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Old 02-04-2008, 09:00 PM   #31
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The problem with that is that it won't be after the 4th of July but before the 1st of September. Which means there's a 90% chance it would rain, instead of only a 40% chance (during the times I mentioned). Instead, they should do two nights at the Gorge Amphitheatre, where the crowd would be double, still outdoor, but WAAAAAAAY better atmosphere.
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Plus, I highly doubt the band will mix stadiums and arenas on the same leg. That would be a logistical nightmare for the crew, unless they plan on hiring two productions managers and two stage managers, and that's just silly.
Would it really be that hard? If they actually designed a stage that had "extra parts", in a manner of speaking, so that it could go into arenas or be extended for stadiums, wouldn't that keep things down logistically? Or, for that matter, they're going to have a stadium setup for Europe anyway, so would it be that hard to bring it to the US for some shows? Hell, they brought Vertigo's down to Oceania for just nine shows at five venues - I don't doubt they could do more stadiums in the US to a lower cost and higher profit.

It's quite clear that some US markets really require U2 to play stadiums to avoid a ridiculous amount of concerts, such as New York and Boston. I think on the next tour, U2 can't just stick to arenas in some parts of North America.
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The problem with that is that it won't be after the 4th of July but before the 1st of September. Which means there's a 90% chance it would rain, instead of only a 40% chance (during the times I mentioned). Instead, they should do two nights at the Gorge Amphitheatre, where the crowd would be double, still outdoor, but WAAAAAAAY better atmosphere.
Yeah, but then that means I'm driving 3 hours over the mountains and either driving 3 hours back in the middle of the night or camping there.

DO NOT WANT!!!!

Can't we just shack up U2 at Safeco Field, with its retractable roof?
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Yeah, but then that means I'm driving 3 hours over the mountains and either driving 3 hours back in the middle of the night or camping there.

DO NOT WANT!!!!

Can't we just shack up U2 at Safeco Field, with its retractable roof?
Sound would be horrifyingly shitty. What if U2 did a 3-day deal at the Gorge, though? Worth it? I think so! People would come from all across the Pacific Northwest/BC, etc for that. And I know a good offsite campsite. It would be heaven.
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I'm not a camping kind of girl.

Honestly, though, U2 would be the one band I'd trek to the Gorge for.
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Morgoth321: I believe McGuiness did say that, and it's interesting he said "autumn", considering they tend to play Europe in the summer.

Bonoismymuse: I think they had a mix of arenas and stadiums on last leg of JT tour and I remember reading somewhere the tour crew said they'd never do that again as it was too stressful.
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Bonoismymuse: I think they had a mix of arenas and stadiums on last leg of JT tour and I remember reading somewhere the tour crew said they'd never do that again as it was too stressful.
All three legs of the JT Tour were a mix of arenas and stadiums, actually.

And they did do it again. On Lovetown's first leg, they did arenas in Australia (though I think Adelaide was outdoors?) and stadiums in New Zealand.
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Yeah. I don't care how big it is; one country should not get over half of the shows on any given world tour.

Not even a country as large as China could justify that.
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I'm okay with two US legs and that many shows IF U2 came back to Europe for a second leg and play as many shows there as well.
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I'd be OK if they did two US legs and two European legs if they did two legs of everywhere else too.

I'm not sure Paul McGuinness is all too aware anywhere exists beyond North America and Western Europe. Hell, Muse did two legs of Australia in 2007 and they aren't exactly some small, non-notable band with low expenses. If they can do it, I don't see why U2 can't.
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All three legs of the JT Tour were a mix of arenas and stadiums, actually.

And they did do it again. On Lovetown's first leg, they did arenas in Australia (though I think Adelaide was outdoors?) and stadiums in New Zealand.
Touche.

But Lovetown was obviously a much shorter tour than JT. Did they play Europe and Japan indoors on that tour too ?


I'd be okay with what they did in Popmart: 2 legs for US (less dates though), more Europe and ROW territories.
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But Lovetown was obviously a much shorter tour than JT. Did they play Europe and Japan indoors on that tour too ?
All the European shows were arenas, as were the Osaka shows. The Tokyo gigs were at the Tokyo Dome, the same venue used on ZooTV and Popmart - a roofed stadium.

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I'd be okay with what they did in Popmart: 2 legs for US (less dates though), more Europe and ROW territories.
I really don't see why two US legs are necessary. Why not combine it into one leg? If they do stadium shows in the biggest markets, one leg really wouldn't end up taking that long.
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U2 haven't even played Iran yet. What's up with that?
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