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  1. Album Delay

    Well its now the 12th Dec and I still have not relieved me deluxe album i ordered on the 1st Nov. Despite contacting customers care and advising that i have no tracking number no one has contacted me . Can someone advise if they are having similar delays
  2. Songs of Experience Redemption Code Issues

    I would think someone in the band or management would be checking these forums around the time of the new release to see if anyone is having problems. If so they could do something about it. Has anyone had any luck with help getting a download of the new album or anything while waiting for their delayed pre-order? If so, please share. I just want to hear the new album, now! I am stubborn, and I will not pay for it again. I already own three copies which aren't delivered yet.
  3. Hello Everyone, Thank you very much for taking the time to click on this post. I hope you'll consider what I write and digest on it. Also, I hope you're all enjoying the new U2 album, I am very much! Down to business--- Why do features like Verified Fan and Fan Club presales exist? They are sold to us based on the belief that charging high prices for concerts is wrong, and that "true fans" shouldn't have to pay high prices to attend concerts. It is argued that ticket scalpers charge unfair prices for tickets, and the aforementioned intervention resolves this by making it more difficult for scalpers to both obtain and resell their tickets. I want to make two points clear in this post: First, the prices which are sold on the secondary market are in fact "fair." Second, Paperless ticketing, verified fan and Fan Club presales have proven to be ineffective at filtering out only "true fans." To discuss my first point; Prices on the secondary market are fair. U2 is obviously a massive band. They have devout hard core base and have no trouble attracting in casuals to enjoy their spectacular shows. A relatively small 24 stop US tour(as of this writing) in 25000 seat venues combined with U2's popularity is bound to create expensive ticket prices. I am reminded of the 2016 World Series in which the Cubs were attempting to win their first World Series in 108 years. For home games at Wrigley Field, Standing Room Only Seats were being sold on the secondary market for ~$1500; their face value was $200. This reveals to us a very important point; the value of tickets is not determine by its face value; the true values of tickets is revealed by the secondary market. I won the ticket lottery and had the fortune of going to those games at face value. I also went to many regular season games. One thing stood out to me that differentiated the crowd at the World Series; no children were in attendance. Mostly everyone who attended was an adult who could truly appreciate the event. Why is this? Likely because the higher price of the secondary market dissuaded casual fans to attend and thus filtered the way more authentic folks to attend the game. Forcing true fans to jump through a bunch of red tape, drop an extra $50 bucks, and spend hours learning how to purchase tickets is time consuming and frankly stressful. To discuss my second point; Paperless ticketing, Verified Fan and Fan Club Presales have failed at filtering out "true fans." Did anyone ever bother to look at StubHub for the Joshua Tree Tour? Notice that "paperless" tickets were still being sold in GA. Scalpers had found a work around paperless ticketing the event. I am sure there were multiple ways around it. One way I heard about was using a prepaid debit card and using a fake ID matches the name on the card. Underage folks do similar things to get into bars, it makes sense it works for concerts too. Another complaint with paperless ticketing is that the inability to transfer to ticket to someone else is quite difficult. Because the tickets cannot be transferred and sell out quickly, it commits one to attending an event 5-6 months ahead without full assurance they'll be able to attend. Combining this with the inability/extreme difficult to transfer the ticket just makes life more difficult for folks. Another gripe is that if a middle aged fan who may have fell out of touch with U2 hears about the tour and has a rekindled interest, because he didn't hear about the tour in the two week window before the ticket sale, Ticketmaster's policies force him to be unable obtain a the beast seats in the house ticket for what may have be his favorite album as a youngster. As for verified fan, I have heard to process was very confusing. I was going to buy another year subscription, but after seeing all the hassle, I am done. I am not going to be Ticketmaster's puppet as they spew me propaganda; they are a monopolistic company and they only care about their profits; which is fine. But the way they lie and act as if they are on my side is sickening. Again, in my case Verified Fan did no verification at all. It only discouraged me from using the system. I rolled my eyes as I laughed at the 4 different presales, and all the accounts that had to be created. Its insane. In my view, the costs of paying for members ship and the time it takes to hop through the red tape is higher than the costs of just buying a ticket on StubHub at market value. I'd rather support a broke student trying to turnover some cash over evil Ticketmaster. Lastly, Fan Club presales. There was a time when the only way to take advantage of this offer was if you were an engaged fan who kept up with rumors and news, enjoyed the community and didn't hop on the bandwagon before a tour was announced. Those days are long gone. The fact that anyone can become a verified fan at the checkout at Ticketmaster.com has convinced me its just a way to get another $50 out of us. In Conclusion If Ticketmaster wants to sell U2 tickets below market value and forgo profits, that perfectly fine! However, when Ticketmaster/U2 create a bunch of frustrating red that ultimately fails in achieving its goals, and instead just wastes the precious time of the fans it claims to protect I feel compelled to writing an opinion about it. I suppose the basis in this post in the irony that Ticketmaster points the fingers at scalpers and claims they are villains. The way I see it, Ticketmaster is the villain. I will not be renewing my U2.com subscription. I do plan on attending the shows, but I will wait a month or two for the full shows to be announced and choose from the selection there on the secondary market. Songs of Experience has proven phenomenal album, and I think that it will be very special to hear it live. I hope everyone has a good day! if you've read all of this, I thank you for devoting some of your time towards reading this post. I hope you found it at the very least engaging.
  4. Songs of Experience Redemption Code Issues

