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  1. One thing I've learned in all these years is that U2 time is different from U2 fans time. Now they're celebrating October's anniversary... So, be patient. At the right time they'll talk about it.
  2. This postcard is so beautiful! I wish it was real. I love this idea. It was fun to be part of it.
  3. I believe there is a mistake at the time. In Buenos Aires and São Paulo, the show is 9 PM (not AM).
  4. Mine is 7.0 and it's not working. I talked to fans who got 7.0 and even 7.1 and the app doesn't work. So, I'm not sure if that is the problem. Hope they can fix it before the tour starts. Imagine if people can't use it during the show, it'll be very frustrating for the fans and also terrible for the band (bad publicity).
  5. My phone is Android 7.0 Samsung A3 (2016) model SM-A310M/DS. I can download it perfectly. When I open it and click the 'start', the 'loading' part doesn't go until the end. The app closes. I tried several times with the same issue. Yesterday I was trying to find more info with other fans, I talked to about 10 Brazilians, and they all have the same problem even using different phones. Thanks for your help!
  6. I have the same problem, Carlos. When it's loading, the app closes. My phone is Android Samsung (SM-A310M/DS). Anyone can help?
  7. They should correct the name of the city in the last paragraph. It's "São Paulo", not "Paolo".
  8. My advice: Don't buy tickets from scalpers. There are reports of fake tickets, people trying to cheat fans. Be careful! Meu conselho: Não comprem ingressos de cambistas. Há relatos de ingressos falsos, gente tentando enganar os fãs. Tenham cuidado!
  9. I wrote this one. Hope you like it! U2 have finally announced concert dates for South America. We’ve been waiting a long time, and I think The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 is the perfect tour for the band’s comeback down here. If you don’t remember, at the beginning of the year Southern Hemisphere fans from many countries were very angry about not being included in the tour. I talked to many of them. We were all hurt, so we decided to join our voices. Some people tried to discourage us, however, saying that the buzz we created on social media wouldn’t work. During a Q&A for U2.com subscribers, Bono also shared his disappointment that they were not able to play all over the world: “It sucks,” he said. Maybe the band didn’t change their minds because of the fans, but I do believe we helped a little. I suppose it was a tough deal with long negotiations, so I appreciate U2’s hard work to make it happen. It’s not easy to find a big artist or band talking about South American issues, but I’m glad that happened with U2’s The Joshua Tree. The album is not just about the U.S.: It’s about the Americas. In 1986, after the Conspiracy of Hope tour that benefited Amnesty International, Bono traveled to Nicaragua and El Salvador. His experiences there affected his vision of America and influenced the album. Most Latin American countries suffered military interventions and were governed by dictatorships, which received support from the U.S. in order to curb the spread of communism. I don’t need to explain how cruel a dictatorship is. All those atrocities -- abuse, violence, repression, lack of freedom, torture, killing, etc. -- disturbed Bono, and the result was “Bullet The Blue Sky” and “Mothers Of The Disappeared.” Bono wanted to express a strong political message in “Bullet.” He said in U2 By U2: “They were bad times. I described what I had been through, what I had seen, some of the stories of people I had met, and I said to Edge: ‘Could you put that though your amplifier?’ I even got pictures and stuck them on the wall. I brought in film of the horrors and put it on a video and said: 'Now, do it!' It was more, more and more. He was asking, 'How much f****** more?' I wanted it to feel like hell on earth, because from the demon seed comes the flower of fire. All these images of fire-bombing, it’s a demented song. And outside it’s America.” The last song on The Joshua Tree is the heartbreaking “Mothers Of The Disappeared.” Adam said in U2 By U2 that Bono “was inspired by this strange, almost silent protest of the mothers of people who had disappeared without any trace but were assumed to be victims of torture and kidnap and murder.” Bono had met members of Comadres, a group of mothers whose children disappeared in Central America. They pressured the government to look for answers, distributing fliers and occupying administration offices to ask for foreign help. More than 500 members were subjected to raids by police who wanted to destroy their organization. Of these women, 48 were abducted by death squads and suffered torture and rape; five were killed. In Argentina, the women were called Madres de Plaza de Mayo -- where they walked together around the square in front of Casa Rosada, the seat of government in Buenos Aires. Their movement has continued for 40 years. They walk together every Thursday and are known for wearing white headscarves. Protests like these were also common in Chile, Brazil and other countries during the ’60s and ´70s as the number of disappeared people grew. All regimes had support from the U.S. “There was a love/hate relationship with America,” Larry said in U2 By U2. That relationship inspired Bono to write “Bullet” and “Mothers.” Thirty years later, those two songs are still relevant for all of Latin America. The marks of these governments are still here. The wounds are still open. Those organizations are still fighting for justice. I was born in the last years of dictatorship in Brazil, so fortunately, I grew up in a democracy. But the vestiges of those hard times are very clear, politically and economically. Because of that instability in recent years, my life has been more difficult. But I’ve always had U2 to lift me up, to comfort my soul. I won’t lie by saying that I’ve never disagreed with U2. My disappointment has been visible this year. I shared with fellow @U2 staffers all the anger and sadness that made me question my relationship with the band and my work here. Thank God, I insisted, persisted and resisted. And thank God, U2 proved once again why they’re the band of my life. The first U2 songs I heard were from The Joshua Tree; that’s when I became a fan. So this tour has special meaning for me. I believe it will also be very important to all South Americans to experience these songs that were made with us in mind. From: @U2 https://www.atu2.com/news/column-off-the-record--vol-17-763-1.html
