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Title: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 01, 2017, 05:56:18 PM
Thought it would be great to create a new thread dedicated to songs being rehearsed prior to the start of the tour. So far nothings been reported but rehearsals have reportedly begun.

Number of songs heard during rehearsals: 22
Possible intro music: the Pogues- a rainy night in soho
Possible show opener: SBS
Possible closer: Miss Sarajevo or The little things (SOE)
Rehearsed songs so far:

May 2nd
Pride
Streets
Still haven't found
WOWY
NYD-piano
Bullet snippet
Exit snippet
Miss Sarajevo
new song? -confirmed to be the same as the last song below
Streets-guitar only
RHMT- piano With drums like Stuck in a Moment 2015 version
NYD-full band (extended intro?)
SBS (Full band- Studio Version)
New song again
Bullet the blue sky full band
One tree hill
Trip wires
Running to stand still
In gods country
Exit
Mothers
Pueblo vencera
Beautiful day
Ultraviolet
One
Miss Sarajevo again
The little things that give you away - many people mistaken it for being LIB when it started.

May 3
RTSS
RHMT
One tree hill
MOTD
Miss Sarajevo- several takes today
Little things that give away- rehearsed 3 times
A sort of homecoming- rehearsed 5 times today
Sunday Bloody Sunday
New Years Day
Mlk
Pride
Streets
ISHFWILF
WOWY
Bullet
RTST
RHMT
In Gods Country
Trip
OTH
Exit
MOTD
beautiful day- extended intro synth, sounds like encore opener
Ultraviolet - 360 version
One
Miss Sarajevo
The little things that give you away

May 4
Pride
Streets
-break-
Little things that give
SBS
NYD
ASOH
MLK
PRIDE
Streets
ISHFWILF
WOWY
BULLET
RTST
RHMT
IGC
TRIP
OTH
EXIT
MOTD


May 6
1Running To Stand Still
2 Trip Through Your Wires
3 MS
4 ASOH
5 ISHFWILF
6 WOWY
BREAK
7-26 taken from atu2 homepage
7.) "New Year's Day"
8.) "A Sort Of Homecoming"
9.) "MLK"
10.) "Pride"
11.) "Where The Streets Have No Name"
12.) "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
13.) "With Or Without You"
14.) "Bullet The Blue Sky" (with a bit of Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog")
15.) "Running To Stand Still"
16.) "Red Hill Mining Town"
17.) "In God's Country"
18.) "Trip Through Your Wires"
19.) "One Tree Hill"
20.) "Exit"
21.) "Mothers Of The Disappeared" (with "El Pueblo Vencera")
22.) "Beautiful Day"
23.) "Ultraviolet"
24.) "One" (with some kind of spoken word intro)
25.) "Miss Sarajevo" (with some kind of female voice intro)
26) The little things

May 8 (from homepage)
1.) "I Still Haven't Found..." / other? (see above)
2.) "Red Hill Mining Town"
3.) "Running To Stand Still"
4.) "Where The Streets Have No Name"
5.) "Pride" (very brief bit of the song)
6.) "Where The Streets Have No Name" (abbreviated)
7.) "Ultraviolet"
8.) "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (stopped and restarted)
BREAK
9.) "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
10.) "New Year's Day"
11.) "A Sort Of Homecoming"
12.) "MLK"
13.) "Pride"
14.) "Where The Streets Have No Name"
15.) "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
16.) "With Or Without You"
17.) "Bullet The Blue Sky"
18.) "Running To Stand Still"
19.) "Red Hill Mining Town"
20.) "In God's Country"
21.) "Trip Through Your Wires"
22.) "One Tree Hill"
23.) "Exit" (short clip here)
24.) "Mothers Of The Disappeared"
25.) "Beautiful Day"
26.) "Ultraviolet"
27.) "One"
28.) "Miss Sarajevo"
29 the little things

May 9
1) elevation
2) IGC
3) WOWY
BREAK
Rehearsals resumed approximately 10:20...
Pride
Streets
Bullet
RTSS x2
RHMT
IGC
Trip wires
One tree hill
*curfew kicked in, but the band continues to rehearse at very low volume
Exit
MOTD
Beautiful Day
Elevation (UV has been played in this spot until tonight)
Beautiful day again
(They may have continued rehearsing but sound inaudible)

May 10(last rehearsal)
BD
Elevation
UV
break...
9:00 pm full setlist rehearsal
Intro - No surprises
SBS
NYD
ASOH
Mlk
Pride
Streets
ISHFWILF
WOWY
Bullet
RTSS
RHMT
IGC
OTH
EXIT
MOTD
Beautiful day( poem at the end)
Elevation
Ultraviolet
one
Miss Sarajevo
The little things

This is ongoing as they are rehearsing at this very moment I'll update the list.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Airuarak on May 01, 2017, 07:25:19 PM
yep it would be great... I'm not in the USA or Europe so it's a tour I won't be seeing... so any little detail will be devoured with a lot of interest.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 01, 2017, 11:18:55 PM
Classic streets lighting with the flashes is going on!


https://mobile.twitter.com/PBear1979/status/859270869050310656
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: OnlyU2 on May 02, 2017, 08:41:35 AM
I can hear some Zoo Station
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: georgemccauley on May 02, 2017, 09:29:33 AM
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I can hear some Zoo Station

Is this your idea of a sick joke?

Don't say it unless it's true, it'll give some of us heart failure ;)
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: OnlyU2 on May 02, 2017, 09:33:19 AM
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I can hear some Zoo Station


Is this your idea of a sick joke?

Don't say it unless it's true, it'll give some of us heart failure ;)

If you listen closely it sounds like Zoo Station.  Just my opinion. 
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: georgemccauley on May 02, 2017, 09:34:45 AM
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I can hear some Zoo Station


Is this your idea of a sick joke?

Don't say it unless it's true, it'll give some of us heart failure ;)

If you listen closely it sounds like Zoo Station.  Just my opinion.

There's no sounds from that clip, only lights and traffic?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: OnlyU2 on May 02, 2017, 09:38:30 AM
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I can hear some Zoo Station


Is this your idea of a sick joke?

Don't say it unless it's true, it'll give some of us heart failure ;)

If you listen closely it sounds like Zoo Station.  Just my opinion.

There's no sounds from that clip, only lights and traffic?

right around the 17 second mark, the opening of Zoo Station.  Maybe I'm just hearing things.  Anyone else hear this?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: georgemccauley on May 02, 2017, 09:41:54 AM
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I can hear some Zoo Station


Is this your idea of a sick joke?

Don't say it unless it's true, it'll give some of us heart failure ;)

If you listen closely it sounds like Zoo Station.  Just my opinion.

There's no sounds from that clip, only lights and traffic?

right around the 17 second mark, the opening of Zoo Station.  Maybe I'm just hearing things.  Anyone else hear this?

Just traffic and fuzzing from my end, would be very exciting if it was true
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: guykirk9 on May 02, 2017, 09:42:49 AM
All I am hearing is some feedback which you might be mistaking for the opening of Zoo Station.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 02, 2017, 09:53:26 AM
Other sources on twitter are reporting hearing zoo station. Definitely more exciting than EBTTRT of it's the encore opener. They could project multiple images of Trabants on the screen
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Neil Young, man! on May 02, 2017, 10:01:19 AM
Zoo Station would be a very strange opener to a Joshua Tree celebration, no?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: OnlyU2 on May 02, 2017, 10:07:11 AM
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Zoo Station would be a very strange opener to a Joshua Tree celebration, no?

Who said anything about it being the opener?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: georgemccauley on May 02, 2017, 10:07:15 AM
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Other sources on twitter are reporting hearing zoo station. Definitely more exciting than EBTTRT of it's the encore opener. They could project multiple images of Trabants on the screen

Link to these sources?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 02, 2017, 10:09:39 AM
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Other sources on twitter are reporting hearing zoo station. Definitely more exciting than EBTTRT of it's the encore opener. They could project multiple images of Trabants on the screen

Link to these sources?

No way, you! Saw your tweet LOL
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: georgemccauley on May 02, 2017, 10:17:34 AM
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Other sources on twitter are reporting hearing zoo station. Definitely more exciting than EBTTRT of it's the encore opener. They could project multiple images of Trabants on the screen

Link to these sources?

