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  1. Hello mods, not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I was travelling and unfortunately missed the emails about linking my account in order to receive a presale code via text by last night’s deadline. i just now linked my account to my cell and agreed to the sms texts but am fearful I’m too late. If there is anything that can be done at this point I would be super appreciative. I’ve been a subscriber for many years and was looking forward to catching this tour as i have done now for the past decade +. Thanks in advance
  2. JT is only 45 mins i believe, and they usually play for 2.25 hours. so there will be room for a lot more songs. Edge told rolling stone mag in an interview they will play JT as a sequence....just maybe not in the order of the album. But he did said they won't open with streets as that requires buildup. so they will shuffle the order. as to what else might be played, he said this: "But I will say that all the old songs are going to be considered and what we finally end up playing will cohere to what the core theme is. You know, we're doing shows in America. We're doing shows in Europe. But certainly the American shows, I have no doubt that a lot of it will be focused on that mythic America that we were writing about during the Joshua Tree." so, i'm going to guess: city of blinding lights, angel of harlem, mlk, miracle, california, new york, hands that built
  3. i wonder if this will be a "stripped down" stage as compared to the 360 claw and IE arena length movable screen? the renderings don't even show a catwalk/inner circle. wouldn't be unprecedented for them as that's what they sort of did for the Elevation tour after the huge productions for the zoo tv and popmart tours. this seems to be sort of a one-off tour considering they aren't promoting a new album, and therefore maybe gives them a (brief) return to basics to embrace the JT theme...that is until they continue the IE tour at some point.
  4. for the philly show at least, there were $155's available in the lower level as i was able to get a pair during the red hill presale. it's possible that the allotment of such tickets for the red hill presale is exhausted. i don't think that means that lower level $155 tickets are completely sold out, though. i would assume each presale has its own allotment to keep things fair. please correct me if i'm wrong and someone knows either way for sure. point being, it might be worth checking again when the wires presale opens, or the general onsale.
  5. purchased. lower level sect 103 row 13 for philly was $155 pre-tax, in case that's helpful for anyone. you can select by price level (up to $280), section (lower, clubs, upper, ga, etc). i saw the $155 option and chose lower and hoped for the best.
  6. anything yet for US pricing? looking to know the breakout of tiers within lower level as i know in prior tours there were quite a few levels depending on section/row. would be helpful to know prior to the 9am presale so i know what to shoot for. thanks
  7. for those who have purchased or already seen pricing, what were the ticket prices like on lower level? i assume it varies depending on section/row. i'm looking at the ticketmaster link for these shows, but it's not readily visible i'm going to be buying tix during the 9am EST presale for a US show, and am hoping to have some insight into the likely options in the lower level beforehand. debating lower level vs GA. thanks.
  8. Prices and seating details will be published later on the day/evening... keep checking the site / board / ticketing system site periodically for more details... i still don't see pricing on the ticketmaster pages for the US shows. am i missing something perhaps? would like to know what options will be available at what price when i go to purchase tomorrow morning. thanks again.
  9. for their last tour, there were multiple different price levels within the "seated" sections, depending on location. and also obviously GA will have a different price. i plan to go to the philly show, but i see no mention of prices yet. if anyone learns of US show prices, please advise as I assume all will be relatively similar, thanks.
  10. thank you so much for your post. that's definitely helpful info. sounds like you had an awesome time. cheers. also thanks popfan for your thoughts as well. i think i'll be more than ok where i'm at.
  11. hi all, i have a ticket in section 110 row 4 for an MSG show. i'm close to the end of the aisle, closer to section 109. A few questions after I looked at the updated map on TM as I'm still a bit unclear: 1. is section 110 on the end of the main stage setup (where larry is anchored)? if so: * i assume i'm behind the band and they'll be facing the other direction? does the band ever turn around or will i mostly be looking at their backs? * do theymostly stay on the "main" stage, or do they go up/down the catwalk and perform from the catwalk often? * are there screens behind the band that will obstruct my view? * whats the little circle on the other end of the floor on the TM map? is this a B stage? 2. will row 4 be a problem in general, regardless of which end is the main stage? will i be too low to see the band onstage? 3. will i be able to see the screen hanging from the ceiling that runs the length of the venue? or will i be too close in row 4, or too much to the side considering i'm in sect 110? Thank you very much in advance for any tips or advice!
  12. jimmy iovine recently did an interview w/ rolling stone magazine. in it he said that u2 are definitely in the recording process for a new album. he also had some interesting other tidbits about some songs off of NLOTH. i don't have the article in front of me but i'll dig it up and post what it says.
