Uh, guys ... you said EVERY SONG IN SEQUENCE in the promotional materials. Why do these guys do this to themselves? Springsteen is out on The River Tour 2017 right now, and played two songs from it to open the tour in Perth last night.
Stop painting yourselves into a corner! This is just like the night 1/night 2 and then 'nevermind' debacle of I+E. If you don't know what you are doing yet, SHUT UP.
That interview tells me they have put very, very little thought into how they are going to do this.
I don't think it says "in sequence" on the promo stuff. It says "Every Song." No mention of the order. I've a feeling this was very intentional, since I don't think even the band quite know how to do it yet. So they commit to doing those 11 songs, but have no commitment to the order, if they'll be played all together or spread out among other songs, etc. They COULD end up reneging on it and dropping songs, but I think that will raise a pretty big stink among people who paid to see their favorites from the album. I hope this isn't the case--that will be a bigger black eye, PR-wise, than the dropped I+E 2-show setup.
Did I completely dream that? Because I could have SWORN that I saw 'in sequence' on something, but if I am wrong, I am wrong.
Now, I know it said 'every song, every show' so they have GOT to honor that. I hope they do end up doing it in sequence, because it will force them to get creative. If you break it apart, it becomes much more like a greatest hits show, IMO.
Yeah, pretty sure it was "every song, every show". Which makes you ASSUME it'll be in order--I bet a vast majority of folks going think they're going to hear TJT in ORDER--but doesn't commit to doing that if they go another route. Like I said elsewhere, if they for any reason opt not to do it that way, Bono better make it clear at the beginning of the show what they decided to do, and why. I think folks will accept whatever they do for the most part, but going in expecting one thing, and getting something else, will cause a stink.
this is what edge said:
Are you going to play the album in sequence at the shows?
"I believe we will, and I say "believe we will" because that is certainly the working assumption right now. The show might not necessarily start with Track One, Side One, "Where the Streets Have No Name," because we feel like maybe we need to build up to that moment, so we're still in the middle of figuring out exactly how the running order will go, so yes. We will be playing the album in sequence."
Yeah, I feel like Edge had a hard time committing to that last sentence. There's a lot of dancing around until he gets there. "Believe we will", "working assumption", "might not necessarily start...", "still in the middle of figuring out...", etc.