New York City: In a strange way, sort of me too statement U2 also will be on their way to Singapore next year (2017) for a possible stadium tour. Coldplay announced their 2017 tour dates with a stop over in Singapore National Stadium.
Some noise around the boys from Dublin suggests that the long-awaited "Songs Of Experience" may be released in 2017 with a massive global stadium tour. The Singapore stop would the first time that U2 has performed in Singapore. Don't start packing as of yet. The boys have not confirmed anything, and sources inside the band have not commented.
We know everyone has been waiting for the next release even talks of a release before Grammy voting season dashed by not releasing anything before October the boys have effectively knocked themselves right off the list of contenders for 2016 which could have been a solid showing for the boys.
Now it surely looks to be a 2017 release. Which as we stated before this is a big album for U2. The release needs a solid entry on the Billboard charts, not just one hit, a couple of solid placements within the top 10 Rock charts to remain relevant and bring along those new fans from the previous album.
Now long-time U2 fans will say that they would rather have a solid album and not care too much about the business side. However, this is a business, and the band has been acutely aware that the machine needs to be treated and fed with a successful release. We hear from U2 fans often that say the business side does not concern them, which our view frankly states that the music has a hard time getting exposure without a solid business plan. In other news, the holidays just around the corner and we have been busy with restructuring the operations side of our community.
Totally not ready for any major announcements however we can say we plan to scale up in some parts of our social communities and scale down within some. The bottom line is that we are looking to streamline our communities to reduce our costs and provide a better experience. Hiring will start in 2017 early for some key members which we will announce shortly.
Yea this is the time of the year we all gather around our friends and family to enjoy some holiday cheer. We have been working with Mark Peterson to produce a couple of exclusive items for this holiday.
Watch for a release in a few days for Holiday Cards that you can personalize, Calendars and two brand new U2 Photo books and as a bonus a digital access key to the picture vault to download some very exclusive items. Yea we thought this was a pretty cool way to finish out the year. All proceeds go directly to Mark's touring budget which if you have been following we had Mark around a few cities during the last tour. Cheers and Be well U2 fans 2017 is right around the corner.