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  1. dmway

    What concert are you seeing next?

    Yes - I have heard very good things about the Wellmont Theater. You should have a good time! Yes, Jodrell Bank was/is a great place. It's funny - I first learned about the place by reading about it in Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" (of all places). I saw images of it again when Pink Floyd released "The Division Bell" in 1994. I always thought that it would be a great place to visit. Then, as life sometimes offers, I got the chance to go - so I went at least twice (including the time I talked about above), possibly three times. Bonus detail about that show: it was on the same day that Andy Murray finally won Wimbledon. You can imagine how good a mood everyone was in on that day - great music and a historic tennis result. I'll have to check out his dates - thanks for letting me know!
  2. (I looked for such a thread, but I couldn't find one - if I accidentally made a duplicate, please feel free to combine with the pre-existing one.) Depeche Mode, Sun. June 3, Philadelphia ?
  3. dmway

    What concert are you seeing next?

    That is a pleasant surprise! I used to go regularly to academic conferences at Montclair State about 10-15 years ago - is the show on campus or in the town? I saw Johnny four times in my life, none of them with The Smiths. The first was when he was briefly with The The (and they opened for Depeche Mode), the second I saw him with his new band at the time at a venue so small in Philly that I felt like I was in the living room of someone’s house, the third time was when he was with Modest Mouse(!) (they were opening for R.E.M.), and the fourth was at the Jodrell Bank radio telescope observatory in Cheshire, UK - the last show was an all-day show with entertainment booths based on modern science experiments (yes, really) with Johnny and New Order headlining and closing the show (not unexpectedly, Bernard from New Order joined him on stage during his set for a one-song Electronic reunion (“Getting Away With It”, of course)). I hope you have a great time! Does he have a new album out?
  4. dmway

    R.I.P. Thread

    I was sure such a thread already existed, but I couldn't find it. (Mods, if I am mistaken, please feel free to place this post in the one that already exists.) R.I.P., Bruno Ganz. He was the star of Wim Wenders two films, Wings Of Desire and Faraway So Close. Here's more info on him: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/obituaries/bruno-ganz-dead.html He played an angel and now he is one...R.I.P., Bruno. (If this is indeed a new thread, I hope everyone will use it for future passings of significance.)
  5. dmway

    R.I.P. Thread

    I was just going to post about Peter. He was one of two Monkees who actually had musical performing/songwriting skills (along with Michael Nesmith - Davy and Micky both played their roles well too, but they were never musicians). Strangely, Michael and Micky are on tour this year - I'm sure he will be commemorated at the shows now. People of a certain generation (like myself) grew up with "The Monkees" TV show on reruns; I couldn't imagine my childhood without it. The same TV station would have shown "The Brady Bunch", "Gilligan's Island", etc. at the same time as The Monkees show. Lots of laughs - many of them dumb ones, but still fondly had. The Monkees proved they could do edgy (at the time) comedy too - if you have ever seen their movie "Head", you'll know what I'm talking about. Well, Peter, jam with Davy until the other two can join you. I'm kind of glad the other two are touring this year - the local show here is sold out, so the fans still love them. R.I.P., Peter.
  6. dmway

    R.I.P. Thread

    You're welcome. I was really upset to hear that he had passed. I liked his performances in every film I have seen him in. "Wings Of Desire" is an absolutely sublime film. I was somewhat underwhelmed by the Hollywood-ization of it in "City Of Angels" - not that it's a bad film (and U2 contributed IGWSHA to its soundtrack), but it's such a "lowest-common-denominator" version of it. Not every film has to be dumbed-down when it is remade. And, yes, I love Wim Wenders' films too. In honor of Bruno and Wim, I feel moved to post U2's tribute to both of them in the video for "Stay":
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    R.I.P. Thread

    Yes, I was familiar with that role too, but, since this is a U2 page, I went with the movies that had a U2 connection. (They’re my favorite Wim Wenders films too.) He was also very good in Unknown (w/ Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger) and the Jonathan Demme remake of The Manchurian Candidate. I will miss his wonderful Swiss/German accent when he spoke English. Again, R.I.P., Bruno.
  8. dmway

    What concert are you seeing next?

    ...and front rail again! 😎
  9. dmway

    What concert are you seeing next?

    ...and I am currently 4th in the GA line/queue. 😎 Should have some good pictures later...
  10. dmway

    What concert are you seeing next?

    ...and on Saturday (Feb. 16), it’s Interpol at MSG, NYC. 😎 Show report to follow...
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    What Good Thing Happened To You Today (Continued)

    A nice U2-oriented site gave me the gift of a lossless version of the Dublin ZooTV show. Now, that is a good thing. 😎
  12. dmway

    What concert are you seeing next?

    ...and don’t forget David J!
  13. dmway

    What concert are you seeing next?

    Tonight it was Peter Murphy and David J. commemorating the 40th anniversary of Bauhaus’ “In The Flat Field” (i.e., their debut album). It was awesome! 😎 Even both feeling under the weather didn’t stop them from putting on a great show.
  14. dmway

    What Hasn't U2 Released Yet That You Want?

    That's a good suggestion. I'd also like them to bring back the old U2.com gifts from the past to be gotten by those who weren't members yet when they were new or by those who were members but have become separated from them in the meantime. There must be extras of many of those floating around somewhere and/or the masters for these things must still be usable for additional copies. U2 would be getting the money instead of those re-selling them on eBay at extortionate prices.
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    What Hasn't U2 Released Yet That You Want?

