***Official U2 Appreciation Thread***

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  • Daron OshayDaron Oshay Middletown, NJPosts: 2,148
    New song "The Blackout" is out now. After one listen, it's the best release in easily ten years from them. The chorus is catchy, stadium ready and good four on the floor to move to. This gives me hope for the album. 
    Agree loved the bass on this too 
  • Good, but man oh man, those lyrics are a tad empty.
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 8,598
    Good, but man oh man, those lyrics are a tad empty.

    Jack, Zack, Ned and Fred would disagree. :lol:
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • ShynerShyner Posts: 1,226
    Baby baby baby
    Light my way
  • How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.....underrated.  So many great songs.
  • How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.....underrated.  So many great songs.

    totally agree!!  Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own gives me chills every time.  A Man And A Women is also sneaky great.
  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 7,752
    Bono says hello hello :) 
    Chicago 1&2-18 Cork-EV-17 Chicago 1&2-16 Miami-16 Ft. Lauderdale-16 New York City(Colbert,Sound Check,Show)-15 Moline-14 Detroit-14 Amsterdam 1&2-14 Chicago-13 Noblesville-10 Grand Rapids-06 Grand Rapids-04 Auburn Hills-00 Auburn Hills-98 Toledo-96

    Life is hard, that's why no one survives

  • New single, "You're the Best Thing About Me" is out now. I like it for the most part. When you hear it though, the first run of the chorus each time ends with "About boy" and it either feels incomplete or I'm missing something. It's driving me crazy though because I really dig the changes made to the chorus in the latter parts of the song and it makes the part confusing me stand out more. 
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 8,598
    The line, which is very clunky, is "the best thing that ever happened a boy", confirmed in the lyric video.

    Bono, would it kill you to add "to" in there?


    This weekend we rock Portland
  • Yes!!! Thank you. Memory recall isn't a strong point for me anymore. 
    What a boner of a line. It destroys a good chorus for me. 
  • Love the new tunes - I am hopeful for this album!
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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 4,973
  • bluegracebluegrace Posts: 2,316
    Love Blackout just as much as I dislike You're the best thing...
    Kool Kat Club 1992, Moderna museet 1992, Globen 2012, Friends arena 2014
  • For those who are also paid members of U2.com, the 2017 subscription gift is now available digitally. The physical gift is a reissue of the 4 original singles from The Joshua Tree on 10" (I believe), with a live version from this year's tour as the B-side. That'll be sent out soon, I hope. For now, you can download the MP3's when you go to your account page.
    For those wondering, the live versions are from:
    With Or Without You: Foxborough, June 25th
    I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For: Washington, June 20th
    Where The Streets Have No Name: Louisville, June 16th
    In God's Country: Miami, June 11th
    (Yep, no live versions from Europe, sadly)
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,622
    I'll pass on a membership this year.  My favourite u2 gifts have been the double live album from the u2360 tour and that live 10" vinyl from 2 years ago.   Maybe they'll do one from this years tour next year.  4 songs doesn't quite cut it :)
  • dpduke69dpduke69 Raleigh, NCPosts: 187

    Man would love to get that Streets from Louisville. Great show on the floor for that one. Was crazy when the FedEx 747 flew over on its descent right during the intro.

    2013: Charlotte
    2016: Greenville Columbia
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 2,990
    I'll buy the collection when people are dumping them for $20 on ebay. 

  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 2,990
    SoE gettin announced today. Tour dates too apparently. US tour starts in May.

    tracklist

    Side 1:

    1) Love Is All We Have Left
    2) Lights Of Home
    3) You're The Best Thing About Me
    4) Get Out Of Your Own Way
    5) American Soul

    Side 2:

    1) Summer Of Love
    2) Red Flag Day
    3) The Showman (Little More Better)
    4) The Little Things That Give You Away

    Side 3:

    1) Landlady
    2) The Blackout
    3) Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
    4) 13 (There Is A Light)

    Side 4 (bonus tracks):

    1) Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix)
    2) Book Of Your Heart
    3) Lights Of Home (St Peter's String Version)

  • PopmartijnPopmartijn Posts: 357
    edited November 2017
    Indeed, the details of Songs Of Experience have been announced, as well as the US leg of the tour.

    May 2: Tulsa, BOK Center
    May 4: St. Louis, Scottrade Center
    May 7: San Jose, SAP Center
    May 11: Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena
    May 15: Los Angeles, The Forum
    May 22: Chicago, United Center
    May 26: Nashville, Bridgestone Arena
    May 28: Atlanta, Infinite Energy Arena
    June 5: Montreal, Bell Centre
    June 9: Uniondale (NY), NYCB Live/Nassau Coliseum
    June 13: Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
    June 17: Washington DC, Capital One Arena
    June 21: Boston, TD Garden
    June 25: New York City, Madison Square Garden
    June 29: Newark, Prudential Center

    Fanclub presales start on November 14th, general sale on November 20th.
    If you're a fanclub member and interested in one of these shows, then it's good to check out U2.com with the details of the presale. It seems that it's done through the Ticketmaster Verified Fan system.

    http://www.u2.com/news/title/new-song-new-album-new-tour/news/
  • dpduke69dpduke69 Raleigh, NCPosts: 187

    Joined the fan club going to try for tix to the Nashville show memorial day weekend. Would be a sweet trip.

    2013: Charlotte
    2016: Greenville Columbia
  • CJ260717CJ260717 Posts: 271
    Cool looking vinyl package but a horrible cover.  Not sure I can get by it enough to pull the trigger.
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 8,920
    Bit of a rip-off that you need to pre-renew your membership in order to qualify to buy fan club tickets for the new dates.
  • CJ260717CJ260717 Posts: 271
    That is a rip off but I re-upped this weekend.  Hoping the new system will stop the bots and give us some decent seats.  We are supposed to have the presale code texted to us the day of.  Sure that will go smoothly....
  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 7,752
    I saw these guys once, it was enough 
    Chicago 1&2-18 Cork-EV-17 Chicago 1&2-16 Miami-16 Ft. Lauderdale-16 New York City(Colbert,Sound Check,Show)-15 Moline-14 Detroit-14 Amsterdam 1&2-14 Chicago-13 Noblesville-10 Grand Rapids-06 Grand Rapids-04 Auburn Hills-00 Auburn Hills-98 Toledo-96

    Life is hard, that's why no one survives

  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 3,534
    JOEJOEJOE said:
    Bit of a rip-off that you need to pre-renew your membership in order to qualify to buy fan club tickets for the new dates.
    :open_mouth: So if you're a paying fan club member for 2017 you're unable to buy tix that go on sale in 2017? You have to pre-purchase a 2018 membership to qualify? What a bogus cash grab :minus_one:
  • pj8pj8 Posts: 389
    Really disappointed in U2 for doing this. What's the point of an annual subscription if it only works on a per tour basis? I know announcing two major tours in one year isn't typical, but come on. 
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 14,826
    pj8 said:
    Really disappointed in U2 for doing this. What's the point of an annual subscription if it only works on a per tour basis? I know announcing two major tours in one year isn't typical, but come on. 
    agreed.  I paid last january and now I have to put out more money way before my expiration date.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 18,750
    Damn they are playing Nassau coliseum ...
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 14,826
    Got two ga tickets for the newark, nj show today....very very easy.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • CJ260717CJ260717 Posts: 271
    mcgruff10 said:
    Got two ga tickets for the newark, nj show today....very very easy.
    I'm in tomorrow's presale.  When did you get code?  Did you have a chance to find good seats?  Did the presale sell out?  Very curious...
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