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Title: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Nagrom99 on February 05, 2009, 01:34:33 PM
1.  Steve basically said that touring will be very different this time around due to family commitments. Stadium tour of US a definite with shows on Thurs, Fri and Sat nights only. Extensive European tour as well but no shows in Asia / Australia.

Steve also said that the set design is 'massive'. Basically, the biggest development in concert going since Zoo TV. Its fairly radical and involves audience interaction.

This makes me very excited!!!!

2.  Thats the story I'm afraid. Steve said that the scale of the show was too big to justify Australasia.

Part of the audience interaction is to do with texting and crowd video content that you can submit prior to going to a show. You'll be able to upload a video to u2.com. The audience video is then used in the visuals for the show. Steve said the concept was to extend Zoo TV which drew on TV content from around the world - this is the fans content. Real life. They envisage fans making the soundbites / visuals this time around. Willie is going to be busy!!!

Also, Steve said the tour is not called after any of the songs on the album but a lyric of one of the songs.

p.s.....Thanks Joe.

Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumour/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: thijst on February 05, 2009, 01:39:46 PM
What "Steve" are we talking about?

What's the source?

Sounds cool though!
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumour/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Nagrom99 on February 05, 2009, 01:40:15 PM
Steve is ex-Universal. I can't really say any more but it would be a fair assumption that my mate may work in Universal and / or have taken over Stev Matthews old job....

All of the above info is coming from the source not me (nagrom).
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumour/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Bads316 on February 05, 2009, 01:42:06 PM
LET ME IN THE SOUND TOUR! makes sense after reading that
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Post by: Nagrom99 on February 05, 2009, 01:46:08 PM
Cockatour?
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Post by: Dream Out Loud on February 05, 2009, 01:52:22 PM
"LET ME IN THE SOUND TOUR! makes sense after reading that"

damn straight.  i've been saying that ever since the day Boots came out.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumour/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: evel12314 on February 05, 2009, 02:05:24 PM
Sounds awesome! And slightly intimidating  :o

Steve ;D
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumour/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: sneaky neil on February 05, 2009, 02:09:25 PM
I don't like the name "Let Me In The Sound Tour". That sounds lame and gimmicky. I like the one/two word tours like "Vertigo Tour", "Elevation Tour", "Zoo TV". The actual ideas sound good though and U2 never dissappoints on the tour so we can rest easy.

However, I don't like the sound of the "limited tour". It looks like dates for the US will be limited to a handful in only the most major cities which means a ton of traveling and money if people want to catch more than one show. I feel bad for Australia for totally getting shafted, especially since they have proven to be very U2 friendly.

The worst part of this is that it seems that this might be the start of a more limited U2. No longer will U2 go on large worldwide tours like they used to. No longer will they put albums out at any normal interval (they really haven't for awhile but it keeps getting worse). No longer will they be able to dedicate the time to U2 as they once did. They all seem to be devoting more time to activities outside U2. I don't mean to make a negative out of a positive but it does seem troubling. I hope this is nothing though.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Nagrom99 on February 05, 2009, 02:14:43 PM
Just a reminder....this is just a rumor.  I can't believe they won't hit Australia at some point. 
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Post by: CiscoJP on February 05, 2009, 02:19:22 PM
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I don't like the name "Let Me In The Sound Tour". That sounds lame and gimmicky. I like the one/two word tours like "Vertigo Tour", "Elevation Tour", "Zoo TV". The actual ideas sound good though and U2 never dissappoints on the tour so we can rest easy.

However, I don't like the sound of the "limited tour". It looks like dates for the US will be limited to a handful in only the most major cities which means a ton of traveling and money if people want to catch more than one show. I feel bad for Australia for totally getting shafted, especially since they have proven to be very U2 friendly.

The worst part of this is that it seems that this might be the start of a more limited U2. No longer will U2 go on large worldwide tours like they used to. No longer will they put albums out at any normal interval (they really haven't for awhile but it keeps getting worse). No longer will they be able to dedicate the time to U2 as they once did. They all seem to be devoting more time to activities outside U2. I don't mean to make a negative out of a positive but it does seem troubling. I hope this is nothing though.

