Originally posted by bartajax:Besides that I think Trump is a total idiot and a disgrace to the US, I'm not really interested in hearing Bono making very long speeches etc. again. How they did it during the I+E tour was alright, not make a big fuss about it but still give your opinion during a song if possible.
Originally posted by cesar_garza01:Saying "And President Reagan comes up to me, his face red like a rose in a thorn bush" is not very subtle.
It's what they have defended all their career. If someone has a problem with their viewpoints, they can go to a Ted Nugent concert.
Originally posted by bpt3:[..]
Agreed with all of this. I'd love for them to keep the criticism of Trump's persona/policies up - but to also hang on to the message of Bono's BTBS "rap" on the I & E Tour..."it's gonna take every woman and man", right? Especially when there's such sharp disagreement and division over this recent election.
Hopeful no matter what the tour looks like that SOE does indeed reflect this current climate, since Edge gave that as an excuse for procrastinating on getting the album out.
Originally posted by Soundwall:Here we go, off topic
No extra shows in rumor land?
Originally posted by u2joost:God, how I wish this thread was ON topic.
We would be discussing how great the new SOE album was, instead of talking politics....
Although I'm sort of looking forward to this tour, the fact that SOE doesn't seem to happen anytime soon (might well be 2018, if ever) makes me sad...
Originally posted by ahn1991:[..]
I don't think there's a U2 album devoid of politics.
Originally posted by blueeyedboy:[..]
Yup. Politics and religion. Recurring themes interlaced in every album.