U2 is getting ready to release their newest CD "No Line On The Horizon" March 3 and you can see the signs everywhere. They signed a $25 million 12 year "360" contract with Live Nation last year and started doing more interviews over the last couple of months. They've released a new single, the underpowered "Get On Your Boots," and they've booked five nights on David Letterman to coincide with the new CD. And if that's not enough, Bono is writing a regular editorial for the New York Times. I expect to see Bono on the cover of the upcoming Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue any day now.
I just hope the rest of the CD is better than the first single. "Get On Your Boots" seems anemic to me. I saw U2 on their Elevation tour a few years back and it was awesome. So lets hope this CD leads to another great tour.
According to a story from The Business Insider, it seems that the new U2 CD may have been leaked, perhaps inadvertently, by the band's label. From the tracks I've heard, this is a very good album, but admittedly a bit spacier and mellow than other U2 albums.