U2

  1. 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 ...

  2. Live Nation Takes $19 Million Hit On U2 Buyback Deal

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation Inc bought back 1.6 million of its shares from Irish rock band U2 for $25 million, a company executive said, backing up a report the concert promoter would make a $19 million loss on the deal. The purchase was part of a financial commi ...

  3. U2 Honors Grainge At MITs

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST U2 was among the artists saluting Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge at the Music Industry Trusts' Award ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Universal-signed pop acts Mika and Take That performed at t ...

  4. James Blunt Set To Guest Edit Paper

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British singer-songwriter James Blunt will guest edit the global section of Metro, a free newspaper, on Nov. 17. On that day, Blunt will work out of the paper's Rome office, under the tutelage of global editor Sakari Pitkänen. The artist will ...

  5. U2 Receives 1.56 Million Live Nation Shares For Deal

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U2 will receive an estimated $19 million worth of Live Nation shares as part of a 12-year deal the rock band signed with the concert promotion company earlier this year. Los Angeles-based Live Nation yesterday (Oct. 16) registered 1.56 million sha ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 6 Questions: Steve Lillywhite

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Next month, superstar producer Steve Lillywhite will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his first hit record (Siouxsie & the Banshees' "Hong Kong Garden") from a studio in Texas, where he'll be producing the next effort from ...

  8. McGuinness Increases Pressure On ISPs

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U2 manager Paul McGuinness has delivered another hard-hitting speech in which he says that by refusing to join forces with the legitimate music business, Internet service providers are clinging to the past and preventing the music industry's ...

  9. Bono Earns Honorary Doctorate

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U2 vocalist Bono has received an honorary doctorate from Tokyo's prestigious Keio University in recognition of his anti-poverty campaigning efforts. "We believe in taking people out of extreme poverty, and Japan is more successful (in th ...

  10. Live Nation Inks 12-Year Pact With U2

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U2's deal with Live Nation puts the promoter in business with one of the highest earning bands in the world for more than a decade. It's a 12-year deal with Live Nation Artists that includes worldwide touring, merchandising, and the band ...

  11. Edge Invests In Dorrell's Hear No Evil

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Edge Group's Performance Venture Capital Trust (VCT) is investing £1 million ($2 million) in a new live promotion company headed by David Dorrell, the veteran music producer and manager. Edge Performance is acquiring a 50% stake in Dorrel ...

  12. U.K. Govt To Unveil ISP Strategy

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The U.K. Government is set to publish its proposals for tackling illegal file-sharing on Feb. 22. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) says that is the provisional date for the strategy document on the Creative Economy Programme. As p ...

  13. Midem Quotes Of The Day

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The top soundbites from Monday's Midem panels and debates. "Mr Plant emailed me and said, 'Who's going to prostitute himself first?’" - Peter Gabriel on the Genesis/Led Zep reunion game "I've always been of the a ...

  14. McGuinness Slams ISPs

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST U2 manager Paul McGuinness used his MIDEM keynote to claim Internet Service Providers (ISPs) were "destroying the recorded music industry" by failing to target piracy. In a strongly-worded speech to an overflowing conference hall, McGuin ...

  15. The Year In Music & Touring 2007: Bumps In The Road

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST The touring industry continues its roller-coaster ride in 2007, with North American concert dollars and attendance down double digits after a record year in 2006. The final numbers tallied from Billboard Boxscore reports in 2007 are eye-opening: N ...

  16. U2's McGuinness To Keynote Midem Manager Summit

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST U2 manager Paul McGuinness will deliver a keynote speech at the inaugural international manager summit, to take place Jan. 28-29 during the Midem trade fair in Cannes. McGuinness and Bertis Downs, manager of R.E.M., are among the first names annou ...

  17. Live Nation Artists Acquires Merch Company Signatures

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation Artists acquired merchandiser Signatures Network, Inc. for approximately $79 million in cash, stock and repayment of debt, before working capital adjustments. The transaction is expected to close later this year. Signatures Network ...

