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Title: U2 Stadium tour southern hemisphere Feb 2019
Post by: Groovy on June 08, 2018, 08:35:10 AM
Now this might be a little bit of a stretch, but I'm willing to make the following prediction.

U2 will be touring South Africa with a stadium tour in February 2019. They will probably play Johannesburg and Cape Town. I assume they will probably visit Australia, New Zealand and other parts of Asia at the same time. Maybe even South America.

Some background.

I live in Cape Town South Africa. U2 has toured here twice. 1998 Popmart and in 2011 the 360 tour. Let me just state for background U2 is very popular in South Africa. Their last show in Johannesburg had an attendance of over 95 000 for the show - one of their biggest show's ever.

Now what do I base this assumption on? And it is an assumption...

I was listening to this interview today with Attie Van Wyk, the CEO of Big Concerts. They are the biggest tour promoters in South Africa. All major international tours are done by Big Concerts. Big Concerts promoted both U2's last two tours to South Africa.

The discussion on the link is with KFM a local/regional radio station here in Cape Town. The reason for the discussion was "Are big acts still coming to Cape Town?".

Katy Perry is playing in Johannesburg in July and Guns & Roses yesterday announced a show in Johannesburg later this year. The DJs got Van Wyk on to ask why are none of these acts coming to Cape Town.

Van Wyk mentioned U2 a couple of times -  not the interviewer.

1. He mentioned U2 is currently doing an arena tour and could do 4 shows in Joburg and 3 in Cape Town if the venues were available. (Currently Cape Town does not have the right venue for a big arena tour..that's why Perry skipped the city) Obviously they won't bring their arena tour to South Africa.

2. He said it's difficult to get acts like U2 to tour South Africa.

But then he also said they will be announcing by the end of July the biggest stadium touring act in the world coming to South Africa next year. I. think he mentioned February 2019.

Now is that not U2?

Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but maybe it's not...

http://www.kfm.co.za/articles/2018/06/07/are-big-acts-still-coming-to-cape-town

Title: Re: U2 Stadium tour southern hemisphere Feb 2019
Post by: 64ac30 on June 08, 2018, 02:32:01 PM
Don’t think so. A stadium tour wouldn’t be planned without a set in stone idea of what they’want it to be. And Clayton just said 2 weeks ago they don’t have any plans.
They’re probably referring to the stones.
Title: Re: U2 Stadium tour southern hemisphere Feb 2019
Post by: 73October on June 11, 2018, 03:30:50 AM
U2 would be great, but it may be The Stones (is there a big Stones following in SA?)
Title: Re: U2 Stadium tour southern hemisphere Feb 2019
Post by: summerholly on June 11, 2018, 05:29:58 AM
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U2 would be great, but it may be The Stones (is there a big Stones following in SA?)

Dont know anymore but when I lived there they must have had once.  I remember in the early seventies and late sixties my friends parents playing Ruby Tuesday over and over again along with a lot of other Rolling Stone tracks.   
Title: Re: U2 Stadium tour southern hemisphere Feb 2019
Post by: wons on June 11, 2018, 08:17:42 AM
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Now this might be a little bit of a stretch, but I'm willing to make the following prediction.

U2 will be touring South Africa with a stadium tour in February 2019. They will probably play Johannesburg and Cape Town. I assume they will probably visit Australia, New Zealand and other parts of Asia at the same time. Maybe even South America.

Some background.

I live in Cape Town South Africa. U2 has toured here twice. 1998 Popmart and in 2011 the 360 tour. Let me just state for background U2 is very popular in South Africa. Their last show in Johannesburg had an attendance of over 95 000 for the show - one of their biggest show's ever.

Now what do I base this assumption on? And it is an assumption...

I was listening to this interview today with Attie Van Wyk, the CEO of Big Concerts. They are the biggest tour promoters in South Africa. All major international tours are done by Big Concerts. Big Concerts promoted both U2's last two tours to South Africa.

The discussion on the link is with KFM a local/regional radio station here in Cape Town. The reason for the discussion was "Are big acts still coming to Cape Town?".

Katy Perry is playing in Johannesburg in July and Guns & Roses yesterday announced a show in Johannesburg later this year. The DJs got Van Wyk on to ask why are none of these acts coming to Cape Town.

Van Wyk mentioned U2 a couple of times -  not the interviewer.

1. He mentioned U2 is currently doing an arena tour and could do 4 shows in Joburg and 3 in Cape Town if the venues were available. (Currently Cape Town does not have the right venue for a big arena tour..that's why Perry skipped the city) Obviously they won't bring their arena tour to South Africa.

2. He said it's difficult to get acts like U2 to tour South Africa.

But then he also said they will be announcing by the end of July the biggest stadium touring act in the world coming to South Africa next year. I. think he mentioned February 2019.

Now is that not U2?

Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but maybe it's not...

http://www.kfm.co.za/articles/2018/06/07/are-big-acts-still-coming-to-cape-town

I think it might be the Rolling Stones although U2 is the top stadium act since they have the biggest stadium tour of all time with the 360 tour. The Rolling Stones only played South Africa on one tour back in February 1995. They did two shows at Johannesburg stadium back then. So February 2019 will mark 24 years since the first time they ever played in South Africa. That's nearly a quarter of a century.
Title: Re: U2 Stadium tour southern hemisphere Feb 2019
Post by: eleison on June 14, 2018, 04:22:12 AM
We can always PRAY!!!

I traveled to Texas last year to see the Joshua Tree show
in Dallas and Houston.

I saw them in Johannesburg on 21 March 1998 and in
Cape Town on 18 February 2011.

Hoping to see them again in South Africa.

By the way - I live in George, Southern Cape.