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Title: Rumor roundup
Post by: Waffles on January 04, 2017, 03:27:31 PM
Lots of rumors are going around so here's some more:

Stadiums in Europe (may-august)
Starts May 12
Two shows at MetLife
And a pair of shoes in Rome in July
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Waffles on January 04, 2017, 03:32:11 PM
Someone's also posting about barcleona
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Post by: singnomore on January 04, 2017, 03:36:40 PM
Official sources or just guessing the obvious European cities they normally play? I'd add Glasgow or Edinburgh, London and Dublin in there too :) #wishfulthinking
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Post by: Waffles on January 04, 2017, 03:40:40 PM
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Official sources or just guessing the obvious European cities they normally play? I'd add Glasgow or Edinburgh, London and Dublin in there too :) #wishfulthinking

This is stuf that's being passed around like nuts on instagram and twitter. Just search #u2 on google and you should see stuff like this
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: georgemccauley on January 04, 2017, 03:44:49 PM
There's loads of rumors spreading. We could even get the announcement tomorrow you know! That said I hope they do Europe first. Maybe London \ Olympic stadium for London,  it'll be the first concert in that stadium too


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Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: mattbel123 on January 04, 2017, 03:46:01 PM
Someone mentioned Metlife June 24
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Post by: Waffles on January 04, 2017, 04:16:13 PM
It seems like US is first, then Europe, then possibly US in the fall, then Europe, then SA/Australia 2018
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Post by: JFW on January 04, 2017, 04:28:09 PM
Those shows are for JT or SOE?
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Post by: miryclay on January 04, 2017, 04:36:25 PM
Don't forget Bonnaroo. It looks like that festival will happen from June 8 to 11 so it falls in line with the Rose Bowl show.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Waffles on January 04, 2017, 06:38:05 PM
Another rumor: a remixed JT single to be released before start of stadium shows.
Title: Re: Rumor groundup
Post by: fresno dave on January 04, 2017, 07:29:13 PM
Interesting..we have Comcast Cable TV (in USA)..the on demand videos for U2 have been slim; just two or three selections forever  (SOI).  Now, all of a sudden, there are tons of videos available, spanning their whole career.  Is this ever a sign that things are heating up?  Prepping for a new album and/or Joshua Tree anniversary shows?
Title: Re: Rumor groundup
Post by: tigerfan41 on January 04, 2017, 07:41:56 PM
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Interesting..we have Comcast Cable TV (in USA)..the on demand videos for U2 have been slim; just two or three selections forever  (SOI).  Now, all of a sudden, there are tons of videos available, spanning their whole career.  Is this ever a sign that things are heating up?  Prepping for a new album and/or Joshua Tree anniversary shows?

Now that is interesting. I have Xfinity as well. I'll have to check and see what all they've got on there.

Worth noting that Rocksmith of all games finally got licensing rights for some U2 DLC.

Don't know if this means anything. Most likely not, but it's good promotional stuff for sure.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on January 04, 2017, 09:33:12 PM
Seems as if Oseary has wisened up.
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Post by: slarb on January 04, 2017, 10:47:59 PM
I believe Comcast owns NBC/Universal (or is it the other way around?). Either way, Universal UMG distributes U2. So the Comcast on demand upswing may indeed be a harbinger of U2 heating up the media hype machine.
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Post by: Stateless on January 04, 2017, 11:16:36 PM
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Interesting..we have Comcast Cable TV (in USA)..the on demand videos for U2 have been slim; just two or three selections forever  (SOI).  Now, all of a sudden, there are tons of videos available, spanning their whole career.  Is this ever a sign that things are heating up?  Prepping for a new album and/or Joshua Tree anniversary shows?

Now that is interesting. I have Xfinity as well. I'll have to check and see what all they've got on there.

Worth noting that Rocksmith of all games finally got licensing rights for some U2 DLC.

Don't know if this means anything. Most likely not, but it's good promotional stuff for sure.

They actually released the Rocksmith DLC songs today.  With our Without You, Streets, SBS, Vertigo and BD are the 5 songs.  It is the first DLC of the year of the game and they seem to be making a big deal about it.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: ultravioletlight on January 04, 2017, 11:29:49 PM
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I believe Comcast owns NBC/Universal (or is it the other way around?). Either way, Universal UMG distributes U2. So the Comcast on demand upswing may indeed be a harbinger of U2 heating up the media hype machine.
I'm guessing they'll do a week long residence on Fallon.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: The Edges Cat on January 05, 2017, 01:25:14 AM
SoE not finished, remixed TJT song to be released as a single for the tour? WTF?!

https://twitter.com/healyhack/status/816432768255201281
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: TheU2Ken on January 05, 2017, 05:33:23 AM
Saw on twitter that Mumford is opening in the US and Noel in Europe. Someone pay for a trip for me
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Post by: Volcanogirl on January 05, 2017, 05:58:03 AM
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Saw on twitter that Mumford is opening in the US and Noel in Europe. Someone pay for a trip for me

sweet rumor
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: UnknownCaller98 on January 05, 2017, 07:04:52 AM
So still waiting for rumours for French and British shows. Though It should be virtually guaranteed that they will be at least Paris and London.
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Post by: The Slow Loris on January 05, 2017, 07:45:45 AM
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SoE not finished, remixed TJT song to be released as a single for the tour? WTF?!

https://twitter.com/healyhack/status/816432768255201281

It would be AMAZING if they finally recorded 'My Time Hasn't Come' as the new single.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Saint1322 on January 05, 2017, 08:08:39 AM
I've seen Mumford and Sons once and Noel four times, and I love that rumor!
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Post by: imaginary friend on January 05, 2017, 08:52:33 AM
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Saw on twitter that Mumford is opening in the US and Noel in Europe. Someone pay for a trip for me

oh, god no.  *rolls eyes and vomits*
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Post by: Healy52003 on January 05, 2017, 09:00:53 AM
Croke Park in July please
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Post by: georgemccauley on January 05, 2017, 09:01:04 AM
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So still waiting for rumours for French and British shows. Though It should be virtually guaranteed that they will be at least Paris and London.

First concert of London's Olympic Stadium?


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Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: dreadpirateroberts on January 05, 2017, 09:32:41 AM
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Saw on twitter that Mumford is opening in the US and Noel in Europe. Someone pay for a trip for me

Marcus did mention in an interview last month that he had a meeting to go to right after it. So, I guess it was about this. It'll be interesting to see what they do if they are in fact the opening acts. They headline the Hangout Music Fest in Alabama on May 19th, assuming that is the day they play. I guess they'll hop on a plane right after the fest then.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: georgemccauley on January 05, 2017, 09:47:07 AM
For those who won't be able to attend the US shows. How soon before the very generous tapers post their bootlegs and we can hear the full shows in some form?

I'm also talking past experiences from previous tours etc
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Jono on January 05, 2017, 10:12:56 AM
amidst all these rumors, I still open iTunes every day with mis-placed optimism.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Waffles on January 05, 2017, 10:36:45 AM
More rumors:
Croke Park
Berlin
Amsterdam

Rehearsals expected to take place in Vancouver
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Waffles on January 05, 2017, 10:43:40 AM
Just did some checking. Dont believe the Mumford and sons rumor. They're in Alabama from may 19-21, so rose bowl would not have an opening act...
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Post by: UnknownCaller98 on January 05, 2017, 10:45:29 AM
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So still waiting for rumours for French and British shows. Though It should be virtually guaranteed that they will be at least Paris and London.

First concert of London's Olympic Stadium?


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Doubt it- World athletics championships and para athletics championships are on there in late July and Early August.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: tigerfan41 on January 05, 2017, 10:59:37 AM
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Just did some checking. Dont believe the Mumford and sons rumor. They're in Alabama from may 19-21, so rose bowl would not have an opening act...

This would make sense if the Rose Bowl date is in fact just a special TJT show. Could be that Mumford will be opening for U2's actual full tour later on in the year. As far as I can see, Mumford have no US dates lined up for 2017 aside from that festival.

Also, it looks like they're only playing one of those days (possibly the 21st?). U2 flew from Glastonbury one day to Michigan the next in 2011 and played shows on back to back days. Mumford could absolutely do the same.

Not a fan of Mumford, but not opposed to them opening (and have some family members who love their music and would see them open for U2). I pretty much come into any concert expecting to not like the opener, so if it's someone I like or am indifferent to, it's just an added bonus.
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Post by: miryclay on January 05, 2017, 11:00:21 AM
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Just did some checking. Dont believe the Mumford and sons rumor. They're in Alabama from may 19-21, so rose bowl would not have an opening act...

If this is going to be a 'roots' type tour then it is a massive step backwards for U2.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Stateless on January 05, 2017, 11:19:15 AM
Just checked my cable box which is Comcast and can confirm it is completely filled to the brim with U2 video's and such.  This was not present last time I did a U2 search on Comcast, they only had a handful of stuff, now there are about 23 videos including the Paris concert.  Seems like the U2 machine is finally awake again.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: tigerfan41 on January 05, 2017, 11:25:55 AM
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Just checked my cable box which is Comcast and can confirm it is completely filled to the brim with U2 video's and such.  This was not present last time I did a U2 search on Comcast, they only had a handful of stuff, now there are about 23 videos including the Paris concert.  Seems like the U2 machine is finally awake again.

What's interesting is most of these videos are set to expire (or be removed from Xfinity) around 1/22. There were only one or two videos I saw which were set to expire in April.