  18. Fogel, Barsalona, Wall Join Touring Confab

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering agent Frank Barsalona and Live Earth/Control Room CEO Kevin Wall will be honored as this year's Billboard's Touring Conference & Awards, set for Nov. 14-15 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Mega-tour producer Arthur Foge ...

  19. Fans To Choose Grammy Performances For TV Special

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy is opening its video vault with a Web site that allows fans to vote on their favorite Grammy performances over the years. Selected clips will be shown on a television special in November. Mynightatthegrammys.com , which launc ...

  20. Who's Next?: Arena Tours

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT At age 26, Christina Aguilera is among the top-grossing artists in the world for the first half of 2007. Conversely, the plug was recently pulled on 25-year-old Kelly Clarkson's summer arena tour because of lower-than-expected ticket sales. T ...

  21. Geldof, Bono Fight On For Africa Aid

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof, U2 frontman Bono and German rock singer Herbert Groenemeyer fronted a rock concert in Rostock, North Germany yesterday as part of an appeal for world leaders to ramp-up support for the people of Africa. More than 70,000 people attended ...

  22. Bono Lobbies Nations For Aid

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock icon Bono Tuesday urged rich nations to take the "smart and strategic" choice of fulfilling their aid promises and debt relief programs for the world's poorest countries. Speaking in Brussels after a meeting with European Commi ...

  23. U2's Bono Awarded British Knighthood

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Irish rock star and global humanitarian Bono became a knight of the British empire Thursday (March 29) — and joked that his youngest son thought he was about to become a Jedi instead. Bono, 46, was named a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Or ...

  24. Irish Promoter Aiken Dies

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST One of Ireland's leading concert promoters Jim Aiken died Tuesday after a short illness. He was 74. A popular man in a sector not known for its chivalry, the Belfast music impresario acquired the nickname "Gentleman Jim" from his co ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Bono Receives Honorary British Knighthood

    December 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2 lead singer and rights campaigner Bono, has been awarded an honorary British knighthood, the British Embassy in Dublin said Saturday (Dec. 23). "Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Bono to be an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excell ...

  27. A Bigger Bang Crowned Top Tour Of '06

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang trek, which recaptured the "top-grossing tour ever" title from U2's Vertigo, was the top grossing tour of the year, according to numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore. The Stones, which began ...

  28. Stones Shatter Touring Record

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Though they'll surely live to fight another day, U2's brief stint holding the title of top-grossing tour ever is over. That distinction now returns to the Rolling Stones, whose A Bigger Bang tour is n Though they'll surely live to f ...

  29. U2, Pearl Jam Team Up At Aussie Anti-Poverty Show

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2's Bono and the Edge teamed with Pearl Jam to join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne Nov. 17. The event drew 14,000 to the Myer Music Bowl, and was broa ...

  30. U2, Pearl Jam Team Up At Aussie Anti-Poverty Show

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2's Bono and the Edge teamed with Pearl Jam to join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne tonight (Nov. 17). The ev U2's Bono and the Edge teamed with P ...

  31. GLOBAL PULSE: DUBLIN'S SECOND-BIGGEST BAND CHECKS IN NEAR THE TOP

    October 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For Dublin's the Frames, being No. 2 is no bad thing. Widely recognized as the Irish city's second-biggest band behind U2, the Frames shot into the national albums chart at No. 2 with their new "The C For Dublin's the Frames, b ...

  32. Boxscore: Touring Biz On The Up

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Though the blistering pace of earlier this year has slowed, North American touring dollars remained up double digits through the saturated summer season. Though the blistering pace of earlier this year has slowed, North American touring dollars re ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. U2's 'Zoo' Expands For DVD Debut

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally released on VHS in 1994, U2's "Zoo TV—Live From Sydney," will make its DVD debut Sept. 19 via Island/UME. The release will be available both as a single-disc version and a double-disc pac Originally released on VHS in 199 ...

  35. U2 Roars Back With Help From Pearl Jam, Kanye

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reschedule dates previously postponed. U2 has rescheduled a host of dates in Australia, New Zealand and Japan that were postponed this spring due to an unidentified serious illness within the immediate family of a band member. Pearl Jam and Kanye ...

