The Joshua Tree 2019 Tour thread

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The Joshua Tree 2019 Tour thread
« on: June 02, 2019, 12:26:33 PM »
Leaving all cynicism aside regarding this tour, I’m very happy for all our friends down under and elsewhere in the Pacific that will be able to see the band live one more time. Use this thread to discuss anything related to the tour, like potential setlists, tickets purchase experience, venue information, etc..

Here’s the official promo clip posted on Youtube

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Re: The Joshua Tree 2019 Tour thread
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2019, 12:54:30 PM »
I am SO very happy for our fellow U2 fans that are going to finally get a show! I missed the original JT tour, but went to JT30...and it was wonderful. I don't know what "extra" songs they will play down there (in addition to our beloved Joshua Tree IN FULL!), but they did Ultraviolet at my show, and it was amazing. I cheaped out and got nosebleed seats, and I really regretted doing so. I wish I had scraped up the cash to get better seats, but oh well. It was wonderful, even from far away...the screen was awesome. The show was unforgettable.
Anyway, if you have a chance to see this show, DO IT!
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Re: The Joshua Tree 2019 Tour thread
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2019, 01:39:16 PM »
I've seen it on YouTube.  It was OK.  But stadiums are far too big for this band now.  Maybe it worked well for PopMart, but not anymore. The fact they're playing stadiums in Aus/NZ shows they're all about the money, honey.




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Re: The Joshua Tree 2019 Tour thread
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2019, 02:38:54 PM »
I've seen it on YouTube.  It was OK.  But stadiums are far too big for this band now.  Maybe it worked well for PopMart, but not anymore. The fact they're playing stadiums in Aus/NZ shows they're all about the money, honey.

Saw JT30 in Toronto. Rogers Centre was jam packed and I think they managed to put on a fairly good performance. They can still own a stadium when all the pieces fall perfectly into place. But personally, I prefer an arena setting.

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2019, 02:41:06 PM »
I prefer arenas, too...but JT30 really did work well in a stadium.
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Re: The Joshua Tree 2019 Tour thread
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2019, 12:51:25 AM »
I think it's intentional that they are playing Syd on 22nd Nov, the anniversary day of Mick H's death.

Cities in order are: Brisbane > Melb > Adel > Syd > Perth ... but you would think they would just travel along the coast in order of city/distance: Bris > Syd  > Melb > Adel > Perth.
If the 22nd date is intentional, I would expect they play Stuck in a Moment... BUT what would be GLORIOUS, is if 'some' or all members of INXS came on stage and they all played together... an INXS song(s)/medley... combo of U2 song..  Serious how good would that be? Why would you NOT want to do this? Such an exciting guest appearance combo. PLEASE GOD. Let it happen.

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Re: The Joshua Tree 2019 Tour thread
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2019, 06:09:52 PM »
I think it's intentional that they are playing Syd on 22nd Nov, the anniversary day of Mick H's death.

Cities in order are: Brisbane > Melb > Adel > Syd > Perth ... but you would think they would just travel along the coast in order of city/distance: Bris > Syd  > Melb > Adel > Perth.
If the 22nd date is intentional, I would expect they play Stuck in a Moment... BUT what would be GLORIOUS, is if 'some' or all members of INXS came on stage and they all played together... an INXS song(s)/medley... combo of U2 song..  Serious how good would that be? Why would you NOT want to do this? Such an exciting guest appearance combo. PLEASE GOD. Let it happen.
Could happen..
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Re: The Joshua Tree 2019 Tour thread
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2019, 06:12:25 PM »
I've seen it on YouTube.  It was OK.  But stadiums are far too big for this band now.  Maybe it worked well for PopMart, but not anymore. The fact they're playing stadiums in Aus/NZ shows they're all about the money, honey.

Saw JT30 in Toronto. Rogers Centre was jam packed and I think they managed to put on a fairly good performance. They can still own a stadium when all the pieces fall perfectly into place. But personally, I prefer an arena setting.


Same here its just  not the same .Stadiums are too massive for me no matter how close you are visually they are still far away ...and your neck hurts looking up trying to follow them.
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Re: The Joshua Tree 2019 Tour thread
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2019, 06:16:28 PM »
I've seen it on YouTube.  It was OK.  But stadiums are far too big for this band now.  Maybe it worked well for PopMart, but not anymore. The fact they're playing stadiums in Aus/NZ shows they're all about the money, honey.

