Brief Bio: The band began work on their twelfth album No Line on the Horizon in 2006, originally writing and recording with producer Rick Rubin, but the material was shelved. The band subsequently chose to begin writing and recording for the album with producers Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno in June 2007. During the album sessions, on 31 March 2008, it was confirmed that U2 signed a 12 year deal with Live Nation worth an estimated $100 million which includes Live Nation controlling the band’s merchandise, sponsoring, and their official website. The band completed No Line on the Horizon in December 2008, and it was released on 27 February 2009, with “Get on Your Boots” as the album’s lead single. The album is more experimental than the band’s previous two albums. In an interview posted on 15 February 2009 with Sean O’Hagan of The Guardian, Bono stated that U2 would release another album by the end of the year, provisionally titled Songs of Ascent, consisting of material recorded during the sessions for No Line on the Horizon. Bono says it will be “a more meditative album on the theme of pilgrimage”. U2 will begin a worldwide stadium tour entitled the U2 360° Tour to support No Line on the Horizon. The tour will begin on 30 June 2009 and will feature European and North American legs in 2009 each approximately 6 weeks long, with additional shows to follow in 2010. The tour will feature a 360-degree staging/audience configuration, in which the fans will surround the stage from all sides No Line On The Horizon is the group’s 12th studio album and is their first release since the nine million selling album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, released in late 2004. The new album hits stores March 3rd!  [ END ]

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