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Old 01-27-2009, 03:35 PM   #1
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Anyone heard this CONFIRMED - U2 to open Grammys?

I searched the forum, but didn't find anything about this, so wanted to know if anyone else had any information about the rumor I heard this morning on the radio - after they played "One" (of course, not Boots), the DJ said that the rumors in the industry are flying that U2 will be the opening act for the Grammys this year. This was said in conjunction with a Grammys ticket give away the station is doing. The DJ said she thought there was a good chance it was true because of the new album. But she had no source for the rumor, so who knows what is was based on?

So peeps - anyone else hear anything? I'm trying not to get , but you never know!
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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U2 & Radiohead performing at the Grammys would be swell.

I have not heard anything about this.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:41 PM   #3
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maybe the rumour started with me? i suggested this about 2 months ago, but was shot down by fellow interference members
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What radio station Kinsa?

from www.grammy.com

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The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held Feb. 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network at 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show will also be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, on Twitter at "theGRAMMYs," on Facebook at "The Recording Academy," on YouTube at "51stGRAMMYs," and on Last.fm at "the51stgrammys." The GRAMMY Pre-Telecast will be streamed live on GRAMMY.com on Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. Additional performers, presenters and special segments to be announced.
does the band have anything previously scheduled for that night?
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Would be quite awesome if true. Especially if they played *gasp* new material.
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maybe the rumour started with me? i suggested this about 2 months ago, but was shot down by fellow interference members
I've been thinking this for a while, too, because the timing of the awards with single and album release is so great.
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What radio station Kinsa?
It was Sophie 103.7 here in San Diego

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I keep flipping stations the whole time I'm driving because I have yet to hear Boots on the radio here in SD. I am determined to hear it!
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It was Sophie 103.7 here in San Diego

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I keep flipping stations the whole time I'm driving because I have yet to hear Boots on the radio here in SD. I am determined to hear it!
so far I have only heard it played on 94.9 here in SD, but I only listen in my car as well.
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:57 PM   #10
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so far I have only heard it played on 94.9 here in SD, but I only listen in my car as well.
Hi! bonocomet! I started listening to 94.9 after I saw on the other thread that you had heard it on there. I didn't even know about this station! So now I have a new station to obsess over hearing Boots on. I have no idea why there seems to be a total blackout on Boots in SD.
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Could be, would be cool, but I somehow doubt it...

I think the day of radio stations having the inside scoop on all that is music are almost gone.
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I read on the NME website that Radiohead would be opening.
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:36 PM   #13
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Why would U2 be playing the Grammys when they havent been nominated or even eligable to be nominated for anything.

Ive never seen this happen in the past and I cant see it happening this year either, even for U2 even though I hope I am proven wrong.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:07 PM   #14
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I think U2 could play the next Grammys, but not this one, since they're not up for anything.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:53 PM   #15
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I don't think it's crucial to be up for an award in order to play at the Grammys, despite what may have been done in the past. It's perfect timing to advertise for NLOTH, and it's perfect advertising, too. All it would take is pulling of a few strings, and I'm sure that U2 could pull those strings if anybody can. I don't think it's a wild rumor.
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I think U2 could play the next Grammys, but not this one, since they're not up for anything.
I would agree with this but U2 is playing at the Brit Awards with no nominations so this could be a real possibility.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:29 PM   #17
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I hope it's true. I would love for them to be on the show.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:33 PM   #18
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Is U2 playing the Grammys?

This morning WMMR in Philly reported that U2 may be opening this years Grammys even though they are not nominated. Its similiar to what the Police did. Yet I just did a web search and don't see this rumour posted anywhere.
Is anyone else hearing this?
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:34 PM   #19
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it is being discussed in the EYKIW forum. Its been spreading accross a few stations
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:35 AM   #20
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not gonna happen, the album comes out right after the grammy's sothey'll ride that wave and probably play and win some next year, i say i say
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