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Title: More shows next year ?
Post by: xy on November 11, 2018, 05:18:23 AM
U2 start, one of the threads on last Dublin show : i filmed joe o h saying to an australian fan: see you next year ... so seems the joshua tree rumours might really be true
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: singnomore on November 11, 2018, 10:33:38 PM
I really canít see that happening
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: Gavin82 on November 11, 2018, 11:26:19 PM
We never know i would not be suprised if there is & they know there is money too be made down there & is it not 40 years nx year
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: briscoetheque on November 12, 2018, 04:38:06 AM
40 years since they last toured outside the US and Europe... Sounds about right.

Judging from edges comments I'd say no chance.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: podiumboy on November 12, 2018, 06:07:51 AM
Adam did say in an earlier interview there might be shows in the later part of 2019...

If it happens, here's how I see it going down.

November 14th - July 2019... Break from U2.
Aug-Sep- rehearsals.
Oct-Nov- Arena run through Australia/NZ and the Pacific Rim, including first shows in places like Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, etc. 
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: miryclay on November 12, 2018, 07:13:12 AM
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Adam did say in an earlier interview there might be shows in the later part of 2019...

If it happens, here's how I see it going down.

November 14th - July 2019... Break from U2.
Aug-Sep- rehearsals.
Oct-Nov- Arena run through Australia/NZ and the Pacific Rim, including first shows in places like Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, etc. 

I would love to go Down Under with U2.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: 73October on November 12, 2018, 04:09:45 PM
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Adam did say in an earlier interview there might be shows in the later part of 2019...

If it happens, here's how I see it going down.

November 14th - July 2019... Break from U2.
Aug-Sep- rehearsals.
Oct-Nov- Arena run through Australia/NZ and the Pacific Rim, including first shows in places like Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, etc. 

I would love to go Down Under with U2.

Ahem...well, er, Adam did say to the BBC (when touring the current set with them) he likes 'down and dirty'.  So, well...Ö
which part of Oceania is unclean?
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: dagobah on November 13, 2018, 01:31:39 AM
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We never know i would not be suprised if there is & they know there is money too be made down there & is it not 40 years nx year
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40 years since they last toured outside the US and Europe... Sounds about right.
Judging from edges comments I'd say no chance.
40 years?  One of you is joking, right?  According to U2gigs.com, U2 performed concerts:
-  in 2017 in Mexico, Columbia, Argentina, Chile and Brazil
-  in 2010 in Australia and New Zealand
-  in 2011 in South Africa, Chile, Argentina and Brazil
-  in 2006 in Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Argentina
-  in 1998 in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Japan and South Africa
-  etc, etc, etc
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: briscoetheque on November 13, 2018, 03:17:53 AM
Yes. I'm joking.

But thanks for the research!
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: miryclay on November 13, 2018, 04:47:01 AM
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Adam did say in an earlier interview there might be shows in the later part of 2019...

If it happens, here's how I see it going down.

November 14th - July 2019... Break from U2.
Aug-Sep- rehearsals.
Oct-Nov- Arena run through Australia/NZ and the Pacific Rim, including first shows in places like Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, etc. 

I would love to go Down Under with U2.

Ahem...well, er, Adam did say to the BBC (when touring the current set with them) he likes 'down and dirty'.  So, well...Ö
which part of Oceania is unclean?

All of it.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: wons on November 13, 2018, 01:07:03 PM
Bono just said after playing Beautiful Day in Berlin today that its the LAST NIGHT OF THE EXPERIENCE AND INNOCENCE TOUR. So if they do anything live in 2019, late 2019, it will be something different. Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Texas, Florida, Latin America, I'm sorry, but this looks like confirmation that there will be no Experience or Innocence shows for you.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: wons on November 13, 2018, 01:19:07 PM
Maybe a 30th anniversary Lovetown Tour in Stadiums in the following cities in November/December 2019:

Perth
Brisbane
Adelaide
Melbourne
Sydney
Auckland
Christchurch
Tokyo

              Keep the staging simple like the Lovetown Tour, but large enough for the stadium. Totally 80s setlist with an emphasis on Rattle And Hum. Should be wild and fun if they do it, and won't take up too much time either.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: briscoetheque on November 13, 2018, 01:37:31 PM
Oh I'd love to see them top 27 shows...
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: wons on November 13, 2018, 01:53:27 PM
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Oh I'd love to see them top 27 shows...

