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U2 don't hate Montreal's Olympic Stadium, in fact it is well known that it is at that stadium that U2 realised they are good enough to do stadiums, back in the '80's. They have done Joshua Tree 87, Zoo TV and POP Mart at that stadium. 

The reason they did not go to the stadium in 2011 was mainly the size of the 360 Claw-stage, specifically the center spire that would not fit in the now roof covered stadium. They were other technical issues as well, but it was mostly the spire not fitting under the stadium roof, it was too complicated from an engineering standpoint to lower the spire by shortening the legs of the claw.

 

They could easily play the Olympic Stadium for JTT 2017.

If what you say is accurate...they shouldn't love the Big O these days.  In the 80's, the Big O didn't have a roof on it, so it might have been OK.  The sonics are so bad now at the Olympic Stadium that you can't even understand what's being said over a PA system.  The sound at Popmart was horrendous, whereas the sound at 360 (outside) was fantastic, and the sound at the Bell Centre is passable.

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U2 don't hate Montreal's Olympic Stadium, in fact it is well known that it is at that stadium that U2 realised they are good enough to do stadiums, back in the '80's. They have done Joshua Tree 87, Zoo TV and POP Mart at that stadium. 

The reason they did not go to the stadium in 2011 was mainly the size of the 360 Claw-stage, specifically the center spire that would not fit in the now roof covered stadium. They were other technical issues as well, but it was mostly the spire not fitting under the stadium roof, it was too complicated from an engineering standpoint to lower the spire by shortening the legs of the claw.

 

They could easily play the Olympic Stadium for JTT 2017.

If what you say is accurate...they shouldn't love the Big O these days.  In the 80's, the Big O didn't have a roof on it, so it might have been OK.  The sonics are so bad now at the Olympic Stadium that you can't even understand what's being said over a PA system.  The sound at Popmart was horrendous, whereas the sound at 360 (outside) was fantastic, and the sound at the Bell Centre is passable.

 

The Big O's sound is crap, there is no denying that, and the Bell Centre is actually very good for the type of show they have been doing since Popmart. I realized after creating this post that the JT2017 tour was a stadium tour, so, my bad. I do find it a bit odd for them to actually do this flashback tour, but i'll never give up a chance to see this band live. They are still the best at what they do live...

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U2 don't hate Montreal's Olympic Stadium, in fact it is well known that it is at that stadium that U2 realised they are good enough to do stadiums, back in the '80's. They have done Joshua Tree 87, Zoo TV and POP Mart at that stadium. 

The reason they did not go to the stadium in 2011 was mainly the size of the 360 Claw-stage, specifically the center spire that would not fit in the now roof covered stadium. They were other technical issues as well, but it was mostly the spire not fitting under the stadium roof, it was too complicated from an engineering standpoint to lower the spire by shortening the legs of the claw.

 

They could easily play the Olympic Stadium for JTT 2017.

If what you say is accurate...they shouldn't love the Big O these days.  In the 80's, the Big O didn't have a roof on it, so it might have been OK.  The sonics are so bad now at the Olympic Stadium that you can't even understand what's being said over a PA system.  The sound at Popmart was horrendous, whereas the sound at 360 (outside) was fantastic, and the sound at the Bell Centre is passable.

 

Hey Counting, I'll give you that, the Big Owe sound is pretty crappy.... I saw them there for JT'87 + I saw them there for Zoo TV, if I recall the sound was ok'ish for a cavernous place even for Zoo, like all shows there it depends were you are seating.

Although I can't confirm, I'm thinking most closed roof stadiums built in the 70's or 80's would all be bad for concert sound, maybe even all of them. Wonder what Skydome sounds like... do they open the roof for concerts when it is not raining?

I saw POP Mart at BC Place (was living in Vancouver at the time), the roof there at that time was just a light canvas held up by air pressure, (not like the Big O's roof which is steel/concrete to the middle o-ring of the kevlar tarp), and the sound there was also ok'ish probably cause I was on the floor not too far from the stage.

 

Lots of shows/other artists have still been done at the Big O after POP Mart, I have'nt seen a show there since some Canada Day celebration MTL & Toronto Symphanies played there in like '94-'95 (again ok'ish sound for concrete cavern). I've read that the last couple of shows there were not as bad 'cause of tech advances in concert sound design & they actually put huge sound absortion curtains etc to try & muffle some of the echo.... AC/DC played there a couple of times '09 + '15, I did'nt go.

 

Anyways, maybe you're right, maybe U2 &/or Evenko just don't want to do a U2 show there... good enough for AC/DC's sound (and One Direction lolll) but not U2 :)

And yeah 360 sound outside at Hyppodrome was awesome, people could hear the sound clearly for miles!! :)

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Absolutely in my 40 years of doing shows 

the 360 at Blue Bonnets was far and away the best outdoor sound i have ever heard

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