I think you're reading way too much into this rumor. I wouldn't panic until an official announcement comes out...  ;)
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumour/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Loose Electricity on February 05, 2009, 02:23:59 PM
Is it possible that they do a large stadium leg and then a smaller scalled down arena leg. I hope that happens because i don't want to have to travel to LA to see a show.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumour/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: An Cat Dubh on February 05, 2009, 02:25:32 PM
"Let Me In The Sound" tour could have some weight to it if these rumors are true - audience participation, video downloads etc - ie. letting us into the U2 sound????
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumour/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: sneaky neil on February 05, 2009, 02:27:30 PM
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I think you're reading way too much into this rumor. I wouldn't panic until an official announcement comes out...  ;)

True. I keep forgetting that it just a rumor at this point.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Nagrom99 on February 05, 2009, 02:27:33 PM
I think you may be onto something Zoo.  It still sounds ridicoulous though...too long.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: An Cat Dubh on February 05, 2009, 02:32:56 PM
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I think you may be onto something Zoo.  It still sounds ridicoulous though...too long.

Hey Nagrom, yes it is too long a name imho. I also have a sneaky feeling that it could end up being the 'Sexy Boots' Tour. But of course, like all of us, I have only heard one song in its entireity, so it's difficult to look beyond any line outside of the song Boots just yet.
With all these runors flying around, I have a prediction that a band announcement will be made within the next couple of weeks regarding the tour.
Does all sound exciting though doesn't it?  ;)
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Evil Bono on February 05, 2009, 02:34:14 PM
My guess is as the tour goes on they'll add more dates.  Remember when the Vertigo Tour started they didn't even mention S America or Austraila it wasn't until the third leg something was mentioned.

If all of this is true that means here in the U.S. they might just limit the tour to a few large cities.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: sneaky neil on February 05, 2009, 02:43:12 PM
Actually, I initially thought the audience participation thing as described was a good idea, but on second thought I don't know if I like that idea. It sounds a little You-Tubish and the one thing I hate about You Tube is that every moron out there thinks they are a star and important. I don't want to see what you and your friends did with a rat on a Saturday night. I don't care for your "video remix" of "When I Look at the World". I don't need to see the hundreth cover of someone trying to play Vertigo. I don't care if you throw a drink in someones face at a drivethrough. Same idea goes for blogs. It's fine if you don't have to listen or you can turn away, but if you are forced to view this stuff, that could be annoying. I am at the show to see the band and hear the music, I don't want to hear the thoughts or antics of some dude out in the audience. I never cared for the confessional thing at Zoo TV either.

I am being a little negative today. I will have to say three positive things in the next day.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Good Grief on February 05, 2009, 02:47:47 PM
Its obviously going to be called "The Intellectual TOUR-toise" Tour. And yes, the word Tour will appear twice in the title.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Evil Bono on February 05, 2009, 02:50:38 PM
That lyric from ABOY, no one can let that go huh?
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Post by: Bono in Bonolands on February 05, 2009, 03:09:22 PM
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Just a reminder....this is just a rumor.  I can't believe they won't hit Australia at some point. 

Traditionally U2 have only toured Australia every second tour.

And they were here for Bomb so you will have to go o/s for your fix.or watch the DVD.
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Post by: onthedge on February 05, 2009, 04:38:49 PM
any news about U2 and coming to Canada?
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Post by: Good Grief on February 05, 2009, 04:39:15 PM
haha that lyric never really bothered me. Je joke Je joke ;)
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Nagrom99 on February 05, 2009, 04:47:33 PM
No word (that I've heard) about them coming to Canada.....They've never left us out, and they sold out the ACC for 4 nights during Vertigo.  Toronto for sure, Montreal, Vancouver most likely.....I don't know about cities like Ottawa and Edmonton though.  I hope so, for their sake.
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Post by: B-Wood on February 05, 2009, 04:50:31 PM
As long as they come to Texas, I'm ok.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: eddyjedi on February 05, 2009, 04:54:35 PM
The horizon tour, obviously
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Post by: Anthony02 on February 05, 2009, 05:01:50 PM
So glad Im here in Chicago! Maybe I should rent out some of my rooms in my house. Lets start the bidding!
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: followeru2 on February 05, 2009, 05:07:25 PM
Interesting rumours, thanks for posting. No mention about South America, but Im hopeful they will come back, after the massive success of their Vertigo concerts in early 2006. And especially if they are into fan interaction this time around. Btw, Im from Brazil.

