That when the band plays all of the Joshua Tree hits like WOWY, ISHFWILF, Streets, ect, that they will sound just like theyve sounded on the last 3 tours.
Sure, theres nothing wrong when U2 plays their warhorses but im hoping they reinvigorate the songs. Like having the original long intro to Streets. Or Larry changing up his drum pattern on With or Without you.
Maybe i just loved the way those songs sounded on the original Joshua Tree tour/Rattle & Hum.
How do you think the band will sound on this tour?
While I think this is a noble and worthy sentiment, I have to add I don't think this is possible. As a low-rate, peddling musician myself, some of the keys are now way out of Bono's range. For instance, ISHFWIL on the album is in C#Major. It's an odd tuning and rarely used intentionally on most U2 records - could be wrong about that. On the JT, it sounds like he is working very hard within that key to hit the upper notes, albeit very successfully. During past tours, the song has either been in B major as in the first JT tour, or B flat major beginning with the Pop tour.
Another one is RHMT. I understand the story very well, but it's in G Major, which is something U2 rarely plays - even live. I can count nearly on one hand the number of songs that have been recorded in that key the past 20 years and two fingers which of those ever saw the light of day live - Wild Horses and Wild Honey (played once). Even perhaps Unknown Caller - been awhile since I've listened to that one. It's not a key that they circle on very much for whatever reason.
Most keys U2 plays in, at least live, are either C Major, Am, D Major, A Major, and either E Minor/Major - the most being E and D. And if I'm not mistaken, they play everything down at least a half step. I understand that contradicts my sentiments somewhat, but Edge is playing those songs in traditional patterns as if the guitar were in standard tuning. And some of those songs that were D Major, but rendered C# Major, have been worked subtly to allow Bono to "get around" some of the power notes - such as Streets. In theory, they could play Still Haven't... in that key as it is on the album, but I would think he would need to "get around" some of those punchier notes.
I would love to hear the songs in the keys they were in on the album. It may happen for some we haven't heard in awhile, but I don't think it's out of the question they will "reimagine" a couple, similar to Edge's performance of SBS, to make them easy for Bono to work with. But again, all conjecture at this point.