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    Ok, I know as well as the biggest band in the world they are possibly the most disliked band in the world. I fucking love them and don't give a shit what you say. Here's why I think it's not only possible, but likely, here's why:

    1. "We very much want to have a record out by the end of the year, September, October, November; that kind of time. We're working with Dangermouse who's a smart guy. He's on it; he's excited. It's a great team and feels very liberating at the moment -- anything goes. We have an abundance of riches, we could make three or four different records and justify that to ourselves, but to make the best record you can, you have to steer away from the ones you can make easily. We're really trying to get into territory that we're not comfortable in. If that makes sense..." - Adam Clayton

    Mercury Records has also stated a new U2 album will come in 2013. "Mercury Records, which is U2's label in the UK, has apparently announced that U2 will release its next album in 2013. The news was reported a few hours ago in a pair of tweets by the London-based Music Week."

    Mediamass.net has reported "U2 are rumoured to be planning a worldwide tour at the end of 2014. When contacted, a representative had no information on a new album, or any of the rock band’s future plans. This isn’t the first time in recent memory reports have surfaced about U2 recording sessions. Fans will be anxiously awaiting..."

    So they likely will have an album out this year, and if not, towards the early part of 2013. They're working with Dangermouse, so the album will likely be stunning.

    2. U2 has brought at least 2 of their US tours to the West Coast in April. Elevation Tour: Anaheim 23, 24, 26 April 2001. Vertigo Tour: Anaheim April 1, 2, Los Angeles April 5, 6 2005.

    3. Bono showed up right next to the polo fields this year to support some sort of African clothing line. Do you really think he was there just for that? I don't believe it one bit that he just drove past the festival. http://www.google.com/url?sa=f&rct=j...ADdmK0MmdmFADg
    The Edge scouted out Glastonbury a year before they played it, perhaps Bono was meeting with Goldenvoice, but maybe not.

    4. U2 has already played Glastonbury, and never played Coachella. They're worth a lot to book and could draw a stadium sized crowd on their own. It guarantees a sell out weekend. U2 is also going to quit in the next few years, they've vocally stated they don't want to go on forever, and Bono has plenty of work to do as a lobbyist.

    5. I admit, I may be wishful, but it seems more likely than ever. They are supposed to be touring Arenas rather than stadiums, so there will be no massive "claw" to haul around on this tour. I invite you to cuss me out and tell me why I'm wrong or right now.
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    Coachella is too big for U2. But I'd watch if they ever played.
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    If anything U2 is too big for Coachella, not the other way around.

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    Alright:
    I don't think it could happen unless a situation happens like the rolling stones fallout this year. That's my 2 cents, so whatevs.
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    Yeah, I don't think U2 has the stage setup or the light show to headline Coachella stage.

    I think the mojave might get a little overcrowded if they played.

    Maybe afternoon slot, outdoor theater?

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    you troll you...

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    U2 do things on their own timetable and virtually every full show they've done since Joshua Tree has been on a stage their crew built form the ground up. Then there's all the Live Nation vs. AEG/GV baggage that mean the festival isn't a priority.

    They only did Glasto because they were quite out of favor with the UK media. It' also made for a neat ending to their silly Achtung film.

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    The Edge scouted out Glastonbury before they played it? I assume you mean when he played with Muse in 2010, and then U2 headlined the following year? The only reason he was there in 2010 was because U2 were actually supposed to headline in 2010 but pulled out at the last second due to a back injury Bono had, so Edge wasn't there "scouting it out".

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    I would love this, but I think U2 are too big for Coachella.

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    i will never, ever, ever understand the massive appreciation for U2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y0UNGBL00D View Post
    i will never, ever, ever understand the massive appreciation for U2.
    You don't have to. I don't get radiohead at all, but apparently I'm supposed to be amazed by them. Give an album a listen if all you've heard are the hits.

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    an im amazed by radiohead. we are mortal enemies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concertgoer View Post
    I would love this, but I think U2 are too big for Coachella.
    How so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCoachellaHellYeah View Post
    How so?
    Their single 2009 LA area gig did $8-9 million worth of ticket sales. With merch money it could have cleared $10mil in one night.

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    I think U2 should do a dj set of Irish hip hop in the Yuma.
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    U2 would have half their set being a greatest hit medley and it would shitty.FUCK THAT NON SENSE...and this coming from someone with constant non sense.
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    If U2 did this, it would be a cultural relevancy play, not a money play. And I think they may care enough about relevancy that they would actually consider it.
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    I would support this, however I do not see this happening.

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    If they couldn't get The Stones I doubt they'd have much luck with U2.

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    I'd say that the chances of U2 playing are 1 out of 10 Courics.
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    U2 2014 equals GhostTownChella

    NO ONE WILL FUCKING SHOW UP

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    I would have to make a trip out to Joshua Tree on Thursday before heading to the campgrounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApacheRunner View Post
    U2 2014 equals GhostTownChella

    NO ONE WILL FUCKING SHOW UP
    Yeah, because no one knows their songs. The stage was so empty at Glastonbury when they played. You should have seen their show at the Rose Bowl, only 5 people showed up.

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    The edgy political lads from 84 playing the polo fields during early years, yes.

    The mature and formulated rockers playing anytime soon, no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    U2 would have half their set being a greatest hit medley and it would shitty.FUCK THAT NON SENSE...and this coming from someone with constant non sense.
    Dude how much did you take this year on the grounds?


    Also U2 is just douche juice everywhere. But the Polo fields has been soaked with that for the last few years...so it could work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mugwog View Post
    Dude how much did you take this year on the grounds?


    Also U2 is just douche juice everywhere. But the Polo fields has been soaked with that for the last few years...so it could work.
    As horrible as it may be, you have a point.

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    heres an idea...


    LETS NOT HAVE U2 HEADLINE.


    I like that idea much better.
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    I don't listen to U2, but I'd see them if they played, and so would almost all of you.

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    HATE ON! Bono' such a dickwad for saving millions of kids. Fuck that douche. Oh and the music is so cocky, U2 is so egotistical. Fuck U2. Now I'm cool.

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    I don't care if bono is a twat or not or whatever. I hate because their music is mediocre at best.
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    ICYMI: Today the two board members with the most questionable approach to music held mirrors up to each other; no one learned a thing and nothing will change.

    September 24 - Modest Mouse - Vina Robles Amp.
    October 3/4 - Desert Stars - Pioneertown
    October 17 - Massive Attack - SB Bowl
    November 8 - Slowdive - Theater at Ace
    November 9 - Slowdive - Theater at Ace
    April 10/11/12 - Coachella wknd 1 - Indio

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