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Title: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: OnlyU2 on June 23, 2017, 01:30:15 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/u2-bono-edge-canada-day-1.4175180

Canada Day in Ottawa just got a little more Irish.

Rock stars Bono and The Edge from U2 will be performing a song on Parliament Hill on Canada Day during the early show, the Department of Canadian Heritage announced Friday, though it's not known what that song will be.
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Post by: riffraff on June 23, 2017, 02:19:21 PM
Will you go?
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: OnlyU2 on June 23, 2017, 03:08:48 PM
I wish I could.  It's 2700 miles away !! I'll be in Montreal in August which is only 1.5 hour driver to Ottawa. 
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Post by: riffraff on June 23, 2017, 03:19:43 PM
Dang. Bad timing...
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Post by: skelter on June 23, 2017, 03:43:45 PM
The Cleveland concert is July 1st as well.
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Post by: Starman on June 23, 2017, 09:54:08 PM
This is kind of weird, knowing that the show in Cleveland is that day. It's obviously a political decision on Bono's part, but should be cool.
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Post by: mariamontreal on June 24, 2017, 06:15:39 AM
He likes our prime minister when I attended the meeting in my city Montreal with the One Campaign  with him and Bono and Bill Gates last year it was obvious how much they like each other. It is our 150th birthday too.
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Post by: riffraff on June 24, 2017, 07:33:37 AM
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He likes our prime minister when I attended the meeting in my city Montreal with the One Campaign  with him and Bono and Bill Gates last year it was obvious how much they like each other. It is our 150th birthday too.
Maria, will you go to this? Say yes!
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Post by: mariamontreal on June 24, 2017, 09:23:17 AM
I would like to Edge and Bono are singing one song acoustically Beautiful Day I think at noon.
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Post by: miryclay on June 24, 2017, 11:07:49 AM
I actually regretted making the decision to not be in my home country on it's 150 birthday to visit U2 in Cleveland. And now this. Should be a selfie/sloganeering/patting our selves on the back live in between JT and Bono.
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Post by: miryclay on June 24, 2017, 11:08:45 AM
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This is kind of weird, knowing that the show in Cleveland is that day. It's obviously a political decision on Bono's part, but should be cool.

There's plenty you can do when you have a private plane.
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Post by: miryclay on June 24, 2017, 11:09:45 AM
I also think it will be BD, but could be One.
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Post by: kseguin on June 24, 2017, 01:03:49 PM
It is a short with flight in a private plane from Ottawa to Cleveland.  Cleveland has the lakefront airport only minutes from the stadium.

I think it will be One.

I am happy to be celebrating Canada Day with U2 in Cleveland.  Did Toronto last night.
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Post by: tigerfan41 on June 24, 2017, 09:26:02 PM
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This is kind of weird, knowing that the show in Cleveland is that day. It's obviously a political decision on Bono's part, but should be cool.

There's plenty you can do when you have a private plane.

Let's just hope they're not late getting in as they were in Pittsburgh (I believe they didn't arrive to the stadium until 530ish, which is late for them).

Happy they're doing this for Canada, but disappointed for Cleveland concert attendees who almost certainly won't get to see them enter the stadium/possibly meet the band.
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: miryclay on June 24, 2017, 09:40:31 PM
When they did this in Vienna and London on July 2 2005 they admitted that the second gig was shiite.
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: miryclay on June 24, 2017, 11:00:40 PM
If it is ⛅, Beautiful Day, rainy, Rain by the Beatles, snowing, white as snow and if it feels like autumn, October.
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: kseguin on June 25, 2017, 06:16:56 AM
It is not really a gig in Ottawa, it is only one song and only Bono and the Edge.
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Post by: skelter on June 25, 2017, 08:06:15 AM
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It is a short with flight in a private plane from Ottawa to Cleveland.  Cleveland has the lakefront airport only minutes from the stadium.

I think it will be One.

I am happy to be celebrating Canada Day with U2 in Cleveland.  Did Toronto last night.

I'm guessing Bono and Edge will hog the private jet (since they're on a tighter schedule), and Adam and Larry might have to fly commercial into Cleveland *shudder*.

