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Title: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: spiriva21 on March 05, 2009, 09:24:58 PM
It seems based upon recent news articles, that U2 will only be playing large stadiums excluding baseball stadiums.  This would leave NFL stadiums as the home of almost all tour dates in the U.S.  I may be mistaken but it seems that the NFL schedule hasn't been released yet.  How will a stadium tour be announced on 3-9-09 for the U.S.?  I hope I am wrong and maybe the stadium owners and personnel themselves are aware of the home dates for the NFL 2009 season.  This would allow them to schedule other events including concerts but I find it hard to believe that concerts would be scheduled before the NFL releases the schedule.  NFL stadiums can take up Sunday, Monday, and Thursdays depending on Monday Night Football and NFL network games.  Anyone have any information regarding this or opinions..
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: JuniorEmblem on March 05, 2009, 09:33:34 PM
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It seems based upon recent news articles, that U2 will only be playing large stadiums excluding baseball stadiums.  This would leave NFL stadiums as the home of almost all tour dates in the U.S.  I may be mistaken but it seems that the NFL schedule hasn't been released yet.  How will a stadium tour be announced on 3-9-09 for the U.S.?  I hope I am wrong and maybe the stadium owners and personnel themselves are aware of the home dates for the NFL 2009 season.  This would allow them to schedule other events including concerts but I find it hard to believe that concerts would be scheduled before the NFL releases the schedule.  NFL stadiums can take up Sunday, Monday, and Thursdays depending on Monday Night Football and NFL network games.  Anyone have any information regarding this or opinions..

There's lots of College stadiums fit that bill too

Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: Nagrom99 on March 05, 2009, 09:47:44 PM
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It seems based upon recent news articles, that U2 will only be playing large stadiums excluding baseball stadiums.  This would leave NFL stadiums as the home of almost all tour dates in the U.S.  I may be mistaken but it seems that the NFL schedule hasn't been released yet.  How will a stadium tour be announced on 3-9-09 for the U.S.?  I hope I am wrong and maybe the stadium owners and personnel themselves are aware of the home dates for the NFL 2009 season.  This would allow them to schedule other events including concerts but I find it hard to believe that concerts would be scheduled before the NFL releases the schedule.  NFL stadiums can take up Sunday, Monday, and Thursdays depending on Monday Night Football and NFL network games.  Anyone have any information regarding this or opinions..

There's lots of College stadiums fit that bill too



Aren't the College stadiums too big?  Some of them can hold 80-100,000.
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: Evil Bono on March 05, 2009, 10:05:53 PM
It also depends on how many dates they plan on doing in here.  For some reason I think they're not going to every major with a stadium. 
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: hurricane hugo on March 05, 2009, 10:46:31 PM
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It seems based upon recent news articles, that U2 will only be playing large stadiums excluding baseball stadiums.  This would leave NFL stadiums as the home of almost all tour dates in the U.S.  I may be mistaken but it seems that the NFL schedule hasn't been released yet.  How will a stadium tour be announced on 3-9-09 for the U.S.?  I hope I am wrong and maybe the stadium owners and personnel themselves are aware of the home dates for the NFL 2009 season.  This would allow them to schedule other events including concerts but I find it hard to believe that concerts would be scheduled before the NFL releases the schedule.  NFL stadiums can take up Sunday, Monday, and Thursdays depending on Monday Night Football and NFL network games.  Anyone have any information regarding this or opinions..

1) the US dates won't be announced on March 9. they're coming in April.

2) sports teams are the primary tenants in their arenas; U2 has had to schedule their last two North American tours around both the NBA and NHL schedules. Seems to me they did a good job.  ;D

#@!
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 05, 2009, 11:12:21 PM
US tour dates will be announced March 9th

Tickets wont go on sale til April
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: bradjs on March 06, 2009, 08:18:20 AM
the NFL schedule is usually released in April so i'm sure they have a pretty good approximation as to who's playing where/when by now.
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: EdgeFest [Zenmaster360] on March 06, 2009, 10:38:23 AM
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the NFL schedule is usually released in April so i'm sure they have a pretty good approximation as to who's playing where/when by now.

