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Offline The Edges Cat

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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2017, 03:20:36 AM »
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Washington D.C. better be one of those locations.
Or else?

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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #46 on: January 02, 2017, 07:29:15 AM »
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I think if we look at it realistically the only reason for a JT celebration is $. A JT anniversary mini-tour is the best way to get the band into stadiums this year. If I was them this is how I'd shape then next 18 months.


JT stadium tour
N. America: March - May 2017
Europe: June - July 2017

SOE release Sept 2017

SOE arena tour
Australia/Japan: October 2017
South America (stadiums): November 2017
N. America: Feb - May 2018
Europe: June - July 2018

Way too cold for north america stadiums in March, unless every one you do is indoors. This is typically why the original rumors of late May are the start date.

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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2017, 09:27:24 AM »
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Way too cold for north america stadiums in March, unless every one you do is indoors. This is typically why the original rumors of late May are the start date.

If they do stadiums I reckon they'll start in Europe in the summer and move to North America in the fall.  The ROTW early 2018.


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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #48 on: January 02, 2017, 09:28:15 AM »
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Washington D.C. better be one of those locations.

It will be Landover.


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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #49 on: January 02, 2017, 09:48:34 AM »
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I think if we look at it realistically the only reason for a JT celebration is $. A JT anniversary mini-tour is the best way to get the band into stadiums this year. If I was them this is how I'd shape then next 18 months.


JT stadium tour
N. America: March - May 2017
Europe: June - July 2017

SOE release Sept 2017

SOE arena tour
Australia/Japan: October 2017
South America (stadiums): November 2017
N. America: Feb - May 2018
Europe: June - July 2018

Way too cold for north america stadiums in March, unless every one you do is indoors. This is typically why the original rumors of late May are the start date.

They can run through the southern states and work their way up north in late April/May.

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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #50 on: January 02, 2017, 10:01:42 AM »
I can totally see U2 do a 20 stadiums US/Europe only during the spring/summer.
Given the minimalist aspect of Joshua Tree, it seems reasonable.
It doesn't need too much rehearsals, will attract older fans easily.
And I don't see how on earth a short nostalgic tour could damage U2 in their mid 50's.


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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #51 on: January 02, 2017, 10:22:33 AM »
Would the leaked date a few months ago that happened on facebook and ticketmaster for Columbus tie into their arena plans for SOE in the fall?

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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #52 on: January 02, 2017, 10:45:59 AM »
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I can totally see U2 do a 20 stadiums US/Europe only during the spring/summer.
Given the minimalist aspect of Joshua Tree, it seems reasonable.
It doesn't need too much rehearsals, will attract older fans easily.
And I don't see how on earth a short nostalgic tour could damage U2 in their mid 50's.


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What songs do you think they'll opt to play on this tour?


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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #53 on: January 02, 2017, 12:34:54 PM »
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Would the leaked date a few months ago that happened on facebook and ticketmaster for Columbus tie into their arena plans for SOE in the fall?

This is what gets me. There was the girl who met Bono and said tour kicks off in Miami in October. That seemed valid because she seemed desperate to get rid of any evidence she posted it. Then there was the "leaked" columbus date. But it wouldn't make sense to do several 80,000 people crowds in the USA and then return in the fall.

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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #54 on: January 02, 2017, 01:35:51 PM »
You guys have to understand that U2's plans have changed! Of course that business woman was right when she posted about u2 in Miami, of course there was a concert date scheduled forColumbus. But future legs were postponed because the album is not finished.

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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #55 on: January 02, 2017, 01:57:23 PM »
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You guys have to understand that U2's plans have changed! Of course that business woman was right when she posted about u2 in Miami, of course there was a concert date scheduled forColumbus. But future legs were postponed because the album is not finished.

The album is finished from what we've heard. 1) Chris Evans is pretty reliable and said it was finished in New York in November...and then quickly said he probably shouldn't have said that. 2) U2 actually announced the album IS coming out in 2017 in their Christmas video. If it weren't finished, I'd think the band wouldn't give themselves and the fans a firm year release date. Yes, band members have previously said the album is coming out this year or that year, but never have they released a promotional video stating that.

The album is either completely done or in the mixing process (aka done from the band's perspective).

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Would the leaked date a few months ago that happened on facebook and ticketmaster for Columbus tie into their arena plans for SOE in the fall?

This is what gets me. There was the girl who met Bono and said tour kicks off in Miami in October. That seemed valid because she seemed desperate to get rid of any evidence she posted it. Then there was the "leaked" columbus date. But it wouldn't make sense to do several 80,000 people crowds in the USA and then return in the fall.

This is why I'm convinced that there will not be a full scale TJT tour. It does not make sense when they have SoE coming out. It makes more sense to do a few special dates for the die hards, release the new album, then tour it next fall. Probably they'll do a US tour in the fall followed by Europe in the winter.

Of course, it's possible those dates were just TM testing the system. But I'd think considering they did Europe on the last part of I&E, they'd come to the US first and then do Europe.

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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #56 on: January 02, 2017, 02:15:00 PM »
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I can totally see U2 do a 20 stadiums US/Europe only during the spring/summer.
Given the minimalist aspect of Joshua Tree, it seems reasonable.
It doesn't need too much rehearsals, will attract older fans easily.
And I don't see how on earth a short nostalgic tour could damage U2 in their mid 50's.


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doesn't need to much rehearsals?!?

The band can barely play much of the new material and resorts to acoustic versions for much of the rest, never mind going back to songs they haven't played in 25 years!

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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #57 on: January 02, 2017, 02:19:58 PM »
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I can totally see U2 do a 20 stadiums US/Europe only during the spring/summer.
Given the minimalist aspect of Joshua Tree, it seems reasonable.
It doesn't need too much rehearsals, will attract older fans easily.
And I don't see how on earth a short nostalgic tour could damage U2 in their mid 50's.


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doesn't need to much rehearsals?!?

The band can barely play much of the new material and resorts to acoustic versions for much of the rest, never mind going back to songs they haven't played in 25 years!

They'll absolutely need rehearsals to play songs they legitimately haven't played in a long time. Also they'll probably make heavy use of backing tracks.

I have no issues with acoustic versions of songs. When done right, it can be better than the full band version. See: Foo Fighters for an example of a band that does this well.

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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #58 on: January 02, 2017, 03:54:18 PM »
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I can totally see U2 do a 20 stadiums US/Europe only during the spring/summer.
Given the minimalist aspect of Joshua Tree, it seems reasonable.
It doesn't need too much rehearsals, will attract older fans easily.
And I don't see how on earth a short nostalgic tour could damage U2 in their mid 50's.


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What songs do you think they'll opt to play on this tour?

Mostly Joshua Tree, then songs from Rattle and Hum the album and the movie (Pride, Sunday...)


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Re: I heard a rumor...
« Reply #59 on: January 02, 2017, 04:14:53 PM »
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I can totally see U2 do a 20 stadiums US/Europe only during the spring/summer.
Given the minimalist aspect of Joshua Tree, it seems reasonable.
It doesn't need too much rehearsals, will attract older fans easily.
And I don't see how on earth a short nostalgic tour could damage U2 in their mid 50's.


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What songs do you think they'll opt to play on this tour?

if it's going to be JT heavy then i would expect the rest to be filled with what we had on I+E along with the new material, depending if it's been released by then