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« on: July 24, 2019, 02:59:50 PM »
Someone mentionned news were slow on the U2 front. And that’s true at this time of the year, no doubt.

But reliable U2Songs posted these tidbits yesterday:

This week saw the rumours that U2 would play in 2020 in Europe crop up on some ticket reselling sites. We are told that at this time there are NO plans to continue this tour into 2020, and the current cities are the only ones that will be announced. We are told that there are no plans to take this tour for another spin around Europe, or revisit other locations that the tour already visited in 2017. These shows are being done to visit areas of the world the band could not get to in 2017. We are told that the next stage for the band will see them start to work on a new album.

In interviews in 2018 Adam has suggested they will “start from scratch” on the next album and Bono has said “I’d like to make a balls to the wall rock album” so it sounds like they will work on something new, and not return to revisit Songs of Ascent. Although less committal as usual, even Larry when asked about the future said, “You never know. I assume there’ll be another album.”

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 03:11:12 PM »
So, not really any "new" news, but still interesting!
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 03:11:53 PM »
Someone mentionned news were slow on the U2 front. And that’s true at this time of the year, no doubt.

But reliable U2Songs posted these tidbits yesterday:

This week saw the rumours that U2 would play in 2020 in Europe crop up on some ticket reselling sites. We are told that at this time there are NO plans to continue this tour into 2020, and the current cities are the only ones that will be announced. We are told that there are no plans to take this tour for another spin around Europe, or revisit other locations that the tour already visited in 2017. These shows are being done to visit areas of the world the band could not get to in 2017. We are told that the next stage for the band will see them start to work on a new album.

In interviews in 2018 Adam has suggested they will “start from scratch” on the next album and Bono has said “I’d like to make a balls to the wall rock album” so it sounds like they will work on something new, and not return to revisit Songs of Ascent. Although less committal as usual, even Larry when asked about the future said, “You never know. I assume there’ll be another album.”



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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2019, 03:14:07 PM »
Bono has said “I’d like to make a balls to the wall rock album....”


I'd like to know what exactly he means by that. "Rock" like UTEOTW, Exit, and God Part II? Or "rawk" like The Miracle, Elevation, and American Soul? I hope for the former but fully expect the latter.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2019, 03:14:44 PM »
So, not really any "new" news, but still interesting!

Depending on how things go in the studio, we could get the next album as early as 2021. Or not. Most likely 2023. And don't believe a word Bono says, btw.  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2019, 03:24:02 PM »
Someone mentionned news were slow on the U2 front. And that’s true at this time of the year, no doubt.

But reliable U2Songs posted these tidbits yesterday:

This week saw the rumours that U2 would play in 2020 in Europe crop up on some ticket reselling sites. We are told that at this time there are NO plans to continue this tour into 2020, and the current cities are the only ones that will be announced. We are told that there are no plans to take this tour for another spin around Europe, or revisit other locations that the tour already visited in 2017. These shows are being done to visit areas of the world the band could not get to in 2017. We are told that the next stage for the band will see them start to work on a new album.

In interviews in 2018 Adam has suggested they will “start from scratch” on the next album and Bono has said “I’d like to make a balls to the wall rock album” so it sounds like they will work on something new, and not return to revisit Songs of Ascent. Although less committal as usual, even Larry when asked about the future said, “You never know. I assume there’ll be another album.”



Got a link to that, Sir?

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2019, 03:30:58 PM »
Someone mentionned news were slow on the U2 front. And that’s true at this time of the year, no doubt.

But reliable U2Songs posted these tidbits yesterday:

This week saw the rumours that U2 would play in 2020 in Europe crop up on some ticket reselling sites. We are told that at this time there are NO plans to continue this tour into 2020, and the current cities are the only ones that will be announced. We are told that there are no plans to take this tour for another spin around Europe, or revisit other locations that the tour already visited in 2017. These shows are being done to visit areas of the world the band could not get to in 2017. We are told that the next stage for the band will see them start to work on a new album.

In interviews in 2018 Adam has suggested they will “start from scratch” on the next album and Bono has said “I’d like to make a balls to the wall rock album” so it sounds like they will work on something new, and not return to revisit Songs of Ascent. Although less committal as usual, even Larry when asked about the future said, “You never know. I assume there’ll be another album.”



Got a link to that, Sir?

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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2019, 03:38:06 PM »
Someone mentionned news were slow on the U2 front. And that’s true at this time of the year, no doubt.

But reliable U2Songs posted these tidbits yesterday:

This week saw the rumours that U2 would play in 2020 in Europe crop up on some ticket reselling sites. We are told that at this time there are NO plans to continue this tour into 2020, and the current cities are the only ones that will be announced. We are told that there are no plans to take this tour for another spin around Europe, or revisit other locations that the tour already visited in 2017. These shows are being done to visit areas of the world the band could not get to in 2017. We are told that the next stage for the band will see them start to work on a new album.

