I can't help but wonder though, why these bands choose to do this.
Yeah I don't get album tours.
I love album-tours - when the album is in the right league for that.
When LOU REED
did his entire 'Berlin
'-album (2007?), it was like a late success, because back in the time, when it came out right after the smash-hit-'Transformer'-album, the crowd didn't buy it. It was too depressive, too slow for them. (There was no Nick Cave around to prepare them at the time.)
I don't know if this is commonly known, but as a fan I know, that this reaction of the audience to the album caused him so much pain and suffering, he never overcame it. Never. So, I fully see his late triumph[!], bringing his most unwanted baby (except 'Metal Machine Music' that is) on stage again nearing the end of his life.
(Beside - though it isn't a dedicated concept-album, like 'Thomy
' or 'The Wall
' - it sure is One organic thing as a Whole.)
When THE BOSS
staged his 'Darkness
'-album (2008?), I was thrilled, when I found out later. Because I love that album so much. But in This case, I can see, why one would say, this wasn't neccessary (except for sales). The 'Darkness'-album does not 'scream' to be played in one row, like 'Berlin' does.
with 'The Joshua Tree
A wonderful album. One hit after the other. The lyrics are magnificent. The music is mainstream, but intelligent. I love it.
For sure: This one needs Not
to be played in one row. Not at all.
For sure: This was a merchandise decission, since we have the 30th aniversary of the album
For sure: When The Edge states in an interview
, that after the 'Brexit' and the 'Trump desaster' it was a natural idea to think about some content of this album again, he is right.
Whatever. I'm really in
to see this U2-concert, like I wasn't for ca 20 years (I had tickets for the 'Achtung Baby' Tour and they got LOST!!). Well, from the videos on youtube, I'd say, that the 'Vertigo-Tour' would have been my thing too. But I didn't know this then.
Maybe I can get hold of tickets for Berlin at a reasonable prize.