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Offline BS

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2010, 04:30:01 AM »
Do any of you think there is still a chance that they will be coming to SA in Feb 2011 or should I just go and wallow in my room now and accept that this was merely a stupid rumour?
 
I was so excited :'(

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2010, 08:17:49 PM »
Don's lose hope BS.  As posted in the @u2 new section today, here's what Billboard magazine has to say:

U2 will return to North America next year for its make-up dates and sources say they are adding a few more shows to that route. The band is also planning shows in Capetown and Johannesburg, South Africa, in February, their first trip to that continent since the PopMart tour in 1998. In the spring, the band will likely head to South America before returning to North American shores.

Looks like it's gonna happen.




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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2010, 03:03:43 AM »
bono has stated he is not going to south africa because he is scared of vuvuzelas :D

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2010, 08:44:30 AM »
Yes, don't give up hope yet!  Here is the link to what Missey was talking about... no official announcement yet but it is looking more definite than I had thought!

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(I am just sad that it costs almost as much to get to SA from Ghana as it does to get to Europe! But for all the incredible changes in Ghana, I don't think we'll be seeing U2 anytime soon.  :()

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2010, 09:03:09 AM »
I also started to loose hope! Seems like there is still a light at the end of the tunnel! Can't wait - I'm going to inform al my South African U2 friends now - thanx for the info!

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2010, 11:50:45 PM »
Don't worry, it's confirmed, they're coming to SA in Feb
Venues and dates will be 100% announced either later today or on Monday 18th.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2010, 11:52:30 PM by Prodigal »

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2010, 12:00:09 AM »
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Don't worry, it's confirmed, they're coming to SA in Feb
Venues and dates will be 100% announced either later today or on Monday 18th.

OK, that's kinda definitive... if there's a source behind it.

Nice one.

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2010, 07:46:26 AM »
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Don't worry, it's confirmed, they're coming to SA in Feb
Venues and dates will be 100% announced either later today or on Monday 18th.

OK, that's kinda definitive... if there's a source behind it.

Nice one.

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2010, 08:22:23 AM »
Yeah! Its happening! Go check out the Big Concerts site on Facebook - its such a give away that they are referring to U2. ;D

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2010, 08:44:41 AM »
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Gosh , I hope this turns out to be true! This is one place that U2 should play for so many reasons.

I agree.  Keeping my fingers crossed for our African friends.  I really do hope they get a couple of shows.

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2010, 09:00:51 AM »
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Gosh , I hope this turns out to be true! This is one place that U2 should play for so many reasons.

I agree.  Keeping my fingers crossed for our African friends.  I really do hope they get a couple of shows.

ditto  :)

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2010, 09:46:32 AM »
Glad to hear this for South Africa but sorry to hear it otherwise.   This only makes it increasingly unlikely that we will see a new album in 2011.    I just dont see how they can fit it in any more.
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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2010, 01:00:18 PM »
Yeah!!!!!!! At last - can't believe it - golden circle tickets here I come!!

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2010, 07:29:12 AM »
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Don't worry, it's confirmed, they're coming to SA in Feb
Venues and dates will be 100% announced either later today or on Monday 18th.

OK, that's kinda definitive... if there's a source behind it.

Nice one.

Oh yea of little faith!!!! I am the source :)
« Last Edit: October 15, 2010, 07:55:45 AM by Prodigal »

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2010, 08:58:06 AM »
AGREE SPRINGBOK!!!! GOLDEN CIRCLE!!

I am so excited I can not think straight. Rumours are that they will play The Soccer City on the 13th of Feb and CAPE TOWN on 19th Feb 2011!!!!

Counting the days.... I need ideas for banners!!! And also.... Springbok, we need to come up with a plan to get them to play ACROBAT LIVE!!!!!!