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  1. Looking for 1 GA ticket for Glasgow Saturday 7th November. Will pay Face value and give whoever helps me out 2 X GA tickets for Imagine Dragons on the 20th November in Birmingham free as a thank you. Let me know if you can help!!

  2. Got 2 Glasgow GA tickets with my pre-sale code with only one small hitch which was not a U2.com issue (Ticketmaster playing up with my windows browser). Having had such an easy experience I'm glad I keep my membership every year.

     

    Pre-sale aside the sites has had excellent members gifts for the last 5 years which I personally feel is worth the membership on its own.

     

    Every tour since Vertigo the same complaints flood the site and most of the people that make them disappear and never return, which is a shame as there is some truly great members here and I've been very privileged to meet a few of them who've become great friends.

     

    Are U2 in bed with Ticket scalping? Are they pish!

     

    Facts of life scalpers make good money easily from top bands/artists touring and they rip loads of other fans off, it just feels more painful when it's a band/artist we follow ourselves.

     

    I wasn't too keen on Paperless ticketing, but I'd be quite happy to do it all the time if it stopped greedy folk robbing genuine fans of a ticket to something they love.

     

    Glastonbury has had the right idea for years, picture on your ticket no issue with scalpers, maybe it is time for a real big overall of the live ticket market!!!       

  3. Got my 2 X GA no bother at all for Friday night and will grab another in the General for the Saturday night first thing tomorrow morning.

     

    I really like The Hydro, it's a great venue, very easy to get to and gives great acoustics.

     

    Now just a year to put in :D    

  4. 30th April 1989 16 years old. A close friend of mine has a spare ticket to The Mission Lockerbie Appeal Benefit gig at Carlisle Sands Centre due to another friend of his being grounded for some reason that I can not recall and offers it to me! I'm thinking might as well take up the offer as I'm not doing anything better and I had never ever been to see a band live before so I was in. 

     

    At this point in my teenage years I was a short back and sides, triple denim, doc martins possible Bros lookalike, so when we arrived and I was swamped by the Goth army it was a bit intimidating and just before the show we were in the bar area and an older girl shouted at me in front of loads of other people 'Bros isn't on tonight ya know' which spurred my discomfort a bit further.  

     

    However once the gig was in action my discomfort disappeared with a bang and I was just like everyone else in the room, a music lover being blown away by a great band playing amazing live tracks. 

     

    Musically the gig changed my life, but it also signalled the end of my school years and some of the best friends I ever had! And even though it was a first time amazing experience for myself, I sometimes look back with a tinge of sadness due to the connection to the Lockerbie Disaster and the friends that have left my life since then.

     

    Not got any photo's as it was back in the day when you lived the experience from memory, not how many times you can stick your camera phone in the air & that's probably why it's a gig I remember so well. 

     

    This was the set list;

     

    Beyond the Pale
    Wasteland
    Butterfly on a Wheel
    Serpent's Kiss
    Like a Hurricane
    Amelia

    Belief

    Kingdom Come
    Deliverance
    Tower of Strength
    The Crystal Ocean
    Sacrilege
    1969

    Grapes of Wrath

    Mr. Pleasant
    Child's Play
    Pretty Vacant
    Shelter From the Storm
    Rain
    Shelter From the Storm

     

    And a bit of video, old skool of course. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrHKV1VW8fc&feature=youtu.be #unforgettablegig          

  5. Read this over at Facebook and my opinion is the following:

     

    Having read this, I'm now certain that there will be 2 very different versions of the new album. 1st the apple release for there relevancy quest and secondly the physical for your more concerning U2 fan.

     

    One things for sure, apple must be making a fortune this week with all U2's back catalogue hitting there top 100, with most being in the top 20.

  6. Iris, Cedarwood Road, Volcano and Raised By Wolves are becoming standouts for me. Also really liking California, can see this one as a single.

     

    I'm giving it 7/10, reason being is it feels like 3 or 4 different albums while you're listening to it, it just doesn't gel as a whole. 

     

    With that said I really think there's something for everyone on it and I imagine some tracks live will be a very different kettle of fish.

