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January 6th, 2005

BIG NEWS!!! @ 12:35 am

arcmorality:
I'm currently feelin: shocked shocked

As posted at @u2.com from the Rolling Stone...

U2 Postpone World Tour

Brian Hiatt


U2 have postponed their much-anticipated tour behind How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, originally scheduled to kick off March 1st in Miami. "All of the plans are in total flux," a source close to the band told Rolling Stone, citing a family illness as the reason for the change. Tour dates were to be announced and go on sale this month, but those plans have been delayed.

The band, which is nominated for three Grammys for the single "Vertigo," still intends to play the February 13th awards ceremony in Los Angeles and to attend its induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on March 14th in New York. However, a new timeline for the tour has not been set.

According to longtime tour designer Willie Williams, the tour's stage and video screens are in the process of being built. "We are developing some new technologies to deliver visual content," he told Rolling Stone.

U2's last world tour, in support of All That You Can't Leave Behind, made them the top-grossing act of 2001.
 
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From:bonoinakilt
Date:January 6th, 2005 12:38 am (UTC)
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i was just going to post that!
here's the link to it at Rolling Stone:
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/_/id/6806934/u2?pageid=rs.NewsArchive
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From:arcmorality
Date:January 6th, 2005 12:41 am (UTC)
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Shocking stuff. Still dunno whether to believe it or not. I guess we'll know for sure once we get an official statement from the band.
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From:volare
Date:January 6th, 2005 12:51 am (UTC)
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Fuck. I hope everyone's ok...... :(
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From:arcmorality
Date:January 6th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
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@U2.com has posted further info, to add to the story at the site.

Main jist of it is.. - Opening night has been moved from March 1st in Miami to March 28th in LA.

So that would suggest nothing too serious you would think. Someone has got a big operation coming up or something?? Who knows.

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From:lovedstrangely
Date:January 6th, 2005 12:58 am (UTC)
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....march 28th....la? wouldn't that change the whole course of the tour (well, the reported tour rumors)

btw, arcmorality, thanks for keeping us updated :-)
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From:arcmorality
Date:January 6th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
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It certainly seems to be the case. Several tour dates have been mysteriously "cancelled" these past few days. I guess we have the reason why...
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From:stateless
Date:January 6th, 2005 12:59 am (UTC)
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i wouldn't have to fly for opening night?!

jaysus, this is weird. hope everything's ok. :-\
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From:lovedstrangely
Date:January 6th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
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oh no! I'm really sad and disappointed if this is true, but you gotta do what you gotta. I hope no one is seriously ill.
From:starbucksmanic
Date:January 6th, 2005 01:20 am (UTC)
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eeeeeeeeeeek
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From:kabuki_party
Date:January 6th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
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i second that. :)
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From:parallel_rhythm
Date:January 6th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
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I can't believe this! But just think, now we have even more time to save up :)
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From:axver
Date:January 6th, 2005 02:05 am (UTC)
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This article does seem a tad strange, as it mentions U2 performing at the Grammy's. Well, they aren't nominated for any major awards (in fact, I don't think any they are nominated for will be broadcast) and they will likely lose out to Green Day (which annoys me but that's what will probably happen), so I don't see why they would play.

It's also bizarre that no official source has spoken on this. We've heard a lot of rubbish come from "a source close to the band" before.

Ultimately, this better not be true or my plans are totally screwed, and right now, I don't feel like thinking about anyone else.
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From:arcmorality
Date:January 6th, 2005 10:11 am (UTC)
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It's also bizarre that no official source has spoken on this.

Found it hard to believe myself at first. Whilst we've had no "official" statement from the band yet (that will come). Several trusted fan sites with close links to u2.com have confirmed the story is correct.
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From:axver
Date:January 6th, 2005 10:18 am (UTC)
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What fan sites have you seen? I've only noticed U2Log.com reporting that they have an 'official source', and I don't trust that much at all. We've had a lot of 'official sources' in the past, some of which have been accurate and some of which have just furthered inaccurate rumours. Interference has just posted the Rolling Stone article and not commented on its validity.