Saw JT30 in Toronto. Rogers Centre was jam packed and I think they managed to put on a fairly good performance. They can still own a stadium when all the pieces fall perfectly into place. But personally, I prefer an arena setting.


Same here its just  not the same .Stadiums are too massive for me no matter how close you are visually they are still far away ...and your neck hurts looking up trying to follow them.
My arms STILL hurt from holding binoculars for over two hours for JT 30.
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Re: The Joshua Tree 2019 Tour thread
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2019, 07:14:28 PM »
I've seen it on YouTube.  It was OK.  But stadiums are far too big for this band now.  Maybe it worked well for PopMart, but not anymore. The fact they're playing stadiums in Aus/NZ shows they're all about the money, honey.

I would have to disagree.  This tour was built for stadiums - not just because the size of the stage - but the band are quite accustomed to playing stadiums and with this album / tour it works.  We sat in the edge of the bar next to the RZ at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington 2 years ago and i have to say they blew the roof off of the place. 

No it wasn't as great as POPMART in my opinion,  but damn i guess i must have been a sucker for nostalgia or something.  Still looking forward to the DVD  8)

Also happy for our friends who get to see this tour.  I wish i could go to Seoul  :-*
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Re: The Joshua Tree 2019 Tour thread
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2019, 07:17:29 PM »
I've seen it on YouTube.  It was OK.  But stadiums are far too big for this band now.  Maybe it worked well for PopMart, but not anymore. The fact they're playing stadiums in Aus/NZ shows they're all about the money, honey.

I would have to disagree.  This tour was built for stadiums - not just because the size of the stage - but the band are quite accustomed to playing stadiums and with this album / tour it works.  We sat in the edge of the bar next to the RZ at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington 2 years ago and i have to say they blew the roof off of the place. 

No it wasn't as great as POPMART in my opinion,  but damn i guess i must have been a sucker for nostalgia or something.  Still looking forward to the DVD  8)

Also happy for our friends who get to see this tour.  I wish i could go to Seoul  :-*
It WAS a great show...and they blew the roof off in Arizona, too. And, yeah, WHERE THE HECK IS THAT DVD?
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Re: The Joshua Tree 2019 Tour thread
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2019, 07:28:01 PM »
I've seen it on YouTube.  It was OK.  But stadiums are far too big for this band now.  Maybe it worked well for PopMart, but not anymore. The fact they're playing stadiums in Aus/NZ shows they're all about the money, honey.

I would have to disagree.  This tour was built for stadiums - not just because the size of the stage - but the band are quite accustomed to playing stadiums and with this album / tour it works.  We sat in the edge of the bar next to the RZ at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington 2 years ago and i have to say they blew the roof off of the place. 

No it wasn't as great as POPMART in my opinion,  but damn i guess i must have been a sucker for nostalgia or something.  Still looking forward to the DVD  8)

Also happy for our friends who get to see this tour.  I wish i could go to Seoul  :-*
It WAS a great show...and they blew the roof off in Arizona, too. And, yeah, WHERE THE HECK IS THAT DVD?

I heard they blew the roof off at Arrowhead too which is funny because there is no roof there  :o

Maybe they are making the DVD with some of the upcoming shows? 
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Re: The Joshua Tree 2019 Tour thread
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2019, 04:52:09 PM »
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Re: The Joshua Tree 2019 Tour thread
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2019, 08:13:22 PM »
Anyone here got tickets?

https://twitter.com/u2wanderer/status/1136582571729522688

Uh, should I comment on this?  ::)

GA Melbourne was all sold out within a minute, many people registered for the LN presale couldn’t get the lower tier tickets. Only expensive tier tickets showed in search results. So no AJ, GA tix were not still available (for Melbourne). Unless he’s talking about ViaGoGo, lots of GA being resold there (at inflated prices).

Something screwed up, a couple of LN/TM/event staff have been posing on FB as fans, trying to suss out what went wrong for some folks. It’s most likely they held back whole sections of the lower-middle tier tickets, and pushed the more expensive seats at the start of the sale — whole sections of the stadium are now available in the middle price range, a whole day after tix went on sale. This didn’t happen with other cities, all sell outs within minutes. This is why a second show for Melbourne still hasn’t been announced (it will be), hopefully they’ll sort this out so it doesn’t happen for the second Melbourne show.

$200 for nosebleeds at the far end of the stadium though... just not worth it. Those seats should be the $60-$130 lower tier range. I know the stadium and it’d be an awful atmosphere up there.
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