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Old 03-28-2002, 08:09 PM   #1
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Will U2 Ever Do Another Huge Stadium Tour?

Over the last couple years I became a HUGE U2 fan.

Unfortunetly, I have never had the chance to see them live.

When Elevation was in town, I wasn't big enough of a fan to go.

As a result, I have had to live with the DVDs and VHS concerts. Although I found Bono's voice to be much better on the Boston DVD, I am still floored by the hugeness of Popmart every
time I watch the Mexico video.

I really wish I had been a fan back then and I regret having missed the big multimedia spectaculars of Zoo TV and Popmart.

My question is, do you think U2 will ever do another big huge stadium tour with all the U2 trimmings?

Although I love U2s music on its own, I would love to see an all out U2 sensory assault at least once before I die.
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My guess is, that when it comes to a farewell tour, it will be stadiums, so your wish well may be granted before you die.

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yes, and I don't think it is going to be anytime soon for the farewell tour, but stadiums could be as early as the NEXT tour IMO
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I bet my buttons they will.

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I want to see a U2 tour that causes sensory overload...

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Yes of course. Not sure if the farewell tour will be stadium or Arena though. When that day comes I would bet it will be a stadium one as well.
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My question is, do you think U2 will ever do another big huge stadium tour with all the U2 trimmings?

Although I love U2s music on its own, I would love to see an all out U2 sensory assault at least once before I die.
I don't doubt for a minute they'll do more stadiums, but I'm skeptical that we'll ever again see sensory overload conceptual stuff as over-the-top as we saw in the 90's. Sure as hell would be nice, though.

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I agree with Pub Crawler. There will definately be another stadium tour (my guess is 2004) but I doubdt you will see anything like the spectacle of Zoo TV or Popmart.
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God, I hope not. Here I go again, but the last time I saw them before Elevation was in a stadium. The Memorial Colliseum (sp?) in LA in 1987. I had already decided never to go to a stadium concert again, but I thought "Oh, it's U2, what the hell, how bad can it be?" Uh-huh, the band played great, but there was no contact with us at all. I can only imagine how detatched Popmart and ZooTV were. I'm sure someone will come up and tell me I'm full of shit, but give me an arena where you can see them and they can see you anyday.


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I agree with Martha.

I've seen several stadium tours, and the Elevation tour, and I would prefer Elevation any day over the stadium.

Of course, it all depends on what the public demands. If u2 can sell 50,000 tickets in cities across the USA, they will do a stadium tour, so you may get your wish.

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My hope is that they never again do stadiums.

Elevation Tour proved they belong in arenas.
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I hope they do a tour of all major U.S malls a la Tiffany's specatular tour of the mid to late 80's. man, that was awesome!
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I want to see a U2 tour that causes sensory overload...

u didnt see Zoo TV im gathering...

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hopefully they will take this time this summer instead of touring and make another classic album. if this album takes off then Yes a stadium tour will be in the cards this time. Lets pray at least.
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God, I hope not. Here I go again, but the last time I saw them before Elevation was in a stadium. The Memorial Colliseum (sp?) in LA in 1987. I had already decided never to go to a stadium concert again, but I thought "Oh, it's U2, what the hell, how bad can it be?" Uh-huh, the band played great, but there was no contact with us at all. I can only imagine how detatched Popmart and ZooTV were. I'm sure someone will come up and tell me I'm full of shit, but give me an arena where you can see them and they can see you anyday.


You asked.

Rant over.


I generally agree with you. But I will say that I saw ZooTV both in arenas and the outdoor broadcast (stadiums) and I was surprised how intimate the stadium experience was.

But Madison Square Garden ZooTV was absolutely the most fantastic in-your-face intimate sensory overload love fest I have ever known. I think it was possibly the greatest show on earth (that tour, I mean). I wouldn't describe it as detached at all. I mean, it was a huge extravaganza, but it was a U2 extravaganza and that still means intimate. Maybe not intimate in terms of proximity to the band, but in the vibe that they always manage to create, that sense of oneness.

But after Elevation, it's really weird to look at concert footage from other tours and see people in rows and chairs in front of the stage.

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Having seen U2 in both stadiums and arenas, I prefer to see them in a arena its more intimate,but its my guess it will be stadiums for a farewell tour, and as for the next tour whenever that will be, I rather it would be arenas.
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As a person who only became a fan last year, I'd love to see a ZooTV-like extravaganza (it looks so great in the Sydney video) .... but I doubt they'll do another tour like Popmart or ZooTV. Stadiums, yes, I can definitely see that but not like ZooTV or Popmart.

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Old 03-29-2002, 12:19 PM   #20
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I seriously doubt they'll do stadiums again, at least any time soon. No one is playing stadiums anymore. The new arenas are much nicer than the old ones (even if they do have stupid names like "Dunkin Donuts Arena") and it makes much more sense to play them.

If for some strange reason they did, it would have to be very limited and would only be in the very large markets, LA, Chicago, Boston, New York, maybe Northern CA and Texas. Since casual fans aren't likely to travel to see a stadium show, other markets would be in danger of not filling up the place, and then even though they sold a boat-load of tickets the press would call it a "failure"

I'm intrigued with the folks who actually prefer stadiums. What is it that makes them better than arenas for you?
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