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Old 04-22-2015, 02:25 PM   #1
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Why is the band so quiet leading up to opening night?

Does it seem as though they've just gone into auto pilot since Bono's accident? It's like they gave up entirely on promoting the album and tour. I don't remember it being this quiet before the the 360 Tour. I mean they haven't announced any opening acts or whether or not they'll even have opening acts. They did zero North American promotion via any kind of talk show(I know they planned to but Bono got hurt), there's been no concept art of what the stage will be or do if it in fact does anything ala the video screen on the 360 tour. They haven't let fans in on what the shows will encompass when it comes to giving two separate experiences from night one to night two. It just seems weird to me that it's only 22 days till opening night and everything is so quiet on the bands end.
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My best guess as to why they are so quiet is that we are so close to the tour starting, and the tour will be absolutely amazing and they don't want to give any hints away just yet, especially about the state of the art stage design. They know full well that as opening night is taking place, the rest of the world will be alerted to the setlists, stage set up, and any surprises.

But yes, a little more info would be wonderful.
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My best guess as to why they are so quiet is that we are so close to the tour starting, and the tour will be absolutely amazing and they don't want to give any hints away just yet, especially about the state of the art stage design. They know full well that as opening night is taking place, the rest of the world will be alerted to the setlists, stage set up, and any surprises.

But yes, a little more info would be wonderful.

We haven't even had any countdown clips from U2.com


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Why is the band so quiet leading up to opening night?

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We haven't even had any countdown clips from U2.com
Unless they aren't doing it this time around, they'll probably start 10 days before opening night.
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I loved the countdown clips for 360 tour. Hopefully they will do that again. Maybe from 10 or maybe from 20.

I would think tough with sales for some fo the US shows not being full sell outs they'd want to promote a little bit of what they are planning. Then again like you said Numb1075, the "world" will be watching opening night to see what this is all about so..... maybe the silence is a good thing. maybe they are saving us from ourselves and from spoilers haha.
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Because we needed another thread for general discussion...
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wait - theres a tour? guyz where do i get tix
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I feel hesitant to buy tickets right now because of all the unknowns. I want to see if the paperless ticket thing will cause havoc or not, and I also want to know what the shows will be like, in case I can only go to one night. I will have to drive to another state if I want to see them, so it would be nice to know what to expect before I commit to doing this. Hopefully they'll do another American leg of the tour next year if I can't see them this year; all the kinks should be worked out by then.


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