Yep.  I'm suspecting this year it will be April 15.  Which is why I hope the tickets don't go on SALE until AFTER that date so I know when I am going to be in North Carolina...
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: JuniorEmblem on March 06, 2009, 10:48:38 AM
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It seems based upon recent news articles, that U2 will only be playing large stadiums excluding baseball stadiums.  This would leave NFL stadiums as the home of almost all tour dates in the U.S.  I may be mistaken but it seems that the NFL schedule hasn't been released yet.  How will a stadium tour be announced on 3-9-09 for the U.S.?  I hope I am wrong and maybe the stadium owners and personnel themselves are aware of the home dates for the NFL 2009 season.  This would allow them to schedule other events including concerts but I find it hard to believe that concerts would be scheduled before the NFL releases the schedule.  NFL stadiums can take up Sunday, Monday, and Thursdays depending on Monday Night Football and NFL network games.  Anyone have any information regarding this or opinions..

There's lots of College stadiums fit that bill too



Aren't the College stadiums too big?  Some of them can hold 80-100,000.

So can some NFL stadiums, in some places they'll have no choice but to use a College Stadium.

LA for example has no NFL team, but they will definitely play in SoCal, so it would have to be the Coliseum, 90,000+ seated, no parking (I have my 'secret' $13 parking garage few people seem to know about, sh**ty part of town. Not gonna go though.

Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: Evil Bono on March 06, 2009, 12:13:20 PM
If they don't go to LA they'll probably go to San Diego.  The way Paul McGuinness is talking that it'll be at the more up to date stadiums.  Here in Northern California I would guess they do the Oakland Coliseum only because they had Popmart there.
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: JuniorEmblem on March 06, 2009, 12:34:23 PM
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If they don't go to LA they'll probably go to San Diego.  The way Paul McGuinness is talking that it'll be at the more up to date stadiums.  Here in Northern California I would guess they do the Oakland Coliseum only because they had Popmart there.

They won't not play the 2nd biggest media market, one of the biggest populaiton markets and heart of the entertainment industry.....

Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: fadedu2 on March 06, 2009, 12:58:00 PM
also from what i read they are coming to north america atleast in two different legs, "Europe in July and August, America in September and October with a total of 40-45 shows this year; more stadiums in America in June and July next year, then August and September in Europe. The trek then tentatively will hit South America in the fall of 2010, for potentially as many as 90-100 shows over the next two years".  the second time around might be different stadiums  ;D
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: macphisto96 on March 06, 2009, 03:31:47 PM
U2 has probably been working on the schedule for several months.  That means that the NFL is going to schedule around them.  The teams will let the NFL know when their stadium is in use.

As for the college stadiums, their schedules have been out so they can work around those.
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: StrongGirl on March 06, 2009, 03:39:47 PM
Oh no - does this mean Giants Stadium ?  I hope not. It is a mess there with the construction of the new one. What a nightmare in my opinion. There is not enough parking. For the football games, fans had to park a few towns over and get shuttled!!
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: Crewboy on March 06, 2009, 04:38:41 PM
The band won't play San Diego in my opinion.  I went to Popmart in San Diego and the venue was only a quarter of the way full.

They'll go for the larger market of Los Angeles where the fanbase is larger.

San Diego fans will probably have to drive up to LA for the show I'm afraid.

Also keep in mind that Popmart had two stadium legs in the USA as well and each leg went to different cities.  No city here in the states got a repeat visit after it's first visit.
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: Kesor on March 06, 2009, 04:50:48 PM
U2 will play San Diego.  I was at Popmart - more like 80% capacity at the show.  They played ZOO tv here, they opened the Vertigo tour here for two nights.  San Diego is a big U2 town.
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: monte on March 06, 2009, 05:52:48 PM
Yeah!!! San Diego... Qualcomm Stadium...  in my opinion it's the ideal size, 70,000 people. I insist... "Kiss the Future 2009 // U2 Live from San Diego" DVD tour sounds great...
     
