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Title: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: LToy on January 18, 2017, 08:08:43 PM
http://tours.atu2.com/tour/joshua-tree-2017-1st-leg-north-america (http://tours.atu2.com/tour/joshua-tree-2017-1st-leg-north-america)

http://www.u2gigs.com/tour243.html (http://www.u2gigs.com/tour243.html)

Including the 3 cities with 2 concerts & a stop at Bonnaroo, U2 has scheduled 20 concerts between May 12th & July 1st.  Is anyone surprised by which cities so far have not gotten 2nd dates yet?  Not surprisingly Los Angeles, Chicago & New York (East Rutherford) each got a 2nd concert but, I'm surprised Boston & Toronto so far only have 1 concert each.

Does anyone find that odd?  I always thought Massachusetts & Toronto were very strong, reliable U2 fan bases.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: Waffles on January 18, 2017, 08:15:39 PM
They are VERY strong fan bases. But the general populations are LOTS smaller than NY or LA.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: tigerfan41 on January 18, 2017, 09:27:46 PM
Boston and NY aren't that far apart, so since NY already got a second concert, I'm not surprised they're not adding another to Boston. It's like Cleveland and Chicago--Chicago got a second concert, Cleveland is not getting another (and they're about 4.5 hours apart).
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: ozmodiar on January 18, 2017, 09:33:25 PM
Well, they are still coming back to tour the next album. They probably want to keep up demand for their live shows.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: Waffles on January 18, 2017, 10:06:25 PM
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Well, they are still coming back to tour the next album. They probably want to keep up demand for their live shows.

Doubtful they'll hit up the big cities again. Probably the cities next door.
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Post by: riffraff on January 19, 2017, 04:41:38 AM
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Well, they are still coming back to tour the next album. They probably want to keep up demand for their live shows.

Doubtful they'll hit up the big cities again. Probably the cities next door.
Ah, Waffles, don't say that. If they don't go back to Phoenix for SOE, I'll, well, I'll jump in the river without my swimmies and sink to the bottom never to be seen again.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: ADDinChicago on January 19, 2017, 04:51:26 AM
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Well, they are still coming back to tour the next album. They probably want to keep up demand for their live shows.

Doubtful they'll hit up the big cities again. Probably the cities next door.

There's no chance they'd skip the NY, Chicago or LA, etc. markets. Unless it was something small and special like a club tour, and even then I'd doubt it.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: danielww2000 on January 19, 2017, 11:41:02 AM
They have not released all the dates. From my source Phx, Glendale actually, will get a weekday date.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: Saint1322 on January 19, 2017, 01:30:41 PM
No. Expect a more intensive schedule next time behind SOE in arenas. This is like a little bonus run. I'm actually surprised they are playing as many cities as they are.
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Post by: spooked1oo on January 19, 2017, 01:50:13 PM
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They have not released all the dates. From my source Phx, Glendale actually, will get a weekday date.

Any further info? I've also heard about the rumored Vegas show, but no one seems to know where they're coming from.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: mariamontreal on January 19, 2017, 06:24:24 PM
Montréal has a large fan base but no stadium's. I have no ticket for JT I am hoping they add a 2nd show so I can try to get a ticket. Only 2 shows in Canada that hurts bad.....
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: danielww2000 on January 19, 2017, 07:28:51 PM
I haven't heard of anything concerning Vegas but the Phoenix show should fall between the Dallas, May 26th and the Detroit show, May 31st at the stadium in Glendale mostly likely that Monday.   
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: miryclay on January 19, 2017, 07:51:22 PM
They only played in Boston and Toronto about a year and half ago. They played six gigs in those two cities gigs so the market is saturated.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: miryclay on January 19, 2017, 07:54:20 PM
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Montréal has a large fan base but no stadium's. I have no ticket for JT I am hoping they add a 2nd show so I can try to get a ticket. Only 2 shows in Canada that hurts bad.....

Montreal has to get its stadium act together.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: miryclay on January 19, 2017, 07:54:51 PM
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http://tours.atu2.com/tour/joshua-tree-2017-1st-leg-north-america (http://tours.atu2.com/tour/joshua-tree-2017-1st-leg-north-america)

http://www.u2gigs.com/tour243.html (http://www.u2gigs.com/tour243.html)

Including the 3 cities with 2 concerts & a stop at Bonnaroo, U2 has scheduled 20 concerts between May 12th & July 1st.  Is anyone surprised by which cities so far have not gotten 2nd dates yet?  Not surprisingly Los Angeles, Chicago & New York (East Rutherford) each got a 2nd concert but, I'm surprised Boston & Toronto so far only have 1 concert each.

