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If U2 is waiting until 2014 to release a new album(s), what do you think is the main reason?

Maximize sales with the ideal release date
5 (17.2%)
It's not finished
8 (27.6%)
They want to release a second album simultaneously, or shortly thereafter
2 (6.9%)
Touring logistics
3 (10.3%)
Paul McGuinness is holding it hostage for a reworked record deal
4 (13.8%)
Other
7 (24.1%)

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Offline ZooClothes

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Why Not This Year?
« on: August 29, 2013, 09:30:08 PM »
I personally think they are releasing it in October, with little fanfare and no leaks.  ;)



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Re: Why Not This Year?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2013, 09:39:18 PM »
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Re: Why Not This Year?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 10:01:50 PM »

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Re: Why Not This Year?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 05:30:05 PM »
simply because the album is not finished yet or because there are no good songs enough that could warrant a new album

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Re: Why Not This Year?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2013, 07:23:47 PM »

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simply because the album is not finished yet or because there are no good songs enough that could warrant a new album

This.

Fact is, fact.  The album isn't ready.

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Re: Why Not This Year?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2013, 05:32:01 AM »
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Their label Universal Records has other priorities this year. Since they deem U2 to be "no longer relevant", U2's album release was pushed back. Call it Iovinewashing if you like.

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Re: Why Not This Year?
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2013, 05:36:22 AM »
That's a good question. By all acounts the band enjoyed working with Danger Mouse so maybe we're looking more into touring logistics with the passing of their longtime tour designer.

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Re: Why Not This Year?
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2013, 06:51:23 AM »
More hits. Lots of them.

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Re: Why Not This Year?
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2013, 09:03:32 AM »
If they are pushing back the release, it probably has a lot to do with the length of the 360 tour.  They know the upcoming tour will be a much bigger event than the album and they saturated the market the last go around.  360 was so long with so many interruptions, some planned others not, that a 2014 world tour may be too soon. 


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Re: Why Not This Year?
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2013, 03:08:03 PM »
The last 360 show happened in 2011. Why is 2014 too soon to tour ?

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Re: Why Not This Year?
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2013, 03:09:23 PM »
I'm almost certain they will tour next year.


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Re: Why Not This Year?
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2013, 10:19:19 PM »

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I'm almost certain they will tour next year.

Agree

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Re: Why Not This Year?
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2013, 10:28:07 PM »
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I'm almost certain they will tour next year.

Agree

Also agree! It will be 4 years since any European shows and that's how it's always been, so plenty of time to have built up demand.  Wonder when we're going to start seeing their new wardrobe?  At the moment they've still been rocking the NLOTH-era outfits.

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Re: Why Not This Year?
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2013, 11:27:49 PM »
Additionally, it takes the big labels one full year these days to get their promotional machine gear up to full speed. The album's music may well be finished by now but the promo strategies are probably still in the works.

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Re: Why Not This Year?
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2013, 12:19:07 AM »
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Additionally, it takes the big labels one full year these days to get their promotional machine gear up to full speed. The album's music may well be finished by now but the promo strategies are probably still in the works.

Promo strategies? This band and their management have been around for 30 years. If it takes them a year to develop their promo strategies then they should call it a day.