If they were going to bring the Experience And Innocence Tour down there which is an arena show, then that would likely happen. But given that Bono has just said today that this is the last show of that tour, it looks like the best would be a Love Town style tour. I don't think there was anything very unique about the staging, so I'm sure they would boost it up to the stadium level so they could play to more people with fewer shows and save time. Doing something larger than that is unlikely given that it would take a lot more time and they desire an extended break next year.

Its not a definite they will do anything which means Australia may not see them again until 2013, so I would think Australia and the other places would be happy with a shorter tour in stadiums as opposed to nothing for a 30th anniversary Lovetown Tour.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: Gavin82 on November 13, 2018, 02:14:07 PM
Would take something too raise the bar now from this screen so going back too a simple set up like JT would be a great idea.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: miryclay on November 13, 2018, 03:04:44 PM
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Oh I'd love to see them top 27 shows...

If they did 27 shows of all three tours it still wouldn't atone for 8 years of neglect of OZ.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: wons on November 13, 2018, 03:15:34 PM
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Oh I'd love to see them top 27 shows...

If they did 27 shows of all three tours it still wouldn't atone for 8 years of neglect of OZ.

Longer breaks from touring OZ is the norm for U2 during their career. OZ, is not guaranteed a tour for every album. It was 8 years between the POPMART shows in 1998 and the Vertigo Tour shows in 2006. Thing is though, it might be 2023 before they make it down to OZ now, and that would be 13 years away.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: wons on November 14, 2018, 07:27:20 AM
The website U2start is saying the U2 road crew has been asked to make time commitment from August to December 2019, possibly for an Australian/New Zealand tour. This was posted on interference.com forum.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: xy on November 14, 2018, 08:04:31 AM
Good luck to Australia, you deserve some U2 dates.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: Gavin82 on November 14, 2018, 10:17:04 AM
Im count my self very lucky too be able too see them as i live in UK the guys down under cant just hop on EasyJet for £60 they well deserve some shows it will be Stadiums if it happens good luck guys only time will tell
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: Pouakai on November 14, 2018, 02:17:08 PM
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Oh I'd love to see them top 27 shows...

If they did 27 shows of all three tours it still wouldn't atone for 8 years of neglect of OZ.

Longer breaks from touring OZ is the norm for U2 during their career. OZ, is not guaranteed a tour for every album. It was 8 years between the POPMART shows in 1998 and the Vertigo Tour shows in 2006. Thing is though, it might be 2023 before they make it down to OZ now, and that would be 13 years away.

That was only one tour (Elevation) though, there's been three tours that we've missed out on though. I got into U2 at the tail end of 360 and haven't had a chance to go see them yet, which really sucks
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: bonolarryedgeadam on November 14, 2018, 03:02:06 PM
It appears as if there is a good chance that Australia and possible Asia  will see u2 in late 2019 through some of 2020.   I could see these shows having setlists similar to the one they performed at Dreamfest a few years ago with a few SOE songs subbed in. So r wouldnít necessarily be TJT 30 or E+I, but rather a greatest hits*SOE
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: podiumboy on November 15, 2018, 04:12:02 PM
So lets talk about WHERE this tour could possibly visit, and how many shows?  Assuming it'll be in stadiums.

