In a move that’s becoming commonplace in the current fractured musiclandscape, U2 will premiere their highly anticipated new album, No Line on the Horizon, on MySpace Music starting tomorrow morning, the website revealed toEW.com exclusively. At 5 a.m. EST (2 a.m. PST) on Feb. 20, listeners canstream the entire album for free on U2’s MySpace page (www.myspace.com/u2), meaning fans will be able to catch No Line on the Horizon well over a week before its official U.S release on March 3.
MySpace has increasinglyserved as a go-to portal for A-list artists – including Beyonce, KanyeWest, Fall Out Boy, Keith Urban, and Franz Ferdinand – hoping togenerate some pre-release buzz for their albums, and U2 is definitely pulling out all the promotional stops for No Line on the Horizon. Along with the MySpace release and their recent appearance opening the Grammy Awards, the band will play five consecutive nights on Late Night With David Letterman starting March 2.
So, PopWatchers, are you excited to get an early look at what Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., and Adam Clayton have in store? Once the album goes live on MySpace, ahem, get on your boots (metaphorically speaking), hop on over there to give it a listen, and then hop on back here to tell us whatcha think!