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Would you support less touring in favor of more/faster releases ?

yes, stick to arenas from 360 onwards and U2 albums should arrive faster than the Olympics
6 (35.3%)
I say 10 more years of BIG tours, then scale it down after they are 60, the wait for the albums is worth it
3 (17.6%)
my vote is small releases (EP) with short, Lovetown length tours in between
1 (5.9%)
I prefer a new U2 album over a U2 tour
7 (41.2%)
keep the albums coming but make a short promo stint (ie something like the 6 x 6 rumour for this album) That way fans can get new music faster, and still hear you live
0 (0%)

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Re: Shorter tours if it meant more music ?
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2013, 09:30:17 AM »
Heck YES!!!! PLEASE U2!!!

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Re: Shorter tours if it meant more music ?
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2013, 11:25:58 AM »
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With the passing of Fischer, there's room for new, better artists, and actual meaningful concept. If U2 cares for such anyway.

I hated 360, mostly because despite the potential it was not filled with conceptual content, and became empty show off stadium tech bling.

Yes - for a band who is capable of being so forward thinking 270 was pretty dumb.

360 was rather forward thinking...

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Re: Shorter tours if it meant more music ?
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2013, 01:38:03 PM »
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If the 270 tour was a measure of their future concert plans I'd rather they either split up or stuck to making records and not bother touring at all.

I get this chat is about stage concept but I just like seeing them play live. Yes I'd like more rare stuff but they are a great live band so I want it all no matter how long it takes

I have no interest whatsoever in seeing them in stadiums either.  Let's just have a good old fashioned rock and roll show in decent-sized venues.  Fancy stage concepts be damned.

Fancy stages can be great - ZOO TV and POPMART were fabulous. But if tours like 270 is going to become the norm for U2 (ie big stage no brains) then I'd rather they give up.

I've got no interest in seeing them in stadiums no matter what the stage design.


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Re: Shorter tours if it meant more music ?
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2013, 01:41:01 PM »
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With the passing of Fischer, there's room for new, better artists, and actual meaningful concept. If U2 cares for such anyway.

I hated 360, mostly because despite the potential it was not filled with conceptual content, and became empty show off stadium tech bling.

Yes - for a band who is capable of being so forward thinking 270 was pretty dumb.

360 was rather forward thinking...

It's been done many times by many artists.  Prince played in-the-round on the Lovesexy tour back in 1988.  My mum saw the Beatles playing in-the-round on a podium in a theatre when 'Love Me Do' was in the charts.


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Re: Shorter tours if it meant more music ?
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2013, 03:12:22 PM »
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With the passing of Fischer, there's room for new, better artists, and actual meaningful concept. If U2 cares for such anyway.

I hated 360, mostly because despite the potential it was not filled with conceptual content, and became empty show off stadium tech bling.

Yes - for a band who is capable of being so forward thinking 270 was pretty dumb.

360 was rather forward thinking...

How, in your opinion was 270 'forward thinking'?

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Re: Shorter tours if it meant more music ?
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2013, 03:34:06 PM »
I'd rather have three 00's tours than three 00's albums.  GOYB would have been better received if it had just been done at shows like North Star etc.   Live is truly where they matter.

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Re: Shorter tours if it meant more music ?
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2013, 04:26:59 PM »
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I'd rather have three 00's tours than three 00's albums.  GOYB would have been better received if it had just been done at shows like North Star etc.   Live is truly where they matter.

Not for me.  While I loved my Elevation show, I don't know if I prefer to have seen that one show rather than have ATYCLB.  And as for Vertigo and 360, I didn't even see them, but I know that a big part of those shows was the new material from their latest albums.

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Re: Shorter tours if it meant more music ?
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2013, 11:52:49 AM »
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With the passing of Fischer, there's room for new, better artists, and actual meaningful concept. If U2 cares for such anyway.

I hated 360, mostly because despite the potential it was not filled with conceptual content, and became empty show off stadium tech bling.

Yes - for a band who is capable of being so forward thinking 270 was pretty dumb.

360 was rather forward thinking...

It's been done many times by many artists.  Prince played in-the-round on the Lovesexy tour back in 1988.  My mum saw the Beatles playing in-the-round on a podium in a theatre when 'Love Me Do' was in the charts.



Not in stadiums, not worldwide, not with that stage design.

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« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2013, 11:53:34 AM »
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With the passing of Fischer, there's room for new, better artists, and actual meaningful concept. If U2 cares for such anyway.

I hated 360, mostly because despite the potential it was not filled with conceptual content, and became empty show off stadium tech bling.

Yes - for a band who is capable of being so forward thinking 270 was pretty dumb.

360 was rather forward thinking...

It's been done many times by many artists.  Prince played in-the-round on the Lovesexy tour back in 1988.  My mum saw the Beatles playing in-the-round on a podium in a theatre when 'Love Me Do' was in the charts.



Not in stadiums, not worldwide, not with that stage design.

No stage design is identical, and the thing about the 360 concept in stadiums is that probably only U2 could sell out stadiums around the world with that configuration and expanded capacity.


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Shorter tours if it meant more music ?
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2013, 12:52:32 PM »
So this is actually a stadium versus arena thread then?!?

I'm with HyperU2 - prefer seeing them live and I myself will work around that to make it work for me. Each to their own I guess. ;)
« Last Edit: September 15, 2013, 12:54:47 PM by singnomore »

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Re: Shorter tours if it meant more music ?
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2013, 06:46:15 AM »
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Option 4.

As far as I'm concerned, if the next tour doesn't include arenas in Europe then they may as well not bother.

I agree. I'm sick of massive stage sets in massive stadiums - a massive disappointment!

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Re: Shorter tours if it meant more music ?
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2013, 07:47:20 AM »
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Re: Shorter tours if it meant more music ?
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2013, 07:53:22 AM »
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^ I like this new member.

ha ha - I like you too, but let's keep it platonic  ;)