Auckland x2
Sydney x2
Melbourne x2
Perth x2
Adelaide
Brisbane (not sure if they'll do 2 shows here, the 2nd one in 2010 didn't sell very well)
Japan x2

That's 12 shows.  Where else?  Coldplay did Bangkok, Taipei, Singapore, Manila, Seoul, Tokyo, Mumbai and Dubai on their Asian Tour, in stadiums/stadium sized venues. 
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: wons on November 15, 2018, 05:32:30 PM
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So lets talk about WHERE this tour could possibly visit, and how many shows?  Assuming it'll be in stadiums.

Auckland x2
Sydney x2
Melbourne x2
Perth x2
Adelaide
Brisbane (not sure if they'll do 2 shows here, the 2nd one in 2010 didn't sell very well)
Japan x2

That's 12 shows.  Where else?  Coldplay did Bangkok, Taipei, Singapore, Manila, Seoul, Tokyo, Mumbai and Dubai on their Asian Tour, in stadiums/stadium sized venues.

Its always possible they might step into one of those markets where they have never been, but I think if they really are touring at the end of 2019 down under, its for their dedicated fans down there and making sure they don't have to wait until 2013 or later to see the band again when the last time was 2010. I think the goal is to take care of the fan base down there in as short amount of time as possible. Still, all of this is speculation. Nothing at the moment is confirmed for 2019.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: singnomore on November 15, 2018, 06:47:12 PM
I picked up somewhere Dallas had said this was the first time in 30 years he had packed all of Edges guitars way. Maybe the long break could be 6 months without anything. If Australia happens it doesnít sound like it would be new music and it could be just simply recognising the fan base as Wons says. Just kind of like Lovetown albeit that was new music. I still struggle to see them doing this but hey they always can surprise.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: 64ac30 on November 15, 2018, 07:01:43 PM
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I picked up somewhere Dallas had said this was the first time in 30 years he had packed all of Edges guitars way. Maybe the long break could be 6 months without anything. If Australia happens it doesnít sound like it would be new music and it could be just simply recognising the fan base as Wons says. Just kind of like Lovetown albeit that was new music. I still struggle to see them doing this but hey they always can surprise.

6 months really isnt a long time. I'm assuming we'll hear a lot from them for music awards/tour awards. Songs of Experience will be up for a grammy around January too. It took them from July 2011 to June 2012 to get back into the studio last time there was a gap. If this mini tour starts in November, they'll start rehearsing end of September. Could they try out new songs? Maybe, but i dont think theres any new material. So it'll be a typical u2 concert with sprinkles of the last 2 albums.  But if you think about it, a tour from November to December is another full leg considering they only spend 2 months in the USA.

What i dont get is why wait a full year? They could easily put everything together and get to this in April.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: dagobah on November 15, 2018, 10:09:01 PM
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What i dont get is why wait a full year?
Even though the tours in 2015, 2017 and 2018 were not long tours like ZooTV and Vertigo, I think touring 3 out of the past 4 years has had a huge physical impact on Larry's body at his age.  If Bono, Edge and Adam were interested in touring Oceania in Nov/Dec 2019 . . . . . and Larry said no (because of the physical impact), I think they would understand.  And I think they would wait until Larry is mentally and physically ready.  I hope the fans in Oceania get to see U2 in 2019, but I'll be surprised if they get that chance.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: wons on November 15, 2018, 11:44:25 PM
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I picked up somewhere Dallas had said this was the first time in 30 years he had packed all of Edges guitars way. Maybe the long break could be 6 months without anything. If Australia happens it doesnít sound like it would be new music and it could be just simply recognising the fan base as Wons says. Just kind of like Lovetown albeit that was new music. I still struggle to see them doing this but hey they always can surprise.



What i dont get is why wait a full year? They could easily put everything together and get to this in April.

Because they want a break! U2 were supposed to tour Australia, New Zealand and Japan in January/February 1988 after 1987s Joshua Tree Tour. But they delayed that until September/October/November 1989. They were tired with touring and simply put off going Down Under for a while. So that could be the case for 2019 if it actually happens.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: wons on November 16, 2018, 12:06:00 AM
Check out this 45 minute film below. U2 might be returning to Australia at the end of 2019 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYSqa0RxDT0
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: bonorules on November 16, 2018, 06:59:11 AM
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What i dont get is why wait a full year? They could easily put everything together and get to this in April.

