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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2012, 09:15:49 PM »
I thought Lenny Cravitz was pretty good

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2012, 09:31:03 PM »
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I didnt really like their 360 opening acts.
Snow Patrol and Muse were great

I got stuck with Florence is Nashville  :-\ feel sorry for those with Interpol and The Fray too

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2012, 09:48:42 PM »
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I didnt really like their 360 opening acts.
Snow Patrol and Muse were great

I got stuck with Florence is Nashville  :-\ feel sorry for those with Interpol and The Fray too

i got the Fray in Denver. Muse in Arlington, TX. Florence would of been good

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2012, 11:13:14 PM »
If they had Coldplay, The Killers, and Florence as well as many other big acts that is surprising to me.
Usually when I think of opening acts I think of less known bands, not bands that have had their own world tours.

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2012, 02:50:28 PM »
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I didnt really like their 360 opening acts.
Snow Patrol and Muse were great

I got stuck with Florence is Nashville  :-\ feel sorry for those with Interpol and The Fray too

i got the Fray in Denver. Muse in Arlington, TX. Florence would of been good


I had Interpol in Pittsburgh.  They really weren't that good.

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2012, 10:00:58 PM »
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I didnt really like their 360 opening acts.
Snow Patrol and Muse were great

I got stuck with Florence is Nashville  :-\ feel sorry for those with Interpol and The Fray too

i got the Fray in Denver. Muse in Arlington, TX. Florence would of been good


I had Interpol in Pittsburgh.  They really weren't that good.

i've heard of them but i've never heard a song by them.

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2012, 04:16:27 AM »
Best: Stereo MC's and The Killers
Wort: Bjork

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2012, 07:14:28 AM »
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If they had Coldplay, The Killers, and Florence as well as many other big acts that is surprising to me.
Usually when I think of opening acts I think of less known bands, not bands that have had their own world tours.

I'm pretty sure Coldplay opened for U2 in 2001; they weren't that big then.

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2012, 08:13:15 AM »
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If they had Coldplay, The Killers, and Florence as well as many other big acts that is surprising to me.
Usually when I think of opening acts I think of less known bands, not bands that have had their own world tours.

I'm pretty sure Coldplay opened for U2 in 2001; they weren't that big then.

Exactly. At that point Yellow was the only hit they'd had. Was it just the Slane Castle gig they opened for or a few dates?

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2012, 12:23:53 PM »
no idea. I know about the Slane gig...cba to look for info about any other shows.

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2012, 09:37:22 AM »
The best I saw was No Doubt and the worst I saw was Oasis.  Liam Gallagher was such an a$$ to the audience that I pretty much quit being an Oasis fan from that day on.  It wasn't like their music changed much anyway.  No Doubt, on the other hand was a band I actually didn't like at all, but they impressed me with their performance to the point where I bought an album or two.  They gained respect from me.

There are many I wish I could have seen.  I've heard recordings of Pearl Jam opening for U2 back in 2006 in Hawaii (not sure if they opened for U2 anywhere else on that tour), and it was quite impressive.  I'm not sure of the quality, but I would have liked to have seen Garbage when they opened for U2...

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2012, 09:40:08 AM »
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I didnt really like their 360 opening acts.

Me neither.

The Fray were probably the least unpleasant of the bunch. Interpol made me want to drive nails into my ears.

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2012, 02:23:08 PM »
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The best I saw was No Doubt and the worst I saw was Oasis.  Liam Gallagher was such an a$$ to the audience that I pretty much quit being an Oasis fan from that day on.  It wasn't like their music changed much anyway.  No Doubt, on the other hand was a band I actually didn't like at all, but they impressed me with their performance to the point where I bought an album or two.  They gained respect from me.

There are many I wish I could have seen.  I've heard recordings of Pearl Jam opening for U2 back in 2006 in Hawaii (not sure if they opened for U2 anywhere else on that tour), and it was quite impressive. I'm not sure of the quality, but I would have liked to have seen Garbage when they opened for U2...

yea i'd of liked to of seen them or Rage open. Oakenfold dj'd a few Zoo TV shows that would of been cool to see possibly.

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2012, 03:01:07 PM »
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If they had Coldplay, The Killers, and Florence as well as many other big acts that is surprising to me.
Usually when I think of opening acts I think of less known bands, not bands that have had their own world tours.

I'm pretty sure Coldplay opened for U2 in 2001; they weren't that big then.
I'm pretty young, still in high school so I wouldn't know. :D
That must have been an amazing concert though.

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2012, 03:56:38 PM »
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The best I saw was No Doubt and the worst I saw was Oasis.  Liam Gallagher was such an a$$ to the audience that I pretty much quit being an Oasis fan from that day on.  It wasn't like their music changed much anyway.  No Doubt, on the other hand was a band I actually didn't like at all, but they impressed me with their performance to the point where I bought an album or two.  They gained respect from me.

There are many I wish I could have seen.  I've heard recordings of Pearl Jam opening for U2 back in 2006 in Hawaii (not sure if they opened for U2 anywhere else on that tour), and it was quite impressive.  I'm not sure of the quality, but I would have liked to have seen Garbage when they opened for U2...

I think Hawaii was PJ's one gig on the Vertigo tour...but they did open a number of shows on the Zooropa tour.