Cheers, MT
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Post by: TBono on February 05, 2009, 06:08:32 PM
The Sexy Boots tour!

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Just a reminder....this is just a rumor.  I can't believe they won't hit Australia at some point. 

Traditionally U2 have only toured Australia every second tour.

And they were here for Bomb so you will have to go o/s for your fix….or watch the DVD.


The only tour that they missed Australia for in recent times was Elevation, they were here for Lovetown, ZOO TV, PopMart and Vertigo. For some reason though I've had my doubts for a long time about them coming to Australia for this tour. Their alleged reason for not coming to Oz for Elevation was that it wasnt financially feasible at the time, and I reckon the same reason will be rolled out this time... but we can only wait and hope, otherwise Im off to the US or the UK later this year.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on February 05, 2009, 08:01:23 PM
Love town was a different tour from Rattle and Rum

Zooropa was a different tour from Zoo TV.

Our Vertigo tour was at a different time from the US verion.

POP was a flop and they were trying to cover costs.

Every second tour U2 do a special Asia/South America/Australiasia thing.

So that is not quite right.

At the time of Vertigo the Aussie $ was about 96cUSD

today it is about 65c.

Understand.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: EdgeUK8_my_mind on February 05, 2009, 09:40:32 PM
If I were in their boots, this is pretty much exactly what I would do - because of family commitments.  Fly to the US for 3 weekend shows, and then head back to be home for 3 days (figuring in some travel and rehearsal time).  I can't imagine being gone for the better portion of a year, and this seems reasonable to me, frankly.  They can rock the stadiums, and this ives the most people the chance to see them.  I am hoping that they enhance it with live streaming (for a fee) or audio downloads of shows.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: mattyk on February 05, 2009, 11:21:18 PM
No Australia...

*shudder*...*twitch*..."breathe, just a rumour".

Bono's gonna have one motherf**ker of a broken promise if they don't bring their lazy ar**s down here.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: zedg on February 06, 2009, 12:21:51 AM
Love town was a different tour from Rattle and Rum
- The Love Town tour was the tour for Rattle & Hum

Zooropa was a different tour from Zoo TV.
- Zooropa or Zoomerang was the Australasian leg of the ZooTv tour.. We just got a bonus album in the process.

Our Vertigo tour was at a different time from the US verion.
- Australasia was the last leg of the Vertigo tour.. it just got delayed due to the 'illness'

POP was a flop and they were trying to cover costs.
- Popmart was always coming to Aus, as I recall buying the tix 'close' to a year before they were actually here.

So you are not quite right.
They came here for Vertigo cause the dollar was stong. If its weak like it was during Elevation, they obviously wont come.

Understand.
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Post by: Bono in Bonolands on February 06, 2009, 02:16:13 AM
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Love town was a different tour from Rattle and Rum
- The Love Town tour was the tour for Rattle & Hum

Zooropa was a different tour from Zoo TV.
- Zooropa or Zoomerang was the Australasian leg of the ZooTv tour.. We just got a bonus album in the process.

Our Vertigo tour was at a different time from the US verion.
- Australasia was the last leg of the Vertigo tour.. it just got delayed due to the 'illness'

POP was a flop and they were trying to cover costs.
- Popmart was always coming to Aus, as I recall buying the tix 'close' to a year before they were actually here.

So you are not quite right.
They came here for Vertigo cause the dollar was stong. If its weak like it was during Elevation, they obviously wont come.

Understand.


The Love Tour and the Rattle and Hum tours were different tours with different merchandise (always a sign of a different tour) with a break in between

Zoomerang and Zoo TV were different tours with a significant break in between (enough for a new album).