I'm wondering why they'd add them for just a couple weeks, or if it's a glitch in the system. They have pretty much all the major music videos (didn't see ones like Electrical Storm, however).
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: miryclay on January 05, 2017, 02:02:36 PM
I predict they announce 6 to 10 shows on Monday and then stagger announcements as the year goes on.
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Post by: Saint1322 on January 05, 2017, 02:10:05 PM
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I predict they announce 6 to 10 shows on Monday and then stagger announcements as the year goes on.

That would be a very nasty thing to do. If the closest show to me is Chicago, I spend the money and then they play Atlanta, I am going to be VERY displeased. I get that things change (like Bono's back for example) but you should announce your full tour unless something unforeseen changes the plans.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: tigerfan41 on January 05, 2017, 02:42:55 PM
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I predict they announce 6 to 10 shows on Monday and then stagger announcements as the year goes on.

That would be a very nasty thing to do. If the closest show to me is Chicago, I spend the money and then they play Atlanta, I am going to be VERY displeased. I get that things change (like Bono's back for example) but you should announce your full tour unless something unforeseen changes the plans.

Agreed. The right thing to do would be to announce the whole tour at the same time...you know, like other bands do.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Waffles on January 05, 2017, 02:46:14 PM
I don't like it when they do that. Of course, you could always buy the ticket insurance. I'm curious if this will be ticketless entry
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Post by: keaton on January 05, 2017, 02:49:21 PM
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you should announce your full tour unless something unforeseen changes the plans.

If it were up to me I'd make a law that requires bands to announce their tours by December 31 the previous year the latest  ;D
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Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on January 05, 2017, 09:37:28 PM
Is Mumford and Sons still a band? I thought that they had broken up.
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Post by: Waffles on January 05, 2017, 11:00:13 PM
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Is Mumford and Sons still a band? I thought that they had broken up.

Their last album was so brilliant.
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Post by: miryclay on January 06, 2017, 08:11:13 AM
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you should announce your full tour unless something unforeseen changes the plans.

If it were up to me I'd make a law that requires bands to announce their tours by December 31 the previous year the latest  ;D

There are plenty of moving parts happening so I don't blame for staggering the concert date announcements. Plenty of this stuff is out of their control.
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Post by: dwaltman on January 06, 2017, 08:53:27 AM
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you should announce your full tour unless something unforeseen changes the plans.

If it were up to me I'd make a law that requires bands to announce their tours by December 31 the previous year the latest  ;D

There are plenty of moving parts happening so I don't blame for staggering the concert date announcements. Plenty of this stuff is out of their control.

That may be true to some extent but I think they could do a better job with announcing all their plans at once.  It's been very frustrating in the past when new cities are announced that would have been a better fit to my schedule than a show I already invested.  I know the "additional dates" that are added as a result of ticket sales is difficult to predict but that is frustrating as well.  I think I bought and sold NYC tix last tour 3 times because the additional dates worked better for me.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Healy52003 on January 06, 2017, 09:18:15 AM
Have a feeling the Dublin shows (2x Croke Park shows in July) won't be announced next Monday

Love if they were as I could start planning but if they were TBA Monday surly the Irish press would of picked it up by now and Aiken would of put up a 'huge concert news coming Monday' thing on there social media

Hopefully they actually are Irish shows next summer
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: thistrain on January 06, 2017, 09:21:01 AM
Any rumors of shows in Texas? I haven't heard anything and am assuming they're saving shows here for the SOE arena tour. I bet Bonnaroo will be as close as they come to playing the south.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Saint1322 on January 06, 2017, 10:54:59 AM
They skipped the south last time. Depends on how long this tour is. If they come to Nashville, logistically, they might as well play another couple of shows while they are down this way.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Waffles on January 06, 2017, 11:04:55 AM
Aside from shows, Anton Corbijn is reportedly currently working with U2. They are supposedly eyeing Autumn to release SOE.
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Post by: tigerfan41 on January 06, 2017, 11:06:35 AM
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Aside from shows, Anton Corbijn is reportedly currently working with U2. They are supposedly eyeing Autumn to release SOE.

Source for this?
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Post by: Waffles on January 06, 2017, 11:09:38 AM
Here's another list of rumors including one saying 35-40 shows total...
http://www.u2songs.com/news/joshua_tree_tour_rumours
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Post by: Waffles on January 06, 2017, 11:10:10 AM
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Aside from shows, Anton Corbijn is reportedly currently working with U2. They are supposedly eyeing Autumn to release SOE.

Source for this?

https://mobile.twitter.com/U2_News/status/817379853150384134
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Waffles on January 06, 2017, 11:14:35 AM
Continuing a tour from 3 years ago into 2018 certainly seems...
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Post by: tigerfan41 on January 06, 2017, 11:30:37 AM
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Continuing a tour from 3 years ago into 2018 certainly seems...

A bit like a mistake, but it's certainly in line with what we've been hearing (the possible fall arena dates in Columbus).

I would feel a bit cheated if the U.S. only gets a TJT short tour and no more SoE dates. If anything, I'd choose more SoE dates rather than straight up nostalgia.

I suppose it's possible they might do something like this:

Spring/summer 2017 - TJT short tour in the U.S./Europe
Fall 2017 - SoE comes out and U2 does a SoE tour in South America
Early winter 2018 - SoE tour comes to U.S. or Europe or both

I say South America because I can't see them doing separate tour dates in the U.S. within a few months of each other.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: bass slap on January 06, 2017, 11:37:59 AM
How accurate can these rumours be...people seem to be taking these as gospel?
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Post by: tigerfan41 on January 06, 2017, 11:46:42 AM
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How accurate can these rumours be...people seem to be taking these as gospel?

I agree, I'm skeptical of all of them and am not buying into the hype until something is actually announced officially.

Until then, it's all just speculation. Speculation like when people thought U2 would release SoE in 2015....or 2016.
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Post by: Waffles on January 06, 2017, 12:11:58 PM
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How accurate can these rumours be...people seem to be taking these as gospel?

I agree, I'm skeptical of all of them and am not buying into the hype until something is actually announced officially.

Until then, it's all just speculation. Speculation like when people thought U2 would release SoE in 2015....or 2016.

Of course, nothing is real unless it's actually announced.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: tigerfan41 on January 06, 2017, 12:15:32 PM
Even then, these guys are known to "change" their minds a lot.  ;)

It sure is fun to speculate, though. I saw on that rumors page that there's a rumor of a Chicago Soldier Field show. Which would be perfect for me, much closer than traveling to NJ for the rumored MetLife show. Then again, I'm tempted to go to both because I've always wanted to check out the east coast of the country.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Thunder Peel on January 06, 2017, 01:11:11 PM
It's fun to hear the various rumors but we have to take them very lightly. Heck, we still don't know what the actual "special shows" will entail or whether the band will even play TJT in its entirety.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Waffles on January 06, 2017, 01:18:38 PM
Second Rose bowl show now... The rumors sound more like a tour than just "special shows"
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Montreal97 on January 06, 2017, 01:36:31 PM
I just hope we hear more about SoE (without BS).
Shows are great, but they're one time events.
You live with the music.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: dreadpirateroberts on January 06, 2017, 01:40:28 PM
This is what I have compiled so far. These are just rumored cities and dates.

Bonnaroo: June 9th – 11th
Chicago: June 3rd (Soldier Field)
Cleveland: ? (FirstEnergy Stadium)
Los Angeles: May 20th, 21st (Rose Bowl)
New York: June 24th, 25th (MetLife Stadium)
Toronto: early June? (Skydome)
Vancouver: May 12th (BC Place)

There are also rumors of Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C. (Yes!).
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Post by: tigerfan41 on January 06, 2017, 01:56:00 PM
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This is what I have compiled so far. These are just rumored cities and dates.

Bonnaroo: June 9th – 11th
Chicago: June 3rd (Soldier Field)
Cleveland: ? (FirstEnergy Stadium)
Los Angeles: May 20th, 21st (Rose Bowl)
New York: June 24th, 25th (MetLife Stadium)
Toronto: early June? (Skydome)
Vancouver: May 12th (BC Place)

There are also rumors of Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C. (Yes!).

Something as limited as these 5-10ish cities should do well provided they're doing something like 2 sets at each show. Anything longer than that/hitting more cities with a TJT tour wouldn't play as well assuming their goal is to fill/sell out stadiums.

It seems like these are also pretty spread out and only in big cities, which is a good call on their part. Disappointing that so far, there's no MI date but I understand that since Chicago/Cleveland tend to do better with selling out big concerts.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: wik73 on January 06, 2017, 02:08:24 PM
I believe it. I think they got scared. Pushed it off and decided with short JT tour to pacify the fans until the real teat arrives.


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Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: superstar905 on January 06, 2017, 02:11:40 PM
June 24th, Metlife, New Jersey
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Post by: TheU2Ken on January 06, 2017, 02:17:47 PM
Why can't they just play the southeast. This is annoying
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: paisley1985 on January 06, 2017, 02:24:31 PM
Currently [Corbijn] work together with #U2, who want to release their new album SOE in autumn“
Article in german about the forthcoming DM album Spirit but With this information about U2!
 https://t.co/WoqWyDVM25
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: georgemccauley on January 06, 2017, 03:19:38 PM
Wondering if this announcement will involve SOE?
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: SlyDanner on January 06, 2017, 03:33:03 PM
I hope everyone here is ready to be disappointed/confused/irritated when the band announce something very different than all these wild guesses which are based on zero concrete information.  Hate to be Mr Doom and Gloom but why have people not learned the lesson to not take the band's strategic misinformation campaigns as legit.
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Post by: georgemccauley on January 06, 2017, 03:50:42 PM
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I hope everyone here is ready to be disappointed/confused/irritated when the band announce something very different than all these wild guesses which are based on zero concrete information.  Hate to be Mr Doom and Gloom but why have people not learned the lesson to not take the band's strategic misinformation campaigns as legit.

