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Offline tigerfan41

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Re: Will JTTour17 give U2 a chance to retire those songs for SOE tour?
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2017, 08:37:08 PM »
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Pride has GOT.TO.GO!!!! ISHF does as well but i can handle that one a lil better.

Unfortunately, these (well, ISHF in particular) are standards that most fans expect to hear at every show. I can't see them ever cutting those songs out of the setlist or even swapping them. It'd be like the Stones not playing Satisfaction  at every show.

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Re: Will JTTour17 give U2 a chance to retire those songs for SOE tour?
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2017, 09:51:51 AM »
Boy, I sure hope so. There's never been a better time than right now for this to happen. I would keep Streets in for SOE and let everything else from TJT take a powder.

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Re: Will JTTour17 give U2 a chance to retire those songs for SOE tour?
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2017, 12:23:57 PM »
Streets and WOWY will stay. ISHFWILF will be occasional. BTBS *might* stay. If we're talking USA/Europe.

I don't see the I+E tour changing dramatically when it gets to NZ/Japan/Aus/South America : they brought back stuff like "Bad" for the South American PopMart leg, because they'd never played there before - I can imagine them doing more new stuff from SOI/SOE in territories they've already played, and more of the old SOI feel in territories they haven't been to.

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Re: Will JTTour17 give U2 a chance to retire those songs for SOE tour?
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2017, 01:36:09 PM »
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How many, if any, JT songs will continue to be played in 2018 as part of a SOE tour?  It really gives them the opportunity to retire those songs for new songs or deeper tracks.  My guess is that With or Without You and Still Haven't Found won't be played in 2018.  I'm not sure about BTBS, and I suppose Streets will continue to be played....but I wouldn't mind if they found a new climax to their shows. 

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Re: Will JTTour17 give U2 a chance to retire those songs for SOE tour?
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2017, 02:14:32 PM »
They'll never drop Streets or WOWY, I hope they never drop ISHFWILF and BTBS.

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Re: Will JTTour17 give U2 a chance to retire those songs for SOE tour?
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2017, 02:26:26 PM »
I hope they never drop Streets...I KNOW everyone thinks it's been overplayed, but, well, it's just too beautiful to drop. As long as they do the long intro and outro, it should stay forever in the set list.

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Re: Will JTTour17 give U2 a chance to retire those songs for SOE tour?
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2017, 06:02:45 PM »
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I hope they never drop Streets...I KNOW everyone thinks it's been overplayed, but, well, it's just too beautiful to drop. As long as they do the long intro and outro, it should stay forever in the set list.
At this point, if you want to hear "Streets", you have the album and 30 years of bootleg and or professional taped shows to listen to or watch.

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Re: Will JTTour17 give U2 a chance to retire those songs for SOE tour?
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2017, 05:23:59 AM »
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I hope they never drop Streets...I KNOW everyone thinks it's been overplayed, but, well, it's just too beautiful to drop. As long as they do the long intro and outro, it should stay forever in the set list.
At this point, if you want to hear "Streets", you have the album and 30 years of bootleg and or professional taped shows to listen to or watch.
Can't argue that, but it's still pretty special live.

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Re: Will JTTour17 give U2 a chance to retire those songs for SOE tour?
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2017, 06:10:15 AM »
I hope they drop One and BD. Bring back October and NYD for this tour.

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Re: Will JTTour17 give U2 a chance to retire those songs for SOE tour?
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2017, 01:42:36 PM »
I wouldn't say 'never' on any single song, other than Streets. I think WOWY could go.

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Re: Will JTTour17 give U2 a chance to retire those songs for SOE tour?
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2017, 04:40:10 PM »
It's likely they will consider the tour that some territories haven't seen yet : playing big hits in some places, rather than Red Hill Mining Town.

Streets, and WOWY are locked in forever now.

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Re: Will JTTour17 give U2 a chance to retire those songs for SOE tour?
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2017, 05:13:21 PM »
Personally, there isn't one song from 2000 on I want to hear at these shows. I fear Elevation, Beautiful Day will make appearances, but I don't want to hear them, or any other song from the last 4 albums.

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Re: Will JTTour17 give U2 a chance to retire those songs for SOE tour?
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2017, 02:10:51 PM »
I'm started to get tempted to swear.

U2 have done plenty of good stuff post 1998. Whist TJT30 is the first obvious retrospective tour they have ever done, U2 should never pretend that any part of their career or body of work doesn't exist. I might be the only person who doesn't want to live in the past, and I'm fascinated with seeing where U2 go now with and it will be very demeaning if they just become a global touring jukebox of 30 year old songs to please people who want to pretend that it's still 1987. Leave that to The Rolling Stones.

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Re: Will JTTour17 give U2 a chance to retire those songs for SOE tour?
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2017, 03:36:24 PM »
It will seem strange that this tour they won't be playing more than one track from SOI but realistically how many SOI tracks can we expect them to bring back for the SOE leg of the I+E tour?

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Re: Will JTTour17 give U2 a chance to retire those songs for SOE tour?
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2017, 03:36:43 PM »
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I'm started to get tempted to swear.

U2 have done plenty of good stuff post 1998. Whist TJT30 is the first obvious retrospective tour they have ever done, U2 should never pretend that any part of their career or body of work doesn't exist. I might be the only person who doesn't want to live in the past, and I'm fascinated with seeing where U2 go now with and it will be very demeaning if they just become a global touring jukebox of 30 year old songs to please people who want to pretend that it's still 1987. Leave that to The Rolling Stones.

It is annoying when a band you love ignores certain periods of their history, even when it makes logical and popular sense. And they are always chasing a moving target. If you asked everyone here to create a dream 22-song setlist, no holds barred, I feel pretty confident that the odds of any two being alike would be remote. Even if you set up certain parameters, like only two songs from each album or something like that. One person's Beautiful Day -- a song that I never get tired of -- is another person's Elevation, a song that I think should never have been played again after the tour of the same name. I am sure there are people here who feel the exact opposite about just those two songs.

I can't imagine seeing U2 and not getting Streets, but we know at least one person here is good and sick of it. One man's coffee is another man's tea ...

I've been critical of the folks who don't understand why U2 won't revisit Pop, but I get it from both perspectives. I'm on the other side of that argument in the Springsteen camp. I adore Tunnel Of Love. Love it. Love every single note on that album, and Bruce rarely plays anything from it, and when he does, it is almost always either Brilliant Disguise or Tougher Than The Rest. I've seen him 10 times, and I have gotten Tougher once, and no others. Why? Well, TOL's sales were a massive fall off from BITUSA, a lot of the songs are mid-tempo and would send half the audience to the beer line, and worst of all, this album came from a terrible time in Bruce's life when his marriage was failing. Just like U2 aren't eager to look back at Pop and all the of the crap that surrounded it, Bruce probably doesn't enjoy performing those deeply personal and deeply self-effacing songs.

So I understand. But I still want to hear them.