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First, I don't want to make this another setlist wishlist thread because people just end up listing down songs, followed by another list, with no one really reading the posts of the other.

Second, I use the term "dust off" so it should contemplate songs that haven't been played in a long time in any tour, or have never even been played before.

Third, I'd like to hear your reasons why these songs should be dusted off or played.

Here's my wishlist:

HEARTLAND - It's supposed to be in The Joshua Tree and is about America, so it fits the narrative of the tour.  If they can't really play the whole song, maybe they can do it in snippet form like how they did Zooropa in the previous tour?

A SORT OF HOMECOMING - I don't know how this first, but U2 just haven't made it part of the rotation in a long time and the entire song and melody really gives an 80's U2 vibe.  Maybe this can be what Ultraviolet was in the 360* Tour - a not-so-famous U2 song that was revived to the regular playlist.

I think it would be cool if they can sing lyrical snippets of some of their songs about U2 places .. like New York and Miami.

For a change also, why not open with a slow burn song?  Virtually all the U2 tours have opened with fast songs to immediately get the crowd into it.  I remember watching a Pearl Jam gig in Manila in `94 (or was it `95), and they opened with Release which started pitch dark and Vedder just singing in one corner as the song slowly started building.  It was trippy in a different way.  Perhaps U2 can play The Joshua Tree in complete reverse order? Or open with Heartland?

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 10:48:58 PM »
how about tracks 5-11 from JT?

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 11:02:18 PM »
11 o clock would be cool. They played it on the original JT tour and it rocked the roxy

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 04:33:02 AM »
Close the shows with "40". The audience would be singing it until sunrise

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 05:19:50 AM »
I know everyone will laugh at this, but I would love for them to do Elvis Presley and America.
My reason? Because I'm unreasonable.

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 06:26:51 AM »
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I know everyone will laugh at this, but I would love for them to do Elvis Presley and America.
My reason? Because I'm unreasonable.
That would be very, very interesting! Kind of song as Zooropa was during IE!  :)

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2017, 06:28:44 AM »
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I know everyone will laugh at this, but I would love for them to do Elvis Presley and America.
My reason? Because I'm unreasonable.
That would be very, very interesting! Kind of song as Zooropa was during IE!  :)
Exactly my thoughts!

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2017, 08:16:53 AM »
Since they're promoting an album from the 80's, I'd like to see them go back to some 80's songs.  I'll go with:

"Wire," "God Part II," and "She's a Mystery to Me."  Record a proper version of "She's a Mystery to Me," and release it ala "Sweetest Thing" mid summer. 

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2017, 08:40:30 AM »
Silver & Gold

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2017, 09:25:16 AM »
I'm hoping some 80s gems are dusted down. I'd love to hear 11 O'Clock Tick Tock or Gloria in a section of earlier stuff. Electric Co and Out of Control were rotated generally on the last tour so who knows? A Sort of Homecoming would be great if they practice it and get it right. I saw them play it at Slane in 2001 and exciting to hear it as it was, it was pretty ropey.
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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2017, 09:49:17 AM »
I'd really like to hear Wire again, just love Edges guitar, If Bono can sing RHMT live then he can surely sing this aswell

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
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I'd really like to hear Wire again, just love Edges guitar, If Bono can sing RHMT live then he can surely sing this aswell

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Wire would be awesome.

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2017, 10:57:43 AM »
Sweet Fire of Love with Robbie Robertson.

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2017, 11:59:40 AM »
Please - it's a classic to me, even if not to you  :)
Stay - less nostalgia in the setlist please
11 O Clock - because its great and hardly ever played
God Part II - the bridge between TJT and AB
Crazy Tonight - because the remix version of it is a monster live

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2017, 12:09:25 PM »
You could make a case for all of these:

God Part II
An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart
Drowning Man
A Sort Of Homecoming
The Unforgettable Fire