No Line on the Horizon

  1. Billboard Power 100: U2 & Paul McGuinness

    January 27, 2012 12:11 AM EST No. 27 U2 & Paul McGuinness Rock Band; Managing Director, Principal Manager Twitter: @u2com The Band And The Man On A Mission... If any one figure sums up the power of U2 in the music business today it would be this number: $736,421,586. Or ma ...

  2. U2's '360' Tour Gross: $736,137,344!

    July 29, 2011 4:15 PM EDT The Claw from U2's all-time record-setting 360 Tour (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImang.com) Tomorrow night in Moncton, N.B., U2 will perform the 110th and final show of its monster 360 tour, wrapping up not only epic technological and musical achi ...

  3. U2 Receives Touring Award at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 10:15 PM EDT U 2 took a break from the just-started second North American leg of its 360 World Tour to accept the Touring Award -- for both the biggest tour of the year and of all-time -- at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. After the Black Eyed Peas ' wil ...

  4. Watch: U2 Manager Paul McGuinness Calls on Tech 'Geniuses' to Boost Online Music

    April 13, 2011 2:33 PM EDT Longtime U2 manager Paul McGuinness has reiterated his belief that tech companies should do more to help artists. "I really wish those geniuses who bring us Google, Facebook, Amazon and Spotify would get their act together," he said via ...

  5. U2 Talk New Album, Huge South African Concert

    February 11, 2011 5:47 PM EST U2 will play FNB Stadium in South Africa this weekend (Photo: WireImage) U2 open the next leg of their massive 360° Tour this Sunday, Feb, 13, with what may be the biggest audience of the band's 30-year career. The band's manager Paul Mc ...

  6. U2 Working with Danger Mouse, Will.i.am on New Albums

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 will likely follow 2009's "No Line on the Horizon" with an album primarily produced by Danger Mouse, according to Bono. The Irish rock outfit's frontman told Australian publication The Age that U2 is prepping three new album ...

  7. BBC's U2 Promo 'Inappropriate'

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST The BBC has been criticized by its editorial complaints unit over its coverage of U2 for its "No Line On The Horizon" (Mercury/Universal) campaign. The publicly funded U.K. broadcaster breached guidelines by using a "U2=BBC" on ...

  8. THE BILLBOARD Q&A: PAUL MCGUINNESS

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As U2 wraps the 2009 dates of its groundbreaking 360 world stadium tour, the band is expected to gross about $300 million and sell about 3 million tickets to fewer than 50 shows. Rather than a massive, high-end ticket price, the big numbers are mo ...

  9. U2 Expanding 'Unforgettable Fire' This Fall

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While U2's "360 Tour" just got underway in Chicago this past weekend, fans are in store for another treat this fall as the 25th anniversary of the band's classic 1984 album, "The Unforgettable Fire" will be celebrated ...

  10. U2 Opens World Tour With A Bang In Barcelona

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 kicked off their first tour in three years, rocking a raucous Barcelona crowd of around 90,000 and reaching for the stars with a live link-up to the International Space Station. Featuring one of the biggest concert stages ever built, the U2 360 ...

  11. U2 To Launch World Tour In Barcelona

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Irish rock group U2 kick off their first tour in three years on Tuesday (June 30), playing to 90,000 fans in Barcelona on one of the biggest concert stages ever built. Over the next four months U2 will perform to an estimated three million fans in ...

  12. Eminem Heading For Huge First Week Sale

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's comeback "Relapse" (Interscope) is set to return the rapper to the top of the album charts in the U.K. with the biggest week one sale of the year so far. Entertainment retailer HMV reports that the set has proved to be its ...

  13. U2, Lady GaGa Dominate European Charts

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2's "No Line on the Horizon" (Mercury/Universal) moves into a sixth week at the summit of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, while it's now eight weeks at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for Lady Gaga's &q ...

  14. U2 Scores Q1's Top-Selling International Artist Album

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2's "No Line On The Horizon" (Interscope) was the best-selling album by an international act in the U.S. for the first quarter of 2009, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. The Irish rock group's 12th album is No. 2 ov ...

  15. U2's European Chart Reign Continues

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 begins a fourth week atop European Top 100 Albums with "No Line on the Horizon" (Mercury/Universal), while the European Hot 100 Singles survey is headed for a sixth week by Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Universal ...

  16. U2 Debuts At No. 1 In 14 Euro Territories

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2's "No Line on the Horizon" (Mercury/Universal) climbs 15-1 on European Top 100 Albums, after debuting at the top in no fewer than 14 territories across the region. Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Universal) to ...