  13. hi Baja, i got the upgrade emails, but the discount code didn't work for me. i thought maybe it was a glitch so i gave it a few days and tried again w/ no joy. i forgot about the issue for a monhy and only now thought to check here. anyway, i paid the $50 and got "upgraded" rather than "renewed" - even though i've been a member for years. i'm not concerned about the $10 premium i paid, but i am concerned about losing my presale status. during the last tours i was in the "horizon" tier (or whatever they referred to as the highest tier). will i have lost that now that there was a month lapse in my membership? i truly hope not
  14. prksoda00 wrote: chadp123 wrote: the tix went on sale for the miley cyrus shows, and surprise surprise, there are already about 330 auctions on ebay. the brokers are arranging someone to meet the purchasers at the venue to escort them in. i'm sure ticketmasters efforts have reduced the amount of broker reselling, but they have not eliminated it. the only way to eliminate it is to print the name of each person on each ticket at the time of purchase and require ID to enter. at least they are doing something though, and i'm sure there would be thousands of ebay auctions if they weren't doing this at all. in defense of ticketmaster's plan - the cost/hassle for brokers of having a rep meet purchasers at the venue and the cost of the wasted ticket really can only be recouped on the "premium" seats that can be sold for thousands. for most seats in a venue, brokers won't even bother - the cost/hassle won't outweigh their potential profit - so this plan should take a lot of inventory out of their hands, just not the front row seats. It still won't work. You have to possess the ID with the name on it and they WILL check the picture. I wanna set up a camera and watch those people freak. The rep thing won't work. I saw a few try it at Waits and they got owned. well, i assume the brokers are smart enough to know that the broker who is actually placing the order is the one who will need to show up at the venue and"escort" the purchasers in. only the name of the person who placed the order needs to present credit card/id. if that person buys 6 tickets, the 5people accompanying him don't need to show anything.
  15. the tix went on sale for the miley cyrus shows, and surprise surprise, there are already about 330 auctions on ebay. the brokers are arranging someone to meet the purchasers at the venue to escort them in. i'm sure ticketmasters efforts have reduced the amount of broker reselling, but they have not eliminated it. the only way to eliminate it is to print thename of each person on each ticket at the time of purchase and require ID to enter. at least they are doing something though, and i'm sure there would bethousands of ebay auctions if they weren't doing this at all. in defense of ticketmaster's plan - the cost/hassle for brokers of having a rep meet purchasers at the venue and the cost of the wasted ticket really canonly be recouped on the "premium" seats that can be sold for thousands. for most seats in a venue, brokers won't even bother - the cost/hasslewon't outweigh their potential profit - so this plan should take a lot of inventory out of their hands, just not the front row seats.
  16. Amber11 wrote: awesome. the only downside, is what if something happens and you can't make it? can you resell it back or what? but still, i'd rather them check id and stuff and risk it. although can u imagine the lines for trying to get into the concert? they'd be hella long. i checked the FAQ and there are no refunds or cancellations. basically, if you're buying for a group of friends and 1 person is buying thetix, the person who purchases the tix absolutely must attend. the others in the group don't need to show id and credit card - only the ticket purchaser. which brings up a potential loophole. what's to stop a broker from buying 6 tickets and reselling the other 5 with the stipulation to meet outside and gointo the show w/ the broker? granted, this would be a big inconvenience to the broker, and most brokers buy/sell tickets online and have no presence near avenue - but i'm sure some brokers will exploit this. lastly, i agree there should be some sort of way to cancel tickets if needed. ticketmaster would obviously want to protect itself from the possibility thatthe cancelled tickets won't resell. perhaps stipulate that you can "attempt to" cancel up to 30 days before an event with a 15% penalty. ticketmaster then relists the tickets for sale. if they resell, the original purchaser pays the penalty, but gets all other money back. if they don'tresell, the original purchaser is still responsible for the original amount, plus some sort of small administrative fee for ticketmaster's wasted resourcesin relisting.
  17. miley cyrus' upcoming tour will be the first major tour to be completely "paperless". to enter the concert, the ticket purchaser will need topresent both their credit card used to purchase the tickets and a goverment issued ID . there will be no opportunity to sell/transfer tickets. this is very interesting because if it's successful, more artists could opt to go this route. if successful, i'd love to see U2 try this out as well -hopefully for their 2010 US dates. link to article link to ticketmaster site explaining the process
  18. question to those who have received: was your cd in plastic wrap? i remember my slane castle cd was in plastic but this one was not. not a big deal, justwondering.
