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Which Songs from Songs of Experience will be played on tour?

Love Is All We Have Left
20 (3.9%)
Lights of Home
50 (9.8%)
You're the Best Thing About Me
60 (11.7%)
Get Out of Your Own Way
57 (11.1%)
American Soul
55 (10.7%)
Summer of Love
21 (4.1%)
Red Flag Day
38 (7.4%)
The Showman (A Little More Better)
29 (5.7%)
The Little Things That Give You Away
55 (10.7%)
Landlady
12 (2.3%)
The Blackout
54 (10.5%)
Love Is Bigger Than Anything in its Way
30 (5.9%)
13 (There Is a Light)
16 (3.1%)
Ordinary Love
12 (2.3%)
Book of Your Heart
3 (0.6%)

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Offline redrunningred

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Re: Which Songs from Songs of Experience will be played on the upcoming tour?
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2017, 09:15:18 AM »
Simple formula to determine which songs U2 will play on tour. Take your favorite songs from the album. Are they the poppiest singles from the album? No? Then they won’t be played often.

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Re: Which Songs from Songs of Experience will be played on the upcoming tour?
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2017, 01:48:29 PM »
I have a feeling this tour will be structured in a very similar way to I+E in that it will likely be frontloaded with new songs (LIAWHL, Lights Of Home, GOOYOW, YTBTAM, American Soul) and then intersperse hits throughout the first act (Vertigo, Elevation, Electric Co), and then the second act comes in with more varied past hits (Bad, BTBS, The Fly). I predict the second act will cap off with TLTTGYA. Then the encore will just be super hits (One, Streets, BD, WOWY, Pride).

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Re: Which Songs from Songs of Experience will be played on the upcoming tour?
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2017, 04:31:56 AM »
I can envision a couple sequences of the set list:

Opening with The Blackout followed by Two Hearts/Go Crazy Tonight.
(There's a lot of dance energy on this record, so that combo of new/old would find the dance energy, while Two Hearts would satisfy the long-time fans.  Go Crazy could be played on second nights.)

Get Out of Your Way will precede American Soul due to the Beatitudes transition.  I could see these being the first four songs, or 4 out the first 5.

E-stage opens with Showman, then some fun and unpredictability - Desire, Angel, -someone else suggested party girl, again a song for long time fans.

13 could finish the e-stage, much as Breaking Wave quietly did. I can hear 13 being truncated with Bono walking the long road to the stage for Walk On.  I have long heard the "no end to grief, that's how I know" lyric fit into the ending of Walk On during the " More than you..." portion.  Place could be a blubbering mess at that point. 

So the next songs would be Beautiful Day and Best Thing About Me.

Just some thoughts.

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Re: Which Songs from Songs of Experience will be played on the upcoming tour?
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2017, 06:17:22 PM »
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What I think we might get:

You're The Best Thing About Me
Get Out Of Your Own Way
American Soul
The Little Things That Give You Away (closer?)
The Blackout (opener?)
Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
Lights Of Home

Not sure if all of those will be the staple songs, but think about 1/2 the album might be regulars. Won't be surprised if most of the album is played over the duration of the tour.

I'm on board with this.  I'm still thinking on this, but thus far I can see a set that resembles this:

Love is All We Have Left (House Lights On) - Bono Offstage?
The Blackout (House Lights Go Out)
Vertigo
Red Flag Day
SBS
Bullet
Lights of Home
Get Out
American Soul
Desire (electric)
WOWY
Encore: (video montage)
Streets
Pride
Beautiful Day
Best Thing
Love is Bigger
Little Things/13
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 10:30:02 PM by achtung child »

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Re: Which Songs from Songs of Experience will be played on the upcoming tour?
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2017, 02:14:26 AM »
Love Is Bigger has to be the closer. Could do Love is All We Have Left over the PA between parts 1 and 2 of the show, otherwise don't see it being used other than as a snippet. There are not any really obvious songs that wont get played though. I think the only SOI songs that never got played were Sleep Like a Baby Tonight and This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now. So, expect most of SOE to be played too.

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Re: Which Songs from Songs of Experience will be played on the upcoming tour?
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2017, 09:21:34 AM »
Love Is All We Have Left is perfect to either be snippeted or performed in full leading into Streets. The soft synths of the song segue perfectly into the organ intro.