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Old 07-26-2004, 09:20 AM   #1
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(07-26-2004) U2 ready to tour Australia - SMH*

U2 ready to tour Australia

By Christine Sams
July 26, 2004
The Sun-Herald



It is the news U2's Australian fans have been waiting for. The Irish supergroup is set to include Australia in its next world tour and will most likely perform concerts in December next year.

That's the word from a source close to the band, who revealed that plans are in place for a global U2 tour after the release of their new album (believed to be titled Vertigo).

Thousands of Australian fans were left disappointed during U2's last tour, Elevation, when the band did not perform in Australia. (Much of the blame for their absence was attributed to the ailing Australian dollar.)

Until that tour, Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen jnr and Adam Clayton were regular visitors to Sydney. (They even performed an impromptu acoustic gig at the Mercantile Hotel in The Rocks, under the name of the Dalton Bros.)

Their last official visit was for the PopMart tour in 1998.

The band's new album, which is due for release later this year, has been at the centre of controversy in Europe after a CD of nearly-completed tracks was stolen from U2's recording studio in the south of France. Fears that some of the fresh tracks would be posted on the internet appear to be unfounded so far, but if the music is released early it could cost the band (and their record company) millions of dollars in lost sales.

A spokesman for Bono in Dublin confirmed the singer was still overseas last week.

As with most U2 tours, the band is likely to perform its new music in the US, UK and Europe first, before finishing up in countries including Australia.

Although few details have been leaked about the new songs on Vertigo, Bono has revealed to some reporters the CD will have a hard, punk-rock sound.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/...693879804.html
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Old 07-26-2004, 02:14 PM   #2
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Wow, this is really good news
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Old 07-26-2004, 10:58 PM   #3
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Oh Wow! Aussies will be thrilled! Yah for Them!
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Old 07-27-2004, 12:00 AM   #4
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Now all we have to worry about is how the heck we're gonna get hold of tickets?? And how much they will cost...

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Old 07-27-2004, 04:41 AM   #5
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Looks that I might be able to finally finally see them... if only I'd been old enough back in 1989... 10 concerts in Sydney alone.... woah :P
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Old 07-27-2004, 07:27 AM   #6
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Must get more money to buy more tickets!
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Old 07-27-2004, 04:49 PM   #7
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finally! good job. this better be true.
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Old 07-29-2004, 05:27 AM   #8
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Wow, I hope they come to my home city! Although I would be prepared to go interstate to see them. Only one problem: I HAVE NOONE TO GO WITH!
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it would be too unfair to leave out South Australia....especialy since we're likeley going to have to wait A VERY!!! long time for them to come around again (after the "next tour")

i execpt all of australia (cap citys) to be toured, and me to be there.
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oh-my-god!!!!
this is the news ive been waiting for... i litteraly was crying in excitment at the news!!!! since i was 12 whan they last came to aus, i will finally have a chance to see them... this so better be true or ill die...
my perants will be happy, ive been trying to convince them to send me to the UK for the concert/tour next year
im soooooo happy!!!
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If they don't come to South Australia I might go to Sydney to see them. I might even know someone there who'd go with me!
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Sweet

I hope it's arenas after 2 stadium tours here. Seeing as we missed Elevation and a lot of fans here would have been too young for pre-ZooTV tours, I think a few nights at a sold out Sydney SuperDome would be pretty cool.
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Old 08-14-2004, 06:25 AM   #13
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Do you think they'll stop by New Zealand?

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Now all we have to worry about is how the heck we're gonna get hold of tickets?? And how much they will cost...

Yeah ... I still have major nightmares about not getting tickets for the Elevation tour. Now the nightmares will change. Not fun!!!
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Do you think they'll stop by New Zealand?

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If they come here, I reckon you'll get them too fors.

Luthien, there's quite few SA'ers on here, and no shortage who's either willing to see them in Adelaide or travel to Vic to see them with you.
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