  19. eaplatt wrote: chadp123 wrote: u2's did play on the live 8 festival in london in 05' which was chock full of other bands/performers (mccartney, coldplay, madonna, pink floyd, etc). so, they have proven that they can do one off festivals and be compatible with the sound equipment/lighting that's available. Sorry, but the Live 8 fest was one of those good-deed-doer events, not a commercial/for profit festival like Bonnaroo, Coachella or Outside Lands. In fact, Bono was one of the guilty parties behind Live 8 - so it would have been utterly weird for U2 to not play that one! So, I still can't think of any multi-band festival that U2 have played since "the Longest Day" in England in 1985. After all, their next go-round after that tour was after "The Joshua Tree" came out, and since then, U2 have drawn big enough crowds as a headliner to rival the attendance at most mutli-stage/multi-day festivals. -- eaplatt live 8 was bob geldolf's idea, same as the original live aid many years ago. u2 was just one of the many performers. my point in bringing up live 8 is that u2 has proven that they are capable of using mostly house a/v equipment on a multi-act festival bill. you make a goodpoint that it seems they'll only make this sacrifice in the name of a charity show and not for profit which makes coachella even less likely (not likethere was much of a chance to begin with). i don't think there's any chance of them being there. it would have been announced by now. plus, there's been articles about bono being inaustralia right now, and other articles about u2 being in the studio with eno. i'm sure they're also busy preparing for the 360 tour.
  20. u2's did play on the live 8 festival in london in 05' which was chock full of other bands/performers (mccartney, coldplay, madonna, pink floyd, etc).so, they have proven that they can do one off festivals and be compatible with the sound equipment/lighting that's available.
  21. it's about a junkie character that bono invented. The Edge explained to Rolling Stone that the idea of this song is that, "the narrator is in an altered state, and his phone starts talking to him." the junkie character is revisited in moment of surrender, which is a term used in drug recovery as the time an addict admits helplessness.
  22. toddv wrote: pinman78 wrote: What is the best U2 song to get over a breakup? Ive tried alot of stuff off Actung but its not working. Stuck in a Moment...its kinda a downer of a song, but it actually puts things in perspective. You will get through this moment, that's all it is...just keep going and the bad will pass...you'll get better from it.... But don't take woman advice from me, my ex-girlfriend has put a voodoo spell on me and I deserved it, so best of luck... i second (or third) "stuck in a moment". [color= rgb(0, 102, 255);]And if the night runs over[/color][color= rgb(0, 102, 255);]And if the day won't last[/color][color= rgb(0, 102, 255);]And if your way should falter[/color][color= rgb(0, 102, 255);]Along the stony pass[/color][color= rgb(0, 102, 255);]It's just a moment[/color][color= rgb(0, 102, 255);]This time will pass[/color]also "walk on" is a good one. but, you just can't beat "40" when you're feeling down about anything. if you're a spiritual person, can't hurt to also read psalm 40.[color= rgb(0, 102, 255);]I waited patiently for the Lord[/color][color= rgb(0, 102, 255);]He inclined and heard my cry[/color][color= rgb(0, 102, 255);]He brought me up out of the pit[/color][color= rgb(0, 102, 255);]Out of the miry clay.....[/color][color= rgb(0, 102, 255);]He set my feet upon a rock[/color][color= rgb(0, 102, 255);]And made my footsteps firm[/color][color= rgb(0, 102, 255);]Many will see[/color][color= rgb(0, 102, 255);]Many will see and fear[/color]
  23. scottwaz wrote: Now I'm dying to hear a Rick Rubin U2 track. How bad could that have been? you already did. it's called "window in the skies" i am curious to hear the other rubin material, though. in talking about their companion album they plan on releasing within the year, they say it will be more spiritual and hymn like. would this be leftovereno/lanois material, or is this the rubin material? below is a link to an interview with some info regarding the scrapped recordings. adam clayton makes note that once a song was mostly there, rubin didn'tlike going back and tweaking it and adding extra things. he just wanted it recorded and done with - stripped down, back to basics stfuff. and consideringatomic bomb and atyclb were already "back to basics", they wanted to try something new. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/26692262/u2_in_their_own_words/2
  24. casting calls this month. first shows in feb 2010. http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/04/03/u2s-spider-man-musical-holding-open-casting-calls-seeks-rockers/
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