I think you are probably right on the POP tour. But it was all over the place by then. By the time it came to Australia, the Lemon had broken down..

If the AUD is 65cUSD, it is 30% more expensive to come to Australia than when it is 95cUSD.

We agree.

The thing that has changed the most - they now want to spend more time with their kids so no more big tours.

Hence an Australia/Asia/South America tour is more likely to be at another time. Aka the Vertigo tour.
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Post by: olay 17 on February 06, 2009, 02:58:36 AM
This is what I have been thinking If they do a leg in Europe (June-Aug), a leg in the USA (Sept-Nov) break for xmas, a leg in South America/Aust/Japan for March/April 2010

They won't give us a idea if they are coming back to Aust until September-October ish I guess,

The exchange rate will not be a factor for not coming, I mean in the late 80's and the 90's the exchange rate wasn't that crash hot either (high 60's to mid 70c to the US $)... and when they came in 2006 the exchange rate was 77c to the US $
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: spacejunk on February 06, 2009, 04:00:44 AM
I've said this before on the previous forum, and I'll say it again ....

When U2 doesn't play Australasia, it's not just Australia that misses out. It's just as gutting for those who live in a little country of four million to the east of Australia called New Zealand, for which "Australia" is not an umbrella term. As much as I sympathise with our beloved Aussie mates at a time like this, I know for a fact that I'm not alone in finding such self-absorption a little offensive. We love the band as much as anyone else - we gave them their first number one. Please be respectful enough to acknowledge our existence and shared heartache in this thread by using the term "Australasia". Thank you.
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Post by: mattyk on February 06, 2009, 04:04:49 AM
Of course, sorry SJ. Not a matter or self-absorption, just not thinking about NZ (or any other country for that matter, frankly that's perfectly natural). I was thinking about this in the car today that there are a hell of a lot of countries that miss out all the time. The nice thing is that neither aus or NZ are stuck down here alone - hopefully the proximity of the two countries makes the prospects of a tour a little more likely. Not
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on February 06, 2009, 04:12:01 AM
No Australia?  :'(
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Post by: spanner on February 06, 2009, 04:18:56 AM
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I've said this before on the previous forum, and I'll say it again ....

When U2 doesn't play Australasia, it's not just Australia that misses out. It's just as gutting for those who live in a little country of four million to the east of Australia called New Zealand, for which "Australia" is not an umbrella term. As much as I sympathise with our beloved Aussie mates at a time like this, I know for a fact that I'm not alone in finding such self-absorption a little offensive. We love the band as much as anyone else - we gave them their first number one. Please be respectful enough to acknowledge our existence and shared heartache in this thread by using the term "Australasia". Thank you.
as somebody who lives in the uk i do think the fans in the southern hemisphere do get a raw deal with the tours,we here in europe are envious of the US because they get two legs spring/autumn, where we have to put up with a summer tour .it must take alot of paitence to be a fan in countries like australia,new zealand,south africa and japan because of the time scale in between tours.
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Post by: daveyg on February 06, 2009, 04:37:09 AM
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Love town was a different tour from Rattle and Rum
- The Love Town tour was the tour for Rattle & Hum

Zooropa was a different tour from Zoo TV.
- Zooropa or Zoomerang was the Australasian leg of the ZooTv tour.. We just got a bonus album in the process.

Our Vertigo tour was at a different time from the US verion.
- Australasia was the last leg of the Vertigo tour.. it just got delayed due to the 'illness'

POP was a flop and they were trying to cover costs.
- Popmart was always coming to Aus, as I recall buying the tix 'close' to a year before they were actually here.

So you are not quite right.
They came here for Vertigo cause the dollar was stong. If its weak like it was during Elevation, they obviously wont come.

Understand.


The Love Tour and the Rattle and Hum tours were different tours with different merchandise (always a sign of a different tour) with a break in between

Zoomerang and Zoo TV were different tours with a significant break in between (enough for a new album).

Hence an Australia/Asia/South America tour is more likely to be at another time. Aka the Vertigo tour.

So the Love Tour was the tour associated with the.....em......Love album? And leafing through my Lovetown book I got at the gig, the Lovetown tour started the previous September - short tour. Must dig up later and check but dont remember a completely separate tour for R&H!!