Does anyone find that odd?  I always thought Massachusetts & Toronto were very strong, reliable U2 fan bases.


Its pretty standard that they play 20 stadium shows on a North American tour.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: danielww2000 on January 19, 2017, 08:07:45 PM
Boston should be getting another show as the plan was to have 2.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: Pint of Guinness on January 19, 2017, 09:18:38 PM
Really surprised and disappointed there's no Colorado show, especially with the supporting bands.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: tigerfan41 on January 19, 2017, 09:51:19 PM
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I haven't heard of anything concerning Vegas but the Phoenix show should fall between the Dallas, May 26th and the Detroit show, May 31st at the stadium in Glendale mostly likely that Monday.

I thought that list of extra cities was proven false?
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: cocamojoe on January 19, 2017, 11:00:33 PM
I'm honestly surprised that they booked both Cleveland and Pittsburgh, as the two cities are only 2 hours apart. While not small towns, neither is really all that big, either. Without looking it up on Wikipedia, I believe that Cleveland is a bit over 400,000, and Pittsburgh 300,000, each with a metropolitan population pushing 3 million. So, the regions certainly have enough to provide the demand required to turn a pretty penny; but, at the same time, with there only being 2 hours between the cities, Pittsburgh will inevitably lose some ticket sale to Cleveland, and vice versa. Also, as Cleveland is the final North American show, it automatically has extra demand, I would think (hence, Cleveland is already soldout, while you can still get face value floor tickets for Pittsburgh).

I have no doubts that Pittsburgh will sell out between now and June; but, I suspect that the slowness has the boys attention.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: tigerfan41 on January 19, 2017, 11:24:34 PM
While Cleveland and Pitt are close together, Pitt is closer to other sold out cities like Boston and East Rutherford than Cleveland is. It's possible people who can't get tickets to those shows may instead go to Pitt. Same with the Philly show (not sure if that one sold out).

I think this is partly why Cleveland sold out so quickly. It's only 4.5 hours from Chicago which sold out of GA tickets during the presale and quickly sold out during the general sale. There are probably many fans who wanted Chicago but settled for Cleveland (only to then find out about the second Chicago date). For instance, my first preference was Chicago but I could not get GA tickets for it during presale. So I picked Cleveland because it's about the same distance away from me. 

We've seen U2 play many consecutive dates in markets like Chicago and New York. These are very hot markets. It seems crazy that they have so many shows on the east coast (some would call it overbooking), but given the demand it's not surprising. They're almost certainly going to sell out all those dates.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: ShankAsu on January 19, 2017, 11:56:03 PM
I'm a bit disapointed that the boys are playing so many of the same venues they've played before, and that they are starting out once again in Vancouver.  Someone said previously on another post its because of a tax reason that they rehearse in Canada for a few weeks, but why play in Vancouver and then Seattle? They are so close and Portland again gets no love (the briefcase was returned Bono!).
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: superstar905 on January 20, 2017, 05:29:59 AM
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Montréal has a large fan base but no stadium's. I have no ticket for JT I am hoping they add a 2nd show so I can try to get a ticket. Only 2 shows in Canada that hurts bad.....

Montreal is also a 4 hr drive, too close. Toronto had plenty of presale tickets right to the end of the 2 day presale window.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: Saint1322 on January 20, 2017, 07:30:06 AM
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Boston should be getting another show as the plan was to have 2.

What about the gaps in the schedule around Bonnarroo and the two shows in Florida? Raleigh was rumored but didn't happen -- I wonder if it might be because of the bathroom law. Atlanta would seem like a natural but their old dome is about to come down and the new one isn't ready yet.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: mariamontreal on January 20, 2017, 08:26:18 AM
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I tried so don't tell me they were sold out
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Montréal has a large fan base but no stadium's. I have no ticket for JT I am hoping they add a 2nd show so I can try to get a ticket. Only 2 shows in Canada that hurts bad.....