No way, you! Saw your tweet LOL

yeah that was me!  :D
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: tigerfan41 on May 02, 2017, 10:59:10 AM
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All I am hearing is some feedback which you might be mistaking for the opening of Zoo Station.

Same.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: bass slap on May 02, 2017, 01:58:00 PM
If they do zoo station it would have to be the encore opener... a no brainer. I have had my fingers crossed for this and hope it turns out to be true. It would be perfect following the sequential run through of JT.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: spooked1oo on May 02, 2017, 01:59:51 PM
Part of me would love Zoo Station as the final song, but I know that wouldn't happen.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Spacejunk69 on May 02, 2017, 02:52:11 PM
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If they do zoo station it would have to be the encore opener... a no brainer. I have had my fingers crossed for this and hope it turns out to be true. It would be perfect following the sequential run through of JT.

Been there done that (Vertigo).
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: THRILLHO on May 02, 2017, 03:02:22 PM
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If they do zoo station it would have to be the encore opener... a no brainer. I have had my fingers crossed for this and hope it turns out to be true. It would be perfect following the sequential run through of JT.

Been there done that (Vertigo).

they've also already done a JT tour sooo.....
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on May 02, 2017, 03:03:37 PM
It's a cool concept to have Zoo Station as a closer... to sort of introduce the '90s era of U2 at the end of the show.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Basskid on May 02, 2017, 03:18:34 PM
Apparently the band hasn't actually started rehearsing yet and yesterday was just lighting.  Regardless i'd love to see Zoo Station open the encore.  We know it works well from Vertigo and it would be really cool to have it be the next song after JT.  Chopping down the tree on stage would be an added bonus!
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Volcanogirl on May 02, 2017, 03:46:47 PM
Is there a sound clip? Why so much rumours about Zoo Station?
Or has it been confirmed by fans around stadium?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: bass slap on May 02, 2017, 04:19:43 PM
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If they do zoo station it would have to be the encore opener... a no brainer. I have had my fingers crossed for this and hope it turns out to be true. It would be perfect following the sequential run through of JT.

Been there done that (Vertigo).

Exactly, it fits the theme.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: bass slap on May 02, 2017, 04:23:08 PM
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If they do zoo station it would have to be the encore opener... a no brainer. I have had my fingers crossed for this and hope it turns out to be true. It would be perfect following the sequential run through of JT.

Been there done that (Vertigo).

Exactly, it fits the theme.

To be clear, I'm pointing out that there's some irony in your comment.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: jrodr079 on May 02, 2017, 04:24:57 PM
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I can hear some Zoo Station

Is this your idea of a sick joke?

Don't say it unless it's true, it'll give some of us heart failure ;)

Did you miss Zoo Station during the Vertigo Tour? Got played on most of the shows.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: georgemccauley on May 02, 2017, 05:47:49 PM
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I can hear some Zoo Station

Is this your idea of a sick joke?

Don't say it unless it's true, it'll give some of us heart failure ;)

Did you miss Zoo Station during the Vertigo Tour? Got played on most of the shows.

Unfortunately I was only 10 years old when the vertigo tour came about, I didn't even know U2 existed let alone Zoo Station
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: satori-t on May 02, 2017, 06:01:03 PM
Thanks for making this 31 y.o. feel old George!  >:(
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: THRILLHO on May 02, 2017, 06:08:57 PM
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Thanks for making this 31 y.o. feel old George!  >:(

i'm 35 and i intentionally skipped Vertigo. the show i would have seen did not feature Zoo Station or WGRYWH. they did play The First Time though.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: jrodr079 on May 02, 2017, 06:19:14 PM
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I can hear some Zoo Station

Is this your idea of a sick joke?

Don't say it unless it's true, it'll give some of us heart failure ;)

Did you miss Zoo Station during the Vertigo Tour? Got played on most of the shows.

Unfortunately I was only 10 years old when the vertigo tour came about, I didn't even know U2 existed let alone Zoo Station

Yikes! And Vertigo felt like it was just yesterday. I was 19 in 2005 for the tour FYI.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: georgemccauley on May 02, 2017, 06:21:38 PM
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I can hear some Zoo Station

Is this your idea of a sick joke?

Don't say it unless it's true, it'll give some of us heart failure ;)

Did you miss Zoo Station during the Vertigo Tour? Got played on most of the shows.

Unfortunately I was only 10 years old when the vertigo tour came about, I didn't even know U2 existed let alone Zoo Station

Yikes! And Vertigo felt like it was just yesterday. I was 19 in 2005 for the tour FYI.

Time does fly, and I must admit I have been revisiting a lot of the Vertigo shows recently, one of the very best tours setlist wise. Great to see them playing Zoo Station for the majority of the shows, it's a track that has crept up into my all time favourite U2 songs.

I'm also yet to hear the band live until London this year, maybe I'm just being greedy hoping to hear Zoo Station in the set on the 2017 Joshua Tree Tour 🤣
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: georgemccauley on May 02, 2017, 06:23:20 PM
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Rehearsed songs so far:

Pride
Streets
Still haven't found
WOWY
NYD

This is ongoing as they are rehearsing at this very moment I'll update the list.

Apparently they could just be on a break right now and expected to start up again soon. Keep an eye on @pbear1979 on twitter as he said he will very kindly start a live stream should rehearsals continue
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 02, 2017, 06:26:58 PM
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Rehearsed songs so far:

Pride
Streets
Still haven't found
WOWY
NYD

This is ongoing as they are rehearsing at this very moment I'll update the list.

Apparently they could just be on a break right now and expected to start up again soon. Keep an eye on @pbear1979 on twitter as he said he will very kindly start a live stream should rehearsals continue

Fingers crossed for something we've never heard before
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: miryclay on May 02, 2017, 07:22:16 PM
NYD, I knew it.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 02, 2017, 07:25:20 PM
Larrys been spotted talking a walk by the water
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: tigerfan41 on May 02, 2017, 07:44:47 PM
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Thanks for making this 31 y.o. feel old George!  >:(

i'm 35 and i intentionally skipped Vertigo. the show i would have seen did not feature Zoo Station or WGRYWH. they did play The First Time though.

I'm 28 and was barely a U2 fan at that point...brother scored multiple GA tickets and thought about taking me, but figured I was too young for a GA concert at that point.  >:(
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 02, 2017, 07:50:29 PM
Currently soundchecking miss sarajevo
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: spooked1oo on May 02, 2017, 07:51:30 PM
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Rehearsed songs so far:

Pride
Streets
Still haven't found
WOWY
NYD

This is ongoing as they are rehearsing at this very moment I'll update the list.

I just hope it doesn't turn into a "#1 album + #1 hits" tour. I'm hoping for at least a taste of some uncommon songs. And also new renditions, like what they did with RTSS on the ZooTV Tour.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 02, 2017, 08:02:38 PM
BREAKING NEWS! POSSIBLE NEW SONG BEING SOUNDCHECKED https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859588188880257024/video/1

Sounds like a very big anthem
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Number1U2fan on May 02, 2017, 08:04:37 PM
i was popping a chub when i saw NYD being rehearsed but quickly went limp when Miss Sarajevo came up. :/ :/  Really? Do we really need to hear this one AGAIN????
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: lucas.homem on May 02, 2017, 08:32:35 PM
Sometimes I'm afraid they won't play the entire TJT.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Kurukira on May 02, 2017, 08:38:12 PM
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i was popping a chub when i saw NYD being rehearsed but quickly went limp when Miss Sarajevo came up. :/ :/  Really? Do we really need to hear this one AGAIN????

I know, NYD needs a break  ;)  Seriously, in the context of the Joshua Tree 'universe' Miss Sarajevo seems...odd.  But, I suck at this metaphorical stuff, maybe I'm missing the connection here?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 02, 2017, 08:48:18 PM
Red hill mining town!

Bono doesn't exactly sound like the new mix...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=cWeSx7HN1zY

Keys are really prominent. Maybe it's a tree stage song
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 02, 2017, 08:51:15 PM
Full band NYD going on right now!

