 11:56am Photo: Larry, Bono and a guy called Abraham
generic (feed #22) 12:13pm U2 Remind Inaugural Audience Of World’s Hope For Obama (Vh1)
generic (feed #22) 12:25pm U2 Remind Inaugural Audience Of World’s Hope For Obama (MTV Music Television)
delicious (feed #6) 12:31pm Photos: USA Today Inauguration 2009 photo set on Flickr
generic (feed #22) 12:44pm Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen Sing Out at Obama Inaugural Celebration (People Magazine)
generic (feed #22) 1:42pm Star-Studded ‘We Are One’ Concert Sets The Tone For Obama Inauguration (Vh1)
generic (feed #22) 3:24pm Inaugural Concert Features U2, Beyonce (ABC 2 Baltimore)

U2 performs at ‘We are One’

We Are One (by Presidential Inaugural
Committee)
Bono and The Edge on stage in Washington, originally uploaded by Presidential Inaugural Committee. Photographer: Kevin Mazur

U2 performed ‘Pride’ and ‘City of Blinding Lights’ at the ‘We are One’ inaugural concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Sunday. During Pride, Bono addressed president-elect Obama: “This is not just an American dream, but also an Irish dream, a European dream, an African dream … an Israeli dream and a Palestinian dream…”.

Click for more pictures from this event

Daily U2 News Digest for 2009-01-17

generic (feed #22) 3:05am No Line On The Horizon (IGN Music)
generic (feed #22) 6:50am Batman Forever – Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture (IGN Music)
delicious (feed #6) 1:48pm U2.com talks to Dave ‘Motormouth’ Fanning
generic (feed #22) 4:24pm U2 And Bruce Springsteen Rehearse For Obama Inaugural Show (MTV Music Television)
generic (feed #22) 4:52pm Bad News About Those Killer U2 Tickets You Just Bought (antiMUSIC)
generic (feed #22) 4:57pm Britney Ban- Winehouse Divorce- U2 Brits- New Found Tour Plans- Deep Purple Kansas- Black Moses Revisited- Smiths Star … (antiMUSIC)
generic (feed #22) 5:08pm New U2 Next Week, Tracklisting Today (antiMUSIC)

U2’s new single to premiere on Irish radio

U2’s new single, “Get on Your Boots,” from the forthcoming album No Line on the Horizon will premiere on RTE 2FM radio next Monday (January 19) at 8:10 a.m. (local time) on The Colm & Jim-Jim Show. Dave Fanning has the honor of spinning the song.

The single is now streaming live on U2.com.

The song is also available from the USA iTunes shop.

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Daily U2 News Digest for 2009-01-16

flickr (feed #3) 9:03pm Posted a photo on U2log.

generic (feed #22) 9:58pm Hollywood on the Potomac: Where the stars will be (AP via Yahoo! News)
generic (feed #22) 10:38pm A host of pretty good releases at an odd time of the year (New Haven Register)
generic (feed #22) 11:14pm Hollywood on the Potomac: Where the stars will be (AP via Yahoo! News)
generic (feed #22) 11:37pm New U2 Next Week, Tracklisting Today (antiMUSIC)
generic (feed #22) 3:03am Early buzz: U2 news, ‘FNL’ and ‘BSG’ return, ‘L Word,’ more (USA Today)
delicious (feed #6) 3:53am YouTube – U2 Commercial 2009 from U2spain
generic (feed #22) 3:58am Mini-Me plays Pooh, U2 releases album details, Johnny Knoxville busted at airport: The Morning After (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
generic (feed #22) 3:58am Mini Me plays Pooh; U2 releases album details; Johnny Knoxville busted at airport: The Morning After (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
delicious (feed #6) 4:23am Sugimoto’s picture of Tadao Ando’s Church of Light – visited by Bono in 2006
generic (feed #22) 5:55am U2 Reveal Track Listing For New Album, No Line On The Horizon (MTV Music Television)
generic (feed #22) 5:58am U2 Reveal Track Listing For New Album, No Line On The Horizon (Vh1)
generic (feed #22) 6:02am U2 reveals new album track list (The Record)
generic (feed #22) 7:17am The New U2 Album Cover Is Very Zen (Pitchfork)
generic (feed #22) 7:17am U2 unveils next track list (The Record)
generic (feed #22) 7:47am Video: The Edge, Brian Eno, and Daniel Lanois: "You Don’t Miss Your Water (‘Till Your Well Runs Dry)" (William Bell … (Pitchfork)
generic (feed #22) 8:53am U2 single out on Monday (Entertainment Weekly)
generic (feed #22) 10:49am U2 Reveal No Line On The Horizon Track List & Cover Art (FMQB)
delicious (feed #6) 11:19am I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER ON TEH HORIZON?
generic (feed #24) 11:27am goldenfiddle:
I Can Has Cheezburger On Teh Horizon?
generic (feed #19) 5:57pm HBO, NYC, NY | 1/18/2009 | Dates