  36. Rolling Stones Lead Mid-Year Tour Figures

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reported $147.3 million in grosses from 45 shows. Touring is a global business and the Rolling Stones are, predictably, the top touring band in the world for the first half of 2006. Based on figures reported to Billboard Boxscore from Nov. 1, 2005 ...

  37. Stones Set To Relaunch 'Bigger Bang' Trek

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a break that included brain surgery for Keith Richards and rehab for Ron Wood, the Rolling Stones are gearing up to relaunch what could be the top-grossing tour of all time. After a break that included brain surgery for Keith Richards and re ...

  38. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sounds like Chris Carrabba took notes when his band opened for U2 last fall. On "Dusk and Summer," Dashboard Confessional's first full-band studio effort in three years, the specter of Bono hovers ove Sounds like Chris Carrabba took ...

  39. Apple Unveils New U2 iPod

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Model based on fifth generation 30 GB video iPod. Apple introduced an new version of the iPod U2 Special Edition as a continuation of the partnership between Apple, U2 and Universal Music Group (UMG). The new U2 model is based on the fifth generat ...

  40. Live Nation Makes Move For CPI

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring division of Toronto-based Concert Productions International and a 50% interest in CPI’s Grand Entertainment division. Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring div ...

  41. Banks Honored By Music Manager Forum

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event held April 19 in London. Simon Banks, manager of U.K. breakthrough artist K.T. Tunstall for SB Management, will tonight be presented with the music manager of the year 2006 trophy, sponsored by Vodafone, at the Music Managers Forum’s annual ...

  42. Artists, Promoters Come Together For Charity

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fund founded by U2's The Edge. In a rare alliance, a wide range of artists and competing promoters are combining efforts in an online auctioning program to benefit Music Rising, the musical instrument replacement fund founded by U2's The ...

  43. U2 To Reschedule 'Vertigo' Dates For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The ten final shows of U2's "Vertigo" tour will be rescheduled for November, singer Bono told an Australian TV show tonight (March 13). An official announcement could be made as early as tomorrow, he The ten final shows of U2's ...

  44. U2 To Reschedule 'Vertigo' Dates For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bono suggests announcement is imminent. The ten final shows of U2's "Vertigo" tour will be rescheduled for November, singer Bono told an Australian TV show tonight (March 13). An official announcement could be made as early as tomor ...

  45. U2 Postpones Last Ten Dates Of Vertigo Tour

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Family illness cited. U2 has postponed the final 10 dates of its Vertigo '06 tour in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Hawaii. In a statement, promoters the Next Adventure and Michael Coppel Presents jointly blamed it on the illness of an imm ...

  46. Bono, Geldof Among Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof were nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize along with Indonesia's president, a former U.S. secretary of state and a Finnish peacemaker. That was the easy part. Making Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof were nomin ...

  47. Grammys Deliver Promised Musical 'Moments'

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Show offered collaborations, surprise guests. From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with plenty of the "one of a kind moments" the Recording Academy had been promising in the weeks preceding last night' ...

  48. U2 Tops Billboard's Money Makers Chart

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Totaled $255,022,633.35 in 2005. With $255,022,633.35, U2 reigns supreme on Billboard's inaugural Money Makers chart, which brings together Nielsen Music data and the magazine's Boxscore numbers to create a master top 20 chart of acts th ...

  49. Stones Take In $162M With '05 Trek

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST The first leg wrapped Dec. 3 in Memphis. The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang tour exploded in 2005, moving 1.2 million tickets and ringing up $162 million in grosses from 42 North American shows on the tour's first leg. The first leg wrapp ...

  50. U2's Vertigo Leads Year's Top Tours

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST U2's Vertigo tour was the top-grossing trek of 2005, according to year-end figures from Billboard Boxscore that will be published in the Dec. 24 issue of magazine, which hits newsstands Friday (Dec. 1 U2's Vertigo tour was the top-grossi ...

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