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  1. The process was fairly easy yesterday for Melbourne and Adelaide, only a couple of hiccups. If you haven't gotten tickets yet and plan to, keep another CC on hand during the purchase process in case your bank declines the purchase. Mine did because I had first purchased tickets from Ticketmaster for Melbourne and then tried through Ticketek to purchase for Adelaide. Apparently on the 2nd purchase the bank was afraid it was fraud seeing as how it was two international purchases so I had to enter another credit card number for the 2nd purchase and then dealt with my bank after I had the Adelaide purchase squared away.

    Also, when dealing with Ticketmaster, if you are purchasing from another country, you must click on the "other Country" box to complete the e-tickets purchase. It's in the upper left corner of the purchase page. And also know your international phone code because you will have to enter the complete number where they are to send your e-ticket. If coming from the US, it's +1 and then your 10 digit cell number.


    On another note, does anyone know the price of RZ for Melbourne and Sydney?

  2. 11 hours ago, neilz said:

    This album is just great start to finish, the track order chosen is perfect. Really getting into Red Flag Day right now, I think it will be fantastic live....

    Can't wait for Chicago and LV shows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Couldn't have said it better myself...I'll see you in Vegas! The album is SO MUCH BETTER when listened to in the order that the band chose.

    Separate question. What's up with Summer of Love? Album credit is given to U2 for lyrics and music but part of the music was clearly "West Coast/Colors" by OneRepublic back in early 2016 (and they said it was going to be their next single). What gives? Just go to Youtube and search. Obviously Ryan Tedder was producer of SOL but the chorus is clearly the same as Colors/WC.

  3. On 12/7/2017 at 1:27 PM, 504jumper said:

    I scored 2 GAs for San Jose (2nd show) and feel totally lucky. I clicked on the link from the email I got from U2.com.  This took me to TM's website where I entered my Innocence Group access code and unlocked the venue. I immediately selected 2 GAs and after a painfully long process of entering my payment info/shipping address/insurance/etc. I waited for grueling 20 - 30 seconds for the confirmation. It doesn't seem that long now, but I kept thinking that it was going to time out.

     I'd say it was easier for me, because I didn't get anything (no code/email/text) for the first show, even though I was a Verified Subscriber and Verified Fan.

    Glad you got your GA's 504jumper. It IS nice when you see those GA's pop up!!

  4. Has anyone heard any rumblings about what the next single might be? I, for one, hope that it's Red Flag Day. I think if they hope to get into the consciousness of people who listen to mainstream pop radio (which is, I'm sure, what they are hoping to do with every single they release, to remain relevant...don't skewer me Zootopians), this must be the tune. And let's hope radio plays it!! 

  5. 3 hours ago, tfls said:

    I was assuming mganiel would use the Ticketmaster account of the friend with the Citi card, attached to it, have the tickets mailed to that friend, and then the friend mail them to mgraniel. This is because I do not think  mgraniel could not set up a Ticketmaster account with their own address and the friend’s credit card.  That might get flagged.

    Probably true...at checkout it probably wouldn't go through if name on TM account doesn't match the name on the CC.

  6. 2 hours ago, unforgettableu2 said:

    INSIDE JOB....always has been....who you know.....especially when huge corporations are involved....like CITI CARD. I'm a CITI Card member....and I still couldn't obtain tickets via both presales...


    There is a distinction between couldn't obtain tickets and couldn't obtain the tickets you wanted. There is NO guarantee that whatever tickets you want (most people here seem to want GA's) will be offered to you. I'm sure there were some tickets offered to you, just not the tickets you wanted.

  7. I have listened to the album many times now and decided to put in on "shuffle" in the car...big mistake. The order that the band have chosen just "feels" right and "sounds" right. When you shuffle it, it strays away from being an "album" and becomes just a bunch of songs, some of which are quite jarring when you don't know they are coming.

  8. 7 hours ago, adrnik said:

    It’s not a ‘great’ album but it’s still a proper album that has all the elements flow together quite nicely.

