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  1. On 12/24/2020 at 1:26 PM, StayFaraway85 said:

    Hi Everyone!! Nice to meet you!! I've become a new subscriber to this website since a week ago and I´m very happy for being a part of this great U2 Worldwide Fan Community,and I regret not have done it before (because of the contact with another U2 Fans and the gifts they give you every year since 2005,I´ve lost a lot of them and I regret it very much). A big hug for everyone!!! 

    Welcome! Where you are from?

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  2. On 12/24/2020 at 9:42 PM, dmway said:


    I completely agree with all of the above - since JT got a double dip on Deluxe Editions, I fully expect AB to get the same treatment. (I hope that there will be more that is unique to a new AB Deluxe set than there was between the two JT sets (frankly, I thought the 2007 JT set was better than the 2017 version)).

    I also think that a tour supporting a new album and a AB anniversary tour are not necessarily mutually exclusive. You could easily do both: AB in full, selections from a hoped-for new album, “Streets” w/ a handful of other classics...and there’s a complete setlist! 😎

    I also concur that this tour (whatever it turns out to be) won’t happen until 2022. 2021 will be a year of healing from 2020, a year that will start rough but will get better as it goes. Something approximating our former “normality” won’t get here until 2022. That even works out for a 30th anniversary of the tour for AB (a.k.a., ZooTV) - AB the album came out in 1991, but the tour supporting it didn’t begin until 1992. All is in balance... 🙏 


    I agree that new tour only in 2022

  3. On 12/22/2013 at 8:07 PM, febottini said:

    Hello, hello!!


    Everyone has the right to have their own opinions so don´t be shy to post here.



    About me, I´m not a new fan. Actually, I was very addicted to the Zoo at the beginning. I´ve made a lot of friends here. We used to call ourselves as “Zootopians Brazucas” (because we are from Brazil). And it was very nice to meet them… now it´s more than 10 years of friendship. Due to college and work I spent some time away from the Zoo and I came back about 3, 4 years ago.

    I love “News section” and Larry´s folder.  ;) 


  4. On 9/17/2020 at 12:28 PM, mattydd said:

    I would love to hear Songs of Ascent However, I'd love it to be in its original Eno/Lanois form, even with the original version of Every Breaking Wave.

    Unfortunately, I fear that this album will be bastardised from its original form, corrupted by Ryan Tedder's malign influence. What is originally supposed to be a meditative and contemplative album will no doubt be influxed with various generic cut and paste choruses of the like we heard on Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. If anything sums up U2 trying to create the big euphoric hits of late, it's definitely 'contrived' and 'forced' (have you ever heard a more uninspired chorus than that of The Blackout?).

    It's such a massive shame that U2 feel the need to do this now. While their attempts at big hits felt organic and natural in the past, now it feels forced. You know there's something missing because the U2 I hear belt out forced anthems like California or You're The Best Thing, or insipid and sentimental like Song for Someone, is not the same spiritual, thoughtful and yearning U2 I know and love. Even then, I'm puzzled by the hiring of Tedder when they were still capable of writing big tune like No Line On The Horizon and Magnificent (although dire tunes like I'll Go Crazy suggested serious problems).

    Understatement is massively underrated with U2 at the moment, and I wish that introspection was more evident. They don't need big singles, they need a fully cohesive album once more. I'd love to see Eno/Lanois partnership again. The overall poor effort of No Line was sabotaged by the band themselves by watering it down into something a lot more dull and mainstream (particularly the car crash that is the middle section) but the songs No Line, Magnificent, Moment of Surrender, White As Snow and Cedars of Lebanon suggested that the genesis of a great album was there. Ethereal, atmospheric, spiritual, soulful, hymnal and expansive in its sound when need be, it indicated the real U2 and displayed a craft and artistry sorely lacking in the shallow pop that Tedder deals in. I've seen glimpses of it in recent album (Love Is All We Have Left, the incredible Little Things That Give You Away and the reworking of the awful Song For Someone into something remarkably moving like 13).

    So please, less of the cliched pop songs, less of the platitude filled dad rock (ahem, American Soul) and back to the unique qualities of what make this band so great.

    U2 is always looking to be relevant on the world music scene!

  5. 8 hours ago, TexasGirl said:

    Hey U2 friends. I was selected for the Desire show! I got an email that says:
    Your Desire show’s first airing is expected to air on Tuesday 12/15, either at 7am ET or 12pm ET. I’ll try to confirm the time with you tomorrow.
    Your show will also play throughout the week, and be available on the SiriusXM app.
    So excited. How did yall share this news with friends?


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  6. 2 hours ago, andryu2 said:

    Having talked to all South Americans that I have contact with, we learned something in common: all of us who have a subscription haven’t gotten the recent gifts. Besides, Dmway has asked on-site if anyone from South America had gotten any of the gifts over the past few years; the only one that seemed to have reached some people in SA was the JT singles collection.

    I'm from Brazil and I've always received gifts. But, unfortunately this year, I haven't received it yet! I am waiting.

  7. On 12/6/2020 at 8:11 AM, alfstone said:

    Same here, i´ve never received the i+e cd´s for last year suscription. I´ve e-mailed many times without any response. This year i´ve renew my suscription with the dvd and the cd´s again (because of the special offer suscription), i´ve got the dvd, but again not the i+e cd´s, no answers....

    Have anybody got ever an answer fron U2.com/help?. It sucks how bad this service works. They´ve got my money but i don´t have me suscription gift, and i´m a member for many years

    Please. comment your experiences with this service


    This year I had the same problem, I haven't received the gift yet. I emailed help, and I always got a response. They also send the link to accompany the order. The problem is when it arrives in my country, it gets stuck at customs. In previous years, I have not had this problem. I'm still waiting.

  8. 5 hours ago, Manohlive said:

    This is my hope.  As much as I love Achtung Baby, I am hoping for a new album and eventual tour.   I'll go and be happy if they decide to do an AB anniversary tour. I hope they don't. I'm hoping it's all about new music.  I keep wishing something like Hold Me Thrill Me would get dropped to tease us until a full new album gets released.  In the meantime, it's fun to watch the remastered video catalog as it's slowly being released.  It's never enough...Lol

    Let's wait for the surprises.

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  9. 8 hours ago, CorkVegan said:

    JT got two different anniversary reissues in 2007 and 2017 so I wouldn't be at all surprised if AB got the same treatment.

    Truth! I did not remember this fact.

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