Montreal is also a 4 hr drive, too close. Toronto had plenty of presale tickets right to the end of the 2 day presale window.
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Post by: fortheloveofmoney on January 20, 2017, 09:11:45 AM
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I'm a bit disapointed that the boys are playing so many of the same venues they've played before, and that they are starting out once again in Vancouver.  Someone said previously on another post its because of a tax reason that they rehearse in Canada for a few weeks, but why play in Vancouver and then Seattle? They are so close and Portland again gets no love (the briefcase was returned Bono!).

Does Portland have a stadium ?

Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: acrobat62 on January 20, 2017, 09:22:29 AM
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Montréal has a large fan base but no stadium's. I have no ticket for JT I am hoping they add a 2nd show so I can try to get a ticket. Only 2 shows in Canada that hurts bad.....

Montreal is also a 4 hr drive, too close. Toronto had plenty of presale tickets right to the end of the 2 day presale window.

Montreal has a stadium, Olympic Stadium.  Sure it sux and is falling apart, but ACDC played there as recently a 2015 and they do have other event's there from time to time.  They couldn't do 360 there because the Claw was too high, but I saw Pop Mart and TJT 1987 tour there.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: superstar905 on January 20, 2017, 09:58:21 AM
Exactly, they could have played there if they wanted to, but chose Toronto instead.  I saw 360 at the Hippodome and that was great!

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Montréal has a large fan base but no stadium's. I have no ticket for JT I am hoping they add a 2nd show so I can try to get a ticket. Only 2 shows in Canada that hurts bad.....

Montreal is also a 4 hr drive, too close. Toronto had plenty of presale tickets right to the end of the 2 day presale window.

Montreal has a stadium, Olympic Stadium.  Sure it sux and is falling apart, but ACDC played there as recently a 2015 and they do have other event's there from time to time.  They couldn't do 360 there because the Claw was too high, but I saw Pop Mart and TJT 1987 tour there.
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Post by: acrobat62 on January 20, 2017, 10:04:07 AM
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Exactly, they could have played there if they wanted to, but chose Toronto instead.  I saw 360 at the Hippodome and that was great!

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Montréal has a large fan base but no stadium's. I have no ticket for JT I am hoping they add a 2nd show so I can try to get a ticket. Only 2 shows in Canada that hurts bad.....

Montreal is also a 4 hr drive, too close. Toronto had plenty of presale tickets right to the end of the 2 day presale window.

Montreal has a stadium, Olympic Stadium.  Sure it sux and is falling apart, but ACDC played there as recently a 2015 and they do have other event's there from time to time.  They couldn't do 360 there because the Claw was too high, but I saw Pop Mart and TJT 1987 tour there.

Was there too, first night when he heavens opened up during MOS, great show.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: kseguin on January 20, 2017, 10:32:28 AM
Both Cleveland and Pittsburgh are only a few hours drive from both Detroit and Buffalo, both don't have dates for the JT tour.  You are only a few hours from Southern Western Ontario (Canada) as well.  A lot of people will make the trek from near Toronto to Cleveland or Pittsburgh if they did not get tickets for Toronto (Cleveland happens to be on a Canadian long weekend too).

 I am not surprised Cleveland sold out.

There is huge audience around the great lakes.  Four cities, Chicago, Toronto, Pittsburgh and Cleveland have JT tour dates.  I am sure they willa ll sell out.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: danielww2000 on January 20, 2017, 10:39:57 AM
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Boston should be getting another show as the plan was to have 2.

What about the gaps in the schedule around Bonnarroo and the two shows in Florida? Raleigh was rumored but didn't happen -- I wonder if it might be because of the bathroom law. Atlanta would seem like a natural but their old dome is about to come down and the new one isn't ready yet.

It does not appear that NC or ATL was scheduled this time around, from my intel. Other than adding the PHX and Detroit markets and another show in Boston and Toronto that's it for this North American leg of the tour at least according to the original plan of the venues holding open dates.   
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Post by: ShankAsu on January 20, 2017, 10:59:22 AM
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I'm a bit disapointed that the boys are playing so many of the same venues they've played before, and that they are starting out once again in Vancouver.  Someone said previously on another post its because of a tax reason that they rehearse in Canada for a few weeks, but why play in Vancouver and then Seattle? They are so close and Portland again gets no love (the briefcase was returned Bono!).


Does Portland have a stadium ?
hahahaha... no.
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Post by: cocamojoe on January 20, 2017, 12:27:34 PM
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Boston should be getting another show as the plan was to have 2.

