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Posts posted by mike7man

  1. Wondering if they're continuing the E & I tour in 2019 (i.e., maybe another US leg, South American or Asian leg, etc.)?  I vaguely recall some comments from the band that they might not do so--perhaps because they've been pretty busy with the I & E, JT, and now E & I tours--??  I sure hope there's more legs--the E & I tour is excellent (saw both 2018 Chicago shows).


    Whoops, sorry--just realized there's a thread on this topic a page or two down this list.  I'd delete this topic if I could to cut down on duplication, but I don't see a way to do that.

  2. Aaargh.  Yes, his code starts with that.  Did any additional instructions go out last night?  He's logged on to his TM account, and inputting his (completely previously unused, including for the US leg dates already announced and the JT tour) presale code--which is then accepted as valid.  Only when then searching for tix does the error message occur repeatedly.

  3. I do agree that "The Little Things" is OK.  Regarding SOI, do you mean "Cedarwood Road"?  (Cedars of Lebanon is from NLOTH).  I also agree that Iris, RBW, and CR are OK songs--but to me, they're just not particularly interesting musically (OK, I'll give Iris a little slack here).  And geez, SOI had awful tunes like California and Volcano.  Bottom line (for me)--SOI had a few terrible songs, a bunch of OK ones (which, however, lack distinction, so they don't do anything for me over time), and a few genuinely excellent ones.

  4. 3 minutes ago, Rich T. said:

    My point was that, while originally I was unimpressed with SOI, that I later came to much enjoy several of the tracks (almost the entire album as of Track 5 onward).  I expect that SoE will sound weak to me at first, but that then some tracks will rise to the top.  I have yet to give a listen to all the tracks.

    I'm sorry, you're absolutely right--I quoted you misleadingly.  To clarify, I agree with you for all PRE-SOI albums (i.e., grow on me with repeated listens), but definitely NOT with SOI (unlike you), and I'm very concerned I'll also "not grow on" SOE.  The issue for me is that most of the stuff on SOI (and the pre-release stuff on SOE) sounds very undistinguished/unoriginal and even trite (with the exceptions I mentioned above).  It's weird--it's like anybody could have made these records/songs.

  5. 4 minutes ago, Rich T. said:

    My pattern with U2 for many years has been to give a listen to each new collection of songs, think "meh, couldn't they have put out anything better?", then force myself to keep listening until I think the songs are fantastic, upon which I find myself pressed up against the rail to two consecutive shows, transported to a higher plane through the new songs.  I expect it to hold true this time, even though I'm actually only listening to the album for the first time right now, and thinking "meh, these are just any old songs that anyone could have knocked out without much effort".  Such is my strange relationship with U2 and their music.  And I've been going to their shows since The Unforgettable Fire tour.

    While I haven't heard the whole SOE album yet (just the 4 songs released beforehand), I'm quite concerned that I'll agree with you.  With SOI, for example, I gave it many listens, but ultimately concluded (excepting EBW--the live version, not so much the album version, Lucifer's Hands, and maybe The Troubles) that it's a mediocre album (which mostly doesn't even sound like them)--by far my least favorite U2 album.  What I've heard so far from SOE isn't encouraging, which is really disappointing.

  6. There's no reason for any unused presale codes not to work for added shows--it's always worked that way in prior tours.  That said, given the awesome level of screwup in this initial wave, I'm concerned that there might be complications of some sort--let's pray not.

  7. Two things:

    1)  I got my u2.com presale email c. 1 hour ago.  But my wife (also experienced group) hasn't--??

    2)  In the email, it refers to a "link" involved.  What's this for??  Can't one just go to the TM site and put in the presale code?  Or does the "link" take you to some crucial intermediate location first??

  8. 1 hour ago, robfern said:

    No email here either.  I absolutely love U2 and have been to every tour that has come through Atlanta...the last two did not. However with the rumored pricing for this tour, I’m absolutely shocked, and sad at the same time.  

    I live 5 minutes from the venue, but just can’t afford these insane prices.  I hope we get better news tomorrow.

    I understand your concern re the prices generally, but am puzzled at your apparent surprise (?).  The current tour pricing is not much more than the last 2 (or even 3) tours.  OK, somewhat more, but not a lot (especially re GA).

  9. 4 hours ago, markj77 said:

    Hey All, I went in and set up my account like everybody else had to for this new presale system. A couple of days later it showed incomplete even though it said complete when I originally done it. So I did it again and it stuck around. I just logged in this morning and it shows I'm in complete again so therefore I'm probably not going to get my presale code. What can I do about this???


    Not a happy fan

    Did you renew your membership (even if it's current now?).  If not, that could be it.  Mine originally showed complete as well, even though I hadn't renewed yet (which is required for 2018 u2.com presale access)--UNLESS you used none of your presale allotment for the JT tour (then you're OK without renewing, as long as you're current now).

  10. Frustratingly, no one knows right now--which is truly disrespectful to would-be buyers (i.e., us), who need to know vital things like this in advance.  The safest thing (pending further info) is to assume that at least GA and RZ (and other VIP tix) will (again) be CCE, with NO transfers, reselling (even on TM), etc. for these tix.  Even seated hard (non-CCE) tix may not be transferrable/sellable, especially if bought through presales.

  11. Re jgreen--you're correct.  The Verified Fan Onsales are different from the presales (including u2.com presales).  The former is purely a TM thing (and is relevant for trying to get tix the first day of the regular onsale); the latter is through u2.com (and the separate citibank presale).


    Re gpmalecki:

    4 hours ago, gpmalecki said:

    my feeling is that this is just TM covering their asses with a disclaimer. 

    i think they realize the madness and chaos it would cause if paid subscribers did not receive codes...

    I hope you're right!

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