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Old 11-02-2017, 05:27 PM   #76
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Out of curiosity, how difficult is it for an American to acquire a GA ticket for a show in Europe? Contemplating only going to one show here and using my other slot to grab one in Paris maybe? Or are we even able to do a split like that?
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Out of curiosity, how difficult is it for an American to acquire a GA ticket for a show in Europe? Contemplating only going to one show here and using my other slot to grab one in Paris maybe? Or are we even able to do a split like that?


In my experience, I failed to get any of the London shows on the release and had to go third party. Same deal with Amsterdam. Same deal with Barcelona (which I did not go to at all).

I would say it's equally as difficult to get the tickets on release, as resellers still flood the systems.

However, it's a lot easier to find and interact with other fans in Europe who will sell spares at face of near face value.
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Because of the tour's conceptual link between the albums, they can't really ignore it like they did with No Line last time around (was a single song from it played on i+e?).

Literally one performance of Magnificent. That's it.

I've also been trying to pick what they'll keep from SOI and nothing seems obvious at all. Especially not with 13 new songs jostling for contention.

Probably means NLOTH will remain forgotten though. And, of course, Pop.
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In my experience, I failed to get any of the London shows on the release and had to go third party. Same deal with Amsterdam. Same deal with Barcelona (which I did not go to at all).

I would say it's equally as difficult to get the tickets on release, as resellers still flood the systems.

However, it's a lot easier to find and interact with other fans in Europe who will sell spares at face of near face value.
Are you talking about general release, or fan club presale? Not sure how the codes work with the ticket companies abroad.
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Literally one performance of Magnificent. That's it.

I've also been trying to pick what they'll keep from SOI and nothing seems obvious at all. Especially not with 13 new songs jostling for contention.

Probably means NLOTH will remain forgotten though. And, of course, Pop.
I would think they would have to have a couple of songs to tie it together. Maybe part of the first four, mercifully in place of Vertigo
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Listened to Zooropa today (the benefit of increased U2 activity is always I listen to their music more), god I had forgotten how beautiful The First Time is. Stunning song.
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Are you talking about general release, or fan club presale? Not sure how the codes work with the ticket companies abroad.

General release. I am not nor have ever been a fan club member, so I can't vouch for that experience at all. But I've bought tickets in the US and U.K. from Ticketmaster and have never in my life secured a GA (4x tried in the US, 2x in the U.K., 2x EU).

It's virtually the same mess. Some people get lucky, some don't.
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I'm quite alarmed by reports that TWO of the album's songs are retakes of two songs from the previous album.


I think the other is purely speculation, have there been any real reports outside of that?
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I would think they would have to have a couple of songs to tie it together. Maybe part of the first four, mercifully in place of Vertigo
Oh yeah, I reckon there will be at least a couple of SOI songs, it's just a question of which. I suppose EBW is the most likely, but if the set already has enough ballads from SOE, I don't think it's a lock. No doubt it will be guided by which SOI songs make the most sense in whatever thematic arc they pursue. Raised By Wolves, for example, could stick around if it made sense as part of a political message - but without that, it's a goner.
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Oh yeah, I reckon there will be at least a couple of SOI songs, it's just a question of which. I suppose EBW is the most likely, but if the set already has enough ballads from SOE, I don't think it's a lock. No doubt it will be guided by which SOI songs make the most sense in whatever thematic arc they pursue. Raised By Wolves, for example, could stick around if it made sense as part of a political message - but without that, it's a goner.
Iris and Cedarwood Road seem to be songs that could just fit in without necessarily being part of a theme
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The fuckers better keep Cedarwood Road around for their Australian tour in, oh, 2029 or so. Badly want to see that one live.
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I'm quite alarmed by reports that TWO of the album's songs are retakes of two songs from the previous album.
So what? Amnesiac only had 10 tracks and one of them was an alternate version of something on Kid A.

I don't know why this is being met with such resistance; we always knew these were companion albums, even if it wasn't made clear some of the material from one would be repurposed for the other. It's not like they put Always on No Line or something.
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Because they were both the same song called Morning Bell? I'd have less of an issue with it they were called Volcano and Song for Someone (given we don't have much to go off here yet), but they're passing them off as different songs. It's stupid.

Not to mention Amnesiac was released nine months after Kid A. Experience, when it's released, will be three years and three months after Innocence.
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Because they were both the same song called Morning Bell? I'd have less of an issue with it they were called Volcano and Song for Someone (given we don't have much to go off here yet), but they're passing them off as different songs. It's stupid.

Not to mention Amnesiac was released nine months after Kid A. Experience, when it's released, will be three years and three months after Innocence.
Would you have an issue if it was just a double, themed album that had a few songs with similar/identical elements?
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They may be released 3 years apart but we knew it was being worked on the whole time. Again, it's part of the concept. Who cares what the songs are titled?

This is a tempest in a teapot and just reflective of people who are generally down on the band. If you didn't dislike the last album or the new songs we wouldn't be having this conversation.
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