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Tours / Re: Center floor stage set up for next tour!
« Last post by podiumboy on June 17, 2018, 03:02:29 PM »
The thing is, just last year U2 were filling stadiums all over the US.  So it's not like they have suddenly lost their appeal to Americans.  They could do a stadium tour in the US again, but they'd have to wait a few years to recharge the demand, and make it something that would appeal to the masses.  JT 2017 proves that nostalgia sells.  As I see it, they have 3 options for their NEXT Tour.

- Wait a few years, release a new album in 2021 or so, and tour behind that album.  Mix of arenas and stadiums.
- The E&I Tour ends on November 10th, 2018.  No tour in 2019.  Do a 40th anniversary tour in 2020-2021, beginning on October 20th, the 40th anniversary of Boy's release.  All Stadiums, worldwide.  Don't bill it as a "Greatest Hits" Tour, but let people assume that.  Stick to the hits and the key live tracks, with a little room for setlist rotation.  Show doesn't need to follow any particular narrative, just U2 playing U2 songs.  Despite being the 40th anniversary tour, the band won't play "40", because U2. 
- Achtung Baby 30th anniversary tour.  Sort of a Zoo TV adapted for the 2020s, with the focus behind on the internet instead of television.  It could be interesting, but I don't really see them going this route.  This would be my least preferred idea. 

I know you're all going to say U2 began in September 1976, so the 40th anniversary already happened.  It doesn't matter.  You can just say "40th anniversary tour of U2's first album", and 99% of the people wouldn't think anything else about it.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: No Line On The Horizon
« Last post by Rasmus on June 17, 2018, 02:55:13 PM »
NLOTH is my least favorite U2 album, mainly because I think it's the one with most clunkers and with the most wasted potential. As many people have pointed out the album seems to go in two directions at once with the weak middle section being really out of place. Additionally I think songs like Unknown Caller, Breathe and Cedars of Lebanon are not as great as they could have been. The only songs on the album I think really work are Fez, Magnificent and Moment of Surrender (although it's too long and with a few clunky lyrics). I liked the alternate version of NLOTH much more than the album version and of course Soon should have opened the album.

The fact that I see the conjectures of a truly great U2 album in there only makes it harder for me to love.
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Tours / Re: How would you feel if,
« Last post by podiumboy on June 17, 2018, 02:43:31 PM »
I would be rather dumbfounded.  Places like Australia and Asia are starving for shows, meanwhile the US has had more than they can handle.  They're literally not completely filling arenas in places like Chicago and Philadelphia!!  The US has reached the point of saturation, time to take a few years off.  To play the US again next year would be a confusing move.

However, if they did announce another US leg, I would certainly buy tickets to the nearest show and have one hell of a time as always!
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News and Rumors / Re: EI DVD Washington DC
« Last post by 64ac30 on June 17, 2018, 02:11:33 PM »
Here’s a FACT for ya:  a film crew has entered the DC venue. According to u2start
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Tours / How would you feel if,
« Last post by 64ac30 on June 17, 2018, 02:06:12 PM »
U2 announced a single 2019 leg of US dates only (and confirmed they would not go anywhere else)
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News and Rumors / Re: EI DVD Washington DC
« Last post by 64ac30 on June 17, 2018, 02:04:34 PM »
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That's a new one , rumour from where ?

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As much as I want them to film the DC shows (I have GA for DC2), and as much as it makes sense to do so, “Twitter” is not an accurate source identification. 

I try to teach my students to critically evaluate their sources and only use reputable ones they can verify. Who on Twitter?  Where did that info come from? What was the name of the person or journalist with info from the band? Who else can corroborate this info? Where else has this been reported?

Until those things are answered, I am filling this under “rumor”, not “news”.


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Accurate source identification? Lol 😂. I wrote it’s a rumor and put it and put it in the ‘news and rumors’.
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News and Rumors / Re: EI DVD Washington DC
« Last post by EdgeUK8_my_mind on June 17, 2018, 12:37:38 PM »
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That's a new one , rumour from where ?

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Twitter
As much as I want them to film the DC shows (I have GA for DC2), and as much as it makes sense to do so, “Twitter” is not an accurate source identification. 

I try to teach my students to critically evaluate their sources and only use reputable ones they can verify. Who on Twitter?  Where did that info come from? What was the name of the person or journalist with info from the band? Who else can corroborate this info? Where else has this been reported?

Until those things are answered, I am filling this under “rumor”, not “news”.


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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Rank U2's albums
« Last post by Rasmus on June 17, 2018, 11:44:10 AM »
1. Achtung Baby
2. The Joshua Tree
3. Zooropa
4. Pop
5. All That You Can't Leave Behind
6. War
7. Boy
8. The Unforgetable Fire
9. Songs of Innocence
10. Songs of Experience
11. Rattle and Hum
12. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
13. October
14. No Line on the Horizon

I feel that my list is getting quite consistent... Might prefer Pop over Zooropa or Boy over War some days but all in all this is it for me.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: No Line On The Horizon
« Last post by Tortuga on June 17, 2018, 11:42:59 AM »
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I'm so happy that so many people share my sentiment about the album !

It's a shame because it's considered a minor album or a misfire but there's so much more than that into it.

I have this playlist that I find much more satisfying than the album :

Soon
Magnificent
No Line on the Horizon
White as Snow
Being Born (I removed the Fez intro)
Winter
Get on your Boots
Moment of Surrender
Cedars of Lebanon

I would love to know what occured behind the scenes. The band sounds insecure about the direction they should take. I know Daniel Lanois said he would have loved it if the band had released the tapes from an earlier version of the album. I'd love to hear that. Whatever happened, it put an end to the collaboration between U2, Eno and Lanois. Damn shame.

Edit : and I'll add this, to me it also lead to one of U2's most boring tour.

I wouldn’t necessarily say put it to an end.  They switch around producers alot but often come back to Lillywhite, Eno, and Lanois.


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Lillywhite comes in regularly for mixing. But to my knowledge, Eno and Lanois have not worked with U2 since NLOTH. I could be wrong, though.

I believe that is correct.  But Eno and Lanois did not work to any formal extent after AB until ATYCLB.  So in a longer-term view, they come and go and I would not rule out a return when the band thinks its time for their input again.


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General U2 Discussion / Re: No Line On The Horizon
« Last post by soloyan on June 17, 2018, 09:30:38 AM »
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I'm so happy that so many people share my sentiment about the album !

It's a shame because it's considered a minor album or a misfire but there's so much more than that into it.

I have this playlist that I find much more satisfying than the album :

Soon
Magnificent
No Line on the Horizon
White as Snow
Being Born (I removed the Fez intro)
Winter
Get on your Boots
Moment of Surrender
Cedars of Lebanon

I would love to know what occured behind the scenes. The band sounds insecure about the direction they should take. I know Daniel Lanois said he would have loved it if the band had released the tapes from an earlier version of the album. I'd love to hear that. Whatever happened, it put an end to the collaboration between U2, Eno and Lanois. Damn shame.

Edit : and I'll add this, to me it also lead to one of U2's most boring tour.

I wouldn’t necessarily say put it to an end.  They switch around producers alot but often come back to Lillywhite, Eno, and Lanois.


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Lillywhite comes in regularly for mixing. But to my knowledge, Eno and Lanois have not worked with U2 since NLOTH. I could be wrong, though.
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