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Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: bass slap on January 06, 2017, 04:35:01 PM
My money is still on the spring 2017 release. I believe they have something in a finished state and finalising schedules and plans. However If the rumour of an announcement on Monday is true and there is no mention of an album or soe tour, then definitely trouble at mill.

They know it isn't possible to complete an album whilst on the road, so don't think they would announce album will be out in 2017 knowing it needs another 9 months in the oven.
 
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: bass slap on January 06, 2017, 04:41:23 PM
I also predict a single with a big JT vibe to reconnect with their 80's fan base.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Waffles on January 06, 2017, 04:41:44 PM
These concerts are rumored to be in pairs. What if these shows arent JT and are actually IE putddors?
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: opening night on January 06, 2017, 05:11:25 PM
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Second Rose bowl show now... The rumors sound more like a tour than just "special shows"

You were just wrong. Bono spoke about quality not quantity with the phrase "special shows". It was always very clear that this is a full tour! But well, take it easy.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: tigerfan41 on January 06, 2017, 06:07:59 PM
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I hope everyone here is ready to be disappointed/confused/irritated when the band announce something very different than all these wild guesses which are based on zero concrete information.  Hate to be Mr Doom and Gloom but why have people not learned the lesson to not take the band's strategic misinformation campaigns as legit.

I still agree with you on this. It's why when someone comes out and says "there's a rumor they're playing this venue or that venue" I always want to see a source. If it's a fan site that is being used as the source, you're best to treat it with a huge grain of salt.

It's why I'm really not going to believe anything I see on this (or any other site) until dates have actually been officially announced.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Johnny_Mac12 on January 06, 2017, 08:09:11 PM
Complete speculation: If it is true that they are releasing a JT single to promote the tour, it will probably be one they haven't released before as a single. For example, Blow Your House Down was the song they sent to radio stations to promote the Achtung Baby re-release. With that being said, I can see them releasing a finished Spanish Eyes. IMO it's the strongest outtake/b-side from the JT sessions.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Waffles on January 06, 2017, 08:54:02 PM
No way, they will release a remix still haven't found with famous dj kygo!
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: tigerfan41 on January 06, 2017, 09:27:03 PM
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No way, they will release a remix still haven't found with famous dj kygo!

Oh god, please do not do this. No remixes of old hit songs.

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Complete speculation: If it is true that they are releasing a JT single to promote the tour, it will probably be one they haven't released before as a single. For example, Blow Your House Down was the song they sent to radio stations to promote the Achtung Baby re-release. With that being said, I can see them releasing a finished Spanish Eyes. IMO it's the strongest outtake/b-side from the JT sessions.

Spanish Eyes would be great.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: dreadpirateroberts on January 06, 2017, 11:28:28 PM
Don't know if this was posted already, but got this from the U2 subreddit. Reiterates a lot of stuff, but there is new information. Remember, a lot of these are rumors and should be taken with a grain of salt for now until Monday's announcement.
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Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: SlyDanner on January 06, 2017, 11:50:54 PM
I'm glad you reminded us to take these rumors lightly.  I was treating them all as fact and actually beginning to build my 2017 travel schedule around all these totally valid predictions.

Also really glad that we are now using Reddit as an info source.  Who would doubt what's posted there?
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 07, 2017, 12:01:10 AM
oh GOD nothing even CLOSE to the Texas!!!! omg im gonna die. like really i'm so butthurt. and Noel opening in Europe? fml im gonna go lay down on the freeway.
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Post by: ultravioletlight on January 07, 2017, 12:30:43 AM
That last sentence on the Facebook post is really interesting.
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Post by: marcovox on January 07, 2017, 12:34:28 AM
That's the thing that scares me the most.  I know everyone says "don't believe it until it's official", but I mean... The signs are pointing in that direction.  Everyone said I don't believe Bonnaroo yadda yadda and the first rumor to come out from that was in early November and INCLUDED the JT theme. 

I get what you're saying... But I mean... The signs are there.  It's not really speculation when you have multiple sources claiming the same thing.
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Post by: marcovox on January 07, 2017, 12:38:31 AM
To add to my last post: Let's be real... Just for a second.  Huddle in... 

When they started planning SOI and the i+e tour, do you really think that had a WHOLE LEG of a REUNION tour interjecting in the middle of the I+e tour???

I don't see it.  Everything got shifted cause Bono broke his arm.  That's why we got those two random shows in October, and we're getting this awkward interjection this summer. 

I think this is the bad move.  They're gonna over saturate themselves for when SOE comes out and the i+e tour resumes.
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Post by: Waffles on January 07, 2017, 12:42:11 AM
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To add to my last post: Let's be real... Just for a second.  Huddle in... 

When they started planning SOI and the i+e tour, do you really think that had a WHOLE LEG of a REUNION tour interjecting in the middle of the I+e tour???

I don't see it.  Everything got shifted cause Bono broke his arm.  That's why we got those two random shows in October, and we're getting this awkward interjection this summer. 

I think this is the bad move.  They're gonna over saturate themselves for when SOE comes out and the i+e tour resumes.

I liked where I were going, but I completely disagree about bonos arm being the issue lol. The 2015 dates were planned long before so those plans weren't affected. Not sure how his accident affects 2 performances they were forced to do in 2016
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Post by: Stateless on January 07, 2017, 12:48:08 AM
I am all for the JT Tour, but will they play all of JT and then some additional songs to make a complete set list that would last a full 2 hours or so?   Does this also mean SOE is coming out "after" the JT dates and they will not tour in support of SOE till 2018?   

I know U2 is still a huge band and all and I have been a fan since BOY, but will they really sell out 2 Rose Bowl shows to support a 30 year old album in addition to all the other rumored shows?  I love to see the boys succeed and wish and hope that the shows sell out, I am just curious how your market this type of concert and I would assume they expect huge turnouts or they would not be targeting stadiums. 

Bad timing for me however as in 2 1/2 weeks me and my Wife are moving to Idaho and starting a new job I don't think I could take time off to go back to California for the shows.  I have NEVER missed a U2 Tour, this JT tour might be my first due to my situation.

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Post by: J_Rock321 on January 07, 2017, 12:49:02 AM
But were does soe fits in all this?
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Post by: Stateless on January 07, 2017, 12:52:03 AM
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But were does soe fits in all this?

That is what I am wondering.  Will this be a JT themed tour but also have SOE songs? If it is not, we are not getting SOE till after this Tour is over.  I am really curious is if they do not release SOE will they even play and SOE songs at all or will we get SOE after the JT tour and then in 2018 they tour in support of SOE?  This gives them some time off and let people's wallets re-load and then in 2018 they hit arena's again and hit more cities and countries?
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Post by: marcovox on January 07, 2017, 12:56:27 AM
Waffles.. I might be wrong with Bono's arm.  But still... I think something messed up along the way and now they're trying to shoe horn this JT tour to appease Live Nation.  Where's that guy that kept saying ticket b******.  Thiiiis is where you say it! 

J rock... Who knows but if they go back into arenas, it's the same show just a new album. 

This is a bad bad move by them.  I agree where are they gonna sell 180 tickets for Rose Bowl, and then turn around and do more shows in LA.  They want to do 7 arena shows and 2 stadiums in 2 years??  This isn't adding up.
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Post by: Stateless on January 07, 2017, 01:00:52 AM
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Waffles.. I might be wrong with Bono's arm.  But still... I think something messed up along the way and now they're trying to shoe horn this JT tour to appease Live Nation.  Where's that guy that kept saying ticket b******.  Thiiiis is where you say it! 

J rock... Who knows but if they go back into arenas, it's the same show just a new album. 

This is a bad bad move by them.  I agree where are they gonna sell 180 tickets for Rose Bowl, and then turn around and do more shows in LA.  They want to do 7 arena shows and 2 stadiums in 2 years??  This isn't adding up.


I can't say, nor can anyone really say it is a bad move until we get some more information.  As far as selling 2 shows at the Rose Bowl, not sure if they can do that, but who knows.  I don't think them doing Rose Bowl x2 and then in 2018 doing arenas is going to be an issue.   More of what I am looking to see is what the show is going to entail.  Will they do all of JT to start, will they open with Streets, do other songs, and sprinkle of the JT throughout the show?  Lots of stuff to wonder about...but a little too early to know if it is a bad move or not.

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Post by: Waffles on January 07, 2017, 01:02:39 AM
What will the stage layout be?
Will we hear acrobat?
Will they play tightrope?
What kind of speeches will bono give?
Is edge going back to hats to make this authentic?
Hmmmm I wonder so many things
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Post by: Stateless on January 07, 2017, 01:05:00 AM
lol@Waffles....

All of the above!  lol

I have a feeling that it will be a modified Claw type stage with a giant suspended Joshua Tree in the Center. :)
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Post by: robgalloway on January 07, 2017, 01:27:37 AM
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What will the stage layout be?
Will we hear acrobat?
Will they play tightrope?
What kind of speeches will bono give?
Is edge going back to hats to make this authentic?
Hmmmm I wonder so many things


I can't wait for the forum fans to moan at the set list every night when they're listening through periscope.

