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Scottish Fans Are Ignored Again

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We have been avid fans and followers of U2 since their conception, they have just announced dates/venues for European Tour.  Yet again Scotland has been totally ignored!!.

THEY TOURED "INNOCENCE" BUT NOT JOSHUA TREE AND NOW "EXPERIENCE".

TOTALLY GUTTED THEY HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT SCOTLAND HELPED SO MUCH TO LAUNCH THEIR CAREERS.

 

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It’s a shame there isn’t a far North region in the UK, like Scotland. I would have loved to go to Glasgow for a change.  At least there is Manchester rather than just London...but I don’t things it’s a case of ignoring as such.  We are rather lucky in Europe that we have so many choices of show within a short plane ride away.  Some of the US states can fit most of Northern Europe inside them so it’s kind of like us having loads of venues within a reasonable travelling distance whereas in the US that may not be the case, even though there seem to b more US shows.  Unless you happen to live in the vicinity of a venue, most people will have to travel several hours or fly to get to see them as they can’t play multiple stops per country or they would be touring for several years....that’s the price to pay.  I’ve booked a flight to Copenhagen (fingers crossed I actually get a ticket!!!) and it’s cheaper for 2 of us to fly than a single return train ticket to London!  Obviously have to pay accommodation  but Air B and B has come up trumps so it’s cheaper for us to go there than London.  Now...just need to stop stressing over the ticket sales tomorrow.....

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The Hydro is free after the 28th of  October until the 10th of November, so it could be fitted in at the end. Some fans can't afford spending  £200-300 on travel and accommodation then add on ticket price  and subscription fee, especially after doing the same last year. 

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43 minutes ago, Mofopat said:

The Hydro is free after the 28th of  October until the 10th of November, so it could be fitted in at the end. Some fans can't afford spending  £200-300 on travel and accommodation then add on ticket price  and subscription fee, especially after doing the same last year. 

Would suggest that those dates are being looked at for Irish gigs.

Although perhaps that is why Dublin and Belfast aren't announced as yet. They might be looking at putting Scotland in ahead of Ireland.

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This totally messes with our planning. Do we try to buy tickets for shows in England which will mean that my family cannot go because i cannot afford to take them all and pay for transport accommodation etc for the whole clan or do we hold off in the hope that extra shows are announced which include Scotland? Seems strange to have a band that cares so much about their status reduced to 13 stops on a European Tour, I know they are getting older but this would be a major scaling back from previous tours.

Really wish I hadn't bought an extra copy of the album for a friend just to get the ticket allocation so I could take the whole family. Gutted at missing the Joshua Tree tour and now gutted at this, I have been to every tour since The Unforgettable Fire and now it does feel like travelling to Manchester for all of us isn't an option. 

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It's a big disappointment alright.I can't even do Manchester that date but will see when the Belfast date is and grudgingly go for that.I can't see a Scottish date being added unfortunately.If it was stadium shows I actually wouldn't even bother going to Belfast or Manchester if I could but U2 indoors is the best experience in my opinion.

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Thanks for everyone's input.  Cannot understand why they cannot play at Hydro, Glasgow if 28 Oct - 10Nov are free!!

They did the iNNOCENSE tour there.

My husband is very ill so cannot travel. Flying is out of the question.   It is even a big effort to get him to Glasgow and stay overnight.  We were totally gutted when they missed Scotlabd out on the 30 year Joshua Tree tour las year.  We saw it first time round and wanted to take our grandson, who is a budding guitarist.  He was with us at the iNNOCENSE tour and loved it.

I know it is a huge expenditure to put on their shows, but cannot help but feel they sold out to Live Nation, hence everything is "American" based.   Much preferred when Fan Club was based in UK.

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PS.   We also love Simple Mnds, who have remained true to their roots and regularly communicate with their fans on Facebook.   Looking forward to seeing them in the Barrowlands next month at the launch of their new album.

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19 hours ago, torag-mo said:

YET AGAIN SCOTLAND HAS BEEN TOTALLY IGNORED.

 

Same applies for a bunch of other countries within Europe. Countries which have fans just as devoted as Scots. Countries which have never been visited by U2. 

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