    Seems a bit similar to The Script in places.

    An album that would play well at a dinner party.



    Yeah, The Blackout and American Soul would be great for a dinner party;)

  9. 23 hours ago, doppers said:

    Have listened in the dark to 14 new albums on launch day (3 times before launch day actually!) and can safely say that this is appalling stuff. Lights of home for example is simply embarrassing. It is obvious that this is now just the band playing support to Hewson's egotistical writing.

    After 38 years, am still happy to go to concerts but if this is all that they can now write, then keep it to greatest hits and forgotten gems. Stop the embarrassment! ?


    17 hours ago, doppers said:

    Just listen to Lights of Home, American Soul, the Showman ("You look so good" - oh please?), Landlady, The Blackout, they would struggle to get onto any other album including even October, Pop and NLOTH.  Even the stronger tracks are weak enough.  When they finally just do greatest hits tours, there will be precious little from 2017 on it.

    they hid disappointing sales of SOI by the apple wheeze but wait to see how low this will be. The tide has gone out and they are left with only Hewson's vast ego to cover their modesty..

    Pretty harsh coming from someone with only 3 posts.

  10. 7 hours ago, ruffian114 said:


    As for presale strategies Muse used to force you to get will call tickets in their fan club presale. That way you don't get your ticket until the day of the show and you need to pick it up in person with ID. I'm sure some fans still wouldn't like it as it makes it hard to gift tickets and leaves you in a tough spot if something comes up and you can't make the show, but does seem to be something harder for scalpers to circumvent. 

    Great idea. If you are unable to go, no refund, it's a risk you take in purchasing from the fan club presale.

  11. 17 minutes ago, pmickey said:

    The album works. It works very well. It's catchy as hell! Am I the only one on this, but the hooks on many of these songs just echo in my brain...Red Flag Day is amazing, The Little Things That Give You Away is a prayer. Crazy how records do that to you. It's much better than I hoped for, and I had HIGH hopes. 

    I went to bed last night with Red Flag Day in my head...lol so I know where you're coming from.

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  12. 2 hours ago, kseguin said:

    Ok, what gives here.  I have pre-ordered the Super Deluxe or what ever it is called, have 4 CD's on the way with for ticket purchases.  None of which came with a digital download code!

    So I went online to purchase and download so my wife and I can listen to it today.  Amazon.ca (Canadian) does not have it digitally.  Went to Amazon.com, it won't let me purchase it because my credit card does not have an american address attached to it. Despite buying on amazon.com previously.


    This is crazy as I am willing to pay for the download!!!!



    Your email from Ticketmaster should have been good for the official download (which is 500 MB BTW and in .wav format). Maybe check your spam folder. Although you say you ordered 4 copies of the CD's so maybe you have used up all of your codes. In any event, the official download wasn't available until today anyway.

  13. The whole album is VERY strong. Seriously, Red Flag Day should be their next single if they want to try to get some airplay. These guys are closing in on 60??? Seriously?? Hard to believe. Love is ALL We Have Left is so hauntingly beautiful. The boys are at the top of their game with SOE...it's a fantastic companion to SOI but oh so much better. I never got to hear The Little Things live but this studio version is beautiful. How many times can I use the word beautiful to describe it? I smell a Grammy. This was worth the wait. Can't wait for these songs to wrap around me when I see them live.

    BTW, did anyone notice that as of this morning Eli and Sian move on the main page of U2.com? Maybe I just didn't notice that they move before, but I don't think so.

  14. On 11/28/2017 at 3:08 PM, tfls said:

    I think that even in the Citi-presale you can choose any ticket format you want, so you could choose hard tickets to be mailed to your friend.

    I could be wrong but I think if you choose hard tickets, they can only be mailed to the address that is associated with the TM account (and the CC name must match the name on the TM account as well) . But you could always choose the hard tickets option and then when your friend receives them, he/she can mail them to you. (Of course, I think this might require your friend to set up a TM account)

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