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Re: Why No Toronto?
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2018, 05:37:37 AM »
Noticed a few concerts being announced for the Air Canada Centre in June, Paul Simon and Depeche Mode.  Both are after when the MBA and NHL Playoffs would end.

Currently the ACC is open the last two weeks of May and up to June 4.  On June 5th is Hall and Oates, then it is open until June 11, back to back Depeche Mode and Paul Simon.

There is still room for U2 at the ACC, but they will not do it until either the Raptors or Leafs fall out of the playoffs.  Friday June 1 and Saturday June 2 look to fit perfectly int he schedule.

But it will NOT happen until the sporting events are confirmed, they have first rights on the arena.

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Re: Why No Toronto?
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2018, 06:50:04 AM »
Leafs are in the playoffs for sure.

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Re: Why No Toronto?
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2018, 08:12:25 AM »
would be nice if they were, that would mean they'd be in the finals

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Re: Why No Toronto?
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2018, 11:01:05 AM »
Why aren't U2 playing <insert city here> this tour?

This can be answered 99% of the time with, it logistically doesn't work out for this current tour of they feel the demand does not support a visit. 99% of the time it is one of those two reasons.  People think the band sits around a room and pick cities to play--no.  It's all about logistics and demand.

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Re: Why No Toronto?
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2018, 12:03:24 PM »
So, the playoffs are almost here.

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Re: Why No Toronto?
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2018, 01:59:48 PM »
For U2/LN to ignore Toronto on this leg is VERY out of character for them.  Toronto has been one of their strongholds in North America since the 80's.  Two shows in Toronto would sell out with relative ease, compared to Chicago and LA, who still haven't sold out their 2nd shows.  Plus, there's even a space in the schedule for Toronto, on June 1st and 2nd.  The ACC also has nothing booked in that timeframe.  Either they are just waiting for the outcome of the playoffs, or they made a deliberate decision to NOT play in Toronto, which just seems unusual.

Maybe they're saving Toronto for leg 2 of the SOE NA Tour in 2019!!!   ;D    Doubtful that such a leg would happen, but it'd sure be nice.  But only AFTER Australia gets their 30 show arena tour!

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Re: Why No Toronto?
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2018, 03:04:22 PM »
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For U2/LN to ignore Toronto on this leg is VERY out of character for them.  Toronto has been one of their strongholds in North America since the 80's.  Two shows in Toronto would sell out with relative ease, compared to Chicago and LA, who still haven't sold out their 2nd shows.  Plus, there's even a space in the schedule for Toronto, on June 1st and 2nd.  The ACC also has nothing booked in that timeframe.  Either they are just waiting for the outcome of the playoffs, or they made a deliberate decision to NOT play in Toronto, which just seems unusual.

Maybe they're saving Toronto for leg 2 of the SOE NA Tour in 2019!!!   ;D    Doubtful that such a leg would happen, but it'd sure be nice.  But only AFTER Australia gets their 30 show arena tour!

Its even more strange given that they only played two shows in Toronto on the Innocence And Experience Tour in 2015 and then in 2017, Toronto only got one Joshua Tree show. Toronto was underplayed In both 2015 and 2017. Now in 2018, they don't even have a single show. Very odd.

Toronto is their biggest market in Canada, and the only markets in the United States that do better or are competitive are New York City, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. You might even be able to argue that only New York City is a bigger market for them.

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Re: Why No Toronto?
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2018, 04:00:25 AM »
I think if either the Leafs or the Raptors exit in round 1 you will see an announcement.  Both are in the playoffs that start in just over a week, round one will last 2 weeks.

U2 can't book an arena that is taken by the finals in either the NHL or the NBA.  They own the ACC and would have first dibs.

There is a hole in U2's schedule between Atlanta and Montreal (8 Days), but this would coincide with the final round of both the NBA and the NHL. 

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Re: Why No Toronto?
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2018, 07:42:32 AM »
agree, they must have kept it open just in case of NBA or NHL playoffs..........as much as I love U2 I would be happy to see the LEAFS still playing in JUNE

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Re: Why No Toronto?
« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2018, 09:05:31 AM »
This year it's happening.

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Re: Why No Toronto?
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2018, 08:11:00 PM »
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Toronto is their biggest market in Canada, and the only markets in the United States that do better or are competitive are New York City, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. You might even be able to argue that only New York City is a bigger market for them.
Not to be disrespectful, but I would say Montreal is the biggest U2 market in Canada and much of the large US cities, just look up their tours history & their own words about playing Montreal...... granted we did not get the JT2017 Tour, but that tour was VERY American audience centric & nostalgic in North America, that doesn't sell well here in MTL (+ we do not have a real good music stadium here at this time). They are also much bigger in Europe than the US so JT2017 sold very well in EU despite the US centric feel to it, U2 would sell out EU with just about anything.

