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Offline FishLips

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'Only big, tiered stadiums.'
« on: March 05, 2009, 02:53:47 AM »
Just read the Hot Press article, where McG is quoted as saying "...the places we're playing will be tiered football stadiums; no flat fields, no festivals, no baseball stadiums. Only big, tiered stadiums.".  Then later says "And this tour is exclusively outdoors, there will be no indoor shows..."

Well, this really narrows it down in North America, it seems.  No Minneapolis?  No Toronto, Montreal & Vancouver?  Scheduling will also be tight with the NFL and college football seasons in full swing.

I was hoping to catch them in Las Vegas, but is Sam Boyd stadium going to be too small at only 37,000 capacity?  And living in the Northwest, I usually have 3 choices of cities to see U2 nearby - Seattle, Portland & Vancouver.  Of these three, I think Seattle is the only city that has a large enough outdoor stadium that will suit this tour.

Ahh.. the times where I could catch them 3-4 times easy are over, it seems.  It will be exciting to see them in a large venue after a decade of arenas...  I just hope I can see them more than once.



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Re: 'Only big, tiered stadiums.'
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009, 10:48:53 AM »
I was fortunate on the Boy Tour in the 80's to sit on the little stage where they played (on the left side) with beer & cig in hand too. Then 2nd leg they came bac to albany and i could hardly get in the door. It was a bummer. Now I guess i was spoiled and although i would love to go to the new tour, I would only want to sit on the side of the stage. I know, Aint happening! So Big Tiered Stadiums, i dont even like heights oh sh....t.........

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Re: 'Only big, tiered stadiums.'
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 11:36:22 AM »
I think McGuinnes was speaking of arenas. There are just too many domed stadiums in the US in big markets... Minneapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, Houston... they'd skip all of those?

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Re: 'Only big, tiered stadiums.'
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009, 11:56:09 AM »
I think you are right he probably meant indoor arenas but not the football domes.

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Re: 'Only big, tiered stadiums.'
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009, 04:45:02 PM »
Please come to Edmonton, AB, Canada!!! It's been twelve long years! We have a 66000+ capacity stadium, perfect for a U2 outdoor concert. The band had two great shows here in '97 during the Popmart Tour. They even included bonus footage of one of the shows in their Popmart Dvd.

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Re: 'Only big, tiered stadiums.'
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 05:54:38 PM »
I just cant picture them not going to Montreal or Toronto... 

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Re: 'Only big, tiered stadiums.'
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009, 06:26:53 PM »
AH! Does that mean no New York!

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Re: 'Only big, tiered stadiums.'
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009, 06:44:01 PM »
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AH! Does that mean no New York!

Hmm... Giants Stadium says hello ?

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Re: 'Only big, tiered stadiums.'
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009, 08:38:04 PM »
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Just read the Hot Press article, where McG is quoted as saying "...the places we're playing will be tiered football stadiums; no flat fields, no festivals, no baseball stadiums. Only big, tiered stadiums.".  Then later says "And this tour is exclusively outdoors, there will be no indoor shows..."

Well, this really narrows it down in North America, it seems.  No Minneapolis?  No Toronto, Montreal & Vancouver?  Scheduling will also be tight with the NFL and college football seasons in full swing.

I was hoping to catch them in Las Vegas, but is Sam Boyd stadium going to be too small at only 37,000 capacity?  And living in the Northwest, I usually have 3 choices of cities to see U2 nearby - Seattle, Portland & Vancouver.  Of these three, I think Seattle is the only city that has a large enough outdoor stadium that will suit this tour.

Ahh.. the times where I could catch them 3-4 times easy are over, it seems.  It will be exciting to see them in a large venue after a decade of arenas...  I just hope I can see them more than once.

They won't leave out Toronto.  It's the third largest City in North America.

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Re: 'Only big, tiered stadiums.'
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2009, 01:03:59 AM »
Hi FishLips in the Northwest - How big is the Gorge Amphitheater? Isn't it bigger than Key Arena in Seattle? It's outdoors...Coldplay will be there this summer. What do you think, is it possible? What about you M2 ... Talk about close to home!

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Re: 'Only big, tiered stadiums.'
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2009, 02:30:42 AM »
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Hi FishLips in the Northwest - How big is the Gorge Amphitheater? Isn't it bigger than Key Arena in Seattle? It's outdoors...Coldplay will be there this summer. What do you think, is it possible? What about you M2 ... Talk about close to home!

The Gorge is slightly larger than Key Arena, but it sounds like they're only booking large football-style stadiums.  Qwest field is probably the only venue they're considering in the Pacific NW.  Unless they are doing covered stadiums, in which case BC Stadium would be another option.

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Re: 'Only big, tiered stadiums.'
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2009, 06:29:33 AM »
If they don't come to Montreal ther will be many disappointed people INCLUDING ME

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Re: 'Only big, tiered stadiums.'
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2009, 07:00:33 AM »
Maybe they are doing something like a reverse Zoo TV tour... Do a effing big stadium tour, then continue with smaller Arenas later.  They just can't leave out many cities that dont have a big stadium, but are a great U2 town !  Montreal loves U2, and U2 loves Montreal !

To quote Bono : It's in Montreal that we realized we could play big stadiums !

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Re: 'Only big, tiered stadiums.'
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2009, 11:09:40 AM »
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Please come to Edmonton, AB, Canada!!! It's been twelve long years! We have a 66000+ capacity stadium, perfect for a U2 outdoor concert. The band had two great shows here in '97 during the Popmart Tour. They even included bonus footage of one of the shows in their Popmart Dvd.

Woot.  I'm from Regina and we'd be coming up to that one for sure.  I'm still holding hope for a Taylor Field concert though ;)

Question is though (if you're from Edmonton and are a CFL fan), will the Edmonton Eskimos organization llet the road crew from U2 on the field before the concert?

 :D  ;)

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Re: 'Only big, tiered stadiums.'
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2009, 04:53:07 PM »
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AH! Does that mean no New York!

Hmm... Giants Stadium says hello ?

I don't even know where that is!! I don't think I live near it  ???