U2 to tour in 2004?

YouTwo.net has information from a “very reliable source” claiming U2 are planning to go on tour in March or April 2004. Apparently, more shows are
planned for Europe than on he Elevation Tour. More at YouTwo.net.

44 thoughts on “U2 to tour in 2004?

  1. Since U2’s earning back it’s big commercial power, I doubt there would be more tour dates in Europe than in Elevation. The music label will surely pressure them to tour other markets in order to make more cash, lots of dates on the USA of course, and a number of dates like on Elevatio tour for Europe (or even less), it’s logical. Sorry Europe.

  2. Since U2’s earning back it’s big commercial power, I doubt there would be more tour dates in Europe than in Elevation. The music label will surely pressure them to tour other markets in order to make more cash, lots of dates on the USA of course, and a number of dates like on Elevatio tour for Europe (or even less), it’s logical. Sorry Europe.

  3. Since U2’s earning back it’s big commercial power, I doubt there would be more tour dates in Europe than in Elevation. The music label will surely pressure them to tour other markets in order to make more cash, lots of dates on the USA of course, and a number of dates like on Elevatio tour for Europe (or even less), it’s logical. Sorry Europe.

  4. Since U2’s earning back it’s big commercial power, I doubt there would be more tour dates in Europe than in Elevation. The music label will surely pressure them to tour other markets in order to make more cash, lots of dates on the USA of course, and a number of dates like on Elevatio tour for Europe (or even less), it’s logical. Sorry Europe.

  5. sorry but I couldn’t disagree more. They will do exactly what they want to do (not the record company). They wanted to play Europe more on the last tour so will hopefully make up for it next time. I (personally) can see them going back outdoors next time.

    I’m watching the new DVD at the mo which is brill..!

  6. sorry but I couldn’t disagree more. They will do exactly what they want to do (not the record company). They wanted to play Europe more on the last tour so will hopefully make up for it next time. I (personally) can see them going back outdoors next time.

    I’m watching the new DVD at the mo which is brill..!

  7. if u2 don’t come to australia, i’d say they would be pushing thier relationship with one of their most loyal fanbases to breaking point. what bullshit that they can’t afford to bring the tour to the southern hemisphere. if the red hot chili peppers can play the sydney football stadium on 2002, why can’t u2 in 2004? it beggars belief that they can’t afford plane fare, to hire some gear and front up at the enmore theatre. we’re not asking for some lame-ass extravaganza in a stadium, just the band on a stage. geez.

  8. if u2 don’t come to australia, i’d say they would be pushing thier relationship with one of their most loyal fanbases to breaking point. what bullshit that they can’t afford to bring the tour to the southern hemisphere. if the red hot chili peppers can play the sydney football stadium on 2002, why can’t u2 in 2004? it beggars belief that they can’t afford plane fare, to hire some gear and front up at the enmore theatre. we’re not asking for some lame-ass extravaganza in a stadium, just the band on a stage. geez.

  9. I don’t even live in Australia and I couldn’t agree more!!! After seeing all their sales figures and concert revenues down there, I would be insulted if they didn’t tour there if I were you!!! I hope for some dates in America as well, but I hope they do something maybe a little different for these shows… Maybe a darker Achtung Baby mood, and small venues… I know I’m not asking for much, but I’d like a new album out next year, too… And I’m a greedy bastard!!!!

  10. I don’t even live in Australia and I couldn’t agree more!!! After seeing all their sales figures and concert revenues down there, I would be insulted if they didn’t tour there if I were you!!! I hope for some dates in America as well, but I hope they do something maybe a little different for these shows… Maybe a darker Achtung Baby mood, and small venues… I know I’m not asking for much, but I’d like a new album out next year, too… And I’m a greedy bastard!!!!

  11. Oh, sorry, I mis-read this, 2004, and surely a brand new album, in that case, go apeshit with the shows, and tour everywhere, twice!!! And Australia 4 times!!!

  12. Oh, sorry, I mis-read this, 2004, and surely a brand new album, in that case, go apeshit with the shows, and tour everywhere, twice!!! And Australia 4 times!!!

  13. Jim, U2 does what they want, indeed, and what’s what the want? $$$. We can’t deny it, the boys love to make $ heh

  14. Jim, U2 does what they want, indeed, and what’s what the want? $$$. We can’t deny it, the boys love to make $ heh

  15. Er, I hope no one’s forgetting that a U2 concert is a privilege, not a right. I’m sorry just like any other Aussie fan that they chose not to tour here, but at the end of the day, they don’t owe us anything.

  16. Er, I hope no one’s forgetting that a U2 concert is a privilege, not a right. I’m sorry just like any other Aussie fan that they chose not to tour here, but at the end of the day, they don’t owe us anything.

  17. Don’t be a diplomatic hippie Saracene – they bloody well should come down under. We buy their 3 discs per single just to have that extra track etc and are loyal to the bone. I’ll pay the airfare if need be. I live in Adelaide – the only mainland capital they didn’t play on the POPMART tour. The pain is deep, I need some healin’!!

  18. Don’t be a diplomatic hippie Saracene – they bloody well should come down under. We buy their 3 discs per single just to have that extra track etc and are loyal to the bone. I’ll pay the airfare if need be. I live in Adelaide – the only mainland capital they didn’t play on the POPMART tour. The pain is deep, I need some healin’!!