I'm bored of hearing RHMT every night. Why is there no rotation? Why aren't they playing Acrobat on the JT tour?


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Post by: gujuju on January 07, 2017, 05:44:50 AM
So with all these specific JT show rumors but nothing on SOE, does this mean that SOE is more likely a 2nd half 2017 event?   Just can't imagine them performing to so many people without new inventory but the lack of rumors on SOE is discouraging
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Post by: xy on January 07, 2017, 06:01:10 AM
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It's fun to hear the various rumors but we have to take them very lightly. Heck, we still don't know what the actual "special shows" will entail or whether the band will even play TJT in its entirety.

Well the first 5 are a no brainer. IGC, OTH and Mothers have all appeared in 00's tours...so at least 8 songs.

Trip and Exit haven't been played since the 80's - but surely they can le-learn those.

RHMT...who knows ? Maybe in a different key/acoustic ?

Anniversary shows implies, IMO, a full album.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: shineinthesummernight on January 07, 2017, 07:23:58 AM
I'm thinking I should go off this site if I get tickets.  There are a lot of spoilers and it's too easy to know everything about the upcoming tour, hence no surprises.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on January 07, 2017, 07:47:27 AM
Roo confirmed

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Post by: Healy52003 on January 07, 2017, 08:07:25 AM
Maybe that headline slot is the big announcement on Monday and not an actually tour announcement ??
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Post by: mattbel123 on January 07, 2017, 08:14:28 AM
Roo lineup isn't announced until the 11th. They already said so.
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Post by: Swan269 on January 07, 2017, 08:45:22 AM
tired of the South being ignored by the last tour, now probably this tour.
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Post by: tigerfan41 on January 07, 2017, 09:33:45 AM
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Roo lineup isn't announced until the 11th. They already said so.

Yes, but this has been heavily rumored for weeks. It appears Roo has embraced it by putting out ads hyping the lineup announcement + the fact U2 are playing.

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These dates seem to make a lot of sense. Lots of weekday dates, though.
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 07, 2017, 09:47:21 AM
all that matters if they play Dallas June 15th a week before my bday
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Post by: mattbel123 on January 07, 2017, 09:53:17 AM
I booked a hotel now for Cleveland. Can always cancel. But, wow the prices nearby the stadium are huge for a ordinary Wednesday night. So something is happening.
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Post by: Healy52003 on January 07, 2017, 10:00:33 AM
Europe ???

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Post by: tigerfan41 on January 07, 2017, 10:06:15 AM
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I booked a hotel now for Cleveland. Can always cancel. But, wow the prices nearby the stadium are huge for a ordinary Wednesday night. So something is happening.

This is why I always stay slightly outside the city. Much cheaper in a suburb nearby.

Currently toying with the idea of doing Cleveland and Chicago. But I kind of also want to do Boston later on in the month. We'll see.
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 07, 2017, 10:12:18 AM
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Europe ???

there are europe dates and Noel Gallagher is opening
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Post by: ClaytonMan on January 07, 2017, 10:14:35 AM
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Europe ???

there are europe dates and Noel Gallagher is opening

What a life :)
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Post by: tigerfan41 on January 07, 2017, 10:21:59 AM
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Europe ???

there are europe dates and Noel Gallagher is opening

What a life :)

He's actually the more likable Gallagher brother.
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Post by: georgemccauley on January 07, 2017, 10:24:43 AM
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Europe ???

I know! Not encouraging for us, seeing those dates. But Europe is rumored for July-August


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Post by: Healy52003 on January 07, 2017, 10:28:57 AM
I guess Monday's announcement will be the US dates and European dates may get announced later ??

Croke Park shows will have to be July before the 29th as that's when GAA season really kicks off there and games take place every weekend til October
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Post by: Waffles on January 07, 2017, 10:34:43 AM
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Roo lineup isn't announced until the 11th. They already said so.

Yes, but this has been heavily rumored for weeks. It appears Roo has embraced it by putting out ads hyping the lineup announcement + the fact U2 are playing.

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These dates seem to make a lot of sense. Lots of weekday dates, though.

What the! These dates don't make sense financially. Why go from LA to NY then back to Chicago, then back to Boston
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Post by: Mr. Red on January 07, 2017, 10:36:17 AM
If this proves true, can the band please only play songs 5-11. I'm begging!!
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Post by: mattbel123 on January 07, 2017, 10:36:45 AM
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Roo lineup isn't announced until the 11th. They already said so.

Yes, but this has been heavily rumored for weeks. It appears Roo has embraced it by putting out ads hyping the lineup announcement + the fact U2 are playing.

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These dates seem to make a lot of sense. Lots of weekday dates, though.

What the! These dates don't make sense financially. Why go from LA to NY then back to Chicago, then back to Boston

Easy, two stages.
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Post by: georgemccauley on January 07, 2017, 10:54:39 AM
I hope Europe gets announced with US on Monday! I don't want to wait any longer!


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Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Giga Razor on January 07, 2017, 11:00:10 AM
Why are they going back to the US again,surely the rest of the world deserves a look in ,Europe got short changed last time out as usual eastern Europe ,South America,Australia,NZ,Japan completely ignored, they have a massive fan base in these countries so hopefully they feature on the tour this time.We know the band have an obsession with the US but TJT is a universal album ,Streets is about Africa,RTSS is about Dublin,One Tree Hill NZ,Bullet South America as is Mother's,RHMT miners strike in UK apart from In God's country it has little relevancy regarding the US.
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Post by: marcovox on January 07, 2017, 11:01:39 AM
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tired of the South being ignored by the last tour, now probably this tour.
 

Go see them at Bonnaroo.  Go the whole weekend.  It's like Burning Man with music.  Will be unreal.
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Post by: Mr. Red on January 07, 2017, 11:04:22 AM
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Why are they going back to the US again,surely the rest of the world deserves a look in ,Europe got short changed last time out as usual eastern Europe ,South America,Australia,NZ,Japan completely ignored, they have a massive fan base in these countries so hopefully they feature on the tour this time.We know the band have an obsession with the US but TJT is a universal album ,Streets is about Africa,RTSS is about Dublin,One Tree Hill NZ,Bullet South America as is Mother's,RHMT miners strike in UK apart from In God's country it has little relevancy regarding the US.

have you considered relocating?
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Post by: Waffles on January 07, 2017, 11:24:37 AM
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Why are they going back to the US again,surely the rest of the world deserves a look in ,Europe got short changed last time out as usual eastern Europe ,South America,Australia,NZ,Japan completely ignored, they have a massive fan base in these countries so hopefully they feature on the tour this time.We know the band have an obsession with the US but TJT is a universal album ,Streets is about Africa,RTSS is about Dublin,One Tree Hill NZ,Bullet South America as is Mother's,RHMT miners strike in UK apart from In God's country it has little relevancy regarding the US.

Because sadly the music industry is based here. A majority of it being in Los Angeles.
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Post by: Waffles on January 07, 2017, 11:24:58 AM
Is there going to be a concert DVD?
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Post by: dreadpirateroberts on January 07, 2017, 11:33:37 AM
Sounds like they'll be in D.C. in June, not May.

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Post by: THRILLHO on January 07, 2017, 11:34:33 AM
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Is there going to be a concert DVD?

let them officially announce the tour before wondering when we'll get a dvd of the tour lol
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Post by: The Slow Loris on January 07, 2017, 11:45:08 AM
My question is Bono going to wear a wig with long hair (all the same length) and keep the lights dim so he looks like his JT days? Would be great.

And they could open with The Dalton Brothers..... Or they can open with the current U2, as their experienced selves, and play a few songs from the new album.
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 07, 2017, 11:59:17 AM
see i'd hate for them to go as far as rewearing the cowboy outfits. that would reek of nostalgic cash grab tour. performing the songs is fine but lets keep it classy and not desperate.
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Post by: tigerfan41 on January 07, 2017, 12:01:03 PM
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Why are they going back to the US again,surely the rest of the world deserves a look in ,Europe got short changed last time out as usual eastern Europe ,South America,Australia,NZ,Japan completely ignored, they have a massive fan base in these countries so hopefully they feature on the tour this time.We know the band have an obsession with the US but TJT is a universal album ,Streets is about Africa,RTSS is about Dublin,One Tree Hill NZ,Bullet South America as is Mother's,RHMT miners strike in UK apart from In God's country it has little relevancy regarding the US.

Because sadly the music industry is based here. A majority of it being in Los Angeles.

Also, they "closed" the last tour in Europe, it's been nearly 2 years since they played the US, so it makes sense that they would start the next tour in the US.

What will be interesting is where they start the SoE tour next fall (arenas, from what we've heard). I feel like they'd be wise to start the SoE tour in South America since they're rumored to be playing the US and Europe during the spring/summer.


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see i'd hate for them to go as far as rewearing the cowboy outfits. that would reek of nostalgic cash grab tour. performing the songs is fine but lets keep it classy and not desperate.

This. I would be OK with a nod to Macphisto (on another tour) but too much of the nostalgia is a bad thing.
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Post by: Giga Razor on January 07, 2017, 01:12:41 PM
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Why are they going back to the US again,surely the rest of the world deserves a look in ,Europe got short changed last time out as usual eastern Europe ,South America,Australia,NZ,Japan completely ignored, they have a massive fan base in these countries so hopefully they feature on the tour this time.We know the band have an obsession with the US but TJT is a universal album ,Streets is about Africa,RTSS is about Dublin,One Tree Hill NZ,Bullet South America as is Mother's,RHMT miners strike in UK apart from In God's country it has little relevancy regarding the US.

