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Show in India
« on: September 20, 2019, 02:28:50 AM »
I've seen a lot of chat on social media around the announcement of this final show - a lot of it aimed particularly at Bono. I'm not sure where i sit on this myself - but then again all countries have their own issues and no one can really be described as whiter than white? Or is just opportunistic Bono bashing (which he sometimes deserve)



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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 02:53:55 PM »
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I've seen a lot of chat on social media around the announcement of this final show - a lot of it aimed particularly at Bono. I'm not sure where i sit on this myself - but then again all countries have their own issues and no one can really be described as whiter than white? Or is just opportunistic Bono bashing (which he sometimes deserve)
I was just reading this article. They have a point, mentioning that the timing is not right for India considering the human rights violations in India. On the other hand business is business or a U2 concert should be more than that?
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Re: Show in India
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2019, 12:01:36 AM »
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I've seen a lot of chat on social media around the announcement of this final show - a lot of it aimed particularly at Bono. I'm not sure where i sit on this myself - but then again all countries have their own issues and no one can really be described as whiter than white? Or is just opportunistic Bono bashing (which he sometimes deserve)
I was just reading this article. They have a point, mentioning that the timing is not right for India considering the human rights violations in India. On the other hand business is business or a U2 concert should be more than that?
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It could of course be simply they don’t see touring on the horizon for a while after this and taking the opportunity to visit India. That said with previous ‘hiccups’ around supporting An Sung Su Chi I would expect the issues raised in the article to have been discussed. Then again it’s Guy Oseary in the chair now..

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Re: Show in India
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2019, 10:47:35 PM »
There are plenty of human rights violations in the U.S. right now as well.

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Re: Show in India
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2019, 02:15:16 PM »
So the U.S. is in the same category as India in regards to Human Rights violations? Most likely not.

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Re: Show in India
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2019, 11:40:22 AM »
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this article only came out today but i have conflicting thoughts on what has been said..

I wouldn't say u2's star has waned in markets they have toured countless times over through out in their career. In fact the last 5 years, they have worked very hard with 3 ( soon to be 4 ) tours, 2 albums and a retrospective album release. (JT30).  6 nights in London, 8 nights at MSG, multiple shows in major cities are not indicative of the band's pulling power being on the wane. Singles and albums yes beause the market and business model has changed, but they are as potent as a touring band then at any point during their career.

I don't think they have been as productive as much as they were in the 1980's. Poiint being they have now decided to come to India as they now have the logstical and infrastrcture support to host the show, which wasn't the case with previous tours. Other younger western acts may have played India before U2 because their shows were not as technologically demanding as U2 shows are. 

I saw them at Twickenhan and they sounded as fresh, vibrant and rocking as the did during the vertigo tour.. We can only dream about being nearly 60 and rocking out stadiums still.....

I just want to them to get away from the viewpoint that the band have come to India because their pulling power has faded in other markets and that they're just there to top up their pension fund. i think the last few years proved it has not and this latest tour is just an opportunity ( final ?) to play in markets they've never played before.....

 

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Re: Show in India
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2019, 09:36:39 PM »
I’d agree with the view that they are visiting these markets as they won’t visit some of them ever again (these are one offs) and secondly they can make the numbers work. I wonder if they said to Live Nation - ok we have to tour but on the condition we play shows in India for example.