"Zoomerang and Zoo TV were different tours with a significant break in between (enough for a new album)." - nope. Both were the Achtung Baby Tour (for lack of a better expression!), with just a few extra songs from Zooropa to play by the time they arrived down under.

None the less, the biggest thing is not playing down under!! Id say there'd be uproar there - or should be. Sounds like they couldnt be bothered. Ill try not to laugh next time they mention anything vaguely like the fact they look after their fans, or appreciate them yabada yabada
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: mwozniak on February 06, 2009, 07:41:50 AM
Some of you are likely going to think I'm nuts, but these tour rumors have me contemplating what to do next year. The plan is to teach in Korea for a year to pay off debt, and I know that's most important, but damn, do I ever want to see them play. If anyone has even a shread of advice, throw it my way, I need to do the sane thing here! O

On the same note, do we really expect the tour to last less than a year? If the album is as big as they say it is, I'm sure they'd want to milk it for all it's worth - family, or not. They are, as Bono frequently reminds us, in a business afterall.

I'm hoping they keep the tickets at a decent price - increasing ticket prices (or even keeping them as high as they are in some spots) just seems disloyal to the fans. It's at times like this I recall an interview I saw with a very young Bono once. In it, he said something along the lines of "I couldn't imagine driving around in a Rolls Royce or fancy cars when there are so many people dying". Well, granted, I'm doing quite well, but I think it speaks to how business-oriented the band has become. I'm truly not trying to rip them - I know it's my decision to buy a ticket, but I do think they owe it to their fans to make them accessible in light of how many fans have stuck with them through their trying periods.
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Post by: LostSailor on February 06, 2009, 07:46:01 AM
WRT names for the tour, how about The "Re-boot Yourself" tour?
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: nolinehumper69 on February 06, 2009, 08:07:19 AM
I have no issues with them dissing the Aussies.

I will be at Croke and catch a couple of shows here in the states.
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Post by: nolinehumper69 on February 06, 2009, 08:19:20 AM
I would like to add that the Pop stadium tour was a huge flop here in the USA. After attending the Clemson show and seeing a meager 20,000 people at Death Valley (capacity at least 70-80) I can understand their reasoning for not going that route the last two tours. Let's hope there are sell outs on this one. The idea behind weekends only is genius. This will make the concert experience even more special b/c of the rarity of the show.
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Post by: spacejunk on February 06, 2009, 08:42:49 AM
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Of course, sorry SJ. Not a matter or self-absorption, just not thinking about NZ (or any other country for that matter, frankly that's perfectly natural). I was thinking about this in the car today that there are a hell of a lot of countries that miss out all the time. The nice thing is that neither aus or NZ are stuck down here alone - hopefully the proximity of the two countries makes the prospects of a tour a little more likely. Not
Thanks Matty. Yeah, I growled at Aussies there, but it's not just you guys - when the Australasian leg of the Vertigo tour was postponed in 2006, almost every American or British article on @U2's home page talked about "Australia" having to wait. I think some people really do think New Zealand is an Australian state linked to the mainland by the Sydney harbour bridge. 8)
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Post by: silvrlvr on February 06, 2009, 01:33:52 PM
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Some of you are likely going to think I'm nuts, but these tour rumors have me contemplating what to do next year. The plan is to teach in Korea for a year to pay off debt, and I know that's most important, but damn, do I ever want to see them play. If anyone has even a shread of advice, throw it my way, I need to do the sane thing here! O

On the same note, do we really expect the tour to last less than a year? If the album is as big as they say it is, I'm sure they'd want to milk it for all it's worth - family, or not. They are, as Bono frequently reminds us, in a business afterall.

I'm hoping they keep the tickets at a decent price - increasing ticket prices (or even keeping them as high as they are in some spots) just seems disloyal to the fans. It's at times like this I recall an interview I saw with a very young Bono once. In it, he said something along the lines of "I couldn't imagine driving around in a Rolls Royce or fancy cars when there are so many people dying". Well, granted, I'm doing quite well, but I think it speaks to how business-oriented the band has become. I'm truly not trying to rip them - I know it's my decision to buy a ticket, but I do think they owe it to their fans to make them accessible in light of how many fans have stuck with them through their trying periods.