Bono, Sugimoto and the Church of Light

There was something familiar about the sleeve of U2’s new album (Not a picture of any sea or ocean, but actually Lake Constance (Bodensee) as seen from Uttwil, in Switzerland, taken in 1993.) A few Google searches later, I realised that the photographer, Hiroshi Sugimoto, also took a photo of Tadao Ando’s Church of Light:

Church of Light

And it so happens that Bono visited that church, when he was in Osaka, Japan with Guggi and Gavin Friday back in 2006:
Bono at the Church of Light in Osaka
Bono and Gavin Friday, Church of Light. Photographer unknown.

And here’s a picture of Bono and Tadao Ando together when the architect came to visit Dublin.

So there you have it. A fun little insight into how U2’s choice for their new sleeve may have come about.

U2 releases details of their new album ‘No Line on the Horizon’

No Line on the Horizon

U2 have uncovered the sleeve, tracklisting and formats of their new album ‘No Line on the Horizon’ and the single ‘Get On Your Boots’ on their official website.

‘Get On Your Boots’ will be released as a digital download on February 15th and a physical format will follow on February 16th.

The statement on the website continues:

“Produced by Brian Eno, Danny Lanois and Steve Lillywhite, sessions for No Line On The Horizon began in Fez, Morocco, and continued at the band’s Dublin studio, New York’s Platinum Sound Recording Studios, and London’s Olympic Studios.

Released on March 2nd (March 3rd in the US), the album will come in a standard format with 24 page booklet and in digipak format. The digipak includes an extended booklet and the album’s companion film “Linear” by Anton Corbijn. A limited edition 64 page magazine will also be available, featuring the band in conversation with artist Catherine Owens, and new Anton Corbijn photographs. No Line On The Horizon will be released on 180gm vinyl. (More on the formats below)

The album cover artwork is an image of the sea meeting the sky by Japanese artist and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto.”

Here’s the full track listing:

1. No Line On The Horizon
2. Magnificent
3. Moment of Surrender
4. Unknown Caller
5. I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
6. Get On Your Boots
7. Stand Up Comedy
8. Fez – Being Born
9. White As Snow
10. Breathe
11. Cedars Of Lebanon

No Line On The Horizon will be available in five formats;

  • Standard jewel case – with album CD and 24 page booklet (Amazon)
  • Digipak format – limited edition with album CD, 32 page colour booklet and fold out poster. Features access to exclusive downloadable Anton Corbijn film. (Amazon)
  • Magazine format – limited edition with album CD, with 64 page magazine. Features access to exclusive downloadable Anton Corbijn film. (Amazon)
  • Box format – limited edition bespoke box containing digipak format album CD, DVD of Anton Corbijn’s exclusive film, 64 page hardback book, plus a fold out poster. (Amazon)
  • LP vinyl – limited edition with 2 black vinyl discs, gatefold sleeve, and a 16 page booklet. (Amazon)

Radio release

Not mentioned in U2’s press release is the single’s radio premiere, which will take place this Monday (January 19th) at 8.10am GMT on The Colm & Jim-Jim Show on RTÉ 2fm, in Ireland. Dave Fanning will play the new single and he will be talking to Colm and Jim-Jim from 7.30am about ‘previous U2 albums, his relationship with the band and memories of one of the greatest bands in the world today’. You can listen to the show online on RTE.ie.

U2tour.de has details on radio premieres in various European countries.