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Old 03-11-2002, 09:25 AM   #1
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U2 NOT on tour?

Hello,

I just got this link from someone off the Dutch U2 mailing list. This link is to the Amsterdam Arena stadium, which U2 were rumoured to play on 19 & 20 July. http://www.amsterdamarena.nl/index.p...-395-1093-2832

A rough translation of this link is:
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U2 not on tour

11 March 2002
This morning the promotor MOJO updated us with the news that the planned concerts of U2 in the Amsterdam Arena on 19 & 20 July will NOT go on. MOJO Concerts gave as a reason for this disappointing news that the band has decided not to tour this Summer. After their concerts in the US they want to close the Elevation Tour and use the opportunity to have a long holiday.
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So it seems as if there will not be a European tour after all. Hopefully they will continue working on that new album...

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Old 03-11-2002, 09:31 AM   #2
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Well if that means they are working on a new album, then I'm not unhappy.
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Old 03-11-2002, 09:50 AM   #4
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I must say I'm kind of glad to see them take a little time off.. I"m really looking forward to the new album. I am a little sad that I'm actually going to Europe this summer, and they canceled the tour though. Oh well, I guess it wasn't meant to be.
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Interesting.. this will be odd to watch what will happen now.

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Well if that means they are working on a new album, then I'm not unhappy.
I just read an article on youtwo.net that they are not going to tour this summer. Maybe they will put out an album around Xmas instead. I think that's a good idea if they stay out of the public eye for the next 8 months.
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Old 03-11-2002, 10:07 AM   #7
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So now you all believe the rumour but refused to believe the news I gave you all on Friday. Interesting...
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So now you all believe the rumour but refused to believe the news I gave you all on Friday. Interesting...
Did I miss something?
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http://forum.interference.com/u2feed...ML/018469.html

Today's news is clearly the result of this weekend's rumoured meeting.
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http://forum.interference.com/u2feed...ML/018469.html

Today's news is clearly the result of this weekend's rumoured meeting.
ahhh. WEll that's what I get for not reading all the threads. Interesting stuff.
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Old 03-11-2002, 10:29 AM   #11
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Props Angel, I was a skeptic. But this news from an organization that would know makes it more believable and we actually have the name of a source. So obviously your person was in the know on this one as well. It is very surprising though but not shocking.

I'am actually kind of glad they are not touring (sorry Euro fans). As pointed out, I would rather they work on the new album and tour again when they have a new album out.

I think this basically means we will get a new album and world tour more quickly now than we would have previously. I think 2003 could be another U2 year with a new album and tour. I think the album could be out in spring 2003 and a tour to follow in Summer/fall 2003. I think we will definately see a new album in 2003 now, when in 2003 and when will the tour start is the big question.
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I didn't want what I posted on Friday to be true, but I believe in the guys and support their decisions. It's like you said sula - if it means a new album! This can't be a bad thing. = new songs to tour!
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Originally posted by sulawesigirl4:
Well if that means they are working on a new album, then I'm not unhappy.
same here

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A new album more quickly is NEVER a bad thing! (unless it is Zooropa ) j.k.

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A new album more quickly is NEVER a bad thing! (unless it is Zooropa ) j.k.
You'd better be j/k!
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Well if that means they are working on a new album, then I'm not unhappy.
If no_tour == new_album
{ happy = happy * -1 };

I had to do it. Sorry sulawesigirl4, I just found it funny how you said it. Instead of saying "then I'm happy", you said "then I'm not Unhappy". You were negating a negative value!!! Anyways, doubt anybody will get this.

I'm glad they're not touring, I'm sad for our European fans, but it's time for them to get out of the spot light.

Did they decide this because Oasis said no to touring with them? A 8-12 month break will be great, plus the more time they work on the album, the a higher then chances it will be masterpiece.

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So now you all believe the rumour but refused to believe the news I gave you all on Friday. Interesting...
Sorry Angel.. like others have said, I was skeptical as well. But this definitely confirms it, I suppose.

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If no_tour == new_album
{ happy = happy * -1 };

I had to do it. Sorry sulawesigirl4, I just found it funny how you said it. Instead of saying "then I'm happy", you said "then I'm not Unhappy". You were negating a negative value!!! Anyways, doubt anybody will get this.
lol. I'll be sure to check the math next time.

Actually, I said exactly what I intended. I'm not particularly happy...but yet I'm also not unhappy. No active dislike, in other words. Make sense?
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I guess its as official as it can get.

It's on U2.com.
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Old 03-11-2002, 11:24 AM   #20
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I'm not that disappointed about the band not touring Europe
I always feared Angel was right and I prefer a new album myself

I do have to say though that I think it's a total disgrace that the band only focussed on meeting the needs of one market
this has by no means be a world tour
the band let down fans all over the world

during every show of the Elevation tour in Europe (at least in Holland) Bono talked how proud he was about the way the POPMart tour was received here (Holland being the first shows the band did after touring the US)

in retrospect maybe the press around here should also have blasted POPMart so that they would also have felt the need to prove they still are the best band around (and they are by far) over here too

it's all just a bit disappointing

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