I hope for the good people at Cleveland that Adam might stop and sign. Who knows?
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Post by: Starman on June 25, 2017, 02:03:46 PM
It is cool that they're doing this (as an American, I'm a pretty big fan of Canada), but I just hope it doesn't affect their performance in Cleveland (especially since I'll be at the show ;)).
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: miryclay on June 25, 2017, 09:24:36 PM
They aren't going to play a song but just do a re-enactment of the assination of Thomas Darcy McGee.
 http://www.cbc.ca/history/EPCONTENTSE1EP9CH1PA2LE.html

I'm calling it now.
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: U2alwaysforever on June 25, 2017, 11:20:24 PM
First time they'll have played 2 countries in one day?
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: miryclay on June 26, 2017, 04:44:06 AM
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First time they'll have played 2 countries in one day?

July 2 2005 from memory.
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: tigerfan41 on June 26, 2017, 12:22:07 PM
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It is cool that they're doing this (as an American, I'm a pretty big fan of Canada), but I just hope it doesn't affect their performance in Cleveland (especially since I'll be at the show ;)).

Same! Lots of my ancestors came from Canada (and before that, Europe) so I've got a bit of a connection to the country and a fondness...but I'd still rather not have this impact the performance in Cleveland.

Worth mentioning, though, that they played Glastonbury back in 2011 and flew early the next day to America to play a concert here in Michigan and that MI concert was outstanding. So, I don't expect this to hurt their Cleveland show.
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: kseguin on June 27, 2017, 04:23:07 AM
The flight from Newark to Ottawa and Ottawa to Cleveland are just over an hour each.  They are doing one song, no worse than doing the sound check the day of the concert.  There is an airport right next to First Energy Stadium in Cleveland.  They will be in Cleveland in time for the sound check. I can't see it having an effect on the Cleveland concert.  I hope not I going to be there!!!
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Post by: shineinthesummernight on June 27, 2017, 06:52:51 AM
What time is the sound check usually?
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Post by: tigerfan41 on June 27, 2017, 01:50:18 PM
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What time is the sound check usually?

Usually around 3, although I don't think they did a real soundcheck in Pittsburgh. I mean, their crew did (and we could hear it) but the band members themselves weren't there until 5pm.
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: Nagrom76 on June 27, 2017, 02:29:01 PM
I think they'll do a Leonord Cohen cover.
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: shineinthesummernight on June 27, 2017, 04:39:53 PM
So do you think there will be no autographs this time around in Cleveland?  I've never tried to get one but was thinking of giving it a go this time.
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: monopoly on June 27, 2017, 06:47:00 PM
This is happening the same day as a concert? Maybe they'll just record a video from Cleveland?
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: miryclay on June 28, 2017, 06:36:30 AM
Some Nickelback fans have created a change.org petition:

https://www.change.org/p/thelockerroom-canada-150-nickelback-instead-of-u2
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: u2live on June 28, 2017, 07:41:35 AM
yeah, it's kinda started a bit of a backlash as some say they want RUSH or TRAGICALLY HIP etc.......... U2 can never win
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: miryclay on June 28, 2017, 01:34:33 PM
I am sure Bono will squeeze in a "The world needs more Canada" quote. Can anyone authenticate if he created this?
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: kseguin on June 28, 2017, 05:46:27 PM
I don't think it is solely a Bono quote.  Just recently noticed a big sign in the window of the recently renovated Indigo Store (formally Chapters) in Ancaster.  It says "THE WORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA", it trademarked saying and a book by Heather Reisman.

But that aside, I am sure Bono will say it.

As far as acts on the Hill, there are lots of Canadian acts, but not too many "big" acts.  I am sure they tried to get some of the larger Canadian acts, but their schedules may have been full, or they just could not do it.  I actually think Nickleback is already committed for July 1st.

I do not have a problem with a Non-canadian act performing.  In the case of U2, it is only ONE song, not an entire show.  They are coming to congratulate us on being 150 years.  U2 and Canada's values are similar.

So if they can get Nickleback, I am sure there is plenty of room on the schedule, it goes for 12 hours.  U2 is on at Noon.
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: OnlyU2 on June 28, 2017, 07:09:22 PM
U2 members Bono and the Edge are donating their time as a "birthday present to Canada" and will not be paid a performance fee for appearing at Canada 150 celebrations on Parliament Hill July 1, a spokesperson from Canadian Heritage says.