Because sadly the music industry is based here. A majority of it being in Los Angeles.

Also, they "closed" the last tour in Europe, it's been nearly 2 years since they played the US, so it makes sense that they would start the next tour in the US.

What will be interesting is where they start the SoE tour next fall (arenas, from what we've heard). I feel like they'd be wise to start the SoE tour in South America since they're rumored to be playing the US and Europe during the spring/summer.


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see i'd hate for them to go as far as rewearing the cowboy outfits. that would reek of nostalgic cash grab tour. performing the songs is fine but lets keep it classy and not desperate.

This. I would be OK with a nod to Macphisto (on another tour) but too much of the nostalgia is a bad thing.
I Wouldn't hold my breath for a separate SOE tour that seems more of an expectation from over enthusiastic fan's,I really think its pointless touring the US again in less than 2 years doesn't make any sense whatsoever unless as previously stated they had pre booked these venues thinking SoE would be out.
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Post by: tigerfan41 on January 07, 2017, 01:58:51 PM
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Why are they going back to the US again,surely the rest of the world deserves a look in ,Europe got short changed last time out as usual eastern Europe ,South America,Australia,NZ,Japan completely ignored, they have a massive fan base in these countries so hopefully they feature on the tour this time.We know the band have an obsession with the US but TJT is a universal album ,Streets is about Africa,RTSS is about Dublin,One Tree Hill NZ,Bullet South America as is Mother's,RHMT miners strike in UK apart from In God's country it has little relevancy regarding the US.

Because sadly the music industry is based here. A majority of it being in Los Angeles.

Also, they "closed" the last tour in Europe, it's been nearly 2 years since they played the US, so it makes sense that they would start the next tour in the US.

What will be interesting is where they start the SoE tour next fall (arenas, from what we've heard). I feel like they'd be wise to start the SoE tour in South America since they're rumored to be playing the US and Europe during the spring/summer.


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see i'd hate for them to go as far as rewearing the cowboy outfits. that would reek of nostalgic cash grab tour. performing the songs is fine but lets keep it classy and not desperate.

This. I would be OK with a nod to Macphisto (on another tour) but too much of the nostalgia is a bad thing.
I Wouldn't hold my breath for a separate SOE tour that seems more of an expectation from over enthusiastic fan's,I really think its pointless touring the US again in less than 2 years doesn't make any sense whatsoever unless as previously stated they had pre booked these venues thinking SoE would be out.

It's pretty pointless releasing an album and not touring it. I heard someone else say that this mini-tour is just a way to placate Live Nation for not touring in 2016, and so that they can have a bit more time to tweak and then release SoE later in 2017.

The difference between this mini-tour and a SoE tour is that this tour is happening on very limited dates in select cities in stadiums. SoE would be arenas and would likely see them going all over the US, not just a select number of cities.

If this is the only tour they end up doing for the next 2-3 years (or more), you're going to have a lot of disappointed fans.
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Post by: Ringerbell on January 07, 2017, 02:51:19 PM
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I guess Monday's announcement will be the US dates and European dates may get announced later ??

Croke Park shows will have to be July before the 29th as that's when GAA season really kicks off there and games take place every weekend til October

I've looked into it and only possible dates I can see that suit a croke park show (assuming European dates start in july) is weekend of 21/22/23 July. There is a 13 day gap between games taking place at end of July.  They have a 14 day gap at beginning of July to accommodate the Coldplay concert on 8th July

To strength the argument of them performing that weekend the croke park hotel is completely booked up and the hotels in Dublin have put their prices up in price (as they always do in lead up to concert announcements)

This weekend has also been used for concerts in croke park before with u2 performing during it in 2009 and the cancelled garth Brooks shows were also to be over this particular weekend.

After it the gaa calender gets extremely busy so no real free slots for concerts up until start of October
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Post by: This Dave on January 07, 2017, 03:04:22 PM
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My question is Bono going to wear a wig with long hair (all the same length) and keep the lights dim so he looks like his JT days? Would be great.

And they could open with The Dalton Brothers..... Or they can open with the current U2, as their experienced selves, and play a few songs from the new album.

Or we could just go watch a cover band.
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 07, 2017, 03:09:23 PM
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My question is Bono going to wear a wig with long hair (all the same length) and keep the lights dim so he looks like his JT days? Would be great.

And they could open with The Dalton Brothers..... Or they can open with the current U2, as their experienced selves, and play a few songs from the new album.

Or we could just go watch a cover band.

i've seen many a cover band do a GREAT job covering entire albums and b-sides etc.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: mattbel123 on January 07, 2017, 03:10:37 PM
Thinking more about it, those dates are not correct. They make zero sense financially. Too much back and forth. I think the cities are correct but then someone threw dates to them. You can't get a stage from Cali to New York built and assembled in three days. They may have two stages but with only that many dates that wouldn't financially be a good idea.
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Post by: Saint1322 on January 07, 2017, 03:31:31 PM
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Thinking more about it, those dates are not correct. They make zero sense financially. Too much back and forth. I think the cities are correct but then someone threw dates to them. You can't get a stage from Cali to New York built and assembled in three days. They may have two stages but with only that many dates that wouldn't financially be a good idea.

Weirdest thing I see is two dates in Texas in two separate cities when there are so few stops.
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Post by: mattbel123 on January 07, 2017, 03:34:33 PM
Philly to Dallas would even be a troublesome commute to build a stage.
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Post by: SlyDanner on January 07, 2017, 03:45:28 PM
I honestly fail to understand why there is such consternation and angst from so many people here about the rumored tour 'details' - this is all just wild speculation at this point.  Why are people worried about this stuff.  It's all garbage until officially announced.
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 07, 2017, 03:48:17 PM
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I honestly fail to understand why there is such consternation and angst from so many people here about the rumored tour 'details' - this is all just wild speculation at this point.  Why are people worried about this stuff.  It's all garbage until officially announced.

exactly. exactly.

but hey i am jacked IF the Dallas date is real. JT tour or not gimmegimme.
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Post by: mattbel123 on January 07, 2017, 03:50:24 PM
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I honestly fail to understand why there is such consternation and angst from so many people here about the rumored tour 'details' - this is all just wild speculation at this point.  Why are people worried about this stuff.  It's all garbage until officially announced.

A good bit of the time leaked dates turn out to be true.
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Post by: SlyDanner on January 07, 2017, 03:53:49 PM
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I honestly fail to understand why there is such consternation and angst from so many people here about the rumored tour 'details' - this is all just wild speculation at this point.  Why are people worried about this stuff.  It's all garbage until officially announced.

A good bit of the time leaked dates turn out to be true.

yes and a stopped clock is right 2x each day.

So maybe there are some dates or cities that will eventually make the list.  So what.  I could pull a setlist and tour schedule out of my ar*e and I will probably get 10% of it right.  Maybe 50%.  Means nothing so stop worrying about how they are going to get a stage from Point A to Point B.  I don't mean you personally of course.  Just odd how amped up  some are getting.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: mattbel123 on January 07, 2017, 03:56:16 PM
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I honestly fail to understand why there is such consternation and angst from so many people here about the rumored tour 'details' - this is all just wild speculation at this point.  Why are people worried about this stuff.  It's all garbage until officially announced.

A good bit of the time leaked dates turn out to be true.

yes and a stopped clock is right 2x each day.

So maybe there are some dates or cities that will eventually make the list.  So what.  I could pull a setlist and tour schedule out of my ar*e and I will probably get 10% of it right.  Maybe 50%.  Means nothing so stop worrying about how they are going to get a stage from Point A to Point B.  I don't mean you personally of course.  Just odd how amped up  some are getting.
Honestly, it's a message board. I'll continue discussing with others and you can continue discussing your hatred over how certain people act on a internet message board.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: georgemccauley on January 07, 2017, 05:10:28 PM
I'm hearing more and more rumors stating that this tour will be JT played in its entirety. So will this mean they will ditch the other part of the set?


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Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: THRILLHO on January 07, 2017, 05:20:43 PM
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I'm hearing more and more rumors stating that this tour will be JT played in its entirety. So will this mean they will ditch the other part of the set?


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lol no, they aren't gonna play JT then walk off the stage.

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yea i saw Pet Sounds tour and Doolittle tours and they def played tons and tons of other material including new material in addition to the albums.

i know the Wall tour was Wall only but i forgive him that as theres only gonna be enough time to play that album.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: georgemccauley on January 07, 2017, 05:33:47 PM
European Tour will commence on July 7th with two shows at Wembley Stadium! Although another rumor, along with the Paris rumour, this does feel kind of real!

My night has been made, where is Monday at?
http://www.u2songs.com/news/u2_joshua_tree_tour_rumours_london


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Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: georgemccauley on January 07, 2017, 05:35:55 PM
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I'm hearing more and more rumors stating that this tour will be JT played in its entirety. So will this mean they will ditch the other part of the set?


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lol no, they aren't gonna play JT then walk off the stage.

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yea i saw Pet Sounds tour and Doolittle tours and they def played tons and tons of other material including new material in addition to the albums.

i know the Wall tour was Wall only but i forgive him that as theres only gonna be enough time to play that album.

Haha maybe not, was a potentially silly thing to say but if they do play it its entirety, I think they should not play it in album tracklist order, variety is the spice of life!

