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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2017, 12:49:53 PM »
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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

oh man if they did God part 2 or ASOH!! ive seen TUF live and DM ain't ever happening.

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2017, 01:21:06 PM »
No one has mentioned Acrobat?




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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2017, 04:17:12 PM »
God Part II

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2017, 04:58:10 PM »
Great shout by those mentioning God Pt 2. Using this as a potential dark and moody show opener would be immense. A lonesome Adam kicking things off on the stage laying down an extended beat before being joined by Larry to add to the beat before Bono makes his entrance with a dark and subdued delivery of the lyrics until Edge marks his presence with a rawkus solo kicking life into the song which maintains its energy to the end.

Best we can hope for is for this to open an encore, Streets is a nailed on opener for me.

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2017, 09:21:58 PM »
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Great shout by those mentioning God Pt 2. Using this as a potential dark and moody show opener would be immense. A lonesome Adam kicking things off on the stage laying down an extended beat before being joined by Larry to add to the beat before Bono makes his entrance with a dark and subdued delivery of the lyrics until Edge marks his presence with a rawkus solo kicking life into the song which maintains its energy to the end.

Best we can hope for is for this to open an encore, Streets is a nailed on opener for me.
It would be very cool to see God Part II as a opener. I wish U2 would start opening with heavier songs rather than the typical "rawk" anthem.

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2017, 09:58:36 AM »
I keep having this fantasy/dream/image of Lady with the Spinning Head as an opener (more so as an encore). Drums and bass starts, Edge in the background without lights until the opening riff then full lights on as Bono walks onto the stage. "Here she comes, .....". But alas just a dream.

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2017, 10:47:44 AM »
Heartland would be favourite. Elvis Presley and America would be amazing and how about Love is Blindness

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2017, 02:39:03 PM »
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11 o clock would be cool. They played it on the original JT tour and it rocked the roxy

This is a good choice.  The band has been pretty consistent with what they play from their earliest albums, but somehow this has been missing for forever.  If they opted not to open with Streets, it could even make a good opener.

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2017, 03:09:14 AM »
Surrender
I fall down
Twilight
Tomorrow
Stories for boys

Any of the above would be amazing....

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2017, 09:57:05 PM »
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No one has mentioned Acrobat?




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That. Would. Be. Awesome.

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2017, 11:04:25 PM »
There's something rather funny and ironic with all this 80's wish. I've heard that, at the time of the original TJT tour, U2 used to think that they didn't have a catalogue strong enough to play stadiums along the TJT songs. Of course, later they would have R&H songs also.

I don't agree with the band (because I love U2's 80s), but I think we'll have a lot of 90s and 00s for them to feel safe with the setlist.

The true greatest hits tour.


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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2017, 08:13:26 AM »
Drowning man for me. LOVE the song. Shadows and tall trees too.

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2017, 09:22:53 AM »
Hope they dust off some Pop songs for the European dates, at least.

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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2017, 02:10:14 PM »
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Re: Which Classic U2 Songs They Should Dust Off For The JT 30 Tour & Why?
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2017, 02:19:13 PM »
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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?

Cheers,

J
Phew, great thread, so many good ideas so far, impossible to choose. Walk to the Water-because it would be a very different vibe to the rest of the show? I like the idea of a slow burn start like The Ocean at The Roxy.