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Re: Why No Toronto?
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2018, 10:01:02 PM »
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Toronto is their biggest market in Canada, and the only markets in the United States that do better or are competitive are New York City, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. You might even be able to argue that only New York City is a bigger market for them.
Not to be disrespectful, but I would say Montreal is the biggest U2 market in Canada and much of the large US cities, just look up their tours history & their own words about playing Montreal...... granted we did not get the JT2017 Tour, but that tour was VERY American audience centric & nostalgic in North America, that doesn't sell well here in MTL (+ we do not have a real good music stadium here at this time). They are also much bigger in Europe than the US so JT2017 sold very well in EU despite the US centric feel to it, U2 would sell out EU with just about anything.

Well, on ZOO TV, Toronto got two stadium shows with each selling out, while Montreal only got one that did not sellout. On Popmart, Toronto got two stadium shows, Montreal only one. On the Vertigo Tour, four arena shows for Toronto, only two for Montreal. On the 360 tour 3 stadium shows for Toronto, only 2 for Montreal.

So I think that record generally shows that Toronto has been a bigger U2 town than Montreal.

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Re: Why No Toronto?
« Reply #42 on: April 05, 2018, 07:04:47 AM »
MTL has the culture, Toronto has the $$$.

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Re: Why No Toronto?
« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2018, 11:17:23 AM »
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Toronto is their biggest market in Canada, and the only markets in the United States that do better or are competitive are New York City, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. You might even be able to argue that only New York City is a bigger market for them.
Not to be disrespectful, but I would say Montreal is the biggest U2 market in Canada and much of the large US cities, just look up their tours history & their own words about playing Montreal...... granted we did not get the JT2017 Tour, but that tour was VERY American audience centric & nostalgic in North America, that doesn't sell well here in MTL (+ we do not have a real good music stadium here at this time). They are also much bigger in Europe than the US so JT2017 sold very well in EU despite the US centric feel to it, U2 would sell out EU with just about anything.

Well, on ZOO TV, Toronto got two stadium shows with each selling out, while Montreal only got one that did not sellout. On Popmart, Toronto got two stadium shows, Montreal only one. On the Vertigo Tour, four arena shows for Toronto, only two for Montreal. On the 360 tour 3 stadium shows for Toronto, only 2 for Montreal.

So I think that record generally shows that Toronto has been a bigger U2 town than Montreal.

Really? You want to do this?

Elevation: Montreal 3 shows. Toronto: just 2 shows.
360 Montreal: we built a stadium for U2. 2 sellouts of 81000 each.
I&E 2015: 4 shows, all sold out. Toronto: just 2 shows.

In the end, pretty even I say,

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Re: Why No Toronto?
« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2018, 09:42:59 AM »
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Toronto is their biggest market in Canada, and the only markets in the United States that do better or are competitive are New York City, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. You might even be able to argue that only New York City is a bigger market for them.
Not to be disrespectful, but I would say Montreal is the biggest U2 market in Canada and much of the large US cities, just look up their tours history & their own words about playing Montreal...... granted we did not get the JT2017 Tour, but that tour was VERY American audience centric & nostalgic in North America, that doesn't sell well here in MTL (+ we do not have a real good music stadium here at this time). They are also much bigger in Europe than the US so JT2017 sold very well in EU despite the US centric feel to it, U2 would sell out EU with just about anything.

Well, on ZOO TV, Toronto got two stadium shows with each selling out, while Montreal only got one that did not sellout. On Popmart, Toronto got two stadium shows, Montreal only one. On the Vertigo Tour, four arena shows for Toronto, only two for Montreal. On the 360 tour 3 stadium shows for Toronto, only 2 for Montreal.

So I think that record generally shows that Toronto has been a bigger U2 town than Montreal.

Really? You want to do this?

Elevation: Montreal 3 shows. Toronto: just 2 shows.
360 Montreal: we built a stadium for U2. 2 sellouts of 81000 each.
I&E 2015: 4 shows, all sold out. Toronto: just 2 shows.

In the end, pretty even I say,

U2 sold more tickets in Toronto on the 360 tour than in Montreal. Its just two smaller arena tours where Montreal had the upperhand. If your really want to do this, number of U2 tickets sold to date in Toronto vs Montreal over U2's entire career, Toronto wins. Those are just the facts.