Rumor: Pearl Jam and Kings of Leon for Hawaii The new issue of Rolling Stone magazine has the following not-so-blind item about postponed U2 Hawaiian tour in its "Smoking Section": You didn't hear it from us, but book a trip ASAP for the Aloha State in early December for a year-end blowout featuring KOL [Kings of Leon], Pearl Jam and (most likely) a Certain Band from Ireland.
U2 web site has no resheduled dates, it would not surprise me if the tour is over for 2006, and maybe they reshedule in 2007.
After seeing them with TP, it sucked to go to a show PJ played with another headlining band. I've been waiting for a Hawaii show and I'll be bummed to see U2 for a full set and then maybe an hour of PJ. Don't get me wrong.....I'll take what I can get and will be going to Hawaii regardless, but I was hoping for JUST Pearl Jam. WOW....I sound like a spoiled bitch over here.
^^^You better hope not. Then you'll only get 14 songs and 60 minutes of PJ...lol
No shit, I learned this the hard way with the Petty tour..
Perhaps U2 could open on night 2.
Is PJ opening for U2 a real thing or just fannish speculation?
I hope this isn't true. I doubt I'll go if this is the case.
I'm sure a million others would take my place and that's cool. But it's not for me. Not with the costs involved and taking the time off from work and taking Toni out of school. The humpback whales would be worthwhile, but I could also take her to the Yucatan and explore ancient Mayan sites for less money, to say nothing of the experience of being submerged in a different culture.
To spend all that money and have 45 minutes of PJ would only disappoint. I've seen U2. I saw them in the 80s.
They aren't PJ.
U2 disappoints their own melodies. They don't follow through and the lyrical payoff is zilch. I'd go so far as to say the lyrics make me wince and pull me out of the music.
Really ?!? I think U2's lyrics are incredible
What?! Perspective, my friend... How can you say that seeing Pearl Jam and Petty together "sucked?!" True, it may not have been the best PJ show you've ever seen, but c'mon... If you went to a local bar and saw Pearl Jam open up for an unkown local band, you wouldn't complain about how short their setlist was.
I guess all I'm saying is that the Petty shows (Summerfest) opened my eyes a bit... you have to take the whole night in totality and not worry about PJ's set being short. If you had limited funds I could see how you'd probably rather see them twice alone than once with Petty -- I'll give you that. But all other things considered, there was nothing at all that sucked about Pearl Jam co-headlining.... and (to get it back on topic), certainly nothing that would suck about Pearl Jam co-headlining with U2 in Hawaii.
But that's just me...
The rumor is (Im on the U2 Board as well so you can imagine I am already working on tickets) that the show, which was originally supposed to be in the UHawaii Baseball stadium (35,000) is going to be converted to the UHawaii football stadium (closer to 60,000).
For those of you that don't know the GA at U2 is hit or miss though, as for the past tour you have had to get your ticket scanned to get into the inner stage, known as the "Bomb Shelter" - its completely random and both times I was able to get in I managed to show up late, and wasted and got in. The time i waited in line - well you guessed it...denied.
The rumor is (Im on the U2 Board as well so you can imagine I am already working on tickets) that the show, which was originally supposed to be in the UHawaii Baseball stadium (35,000) is going to be converted to the UHawaii football stadium (closer to 60,000)............Best to all.
U2's fan club though is horrible, I got shafted multiple times this tour, so I am hoping 10c comes through for us with GA's.
Don't worry, there are always haters out there. Try to get a U2 ticket and you'll see that many, many others agree with you. U2's live show is on par with Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam may switch it up from night to night more, but if you went to one show for each, they would be on par with one another. If you like U2's music, more than likely you'd like their show. If you don't, then you are some stuck person who thinks that another more than a lamp at a show is too much visual.
There is no 'Bomb Shelter' in the stadium shows. So there is no 'scanning' of tickets to detirmine where you are going to be on the field. Its all 'first come, first served'!
actually, it's not a "bomb shelter" but a big heart or oval that is an enclosed space on the floor. the band uses the heart as a walkway to go deep into the audience. those with ga tix are led thru a separate entrance and your ticket gets scanned. if the scanner randomly selects your ticket, you and guest get to watch the show from inside the heart. U2 has done this for both the Vertigo and Elevation tours.
it's an amazing vantage point to see one of the greatest bands of all-time.