It's hard to know until they announce the tour. I would not plan my life around U2: if you need to go to Korea for a year, go. The band will probably still tour in 2010. If the tour is as huge as rumored, they're going to have to stay on the road to amortize the expense. As for ticket prices, how much higher can they get? I paid $180 a ticket in 2005 for only okay seats; you've got to bet they'll be heavily into the premium packages this time around. And given what just happened with Bruce, they don't have to worry about demand.
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Post by: mwozniak on February 06, 2009, 01:50:52 PM
Good to hear, I've been leaning towards leaving, but I just needed to hear someone else say it! I have to admit I'm surprised the tickets cost so much for certain cities last tour - in Ottawa, I got two $50 GA tickets - from the box office.

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Post by: Bono in Bonolands on February 06, 2009, 02:08:41 PM
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Of course, sorry SJ. Not a matter or self-absorption, just not thinking about NZ (or any other country for that matter, frankly that's perfectly natural). I was thinking about this in the car today that there are a hell of a lot of countries that miss out all the time. The nice thing is that neither aus or NZ are stuck down here alone - hopefully the proximity of the two countries makes the prospects of a tour a little more likely. Not
Thanks Matty. Yeah, I growled at Aussies there, but it's not just you guys - when the Australasian leg of the Vertigo tour was postponed in 2006, almost every American or British article on @U2's home page talked about "Australia" having to wait. I think some people really do think New Zealand is an Australian state linked to the mainland by the Sydney harbour bridge. 8)

Under British Law, New Zealand is still considered a state of Australia. The legislation has never been changed.
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Post by: spacejunk on February 06, 2009, 02:20:14 PM
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Of course, sorry SJ. Not a matter or self-absorption, just not thinking about NZ (or any other country for that matter, frankly that's perfectly natural). I was thinking about this in the car today that there are a hell of a lot of countries that miss out all the time. The nice thing is that neither aus or NZ are stuck down here alone - hopefully the proximity of the two countries makes the prospects of a tour a little more likely. Not
Thanks Matty. Yeah, I growled at Aussies there, but it's not just you guys - when the Australasian leg of the Vertigo tour was postponed in 2006, almost every American or British article on @U2's home page talked about "Australia" having to wait. I think some people really do think New Zealand is an Australian state linked to the mainland by the Sydney harbour bridge. 8)

Under British Law, New Zealand is still considered a state of Australia. The legislation has never been changed.
Yeah, but the only times Aussies usually invoke that law is when someone like Neil Finn or Martin Crowe is born.  ;)
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Post by: Bono in Bonolands on February 06, 2009, 03:03:47 PM
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Of course, sorry SJ. Not a matter or self-absorption, just not thinking about NZ (or any other country for that matter, frankly that's perfectly natural). I was thinking about this in the car today that there are a hell of a lot of countries that miss out all the time. The nice thing is that neither aus or NZ are stuck down here alone - hopefully the proximity of the two countries makes the prospects of a tour a little more likely. Not
Thanks Matty. Yeah, I growled at Aussies there, but it's not just you guys - when the Australasian leg of the Vertigo tour was postponed in 2006, almost every American or British article on @U2's home page talked about "Australia" having to wait. I think some people really do think New Zealand is an Australian state linked to the mainland by the Sydney harbour bridge. 8)

Under British Law, New Zealand is still considered a state of Australia. The legislation has never been changed.
Yeah, but the only times Aussies usually invoke that law is when someone like Neil Finn or Martin Crowe is born.  ;)