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1nAKEBNZbXkGL
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Number1U2fan on May 02, 2017, 08:57:40 PM
I can never get enough of NYD!!!!! It's the song that did it for me!! Definitely needs more play time this tour!!!! It's been rested enough the last few.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Saint1322 on May 02, 2017, 09:07:40 PM
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Sometimes I'm afraid they won't play the entire TJT.

Why? How many more times do they have to tell you they are?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 02, 2017, 09:10:07 PM
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Sometimes I'm afraid they won't play the entire TJT.

Why? How many more times do they have to tell you they are?

You just never know until opening night. Will they though? I doubt it. Let's not turn this into another thread about this...
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: miryclay on May 02, 2017, 09:12:37 PM
CBC anchor is getting in on the fun:

https://twitter.com/cbcian
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: OnlyU2 on May 02, 2017, 09:15:19 PM
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BREAKING NEWS! POSSIBLE NEW SONG BEING SOUNDCHECKED https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859588188880257024/video/1

Sounds like a very big anthem

I am really liking the sound of that! 
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Number1U2fan on May 02, 2017, 09:15:27 PM
SBS being rehearsed
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 02, 2017, 09:18:12 PM
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SBS being rehearsed

Sounds great- the way it should be played
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Number1U2fan on May 02, 2017, 09:27:13 PM
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SBS being rehearsed

Sounds great- the way it should be played

Absolutely   8)
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: lucas.homem on May 02, 2017, 09:39:09 PM
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Sometimes I'm afraid they won't play the entire TJT.

Why? How many more times do they have to tell you they are?

As I've said, sometimes I'm afraid, which means I'm not saying they won't play the whole album. But... this reminds me how they turn down some ideas, like the "two different nights" idea they used to sell the I&E Tour. So I just imagine the band rehearsing the "deep cuts" from TJT and thinking that they are not good enough for the crowd, then changing to the greatest hits tour people are buying tickets for.

But... it's just a fear, not a belief.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: trevgreg on May 02, 2017, 09:56:50 PM
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As I've said, sometimes I'm afraid, which means I'm not saying they won't play the whole album. But... this reminds me how they turn down some ideas, like the "two different nights" idea they used to sell the I&E Tour. So I just imagine the band rehearsing the "deep cuts" from TJT and thinking that they are not good enough for the crowd, then changing to the greatest hits tour people are buying tickets for.

But... it's just a fear, not a belief.

I wouldn't worry about it. There's a difference between a band member initially saying "we're going to try and have a different feel" every night, versus saying you're going to play a whole album that millions of people bought at one point - and naming the tour as such.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: ian ryan on May 02, 2017, 10:08:32 PM
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i was popping a chub when i saw NYD being rehearsed but quickly went limp when Miss Sarajevo came up. :/ :/  Really? Do we really need to hear this one AGAIN????

Funny, I'd happily hear Miss Sarajevo live again and could gladly go without ever hearing New Year's Day live again.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Kmama07 on May 02, 2017, 10:14:38 PM
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I can hear some Zoo Station

Is this your idea of a sick joke?

Don't say it unless it's true, it'll give some of us heart failure ;)

Did you miss Zoo Station during the Vertigo Tour? Got played on most of the shows.

Unfortunately I was only 10 years old when the vertigo tour came about, I didn't even know U2 existed let alone Zoo Station
Good gawd...I feel really old. At a ripe-old almost 50. 
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 02, 2017, 10:16:24 PM
They're back on bullet the blue sky
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: THRILLHO on May 02, 2017, 10:17:10 PM
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As I've said, sometimes I'm afraid, which means I'm not saying they won't play the whole album. But... this reminds me how they turn down some ideas, like the "two different nights" idea they used to sell the I&E Tour. So I just imagine the band rehearsing the "deep cuts" from TJT and thinking that they are not good enough for the crowd, then changing to the greatest hits tour people are buying tickets for.

But... it's just a fear, not a belief.

I wouldn't worry about it. There's a difference between a band member initially saying "we're going to try and have a different feel" every night, versus saying you're going to play a whole album that millions of people bought at one point - and naming the tour as such.

yea, it's infuriating that people are still pulling the "nah i dont buy it!" crap about the whole album front-to-back. there are literally ads saying full album at each show and some are still "nah theyll ditch that". i've seen 4 "album tours" from various artists and they damn sure did play the whole thing. including Roger Waters entire Wall album, which means you don't get to hear Money or Wish You Were Here, or ANYTHING that wasn't on the Wall. that tour was ridiculously successful and people could have said the same about that tour. JT is only 11 songs, 56 minutes. That over an hour left of NOT JT songs. I also don't think the entire show will be 80's exclusive. Not a chance.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 02, 2017, 10:17:49 PM
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i was popping a chub when i saw NYD being rehearsed but quickly went limp when Miss Sarajevo came up. :/ :/  Really? Do we really need to hear this one AGAIN????

Funny, I'd happily hear Miss Sarajevo live again and could gladly go without ever hearing New Year's Day live again.

yea i def snickered that MS being played was upsetting people. forget NYD gimme more MS no issue.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 02, 2017, 10:18:56 PM
and i also didn't realize until tonight that Walk On wasn't played but 1 time on i+e. i didn't see that tour <it didnt come to Texas> and i'm behind on the bootlegs from it.
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Post by: monopoly on May 02, 2017, 10:20:44 PM
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and i also didn't realize until tonight that Walk On wasn't played but 1 time on i+e. i didn't see that tour <it didnt come to Texas> and i'm behind on the bootlegs from it.

1 time? It hasn't been done since 360 tour as full band
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Post by: Number1U2fan on May 02, 2017, 10:23:28 PM
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i was popping a chub when i saw NYD being rehearsed but quickly went limp when Miss Sarajevo came up. :/ :/  Really? Do we really need to hear this one AGAIN????

Funny, I'd happily hear Miss Sarajevo live again and could gladly go without ever hearing New Year's Day live again.

yea i def snickered that MS being played was upsetting people. forget NYD gimme more MS no issue.

I'll take a rocker song (NYD) over a yawner/pi*s break/beer break song (MS) any day of the week. I've heard enough of MS live.
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Post by: JFW on May 02, 2017, 11:22:40 PM
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Thanks for making this 31 y.o. feel old George!  >:(
Be happy, satori. I would love to be 31, so I could have attended ZooTV and Popmart  ;)
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Post by: JFW on May 02, 2017, 11:26:07 PM
Excuse me, different time zone, haha.

Are the rehearsals finished jet?
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Post by: monopoly on May 02, 2017, 11:41:31 PM
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Excuse me, different time zone, haha.

Are the rehearsals finished jet?

Nope, bullet, trip wires,  one tree hill, and IGC. Some people think it's not the band and just lighting crew practicing with audio though. But an IG video shows a small glimpse of the screen with bono on it
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Post by: ian ryan on May 02, 2017, 11:58:11 PM
Ultraviolet!!!!
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 02, 2017, 11:58:49 PM
Exit, MOTD-el Puebla vencera - beautiful day rehearsed
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 12:01:35 AM
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Ultraviolet!!!!

Yep!!!! Wow!!! I'd love for moment of surrender to sneak into the setlist too.
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 12:03:20 AM
One being rehearsed. Think Achtung is certainly the encore per the leaked setlist
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 12:08:44 AM
Miss Sarajevo rehearsal again. Sounds like they're using a recording of pavoratti in it
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 12:18:36 AM
Love is blindness wow. Even if a lot of this doesn't make the final cut, it's amazing to hear it in 2017
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 12:19:29 AM
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Love is blindness wow. Even if a lot of this doesn't make the final cut, it's amazing to hear it in 2017

No, sounds like a new song.
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Post by: coleloco on May 03, 2017, 12:19:52 AM
It's not LIB. It's something else...something new.
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 12:20:44 AM
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It's not LIB. It's something else...something new.

Yeah, it definitely started out similar. This is incredible.
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 12:21:22 AM
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It's not LIB. It's something else...something new.


Yeah, it definitely started out similar. This is incredible.

Sounds like the song they played earlier this afternoon.
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 12:22:14 AM
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It's not LIB. It's something else...something new.

