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Will U2 be touring this year? (MERGED)

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#1 504jumper

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 01:32 AM

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.  

 

 


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 02:03 PM

Hope whenever it is they tour the Midwest & the South this time! With the exception of Chicago, these regions were pretty much ignored. In St Louis we almost always get at least 1 show, but that didn't happen last time around. They should probably give me a free blu-ray of Paris,pick up my script cost for a year, send me all of the special CDs from this site(autographed of course),1 of every type merchandise they sell here,offer to let me hang with them for a week or so(at their expense) & have me sing back up on some of the new songs(doo-wop). I'll cover my own restaurant tips tho; Wouldn't want to appear greedy.  



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Posted 09 July 2016 - 11:47 PM

I exchanged emails with Willie Williams last week via his website.

He is optimistic that they will be on the road later this year.


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Posted 10 July 2016 - 05:50 PM

Hope whenever it is they tour the Midwest & the South this time! With the exception of Chicago, these regions were pretty much ignored. In St Louis we almost always get at least 1 show, but that didn't happen last time around. They should probably give me a free blu-ray of Paris,pick up my script cost for a year, send me all of the special CDs from this site(autographed of course),1 of every type merchandise they sell here,offer to let me hang with them for a week or so(at their expense) & have me sing back up on some of the new songs(doo-wop). I'll cover my own restaurant tips tho; Wouldn't want to appear greedy.  

Nope, that doesn't seem greedy at all.  It's the least that they could do.  ;)


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Posted 10 July 2016 - 05:50 PM

I exchanged emails with Willie Williams last week via his website.

He is optimistic that they will be on the road later this year.

That would be awesome.


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Posted 10 July 2016 - 09:21 PM

I think next album will be out soon and the tour resumes. I think Australia and South America will be on the cards. With the next leg of the tour coming back to Europe and ending in North America ... last show in LA.

Only a guess thats all

Edited by joshthetree, 10 July 2016 - 09:22 PM.

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 12:59 PM

My Magic 8 Ball says that it "cannot predict now."

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 08:11 PM

My magic ball says they will aim to do summer outdoor summer gigs in UK/Ireland on back of SOE release, however my ball says this could be 2018/19, as other parts of the world are deserving of the bands attention. As they done the major venues last year in the UK/ IRE & Europe, it would be silly and unrealistic to expect them back in Europe 2017, bar the odd promo gig perhaps. It's just not early U2 anymore.

It matters not a lot to me though, just pleased that we know for sure that the band are cooking something awesome in the studio. The great thing now is that no matter where they play, or whenever that might be in the world - we can choose to listen in!

 

This whole period has just got an AB/ Zooropa thing about it for me, or a JT/ RnH vibe - two albums being released in relatively close proximity to each other - in the former, AB was out for 2 1/2 years before tracks were played live in Ireland to stadium crowds. In the later RnH tracks didn't air to stadium crowds in Ireland until over 4 years after it's release (in tandem with the AB + ZOO releases) - so its not like we haven't had to wait before!

 

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Edited by yardie, 14 July 2016 - 08:30 PM.

     


#9 joshthetree

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 06:45 PM

My magic ball has just blown up on the news of a Vegas show
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#10 joshthetree

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 06:47 PM

 
'What time is it in the world?' God bless the internet! ;)


....show time .... soon
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Posted 31 July 2016 - 07:56 PM

Hope they're back by spring next year and they play Miami



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 08:15 PM

http://www.belfastte...m-34936008.html


     


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 08:37 PM

Source: atU2.com (thank you Fe for reporting the good news)

BONO SAYS SOE AND NEW TOUR ON THE WAY
Posted: August 03, 2016
By: Fernanda Bottini
Bono, The Edge and Adam Clayton visited Valencia, in Spain, to attend a friend’s wedding last week. They were spotted at restaurants and took many photos with fans and hotel staff.

U2 en España met the band there and shared some big news. About Songs Of Experience, Bono said, "It’s not finished yet but you will like it. In terms of lyrics it is stronger than War, it has more clarity."

About the Innocence + Experience Tour, "the second part of the tour is for 2017," Bono said. "You might see a few things in September or October though."

Adam, who also was asked about the new album and tour, said, "Soon, in the next six months."

U2 will headline the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Sept. 23 and perform at Dreamforce on Oct. 5. Let's wait to see what's coming at these two events.
 

 


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 09:13 PM

Punk rock from venus springs to mind ;0)
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#15 yardie

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 10:05 PM

Posted this slightly earlier on the 'other' thread.

 

http://www.belfastte...m-34936008.html


     


#16 Anjana

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 11:41 PM

Oops sorry if there's already a thread, I only popped in quickly. Am sure mods will merge if necessary
 

 


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 07:11 PM

http://www.belfastte...m-34936008.html


Cool thanks for the link
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Posted 04 August 2016 - 07:59 PM

Source: atU2.com (thank you Fe for reporting the good news)

BONO SAYS SOE AND NEW TOUR ON THE WAY
Posted: August 03, 2016
By: Fernanda Bottini
Bono, The Edge and Adam Clayton visited Valencia, in Spain, to attend a friend’s wedding last week. They were spotted at restaurants and took many photos with fans and hotel staff.

U2 en España met the band there and shared some big news. About Songs Of Experience, Bono said, "It’s not finished yet but you will like it. In terms of lyrics it is stronger than War, it has more clarity."

About the Innocence + Experience Tour, "the second part of the tour is for 2017," Bono said. "You might see a few things in September or October though."

Adam, who also was asked about the new album and tour, said, "Soon, in the next six months."

U2 will headline the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Sept. 23 and perform at Dreamforce on Oct. 5. Let's wait to see what's coming at these two events.

 

Hi, thank you so much Anj! Miss you!

 

The news was updated today with Brian Boyd's article on Irish Times. He shares more details about the tour.


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 10:14 PM

It's all positive news. :)


     


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 05:58 AM

Glad to hear that we have new music & tour to look froward to!!!!







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