Australia is the opposite weather pattern than Europe and N America. If this is really going to be a stadium tour, then doing at the end of next year would be more spring and summer like weather down under.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: 64ac30 on November 16, 2018, 12:36:33 PM
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I picked up somewhere Dallas had said this was the first time in 30 years he had packed all of Edges guitars way. Maybe the long break could be 6 months without anything. If Australia happens it doesnít sound like it would be new music and it could be just simply recognising the fan base as Wons says. Just kind of like Lovetown albeit that was new music. I still struggle to see them doing this but hey they always can surprise.



What i dont get is why wait a full year? They could easily put everything together and get to this in April.

Because they want a break! U2 were supposed to tour Australia, New Zealand and Japan in January/February 1988 after 1987s Joshua Tree Tour. But they delayed that until September/October/November 1989. They were tired with touring and simply put off going Down Under for a while. So that could be the case for 2019 if it actually happens.

The longer they wait, theyíll need more practice when they go out again. I personally think November -February (4 months) is decent amount of break time(Iíd love to have 4 months off). Rehearse in March. Tour. Go back to vacation in may.

Another question for everyone: was 2016 a break for u2? I understand they were recording but how tiring can that be?
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: briscoetheque on November 16, 2018, 02:26:05 PM
For U2? Or for their producers and sound engineers...!

Aussie stadium tours are almost always Feb/Mar or Nov/Dec.

Only one stadium has a roof (Melbourne)
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: wons on November 16, 2018, 03:43:13 PM
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I picked up somewhere Dallas had said this was the first time in 30 years he had packed all of Edges guitars way. Maybe the long break could be 6 months without anything. If Australia happens it doesnít sound like it would be new music and it could be just simply recognising the fan base as Wons says. Just kind of like Lovetown albeit that was new music. I still struggle to see them doing this but hey they always can surprise.



What i dont get is why wait a full year? They could easily put everything together and get to this in April.

Because they want a break! U2 were supposed to tour Australia, New Zealand and Japan in January/February 1988 after 1987s Joshua Tree Tour. But they delayed that until September/October/November 1989. They were tired with touring and simply put off going Down Under for a while. So that could be the case for 2019 if it actually happens.

The longer they wait, theyíll need more practice when they go out again. I personally think November -February (4 months) is decent amount of break time(Iíd love to have 4 months off). Rehearse in March. Tour. Go back to vacation in may.

Another question for everyone: was 2016 a break for u2? I understand they were recording but how tiring can that be?

I don't know for sure, but I think before they played more shows, they wanted to complete the Songs Of Experience Album. Originally, it was supposed to come out just before the Innocence And Experience tour started in 2015, but they did not make that deadline. So I think they felt they had to really concentrate on it for a while without being on tour in order to finish it or at least get more work done on it. Sometimes touring and recording at the same time does not work. Sometimes it does.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: 64ac30 on November 25, 2018, 11:29:01 AM
U2 just tweeted this:
https://mobile.twitter.com/U2/status/1066745033829814273

Iím pretty sure theyíre hinting at new shows.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: Gavin82 on November 25, 2018, 02:04:23 PM
Fingers crossed for places which been mist last 3 tours...!!!! They prob seen how this 2018 run made & they know even more could be made down under..!!!
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: marcovox on November 25, 2018, 10:56:44 PM
That is a very odd, and insignificant milestone to make light of.  They do dated anniversary posts all the time.  But to make one highlighting the start of the THIRD leg, in a place in the world that has been screaming at you to play for years.  Why would you do that?  Just imagine if that post is literally just that, a tbt post.  How insulting is that.  Hey guys remember when we played to you 10 years ago.  Guess what it's gonna be even longer, probably a total of 12 or 13 before we get back to you. 

