The boys should be out on tour next May or early June 2015 right after the Hockey plays offs and NBA should be all wrapped up by that time. Starting dates are still fluid as the our friends in Live Nation Global touring work the routing of the band out we can expect to see some announcement and possible ticket sales around 11/22/14 with pre-sale starting sooner. Now of course this could all fall apart without warning. Its fluid we said so expect change
Dublin started packing for this up coming tour sometime ago. New road cases ordered and we can expect to see the whole family out on tour next year.
What will be different this tour is that the shows will be in smaller venues because the music is much more personal intimate that a small venue would be better suited for. Yes 360 was amazing and some would say heck it sure was intimate however that was a massive under taking with a BIG ROCK show feel.
Christian O'Connell, Bono said: "We're gonna be touring. We're gonna start next year. Were gonna try and play the O2 and places like that, more indoors that outdoors this time, but we'll see where it takes us.
"It's exciting. We'll be coming your way and these songs are the songs that, I think . . . I think they will play themselves."
Bono further admitted that he finds it harder than ever to tour and leave his family.
He added: "Only if the songs are great can you bear leaving home. We all have families and mates and... so you know, you're looking for 11 great reasons to leave home and I think we've got them.
"You know what it's like now, it's like a whole city goes on the road with us. Our kids go out on the road, they get excited about it. It's like . . . yeah, it's kind of a whole . . . Dublin goes on the road."
What has happened to the magic? Over the last few months, it seems that the magic has left the building. U2 expected to release a new album this year with a stadium tour in the summer and it seems that the whole thing stalled out in Dublin. The album we like to call “Lucky 13” seems to be taking longer to finish and while some may say that’s ok because the whole album will capture the magic again.
Rumors suggest that the band was looking creative support on this project and this was the reason to push to 2015. Remember this is a self-imposed release date nothing official was announced.
"We've always needed collaborators to challenge us," says drummer Larry Mullen. "We're slow learners. We need to be creative, on the cutting edge, challenged, and it's really hard going, it's relentless, and we're relentless, and we have a history of breaking engineers, producers. I mean, people come out of working with U2 and just go, 'I just don't know what's happened; it feels like a lifetime has passed by.' And that's just the way we work."
Bono then added: "The album won't be ready till it's ready. However, right now, people are walking a little differently -- well, they are not walking, they are running as if to a finish line. There are a couple of songs that are part of the story we have not quite finished. We know we have to spend a couple of years taking these songs around the world, so they'd better be good."
Bono’s comments suggest a world tour will follow shortly after the release of the new project. Will it be worth the wait or have we already experienced the best that U2 has to offer? Time will tell.
U2 have rejected reports that their new album and tour is to be delayed until next year. A brilliant move by some marketing industry types to keep the band in the center of the music worlds focus.
Billboard pops off some speculated rumors that that bands lucky 13 will be subject to a push out or rather a push back into next year.
Well fans chill out a bit because now the new rumor is that the boys will in fact be ready toss out another fantastic album this year, in fact another rumor suggests that we may see something very soon.
A spokesperson for the "The Guardian" has rejected the claims that the boys have lost that loving feeling for each other and fail to come together to complete the project. As for a tour plan, heck that's really going to be a Summer 2015 if at all.
Marketing Machines come to a halt, tour plans stalled out, album delays and yet the band has faith that their new project will relevant and an outstanding project that will keep U2 within the kingdom of rock.
Well fans with crashing blow news surfaced today that U2 has pushed their project out to 2015.
Billboard Magazine has the exclusive report that a source stated, "That magic that the band always seems to capture ... they have yet to capture it."
Rumors suggested that 2014 was to be the year of U2 it surely seemed that way with the Golden Goble award and the Grammy Nomination.
However, no official word has yet to come from Interscope and the fact that a suggested tour announcement slated for mid March. September was to be the kick off for a world tour with Live Nation running tour now seems to all pushed out to the summer of 2015.
Bono continues to focus his legacy and what will be of U2 that this may have paralyzed the band from creating the magic. We all remember when Bono said he feared the band was "really close to the edge of relevance," noting "there's a giant chasm between the very good and the great, and U2 right now has a danger of surrendering to the very good." He reiterated those sentiments to The Hollywood Reporter in February when he noted, "to be relevant is a lot harder than to be successful."
Count on this the band will have to create something because they are under contract to do so. The magic will either happen naturally or forced and that will be come the legacy of U2.
U2 is expecting 2014 to be a busy year for them. As we have reported earlier the endless supply of rumors keep us busy and dreaming of the possibility of something this year.
Lets look at this from U2’s point of view if we do not release something before the end of October we lose our chances for 2014 Grammy.
If we wait until 2014 to release well we have a whole year to look for that Grammy single or heck the whole album.
That makes sense right ? Well not from a fans point of view.
So fans its time to sit back relax listen to
some of the greatest old stuff you can find from the boys and wait it out.
Think lucky March !
Now what is a concern for us over here @U2TOURFANS. What will the tour be like? What can we expect? Some massive giant explosive tour with amazing visuals or maybe something small, inviting and warm.
We heard that the ideas that have been kicking around suggest a 3 stop with 3 different sets every night. Also we heard that maybe it would be 3 decades of U2 shows broken into those 3 nights.
Well back to our dreams we head as we await the next rumor.