Sounds like the song they played earlier this afternoon.

Yeah, it definitely started out similar. This is incredible.

Think it's different. Can't describe it, stunned. Hope someone's recording this
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 12:25:21 AM
Looks like that's its for the first day of rehearsal. That last song they did is something else. Speculation going on that it may close the concert to preview the future.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 03, 2017, 02:29:26 AM
It reminds me of this

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lK5tMJQQ3-s

Clip 2
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Post by: Kmama07 on May 03, 2017, 03:53:52 AM
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Looks like that's its for the first day of rehearsal. That last song they did is something else. Speculation going on that it may close the concert to preview the future.
Thanks! That was cool.
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Post by: boom boom on May 03, 2017, 05:35:36 AM
Other than the JT songs, there is actually nothing really exciting that was rehearsed so far in terms of new deep cuts/rare tunes not played for some time.  Lets see, Ultraviolet was played during 360 tour and Miss Sarajevo was played during Vertigo and 360 tours, so they are just recycling past songs sung off previous tours.  But I'm not complaining, because at least we are getting the 7 deep cuts of the JT (RTSS through MOTD) which is my main reason for going anyway as we will probably never here these songs again after this tour.
I wasn't expecting much else for the rest of the set other than the usual big U2 staples like SBS, Pride, NYD, BD, etc.  Ultraviolet although played on 360 is welcomed back.
The one other thing that could be promising is this unknown song being rehearsed.
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Post by: Discothèque Slug 82 on May 03, 2017, 06:08:20 AM
I suspect that they are bringing Miss Sarajevo back as a tribute to George Michael who covered it on his 'Songs From The Last Century' album. I would welcome it in the setlist having not seen them play it live yet!
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Post by: indiansummer on May 03, 2017, 06:09:11 AM
Excellent set of songs so far. Happy with SBS, Pride, NYD, UV Miss Sarajevo , One, BD,  potentially Ordinary Love. Much better
IMHO than the standards of Vertigo, COBL, MW, etc.

Although some stuff off Boy would be nice....
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Post by: JFW on May 03, 2017, 07:41:35 AM
Maybe I'm just too excited for the new tour. But I think we're heading a very nice setlist, guys!
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Post by: bass slap on May 03, 2017, 07:45:39 AM
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Excellent set of songs so far. Happy with SBS, Pride, NYD, UV Miss Sarajevo , One, BD,  potentially Ordinary Love. Much better
IMHO than the standards of Vertigo, COBL, MW, etc.

Although some stuff off Boy would be nice....
Boy stuff is a must for me. They are in some ways simpler songs that don't require quite as much rehearsal possibly. But in any case they have not run through a full set yet, so more surprises to come
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Post by: riffraff on May 03, 2017, 08:39:20 AM
omg. They're going to do UV. And I can't go. !*%#&@#*&)%
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Post by: aviastar on May 03, 2017, 08:50:02 AM
OMG I can't wait to see the 6-4 show.  Also, the fact that there are new songs really has me pumped about a new album release this year!!!

I'm fanboying out right now....aahhhh!
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Post by: miryclay on May 03, 2017, 09:37:47 AM
NYD is ready after a rest. Props to all of our peeps on the ground.
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Post by: Saint1322 on May 03, 2017, 09:51:39 AM
And have y'all ever heard of addition by subtraction?

No ELEVATION!
No UTEOTW!
No VERTIGO!
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Post by: Smee on May 03, 2017, 09:53:24 AM
SOunds to me as if we may well be getting a Piano version of RHMT. I really hope not tho, as it is the guitar work that makes the song for me.
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 09:53:59 AM
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Excellent set of songs so far. Happy with SBS, Pride, NYD, UV Miss Sarajevo , One, BD,  potentially Ordinary Love. Much better
IMHO than the standards of Vertigo, COBL, MW, etc.

Although some stuff off Boy would be nice....

They did rehearse COBL though...
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Post by: georgemccauley on May 03, 2017, 09:59:53 AM
Are we likely to be hearing more of the same during the week or will we hear new songs as the week progresses?
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 10:04:23 AM
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Excellent set of songs so far. Happy with SBS, Pride, NYD, UV Miss Sarajevo , One, BD,  potentially Ordinary Love. Much better
IMHO than the standards of Vertigo, COBL, MW, etc.

Although some stuff off Boy would be nice....

They did rehearse COBL though...

Link/source?
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 10:05:26 AM
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SOunds to me as if we may well be getting a Piano version of RHMT. I really hope not tho, as it is the guitar work that makes the song for me.

I never understand why they have such troubles recreating studio versions when tribute bands can do it flawlessly. Same goes for EBW
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 10:13:33 AM
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Excellent set of songs so far. Happy with SBS, Pride, NYD, UV Miss Sarajevo , One, BD,  potentially Ordinary Love. Much better
IMHO than the standards of Vertigo, COBL, MW, etc.

Although some stuff off Boy would be nice....

They did rehearse COBL though...

Link/source?

I believe it was on the periscope feed last night, although I was bouncing through instagrams and such as well. I'll check a little later, see if I can find it.
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Post by: U2_One on May 03, 2017, 10:14:56 AM
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Are we likely to be hearing more of the same during the week or will we hear new songs as the week progresses?

Much shorter tour this time, so there might be fewer songs overall compared to past pre-tour rehearsals. Think there's still a number of songs to come though. Interested in what else we might hear and to see what ultimately makes the setlist opening night.
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Post by: Spacejunk69 on May 03, 2017, 10:19:14 AM
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Excellent set of songs so far. Happy with SBS, Pride, NYD, UV Miss Sarajevo , One, BD,  potentially Ordinary Love. Much better
IMHO than the standards of Vertigo, COBL, MW, etc.

Although some stuff off Boy would be nice....

Not including UV, I am not happy at all that these songs are being rehearsed. I do not need to or want to here these ever again. Tired old songs that have been played too many times for far too long. Its an odd tour for me actually, Im only going because I know Im going to hear Running To Stand Still, Red Hill Mining Town, Trip Through Your Wires, Exit and Mothers Of The Disappeared.
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Post by: boom boom on May 03, 2017, 10:40:52 AM
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Excellent set of songs so far. Happy with SBS, Pride, NYD, UV Miss Sarajevo , One, BD,  potentially Ordinary Love. Much better
IMHO than the standards of Vertigo, COBL, MW, etc.

Although some stuff off Boy would be nice....

Not including UV, I am not happy at all that these songs are being rehearsed. I do not need to or want to here these ever again. Tired old songs that have been played too many times for far too long. Its an odd tour for me actually, Im only going because I know Im going to hear Running To Stand Still, Red Hill Mining Town, Trip Through Your Wires, Exit and Mothers Of The Disappeared.
that's what I posted earlier. I'm in the same boat.  Just going to hear RTSS through to MOTD.  Rest is just standard U2 that I expected they would play.  I just hope they don't drop any of the JT songs(side2 songs) before I get to see it. Ultraviolet I said is welcomed back, even though last played on 360 hasn't worn thin like the other U2 staples.
Who knows, maybe today they will rehearse A Sort of Homecoming, Wire and Drowning Man.  Who am I kidding?
Overall, from songs rehearsed so far, not a very exciting set list apart of JT.  The rest is pretty much expected and safe.
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Post by: YouGoOn on May 03, 2017, 10:49:57 AM
My dream of seeing U2 live is coming true this summer. I have no complaints about the tour list. Of course, like a lot people, I'd really love to hear songs off Pop...but, I'm finally getting to see them! I couldn't be more excited.
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Post by: ahittle on May 03, 2017, 10:51:12 AM
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SOunds to me as if we may well be getting a Piano version of RHMT. I really hope not tho, as it is the guitar work that makes the song for me.

I never understand why they have such troubles recreating studio versions when tribute bands can do it flawlessly. Same goes for EBW

RHMT has those two essential guitar parts that are about equal in the mix of the verse - the fuzzy slide down and the two chords of arpeggios. Instead of omitting one or relying on a pretty obvious backing track, Edge might be looking for another direction.  I don't mind as long as it's still got some oomph behind it. Acoustic or duet versions seem like cop-outs.
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Post by: Neil Young, man! on May 03, 2017, 10:58:49 AM
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SOunds to me as if we may well be getting a Piano version of RHMT. I really hope not tho, as it is the guitar work that makes the song for me.