OF COURSE, this could just be U2's team posting with no tact--but I suspect it isn't.  I suspect this is the continuation of the Australian tour stories that have been abuzz.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: 64ac30 on November 26, 2018, 06:30:33 PM
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That is a very odd, and insignificant milestone to make light of.  They do dated anniversary posts all the time.  But to make one highlighting the start of the THIRD leg, in a place in the world that has been screaming at you to play for years.  Why would you do that?  Just imagine if that post is literally just that, a tbt post.  How insulting is that.  Hey guys remember when we played to you 10 years ago.  Guess what it's gonna be even longer, probably a total of 12 or 13 before we get back to you. 

OF COURSE, this could just be U2's team posting with no tact--but I suspect it isn't.  I suspect this is the continuation of the Australian tour stories that have been abuzz.


Might be another Christmas announcement.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: marcovox on November 26, 2018, 07:22:01 PM
Could be!

What do you think?  You think this leans more toward the Aus leg happening, or a random tactless, tasteless post by the social media team? 

It is, almost literally, one or the other imo.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: dwaltman on November 27, 2018, 06:29:12 PM
Maybe they'll do JT on night 1 and E&I on night 2.  If you lived in Australia and could only afford one of those 2 shows...which one would you go to?
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: marcovox on November 27, 2018, 06:48:25 PM
Joshua Tree, no, effin, question.  I NEED to see Streets, Bullet, and Exit again on that screen. 

and Beautiful Day and Vertigo but they'll play those on both types of nights.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: summerholly on November 29, 2018, 11:29:58 PM
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Maybe they'll do JT on night 1 and E&I on night 2.  If you lived in Australia and could only afford one of those 2 shows...which one would you go to?

I do live in Australia and it would be JT
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: 64ac30 on November 30, 2018, 11:25:01 PM
Sadly I donít think theyíll do acrobat and the JT start to finish ever again. If they do Australia+NZ+japan, it will be a lovetown tour, celebrating Rattle and Hum. Will include the hits (beautiful day, vertigo, one) and 4-6 SOI + SOE Songs(every breaking wave, miracle, song for someone, get out of your own way, best thing, Love is Bigger).
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: Boba Fett on December 06, 2018, 03:18:34 PM
And if it was a LoveTown Redux tour, you know what the best part of that might be - the possibility of that AWESOME live version of Hawkmoon 269 getting performed again!
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: 64ac30 on December 11, 2018, 09:59:53 PM
The new rumor is the band will perform in Hong Kong, China and Vietnam. I can imagine maybe Hong Kong, but Vietnam?????? This tour is supposed to be 2 months too, and theyíre saying it will mix arenas and stadiums. Idk...
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: podiumboy on December 12, 2018, 02:27:34 PM
Asia is really growing as a concert market for international artists.  As an example Iíll use Coldplay on their last tour.  They played stadiums or stadium sized venues in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, India and UAE.  Hong Kong has the AsiaWorld Arena, which is a popular spot for tours as well.  Artists who played the Tibetan freedom concert (as U2 did in 97) have been banned from playing in China, so weíll see how that goes.  However, Iíve done the research, and I canít come up with any major tour that has visited Vietnam in recent years.  So who knows...

Australia will probably be mostly stadiums if not entirely, and some of these Asian countries may get arenas.  Hope everybody who wants to see U2 in those parts of the world get a show!!
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: wons on December 13, 2018, 12:17:12 PM
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Asia is really growing as a concert market for international artists.  As an example Iíll use Coldplay on their last tour.  They played stadiums or stadium sized venues in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, India and UAE.  Hong Kong has the AsiaWorld Arena, which is a popular spot for tours as well.  Artists who played the Tibetan freedom concert (as U2 did in 97) have been banned from playing in China, so weíll see how that goes.  However, Iíve done the research, and I canít come up with any major tour that has visited Vietnam in recent years.  So who knows...

Australia will probably be mostly stadiums if not entirely, and some of these Asian countries may get arenas.  Hope everybody who wants to see U2 in those parts of the world get a show!!

