Just thought I'd open a thread about the new stage elements in the upcoming tour. Did this for Out There.
So far, from soundcheck pics, it appears the rising platform is back.
There appears to be some sort of video screen hanging over the stage, where the front rigging is (in between the two big speaker stacks). It is the length of the stage.
It looks to me like a miniature version of the video screen U2 used last year.
I'm going to place a bet and say it lowers at some point onto the stage, and it is a see-through screen, like what Nine Inch Nails had. Or, maybe it will lower when he is on the riser to provide a nice backdrop.
This is getting interesting...