Originally posted by TheRefugee:[..]
Yes, of course.
The band can play as many AB songs as they wish in a new fresh tour that isn’t one dedicated to marking an anniversary of the album itself. I’m simply expressing a preference for something new that is not beholden to observing the anniversary of the release of an old piece of work. I’d prefer them to avoid the creative bankruptcy of living of past glories. They don’t have long left, so I’d prefer them to use the time they have to live in the here and now and not in the past.
Originally posted by TheRefugee:I take your point. However, for me, another anniversary tour is just confirmation that they are firmly in legacy band territory which I suppose they are now. It’s just tough to accept and brings with it a sense of resignation that “the future has dried up”, but the truth is bitter some times I guess.
Originally posted by TheRefugee:Plenty of signs of slowing down; frequency of album releases, number of new songs released, all equals diminishing returns. Plus you are a legacy band if you’re living off your legacy which is exactly what an anniversary tour is all about.
Originally posted by TheRefugee:It adds up to 2 albums in over a decade. On the lower end of the prolific scale one must surely admit!!!
Anyway, you’re fairly entrenched in your position. That’s fair enough.
Looking forward to the new material. Any day now🤞🏻
Originally posted by TheRefugee:Indulging in anniversary tours is at least in part the band accepting their status as a legacy act, as a band beyond their peak and who have fans wanting to hear the hits. There’s no shame in that, nothing to be insulted about, certainly when a band is past its peak and that peak was as impressive and dominant as U2’s was.
Originally posted by miryclay:Where do you live Domino?