I am remaining skeptical as this is just a rumour, despite the fact most have quickly accepted it as gospel. I think many signs point to it being true, but there are some that say it may be false, and I have listed some relevant points in the latest entry on my personal journal.
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From:arcmorality
Date:January 6th, 2005 11:22 am (UTC)
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Sites I'm reffering to are indeed u2log & @u2, both who've been very consistant in the past. Anything interference post I'd take with a pinch of salt. I guess some people will say the same about u2log & @u2. :)
Whilst it is all pure rumour at the moment, I don't think the rolling stone are the type to just post any old rumour.

I read your post, I agree the excuse isn't the best. But your dead on, U2 doesn't postpone a tour because somebody has a broken toe. We'll probably not know the real reason, I guess we'll just have to take the tour as it comes.
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From:axver
Date:January 6th, 2005 11:30 am (UTC)
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I've never really taken a shine to @U2, not sure exactly why, and both of those sites have posted information in the past that has proven to be inaccurate (either partially or totally). I imagine there is some truth in the rumour for Rolling Stone to publish it (though I wish I could remember examples of past errors), but then again, sources don't always say what's really happening or even know themselves.

U2 tend to be open so I would expect that we will eventually know why there is a postponement. I now just wish that all worries and concerns would be allayed (or perhaps worsened, heh) by an official statement and a release of tour schedules.
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From:zoeverve
Date:January 6th, 2005 07:52 am (UTC)

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AhhhHHHhhhHhHhuawkawguiHhHhHhHhHhhhhHHHHH!!!

Of course OF COURSE I thought it was too good to be true that U2 would start their tour in my home town. OMG - OMGOMG, I am so depressed. Why are they skipping Miami? It's not fair. Miami is a good town! A nice, big, populated, happenin' town. I have been waiting my whole life to see them and now I am robbed of the ultimate U2 experience. I have never been to a U2 concert. This REALLY bites.

Peace,
~*~Zoe
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From:dushkology
Date:January 6th, 2005 09:58 am (UTC)
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You? Shut up. Don't be so bloody insensitive.
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From:zoeverve
Date:January 6th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)

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Oh my God...what did I say? Can't I be disappointed about missing the band???

Peace,
~*~Zoe
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From:dushkology
Date:January 7th, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC)
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There's showing disappointment in a respectful manner and then there's acting like a manky git.

While other members aired concern, even if it is just a rumour, you've flailed to the tune of 'OMG MY LIFE IS OVA11!!' at the off chance they won't come to Miami (if you did pay attention, skipping miami wasn't mentioned at all). Everyone else is just a big a fan as you are, that's why we're all here, but they've managed to show a little understanding towards the situation.

But y'know, how selfish of them really. OF COURSE the fellas should completely ignore their own family issues, clearly your 'ultimate U2 experience' is far more important than that.
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From:zoeverve
Date:January 7th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
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Ok, thanks, mom. You really put me in my place. Cuz, you know, of course I don't care about anyone but myself. I am so ashamed....

~*~Z
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From:arcmorality
Date:January 6th, 2005 10:13 am (UTC)

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U2 have started tours in miami several times. This is not something they've just felt like doing. There's obviously a damn good reason for it.

There not skipping Miami. Just moving Miami back a few months.
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From:zoeverve
Date:January 6th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)

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Oh ok, thank you. That's good. I was worried they were eliminating some tour dates or something. It would be just typical of my luck, you know? *lol*

Peace,
~*~Zoe
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From:siorai_gra_
Date:January 6th, 2005 12:28 pm (UTC)
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whoa. That is freaky. I'm going to remember this, but I know as it's not on U2.com or anything official, so it could still be as planned. I hope its not true, if they're changing everything up so much it must be bad for who evers sick..

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