    Comment below to petition for a download code for the new album if you pre-ordered but haven't yet received it. What's the point of a pre-order if we have to wait, while others can go pick it up or download it instantly? Songs of Experience? How about demonstrating some customer service "experience?" Island Records provided downloads for some who bought Joshua Tree 30th anniversary re-issue who didn't receive their codes. We should be offered something similar at the least. I'm chomping at the bit here...
  5. SOE Arrival Date

    The title pretty much sums it up. Can those of us who pre-ordered be offered a digital download code of the album in advance if we have to wait for shipping? I think these should have been shipped ahead of time to ensure most of us would get them on the release date. Isn't that reasonable?
  6. Liner Notes SOE available online

    Wow, completely overwhelmed by SOE!!! Great album! Does anyone see or have the liner notes of the album online? Thanks. John
  7. SOE Arrival Date

    Hey guys, I pre-ordered SOE deluxe edition when it was first released and was hoping it would arrive today in the UK in time for the official release. Does anyone know if it will arrive today or has anyone not received theirs yet? I really hope so because I'm saving listening to it until I can sit back and relax with the whole package to enjoy it! Postman has just been and he didn't have it with him . I might be the only person on here to not have listened to it yet! Let me know guys, Mike
  8. Just reaching out to any U2 fans in the Cork area, Ireland, to let you now that local record store Music Zone Douglas Village is opening just before midnight on the 1st of December for the release of Songs Of Experience. There will be live in-store music provided by an excellent local band The Burma; and Ray the owner is hoping to get a wall of local fans' memoribilia on display for the evening. I think that it might be the only midnight opening in Ireland There will also be an in-store competition for a few select items courtesy of Universal Music Ireland and the ever reliable Music Zone itself (see below)! As they say 'no purchase is necessary' (although clearly preferred) so please feel free to drop by and enjoy the craic You can find more details at the store's Twitter account Music Zone @MusicZoneDV Update on running times 👽 Opening at 22:30 on the 30th Memoribilia display (and general drooling and anticipation) 22:30 to 23:15 Yes: A quiz at 23:15 !!! On all things The Burma on stage at approximately 23:40 Songs of Experience on sale at 00:01 on the 1st Competition winners announced at 00:30 Curfew at 01:00 and home to play Songs of Experience/go to bed/go out elsewhere It's looking good..................... Oh - and the in-store prizes on the night: Two deluxe Boxsets )one from UMI and the other from MZ) One LP One deluxe CD Two standard Cds Five lovely Songs of Experience t-shirts (album cover - really nice!) There's also poster so it must be official And finally there's also the prospect of some free pizza and beer (and of course you can also BYO). What else would you be doing? Where's your party at???
  9. Midnight Opening On Release Day

    Just reaching out to any U2 fans in the Cork area, Ireland, to let you now that local record store Music Zone Douglas Village is opening just before midnight on the 1st of December for the release of Songs Of Experience. There will be live in-store music provided by an excellent local band The Burma; and Ray the owner is hoping to get a wall of local fans' memoribilia on display for the evening. I think that it might be the only midnight opening in Ireland There wil also be an in-store competition for a few select items! As they say 'no purchase is necessary' (although clearly preferred) so please feel free to drop by and enjoy the craic You can find more details at the store's Twitter account Music Zone @MusicZoneDV Update on running times 👽 Opening at 22:30 on the 30th Memoribilia display (and general drooling) 23:00 The Burma on stage at 23:30 Songs of Experience on sale at 00:01 on the 1st Competition winners announced at 00:30 Curfew at 01:00 and home to play Songs of Experience/go to bed/go out elsewhere 😈 It's looking good..................... Now there's a poster so it must be official
  10. U2songs.com today releases the message underneath. If I understand well there will apparently be a change for the presales. This worries me. The presales for a tour worked perfectly until now. Has U2.com more information about this? "From the FNAC site... When pre ordering the album you will later get a presale code for two tickets. These will be distributed the day of the presales (FNAC site says between January 1 and March 30) and it says that U2.Com members will have a chance to use their codes first. This is a European chain, so the dates mentioned her probably refer to the European onsale dates and not the North American ones (which we are told will happen earlier.) Looks like entry into the presales could be quite different this time out. Thanks to U2start.com and U2Valencia for their information about these offers." ps: Fnac is a large French retail chain that sells amongst others cds, books and electronic products.
  11. Songs of Experience

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  12. U2 Songs Of Experience Tour 2018

    With TJT tour over how soon until we get the new tour announced also I’ve been wondering if it will still be called innocence and experience tour and the stage and everything be the same or if it will have a different name with a completely new stage . Would you rather it be an evening with U2 or they have an opener. Also hoping they will announce a date in Salt Lake City which is where I live.
  13. Introduction To Songs Of Experience?

    After all is said and done with this tour could it have been a great plan By the band all along to release the new Songs of Experience following the tour. In the Remastered Deluxe Joshua tree they have Beautifull Ghost/Introduction To Songs of Experience. I was thinking that it. Would be cool if every show ended with them doing Beautiful Ghost or playing over the loud speakers as people leave it would be clever of them. Thoughts?
  14. From everything that I've read, the band is back in the studio, writing, recording and working hard at getting the next album out. I was little hopefully that that would be touring again this year. But it's June and I don't think that is likely. My guess is the earliest that they could possibly hit the road is 2017.