  17. U2 Scores Seventh No. 1 On Billboard 200

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 scores its seventh No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "No Line on the Horizon" bows in the top slot. The Interscope album moved 484,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the best sales week for an artist since Britney Spe ...

  18. U2 Snags Seventh No. 1 Album

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 bows atop the Billboard 200 with its seventh No. 1 album, "No Line on the Horizon," shifting 484,000 . . . That's the biggest sales week the chart has seen since December, when Britney Spears' "Circus" blew in with ...

  19. Exclusive: U2 Readies '360' Global Tour

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 360°, U2's world tour in support of the band's new album "No Line on the Horizon," will play stadiums around the world, beginning June 30 in Barcelona, Billboard can exclusively reveal. Details of the tour will be announced ...

  20. U2 On Track To Score Seventh No. 1

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 is on track to score its seventh No. 1 album next week on the Billboard 200 chart, as its "No Line On the Horizon" set led Nielsen SoundScan's March 4 Building chart by a wide margin. "Horizon" will likely charge in wit ...

  21. New York City Honors U2 By Renaming Street

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Irish rock band U2 had a 1987 hit with their song "Where the streets have no name," but on Tuesday New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg temporarily renamed a Manhattan street in their honor. To celebrate the release of the band's 1 ...

  22. Beautiful Day One Sale For U2

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 has scored strong early sales for its new set "No Line On The Horizon" (Mercury/Universal), which is almost certain to get the Irish rock band its tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. according to the Official Charts Co. The OCC says that, b ...

  23. U2 Play London Rooftop Gig

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 stopped the traffic in central London tonight as it performed a short set on the roof of the BBC’s Broadcasting House. Bono and company performed four songs as around 5,000 fans thronged the streets below --“Get on Your Boots” and “Magnificent” ...

  24. Bono Talks Cheaper Ticket Prices

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 teamed up with the BBC today with a special concert to debut their new material - and Bono took the opportunity to pledge that U2 will try and price their tickets lower because of the recession. The Irish rock band blitzed the BBC today (Feb. 2 ...

  25. Daniel Lanois Signs With UMPG

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed a publishing agreement with producer/songwriter/musician Daniel Lanois covering his catalog and future works. "We are thrilled to welcome Daniel Lanois, one of the most distinctive and celebr ...

  26. U2 Release Blunder Down Under

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST There won't be any cigars for the staffers at Universal Music Australia who inadvertently made U2's anticipated new album "No Line On the Horizon" available digitally more than a week before release. According to reports, high- ...

  27. U2 Books 'Letterman' Run

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 will perform for an unprecedented five nights in a row on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on March 2 - March 6, the release week of their next album, "No Line on The Horizon." The last time U2 performed on the show was ...

  28. European Radio Goes Wild For New U2

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2's new single, "Get on Your Boots," scored massive audience numbers throughout Europe and the United Kingdom on its debut day of radio airplay yesterday (Jan. 19), according to Nielsen Music Control. Arriving on the second day of ...

  29. New U2 Single Hits Radio, iTunes

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2's new single, "Get on Your Boots," has hit radio all over the world this morning (Jan. 19) and is also available for sale from Apple's iTunes Music Store. In addition, U2's official Web site is streaming the song. " ...

  30. U2's 'Boots' Kick In At U.K. Radio

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 returned to radio with "Get On Your Boots," which debuted simultaneously around the world today at 8:15 a.m. GMT. It was instantly added to Radio 1's B list, XFM daytime, Capital's C list, Absolute's A list and 6 Music& ...

  31. U2 To Play Brit Awards

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 has been confirmed to perform at the Brit Awards at London's Earls Court on Feb. 18. The Irish band will play their new single "Get On Your Boots"; their new set "No Line On The Horizon" (Mercury/Universal) is out March ...

  32. U2 Looks Toward New 'Horizon'

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST U2's twelfth studio album, "No Line on the Horizon," will arrive March 3 from Interscope. A track list for the set, which was produced by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Steve Lillywhite, has not been announced. Following sessions in F ...

  33. Next U2 Album Pushed To Early 2009

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Initially expected this fall as a fourth-quarter blockbuster, U2's next album has been pushed to early 2009 while the band continues to write and record material. "I thought a while back we might have the album wrapped by now, but why co ...

  34. Bono Itching To Take U2 To The 'Next Level'

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST With its monster-selling Vertigo tour complete, U2 is ready to reinvent itself, frontman Bono said during a BBC Radio interview earlier this week. "Our band has certainly reached the end of where we've been at for the last couple of albu ...

  35. U2 Back In The Studio With Rick Rubin, Green Day

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U2 is working on material for its next studio album with producer Rick Rubin, according to the band's Web site. The group has been at work on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2004's "How To Dismantle U2 is working on material for it ...