U2 are the best band in the world. Not negotiable. I am bitterly disappointed that the album and tour is SUPPOSEDLY delayed.
All the hacks winging now will be the first to buy/download the new album when it comes out and will also be the first to buy tickets to the 2015 tour.
I will give you a similar comparison - every fan of Metallica has Sh*t canned every album the band has bought out since the "Black" album. However, their tours sell out in minutes and their hard core fans which their are tens of millions ( like U2) support the band heavily. I am a heavy fan of Metallica, but I a 10 times greater fan of U2. I have every album that the band has ever produced, every DVD, every book etc. I have followed the band since Boy, and have seen every tour that has come to Australia, plus I have seen 30 U2 shows outside of Australia.
The new album will be amazing when it is released and the indoor tour will be back to the simple indoor stadium set up., where the boys are a lot more comfortable, with a cracking set list of plenty of songs from the new album and one's that they have nor played ever or for a log time eg Red Hill Mining Town, Heartland ( never played live), Indian Summer Sky, Gloria, Two Hearts Beat as One, Lady with the Spinning Head, Surrender, I threw a Brick, New York, If God Will SEnd His Angels, God Part 2, Trampoline etc