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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2019, 09:18:45 AM »
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The once in a blue moon tour lol!

Haha, I like it! I'd attend  ;D
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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2019, 06:11:55 PM »
I did not see this mentioned anywhere on the U2Songs website, but I wonder if there is any chance U2 & Maverick Mgmt could turn 1 of the rumored concerts stops into a Pay Per View event to be carried by the regional telecomm distributors & online platforms like Apple TV, Roku, YouTube TV, etc as another potential revenue stream for this rumored tour? Similar to how ZOO TV Sydney was originally sold as a Pay Per View event that was carried by cable distributors in November 1993 the day after the 11-27-93 concert.

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2019, 08:32:01 AM »
It would a good idea because there has been a bit of a break from U2 for a few months.

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2019, 09:35:41 AM »
I am very excited

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2019, 11:45:48 AM »
U2 Songs have posted another long update today. 
It's sounding like things are advanced, but still a few tweaks before anything official. 
There is an announcement due on a Sydney radio station - Triple M - about a tour on Friday.  But quite likely not to be THIS tour. 
Hold on, it's coming.....is the message.
Also the band plan to take 2020 to look at a new album.....yes!  That's mentioned in there too.
They'll be 60 or nearing when it's maybe released.  Will it be called 'Songs of Annuities'?

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2019, 11:53:51 AM »
Has anyone from down under heard of the rumored Sydney dates yet?

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2019, 07:40:40 AM »
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Has anyone from down under heard of the rumored Sydney dates yet?

No. But U2Songs & other sources have said the Aussie shows will start in Brisbane on the 13th November. They've also said Sydney will be the fourth Aussie city visited by the tour. Assuming 2 shows in each city, & a 2 day break between cities. That should put the Sydney shows around 25th & 26th November.

I wonder where those Sydney shows will be. ANZ stadium at Homebush is due to start refurbishment in early October 2019, unless things change. Allianz stadium is likely to be a hole in the ground. I guess the cricket season be well underway by late November, so wouldn't think the SCG would be available. The new stadium at Parramatta only seats 30,000 people, not much more than Qudos Bank arena.

Anyone have any ideas.
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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2019, 03:01:45 PM »
I think it will have to be at Olympic Park.

I think they will do the MCG in Melbourne and obviously Adelaide Oval and Optus stadium in Perth.

Suncorp in Brisbane.

The MCG has started actively booking shows again, hosting Guns and Roses, Bon Jovi and Eminem in recent times.

Exciting times.

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2019, 06:28:58 PM »
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I think it will have to be at Olympic Park.

I think they will do the MCG in Melbourne and obviously Adelaide Oval and Optus stadium in Perth.

Suncorp in Brisbane.

The MCG has started actively booking shows again, hosting Guns and Roses, Bon Jovi and Eminem in recent times.

Exciting times.

Yeah, Metallica are scheduled to play at ANZ stadium, Olympic Park, on 26 October. So the refurbishment of ANZ stadium has been delayed until at least after that date.

Have to admit I hate waiting to see shows at that stadium. It's hot as hell, with no shade.

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2019, 08:44:52 PM »
If I were going to skip shows it Australia it would be Sydney. That wasteland stadium, the trek out there, direct sun all day...

I said if...

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2019, 10:23:41 AM »
Haha, it's my home show, so I can't miss it. Was hoping that they would have started the refurbishment on time, so the shows could be anywhere but Homebush. Think I'll do Brisbane too, but that's probably all I can (sensibly) afford.

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2019, 04:10:15 PM »
If there's a change in government at the next NSW election there's no guarantee the redevelopment of ANZ will happen. And even if it does. Metallica in October and U2 in November would be a fitting way to end this particular era of the stadium. It's pretty common practice - Allianz marketed the Buble concert late last year as 'the last event before the rebuild'.

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2019, 04:17:04 PM »
Only in NSW could politicians run on a platform of not building a stadium!

In VIC that would be political suicide.

I guess in NSW you can't have a thriving live music scene AND sports venues..!

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2019, 09:31:03 PM »
Well, we do have stadiums. The current government wants to knock them down and rebuild them though. Despite them being only 30 and 20 years old...

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2019, 01:32:19 AM »
Just build one decent one in Moore Park and forget about that western hell hole.