Manchester calling?

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Manchester calling?
« on: December 06, 2017, 03:18:46 PM »
So Adam teased us by naming Manchester when asked about Europe gigs next year. I can totally see it as a defiant act.

I still haven't visited the city and have been meaning to see the sights of the north for a few years now. This would be a great excuse to finally see a city that has given us so much great music.
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Re: Manchester calling?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 03:43:09 PM »
It's the logical choice for the north of England dates.  And they've missed out on the north of England on the last two tours which is unusual for the band.

If they announce dates there, I shall be going.  I saw the Elevation show there.




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Re: Manchester calling?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 04:22:41 PM »
I would be nice if they came here to Wales but most bands/singers seem to leave Wales out of their tours so I know U2 won't play even Cardiff Arena in a million years! Would be amazing though.

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Re: Manchester calling?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 06:19:04 PM »
So Adam teased us by naming Manchester when asked about Europe gigs next year. I can totally see it as a defiant act.

I still haven't visited the city and have been meaning to see the sights of the north for a few years now. This would be a great excuse to finally see a city that has given us so much great music.
how is this a defiant act?  Am i missing something by Adam referring to Manchester as Europe?  Is it a joke?

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Re: Manchester calling?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 07:24:20 PM »
So Adam teased us by naming Manchester when asked about Europe gigs next year. I can totally see it as a defiant act.

I still haven't visited the city and have been meaning to see the sights of the north for a few years now. This would be a great excuse to finally see a city that has given us so much great music.
how is this a defiant act?  Am i missing something by Adam referring to Manchester as Europe?  Is it a joke?

Defiant in that it seems like a clear response to the bombing earlier this year. And no joke intended. I think Adam just strongly hinted Manchester when asked about UK dates.
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Re: Manchester calling?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 02:05:15 PM »
I'm sure Manchester MEN is the 2nd biggest arena in the country so it makes sense, Saw some very special Elevation  shows there so that would be brill

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Re: Manchester calling?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 03:36:22 PM »
So Adam teased us by naming Manchester when asked about Europe gigs next year. I can totally see it as a defiant act.

I still haven't visited the city and have been meaning to see the sights of the north for a few years now. This would be a great excuse to finally see a city that has given us so much great music.
how is this a defiant act?  Am i missing something by Adam referring to Manchester as Europe?  Is it a joke?

Defiant in that it seems like a clear response to the bombing earlier this year. And no joke intended. I think Adam just strongly hinted Manchester when asked about UK dates.
got it. thanks.

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Re: Manchester calling?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 04:51:14 PM »
I'm sure Manchester MEN is the 2nd biggest arena in the country so it makes sense, Saw some very special Elevation  shows there so that would be brill

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I have been hoping for Manchester Arena all summer.  I hope the rumour is now true!  (whether I can get tickets for that venue is another matter - given the show of defiance that might be shown).
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 06:52:25 PM »
There is someone on another u2 page saying that there will be no Scottish shows again this tour. I really cant see that being true. Glasgow is a home from home for the band....its pretty much the nearest to being in Dublin show they can get

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Re: Manchester calling?
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2017, 02:19:24 PM »
There is someone on another u2 page saying that there will be no Scottish shows again this tour. I really cant see that being true. Glasgow is a home from home for the band....its pretty much the nearest to being in Dublin show they can get

No way! Unless the Hydro is booked up. I can't think of anywhere else suitable in Scotland.  Aberdeen Arena is probably too small for them at this stage in their career (although maybe not in the future *creeps away quietly*)
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Re: Manchester calling?
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2017, 08:29:46 PM »
If these aren't til fall 2018, there's a strong chance I may try my first UK U2 concert since I was already planning to go to the UK in the fall of 2018. Only a bonus that I can use it as an excuse to drag the BF to his first U2 show.  ;)

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Re: Manchester calling?
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2017, 08:42:30 PM »
If these aren't til fall 2018, there's a strong chance I may try my first UK U2 concert since I was already planning to go to the UK in the fall of 2018. Only a bonus that I can use it as an excuse to drag the BF to his first U2 show.  ;)

The one time I dragged a gf to a U2 show it was Vertigo in a stadium, and although she enjoyed it, it wasn't an earth-shatteringly good show - in fact it was probably the worst U2 show I've been too.  I think this upcoming tour will be great, however, especially if it is in an arena, and your bf will thank you for forcing him to go  :)

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Re: Manchester calling?
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2017, 08:19:08 AM »
There is someone on another u2 page saying that there will be no Scottish shows again this tour. I really cant see that being true. Glasgow is a home from home for the band....its pretty much the nearest to being in Dublin show they can get

No way! Unless the Hydro is booked up. I can't think of anywhere else suitable in Scotland.  Aberdeen Arena is probably too small for them at this stage in their career (although maybe not in the future *creeps away quietly*)

There would be the SECC, which is bigger than AECC, but being honest....i cant see any way the band would skip Scottish shows. As Bono said in 2001-02, when the Scottish Shows were added at very short notice (3-4 days between the unveilling of the shows and the shows themselves) He said there is no way the band could skip Scotland, as his life would be over, if they did lol