"The government of Canada is not paying U2 for their Canada Day performance," Natalie Huneault said in an email to CBC News Wednesday.

"Bono and the Edge wanted to mark the occasion with Canadians and are donating their time as a birthday present for Canada 150," Huneault said, calling it a "great pleasure" for Canada to hosting the duo on Parliament Hill.

A (beautiful) Canada Day: U2's Bono, The Edge coming to Ottawa July 1
Huneault was not able to say whether the government was covering any expenses for the Irish rockers.

U2, which also includes Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr., are in the midst of a world tour and are due to play Cleveland later that night.

The department announced last week that Bono and the Edge would perform one song at the Canada 150 festivities in Ottawa. The song choice was not announced.

The duo joins Gordon Lightfoot, Alessia Cara and Cirque du Soleil for the Parliament Hill show, which will be broadcast live on CBC.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bono-edge-u2-canada-day-concert-1.4182736
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: mariamontreal on June 30, 2017, 07:16:03 AM
I am extremely proud that Bono and Edge are participating in our country's 150th birthday.
 Thank you
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: Bundang Dave on June 30, 2017, 09:11:42 AM
I wonder if they'll play Holy Joe for the PM.
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Post by: miryclay on June 30, 2017, 09:42:20 AM
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I wonder if they'll play Holy Joe for the PM.

Justintime
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Post by: OnlyU2 on June 30, 2017, 10:48:25 AM
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I am extremely proud that Bono and Edge are participating in our country's 150th birthday.
 Thank you

Me too! It's ridiculous how some radio station is petitioning for Nickelback to replace U2, just because Nickelback is Canadian, and U2 isn't.  So What! It's U2's gift to Canada. Thank you!
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: OnlyU2 on July 01, 2017, 09:26:30 AM
Bono and Edge are expected to hit the stage in about half an hour, is on CBC TV
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Post by: superstar905 on July 01, 2017, 09:42:32 AM
I bet hallelujah!!!!!!
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Post by: u2live on July 01, 2017, 11:07:55 AM
ONE after a nice speech to the Canadian people
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Post by: u2live on July 01, 2017, 11:13:35 AM
And a snippet of RAIN at the end of ONE... well done
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Post by: mariamontreal on July 01, 2017, 11:14:53 AM
Nicely done thank you Bono and Edge
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Post by: skelter on July 01, 2017, 01:16:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDKkBJEGgZI&feature=youtu.be

Poor quality recording of a TV, but Bono sounds freaking great. I watched the whole thing because of his amazing voice.

Thought Edge's guitar was a bit soft in the mix (maybe it was just the recording quality).

I'm sure U2 have the resources to do anything, but maybe Adam and Larry didn't perform at Canada Day because it involves too much crew to set up the drums. There is only 1 drum tech of Larry's!

Also, lmao at that canadia article. So terrified the government is "squandering" tax dollars to let U2 perform?? I'm guessing Bono & Edge were reimbursed for their plane & fuel, at least.
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: mariamontreal on July 02, 2017, 04:45:46 AM
I agree it sounded much better live. It was a nice gesture on their behalf. Love you guys so much. Thank you for sharing that.A true honour.
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Post by: 73October on July 02, 2017, 08:30:58 AM
Loved the fact that Justin Trudeau and his wife (especially) were really into the performance.  She must be a fan.  Would have loved to have seen footage of Prince Charles & Camilla's reactions, because I don't think the enthusiasm would be there.  All we got over here on the main news was general footage of revellers in fancy dress and clips of Charlie-boy's speech on behalf of the Queen.
Justin Trudeau is the coolest G7 leader, cooler than Macron although not enough is known about him yet, I suppose.
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Post by: mariamontreal on July 02, 2017, 09:08:24 AM
Now they take a mini vacation and start the European leg of the tour How I wish I could be there.
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Post by: Peter Parker on July 02, 2017, 11:49:24 PM
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Now they take a mini vacation and start the European leg of the tour How I wish I could be there.
Cant wait for Dublin! Hopefully the keep this energy into this leg and maybe get some new songs in the rotation. ASOH back please! UTEOTW? New song?
Title: Re: Bono and Edge coming to Ottawa July 1 for Canada Day!
Post by: mariamontreal on July 03, 2017, 11:39:22 AM
I  expect there will be variations in the set list.
Looking forward to hearing from everyone.