    I would also like U2-3D to see an official release. Most BluRay players can play 3D-BluRays - of course, you would still need a TV that can process the 3D signal as well, but those are available too (and you would need the special glasses, but most people have access to those as well). I also saw it at an IMAX theater when it first came out (in NYC) - I sort of count it as one of the Vertigo tour shows I attended. The feeling of actually being at the show was that keen. One of the images I remember the most was the drink that was on a table behind Larry while he was playing - it looked like you could just reach out and grab it. Amazing visual effects... Since I know it was filmed, I wish they would release the Washington, DC ZooTV show too, warts and all (and a arena show of ZooTV from anywhere - it would be cool to see that show as it originally appeared). If Berlin is the official release for the e&i tour (as it looks it will be), I hope they someday release the DC show that was filmed there too. I'll have to think more, but those are good for starters.
  16. Yes, I would too!
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    U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread

    Yes, that was an especially good show at a great venue! I like how active they have been since the e&i tour has ended - they have played at least four shows in the greater Philadelphia area since then and they are playing a few more here before the end of April. I hope that trend continues! 😎
  18. I was encouraged by one of the moderators to create such a thread about a month ago for all the tribute/cover bands for our beloved band. This is especially apt now since U2 are about to go on a hiatus of unknown length in about two weeks, and because the tribute band I saw a month ago I just saw again tonight! The one I have seen recently, and about 15 years ago too, is "Unforgettable Fire". They are based in NYC, but they travel all over the Northeast. They opened for a Tom Petty tribute band about a month ago in Philadelphia (thus, they only played for an hour), but tonight I saw them in Atlantic City and it was just them. They did their usual fantastic job and they did their homework even for the most recent tour! The setlist tonight was (with accompanying graphics too) : The Blackout (yes, really - complete with "It's A Beautiful World" pre-show beginning and graphics taken from "The Blackout" live from the barricage - yes, they are that exacting with their presentation) I Will Follow ("Boy" cover in background) Beautiful Day (complete with astronaut graphics from U2360) Gloria (someone tell Mich ) Desire (nod to RnH while everyone was team-watching it tonight - I would have done it too, but I was busy obviously) The Fly (complete with the current graphics from the e&i tour) With Or Without You All Because of You Sunday Bloody Sunday (which segued into..) Please (which segued back into the end of SBS) New Year's Day Pride Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Bullet The Blue Sky Running To Stand Still Where The Streets Have No Name (complete with the graphics from the JT anniversary tour) One (encore) Walk On Obviously, a great set and they performed it brilliantly. In January, it will be their 24th anniversary as a band! If you live in the Northeast US, definitely catch them. They are great for getting you through the years when U2 aren't on tour. Their website is: http://uf2.com/ Anyway, this isn't a thread just for them or for this part of the world. If you have a U2 tribute band near you, wherever you are in the world, just post your news about them here. That's why this thread was created. I'll continue to give updates on UF, but I hope everyone will update they bands that they know about. Tour hiatuses are easier to take with a good tribute band to see once in a while; they're fun to see anytime really (if they play as well as UF does). I'll try to add some pictures if the site cooperates.
  19. dmway

    U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread

    WOW! THAT is an impressive list! The funny thing reading this list is that I have been to many of the towns/venues (e.g., I've been to the venues you listed in Leek and Bilston, and I know where those venues are in Stoke-on-Trent, Derby, and Chesterfield - I would have loved to have seen a U2 tribute when I was still living there; and there's even a show in The Cavern Club in Liverpool! See a U2 show and explore the history of The Beatles at the same time...). I hope @doctornickriviera sees this list!
  20. dmway

    U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread

    If I see any going your way, I’ll let you know. However, these bands seem to be regional in the US. The one I see (Unforgettable Fire) is NYC-based; thus, they play between Boston and Philadelphia/NJ mostly. I’m a bit surprised that there wouldn’t be a good one in the Chicagoland area. Maybe a poster from there would be more in-the-know. You have seen more U2 tribute bands than I have! I have been very lucky with one excellent one. I’m glad you got to see amazing ones.
  21. dmway

    U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread

    ...or you can go to your first post above and edit the “they” at the beginning to “U2Baby” - then Robert’s your mother’s brother. 👍😎
  22. dmway

    U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread

    No biggie - I'm sure the mods will just combine the threads.
  23. dmway

    U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread

    Bump for thread relocation reasons...
  24. dmway

    U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread

    Naughty Doctor... I go to the trouble of creating a U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread and you just bugger off and start a new one of your own. http://zootopia.u2.com/forums/topic/40229-u2-tribute-band-clearinghouse-thread/ @Canadanne is a regular poster there too. Maybe a nice mod will combine the threads... @mich40 @Max Tsukino
  25. You are educating your children well. Since you will only get confirmed, official news here, in addition to the u2songs.com site I quoted above, you may find these sites useful if you are OK with learning unofficial news as soon as it makes the rounds (of course, being unofficial, not everything you hear may come to fruition - however, these sites are pretty good at being in the loop very early on) : https://www.atu2.com/ https://u2start.com/ Happy educating!