‘Announcement within the next few weeks’

Hello, is there anybody still out there? U2.com has some news for fans down under and beyond who are still waiting for news on their bit of Vertigo action.

Arthur Fogel from TNA, the international promoters of U2’s Vertigo Tour told U2.com this week, “We’ve been working hard to get news for ticket holders and we hope to have some answers/an announcement within the next few weeks”.

10 thoughts on “‘Announcement within the next few weeks’

  1. I have nothing invested in this, but, am I the only one who thinks that the announcement should have been made pretty much immediately after it was announced that the gigs were going to be postponed?

    I think U2 really dropped the ball here. For a lot of people, they had holidays scheduled and spent quite a bit of time organizing themselves, and then nothing about a make-up, other than “it’s in the works.”

    If you ask me, they should be adding a few shows for everyone affected and should maybe do something either on free-TV for the fans or at least a radio show.

  2. I have nothing invested in this, but, am I the only one who thinks that the announcement should have been made pretty much immediately after it was announced that the gigs were going to be postponed?

    I think U2 really dropped the ball here. For a lot of people, they had holidays scheduled and spent quite a bit of time organizing themselves, and then nothing about a make-up, other than “it’s in the works.”

    If you ask me, they should be adding a few shows for everyone affected and should maybe do something either on free-TV for the fans or at least a radio show.

  3. Yes, Macphistofly, you are the only one who thinks so, or at least I hope you are. Because nobody in their right mind would ask of a band that have to postpone their tour because of an illness of a familymember to immediately publish the rescheduled dates. You can hardly plan around an illness, not even if it is just a flu, and you can be sure that it must be something much more serious than that, or they wouldn’t have cancelled. Who cares if people made holidayplans or travelarrangements or sold their mother-in-law to have money for tickets! What could be more important than somebody’s health? I’m sure they’ll go out of their way to reschedule as soon as they can, and that should be enough.

  4. Yes, Macphistofly, you are the only one who thinks so, or at least I hope you are. Because nobody in their right mind would ask of a band that have to postpone their tour because of an illness of a familymember to immediately publish the rescheduled dates. You can hardly plan around an illness, not even if it is just a flu, and you can be sure that it must be something much more serious than that, or they wouldn’t have cancelled. Who cares if people made holidayplans or travelarrangements or sold their mother-in-law to have money for tickets! What could be more important than somebody’s health? I’m sure they’ll go out of their way to reschedule as soon as they can, and that should be enough.

  5. flygirl,

    That is a pretty vicious attack there….

    Perhaps I didn’t word that quite correctly, but when Bono is on the radio (or was it TV), basically saying that “we’ll have the dates tomorrow” within a day of the cancelation and then almost three months pass and there is nothing…. something is wrong with that. I guess, perhaps, I am ragging a bit on Bono for the fact that he spoke way too soon. He was the one saying that they were going to have the rescheduled dates immediately. I am in no way saying that anyone’s health is more important than a rock and roll show.

    What I meant was that U2, as an operation, as a commodity has a lot of people working for them and they’re able to schedule and make these schedules well in advance if and when they’re going to do a tour. How hard can it be to put together the tour again for Oct./Nov./Dec.? They are also making up 10 dates, not an entire tour leg.

    It is something that sounded like it was being taken care of immediately from the beginning and then…. nothing. Not a word, not a confirmation… zip. If it is that this situation is not cleared up, then tell us that and people are going to be more than willing to give you as much time as you need.

    I guess sometimes it is better to be silent than to speak to soon. Guess I will take that into advisement before posting here again.

  6. flygirl,

    That is a pretty vicious attack there….

    Perhaps I didn’t word that quite correctly, but when Bono is on the radio (or was it TV), basically saying that “we’ll have the dates tomorrow” within a day of the cancelation and then almost three months pass and there is nothing…. something is wrong with that. I guess, perhaps, I am ragging a bit on Bono for the fact that he spoke way too soon. He was the one saying that they were going to have the rescheduled dates immediately. I am in no way saying that anyone’s health is more important than a rock and roll show.

    What I meant was that U2, as an operation, as a commodity has a lot of people working for them and they’re able to schedule and make these schedules well in advance if and when they’re going to do a tour. How hard can it be to put together the tour again for Oct./Nov./Dec.? They are also making up 10 dates, not an entire tour leg.

    It is something that sounded like it was being taken care of immediately from the beginning and then…. nothing. Not a word, not a confirmation… zip. If it is that this situation is not cleared up, then tell us that and people are going to be more than willing to give you as much time as you need.

    I guess sometimes it is better to be silent than to speak to soon. Guess I will take that into advisement before posting here again.

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