  10. You should send an email to tickets@pushsupport.com
  11. The Les Paul Foundation, whose mission is to honor and share the life, spirit and legacy of Les Paul through the generations has announced GRAMMY™ Award winning artist, U2’s The Edge to be honored with the second annual Les Paul Spirit Award at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The award will be presented to The Edge on Friday, June 9th, 2017, the same day Les Paul would have turned 102 years old. In 2016, the Les Paul Spirit Award was presented to Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir. The prestigious award is presented annually to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of the late, great Les Paul through innovation, engineering, technology and/or music. In addition to the award, a grant from the Les Paul Foundation and Bonnaroo Works Fund will be made in The Edge’s name to the charity of his choice which aligns with the mission of the Les Paul Foundation. Like Les Paul, The Edge personifies a spirit of excellence through musicianship and industry recognition. As a musician of uncommon versatility, The Edge’s unmistakable guitar sound is a cornerstone of U2’s sonic signature. His distinctive personal and original style has made him one of the most respected and influential players in the history of rock music. Like Les Paul, The Edge has always been focused on sound and innovation. In 2006, The Edge and Les Paul shared stories back stage in New York at a Music Icons event which benefited Music Rising, a charity Edge co-founded in 2005. The Edge’s extraordinary techniques can be heard on “Where the Streets Have No Name,” “With or Without You,” “Beautiful Day” and many more of the classics from the U2 catalogue being aired on the band’s current The Joshua Tree 2017 stadium tour. Rolling Stone Magazine named The Edge one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, the same list that bore Les Paul’s name as well. The full story: https://www.lespaulfoundation.org/u2s-the-edge-to-receive-les-paul-spirit-award-at-bonnaroo-2017/
  12. U2, ZZ Top Stars to Appear on Alice Cooper's Upcoming Album. About Larry: "Speaking to Eddie Trunk on his SiriusXM Trunk Nation show, Cooper said producer Bob Ezrin was the one to suggest recruiting Mullen Jr. for the sessions: “I said, ‘that’s a great idea, it’ll change things up so much, just on the basic tracks.'” Mullen had a rather surprising method of preparing for the collaboration, asking to see the lyrics for the songs he was working on. “He said, ‘I play to the lyrics, I don’t play to the bass,'” Cooper explained. “And I said that is so cool, just the idea that you’re interpreting the lyrics on the drums. It totally makes the album another album." The whole article: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/alice-cooper-paranormal-album/
  13. Finally! And it's very nice. http://www.u2.com/news/title/the-joshua-tree-singles-vinyl-collection-1987--2017/news/
  14. Just to make the post above complete -> Bono was talking at Skoll World Forum. He received the "Global Treasure Award", as co-founder of ONE and RED.
  15. MusiCares has announced that the 13th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will honor 22-time GRAMMY winner Adam Clayton of U2 at PlayStation Theater in New York on June 26. Clayton will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process. Performers will be announced shortly. MusiCares offers a variety of addiction recovery services, including their signature MusiCares MAP Fund. Developed as a pool of resources to address addiction and recovery needs, the fund provides addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community, regardless of their financial condition. The MusiCares MAP Fund acknowledges that a vital part of recovery consists of ongoing support aftercare services. "We are extremely pleased that our annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert is returning to New York City, and paying tribute to such a genuinely talented and influential artist as Adam Clayton," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and MusiCares. "Adam is a hero to fans and music creators around the world, and he is also a hero in the world of recovery for his fearless determination to give voice to the issues of addiction that affect — and all too often devastate — our music community." "MusiCares does such vital work in helping vulnerable people across our industry," said Clayton. "I know from experience the importance of an accessible, supportive environment in times of need and I'm always happy to do what I can to benefit this important organization. I'm very much looking forward to the event in June." The MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert is open to the public. A variety of seats and ticket packages are available. Contact MusiCares' Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or wynniew@grammy.com. Individual seats are available for purchase via AXS.com. From: The Grammys
  16. This is very good Bottini Thanks! Thank you so much, Stanley!
  17. Bono and the Obamas Brunch in NYC. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4302726/Barack-Michelle-Obama-join-Bono-lunch-NYC.html
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