1. This thread includes updates and latest happenings on the 12th studio album from U2 No Line On The Horizon released earlier this year.

    RELEASE DATE: February 27, 2009 - March 3, 2009

    PRODUCED BY: Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois with additional input from Steve Lillywhite.

    COVER PHOTO: Lake Constance taken by Hiroshi Sugimoto titled The Boden Sea.

    The recording sessions for No Line On The Horizon started in 2007 in Morocco and continued in the band's own studios in Dublin, before continuing at New York's Platinum Sound Recording Studios and finally being completed and mixed in London's now-defunct Olympic Studios in late 2008.


    December 15, 2004

    Bono tells Rolling Stone Magazine he ''thinks there will be a record in 2006...because we're on it now''.

    January 27, 2006

    Edge gives Rolling Stone Magazine an update on happenings in the U2 camp and talks about a new album.

    May 23, 2006

    Brian Williams from the NBC interviews Bono about upcoming and in-progress recordings as well as his work in Africa.

    May 26, 2006

    Larry Elliot conducts an interview with Bono in which he tells Elliot he's been taking piano lessions and continued work in Africa.

    July 9, 2006

    Michka Assayas of Bono In Conversation says he has encouraged Bono to work with Rick Rubin on the next album, adding ''they (U2) are thinking about it.

    August 2006

    A recent rumour suggests U2 will be at Abbey Road for three weeks to record with Rick Rubin and Greg Fidelman.

    September 5, 2006

    U2 arrive at Abbey Road Studios in London to begin three weeks of recording with Rick Rubin.

    November 5, 2006

    The Sydney Morning Herald meets up with Bono on the Gold Coast before their first Australian show where Bono reveals the band's plans to record and release a new album in 2007 and ''a collection of singles'' in November with ''two new tracks''.

    December 25, 2006

    Radio One broadcasts an interview with Bono with Jo Whiley on Christmas Day which includes various topics such as future recordings.

    April 21, 2007

    ABCNews is told by Edge ''they (U2) could end up...with two or three albums'' at the end of the current recording sessions.

    May 8, 2007

    An Italian fan sees Bono at Hanover Quay; the fan is told the leaked song Mercy will be on the forthcoming album, but remains confused as to how it leaked.

    May 30, 2007

    USAtoday details Bono's reaction towards new US Government-proposed funding for AIDS in Africa and that he is over in Morocco ''recording with his band''.

    June 16, 2007

    U2.com publishes a story about the current Morocco recording sessions where some local percussionists and fiddlers are taking part in these sessions.

    June 18, 2007

    TelQuel Weekly in Morocco interviews Bono with him noting the band ''wrote about ten songs here in two weeks...but not completely finished''.

    July 26, 2007

    Adam Clayton ''..estimates they've come up with at least 30 or 40 pieces'' while in Morocco.

    October 7, 2007

    While at Music Ireland '07, Steve Averill from Four5One Ireland tells attendees U2 are working on two projects, one a normal album and another OST-like album.

    January 19, 2008

    Anthony Breznican catches up with Bono and Edge at Sundance and hears a song to ''cheer up'' Ronnie Drew and a second entitled No Line On The Horizon.

    April 25, 2008

    ContactMusic reports the material U2 recorded with Rick Rubin in 2006 will not be on the next album.

    June 28, 2008

    Daniel Lanois hints to Le Journal de Montreal about the new U2 album being finished as recently as June.

    July 21, 2008

    A Whois search on the domain name nolineonthehorizon.com shows Universal Music have registered the domain for future use and possibly the new album.

    August 11, 2008

    Eamon Carr of The Irish Herald thinks the first single from the as-yet-untitled album will be called Sexy Boots.

    August 18, 2008

    Four new songs dubbed 'the beach clips' which may well be the final songs on the untitled U2 album are recorded on a mobile phone outside Bono's house on Eze Beach and subsequently uploaded to YouTube and other file-sharing sites. Universal Music issues C&D orders and take-down notices, but they continue to be shared privately.

    September 1, 2008

    While not attributed directly to Edge, Q Magazine writes ''opion is divided whether the album will make a pre or post-Christmas release''. He also speaks about some of the new material they've been writing and recording, dropping a few titles of those songs including a ''fuck-off rocker'' entitled Breathe.

    September 3, 2008

    Bono, through U2.com says No Line On The Horizon will be delayed until 2009.

    September 5, 2008

    The likely date for the launch of No Line On The Horizon is probably February 2009.

    October 17, 2008

    Edge and Bono drop in to Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, San Fransisco for Elevation Partners and play some as-yet-unreleased songs.

    October 22, 2008

    Stand Up is one of the songs Bono tells Reuters he wrote quite recently.

    November 14, 2008

    Nate Taylor posts a recent video of Bono in front of a green screen, likely for a music video.