And I don't think the show would work properly in my opinion were they to play the album in its official tracklist form, maybe they could open up with an extended version of Found?


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Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: SlyDanner on January 07, 2017, 06:48:59 PM
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I honestly fail to understand why there is such consternation and angst from so many people here about the rumored tour 'details' - this is all just wild speculation at this point.  Why are people worried about this stuff.  It's all garbage until officially announced.

A good bit of the time leaked dates turn out to be true.

yes and a stopped clock is right 2x each day.

So maybe there are some dates or cities that will eventually make the list.  So what.  I could pull a setlist and tour schedule out of my ar*e and I will probably get 10% of it right.  Maybe 50%.  Means nothing so stop worrying about how they are going to get a stage from Point A to Point B.  I don't mean you personally of course.  Just odd how amped up  some are getting.
Honestly, it's a message board. I'll continue discussing with others and you can continue discussing your hatred over how certain people act on a internet message board.

Oh I feel bad for the angst-ridden, not hatred. 
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Healy52003 on January 07, 2017, 06:57:06 PM
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I guess Monday's announcement will be the US dates and European dates may get announced later ??

Croke Park shows will have to be July before the 29th as that's when GAA season really kicks off there and games take place every weekend til October

I've looked into it and only possible dates I can see that suit a croke park show (assuming European dates start in july) is weekend of 21/22/23 July. There is a 13 day gap between games taking place at end of July.  They have a 14 day gap at beginning of July to accommodate the Coldplay concert on 8th July

To strength the argument of them performing that weekend the croke park hotel is completely booked up and the hotels in Dublin have put their prices up in price (as they always do in lead up to concert announcements)

This weekend has also been used for concerts in croke park before with u2 performing during it in 2009 and the cancelled garth Brooks shows were also to be over this particular weekend.

After it the gaa calender gets extremely busy so no real free slots for concerts up until start of October

Was thinking that weekend possibly Friday 21/Sat 22 July

As you said Often Croke Park hosts concerts the weekend of the GAA Hurling Championship Quarter finals (which are the held the Sunday is thurles) and the 2017 QFs are listed as the 23rd July, so that weekend makes sense.

They will hardly do it the week before Coldplay (4-6 July) or after (10-14 July). There's a hurling match there on the 2nd July and the next match after Coldplay is the 16th July
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: tigerfan41 on January 07, 2017, 08:19:00 PM
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I honestly fail to understand why there is such consternation and angst from so many people here about the rumored tour 'details' - this is all just wild speculation at this point.  Why are people worried about this stuff.  It's all garbage until officially announced.

A good bit of the time leaked dates turn out to be true.

yes and a stopped clock is right 2x each day.

So maybe there are some dates or cities that will eventually make the list.  So what.  I could pull a setlist and tour schedule out of my ar*e and I will probably get 10% of it right.  Maybe 50%.  Means nothing so stop worrying about how they are going to get a stage from Point A to Point B.  I don't mean you personally of course.  Just odd how amped up  some are getting.
Honestly, it's a message board. I'll continue discussing with others and you can continue discussing your hatred over how certain people act on a internet message board.

Although a bit colorful, Sly is right. None of this has even been confirmed, beyond Bonnaroo. All these rumored dates come from fan sites who cite "sources" but don't say who those sources are. For all we know, they're pulling these dates out of thin air so as to get more people to come to their site (and thus make more money).

For instance, I could start a U2 site today and post a "leaked" tour dates list (that I got from a "reliable" source), tweet it out, and an hour later it'd be cited by dozens of other sites and then taken as gospel by fans.

I trust atu2 more than these other fan sites since they seem to be very cautious/have some actual reliable sources. I trust an official announcement even more than that.

It's definitely fun to speculate, but I wouldn't get too worked up about the semantics at this point since we don't even know that these are the actual dates or cities.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Ringerbell on January 07, 2017, 08:23:48 PM
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I guess Monday's announcement will be the US dates and European dates may get announced later ??

Croke Park shows will have to be July before the 29th as that's when GAA season really kicks off there and games take place every weekend til October

I've looked into it and only possible dates I can see that suit a croke park show (assuming European dates start in july) is weekend of 21/22/23 July. There is a 13 day gap between games taking place at end of July.  They have a 14 day gap at beginning of July to accommodate the Coldplay concert on 8th July

To strength the argument of them performing that weekend the croke park hotel is completely booked up and the hotels in Dublin have put their prices up in price (as they always do in lead up to concert announcements)

This weekend has also been used for concerts in croke park before with u2 performing during it in 2009 and the cancelled garth Brooks shows were also to be over this particular weekend.

After it the gaa calender gets extremely busy so no real free slots for concerts up until start of October

Was thinking that weekend possibly Friday 21/Sat 22 July

As you said Often Croke Park hosts concerts the weekend of the GAA Hurling Championship Quarter finals (which are the held the Sunday is thurles) and the 2017 QFs are listed as the 23rd July, so that weekend makes sense.

They will hardly do it the week before Coldplay (4-6 July) or after (10-14 July). There's a hurling match there on the 2nd July and the next match after Coldplay is the 16th July

I can't see them doing gigs in the same 2 weeks period of the Coldplay gig. With the way the curfew for stage work etc is in croke park it will take few days to assemble and disassemble the stage for the Coldplay gig (I know a week was scheduled for the disassemble work after Springsteen gigs last year)

All that and the fact the croke park hotel is booked up for 22st,22nd and 23rd July is making me think these best possible dates for croke park gigs. Also take a look at hotel prices in the city that weekend would seem the hotels know something is planned with prices they are charging

Now all this is guess work at the minute I could be totally wrong but won't be surprised if these dates announced Monday
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Jswallow on January 08, 2017, 01:28:48 AM
Is there anywhere else to play in Dublin besides Croke Park or Slane?

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Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: U2C on January 08, 2017, 01:33:28 AM
Phoenix Park
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: PookaMacP on January 08, 2017, 01:44:03 AM
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Is there anywhere else to play in Dublin besides Croke Park or Slane?

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Lansdowne Road is always a possibility. No football or rugby to schedule around in July.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Jswallow on January 08, 2017, 02:07:31 AM
Lansdowne road is Belfast isn't it ?

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Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: PookaMacP on January 08, 2017, 02:20:14 AM
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Lansdowne road is Belfast isn't it ?

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No, it's in Dublin - or at least it was the last few times I've been there... (It's now officially named the Aviva Stadium.)

And if we're being geographically correct, Slane is not in Dublin - it's about 45 mins north of the city.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Jswallow on January 08, 2017, 03:02:02 AM
Maybe they will play there then

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Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Healy52003 on January 08, 2017, 03:07:43 AM
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I guess Monday's announcement will be the US dates and European dates may get announced later ??

Croke Park shows will have to be July before the 29th as that's when GAA season really kicks off there and games take place every weekend til October

I've looked into it and only possible dates I can see that suit a croke park show (assuming European dates start in july) is weekend of 21/22/23 July. There is a 13 day gap between games taking place at end of July.  They have a 14 day gap at beginning of July to accommodate the Coldplay concert on 8th July

To strength the argument of them performing that weekend the croke park hotel is completely booked up and the hotels in Dublin have put their prices up in price (as they always do in lead up to concert announcements)

This weekend has also been used for concerts in croke park before with u2 performing during it in 2009 and the cancelled garth Brooks shows were also to be over this particular weekend.

After it the gaa calender gets extremely busy so no real free slots for concerts up until start of October

Was thinking that weekend possibly Friday 21/Sat 22 July

As you said Often Croke Park hosts concerts the weekend of the GAA Hurling Championship Quarter finals (which are the held the Sunday is thurles) and the 2017 QFs are listed as the 23rd July, so that weekend makes sense.

They will hardly do it the week before Coldplay (4-6 July) or after (10-14 July). There's a hurling match there on the 2nd July and the next match after Coldplay is the 16th July

I can't see them doing gigs in the same 2 weeks period of the Coldplay gig. With the way the curfew for stage work etc is in croke park it will take few days to assemble and disassemble the stage for the Coldplay gig (I know a week was scheduled for the disassemble work after Springsteen gigs last year)

All that and the fact the croke park hotel is booked up for 22st,22nd and 23rd July is making me think these best possible dates for croke park gigs. Also take a look at hotel prices in the city that weekend would seem the hotels know something is planned with prices they are charging

Now all this is guess work at the minute I could be totally wrong but won't be surprised if these dates announced Monday

Reserved the Skylon hotel for Friday 21st July €209 for a twin room (it's about 10 min walk from the Hogan stand entrance

€279 for the Sat 22nd

An Aviva stadium show would be good
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Ringerbell on January 08, 2017, 05:13:59 AM
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Maybe they will play there then

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Aviva stadium is an option but it would mean the just having 1 night in Dublin.  They have a very strict 3 concerts a year limit and already have 2 scheduled for 2017
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Healy52003 on January 08, 2017, 09:03:46 AM
Few Croke Park rumours going around but its all second hand info and noting from the horses mouth

https://www.thesun.ie/tvandshowbiz/music/402088/u2-set-to-play-two-croke-park-gigs-this-summer-as-they-announce-world-tour/

http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/u2-tipped-for-croke-park-for-joshua-tree-anniversary-tour-35350037.html

Remember the Irish media had Guns N Roses nailed down to play Croke Park this summer and they ended up being wrong and they announced Slane instead.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: wik73 on January 08, 2017, 09:39:06 AM
I hope U2 is not play the first weekend of June in Chicago because hotel prices are double that weekend for some reason.


