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I heard a rumor...
« on: December 31, 2016, 01:55:25 PM »
I have a friend who knows someone who is in the entertainment industry. We had a long conversation about acts and one of them was u2. He told me some things that he has heard going around. 7-8 stadium shows in the USA this late spring. Supposedly it's not a tour and just special shows reusing the JT stage.

No clue how trustworthy he is though....
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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2016, 02:03:41 PM »
I think you're a bit late to the party mate 

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 02:06:55 PM »
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I think you're a bit late to the party mate

I think you're unaware of what's known and unknown.

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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2016, 02:20:50 PM »
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I have a friend who knows someone who is in the entertainment industry. We had a long conversation about acts and one of them was u2. He told me some things that he has heard going around. 7-8 stadium shows in the USA this late spring. Supposedly it's not a tour and just special shows reusing the JT stage.

No clue how trustworthy he is though....
A specific number of shows and the reuse of JT stage is certainly new. Interesting.


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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2016, 02:31:04 PM »
I don't have a great memory of any JT stage. Wasn't it pretty minimal?

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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 03:31:39 PM »
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I have a friend who knows someone who is in the entertainment industry. We had a long conversation about acts and one of them was u2. He told me some things that he has heard going around. 7-8 stadium shows in the USA this late spring. Supposedly it's not a tour and just special shows reusing the JT stage.

No clue how trustworthy he is though....

Now THIS sounds about right. It also goes right along with the Dodger Stadium speculation.

Question is, will they also have a continuation of the I&E tour in 2017? If they've got a new album to promote, they kind of need to tour it.

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I don't have a great memory of any JT stage. Wasn't it pretty minimal?

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Seems pretty minimal to me.

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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 03:42:42 PM »
I seem to be having a deja vu moment...

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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2016, 04:14:13 PM »
Just hope that if they only play a few stadiums for JT, they spread it around the country so all of us don't have to travel too far.  Atlanta or anywhere in Florida please.

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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2016, 04:23:15 PM »
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I think you're a bit late to the party mate

I think you're unaware of what's known and unknown.

They say you got a broken heart.

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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2016, 04:49:41 PM »
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I don't have a great memory of any JT stage. Wasn't it pretty minimal?

It was quite minimalist.  The band entered from underneath a very non nondescript stage.  For some shows they used a Joshua tree backdrop (perhaps only for stadium shows).  I saw them in a 9,000 seat arena on that tour so the staging was relatively small and there was no backdrop.  Personally I think a low key stage could really challenge them as performers and would be a welcomed change of pace to the theatrical and bombastic elements that have existed on the last few tours.

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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2016, 04:52:47 PM »
If true, could imply that SOE isn't planned for release until after the TJT shows.

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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2016, 05:20:00 PM »
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Just hope that if they only play a few stadiums for JT, they spread it around the country so all of us don't have to travel too far.  Atlanta or anywhere in Florida please.
Actually Atlanta is a little inconvenient for me. And many others. Maybe something closer...

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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2016, 07:30:26 PM »
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Just hope that if they only play a few stadiums for JT, they spread it around the country so all of us don't have to travel too far.  Atlanta or anywhere in Florida please.
Actually Atlanta is a little inconvenient for me. And many others. Maybe something closer...
Atlanta won't have an NFL sized stadium in the summer. The new one won't be finished and the old one will be torn down soon. However, Georgia Tech's stadium is great for an outdoor rock show. I saw the Stones there, and it was awesome... a little smaller and no echo from the roof.

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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2016, 07:31:40 PM »
Still quite a commute.

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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2016, 07:34:47 PM »
Also, I don't think they would do Bonnaroo and Atlanta. They're too close to each other. They skipped Atlanta on the second US leg of 360 because they played Vanderbilt's stadium in Nashville.