U2's No Line on the Horizon gets Feb. 23 release date

We've been steadily giving you information on the new U2 album, No Line on the Horizon, as it has become available. Up until now, the release date for the 2009 disc has been unknown. Now, via pre-ordering info on HMV, we can tell you that the Bono-fronted band will release its 12th record (possibly produced by will.i.am?!?) on Feb. 23.

The Edge recently told Mojo that the album "[is] a record of two halves. One half is songs that came virtually fully-formed out of sessions we did with Brian and Danny—stuff we've only played once or maybe twice and that's it: just the raw moment of creation. Then the other half is material we've kicked around a while and went through the usual cycle of versions and incarnations."

The time is nigh, mega-fans: pre-order away!

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