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Old 03-12-2002, 06:13 PM   #1
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U2News.com: U2 FANS STIR WITH UNCERTAINTY

I've decided to speak my mind, what a shock


As posted on: http://u2news.com/article-2002.03.12-u2.html

U2 FANS STIR WITH UNCERTAINTY
March 12, 2002

U2's official magazine for fans, Propaganda, has stopped taking new subscribers at the request of the band. This has been reported via email by someone that works at the magazine during the same week that a rumoured European summer tour has been cancelled, although it appears that U2Propaganda.com removed subscription information and services on February 18th. Venues in Europe confirmed the cancellations, and stated that no reason for cancellations had been given. U2.com posted a shady statement out of the blue on Monday, March 11th, "Stories have been swirling round the net for some time about possible dates in 2002 but contrary to current rumours there'll be no U2 dates this summer." but failed to recognize even that The Edge and Bono have recently commented on the summer's tour, as well as comments from Willie Williams (the tour designer). U2's Principle Management has offered no insight into why things have suddenly come to a halt, sending many fans into a wild stir of rumours and panic. Several rumour theories currently exist (and are being reported/discussed at the Interference.com forum) such as the band is breaking up or that there is a fatwa on Bono. NO FACTS are known at this time... it could be as simple as the band isn't ready to tour again, and that Propaganda is just over-subscribed to.

Even if the reasons are mundane and ordinary, some facts would be appreciated.

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Old 03-12-2002, 06:17 PM   #2
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dear lord@ fatwa....... *sigh*

I'm gonna light a candle.

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Old 03-12-2002, 06:19 PM   #3
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I initially thought that Prop. has come to a halt because they are obviously not giving their subscribers what they have promised. I have only received one Prop in the last year. I've heard this to be true for many subscribers. I thought that u2.com had dropped Prop. because they are going under so to speak. HOWEVER, I hadn't heard that Willie Williams made that comment. That does worry me more.
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Thanks, Elvis for your excellent reporting.

I look fwd to the information as it becomes available.
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Old 03-12-2002, 06:24 PM   #5
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Thanks Elvis, as always.

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HOWEVER, I hadn't heard that Willie Williams made that comment.
I think it was in an email to a U2 fan here. I've forgotten who though - I'm really sorry - but I'm sure they can post a direct quote from the email to show exactly what was said.
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Old 03-12-2002, 06:26 PM   #7
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I think it was in an email to a U2 fan here. I've forgotten who though - I'm really sorry - but I'm sure they can post a direct quote from the email to show exactly what was said.
it was ouizy.
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Old 03-12-2002, 06:31 PM   #8
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"Having just survived Superbowl, Ill be back at the helm of the U2 ship in July when we do a round of European stadiums. Rumour has it that this tour will end one day!

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jeez, you leave the board for a few days and everything goes to hell in a handbasket

good article, Elvis

interferencers demand answers!!!!
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jeez, you leave the board for a few days and everything goes to hell in a handbasket

good article, Elvis

interferencers demand answers!!!!
Thanks! I also just got word from someone which chatted/talked with a U2 staffer... when pointed to the article, this person replied:

"We have enough credit, plenty in fact to cover cars for the next year. Dont know what the problem is."

No comment on the level of sarcasm. But if you read a lil into this... perhaps it gives a clue that we'll see a tour in '03.

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Old 03-12-2002, 06:41 PM   #11
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Willie sent a similiar email to the guys at youtwonet also according to them.
Prop has always been pretty slow, so only receving one copy in a lot of months is nothing all that new.

I honestly don't believe anything nuts is going on because of the way U2 were all behaving at the Grammy's only a week ago. A very happy band in my opinion.

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interferencers demand answers!!!!
Yes please, these mental images of Adam and Courtney Cox Arquette inflagrante delicto are just too disturbing for words


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I still dont understand all the uproar. U2 announced that they are not going to do a tour they were "thinking" about doing and was always tentative. So what? I think people read into things WAY to much. They didnt want to tour this summer, I think it is as basic as that. That doesnt translate to they are breaking up??? I think we all need to get a grip here. Everything we know and have read about this band says that they will probebly be together for a long time or at least until they are physically unable to do it any longer.

The Propaganda thing means nothing. I have subscribed since 1989 and it has ALWAYS been VERY infrequent. I think I remember going almost 2 years without getting an issue at one point. Really, the content of some of the Prop issues wasnt all that great. The only thing that was always great (at least for me) was the ticket offers. I always appreciated that and it made it worth the subscription alone. We know there will be another issue, Terri with Prop indicated this to me when I had to change my address recently. This may be Prop's last gasp as it really is out of date. U2 can communicate the same information much quicker using U2.com. I think it may have something to do with that.

I think Elvis is reading into the correct thing. I said this on another thread about this subject. I think 2003/2004 could be another huge period in U2's career with a new album and tour.

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Old 03-12-2002, 07:01 PM   #14
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Let's say there was a week for something catastrophic to occur that has now created chasm between the members.

A week. They've been friends for 25 years. With the friends I've had for five years there's nothing that could happen inside a week that would destroy our future together permanently. I think we're being far too extremist.
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Ive just received an e-mail from Propaganda that the new issue is coming out really soon. They are actually doing the final touches right now. So why dont we just wait and see instead of believing some rumours.

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Ive just received an e-mail from Propaganda that the new issue is coming out really soon. They are actually doing the final touches right now. So why dont we just wait and see instead of believing some rumours.

I recently heard it will be out in a couple months... I guess in Propaganda that's 'really soon'
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AM-I sent a message to propaganda, they said that the new issue would be out in a couple of months(I like your information better)....

Elvis-thanks for sticking your balls out there and saying something.
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AM-I sent a message to propaganda, they said that the new issue would be out in a couple of months(I like your information better)....

Elvis-thanks for sticking your balls out there and saying something.
**sanitizes the thread...

Yah, those are nice, uhm, tennis balls aren't they?

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You know what I mean..........sorry for the inappropriate slang.
Thank you....
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Old 03-13-2002, 02:46 AM   #20
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Really dont think it is up to us anyhow.
If the fellas wanna take a BREAK, SO BE IT.
Who are we as fans of their work to dictate to them what their schdule is to be?
These are not POP STARS.
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