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How would you feel if U2 played No JT songs on the SOE tour & other rarities instead?

Hallelujah! It's about damn time!  Hooray!
Ok, but I don't want to hear some songs like The Playboy Mansion
Ok, but every U2 show has to have Streets (and maybe a few other JT songs)
No!!! Most of the audience will want the hits and will barely tolerate new SOE songs. Forget about the rarities.
No. I want different rare songs played and/or they shouldn't ignore The Joshua Tree.

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Guys, they’re not playing Lady With the Spinning Head. Let’s be real here.
SOE sounds like they can do some dance tunes at the beginning of the live set, they surprised with all the old stuff in 2015. Maybe not this song, but certainly Discotheque.

I'll be very shocked if they do more than one song from Pop

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What is up with everyone putting a dogmatic fence around TJT singles? I understand it if you're taking an objective, pragmatic approach to their set list philosophy, but coming from the fan side, why? I'm sure most of us have been to numerous concerts. Streets vs. unplayed/dusty rarities and you choose Streets precisely because it's a sacred cow? Do we really like those overplayed songs that much more that we're basically insulting the quality of the rest of their catalogue? Imagine if the first 3 songs of every new U2 album was required to be 1. Streets 2. Pride 3. WOWY. Hurray, right? /rant over


They are three all time classics by any bands standards. Rant over.


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Yes, that's reasonable. But my point stands that after a certain point, you're not getting anything novel out of another performance of those songs. I'm also a big fan of Muse, and would much rather see them break the eternal concrete mold that is their set list, than hear Knights of Cydonia again, no matter how how great that song is. Eating pizza everyday gets old after a while, and justifying that by saying pizza is your favorite food skirts the issue of moderation, in fact, it spites that issue. So if you're happy with the repetition, then more power to you, because it's a win-win, but I can't understand why the fan base as a whole would prefer it over a concert that is unique and leaves a lasting impression. Not a jab at you in particular, to clarify.
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Absolutely.  I'd love to hear all these, along with Two Hearts.  That song seems very live-friendly... but how long exactly has it been since they've played it?  I also don't really want to hear Bad.  With Bono's voice's timbre having changed big-time, and them having to drop it at least four whole steps,  I don't love the modern live versions.  It's just not the same.

But I totally want "The Fly" and "Acrobat."  Why not some POP and Zooropa songs?  Why not some rarities from R&H/TUF/War?  This is their "experience" album, anyways.  I think playing their rarely-performed songs fits well into that theme.

And yet never at the expense of Streets.  How can you play a U2 concert without Streets?

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Absolutely.  I'd love to hear all these, along with Two Hearts.  That song seems very live-friendly... but how long exactly has it been since they've played it?  I also don't really want to hear Bad.  With Bono's voice's timbre having changed big-time, and them having to drop it at least four whole steps,  I don't love the modern live versions.  It's just not the same.

But I totally want "The Fly" and "Acrobat."  Why not some POP and Zooropa songs?  Why not some rarities from R&H/TUF/War?  This is their "experience" album, anyways.  I think playing their rarely-performed songs fits well into that theme.

And yet never at the expense of Streets.  How can you play a U2 concert without Streets?
They just played it on the I+E tour.

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How about Heartland, Gone,Acrobat, If God Would Send His Angels, An Cat Dubh, Refugee, and Three Sunrises.

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All I Want is You, Zooropa, Stay and Kite would mix nicely with some of the themes on SOE. They're also songs I haven't gotten to "Experience" yet.

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I think they should ignore JT and AB this tour.

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Given that, for much of the TJT30 tour, the AB contributions were limited to One and Ultraviolet, I would like to see some more AB prevalence on this one.

As for TJT, I actually wouldn't mind hearing Streets and some side 2 goodness, but the other side 1 setlist mainstays are due for a break. I get the mindset that TJT got its time in the sun, but one could argue that there are some songs from that album that have been absent from setlists for ages and just now got some newfound audience appreciation that might warrant some more live exposure.

There were plenty of other non-TJT songs on the tour that deserve a rest much more than the TJT material that just got one outing. I thought Beautiful Day was great, but it, One, SBS, and NYD should be more of a focus for a break from live outings than the rarities.

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Pretty much all of those thing are merely suggestions by the interviewer.  Go back to the article link in the first post.  Edge's one definitive statement on the set list is "At this point, we have the freedom to do what we want."  He discusses the idea of giving songs a rest (even Streets), but never really says there will be no Streets.  He says he likes certain Pop songs, but never really commits to playing them.

I would love to see Gone or Please return to the playlist.  Lady With the Spinning Head is never ever going to happen, except for them playing The Fly or Ultraviolet, which are LWTSH derivatives.

My prediction is that they will only play WOWY and Streets from TJT.  I'd guess 6-7 songs per night from SoE (out of 9 or so total SoE songs across nights), and 1-2 from SoI.  The rest will be a mix of hits and favorite live tracks (Beautiful Day, Elevation, Bad, One, etc.), including a somewhat less common one or 2 (Miss Sarajevo, Please, or something like that), but no true rarities.  At most, we might hope for a snippet of Walk to the Water or something like that.

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I'd love to hear Acrobat, Drowning Man, If god will send his angels and The Fly (or The End of the World) live. And Streets, of course. Heartland is very beautiful, but probably hard to sing. What about you?
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I would really like to see some stuff from Pop/Zooropa, but I don't think it should come at the cost of losing Pride, Streets, ISHFWILF, and so many other great songs. Why not both?
Well because they only play about 22-24 songs a night, and they will be playing SOE songs which take some of those slots, and they've played Pride, Streets, ISHFWILF so much including quite a bit last year on the JT tour, they would need to make room in the set list somehow.

They won't though.  They will just play SOE and their greatest hits.  That is their modus operandi from the last few tours.

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They haven't been here for at least 8 years so it would be unthinkable if they didn't play some of their older music if they ever come that is.  I am not attached to either Streets or Pride as there are other great songs that I prefer, would love at least some stuff from earlier albums and JT, AB etc.  Probably in a very different situation to America and Europe.  I think we would be really hungry for the older stuff.

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Im all for hearing some new tracks ive not seen live bring it on need STREETS tho always !!!!!!!