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Will U2's world tour begin in June, 2014?
« on: November 16, 2013, 08:15:30 AM »
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Interesting article that we read in The Irish Times,  U2 and Paul McGuinness: the end of the affair . Basically do a review of what has meaning manager Paul McGuinness and U2. A must read for ourselves in context of the significant role played Paul in U2's career.

There are two phrases that I would like to highlight in this article:

"McGuinness Told the band two years ago Considering That I was standing down". McGuinness said the band two years ago that he was considering quitting.

Which confirms that there has been a rash decision, and the whole movement for change manager   Guy Oseary  has been well thought out, and probably the tempo has been carefully chosen to benefit the band.

"Today, sales of the new U2 album, que is due out in March, did not really matter much longer. Sales of tickets for Their world tour, que is due to begin in June, really do. " Today, sales of the new U2 album, due out in March, and do not really matter much. Ticket sales for their world tour, which is scheduled to begin in June, really do matter.

All we know that record sales passing away, and all the big-band business has moved to the concert ticket. And another thing ... Will New U2 world tour for June 2014? As they say ... The dates seem right to promote the new material from the band ...



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Re: Will U2's world tour begin in June, 2014?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 09:40:53 AM »
1. sure, why not?   :)

2. Billboard's reporting April 2014 for the new album, but same difference, really.

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Re: Will U2's world tour begin in June, 2014?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 09:42:07 AM »
If it is June 2014, please open somewhere near NY.

Nothing like a happy birthday present to the first date of the tour.  :)

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Re: Will U2's world tour begin in June, 2014?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 09:44:18 AM »
I fricken' hope so!

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Re: Will U2's world tour begin in June, 2014?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2013, 09:52:35 AM »
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If it is June 2014, please open somewhere near Cleveland.

Nothing like a happy birthday present to the first date of the tour.  :)

frfy :)

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Re: Will U2's world tour begin in June, 2014?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2013, 02:03:33 PM »
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If it is June 2014, please open somewhere near NY.

Nothing like a happy birthday present to the first date of the tour.  :)

Me too, Midnight! My big 50 is on the 20th of June!  :o

I was also hoping for a Dublin show for my Bucket List and the big 50 to coincide, but finances may prohibit that.

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Re: Will U2's world tour begin in June, 2014?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2013, 03:06:44 PM »
I hope not. I won't be in a position financially to travel to any concerts around then if it starts in North America.

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Re: Will U2's world tour begin in June, 2014?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2013, 03:42:22 PM »
Please please be true. Start the tour in Europe and play Dublin in July/August. I am soooo ready!

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Re: Will U2's world tour begin in June, 2014?
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2013, 04:28:11 PM »
Does anyone else think a June kickoff for the tour is way too soon if there's a March/April album release? Something doesn't add up.

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Re: Will U2's world tour begin in June, 2014?
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2013, 04:28:35 PM »
I'll be in Dublin at the end of June for 2 weeks. May the stars align and they book a show while I'm there!!!!! Ultimate dream come true!

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Re: Will U2's world tour begin in June, 2014?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2013, 05:08:56 PM »
Can still be both March and April - Friday 28th March in Ireland, Monday 31st March UK/Europe and Tuesday 1st April in USA.

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Re: Will U2's world tour begin in June, 2014?
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2013, 06:43:19 PM »
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Does anyone else think a June kickoff for the tour is way too soon if there's a March/April album release? Something doesn't add up.

Pretty close as the last album/tour cycle:

NLOTH released Feb 27th, 2009

360 tour opening date: June 30th, 2009

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Re: Will U2's world tour begin in June, 2014?
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2013, 07:32:00 PM »
Entirely possible, assuming they take until end of January 2014 to sequence the final songs for the record, then send the master to the plants and iTunes, it could drop in late february or early march. This then gives them 3 months to begin rehearsals, assuming they don't spend more than a few weeks doing a promo tour/interviews/etc. My biggest question after 30 years of seeing these guys is whether this will be the last tour. If it is, and is announced as such,you may see a fair amount of stadium shows, as it would take 3 years to cover all their usual routes/legs in arenas. I can only imagine they're a bit freaked out right now after Paul's announcement going public, and are probably deep in band-only meetings about what they're going to do and for how long-which would explain their silence of late. It's one thing to know something is coming, but when it becomes real, it feels different.
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Re: Will U2's world tour begin in June, 2014?
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2013, 08:27:57 PM »
Didn't they say they want the album done before Christmas so they can enjoy the holidays? We all know how well they end up hitting their deadlines but if they come back in Jan/Feb that gives them plenty of time to rehearse and plan the tour. If they do finish the album by early December that means they just have to keep the album under wraps for 4-5 months.

Personally, I would not be disappointed if it was leaked. They'll get my money nonetheless.

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Re: Will U2's world tour begin in June, 2014?
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2013, 10:22:40 PM »
There were those rumors coming out of Brazil over the summer about the band playing the World Cup concert in June. I bet that's where that tour time frame is coming from.