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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2019, 08:07:02 PM »
I bet no Aus/NZ tour will happen, as the ie/ei era is over (although Bono kept the Lennon shades). JT32 does not make a nice slogan. Adam has forgotten how to play Iris, Red Hill Mining etc. And they must be quite tired from touring since 2015 too (almost no activity 2016).

But it's tempting that each band member could bag est US$5-10 mil for doing an easy tour of say: 3 Melbourne, 3 Sydney, 2 Brisbane, 2 Adelaide (think they would skip Perth). 3 Auckland, 2 --other nz big city--.

We saw the tabloid dailyMail article claimung U2 is looking for 4 massive properties for their Aus homebase during tour.

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #46 on: April 02, 2019, 08:10:59 PM »
They won't skip Perth. It has the newest stadium in the country and is on the way home.

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #47 on: April 02, 2019, 08:20:35 PM »
So the betting pool thinks Aus outdoor stadiums are more likely than indoor arenas?

I agree with that, as stadiums make more revenue & profit$ per gig I believe (even after you subtract more expensive rental costs of stadiums).

It's all about maximising the bucks if they head down under.

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #48 on: April 02, 2019, 08:33:14 PM »
Oh definitely outdoor sadly. Indoor pipedream is dead for Oz/NZ.

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #49 on: April 02, 2019, 08:54:30 PM »
Ps: I swap my bet of 2 Adelaide for 2 Perth instead. Obv no one cares to play to the politicians in Canberra, not even Bono (did Sheeran play Canberra?)

Brisc, what tour theme are you betting on? JT"special"32?

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2019, 04:41:38 AM »
No idea.

Maybe the 'play something from Pop' Tour...

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #51 on: April 03, 2019, 06:05:43 AM »
They haven't been here for so long that I doubt anyone would care what they played.  People would just go to enjoy the music and see them playing.  I doubt they should bother getting hung up on a theme or going over the top on stage production.  Most people where I am are not really that familiar with their later stuff, probably a mix through the eras would be good.  Yep Perth has a new stadium.  Ed I think was the first act in the new stadium and played to around 60,000.

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2019, 07:10:07 AM »
Guys - I just hope it pans out. I loved Lovetown so I'm hoping you get something similar (albeit it will be a bigger scale)

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #53 on: April 04, 2019, 06:22:30 PM »
Lovetown is Bigger than anything in it's Way

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #54 on: April 05, 2019, 01:32:18 AM »
Imminent.

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #55 on: April 05, 2019, 08:24:53 AM »
Two shows in Auckland, NZ
One show in Brisbane
Two shows in Melbourne
One show in Adelaide
Two shows in Sydney
Two shows in Perth

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #56 on: April 05, 2019, 09:49:32 AM »
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I am hearing an announcement will be made this Friday at 2pm.....LOVETOWN 30...

Well, it did not occur if the announcement was to take place in New Zealand or Australia.

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #57 on: April 06, 2019, 06:57:31 AM »
@u2 twitter account has tweeted this

"Heads up, gang: A band spokesperson says there is no U2 tour announcement coming next week. (Whatever Australian media is teasing, it's not about U2.)"


I was one who felt sure the rumour was just wishful thinking. It makes no sense to me

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #58 on: April 06, 2019, 07:04:19 AM »
We shall see I guess.

Fingers crossed.

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Re: Rumour: Southern Hemisphere 2019 tour
« Reply #59 on: April 06, 2019, 08:17:46 AM »
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@u2 twitter account has tweeted this

"Heads up, gang: A band spokesperson says there is no U2 tour announcement coming next week. (Whatever Australian media is teasing, it's not about U2.)"


I was one who felt sure the rumour was just wishful thinking. It makes no sense to me

Which rumour, the announcement or the whole idea of a tour of Australia at the end of 2019?