South Korea would be getting a U2 show long before the Communist dictatorship of Vietnam would. U2 does not tour third world dictatorships.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: Gavin82 on December 13, 2018, 12:49:33 PM
Where has this new rumour come from??
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: d.darroch on December 22, 2018, 10:02:03 AM
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Asia is really growing as a concert market for international artists.  As an example I’ll use Coldplay on their last tour.  They played stadiums or stadium sized venues in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, India and UAE.  Hong Kong has the AsiaWorld Arena, which is a popular spot for tours as well.  Artists who played the Tibetan freedom concert (as U2 did in 97) have been banned from playing in China, so we’ll see how that goes.  However, I’ve done the research, and I can’t come up with any major tour that has visited Vietnam in recent years.  So who knows...

Australia will probably be mostly stadiums if not entirely, and some of these Asian countries may get arenas.  Hope everybody who wants to see U2 in those parts of the world get a show!!

South Korea would be getting a U2 show long before the Communist dictatorship of Vietnam would. U2 does not tour third world dictatorships.

Are you sure about that? I see a guy quite regularly who has been part of U2's crew on every tour leg since 360. A few weeks ago I brought up the tour rumours (only Oceania at that stage) & he said Asia was in the pipeline, & specifically mentioned Vietnam. Though nothing had been finalised yet.

He also said they were planning a hybrid stadium/arena tour, & the stage was currently being designed.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: JTNash on December 22, 2018, 11:27:38 AM
When I last talked to Bono he said fans need to stop the speculation when they know we will know
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: shineinthesummernight on December 22, 2018, 08:45:17 PM
What, you talk to Bono?
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: summerholly on December 22, 2018, 09:03:05 PM
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Asia is really growing as a concert market for international artists.  As an example Iíll use Coldplay on their last tour.  They played stadiums or stadium sized venues in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, India and UAE.  Hong Kong has the AsiaWorld Arena, which is a popular spot for tours as well.  Artists who played the Tibetan freedom concert (as U2 did in 97) have been banned from playing in China, so weíll see how that goes.  However, Iíve done the research, and I canít come up with any major tour that has visited Vietnam in recent years.  So who knows...

Australia will probably be mostly stadiums if not entirely, and some of these Asian countries may get arenas.  Hope everybody who wants to see U2 in those parts of the world get a show!!

South Korea would be getting a U2 show long before the Communist dictatorship of Vietnam would. U2 does not tour third world dictatorships.

Sadly it is always the ordinary people who miss out and are punished in these situations
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: summerholly on December 22, 2018, 09:07:26 PM
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When I last talked to Bono he said fans need to stop the speculation when they know we will know

Haha fans will always speculate.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: JTNash on December 22, 2018, 09:46:37 PM
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What, you talk to Bono?
ha ha no but I wish lol Just joking around
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: d.darroch on December 23, 2018, 03:08:36 AM
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Asia is really growing as a concert market for international artists.  As an example I’ll use Coldplay on their last tour.  They played stadiums or stadium sized venues in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, India and UAE.  Hong Kong has the AsiaWorld Arena, which is a popular spot for tours as well.  Artists who played the Tibetan freedom concert (as U2 did in 97) have been banned from playing in China, so we’ll see how that goes.  However, I’ve done the research, and I can’t come up with any major tour that has visited Vietnam in recent years.  So who knows...

Australia will probably be mostly stadiums if not entirely, and some of these Asian countries may get arenas.  Hope everybody who wants to see U2 in those parts of the world get a show!!

South Korea would be getting a U2 show long before the Communist dictatorship of Vietnam would. U2 does not tour third world dictatorships.

Sadly it is always the ordinary people who miss out and are punished in these situations

True. But if the tour does visit Vietnam, unfortunately it's likely that the ordinary people won't be able to afford the high ticket prices anyway.

