Well they aren’t playing in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South America, Asia, and in Europe no Scottish or Welsh dates, no Birmingham, only a few dates in the whole of France, Italy and Germany. What makes America special? It also looks like sales have been fairly slow compared to previous tours? Also few fans are under 40. No big radio hit in over a decade and a dwindling mainstream following.
This tour has been overpriced leading to decreased demand. Last year for the JT tour I got seats at twickenham through the presale. They were crap and overpriced. With a limited view. There were only 2 dates in the whole of the UK in an inaccessible venue unless you live in London or Surrey.. I will never go to twickenham for a concert again. Rubbish venue for music, but great for Rugby. No way to treat subscribers imo. I’ve gone GA this tour as we are not taking our daughter.
what I really hope is that as U2 are approaching the end of their 10 year contract with Livenation, they show some kahunas and renegotiate any future live deals for the benefits of their fans. I doubt it will happen, but I hope I’m wrong.
It is also hot on the heels of Innocence and experience and the JT tours. There are only so many people who want to see them every time they tour. Tickets are still available for the Mainland UK shows( there are only 4) but the tickets available are at silly prices.
I will be surprised and disappointed if they revisit North America yet ignore Australia Japan etc.