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Re: 76 shows in 5 years...
« Reply #60 on: November 23, 2016, 09:52:58 AM »
I doubt any of the big, old bands - the Stones, Rush, U2, Depeche Mode, etc - tour for the money. They're all fantastically rich and don't need the money or to endure the work that goes into touring. The travel, rehearsal, stage design, being away from home are all taxing.  Their main motivations are probably love of playing, ego gratification, and habit. What else are they going to do? Even Bono, with all of his work outside the band, is an artist first.

U2 probably planned on playing shows this year but SOE still isn't ready. 


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Re: 76 shows in 5 years...
« Reply #61 on: November 23, 2016, 01:26:39 PM »
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I doubt any of the big, old bands - the Stones, Rush, U2, Depeche Mode, etc - tour for the money. They're all fantastically rich and don't need the money or to endure the work that goes into touring. The travel, rehearsal, stage design, being away from home are all taxing.  Their main motivations are probably love of playing, ego gratification, and habit. What else are they going to do? Even Bono, with all of his work outside the band, is an artist first.

U2 probably planned on playing shows this year but SOE still isn't ready.
Yeah, that about sums it up. They like what they're doing, and that's all they really know. That stage high must be pretty boss as well.

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Re: 76 shows in 5 years...
« Reply #62 on: November 23, 2016, 01:34:29 PM »
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I doubt any of the big, old bands - the Stones, Rush, U2, Depeche Mode, etc - tour for the money. They're all fantastically rich and don't need the money or to endure the work that goes into touring. The travel, rehearsal, stage design, being away from home are all taxing.  Their main motivations are probably love of playing, ego gratification, and habit. What else are they going to do? Even Bono, with all of his work outside the band, is an artist first.

U2 probably planned on playing shows this year but SOE still isn't ready.
Yeah, that about sums it up. They like what they're doing, and that's all they really know. That stage high must be pretty boss as well.

If that is the case one would think they would cut the ticket prices for their fans so that they're more affordable, wouldn't one?


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Re: 76 shows in 5 years...
« Reply #63 on: November 23, 2016, 01:38:49 PM »
no, because they still have large operations to support.  and of course they want to make money, but I doubt that it's close to their primary motivation. 

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Re: 76 shows in 5 years...
« Reply #64 on: November 23, 2016, 01:41:01 PM »
I reckon it's their primary motivation.


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Re: 76 shows in 5 years...
« Reply #65 on: November 23, 2016, 01:48:40 PM »
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I reckon it's their primary motivation.
Seems like your mind is made up on the matter.

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Re: 76 shows in 5 years...
« Reply #66 on: November 23, 2016, 01:56:34 PM »
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I reckon it's their primary motivation.
Seems like your mind is made up on the matter.

Yeah I made it up some time ago actually.