I never understand why they have such troubles recreating studio versions when tribute bands can do it flawlessly. Same goes for EBW
I think it's because for many songs, they want the live version to be different from studio, and I like that.
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Post by: bass slap on May 03, 2017, 11:16:08 AM
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SOunds to me as if we may well be getting a Piano version of RHMT. I really hope not tho, as it is the guitar work that makes the song for me.

I never understand why they have such troubles recreating studio versions when tribute bands can do it flawlessly. Same goes for EBW
I think it's because for many songs, they want the live version to be different from studio, and I like that.

Also likely to be a result of contouring the set to ensure they have slow and fast moments strategically placed. The options then become add a song that doesn't fit the theme or don't want to play or bastardise a song to make it fit  ;D

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Post by: trevgreg on May 03, 2017, 11:19:01 AM
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Not including UV, I am not happy at all that these songs are being rehearsed. I do not need to or want to here these ever again. Tired old songs that have been played too many times for far too long.

1. It's the first day of rehearsals, not the seventh or eighth.
2. Seems like the thought of seeing Ultraviolet again has a lot of people excited. I'm not exactly thinking "Heaven forbid I hear it for a second time in my life instead of just once," personally.
3. I've seen seven shows and never seen New Year's Day live. Ever. I doubt everyone else has either.
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Post by: ZEROpartII on May 03, 2017, 11:21:51 AM
Always do utetow. No more Walk On.


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Post by: trevgreg on May 03, 2017, 11:24:00 AM
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Always do utetow. No more Walk On.

Well, Walk On wasn't played at all on the last tour, so... perhaps not.
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Post by: bass slap on May 03, 2017, 11:25:40 AM
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Always do utetow. No more Walk On.


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Post by: ZEROpartII on May 03, 2017, 11:36:06 AM
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Always do utetow. No more Walk On.


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Never a finer word spoken.
Thanks.  UTEOTW is the best executed face melter live in the entire catalogue. They could play it in their sleep. Doesn't strain voice Bono's either.  His voice has to run a 25 song marathon.

ALWAYS PLAY IT


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Always do utetow. No more Walk On.


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Never a finer word spoken.
Thanks.  UTEOTW is the best executed face melter live in the entire catalogue. They could play it in their sleep. Doesn't strain voice Bono's either.  His voice has to run a 25 song marathon.

ALWAYS PLAY IT


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Agreed, although UTEOTW is probably one of my favorite U2 songs, so I might be a little biased.  ;)

But yeah, the song is energetic live, particularly the interaction between Bono/The Edge.
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Post by: Neil Young, man! on May 03, 2017, 11:38:51 AM
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SOunds to me as if we may well be getting a Piano version of RHMT. I really hope not tho, as it is the guitar work that makes the song for me.

I never understand why they have such troubles recreating studio versions when tribute bands can do it flawlessly. Same goes for EBW
I think it's because for many songs, they want the live version to be different from studio, and I like that.

Also likely to be a result of contouring the set to ensure they have slow and fast moments strategically placed. The options then become add a song that doesn't fit the theme or don't want to play or bastardise a song to make it fit  ;D
Yes probably right,and eloquently put :-). Having seen 100+ shows from other artists, I have to say U2 is very good at pacing shows with the right mix of slow/fast songs etc.
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Post by: tigerfan41 on May 03, 2017, 11:40:25 AM
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And have y'all ever heard of addition by subtraction?

No ELEVATION!
No UTEOTW!
No VERTIGO!

Casual fans would hate this. Heck, even I would miss two of those three songs.
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Post by: Neil Young, man! on May 03, 2017, 11:43:11 AM
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Not including UV, I am not happy at all that these songs are being rehearsed. I do not need to or want to here these ever again. Tired old songs that have been played too many times for far too long.

1. It's the first day of rehearsals, not the seventh or eighth.
2. Seems like the thought of seeing Ultraviolet again has a lot of people excited. I'm not exactly thinking "Heaven forbid I hear it for a second time in my life instead of just once," personally.
3. I've seen seven shows and never seen New Year's Day live. Ever. I doubt everyone else has either.
I have seen NYD live at least twice, at the JT tour and at IE in London and maybe on Zoo TV or Zooropa but I can't remember exactly. Weird thing is although I like NYD, for me it is not the crowd starter you would think it is, it's actually a pretty mellow song live.
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Post by: tigerfan41 on May 03, 2017, 11:50:02 AM
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Not including UV, I am not happy at all that these songs are being rehearsed. I do not need to or want to here these ever again. Tired old songs that have been played too many times for far too long.

1. It's the first day of rehearsals, not the seventh or eighth.
2. Seems like the thought of seeing Ultraviolet again has a lot of people excited. I'm not exactly thinking "Heaven forbid I hear it for a second time in my life instead of just once," personally.
3. I've seen seven shows and never seen New Year's Day live. Ever. I doubt everyone else has either.
I have seen NYD live at least twice, at the JT tour and at IE in London and maybe on Zoo TV or Zooropa but I can't remember exactly. Weird thing is although I like NYD, for me it is not the crowd starter you would think it is, it's actually a pretty mellow song live.

I've never heard it live, but then again I only saw them twice on the 360 tour. It does seem like NYD wouldn't exactly be a crowd mover in the same way Vertigo or even COBL are. And I think they need as many crowd movers as they can get on TJT tour given the mellowness of a few JT tracks.
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Post by: JFW on May 03, 2017, 11:50:38 AM
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SOunds to me as if we may well be getting a Piano version of RHMT. I really hope not tho, as it is the guitar work that makes the song for me.

I never understand why they have such troubles recreating studio versions when tribute bands can do it flawlessly. Same goes for EBW
I think it's because for many songs, they want the live version to be different from studio, and I like that.

Also likely to be a result of contouring the set to ensure they have slow and fast moments strategically placed. The options then become add a song that doesn't fit the theme or don't want to play or bastardise a song to make it fit  ;D
Yes probably right,and eloquently put :-). Having seen 100+ shows from other artists, I have to say U2 is very good at pacing shows with the right mix of slow/fast songs etc.
I really want to hear UTEOTW every show this tour. But I think it's hard to fit it in the setlist they probably have: a setlist before TJT, and one after. Before it will probably a mix of hits and slower songs (Miss Sarajevo will fit perfectly! It's one of the songs I'm exploring now. First I didn't like it, but now...). And after their will be some Achtung Baby songs. Those will be more catchy songs. UV is likely according the rehearsals, probably One, Even Better and Mysterious Ways wouldn't surprise me. The Fly will fit in that category, too. But UTEOTW...? It's more a story and a deep song, but not in the way One is.

But keep up the hope, people!
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Post by: JFW on May 03, 2017, 11:53:48 AM
I think we should be really happy with the setlist it is going to look like. So, please, don't be too hard on those four men  :)
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Post by: riffraff on May 03, 2017, 11:59:46 AM
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I think we should be really happy with the setlist it is going to look like. So, please, don't be too hard on those four men  :)
Really! Just enjoy whatever they offer...be thankful to be there...and the old stupid saying "don't worry, be happy". ugh. sorry.
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 12:04:45 PM
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SOunds to me as if we may well be getting a Piano version of RHMT. I really hope not tho, as it is the guitar work that makes the song for me.

I never understand why they have such troubles recreating studio versions when tribute bands can do it flawlessly. Same goes for EBW

U2 may have a specific vibe or whatever that they're looking to communicate live with the song that the studio version may not do, so they try different versions. The cover band is just looking to do a strict imitation. Different goals, possibly.
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 12:08:59 PM
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Always do utetow. No more Walk On.


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Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: bass slap on May 03, 2017, 12:11:35 PM
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SOunds to me as if we may well be getting a Piano version of RHMT. I really hope not tho, as it is the guitar work that makes the song for me.

I never understand why they have such troubles recreating studio versions when tribute bands can do it flawlessly. Same goes for EBW
I think it's because for many songs, they want the live version to be different from studio, and I like that.