  19. What’s going on there is that U2 has good record sales in Australia already, which won’t increase substantially as the result of touring. In the majority of the music business, bands lose money touring (which is why record companies front their bands tour support money), but they do it because they can achieve much higher record sales as a result of the exposure the tour provides the CD (and through those royalties the record cos. recoup their front money).

    But when a band gets to a point in its career like U2 and the Stones are at, the tour itself can actually generate much greater bottom line revenue than the record sales ever will. Therefore if the tour won’t be turning a profit, and record sales forecasts don’t suggest additional disc sales that will more than augment the loss on the tour, it does not behoove the artist to come there for dates. Unfortunately with the current shape the AUSSIE $ is in, they would either lose money or have to charge outlandish ticket prices (make that *even more outlandish* ticket prices).

    I don’t like it anymore than you do and I live in Chicago. But it’s the reality of the 21st century music business in general –and for better or for worse, U2 finally caved in and stopped bucking the system with the last record and tour.

    ITNOL, Patty

  20. What’s going on there is that U2 has good record sales in Australia already, which won’t increase substantially as the result of touring. In the majority of the music business, bands lose money touring (which is why record companies front their bands tour support money), but they do it because they can achieve much higher record sales as a result of the exposure the tour provides the CD (and through those royalties the record cos. recoup their front money).

    But when a band gets to a point in its career like U2 and the Stones are at, the tour itself can actually generate much greater bottom line revenue than the record sales ever will. Therefore if the tour won’t be turning a profit, and record sales forecasts don’t suggest additional disc sales that will more than augment the loss on the tour, it does not behoove the artist to come there for dates. Unfortunately with the current shape the AUSSIE $ is in, they would either lose money or have to charge outlandish ticket prices (make that *even more outlandish* ticket prices).

    I don’t like it anymore than you do and I live in Chicago. But it’s the reality of the 21st century music business in general –and for better or for worse, U2 finally caved in and stopped bucking the system with the last record and tour.

    ITNOL, Patty

  21. “Er, I hope no one’s forgetting that a U2 concert is a privilege, not a right. ” Well that really depends Saracene. If this tour turns out to be the quality of Zoo TV or even Popmart it is somewhat of a privelage. If it’s a whole lot of cash spent for a barely two hour show listening to slowed down and lowered key versions of old songs while Bono croaks the words ala Elevation Tour… then I’d say it’s more tourture than privelage.

  22. “Er, I hope no one’s forgetting that a U2 concert is a privilege, not a right. ” Well that really depends Saracene. If this tour turns out to be the quality of Zoo TV or even Popmart it is somewhat of a privelage. If it’s a whole lot of cash spent for a barely two hour show listening to slowed down and lowered key versions of old songs while Bono croaks the words ala Elevation Tour… then I’d say it’s more tourture than privelage.

  23. Mr Plot has a point. Unfortunately, not all the shows on the Elevation tour were of the standard of the Boston or Dublin shows. The second one in Manchester, for example, was pretty much the worst gig I’ve been to by any band ever. And it’s my only U2 gig so far.

  24. Mr Plot has a point. Unfortunately, not all the shows on the Elevation tour were of the standard of the Boston or Dublin shows. The second one in Manchester, for example, was pretty much the worst gig I’ve been to by any band ever. And it’s my only U2 gig so far.

  25. Not disagreeing with your point Ben, but the 1st Earl’s Court show last year was the best U2 gig I’ve seen in the last 10 years, and was much better than the Boston show and just Slane was just a different experience.

    I guess it’s a personal thing. Popmart Wembley 1st night was shite but Leeds the following week was blinding..(IMHO)

  26. Not disagreeing with your point Ben, but the 1st Earl’s Court show last year was the best U2 gig I’ve seen in the last 10 years, and was much better than the Boston show and just Slane was just a different experience.

    I guess it’s a personal thing. Popmart Wembley 1st night was shite but Leeds the following week was blinding..(IMHO)

  27. I guess it’s pot luck from night to night. Shame I caught them on a bad one. Mind you, I guess Bono had an excuse at that point….

  28. I guess it’s pot luck from night to night. Shame I caught them on a bad one. Mind you, I guess Bono had an excuse at that point….

  29. It feels like im geting out of touch if they dont tour here in australia. I love them but it kills me to know yet another tour is going to miss australia

  30. It feels like im geting out of touch if they dont tour here in australia. I love them but it kills me to know yet another tour is going to miss australia

  31. Who out there wants to see a Popmart DVD or a ZooTV DVD???? these days you can get just about anything on DVD so why not some of the best concerts of history???? Po

  32. Who out there wants to see a Popmart DVD or a ZooTV DVD???? these days you can get just about anything on DVD so why not some of the best concerts of history???? Po

  33. Who out there wants to see a Popmart DVD or a ZooTV DVD???? these days you can get just about anything on DVD so why not some of the best concerts of history???? Po

  34. Who out there wants to see a Popmart DVD or a ZooTV DVD???? these days you can get just about anything on DVD so why not some of the best concerts of history???? Po

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