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    It's kinda weird not seeing Paul McGuiness as Manager in the liner credits now.

     

    Haven't looked - not a mention at all? Surprising. They usually cover everyone humanly possible!

     

     

    check the last page of the booklet... ;)

     

     

    This album is dedicated to Paul McGuinness who was, and always will be, there for us.

  8. Someone has come onto the atu2 forum and claimed U2 and Dr.Dre are going to be doing a collab on the 9th. I told him to post it on here, but posted on the atu2 forum.

     

    As usual U2 fans over there threw their knickers in the fire and the thread went a little bonkers!

     

    Got to love, ITK's. :D

     

    Now there could be a bit of truth in that, as Dr. Dre and Jimmy Lovine have recently sold the Beats brand to apple! 

  9. My money is on it being a single tie in as Vertigo was for the iPod launch back in the HTDAAB era. Even before Paul McGuinness stepped down he talked about being in negotiation for a new brand partner.  

     

    A tie in with U2 would be nothing new as this has been there business practice for over a decade and something we've all be well aware of.

  10. New U2 book by John Jobling: http://us.macmillan.com/u2thedefinitivebiography/johnjobling

     

    Via his uncle David Gibbon Facebook : I want to say a huge congratulations to my nephew, John Jobling. His dad died of cancer in 2004, and despite life throwing bad things at him he has written an incredible biography of U2 from his humble terraced council house. He spent five years researching the book, phoning up the White House and U2 producers. The book was rejected by more than 30 agents, but he persevered and sold it to London-based agent Andrew Lownie. The book was snapped up by publisher Macmillan in the US and is coming out across America October 7. It has already received rave reviews from the press. I took shots of John for it and my byline appears on both the website and in the book.

     

    :) 

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    I think the iTunes-move would only narrow their audience...Not everyone is into iTunes or likes the No-CD-Artwork -version...Don't forget us fans who want the BOX SET...They could release a downloadable version but they've gotta put it out on regular formats too !!!

     

    iTunes exclusives are always followed by physical releases, it just depends on the time limit between them. The physical media market has changed beyond recognition, hence why a lot of new releases are digital downloads.

     

    My days of paying mass amounts of money for box sets that just collect dust are over! However I won't purchase from iTunes, I'll wait for a vinyl release with a free digital download of the album.  

     

    As for the iTunes festival it has a massive audience via the internet and the thinking could be, lets see if we can attract the younger buyers. 

     

     

    Yeah thats more than possible. Hope it does tie in with the itunes festival, could be a good move.

     

    There's a loads of bands on pledge now- doing pre-order signed stuff including signed CD's, heavy weight vinyl and some big artwork a bit like u2's lithographs but not as big and signed also. I'd like to see u2 do this as well,,, save going up to London or where ever they are and trying to get stuff squibbled!. 

    I've lost interest in boxsets as well, unless they are signed like on pledge or promotional its just a waste of money unless there's a shed load of unreleased material which will probably be the gift in 2017 anyway.

     

     

    Just pre-ordered Deacon Blues new album via Pledge signed and at a very good price.

  12. I think the iTunes-move would only narrow their audience...Not everyone is into iTunes or likes the No-CD-Artwork -version...Don't forget us fans who want the BOX SET...They could release a downloadable version but they've gotta put it out on regular formats too !!!

     

    iTunes exclusives are always followed by physical releases, it just depends on the time limit between them. The physical media market has changed beyond recognition, hence why a lot of new releases are digital downloads.

     

    My days of paying mass amounts of money for box sets that just collect dust are over! However I won't purchase from iTunes, I'll wait for a vinyl release with a free digital download of the album.  

     

    As for the iTunes festival it has a massive audience via the internet and the thinking could be, lets see if we can attract the younger buyers. 

  13. I read via a link on the Me & U2 Facebook page that the London O2 has been booked for a few nights for U2 later this year.

     

    TBH U2 are doing a bit too much PR for nothing to be happening. I think the albums ready & the tours already being put together.

     

    Ordinary Love, Invisible, the Fallon show are all part of the new management style for the band.

     

    Delayed yeah maybe, but purposely!!

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