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: hurricane hugo on March 07, 2009, 11:29:01 PM
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It seems based upon recent news articles, that U2 will only be playing large stadiums excluding baseball stadiums.  This would leave NFL stadiums as the home of almost all tour dates in the U.S.  I may be mistaken but it seems that the NFL schedule hasn't been released yet.  How will a stadium tour be announced on 3-9-09 for the U.S.?  I hope I am wrong and maybe the stadium owners and personnel themselves are aware of the home dates for the NFL 2009 season.  This would allow them to schedule other events including concerts but I find it hard to believe that concerts would be scheduled before the NFL releases the schedule.  NFL stadiums can take up Sunday, Monday, and Thursdays depending on Monday Night Football and NFL network games.  Anyone have any information regarding this or opinions..

There's lots of College stadiums fit that bill too



Aren't the College stadiums too big?  Some of them can hold 80-100,000.

So can some NFL stadiums, in some places they'll have no choice but to use a College Stadium.

LA for example has no NFL team, but they will definitely play in SoCal, so it would have to be the Coliseum, 90,000+ seated, no parking (I have my 'secret' $13 parking garage few people seem to know about, sh**ty part of town. Not gonna go though.



If the band's insisting on tiered seating (and they are), then the LA Coliseum and the Rose Bowl are both out. What's the name of the stadium where the Angels play? the LA gig will be there.

#@!
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: JuniorEmblem on March 07, 2009, 11:48:02 PM
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It seems based upon recent news articles, that U2 will only be playing large stadiums excluding baseball stadiums.  This would leave NFL stadiums as the home of almost all tour dates in the U.S.  I may be mistaken but it seems that the NFL schedule hasn't been released yet.  How will a stadium tour be announced on 3-9-09 for the U.S.?  I hope I am wrong and maybe the stadium owners and personnel themselves are aware of the home dates for the NFL 2009 season.  This would allow them to schedule other events including concerts but I find it hard to believe that concerts would be scheduled before the NFL releases the schedule.  NFL stadiums can take up Sunday, Monday, and Thursdays depending on Monday Night Football and NFL network games.  Anyone have any information regarding this or opinions..

There's lots of College stadiums fit that bill too



Aren't the College stadiums too big?  Some of them can hold 80-100,000.

So can some NFL stadiums, in some places they'll have no choice but to use a College Stadium.

LA for example has no NFL team, but they will definitely play in SoCal, so it would have to be the Coliseum, 90,000+ seated, no parking (I have my 'secret' $13 parking garage few people seem to know about, sh**ty part of town. Not gonna go though.



If the band's insisting on tiered seating (and they are), then the LA Coliseum and the Rose Bowl are both out. What's the name of the stadium where the Angels play? the LA gig will be there.

#@!

they also said no baseball stadiums, you're talking about Angels stadium.

The Coliseum will get them a crowd of about 120,000 if they're in the round, don't see them turning that down

Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: domino on March 08, 2009, 12:38:48 AM
whoa i had noooo idea college stadiums were the size of pro football (soccer) stadiums in europe. crazy. no one watches college sports in canada.
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: Loose Electricity on March 09, 2009, 12:33:52 AM
Does anyone think they'll play in Phoenix. We have the new University of Phoenix Stadium (Cardinals' Stadium)? I thought i read somewhere that they weren't going to play at any covered stadiums, but the roof at UOP stadium is retractable. I hope they do play here. I don't want to drive to Cali to watch the show.
Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: SaintMike on March 09, 2009, 06:46:46 AM
Seems like U2 is playing most NFL stadiums on weekdays to avoid any potential NFL conflicts.  The only exception seems to be Chicago on September 12th (and I'm sure they'll add a second show on the 13th) which they must have been able to confirm no Bears home game that weekend.

Title: Re: NFL Schedules will determine U.S. Tour Dates
Post by: SeanVox on March 09, 2009, 09:29:27 AM
If they don't schedule a concert on a Monday or Sunday I think they will be OK.