Experience Leave Fans Disappointed

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New York City:  You can never please all your fans all of the time. However, U2 has done a stellar job of keeping their fans on board with their musical swings.

Not this time. U2 fans from around the world have been checking in with disappointment from "verify" ticket master process to the few singles released.  

It's too early to say if this album will sail or flop what we can say is that U2 fans have been expressing their feelings on many social media sites that have the balls to allow fans to express their thoughts, and not bow down to the label.  

U2 will release their new album "Songs of Experience" on December 1 and will embark on a worldwide tour in the new year.

But 7,000 lucky fans won't have to wait until 2018 to see them play live. The Dublin band have been announced to perform in London on Saturday evening.

Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton will receive the global icon award at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

To coincide with the prize, U2 will play in Trafalgar Square in London on Saturday evening for free.

U2 Summer Night In Tampa

Howling the women and children
Who run into the arms
Of America.  

U2 rolled into Tampa has one of the hottest summer concert tickets, and then the sky darkened as to say hold on mother nature has a few words for you.  A rainbow appeared over the stadium as to say tonight will be magical, spiritual and will take you back to that place in time.  Many wondered why dust off Joshua Tree for a tour; was it because of the new album still in the works and not ready for release, was it to stay relevant as core U2 fans had heard many times before. Or was it simply the perfect time to remind us to take care of each other? 

The night opened the center stage with "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and ended with "Vertigo"  The set list was a roller coaster of visuals and emotions that had fans dancing and with a flip of a switch standing still and staring at the screen filled with images of women, children, hope, and possibility. "Red Hill Mining Town" featured the Salvation Army Band in perfect timing with the performance. Bono had a few words for the politics of America as well as praise. "Thank you for giving us safety for many many many years - this was a promised land for the Irish for years." - Bono  

 

Millennials dont give a shit about U2

Zach Schlein who writes for Miami New times just slammed the mic on the ground when it comes to U2.  All of the concerns of U2's relevance made abundantly clear from this writer perspective.

U2 has been working on their new album for some time, and yes we have all heard about the band's desire to be relevant. Zach provides a clear picture of millennial wants and music tastes. Zach writes" They love avocados and the dog Snapchat filter. They reject the concept of napkins and are reluctant to buy homes, possibly because their budgets are only big enough to account for avocados. They love sharing about politics on social media, whether it be expressing their profound distaste for the commander-in-chief or posting poorly drawn frogs."  The article goes on and on about the errors of the band in the view of today's music fans.  Questions how much longer must this go on.  Most dedicated U2 fans are well over 40 and pretty much consider millennial pikers or punters when it comes to musical understanding Zach does have some insights to what millennial music fans want today.  Now it takes balls to put it out on the table for all to read. For that, sure makes for an interesting article. Save the hate comments and bashing this is not the first writer to throw some shade at the boys from Dublin and frankly, Zach is not the last.  You can read all Zach's comments on Miami New Times

Bonnaroo and U

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

U2 had one of their best weekends in a pretty long time.  The Bonnaroo appearance on Friday night by all accounts was the first appearance for U2 at Roo, and the boys did not disappoint fans, scheduled for a 90-minute performance the came in and handled business with an abbreviated Joshua Tree Tour and played for about 1.45. Bono said, Thanks for "getting out of your tents and caravans and giving us a night we'll never, ever forget!" He also joked, "What an extraordinary thing Bonnaroo is, thank you for naming it after me."