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After just reading through this entire thread in 1 sitting, I like the "|e" theory for the stage layout. It certainly seems consistent with the U2-|e graphic.... a main stage connecting to a round B stage. It also makes sense that the (RED)Zone seats would be by the B Stage.

 

I have RZ for both Toronto shows, and I actully think this will work out great! Being a little further from the main stage will allow for a great view of whatever visual effects they incorporate this time, during the full energy elements of the show. And then when they go for the more intimate acoustic bits, you'll be up close and personal!

 

Also, bear in mind that the main stage is always taller than the B stage, or outer ramp. Bono never has direct crowd interaction from the main stage - it's always out on the ramp or B stage. So ya, I'm pretty happy about scoring RZ for 2 nights!!

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After just reading through this entire thread in 1 sitting, I like the "|e" theory for the stage layout. It certainly seems consistent with the U2-|e graphic.... a main stage connecting to a round B stage. It also makes sense that the (RED)Zone seats would be by the B Stage.

 

I have RZ for both Toronto shows, and I actully think this will work out great! Being a little further from the main stage will allow for a great view of whatever visual effects they incorporate this time, during the full energy elements of the show. And then when they go for the more intimate acoustic bits, you'll be up close and personal!

 

Also, bear in mind that the main stage is always taller than the B stage, or outer ramp. Bono never has direct crowd interaction from the main stage - it's always out on the ramp or B stage. So ya, I'm pretty happy about scoring RZ for 2 nights!!

Totally agree.  That was my experience with it last tour too, really.  Excited!  :)  

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Hi everyone,

 

just to add weight to this discussion I am the U2 fan who saw the stage presentation U2.com posted on the website then was quickly taken down again.

 

Not sure if many of you know but back in January U2.com posted an interactive stage presentation similar to the one they had for the 360 tour, however this was quickly taken down think I am probably the only U2 fan who saw this.  But website U2Start also confirmed my story.  Nobody has taken a screenshot of the stage presentation

 

But here is what I saw:

 

Its now confirmed the stage will be in the middle of the GA floor - the long catwalk.  There is no End Stage/Rear end stage or "B" stage.

Its looks like Larry Mullen Jnr's drum kit will be on a rounded platform which I predict will turn 360 degrees.

In addition the screens will be located above the stage similar to the 360 screen but a double sided screen - no idea if the screen expands.

The sides of the stage showed the bands guitar technicians - the interactive presentation also showed a mini orchestra to the right of the stage

 

Now...I have drawn a sketch of what I saw - please note I am not the best artist  - here is the link to my sketch - http://s76.photobucket.com/user/theU2bonzo/media/U2%20stage%202015-page-001_zpsslyuijor.jpg.html

 

Please note I forgot to add the red zones - from what I saw the red zone will be by the Edge on both sides of the stage.

 

The drawing is made from the view of a birds eye view

We all know by know the stage is a long catwalk going across the GA floor..

So we have a rectangle shaped stage - the band will be able to utilise the stage bar Larry who will be on a turning circle stage.

There was amps and speakers I believe or other equipment's on the stage.  The orchestra was to the right of the stage and crew was to the left.

The screen is like a mini version of the 360 but its double sided LED screen on top of the catwalk stage going across the whole catwalk in 360 degrees.

Fans are right in the action as well as the red zones who I forgot to add to the drawing.  The set up reminds me of the Metallica stage from 2-3 years ago

as I said before set the set up is modern but it looked more stunning on the interactive presentation.  Nothing to complex not like 360

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It looks like Rz'ers (over at @u2 forum) are being sent emails with a new updated layout,

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This is the ziggo dome in amsterdam, still the same as when the tickets were announced I think

 

 

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The ziggo map has been out for some time (it's not new at all), and is consistent w/the San Jose map, etc., that clearly has the RZs by the b-stage.  The brand-new Vancouver info (apparently emailed to RZ ticket holders there), if it's for real, is radically different from any and all previous information.  It also really pisses me off; if this new info is real, I would have never have bought any seated tix.

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ATU2 is running the Vancouver map as confirmed as well as some other info from LiveNation about the tour, so I think it is official.

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I'm not convinced.... the person who originally tweeted this map to ATU2 said it was sent to a friend who has Vancouver tickets (I've corresponded with her directly via Twitter, and she can't back-up her source). This map hasn't surfaced anywhere else, including on the official TicketMaster or Live Nation websites. They still show maps that suggest the RED Zones at by the "e" stage.

 

The attached photos surfaced last week, and seem to suggest that the RED Zones are along the divider stage. This also doesn't agree with the Ticket Master website, but it's a real picture, so I'm more inclined to believe it over a diagram that appeared in an unidentifiable FaceBook post, with no source info...

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Somebody over at @U2 forum started a thread about this, after he recieved an email with this new layout for his Vancouver RZ show. Other RZ'ers have confirmed it over there,

http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,26786.0.html

 

Whichever way it woks out, I'm not fussed either way. I'm not sure the catwalk RZ experience would have been very good, RZ would be very, very close to that screen.

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They were awfully generous with the Red Zone areas. I'm glad you guys will have a good time, taken that not whole of people will be inside this Zone. i got General A floor at Great Western Forum and I can't place myself either by the main stage? or by the "e" stage. I'll probably gather around the "e" as close as i can for a more intimate U2 Set there

(Angel of Harlem, Running to Stand Still  and so on.)

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Spoilers? I'm not sure, but if they are spoilers, please stay on topic. I don't really want to know what songs are likely to be played.

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You sound fucked. or boring. Have you figured it out yet? ;)

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Boring, maybe. Bored, yes. But I move & start a new job in a week, then you'll be rid of me ;)

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I went to the May 15 show in Vancouver. There's actually a lot of action at the second stage and along the runway, not just Bono. 

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