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Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Healy52003 on January 08, 2017, 09:41:50 AM
A spannner has been thrown in the works regarding Croke Park

http://www.irishmirror.ie/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/bookies-suspend-betting-superstar-ed-9583814

He is appearing on 2fm in the morning

If he gets 2 Croke Park dates than u2 could get no dates there
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: georgemccauley on January 08, 2017, 09:48:59 AM
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A spannner has been thrown in the works regarding Croke Park

http://www.irishmirror.ie/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/bookies-suspend-betting-superstar-ed-9583814

He is appearing on 2fm in the morning

If he gets 2 Croke Park dates than u2 could get no dates there

U2 at Sloane then, they'll either play one or the other. They won't miss out Dublin, not a chance!


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Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Ringerbell on January 08, 2017, 10:09:40 AM
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A spannner has been thrown in the works regarding Croke Park

http://www.irishmirror.ie/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/bookies-suspend-betting-superstar-ed-9583814

He is appearing on 2fm in the morning

If he gets 2 Croke Park dates than u2 could get no dates there

Just have a feeling if both u2 and Ed sheeran wanted 2 nights in croke park then u2 would be favourite to get them  ( that is if they stick to the 3 concerts limit has been years with more)

Now u2 might have somewhere else lined up for ireland guess will have to wait till tomorrow to find out
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Giga Razor on January 08, 2017, 10:28:52 AM
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A spannner has been thrown in the works regarding Croke Park

http://www.irishmirror.ie/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/bookies-suspend-betting-superstar-ed-9583814

He is appearing on 2fm in the morning

If he gets 2 Croke Park dates than u2 could get no dates there

Just have a feeling if both u2 and Ed sheeran wanted 2 nights in croke park then u2 would be favourite to get them  ( that is if they stick to the 3 concerts limit has been years with more)

Now u2 might have somewhere else lined up for ireland guess will have to wait till tomorrow to find out
Can't see the Ginger whinger getting it ,have a feeling these dates were booked months ago by U2 ,Coldplay sold out 1 night a few wks back   and there was outrage another night wasn't added , I'd be very surprised if it's not them who are playing ,we'll find out soon enough.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Stateless on January 08, 2017, 11:13:33 AM
Wonder how the set list will be worked out?  It could be all of JT mixed throughout the show, or they come out to Streets and play all of JT in one go, take a quick little break and play other songs.

Also wondering what the merchandise will be like.  I would not be opposed to old school Joshua Tree T-Shirts, with images of the boys as they were back when the original JT tour took place and mix in some new stuff.

Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: mattbel123 on January 08, 2017, 11:20:30 AM
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Wonder how the set list will be worked out?  It could be all of JT mixed throughout the show, or they come out to Streets and play all of JT in one go, take a quick little break and play other songs.

Also wondering what the merchandise will be like.  I would not be opposed to old school Joshua Tree T-Shirts, with images of the boys as they were back when the original JT tour took place and mix in some new stuff.



When Springsteen took the River out on the road last year it was all retro merchandise.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: PookaMacP on January 08, 2017, 03:00:35 PM
*If* they play in Ireland, it won't be Slane either – this year's Slane gig is Guns 'N' Roses....
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Ringerbell on January 08, 2017, 04:23:23 PM
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*If* they play in Ireland, it won't be Slane either – this year's Slane gig is Guns 'N' Roses....

I think it's safe to assume they will play in Ireland seeing as u2 have never missed the country on any of their tours (bar the charity shows that didn't make it to europe)

Has been 2 slanes held in a year before in fact u2 did that themselves in the past but I don't think it will happen this year
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: wad2k on January 08, 2017, 06:02:29 PM
With local radio station here in Buffalo NY playing commercials this weekend saying there will be a major concert announcement Monday, "a band that should be on everyone's bucket list" I upgraded my expired u2.com account...just in case. I sure hope its not Journey!!!!And  I sure hope 1 sub will be enough to 4 floor presales if my hunch comes true. Both daughters want to go and last time around I had the take one to Toronto on the floor with the two GA presale ..and one to NYC from tix bought off craigslist. hmmm come to think of it... that way I ended up going to two shows...not a bad thing after !  Have there been any rumors about them coming to Buffalo?? New era field has seen a lot more concert activity recently.
 
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: mattbel123 on January 08, 2017, 06:09:02 PM
I heard zero rumors of Buffalo, but I heard Metallica is as well announcing their tour tomorrow.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: tigerfan41 on January 08, 2017, 06:13:50 PM
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With local radio station here in Buffalo NY playing commercials this weekend saying there will be a major concert announcement Monday, "a band that should be on everyone's bucket list" I upgraded my expired u2.com account...just in case. I sure hope its not Journey!!!!And  I sure hope 1 sub will be enough to 4 floor presales if my hunch comes true. Both daughters want to go and last time around I had the take one to Toronto on the floor with the two GA presale ..and one to NYC from tix bought off craigslist. hmmm come to think of it... that way I ended up going to two shows...not a bad thing after !  Have there been any rumors about them coming to Buffalo?? New era field has seen a lot more concert activity recently.

I'm pretty sure each sub only gets 2 floor presale codes. Or at least that's how it worked when I got 360 tickets before.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: wad2k on January 08, 2017, 06:23:43 PM
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With local radio station here in Buffalo NY playing commercials this weekend saying there will be a major concert announcement Monday, "a band that should be on everyone's bucket list" I upgraded my expired u2.com account...just in case. I sure hope its not Journey!!!!And  I sure hope 1 sub will be enough to 4 floor presales if my hunch comes true. Both daughters want to go and last time around I had the take one to Toronto on the floor with the two GA presale ..and one to NYC from tix bought off craigslist. hmmm come to think of it... that way I ended up going to two shows...not a bad thing after !  Have there been any rumors about them coming to Buffalo?? New era field has seen a lot more concert activity recently.

I'm pretty sure each sub only gets 2 floor presale codes. Or at least that's how it worked when I got 360 tickets before.
I couldn't remember how many floors were allowed for last stadium tour. Wife refused to go on floor so I ended up getting overpriced VIP package which were seats for 360 in Toronto. I was kinda hoping the max would be a bit higher for stadium. I really hate like hell buying two subs to to get 3 floors...I'm assuming that after concert is announced its to late to get another sub to get presale? Also,  it ispossible American Express might do presale too?
Of course its all speculation anyways...If the major concert announcement ends up being Journey with the Filipino fake Steve Perry I'm calling the DJ and giving him a piece of my mind! lol
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Mark0930 on January 08, 2017, 06:48:51 PM
Just hoping for some shows at Gillette stadium.   Some rumors have Boston listed and others don't
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Stateless on January 08, 2017, 06:51:54 PM
Is there a press conference tomorrow or is it just radio stations having a certain time they can start talking about it?   Just wondering what time this stuff is going official or if U2 is having some press conference like they have done in the past.

Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: pathologypete on January 08, 2017, 07:12:04 PM
As much as I dread the idea of this JT tour... I did some googling, and we all know how accurate the interweb is...  I found this list of possible tour dates. I can't vouch for the accuracy, but it's what I found (from the site http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/u2-2017-new-album-tour-joshua-tree-shows.634365/page-4) We'll see if the official word match this. Speculate away:

May 12 Vancouver - BC Place Stadium
OFF
May 14 Seattle - Century Link Field
OFF
OFF
May 17 San Francisco - Levi's Stadium
OFF
OFF
May 20 Pasadena - Rose Bowl
May 21 Pasadena - Rose Bowl
OFF
OFF
May 24 New York - Met Life Stadium
May 25 New York - Met Life Stadium
OFF
OFF
May 28 Washington FedEx Field
OFF
OFF
May 31 Cleveland - First Energy Stadium
OFF
OFF
June 3 Chicago - Soldier Field
June 4 Chicago - Soldier Field
OFF
OFF
June 7 Toronto - Rogers Centre
June 8 Toronto - Rogers Centre
OFF
OFF
June 11 Bonaroo near Nashville
OFF
June 13 Philadelphia - Financial Field
OFF
June 15 Dallas - AT&T Stadium
OFF
June 17 Houston - NRG Stadium
OFF
OFF
OFF
June 21 Miami - Hard Rock Stadium
OFF
OFF
OFF
June 25 Boston - Gillette Stadium
June 26 Boston - Gillette Stadium
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: mattbel123 on January 08, 2017, 07:16:45 PM
Cleveland is July 1st
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: miryclay on January 08, 2017, 07:26:28 PM
Here is another rumour:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1p_ZkxXgAIuY5t.jpg:large
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: tigerfan41 on January 08, 2017, 07:28:30 PM
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Cleveland is July 1st

This kinda seems illogical if Chicago is the first week of June. Chicago to Cleveland is a straight 5 hour shot, then Toronto is a pretty easy trip from there.

It doesn't really make sense for them to come back to the midwest a month later.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: psychedforU2 on January 08, 2017, 07:30:47 PM
I'm definitely excited to see U2 live this year!  Joshua Tree was one of the first albums that really connected with me and had me hooked on U2 ever since.  My brother lives outside of Chicago, so I'll probably be heading there to visit his family and see a show.

I live in Colorado, so I'm kinda hoping they do Denver.  They announced Denver after the IE tour started--I wonder if they'll do that for any cities this time around...that sort of disappointed me and a friend of mine that had bought plane tickets to go elsewhere (though the traveling was fun).