What about the gaps in the schedule around Bonnarroo and the two shows in Florida? Raleigh was rumored but didn't happen -- I wonder if it might be because of the bathroom law. Atlanta would seem like a natural but their old dome is about to come down and the new one isn't ready yet.

It does not appear that NC or ATL was scheduled this time around, from my intel. Other than adding the PHX and Detroit markets and another show in Boston and Toronto that's it for this North American leg of the tour at least according to the original plan of the venues holding open dates.   

If I'm not mistaken, the Georgia Dome, in downtown Atlanta, is in the process of being replaced, thus wouldn't have been an option. Turner Field is also being replaced with a new baseball stadium north of town, which is slated to be finished by February. All the same, minus St Louis and Anaheim on the 360° tour, they seem to avoid baseball stadiums. In Atlanta, that would only leave another festival type show at either Chastain or Piedmont parks.

In regards to North Carolina, both Raleigh and Charlotte have stadiums that would be more than suitable, but I wonder if U2 were deliberate in not booking in that state, as subtle protest of the now infamous "bathroom law" that caused Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Pearl Jam and others to cancel concerts last year (but for the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Mumford & Sons to play and then donate a portion of their profits from said shows to a charity which they felt better reflected their politics than does the aforementioned law).
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Post by: mariamontreal on January 20, 2017, 12:45:13 PM
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Exactly, they could have played there if they wanted to, but chose Toronto instead.  I saw 360 at the Hippodome and that was great!

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Montréal has a large fan base but no stadium's. I have no ticket for JT I am hoping they add a 2nd show so I can try to get a ticket. Only 2 shows in Canada that hurts bad.....

Montreal is also a 4 hr drive, too close. Toronto had plenty of presale tickets right to the end of the 2 day presale window.

Montreal has a stadium, Olympic Stadium.  Sure it sux and is falling apart, but ACDC played there as recently a 2015 and they do have other event's there from time to time.  They couldn't do 360 there because the Claw was too high, but I saw Pop Mart and TJT 1987 tour there.

Was there too, first night when he heavens opened up during MOS, great show.
You can't use the Olympic Stadium it's hanging on by threads not safe. As they say I have to swallow the pill and wait for next album and tour. Unless someone wants to give me a GA ticket for Toronto I will pay my airfare and hotel I have no car.....lol  I wish....
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Post by: fortheloveofmoney on January 20, 2017, 01:36:12 PM
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I'm a bit disapointed that the boys are playing so many of the same venues they've played before, and that they are starting out once again in Vancouver.  Someone said previously on another post its because of a tax reason that they rehearse in Canada for a few weeks, but why play in Vancouver and then Seattle? They are so close and Portland again gets no love (the briefcase was returned Bono!).


Does Portland have a stadium ?
hahahaha... no.

May explain why no love for Portland on a stadium tour
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Post by: ShankAsu on January 20, 2017, 01:38:47 PM
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I'm a bit disapointed that the boys are playing so many of the same venues they've played before, and that they are starting out once again in Vancouver.  Someone said previously on another post its because of a tax reason that they rehearse in Canada for a few weeks, but why play in Vancouver and then Seattle? They are so close and Portland again gets no love (the briefcase was returned Bono!).


Does Portland have a stadium ?
hahahaha... no.

May explain why no love for Portland on a stadium tour
Eugene does.  They played Pop Mart there.  Would be cool to see them back there.
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Post by: John Galt on January 20, 2017, 01:44:38 PM
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I'm a bit disapointed that the boys are playing so many of the same venues they've played before, and that they are starting out once again in Vancouver.  Someone said previously on another post its because of a tax reason that they rehearse in Canada for a few weeks, but why play in Vancouver and then Seattle? They are so close and Portland again gets no love (the briefcase was returned Bono!).


Does Portland have a stadium ?
hahahaha... no.

May explain why no love for Portland on a stadium tour
Eugene does.  They played Pop Mart there.  Would be cool to see them back there.

Ah yes the PopMart tour.  The most momentous visit to Eugene since Miss Oregon opened the General Store on Main Street.

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Post by: ShankAsu on January 20, 2017, 01:48:35 PM
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I'm a bit disapointed that the boys are playing so many of the same venues they've played before, and that they are starting out once again in Vancouver.  Someone said previously on another post its because of a tax reason that they rehearse in Canada for a few weeks, but why play in Vancouver and then Seattle? They are so close and Portland again gets no love (the briefcase was returned Bono!).


Does Portland have a stadium ?
hahahaha... no.