Also likely to be a result of contouring the set to ensure they have slow and fast moments strategically placed. The options then become add a song that doesn't fit the theme or don't want to play or bastardise a song to make it fit  ;D
Yes probably right,and eloquently put :-). Having seen 100+ shows from other artists, I have to say U2 is very good at pacing shows with the right mix of slow/fast songs etc.

"Totes!" as the youth of today would say...
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: ZEROpartII on May 03, 2017, 12:16:01 PM
They probably don't need much work on Utetow.  It's actually not hard on guitar. Don't need to fix what's never been broken since 92.


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Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: THRILLHO on May 03, 2017, 12:16:11 PM
god i hope they don't turn their backs on SOI.
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Post by: trevgreg on May 03, 2017, 12:20:55 PM
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I have seen NYD live at least twice, at the JT tour and at IE in London and maybe on Zoo TV or Zooropa but I can't remember exactly. Weird thing is although I like NYD, for me it is not the crowd starter you would think it is, it's actually a pretty mellow song live.

Hmm... I guess you'd think that it would be one of the more anthemic tracks or whatever you'd call it, so that's interesting. Seems like it went over okay in the videos I've seen and such though, so who knows?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: bass slap on May 03, 2017, 12:22:59 PM
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god i hope they don't turn their backs on SOI.

You nearly just read my mind, word for word!! The only difference was your inclusion of "n't"

Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: ZEROpartII on May 03, 2017, 12:24:28 PM
If people say SOI and NLOTH were Dad-Rock

then

Walk On = Aunt's 5k "Fun Run" Rock

No Walk On


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Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: bass slap on May 03, 2017, 12:25:46 PM
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If people say SOI and NLOTH were Dad-Rock

then

Walk On = Aunt's 5k "Fun Run" Rock

No Walk On


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Fun run on Venus rock?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: ZEROpartII on May 03, 2017, 12:26:35 PM
Martian Uncle Rock on Venus


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Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: bass slap on May 03, 2017, 12:27:14 PM
Perfect
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Post by: jrodr079 on May 03, 2017, 12:40:54 PM
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god i hope they don't turn their backs on SOI.

They will most likely.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: aviastar on May 03, 2017, 12:49:57 PM
Is BD really gonna be on this tour as well?  I guess I don't know how that fits into a TJT tour, where themes are a bit more heavy.  I feel like if they were going to retire a song for a while, that would be a prime candidate.

Now, if they would only play When I Look At The World.  I don't think that has ever been played live.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Giga Razor on May 03, 2017, 12:59:37 PM
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I think we should be really happy with the setlist it is going to look like. So, please, don't be too hard on those four men  :)
Really! Just enjoy whatever they offer...be thankful to be there...and the old stupid saying "don't worry, be happy". ugh. sorry.
Feel free to keep posting your negative comments God knows you've nearly posted 15k of them ,I'm sure the band will read them and take evasive action lol. ;D
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: bjkrober on May 03, 2017, 01:05:13 PM
The non-JT songs are revealing my worst fear- laziness.  They're not stretching themselves in any way.  SBS, BD and Pride?   Sarajevo! zzzzz... Sheesh.  This is looking more and more like a lazy cash-grab.  I'll still have a great time at the show, but it could've been so much more.... :-\  at least they haven't tried Joey Ramone (yet). 
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: riffraff on May 03, 2017, 01:06:15 PM
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I think we should be really happy with the setlist it is going to look like. So, please, don't be too hard on those four men  :)
Really! Just enjoy whatever they offer...be thankful to be there...and the old stupid saying "don't worry, be happy". ugh. sorry.
Feel free to keep posting your negative comments God knows you've nearly posted 15k of them ,I'm sure the band will read them and take evasive action lol. ;D
Negative comments? Me? I think you may have misunderstood.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Saint1322 on May 03, 2017, 01:06:22 PM
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Always do utetow. No more Walk On.


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Never a finer word spoken.
Thanks.  UTEOTW is the best executed face melter live in the entire catalogue. They could play it in their sleep. Doesn't strain voice Bono's either.  His voice has to run a 25 song marathon.

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They've been playing it in their sleep for the last four tours. Enough.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Saint1322 on May 03, 2017, 01:06:40 PM
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god i hope they don't turn their backs on SOI.

They will most likely.

Next year. Not this year.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: JFW on May 03, 2017, 01:11:42 PM
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I think we should be really happy with the setlist it is going to look like. So, please, don't be too hard on those four men  :)
Really! Just enjoy whatever they offer...be thankful to be there...and the old stupid saying "don't worry, be happy". ugh. sorry.
Feel free to keep posting your negative comments God knows you've nearly posted 15k of them ,I'm sure the band will read them and take evasive action lol. ;D
Not sure if that was aimed to me. But I meant to be positive.  :D I was just surprised that some of us were not happy with a lot of songs they've played yesterday and posted negative comments on it.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: riffraff on May 03, 2017, 01:15:30 PM
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I think we should be really happy with the setlist it is going to look like. So, please, don't be too hard on those four men  :)
Really! Just enjoy whatever they offer...be thankful to be there...and the old stupid saying "don't worry, be happy". ugh. sorry.
Feel free to keep posting your negative comments God knows you've nearly posted 15k of them ,I'm sure the band will read them and take evasive action lol. ;D
Not sure if that was aimed to me. But I meant to be positive.  :D I was just surprised that some of us were not happy with a lot of songs they've played yesterday and posted negative comments on it.
Doesn't matter who it was aimed at...we were both being positive, I thought! Oh well...yet another misunderstanding on the forum! I can't be troubled by this...
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: JFW on May 03, 2017, 01:18:30 PM
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I think we should be really happy with the setlist it is going to look like. So, please, don't be too hard on those four men  :)
Really! Just enjoy whatever they offer...be thankful to be there...and the old stupid saying "don't worry, be happy". ugh. sorry.
Feel free to keep posting your negative comments God knows you've nearly posted 15k of them ,I'm sure the band will read them and take evasive action lol. ;D
Not sure if that was aimed to me. But I meant to be positive.  :D I was just surprised that some of us were not happy with a lot of songs they've played yesterday and posted negative comments on it.
Doesn't matter who it was aimed at...we were both being positive, I thought! Oh well...yet another misunderstanding on the forum! I can't be troubled by this...
Then is that clear! Now going on topic again! ;)
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 01:40:25 PM
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The non-JT songs are revealing my worst fear- laziness.  They're not stretching themselves in any way.  SBS, BD and Pride?   Sarajevo! zzzzz... Sheesh.  This is looking more and more like a lazy cash-grab.  I'll still have a great time at the show, but it could've been so much more.... :-\  at least they haven't tried Joey Ramone (yet). 

They're marketing this tour off The Joshua Tree, their most famous, nostalgia-heavy album. This is the last tour they would be adventurous on. This tour is to make money for their contract obligations, so they have the freedom to do more like I+E that aren't necessarily as lucrative but are more adventurous. This tour is going to be safe so they can guarantee full stadiums.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 02:01:01 PM
No one should be shocked to hear TJT, BD, vertigo, mysterious ways, one, pride, SBS, or COBL. These songs are there every tour and should be expected. TJT already has rarities so ultraviolet is a big surprise to me.
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Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on May 03, 2017, 02:04:12 PM
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god i hope they don't turn their backs on SOI.
No way, I've finally figured it out!

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Post by: trevgreg on May 03, 2017, 02:12:18 PM
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They're not stretching themselves in any way.

They play 6-9 new songs every night on the last tour. They play the last 7 Joshua Tree songs on this tour, most - if not all - of which we've probably never seen live.

Nothing is ever enough on message boards, I guess.  ::)
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Post by: aviastar on May 03, 2017, 02:18:25 PM
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Nothing is ever enough on message boards, I guess.  ::)

Yeah!! We want nothing but super deep cuts and rarely played live songs.  We want our cake and eat it too...Why can't we have the entire TJT album followed by An Cat Duhb, Promenade, Slug, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Lady With the Spinning Head, etc...? 

