Yes, it’s the continuing story of the gig that went to the dogs. Thanks to Germana for this follow up. Her source is Mario Luzzato Fegiz, of the Corriere della Serra. The situation is the following: it started with a disagreement between the Management, the Italian agency and Bono. Late 2000, U2’s crew payed a visit to the Autodromo of Imola and decided to entrust an Italian manager with the organisation of the concert. Early 2001 Bono reminded his managers that he’s a good friend of the Italian promoter Fran Tomasi. Tomasi accepted to organize the event, but he ran into technical and financial problems. These have yet to be solved. A few things can happen this week:
1. Fran Tomasi will solve the problem, and the concert will take place in Turin (70% chance)
2. Fran Tomasi will fail, so another promoter will be committed to organize the event in Imola (15 % chance)
3. U2 will drop the Italian date and will add 1 more date in Germany
Warning: tickets will not arrive from England until 1 month before the concert. Vouchers will be issued by promoters Meglioli and Tomasi. Local box offices are selling pre sale vouchers, but these will NOT guarantee you entry to the gig. The advice is not to pay for anything yet.