May explain why no love for Portland on a stadium tour
Eugene does.  They played Pop Mart there.  Would be cool to see them back there.

Ah yes the PopMart tour.  The most momentous visit to Eugene since Miss Oregon opened the General Store on Main Street.
Not a big fan of Eugene because I think the college is full of too many Ducks, but the stadium for the University of Nike Oregon is pretty huge.  They get a lot of big shows there.
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Post by: SlyDanner on January 20, 2017, 02:47:45 PM
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I'm a bit disapointed that the boys are playing so many of the same venues they've played before, and that they are starting out once again in Vancouver.  Someone said previously on another post its because of a tax reason that they rehearse in Canada for a few weeks, but why play in Vancouver and then Seattle? They are so close and Portland again gets no love (the briefcase was returned Bono!).


Does Portland have a stadium ?
hahahaha... no.

May explain why no love for Portland on a stadium tour
Eugene does.  They played Pop Mart there.  Would be cool to see them back there.

Ah yes the PopMart tour.  The most momentous visit to Eugene since Miss Oregon opened the General Store on Main Street.
Not a big fan of Eugene because I think the college is full of too many Ducks, but the stadium for the University of Nike Oregon is pretty huge.  They get a lot of big shows there.

I'd love to see a show in that small stadium the Timbers play in.  What's the capacity there?  Looks like a great venue (I have never been inside just seen from the street)
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: John Galt on January 20, 2017, 03:20:20 PM
How about the Washington–Grizzly Stadium in Missoula?

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Post by: Belisama on January 20, 2017, 03:50:27 PM
How can you have a JT tour and not have a Vegas date?????
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Post by: ShankAsu on January 20, 2017, 04:06:32 PM
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How about the Washington–Grizzly Stadium in Missoula?
Since I'm a Montana State Bobcat, I can't go along with that  ;D
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Post by: riffraff on January 20, 2017, 05:10:16 PM
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How can you have a JT tour and not have a Vegas date?????
or a Sun Devil Stadium date?
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Post by: tigerfan41 on January 20, 2017, 06:37:33 PM
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Boston should be getting another show as the plan was to have 2.

What about the gaps in the schedule around Bonnarroo and the two shows in Florida? Raleigh was rumored but didn't happen -- I wonder if it might be because of the bathroom law. Atlanta would seem like a natural but their old dome is about to come down and the new one isn't ready yet.

I don't think those were ever realistic rumors (or rumors provided by reliable sources). It seems like the actual tour schedule is pretty close to what was rumored by reliable sources prior to the announcement.

I mean, don't get me wrong, I'd love for that list posted on another fan site to be true (because it has a Michigan date which would be super convenient for me) but I very much doubt it is. I think at this point the tour is set in stone.

Although, I did just notice something. In the email U2.com sent about the added European dates, they said:

"Four more shows have been added to complete the dates on the European leg of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017."

Compare that to the email about the added North America dates:

"Three more North American dates have been added to 'The Joshua Tree Tour 2017' this summer."

It makes me wonder if there might be plans to add more shows (perhaps in different cities). I'm wondering why they wouldn't use the same language on the NA email as the EU email.
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Post by: superstar905 on January 20, 2017, 09:02:31 PM
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Er, pretty sure the big O is safe, it just hosted the MLS Conference finals between the impact and TFC, 60,000 people..,..

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Exactly, they could have played there if they wanted to, but chose Toronto instead.  I saw 360 at the Hippodome and that was great!

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Montréal has a large fan base but no stadium's. I have no ticket for JT I am hoping they add a 2nd show so I can try to get a ticket. Only 2 shows in Canada that hurts bad.....

Montreal is also a 4 hr drive, too close. Toronto had plenty of presale tickets right to the end of the 2 day presale window.

Montreal has a stadium, Olympic Stadium.  Sure it sux and is falling apart, but ACDC played there as recently a 2015 and they do have other event's there from time to time.  They couldn't do 360 there because the Claw was too high, but I saw Pop Mart and TJT 1987 tour there.

Was there too, first night when he heavens opened up during MOS, great show.
You can't use the Olympic Stadium it's hanging on by threads not safe. As they say I have to swallow the pill and wait for next album and tour. Unless someone wants to give me a GA ticket for Toronto I will pay my airfare and hotel I have no car.....lol  I wish....
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: ShankAsu on January 21, 2017, 03:02:34 AM
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I'm a bit disapointed that the boys are playing so many of the same venues they've played before, and that they are starting out once again in Vancouver.  Someone said previously on another post its because of a tax reason that they rehearse in Canada for a few weeks, but why play in Vancouver and then Seattle? They are so close and Portland again gets no love (the briefcase was returned Bono!).