Although it's on the rise, the average income is only around $150 a month. Much lower than most south east Asian countries.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: summerholly on December 23, 2018, 04:22:38 AM
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Asia is really growing as a concert market for international artists.  As an example Iíll use Coldplay on their last tour.  They played stadiums or stadium sized venues in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, India and UAE.  Hong Kong has the AsiaWorld Arena, which is a popular spot for tours as well.  Artists who played the Tibetan freedom concert (as U2 did in 97) have been banned from playing in China, so weíll see how that goes.  However, Iíve done the research, and I canít come up with any major tour that has visited Vietnam in recent years.  So who knows...

Australia will probably be mostly stadiums if not entirely, and some of these Asian countries may get arenas.  Hope everybody who wants to see U2 in those parts of the world get a show!!

South Korea would be getting a U2 show long before the Communist dictatorship of Vietnam would. U2 does not tour third world dictatorships.

Sadly it is always the ordinary people who miss out and are punished in these situations

True. But if the tour does visit Vietnam, unfortunately it's likely that the ordinary people won't be able to afford the high ticket prices anyway.

Although it's on the rise, the average income is only around $150 a month. Much lower than most south east Asian countries.

I wonder if the tour sets its prices with regards to the average income in a country it has decided to play in or if it just targets the wealthy in those countries.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: d.darroch on December 23, 2018, 06:43:39 AM
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Asia is really growing as a concert market for international artists.  As an example Iíll use Coldplay on their last tour.  They played stadiums or stadium sized venues in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, India and UAE.  Hong Kong has the AsiaWorld Arena, which is a popular spot for tours as well.  Artists who played the Tibetan freedom concert (as U2 did in 97) have been banned from playing in China, so weíll see how that goes.  However, Iíve done the research, and I canít come up with any major tour that has visited Vietnam in recent years.  So who knows...

Australia will probably be mostly stadiums if not entirely, and some of these Asian countries may get arenas.  Hope everybody who wants to see U2 in those parts of the world get a show!!

South Korea would be getting a U2 show long before the Communist dictatorship of Vietnam would. U2 does not tour third world dictatorships.

Sadly it is always the ordinary people who miss out and are punished in these situations

True. But if the tour does visit Vietnam, unfortunately it's likely that the ordinary people won't be able to afford the high ticket prices anyway.

Although it's on the rise, the average income is only around $150 a month. Much lower than most south east Asian countries.

I wonder if the tour sets its prices with regards to the average income in a country it has decided to play in or if it just targets the wealthy in those countries.

I know there were a lot of complaints about ticket prices for the South American leg of TJT tour, which were unaffordable for most people there. There was a good chart they made up on u2start at the time. Wonder if I can find it.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: d.darroch on December 23, 2018, 07:43:50 AM
Found it.

https://mobile.twitter.com/U2start/status/920556493379948546/photo/1

GA ticket prices were actually higher in South America than Europe!

While the proportion of a monthly wage required to buy a GA ticket in South America was up to ten times higher than in Europe! Colombia topping out, with the cost of a GA ticket being 57% of the average monthly wage!
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: summerholly on December 23, 2018, 08:17:22 AM
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Found it.

https://mobile.twitter.com/U2start/status/920556493379948546/photo/1

GA ticket prices were actually higher in South America than Europe!

While the proportion of a monthly wage required to buy a GA ticket in South America was up to ten times higher than in Europe! Colombia topping out, with the cost of a GA ticket being 57% of the average monthly wage!

Wow, I certainly wouldn't be paying 57% of my monthly wage to see U2.  Guess you have to be desperate to see them or one of the wealthy folks in those countries.
Title: Re: More shows next year ?
Post by: laoghaire on December 23, 2018, 10:23:30 AM
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Found it.

https://mobile.twitter.com/U2start/status/920556493379948546/photo/1

GA ticket prices were actually higher in South America than Europe!

While the proportion of a monthly wage required to buy a GA ticket in South America was up to ten times higher than in Europe! Colombia topping out, with the cost of a GA ticket being 57% of the average monthly wage!

That sucks.