We love our kiwi mates. God, they beat us at sport all the time. You are right, we steal all their bands and actors and everyone else. Without the extensive influence of New Zealand, Australia wouldn't be half as good a country as it is. My sister in law is a kiwi and I was over there last year. Took a trip from the Bay of Islands down to Christchurch. Brilliant! Loved it.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: spacejunk on February 06, 2009, 06:12:25 PM
Does your sister-in-law have a phone number? Oh, that's right - I'm married. I guess she is too.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Nagrom99 on February 06, 2009, 06:15:07 PM
As a golf junkie, NZ's new crop is some of the best, although Australia has Royal Melbourne.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: spacejunk on February 06, 2009, 06:18:09 PM
Hey, Nagrom. Thanks for changing the topic headline, dude. Nice gesture.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Nagrom99 on February 06, 2009, 06:28:39 PM
No problem mate..you ask, I listen.  Plus, I'm Canadian.  We tend to care what everyone else on earth thinks about us...not sure why.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Joe90usa on February 06, 2009, 09:26:04 PM
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Of course, sorry SJ. Not a matter or self-absorption, just not thinking about NZ (or any other country for that matter, frankly that's perfectly natural). I was thinking about this in the car today that there are a hell of a lot of countries that miss out all the time. The nice thing is that neither aus or NZ are stuck down here alone - hopefully the proximity of the two countries makes the prospects of a tour a little more likely. Not
Thanks Matty. Yeah, I growled at Aussies there, but it's not just you guys - when the Australasian leg of the Vertigo tour was postponed in 2006, almost every American or British article on @U2's home page talked about "Australia" having to wait. I think some people really do think New Zealand is an Australian state linked to the mainland by the Sydney harbour bridge. 8)

Under British Law, New Zealand is still considered a state of Australia. The legislation has never been changed.
Yeah, but the only times Aussies usually invoke that law is when someone like Neil Finn or Martin Crowe is born.  ;)

We love our kiwi mates. God, they beat us at sport all the time. You are right, we steal all their bands and actors and everyone else. Without the extensive influence of New Zealand, Australia wouldn't be half as good a country as it is. My sister in law is a kiwi and I was over there last year. Took a trip from the Bay of Islands down to Christchurch. Brilliant! Loved it.

The Kiwis head to Aussie to make it big and then Aussie claims them as their own if they go on to world fame. Aussie can have Russell Crowe.   :P
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: spacejunk on February 06, 2009, 09:39:19 PM
Wouldn't want to be heading to Melbourne at the moment - the heatwave and forest fires are frontpage headlines over here. Stay indoors and have lots of ice blocks.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on February 07, 2009, 03:45:41 AM
47oC today.

Hell could not be hoter.

Still the pool was cool.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on February 07, 2009, 03:48:42 AM
How was it eh?
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on February 07, 2009, 05:16:37 AM
My friend lost his house in the fires.

He stayed to fight it so in some ways he was lucky.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on February 07, 2009, 05:19:58 AM
Thats unfortunate, i've heard reports that about 40 people died from the fires?  :(  ???
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on February 07, 2009, 05:28:16 AM
6 died in Kinglake which is where his house burnt down...

Imagine being burnt to death..

I guess just losing your house is not so bad.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: mattyk on February 07, 2009, 06:08:12 AM
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I have no issues with them dissing the Aussies.

I will be at Croke and catch a couple of shows here in the states.

Now there's self-absorption for you spacejunk!
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: spacejunk on February 07, 2009, 06:38:13 AM
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I have no issues with them dissing the Aussies.

I will be at Croke and catch a couple of shows here in the states.

Now there's self-absorption for you spacejunk!
LOL. Yes, I think that's what they call the "I'm all right, Jack" frame of mind.

Sounds pretty nasty, BinB. My cousins' home is surrounded by bush in Sydney - they get very nervous every time a fire is reported on the news.
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Ricco on February 07, 2009, 08:37:11 AM
Saving money and vacation time as we speak.....
Title: Re: Very interesting TOUR rumor/news.....No Australasia/ Audience interaction.
Post by: Sydney_Mike on February 09, 2009, 03:43:37 AM
It's all speculation for now, but I distinctly recall a certain lead singer PROMISING last time he was here that the band would not leave it so long between tours.

It's a hard to swallow the excuse that it's too expensive to tour down here when someone like P!nk can play 9 shows at Acer arena in Sydney, 45 shows across Australia in total and will be here for 3 months. It's the 24 hour plane ride that puts U2 and other artists off