Does Portland have a stadium ?
hahahaha... no.

May explain why no love for Portland on a stadium tour
Eugene does.  They played Pop Mart there.  Would be cool to see them back there.

Ah yes the PopMart tour.  The most momentous visit to Eugene since Miss Oregon opened the General Store on Main Street.
Not a big fan of Eugene because I think the college is full of too many Ducks, but the stadium for the University of Nike Oregon is pretty huge.  They get a lot of big shows there.

I'd love to see a show in that small stadium the Timbers play in.  What's the capacity there?  Looks like a great venue (I have never been inside just seen from the street)
Ive been a Timbers season ticket holder for the past 7 years.  Its a place every soccer fan needs to attend a soccer match once in their life, but the max capacity is at 20K. Elvis performed there (and Pele played his last match there) but its a tiny stadium.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: mariamontreal on January 21, 2017, 05:32:05 AM
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Exactly, they could have played there if they wanted to, but chose Toronto instead.  I saw 360 at the Hippodome and that was great!

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Montréal has a large fan base but no stadium's. I have no ticket for JT I am hoping they add a 2nd show so I can try to get a ticket. Only 2 shows in Canada that hurts bad.....

Montreal is also a 4 hr drive, too close. Toronto had plenty of presale tickets right to the end of the 2 day presale window.

Montreal has a stadium, Olympic Stadium.  Sure it sux and is falling apart, but ACDC played there as recently a 2015 and they do have other event's there from time to time.  They couldn't do 360 there because the Claw was too high, but I saw Pop Mart and TJT 1987 tour there.

Was there too, first night when he heavens opened up during MOS, great show.
The Hippodome was a temporary site made especially for the 360 tour Montréal lucked out on this tour bottom line is I am happy for all of you attending shows wish I could go.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: danielww2000 on January 22, 2017, 06:57:34 PM
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Boston should be getting another show as the plan was to have 2.

What about the gaps in the schedule around Bonnarroo and the two shows in Florida? Raleigh was rumored but didn't happen -- I wonder if it might be because of the bathroom law. Atlanta would seem like a natural but their old dome is about to come down and the new one isn't ready yet.

I don't think those were ever realistic rumors (or rumors provided by reliable sources). It seems like the actual tour schedule is pretty close to what was rumored by reliable sources prior to the announcement.

I mean, don't get me wrong, I'd love for that list posted on another fan site to be true (because it has a Michigan date which would be super convenient for me) but I very much doubt it is. I think at this point the tour is set in stone.

Although, I did just notice something. In the email U2.com sent about the added European dates, they said:

"Four more shows have been added to complete the dates on the European leg of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017."

Compare that to the email about the added North America dates:

"Three more North American dates have been added to 'The Joshua Tree Tour 2017' this summer."

It makes me wonder if there might be plans to add more shows (perhaps in different cities). I'm wondering why they wouldn't use the same language on the NA email as the EU email.

I'd be intersted in what other webite is. Could you post the name or link?
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: JaraSangASongAWeapon on January 22, 2017, 11:20:15 PM
Say what you want about Los Angeles (I live in Santa Monica), but I never have to worry about my favorite band (U2) skipping the area on a tour.
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: Waffles on January 22, 2017, 11:42:53 PM
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Say what you want about Los Angeles (I live in Santa Monica), but I never have to worry about my favorite band (U2) skipping the area on a tour.

Same, but I think they'll do San Diego instead next year
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: riffraff on January 23, 2017, 04:29:08 AM
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Say what you want about Los Angeles (I live in Santa Monica), but I never have to worry about my favorite band (U2) skipping the area on a tour.
Lucky you!
Title: Re: Is Anyone Surprised By The North American Leg Joshua Tree Tour Schedule?
Post by: imaginary friend on January 23, 2017, 06:26:59 AM
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No. Expect a more intensive schedule next time behind SOE in arenas. This is like a little bonus run. I'm actually surprised they are playing as many cities as they are.

Same here. I was figuring 10 NA dates and 5 or 6 Euro ones. This is sucking up a lot of time.   :/