That all being said, I'll wait until announcements before getting to worked up. 
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: miryclay on January 08, 2017, 07:31:44 PM
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With local radio station here in Buffalo NY playing commercials this weekend saying there will be a major concert announcement Monday, "a band that should be on everyone's bucket list" I upgraded my expired u2.com account...just in case. I sure hope its not Journey!!!!And  I sure hope 1 sub will be enough to 4 floor presales if my hunch comes true. Both daughters want to go and last time around I had the take one to Toronto on the floor with the two GA presale ..and one to NYC from tix bought off craigslist. hmmm come to think of it... that way I ended up going to two shows...not a bad thing after !  Have there been any rumors about them coming to Buffalo?? New era field has seen a lot more concert activity recently.
 

Well they did play it first time around so there is a possibility.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: miryclay on January 08, 2017, 07:34:55 PM
Might we get a music drop tomorrow? Anything is possible.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: miami on January 08, 2017, 07:48:54 PM
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A spannner has been thrown in the works regarding Croke Park

http://www.irishmirror.ie/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/bookies-suspend-betting-superstar-ed-9583814

He is appearing on 2fm in the morning

If he gets 2 Croke Park dates than u2 could get no dates there

Just have a feeling if both u2 and Ed sheeran wanted 2 nights in croke park then u2 would be favourite to get them  ( that is if they stick to the 3 concerts limit has been years with more)

Now u2 might have somewhere else lined up for ireland guess will have to wait till tomorrow to find out
Can't see the Ginger whinger getting it ,have a feeling these dates were booked months ago by U2 ,Coldplay sold out 1 night a few wks back   and there was outrage another night wasn't added , I'd be very surprised if it's not them who are playing ,we'll find out soon enough.

Croke park has the 3 gigs a year rule, not Dublin. They could do multiple nights in the Aviva stadium which is also in Dublin. Smaller than Croke (50,000 capacity) but open to multiple nights nonetheless.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: miryclay on January 08, 2017, 07:53:39 PM
So how many concerts do they have right now at Croke?
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: wad2k on January 08, 2017, 08:04:54 PM
Second station in Buffalo promoting major concert announcement tomorrow at 7am est... This station is modern rock with mix of older stuff... Buffalo is pretty  close to Toronto and Cleveland..But I can't imagine who else it could be... Anyone else rumored to announce concert dated tomorrow??????
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: miryclay on January 08, 2017, 08:05:59 PM
It might be for the hotly rumoured Cleveland U2 show.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Ringerbell on January 08, 2017, 08:08:25 PM
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A spannner has been thrown in the works regarding Croke Park

http://www.irishmirror.ie/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/bookies-suspend-betting-superstar-ed-9583814

He is appearing on 2fm in the morning

If he gets 2 Croke Park dates than u2 could get no dates there

Just have a feeling if both u2 and Ed sheeran wanted 2 nights in croke park then u2 would be favourite to get them  ( that is if they stick to the 3 concerts limit has been years with more)

Now u2 might have somewhere else lined up for ireland guess will have to wait till tomorrow to find out
Can't see the Ginger whinger getting it ,have a feeling these dates were booked months ago by U2 ,Coldplay sold out 1 night a few wks back   and there was outrage another night wasn't added , I'd be very surprised if it's not them who are playing ,we'll find out soon enough.

Croke park has the 3 gigs a year rule, not Dublin. They could do multiple nights in the Aviva stadium which is also in Dublin. Smaller than Croke (50,000 capacity) but open to multiple nights nonetheless.

The aviva stadium has a strict 3 concerts a year policy in place and at the minute it has 2 scheduled for this year

Croke park can actually hold more than 3 concerts a year but after the 3rd must apply for a special licence to be granted (has happened in the past actually 1 of them was for u2 gigs). Now after the fiasco in 2014 with garth Brooks nobody has tried to go over the 3 shows a year limit so that means as things stand there is 2 free slots available as Coldplay have a gig in croke park on 8th July.  I see 22nd July is now date rumoured for the u2 show which fits in with the 13 day gap in gaa fixtures
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: mattbel123 on January 08, 2017, 08:14:10 PM
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Second station in Buffalo promoting major concert announcement tomorrow at 7am est... This station is modern rock with mix of older stuff... Buffalo is pretty  close to Toronto and Cleveland..But I can't imagine who else it could be... Anyone else rumored to announce concert dated tomorrow??????
Metallica
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: wad2k on January 08, 2017, 08:23:42 PM
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It might be for the hotly rumoured Cleveland U2 show.
Possible... But  I've never heard the stations around here build up an announcement for a different city.. one of the morning shows said ”BIG concert announcement coming Monday morning at 7am. How big?  Big is all in caps, that's how.".
Last time the stations built up a show that much was the Stones not long ago...
I haven't heard of any other bands announcing tomorrow...
With only one subscription... There will probably be only. 2 floor max... After as announcement, will or be possible to get 2nd sub/presale code??
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: wad2k on January 08, 2017, 08:28:28 PM
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Second station in Buffalo promoting major concert announcement tomorrow at 7am est... This station is modern rock with mix of older stuff... Buffalo is pretty  close to Toronto and Cleveland..But I can't imagine who else it could be... Anyone else rumored to announce concert dated tomorrow??????
Metallica
I thought about them but the station that has been running commercials all weekend, is more of a pop mix genre... They never played a metallica song.ever.. But if is metallica... There will be a grown man throwing a hissy fit at 7 o'clock in the morning!
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: miryclay on January 08, 2017, 08:29:46 PM
So will Bono be playing guitar this tour?
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Stateless on January 08, 2017, 08:34:44 PM
So is there a press conference or are individual stations making the announcement?

Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: tigerfan41 on January 08, 2017, 08:42:42 PM
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So will Bono be playing guitar this tour?

You mean using it as a prop on this tour?  ;)
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on January 08, 2017, 09:22:17 PM
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So will Bono be playing guitar this tour?

You mean using it as a prop on this tour?  ;)
Seriously, though, how much can he even play? Bono isn't a very accomplished guitarist, he always jokes about his awful playing!
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Post by: tigerfan41 on January 08, 2017, 09:47:45 PM
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So will Bono be playing guitar this tour?

You mean using it as a prop on this tour?  ;)
Seriously, though, how much can he even play? Bono isn't a very accomplished guitarist, he always jokes about his awful playing!

As far as I know, he played a few chords and that's about it. That can add to the sound, of course, but every video I've seen of him, the guitar pretty much goes unplayed.  ;D
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: SlyDanner on January 08, 2017, 10:02:49 PM
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So will Bono be playing guitar this tour?

You mean using it as a prop on this tour?  ;)
Seriously, though, how much can he even play? Bono isn't a very accomplished guitarist, he always jokes about his awful playing!

As far as I know, he played a few chords and that's about it. That can add to the sound, of course, but every video I've seen of him, the guitar pretty much goes unplayed.  ;D

Um, excuse me but.... a few chords and AND THE TRUTH.   8)
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Waffles on January 08, 2017, 10:28:27 PM
https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/u2-to-outline-tour-dates-for-the-joshua-tree-on-monday-1.2929263%3Fmode%3Damp?client=safari

Interesting article by The Irish Times. Says more than just Joshua Tree will be played (expected). They also think the remixed single is "intro to songs of experience/beautiful ghost"
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: ecadad on January 08, 2017, 10:32:34 PM
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https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/u2-to-outline-tour-dates-for-the-joshua-tree-on-monday-1.2929263%3Fmode%3Damp?client=safari

Interesting article by The Irish Times. Says more than just Joshua Tree will be played (expected). They also think the remixed single is "intro to songs of experience/beautiful ghost"

Interesting read but it seems to be just guesswork still. We shall learn more tomorrow I think!
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: wad2k on January 08, 2017, 10:42:04 PM
For me, Trip Through Your Wires and Exit is all I need.....But damm,  never been to U2 show without hearing Sunday Bloody Sunday so don't leave it out this time around. Please not  the accoustic version...
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: tigerfan41 on January 08, 2017, 10:55:12 PM
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So will Bono be playing guitar this tour?

You mean using it as a prop on this tour?  ;)
Seriously, though, how much can he even play? Bono isn't a very accomplished guitarist, he always jokes about his awful playing!

As far as I know, he played a few chords and that's about it. That can add to the sound, of course, but every video I've seen of him, the guitar pretty much goes unplayed.  ;D

Um, excuse me but.... a few chords and AND THE TRUTH.   8)

Fine, a few chords and the truth on a $3000 guitar.  ;)
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Gavin82 on January 08, 2017, 11:44:59 PM
Ooooooo its Monday what will today bring....
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: Aprilshack on January 08, 2017, 11:52:02 PM
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Ooooooo its Monday what will today bring....

Hopefully smiles on all our faces then ticket stress!
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: tigerfan41 on January 09, 2017, 12:04:42 AM
I'm up late working on some work reports, let's see what kind of madness I wake up to in the morning.  ;)

Today should be the day we get some confirmation on things.
Title: Re: Rumor roundup
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on January 09, 2017, 04:33:18 PM
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So will Bono be playing guitar this tour?

You mean using it as a prop on this tour?  ;)
Seriously, though, how much can he even play? Bono isn't a very accomplished guitarist, he always jokes about his awful playing!

As far as I know, he played a few chords and that's about it. That can add to the sound, of course, but every video I've seen of him, the guitar pretty much goes unplayed.  ;D

Um, excuse me but.... a few chords and AND THE TRUTH.   8)

Fine, a few chords and the truth on a $3000 guitar.  ;)
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