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General U2 Discussion / U2 looks set to ignore South Africa again
« Last post by Groovy on March 08, 2019, 03:12:33 AM »
I know most people on this forum are probably from Europe or North America, so wonít really care about this post. Thatís fine.

U2 love using Africa/South Africa as props (Vertigo Tour, NLOTH recording in Morocco, Ordinary Love), but for some reason they ignore us when touring.

If the rumors are to be believed U2 is about to announce a tour of Australia/Asia in the next few weeks. The tour is supposed to take place in November/December.

Now firstly let me say Iím very happy for our fellow U2 fans in those regions that you will get a U2 tourÖthe first since 2011. It is long overdue.

But Iím sitting in South Africa and it seems weíll be skipped over again. U2 has toured twice in South Africa - Popmart (1998) and 360 (2011).

When U2 toured here the last time the crowd in Johannesburg was one of their largest ever 96 000, while about 65 000 attended in Cape Town.

Why would they not bring the tour to South Africa? The biggest worldwide stadium tour worldwide currently is Ed Sheeran. He is touring South Africa in a few weeks time. I assume pricing etc would be similar for Sheeran and U2.

I know thereís been no announcement etc, but the signs donít look good.

Itís a sad state of affairs.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Evan Rachel Wood covers Sunday Bloody Sunday
« Last post by Tortuga on March 07, 2019, 09:06:22 PM »
Well its a very poor recording so its kind of hard to tell but probably not a 5-star performance.  I know she can sing.  She was quite good in Across the Universe.


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General Music Discussion / 1991 in Music
« Last post by Tortuga on March 07, 2019, 08:39:56 PM »
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I'm having a hard time believing you're significantly older than Tortuga, or me, or Vox.
43 not close to dead just mom jeans old


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You are Waaaay younger than me.  And I listen to NPR too.  Try a streaming service.  It will change your whole outlook on the music world.  It is more vibrant than ever.


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General Music Discussion / Re: 1991 in Music
« Last post by JTNash on March 07, 2019, 08:36:46 PM »
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I'm having a hard time believing you're significantly older than Tortuga, or me, or Vox.
43 not close to dead just mom jeans old


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General Music Discussion / Re: 1991 in Music
« Last post by laoghaire on March 07, 2019, 08:35:57 PM »
I'm having a hard time believing you're significantly older than Tortuga, or me, or Vox.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Evan Rachel Wood covers Sunday Bloody Sunday
« Last post by laoghaire on March 07, 2019, 08:33:41 PM »
I tried both of those. Sorry, I didn't care for the performances. I did like the guitarist's enthusiasm, though (maybe I'm supposed to know who he is but I don't).
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Have you seen this version?
« Last post by laoghaire on March 07, 2019, 08:30:49 PM »
Yeah, I like that.

My favorite non-album version is when they played it in Vancouver.

Most people seem to prefer the version they played on TV, forgot if it was Jimmy Kimmel or something else.

It's a great song; still holding up great for me.
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General Music Discussion / Re: 1991 in Music
« Last post by JTNash on March 07, 2019, 07:50:38 PM »
I donít have a streaming service I donít like to stream.  I know Iím old lol.  I listen to NPR in the car Iím old as dirt


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General Music Discussion / Re: 1991 in Music
« Last post by Tortuga on March 07, 2019, 07:48:08 PM »
Iím not trying to sell you on anything but I still feel really excited about music and since you obviously are a music fan I would like you to feel that too.  I find it easier than ever to discover new music.  I start with my longtime favorites and the streaming service I subscribe to is very good at suggesting new music I might like.  My friends and I hit the share button and send a text link whenever we hear something we like.  Never had that in the 90s.  All I could really know was what I heard on the radio and read about in Rolling Stone. Also there werenít alot of record stores near where I lived with a great selection so that was kind of limited in terms of discovering new music.

Would anyone here be interested in sharing e-mails so that we can share links to new music?  Probably should share through forum messaging, not in the thread.


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General Music Discussion / Re: 1991 in Music
« Last post by JTNash on March 07, 2019, 06:24:56 PM »

Whatís died is the shared experience of hit music, and everything is so segmented that the variety sucks.

I donít have time to search for great music and the days of radio are numbered.

1987 was also a great music year but I also agree 1991 was amazing and I was also in High School so maybe itís also the reason.



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