In interviews in 2018 Adam has suggested they will “start from scratch” on the next album and Bono has said “I’d like to make a balls to the wall rock album” so it sounds like they will work on something new, and not return to revisit Songs of Ascent. Although less committal as usual, even Larry when asked about the future said, “You never know. I assume there’ll be another album.”



Got a link to that, Sir?

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https://www.u2songs.com/news/the_joshua_tree_tour_2019_update

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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2019, 03:51:15 PM »
Someone mentionned news were slow on the U2 front. And that’s true at this time of the year, no doubt.

But reliable U2Songs posted these tidbits yesterday:

This week saw the rumours that U2 would play in 2020 in Europe crop up on some ticket reselling sites. We are told that at this time there are NO plans to continue this tour into 2020, and the current cities are the only ones that will be announced. We are told that there are no plans to take this tour for another spin around Europe, or revisit other locations that the tour already visited in 2017. These shows are being done to visit areas of the world the band could not get to in 2017. We are told that the next stage for the band will see them start to work on a new album.

In interviews in 2018 Adam has suggested they will “start from scratch” on the next album and Bono has said “I’d like to make a balls to the wall rock album” so it sounds like they will work on something new, and not return to revisit Songs of Ascent. Although less committal as usual, even Larry when asked about the future said, “You never know. I assume there’ll be another album.”



Got a link to that, Sir?

Voilà Monsieur

https://www.u2songs.com/news/the_joshua_tree_tour_2019_update

Merci, mon ami....

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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2019, 03:53:35 PM »
Someone mentionned news were slow on the U2 front. And that’s true at this time of the year, no doubt.

But reliable U2Songs posted these tidbits yesterday:

This week saw the rumours that U2 would play in 2020 in Europe crop up on some ticket reselling sites. We are told that at this time there are NO plans to continue this tour into 2020, and the current cities are the only ones that will be announced. We are told that there are no plans to take this tour for another spin around Europe, or revisit other locations that the tour already visited in 2017. These shows are being done to visit areas of the world the band could not get to in 2017. We are told that the next stage for the band will see them start to work on a new album.

In interviews in 2018 Adam has suggested they will “start from scratch” on the next album and Bono has said “I’d like to make a balls to the wall rock album” so it sounds like they will work on something new, and not return to revisit Songs of Ascent. Although less committal as usual, even Larry when asked about the future said, “You never know. I assume there’ll be another album.”



Gotta love the Larry.

If "balls to the wall rock" and "edge is on fire" BS hype is the yin then we definitely need Larry's "don't know don't care" no BS attitude as the yang to balance things out.



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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2019, 03:56:04 PM »
I'm starting to wonder about Larry. So Larry called NLOTH No Craic On the Horizon. I snickered.

And then I started to get concerned.

Does that mean Larry is actually partly responsible for Boots?

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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2019, 04:12:50 PM »
I'm starting to wonder about Larry. So Larry called NLOTH No Craic On the Horizon. I snickered.

And then I started to get concerned.

Does that mean Larry is actually partly responsible for Boots?

I doubt it. It’s an Edge riff and the band tried to copy the Vertigo formula for another hit

big riff intro/soft verses with scratchy guitar/chorus big riff/bridge

They tried it a 3rd time with the Miracle and didn’t work again.

It’s basically the band on auto pilot
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2019, 04:14:08 PM »
I'm starting to wonder about Larry. So Larry called NLOTH No Craic On the Horizon. I snickered.

And then I started to get concerned.

Does that mean Larry is actually partly responsible for Boots?

I doubt it. It’s an Edge riff and the band tried to copy the Vertigo formula for another hit

big riff intro/soft verses with scratchy guitar/chorus big riff/bridge

They tried it a 3rd time with the Miracle and didn’t work again.

It’s basically the band on auto pilot
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2019, 04:25:04 PM »
I'm not suggesting Larry wrote the riff or anything. The band made it the usual way. I just always assumed Bono campaigned for its inclusion on the album against Larry and Eno but maybe it was the band against Eno.

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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2019, 04:25:37 PM »
I'm starting to wonder about Larry. So Larry called NLOTH No Craic On the Horizon. I snickered.

And then I started to get concerned.

Does that mean Larry is actually partly responsible for Boots?

I doubt it. It’s an Edge riff and the band tried to copy the Vertigo formula for another hit

big riff intro/soft verses with scratchy guitar/chorus big riff/bridge

They tried it a 3rd time with the Miracle and didn’t work again.

It’s basically the band on auto pilot

90/95% of U2's music is The Edge.
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