1. Originally posted by ferrari:I have no problem with the fact that The JT tour is meant to be as the end of the innocence period and the step to the release of SOE in September/October. And in 2018 the SOE tour.

    Another postpone of SOE would make U2 very unbelievable and not relevant.
    I'm sure they didn't originally plan it this way - from Bono's and Edge's perspective the "postponement" was about incorporating the recent political atmosphere at the end of 2016 into SOE - but I'm going to choose to view it this way because it's awesome. Nice!

    After the JT tour and the eventual release of SOE, though, I'm going to expect the Experience portion of the I & E Tour to be heavy on 90s material, though.
  2. Originally posted by cesar_garza01:Besides, I don't know what this waiting will achieve. All of a sudden the songs will change their meaning? A good album should transcend their era and aspire to become universal and atemporal. If you try to tie it to the zeitgeist it will sound obsolete in 2 years.


    Exactly. The Trump election changed everything? Great. That's what the Joshua Tree is for. Make that statement and leave SOE be and get it done. Put out an EP of protest songs between now and June. Whatever... By the time you "Trump up" new songs, that time will have passed, too...

    At least we know one thing... When U2 do decide to call it a day, they have enough songs recorded on the shelves to give as an album every two years until we're all in our old age.
  3. Originally posted by bpt3:[..]
    I'm sure they didn't originally plan it this way - from Bono's and Edge's perspective the "postponement" was about incorporating the recent political atmosphere at the end of 2016 into SOE - but I'm going to choose to view it this way because it's awesome. Nice!

    After the JT tour and the eventual release of SOE, though, I'm going to expect the Experience portion of the I & E Tour to be heavy on 90s material, though.
    incorporating the recent political atmosphere at the end of 2016

    That's what Joshua Tree is doing, Same topics, different political players.
  4. The landscape should shape the music. U2 want to shape the music to match the landscape.

    There is a massive difference there.
  5. Originally posted by germcevoy:The landscape should shape the music. U2 want to shape the music to match the landscape.

    There is a massive difference there.
  6. On the other hand. IF the bands statement is true. Trumps first major accomplishment as president of the U.S. would turn out : Getting U2 to play both Exit and Red Hill Mining Town live.

    And effing One Tree Hill as a staple in the setlist. Why do dickheads always get their way in the U2 camp
  7. Originally posted by mofothethird:On the other hand. IF the bands statement is true. Trumps first major accomplishment as president of the U.S. would turn out : Getting U2 to play both Exit and Red Hill Mining Town live.
    That's a "glass half-full perspective", I like it.
  8. I wouldn't be surprised if U2 dreams it up again after this tour. and have the album come out 2020 , just in time for the 20th Anniversary of ATYCLB, unless they do a tour for that.
  9. I hope they don't do "Odd years: JT nostalgia tour, Even years: AB nostalgia tour" from this point on.
  10. so looking forward to the next album .... hope its as refreshing as the last , will be good to go back in time with the joshua tree tour , but forward again with songs of experience ...no wait back again ? u2 need doc brown and marty
  11. Originally posted by germcevoy:The landscape should shape the music. U2 want to shape the music to match the landscape.

    There is a massive difference there.
    And they have always been about flipping it 360..
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