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Old 01-26-2002, 02:00 AM   #1
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RUMOR: U.S. Mini-Tour - February, 2002 (College Arenas)

A source working at a well-known U.S. university tells U2tours.com that Clear Channel Entertainment is in negotiations for U2 to play a series of live concerts in the U.S. in February. We're told the plans are for about 12 shows across the country at college arenas, with dates planned in between the Super Bowl performance on Feb. 3rd and the Grammy Awards on Feb. 27th.

I know that this is just a rumor, but is it a good idea? I, for one, think that whenever U2 plays live anywhere it is a great idea, but what do the rest of you think?

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I'm such a goof, but just reading that put tears in my eyes.
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Wow- all I have to say is that if it's true, I really hope they come to Michigan!

I doubt the truth of the rumor, though- it seems like it'd be awfully short notice. Intriguing, nonetheless!
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What a sweet rumor!
Let's see, CSUF (Fullerton University) it's just around the corner and they hosted the Brazilian soccer team training for the '94 World cup, there's nice hotels in the area and U2 has many wonderful fans in Orange Co....Come on over boys!!!

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Mariana...I live across the street from CSUS (Stanislaus University), and B.B. King played here last year, so sounds like an opportune venue for the boys to play in Northern California. That would be a beautiful day to hear U2 songs filling up, raining over, echoing through my city.

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Hmmmm! I rememeber when U2 was in town for something or another back before the Elevation tour there was a rumor that U2 was going to play at USC, and I knew someone who is a security guard there and he says he knows someone big was supposed to play there that time but they cancelled the show. I think it may have been U2, and they cancelled it. For some reason, U2 seems to be having a craving for intimacy with small venues. Remember the pre-Elevation ATYCLB promotional tour? Irving Plaza, Astoria, and almost The House of Blues in L.A. on 12/1. Yes, U2 was supposed to play the House of Blues in L.A. on 12/1/2000 after the My VH-1 Awards but they cancelled that one too but that one was so close to being done that they already had the security badges for the show made, it was Club Tour 2000 and listed HOB. But it never happend. So maybe U2 has some unfulfilled desire to play to very small audiences still in their system. Maybe its because they have huge audiences for Superbowl and Grammys and then the stadium european tour so maybe they want to get the last of the small shows out of their system.

BUT, this is probably just a rumor by someone to get all the diehard (and bored) U2 fans re-stirred up! I remain objectively skeptical...
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Wow- all I have to say is that if it's true, I really hope they come to Michigan!

Yes, I'm not too far from Michigan...only 45 minutes from Ann Arbor!

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Hey Camilo buddy...I still got you to write a pretty convincing piece that U2 still have a desire to play some small venues in their system...and I love the objectively skeptical attitude...may it prove us wrong just this one time.

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somebody inform U2's tour coordinators that the US northwestern area is actually inhabited by U2 fans. Oregon sucks for decent concerts.
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Wow- all I have to say is that if it's true, I really hope they come to Michigan!
Definitely!!

Oh, wait...I'm poor...and I don't think my parents will buy me tickets again so soon...

Aw, crap. *lol* *sigh*


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Let's see, CSUF (Fullerton University) it's just around the corner and they hosted the Brazilian soccer team training for the '94 World cup, there's nice hotels in the area and U2 has many wonderful fans in Orange Co....Come on over boys!!!
From your lips to Paul's ears!!!!!

Although CSULB is closer, and they do have the Pyramid.

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i guess the band can't afford all the extra airfare.

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I would say this is very unlikely. As U2LA said, I'am also objectively skeptical.

As far as playing a college in Michigan. I'am a University of Michigan fan but the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor is a terrible venue. As much as I hate to say it. The Breslin Center at Michigan State would be a much better arena for a concert and I would think much more likely if this deal were to happen.
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Since SuperBowl Sunday is 8 days away..I find this rumor to be very unlikely. Tix would need to be on sale by now for the first few shows at least.
Maybe they are tring to work out which 12 schools to play at, using a BCS-style formula to rank the top 12 U2 colleges .
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I agree that this seems quite unlikely.

However, the good thing about this rumor is that we'll know for sure within, like, a week. At most.

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I also heard the rumour that the new U2 album will be more like POP and because of the disappointing POP sales will not be released in the U.S.

apparently people who will try to import it will be fined severely

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maybe U2 should stay in the states for that period. but they should just appear randomly around the continent. go to whatever city somewhere and have paul drop them off, set up edge's guitar to take donations.
completely random. atlanta, edmonton, san jose, seattle, boston, quebec city, long island, windsor, omaha. or whatever.

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Great idea! Also, I say if they're going for intimate, why stop at clubs? They could play living rooms.
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They could play living rooms.
Uh-oh. I'll need some notice on this. I'll have to get The Man to get his motorcycle out of there.

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I would say this is very unlikely. As U2LA said, I'am also objectively skeptical.

As far as playing a college in Michigan. I'am a University of Michigan fan but the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor is a terrible venue. As much as I hate to say it. The Breslin Center at Michigan State would be a much better arena for a concert and I would think much more likely if this deal were to happen.
The same goes for Allen Field House at the University of Kansas. The acoustics are the worst I have heard anywhere for any arena for any event.

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