Daily U2 News Digest for 2009-03-06

delicious (feed #6) 3:28am Video: Good Morning America, U2 at Fordham University news report
delicious (feed #6) 5:19am Billboard: U2 To ‘Kiss The Future’ On Global Stadium Tour
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delicious (feed #6) 8:52am U2 Sneaks Into Fordham, and So Do Fans
delicious (feed #6) 8:54am Rolling Stone: U2 Rock Fordham University: On the Ground at the “Secret” Set
delicious (feed #6) 8:55am Photos: U2’s Huge Week in New York: Band Brings "No Line on the Horizon" to the Big Apple
delicious (feed #6) 8:56am U2 played Good Morning America at Fordham University – pics & setlist
delicious (feed #6) 8:58am Photos: U2 takes the stage!
delicious (feed #6) 8:58am Photos: New York Post – U2 Concert at Fordham University
delicious (feed #6) 9:01am 1010wins: Video news report at Fordham
delicious (feed #6) 9:07am U2 Transforms Fordham into School of Rock
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delicious (feed #6) 10:00am Photos: Fordham U2 Performance slideshow
delicious (feed #6) 10:10am Photos: U2 at Fordham, WFUV slideshow
flickr (feed #3) 10:41am Posted a photo on U2log.

delicious (feed #6) 1:17pm U2’s new album is truly gospel :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Religion
delicious (feed #6) 3:22pm Interview with Dallas Schoo on KBCO

U2 announces new album ‘No Line on the Horizon’

Mark your calendars! U2.com reports that ‘No Line on the Horizon’, the new studio album from U2, will be released on Monday 2nd March, 2009.

They write:

Written and recorded in various locations, No Line On The Horizon is the group’s 12th studio album and is their first release since the 9 million selling album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, released in late 2004.

Sessions for No Line On The Horizon began last year in Fez, Morocco, continued in the band’s own studio in Dublin, before moving to New York’s Platinum Sound Recording Studios, and finally being completed at Olympic Studios in London.

The album calls on the production talents of long-time collaborators Brian Eno and Danny Lanois, with additional production by Steve Lillywhite.

Billboard runs the story and has a quote from a ‘source’ who heard songs in their early forms: “…amazing and a little out there. I hope they don’t change anything.” (Read more.)

U2 in the land Down Under


U2 have arrived in Queensland, Australia and set up camp in a reportedly ‘stupid expensive’ hotel on the Gold Coast. While their crew continues to work on getting the venue ready for the show, the band will take a few days to acclimatise. Bono told the press: “I don’t really feel like Bono at the moment, I looked in the mirror and saw a little man with sunken eyes.”

Their Denton interview from March this year is going to be repeated on Monday and the band will appear on Rove on Tuesday night.

The stage in Brisbane is almost fully set up.

We haven’t had any info yet on how GA lines are going to be handled. Aussie fans, we welcome your reports and tips.

Meanwhile, Billboard publishes the U218singles track list, including the new song ‘Window in the Skies’, and U2place.net has what might be the album sleeve.

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U2’s fabulous year

Billboard has published Paul McGuinness’ reflections on 2005:

“This was such a great year for U2. A No. 1 album in 20 countries, 110 shows all sold out, 3.3 million tickets sold, 100% of the tickets we put on sale. Nine million-plus sold of the current record, 3 million catalog, 2 million DVDs. U2 have never been bigger or better. Next year after Mexico, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, we will end the Vertigo tour in Honolulu.”

We’d say that was a pretty good year too, full of many numbers.