    November 24, 2008

    No Line On The Horizon according to Edge is ''not quite'' finished.

    November 27, 2008

    According to an email all U2.com subscribers recieved, the website will be recieving changes in 2009 and ''to hold out'' for renewals.

    December 1, 2008

    A cover version of I Believe In Father Christmas is released for (RED)Wire as a music video, filmed in London's Olympic Studios in late 2008.

    December 5, 2008

    Will.i.am worked with U2 in London on No Line On The Horizon. It is unclear what exactly he worked with them on.

    December 11, 2008

    A video is being shot in London with Alex Courtes, possibly the first single.

    December 18, 2008

    U2.com confirms No Line On The Horizon as the 12th studio album from U2.

    December 31, 2008

    Q Magazine will have a 30-page U2 feature in the February issue.

    January 2, 2009

    Olympic Studios in London is to close down courtesy of EMI.

    January 6, 2009

    Rolling Stone Magazine has an article with ten key tracks from the No Line On The Horizon recording sessions.

    January 7, 2009

    atu2.com is told the first single will be played next week on 104.1 WBCN Radio in Boston.

    January 9, 2009

    Alan Cross from Toronto 102.1 The Edge confirms the first single from No Line On The Horizon is Get On Your Boots for a January 19 airing.

    January 11, 2009

    Get On Your Boots will be played for the very first time live at the Brit Awards on February 18.

    January 11, 2009[/b]

    Gavin Friday is shown in a U2.com video with a whiteboard of finished track titles and lengths.

    14 January, 2009

    Dave Fanning will be the first in the world to play the new single Get On Your Boots just after the 8am morning news.

    January 15, 2009

    U2.com publishes the final tracklisting, the cover and five packages to be released for the record.

    January 16, 2009

    Universal Canada lists Get On Your Boots to retail on iTunes at the same time or shortly after it is played on radio and No Line On The Horizon to pre-order.

    January 18, 2009

    Get On Your Boots contains No Line On The Horizon as a B-side.

    January 18, 2009

    No Line On The Horizon can be pre-ordered on the iTunes Store with or without bonuses.

    January 19, 2009

    Get On Your Boots premieres on RTE2 Radio in Ireland.

    January 21, 2009

    Linear will contain 14 instrumental clips and three music videos.

    January 27, 2009

    Starting from 4.55pm Dublin time the video for Get On Your Boots will premiere on The Irish Independent.

    January 30, 2009

    The premiere of Get On Your Boots has been delayed by Universal Music Ireland.

    February 5, 2009

    The single release of Get On Your Boots is delayed in several major regions.

    February 6, 2009

    The first live performance of Breathe is scheduled for February 23 on Le Grand Journal.

    February 6, 2009

    WalmartMP3 uploads 30-second clips of every song from No Line On The Horizon.

    February 7, 2009

    Rumours suggest Magnificent and I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight are the next set of singles after Get On Your Boots.

    February 11, 2009

    RTE 2XM will be the first station to play No Line On The Horizon at 12pm Dublin time.

    February 11, 2009

    Alan Cross writes on Twitter that No Line On The Horizon has leaked.

    February 12, 2009

    Anton Corbijn's accompanying film Linear will include the unreleased track Winter.

    February 15, 2009

    Interscope has given an apparent go-ahead to several prominent Irish radio stations to play songs from No Line On The Horizon before release.

    February 18, 2009

    No Line On The Horizon leaks through GetMusic Australia at 4am ET as 256Kbps DRM-free MP3s.

    February 22, 2009

    French U2 site SuckingRockAndRoll.com has early screenshots from Linear.

    February 27, 2009

    The wait is over: No Line On The Horizon goes on sale in the UK, Ireland and Australia!

    March 3, 2009

    No Line On The Horizon goes on sale in the US and the rest of the world today.

    March 6, 2009

    Magnificent is the second single for general release in May.

    March 7, 2009

    U2 are going back to Fez to shoot the video for Magnificent as told by Adam and Bono to Good Morning America.

    May 4, 2009

    The single for Magnificent has been released and imported to retailers worldwide.

    May 4, 2009

    Magnificent: Remixes is now available to buy from the iTunes Store.

    May 4, 2009

    The video to Magnificent shot in Morocco is up at Yahoo Music.

    June 18, 2009

    U2.com publishes an article suggesting the I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight single will be released on August 17 through Mercury.

    July 20, 2009

    I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight is now available to exclusively stream at YouTube.

    July 27, 2009

    A second I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight video premieres on July 26 on 4Music UK.

    July 30, 2009

    The three singles for I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight have had minor track listing changes with a 7'' vinyl, regular and enhanced CDs.

    August 17, 2009

    Artwork for the I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight singles with track listing and release date and artwork are available on Amazon.

    August 25, 2009

    I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight will be released to the UK on September 7 by Mercury.