Who cares if the casual fans walk out of the place thinking "I only knew 3 songs..."

just kidding...I'll be happy with whatever they decide to go with...seeing U2 live is a privilege.
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Post by: Giga Razor on May 03, 2017, 02:22:06 PM
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As long as they don't start bringing the cast of glee onstage every night I'm pretty sure they will bring the house down on this stop gap tour,
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 02:22:38 PM
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As long as they don't start bringing the cast of glee onstage every night I'm pretty sure they will bring the house down on this stop gap tour,

Too much eye cringe, I can't see! The worst part was each one of them walking down ina. Single file line.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 02:36:41 PM
U2start confirms the song rehearsed is "the little things that give you away" bonos been doing a lot of talk about it, think it's the next single

https://mobile.twitter.com/DizzyHappyGirl/status/859590504794566656

Hear him sing the title at the start
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 03:03:44 PM
So now U2 fans are resentful that other U2 fans get on stage and have fun. This place is getting so weird.
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Post by: Kmama07 on May 03, 2017, 03:15:30 PM
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Excellent set of songs so far. Happy with SBS, Pride, NYD, UV Miss Sarajevo , One, BD,  potentially Ordinary Love. Much better
IMHO than the standards of Vertigo, COBL, MW, etc.

Although some stuff off Boy would be nice....

Not including UV, I am not happy at all that these songs are being rehearsed. I do not need to or want to here these ever again. Tired old songs that have been played too many times for far too long. Its an odd tour for me actually, Im only going because I know Im going to hear Running To Stand Still, Red Hill Mining Town, Trip Through Your Wires, Exit and Mothers Of The Disappeared.
that's what I posted earlier. I'm in the same boat.  Just going to hear RTSS through to MOTD.  Rest is just standard U2 that I expected they would play.  I just hope they don't drop any of the JT songs(side2 songs) before I get to see it. Ultraviolet I said is welcomed back, even though last played on 360 hasn't worn thin like the other U2 staples.
Who knows, maybe today they will rehearse A Sort of Homecoming, Wire and Drowning Man.  Who am I kidding?
Overall, from songs rehearsed so far, not a very exciting set list apart of JT.  The rest is pretty much expected and safe.
I hear ya both! I always feel badly because I've been fortunate enough to see them several times through the years so get complainy  about set lists! Hearing the same "standards" gets redundant for me. (I'd  Take anything from Unforgettable Fire other than Pride...anything from Boy or October other than Gloria or I Will Follow...just me). But then I think of / see people who have never seen them live  and how frickin' exciting it is for them and it takes the sting out a bit 😉
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Post by: Ultrafly on May 03, 2017, 03:44:34 PM
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As long as they don't start bringing the cast of glee onstage every night I'm pretty sure they will bring the house down on this stop gap tour,

Too much eye cringe, I can't see! The worst part was each one of them walking down ina. Single file line.

We're still doing THIS?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on May 03, 2017, 04:00:49 PM
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So now U2 fans are resentful that other U2 fans get on stage and have fun. This place is getting so weird.
The fans getting on stage is cringey and weird.
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Post by: ZEROpartII on May 03, 2017, 04:19:28 PM
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So now U2 fans are resentful that other U2 fans get on stage and have fun. This place is getting so weird.
The fans getting on stage is cringey and weird.

I hate when they show up with a guitar and Bono thinks hmmmm let's waste a song spot with "People Get Ready"
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 04:39:36 PM
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So now U2 fans are resentful that other U2 fans get on stage and have fun. This place is getting so weird.
The fans getting on stage is cringey and weird.
If this was spontaneous, it would have been less weird, like the 40 people on stage in Montreal. But the fact it was choreographed makes it weirder. It's like watching a kids show with the kids dancing around the singing dinosaurs.
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Post by: Giga Razor on May 03, 2017, 04:51:04 PM
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So now U2 fans are resentful that other U2 fans get on stage and have fun. This place is getting so weird.
They can have fun amongst themselves but I don't pay a fortune on tickets to see a bunch of mega rich uber fans prance around on stage.I know Bono likes to connect with his audience but this pre rehearsed free for all just looked ridiculous.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: riffraff on May 03, 2017, 04:54:23 PM
I'd like to comment on this, but Giga Razor might bite me again. ouch!  ;D
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Post by: Ultrafly on May 03, 2017, 05:02:49 PM
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So now U2 fans are resentful that other U2 fans get on stage and have fun. This place is getting so weird.
They can have fun amongst themselves but I don't pay a fortune on tickets to see a bunch of mega rich uber fans prance around on stage.I know Bono likes to connect with his audience but this pre rehearsed free for all just looked ridiculous.

We're going over old ground.

They're not mega-rich. They don't do every show. They make considerable sacrifices to see the band multiple times on the same tour. And that dancing? Not rehearsed. Move on.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: bass slap on May 03, 2017, 05:15:52 PM
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So now U2 fans are resentful that other U2 fans get on stage and have fun. This place is getting so weird.
They can have fun amongst themselves but I don't pay a fortune on tickets to see a bunch of mega rich uber fans prance around on stage.I know Bono likes to connect with his audience but this pre rehearsed free for all just looked ridiculous.

We're going over old ground.

They're not mega-rich. They don't do every show. They make considerable sacrifices to see the band multiple times on the same tour. And that dancing? Not rehearsed. Move on.

Once we've established this to be the cast of the ordinary love fan based video, it will be open season again.
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 05:24:19 PM
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So now U2 fans are resentful that other U2 fans get on stage and have fun. This place is getting so weird.
The fans getting on stage is cringey and weird.

Or fun and engaging.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Kmama07 on May 03, 2017, 05:29:49 PM
If I were ever lucky enough to get on stage I wouldn't care what anyone else was doing or thinking about me being there! I'd be dancing my ar*e off with a perma-grin on my face!!! 😍
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Post by: AchtungPop on May 03, 2017, 05:32:03 PM
I've always assumed the non-TJT songs would just be mostly hits. I'm sure they'll throw something else in there though.

We're getting Exit, OTH, RTSS, Red Hill Mining Town, Mothers, In God's Country. And they've rehearsed a new SOE song so that is likely to appear. Getting something like ASOH over Pride, Kite over BD, Two Hearts over SBS, any Pop song over One would sort of be a miracle. But I do think its possible they'll occasionally throw in a non-TJT rarity (like Zooropa or Your Blue Room on 360). Or maybe more than one new SOE song. 

Plus Ultraviolet is still kind of a rarity. Since ZooTV its only really been played on 360, aside from a few snippets.
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Post by: riffraff on May 03, 2017, 05:35:58 PM
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If I were ever lucky enough to get on stage I wouldn't care what anyone else was doing or thinking about me being there! I'd be dancing my ar*e off with a perma-grin on my face!!! 😍
yep!
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 03, 2017, 05:45:22 PM
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god i hope they don't turn their backs on SOI.

You nearly just read my mind, word for word!! The only difference was your inclusion of "n't"

that was dumb.
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god i hope they don't turn their backs on SOI.
No way, I've finally figured it out!

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This was the only thread I found one of your replies in, so...

seriously? you post in like every thread i post in lol.

yea it's just a simpsons reference. the only thing that comes close to my U2/ZooTV obsession is Simpsons seasons 1-8.
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god i hope they don't turn their backs on SOI.

They will most likely.

Next year. Not this year.

you think they'll ignore SOI next year? like...you mean if they really do the "experience tour" part of i+e and release SOE?
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god i hope they don't turn their backs on SOI.

You nearly just read my mind, word for word!! The only difference was your inclusion of "n't"

that was dumb.
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god i hope they don't turn their backs on SOI.
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This was the only thread I found one of your replies in, so...

seriously? you post in like every thread i post in lol.

yea it's just a simpsons reference. the only thing that comes close to my U2/ZooTV obsession is Simpsons seasons 1-8.
Funny thing is that I've seen that episode several times, I'm pretty sure! Never made the connection, I just assumed it was a reference to Thriller since you like Michael Jackson...
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 08:07:26 PM
Today they've done one tree hill, miss Sarajevo, and currently "the little things that give you away"
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god i hope they don't turn their backs on SOI.

