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Old 12-06-2014, 08:09 PM   #1
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The entire South of the US were shafted!

I just don't why they didn't book 1 show in the entire Southern US despite coming to North America. Living in Florida the closet show is NYC to the North or Phoenix to the west. This is ridiculous. Its a travesty to not have at least one show in Miami or Atlanta.
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Old 12-06-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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I feel your pain but also suspect that those of us who don't live on the east or west coasts will get something next year. Hopefully.
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I agree I'm in Florida as well and I am shocked they did not choose Miami. It's ok though because I'm going to NY and luckily Amtrak goes right into penn station/ msg. I avoid planes if I can.


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Miami is the only city where I can see a U2 show, as I have family over there (and it's just a 2-hour flight from where I am). While I would love to see a U2 arena show, I'm hoping they include Miami in the stadium leg, as I know it would be impossible to get tickets for a show at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
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The entire South of the US were shafted!

I would expect that at least one of Dallas and Houston, and at least one of Atlanta and Miami, will get a show next year. Possibly three or four out of four. Each could support a stadium show or at least two arena shows.

Tampa, Nashville, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Austin/San Antonio (and I suppose OKC too, or Mrs. Garrison will kill me) would all be viable markets on a normal tour, but this seems to not be a normal tour.


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Winning the Civil War still has its privileges, apparently.
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Winning the Civil War still has its privileges, apparently.
Yeah...Anyway, I read the bike injury delayed the start of the tour which probably lead to places like Atlanta, Denver and Miami being left out.
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:36 AM   #8
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I hope/expect they come to Dallas in 2016. Not that I mind going to see my brother in San Jose, but I probably can't afford to do it twice in a row.
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There's plenty of space between shows. They may just add dates at a later time once they sell out the currently listed concert dates.


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It was rumored all along that the number of cities would be smaller than usual.

It does suck for those in the south, but shouldn't come as a surprise. Hopefully on the next to around.
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If dates are added, I expect them to be extra dates in cities that already have shows. In particular, there's space for more shows in Chicago and Boston after the current shows, and Toronto before them. Two arena shows in each of those cities means that about 20% as many tickets can be sold in each as were sold in 2009.


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I agree, but it seems that only the biggest markets are done for this first part of the tour.

Moreover, what do you think about all those European countries that are skipped? (Poland, Denmark, Switzerlnd, Greece, Russia ,, etc....). Considering the fact that Europe has 2,5 times more inhabitants than the US, Europe is underplayed compared to US...
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If dates are added, I expect them to be extra dates in cities that already have shows. In particular, there's space for more shows in Chicago and Boston after the current shows, and Toronto before them. Two arena shows in each of those cities means that about 20% as many tickets can be sold in each as were sold in 2009.


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they will never meet demand by doing arenas.

case in point... 3 shows at 90,000 sold out in the NYC area on 360. If they would have added a 4th, it likely would have sold out as well.

270,000 tickets were sold over 3 nights (2 on the first leg, 1 on the second leg).

MSG holds approximately 20,000 for concerts. Currently, with 4 shows, that's 80,000 tickets sold, or 10,000 less than one show at MetLife Stadium would allow. If they go to 8, approx. 160,000 tickets, it's 20,000 less than 2 shows at MetLife.

Everyone always talks about their love for arena shows over stadium shows, but stadium shows allow for more fans to see the band. And the sound on 360 was phenomenal.
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:03 AM   #14
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I only noticed this because I wanted to be able to get to a show with my parents who live in the south. For the 360 thingee we went to Raleigh and I was thinking that at least they would hit up Charlotte...

I am sure they will come back on a third leg with a huge list of cities for 2016... I saw somewhere on this forum that a guy presumed they would be touring through 2017. I agree with this assessment as this crappy slate of cities only on weekends is not what we generally see from U2. I am heading to Boston for the two shows with my brother and wife, fiance, et al... but going to no more this leg. Let's hope that they come back the following year and hit up more of the country. Especially if they are doing arena tours. God.. they could go to 5 cities in every state and sell that shit out.

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I agree, but it seems that only the biggest markets are done for this first part of the tour.



Moreover, what do you think about all those European countries that are skipped? (Poland, Denmark, Switzerlnd, Greece, Russia ,, etc....). Considering the fact that Europe has 2,5 times more inhabitants than the US, Europe is underplayed compared to US...



While this isn't true for Western Europe, I think it's logistically more difficult to play in countries like Russia or Greece due to their relative lack of infrastructure (and, right now, relative lack of an economy) compared to Western Europe and the US. While distances are vast in the US, the interstate highways are good through all 50 states and make getting around a relative breeze if you have massive tour trucks lugging equipment.

I suppose they might also think that if you are playing Stockholm, it's not too difficult for someone from Copenhagen to get there, due to the smaller distances in Europe and the generally superb transportation options available. I think they look at Europe in the way that they look at the US -- not that they have to play a certain number of specific countries but that they have to play regions or geographic areas, which might mean that Stockholm has to serve all of Scandinavia, similar to how Chicago basically has to seve the Midwest (and people there have to deal with much, much greater distances).

Still, I do hope they add more dates and locations now and in 2016. Arena shows are great, if you can get in (and not sit in the rafters where the sound turns to mush).



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