A Mate Met Steve Matthews, MD of Principal Yesterday - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Everything You Know Is Wrong > Where The Album Has A Name - Songs of Experience
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-04-2009, 05:24 AM   #1
Acrobat
 
brianvox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Zooropa
Posts: 340
Local Time: 09:42 AM
A Mate Met Steve Matthews, MD of Principal Yesterday

Steve basically said that touring will be very different this time around due to family commitments. Stadium tour of US a definite with shows on Thurs, Fri and Sat nights only. Extensive European tour as well but no shows in Asia / Australia.

Steve also said that the set design is 'massive'. Basically, the biggest development in concert going since Zoo TV. Its fairly radical and involves audience interaction.

This makes me very excited!!!!
__________________

__________________
brianvox is offline  
Old 02-04-2009, 05:42 AM   #2
Refugee
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Roermond, Netherlands
Posts: 1,738
Local Time: 10:42 AM
WOW I don't know what audience involvement means?
And massive stage design....Little bit scared about it.
__________________

__________________
phommel is offline  
Old 02-04-2009, 05:47 AM   #3
The Fly
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 43
Local Time: 10:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by phommel View Post
WOW I don't know what audience involvement means?
And massive stage design....Little bit scared about it.
No Line On The Horizon Mega Karaoke Night! Cool
__________________
Fly2000 is offline  
Old 02-04-2009, 05:48 AM   #4
War Child
 
SecretFly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 680
Local Time: 08:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by brianvox View Post
Steve basically said that touring will be very different this time around due to family commitments. Stadium tour of US a definite with shows on Thurs, Fri and Sat nights only. Extensive European tour as well but no shows in Asia / Australia.

Steve also said that the set design is 'massive'. Basically, the biggest development in concert going since Zoo TV. Its fairly radical and involves audience interaction.

This makes me very excited!!!!
Are you kidding me...They won't tour down under...now thats bullshit if true
__________________
SecretFly is online now  
Old 02-04-2009, 05:53 AM   #5
Acrobat
 
brianvox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Zooropa
Posts: 340
Local Time: 09:42 AM
Thats the story I'm afraid. Steve said that the scale of the show was too big to justify Australasia.

Part of the audience interaction is to do with texting and crowd video content that you can submit prior to going to a show. You'll be able to upload a video to u2.com. The audience video is then used in the visuals for the show. Steve said the concept was to extend Zoo TV which drew on TV content from around the world - this is the fans content. Real life. They envisage fans making the soundbites / visuals this time around. Willie is going to be busy!!!

Also, Steve said the tour is not called after any of the songs on the album but a lyric of one of the songs.
__________________
brianvox is offline  
Old 02-04-2009, 05:53 AM   #6
Blue Crack Addict
 
last unicorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: lost in poetry
Posts: 19,446
Local Time: 10:42 AM
I hope this is not true.

I don't see doing them an US stadium tour in fall.

And what's up with the family commitment suddenly?
__________________
last unicorn is offline  
Old 02-04-2009, 05:56 AM   #7
Acrobat
 
brianvox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Zooropa
Posts: 340
Local Time: 09:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by last unicorn View Post
I hope this is not true.

I don't see doing them an US stadium tour in fall.

And what's up with the family commitment suddenly?
not sure - but often bands get to stage where the prospect of being away from family that long takes its toll. if you work 3 nights a week in the US you can base your family somewhere and have time with them.

Spring stadium tour of US planned.
__________________
brianvox is offline  
Old 02-04-2009, 05:57 AM   #8
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Niceman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: The Apartment of Surrender...
Posts: 5,624
Local Time: 04:42 AM
The weekends bit might also be related to the stage setup taking longer to set up????
__________________
Niceman is offline  
Old 02-04-2009, 05:57 AM   #9
Refugee
 
kennerado's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Lovetown aka Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,906
Local Time: 07:42 PM
Hold the fuck on, Your "mate" met this guy and he just let all this info slip? Now, if the album is anything to go by then why would Mathhews just talk about this? Is your mate high up in the business or something?

I guess I'm a little pissed because Australia may miss out, AGAIN.
__________________
kennerado is offline  
Old 02-04-2009, 05:58 AM   #10
Forum Moderator
 
ramblin rose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 12,861
Local Time: 03:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by last unicorn View Post
I don't see doing them an US stadium tour in fall.
I do.
__________________
ramblin rose is offline  
Old 02-04-2009, 05:58 AM   #11
Blue Crack Addict
 
GirlsAloudFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 25,256
Local Time: 04:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by last unicorn View Post
I hope this is not true.

I don't see doing them an US stadium tour in fall.

And what's up with the family commitment suddenly?
Where did our man brianvox say anything about touring in the fall?

And does U2 even have any fans in Asia or Australia?
__________________
GirlsAloudFan is offline  
Old 02-04-2009, 06:01 AM   #12
War Child
 
SecretFly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 680
Local Time: 08:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GirlsAloudFan View Post
And does U2 even have any fans in Asia or Australia?
__________________
SecretFly is online now  
Old 02-04-2009, 06:01 AM   #13
Acrobat
 
brianvox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Zooropa
Posts: 340
Local Time: 09:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kennerado View Post
Hold the fuck on, Your "mate" met this guy and he just let all this info slip? Now, if the album is anything to go by then why would Mathhews just talk about this? Is your mate high up in the business or something?

I guess I'm a little pissed because Australia may miss out, AGAIN.
Steve is ex-Universal. I can't really say any more but it would be a fair assumption that my mate may work in Universal and / or have taken over Stev Matthews old job....
__________________
brianvox is offline  
Old 02-04-2009, 06:02 AM   #14
Blue Crack Addict
 
last unicorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: lost in poetry
Posts: 19,446
Local Time: 10:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by brianvox View Post
Spring stadium tour of US planned.

OK, that makes more sense.

I was just thinking that fall would be too late to do stadiums, not that they won't do stadiums at all.

And GAF, you'll have to discuss that one with the Australian fans on this board. I don't think they'd be too happy.
__________________
last unicorn is offline  
Old 02-04-2009, 06:02 AM   #15
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Niceman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: The Apartment of Surrender...
Posts: 5,624
Local Time: 04:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by last unicorn View Post

I don't see doing them an US stadium tour in fall.
I'd be surprised if they don't. It's been a LONG time since they have, so it's due.
__________________

__________________
Niceman is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
u2 facts

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com