You nearly just read my mind, word for word!! The only difference was your inclusion of "n't"

that was dumb.
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This was the only thread I found one of your replies in, so...

seriously? you post in like every thread i post in lol.

yea it's just a simpsons reference. the only thing that comes close to my U2/ZooTV obsession is Simpsons seasons 1-8.
Funny thing is that I've seen that episode several times, I'm pretty sure! Never made the connection, I just assumed it was a reference to Thriller since you like Michael Jackson...

this game is great! and all i've done is ENTERED MY NAME! THRILLHOUSE!

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Post by: coleloco on May 03, 2017, 08:16:09 PM
A Sort of Homecoming!!
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Post by: trevgreg on May 03, 2017, 08:35:01 PM
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A Sort of Homecoming!!

If this doesn't satisfy some people, I have absolutely no idea what will.
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Post by: Stateless on May 03, 2017, 08:44:01 PM
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A Sort of Homecoming!!

OMG!!!  Wow did not expect that. 
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A Sort of Homecoming!!

If this doesn't satisfy some people, I have absolutely no idea what will.

Now we wait for people to complain when OL appears and makes the cut
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Post by: Number1U2fan on May 03, 2017, 08:44:23 PM
ASOH!!! That's what I'm talking about!!!!
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 03, 2017, 08:48:28 PM
don't forget that we have a spoiler function here.

move cursor over the black bar to read content.
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don't forget that we have a spoiler function here.

move cursor over the black bar to read content.

The thread is called spoilers...
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Post by: trevgreg on May 03, 2017, 08:52:49 PM
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Now we wait for people to complain when OL appears and makes the cut

I suppose the excitement level is only really one song long, huh?  ;)
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Post by: Number1U2fan on May 03, 2017, 08:53:17 PM
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Ummmm the thread is spoilers. You don't have to come in here. I advise you not to either as there will be more SPOILERS.
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 08:54:00 PM
Bono reme
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A Sort of Homecoming!!

OMG!!!  Wow did not expect that. 

Holy cow, it sounds beautiful...
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 08:56:17 PM
Little things and ASOH

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859956141760983040/video/1

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859955428783833088
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 08:59:48 PM
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Excellent set of songs so far. Happy with SBS, Pride, NYD, UV Miss Sarajevo , One, BD,  potentially Ordinary Love. Much better
IMHO than the standards of Vertigo, COBL, MW, etc.

Although some stuff off Boy would be nice....

They did rehearse COBL though...

Link/source?

I've been searching and I can't find it, so I may have misheard another song. My mistake.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 09:02:11 PM
^ hopefully it sits out this tour along with Mysterious ways
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Number1U2fan on May 03, 2017, 09:05:09 PM
I haven't heard ASOH live since 1984 UF Tour Long Beach Arena. It would be a WELCOME RETURN!!!!!!!
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 03, 2017, 09:05:52 PM
yea ASOH is the only song that moves the needle for me, other than the obvious JT cuts. I'd love to hear UV and MS again.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Number1U2fan on May 03, 2017, 09:07:34 PM
UV yes. MS no.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: achtung child on May 03, 2017, 09:09:58 PM
There has been a bit of speculation about the encore transitioning into Achtung Baby (i.e. Zoo Station).  If that's true, then perhaps they'll debut the new song from SOE as the closer. Or, depending on the narrative, they might end with UTEOW - preceded by a SOE track.  All of this would be opened with stroll down memory lane for Boy, October, War, UF.  It would seem to fit the patter they've been on for the past decade of reinventing the past for the masses to give context for what's next.  I could be completely wrong, but at the very least, I am looking forward to experiencing ASOH live.
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Post by: Kmama07 on May 03, 2017, 09:10:47 PM
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Little things and ASOH

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859956141760983040/video/1

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859955428783833088
Can't get either to play 😕
However, I peed my pants a little at the prospect of ASOH 😄😄😄
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: THRILLHO on May 03, 2017, 09:11:47 PM
i don't buy the first set will be entirely 80s then full JT then the past 27 years ending on a new song.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 09:16:45 PM
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Little things and ASOH

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859956141760983040/video/1

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859955428783833088
Can't get either to play 😕
However, I peed my pants a little at the prospect of ASOH 😄😄😄

Works for me on PC and iphone
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 09:18:38 PM
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i don't buy the first set will be entirely 80s then full JT then the past 27 years ending on a new song.

These are just rehearsals for the songs, not the running setlist yet. Anything can come and go. Acrobat could appear tonight...
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Post by: Stateless on May 03, 2017, 09:23:18 PM
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Little things and ASOH

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859956141760983040/video/1

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859955428783833088

Oh my the new song sounds really good, even though the quality is not great, it sounds very good still.  Was finally able to listen with headphones and definitely might be a good one.  ASOH sounded really good as well.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Number1U2fan on May 03, 2017, 09:27:16 PM
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Little things and ASOH

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859956141760983040/video/1

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859955428783833088

Oh my the new song sounds really good, even though the quality is not great, it sounds very good still.  Was finally able to listen with headphones and definitely might be a good one.  ASOH sounded really good as well.

4 straight run throughs of ASOH somebody isn't liking something......hmmmmm i will say.....it's Bono.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Stateless on May 03, 2017, 09:30:26 PM
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Little things and ASOH

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859956141760983040/video/1

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859955428783833088

Oh my the new song sounds really good, even though the quality is not great, it sounds very good still.  Was finally able to listen with headphones and definitely might be a good one.  ASOH sounded really good as well.

4 straight run throughs of ASOH somebody isn't liking something......hmmmmm i will say.....it's Bono.

I say run it through as many times to nail it.  Unfortunately for me, this will be the first tour since 1984 that I will not see U2...so for those going enjoy some of these songs that rarely get played...I really hope that some really good recordings or an official recording is done and released.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 09:31:05 PM
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Little things and ASOH

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859956141760983040/video/1

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859955428783833088

Oh my the new song sounds really good, even though the quality is not great, it sounds very good still.  Was finally able to listen with headphones and definitely might be a good one.  ASOH sounded really good as well.

4 straight run throughs of ASOH somebody isn't liking something......hmmmmm i will say.....it's Bono.

Or maybe he likes it and they're trying to figure out where it would go
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Post by: Kmama07 on May 03, 2017, 09:36:22 PM
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Little things and ASOH

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859956141760983040/video/1

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859955428783833088
Can't get either to play 😕
However, I peed my pants a little at the prospect of ASOH 😄😄😄

Works for me on PC and iphone
Yay! Got it! Thanks!!!
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: tigerfan41 on May 03, 2017, 09:42:32 PM
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yea it's just a simpsons reference. the only thing that comes close to my U2/ZooTV obsession is Simpsons seasons 1-8.

AKA the best Simpsons seasons.  ;) Although the stuff in recent years isn't terrible.

As far as fans getting on stage, I have no issue with it as long as it's not something that is fake (i.e. planned). Grab a random fan from the crowd, that's cool, but anything staged is a little annoying.
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Post by: trevgreg on May 03, 2017, 09:46:03 PM
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4 straight run throughs of ASOH somebody isn't liking something......

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I say run it through as many times to nail it.

Hence the term "rehearsals". Play it until you nail it.

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I really hope that some really good recordings or an official recording is done and released.

Then we can complain about it once it's announced as a the fan gift. ;)
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 09:47:44 PM
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yea it's just a simpsons reference. the only thing that comes close to my U2/ZooTV obsession is Simpsons seasons 1-8.

AKA the best Simpsons seasons.  ;) Although the stuff in recent years isn't terrible.

As far as fans getting on stage, I have no issue with it as long as it's not something that is fake (i.e. planned). Grab a random fan from the crowd, that's cool, but anything staged is a little annoying.

They could've at least given a fan from Paris a chance to get on stage
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 09:57:16 PM
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4 straight run throughs of ASOH somebody isn't liking something......

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I say run it through as many times to nail it.

Hence the term "rehearsals". Play it until you nail it.

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I really hope that some really good recordings or an official recording is done and released.

Then we can complain about it once it's announced as a the fan gift. ;)

Between bringing fans on stage at concerts and giving out vinyl singles as the fan club gifts this year, the number of wounds that posters here have suffered may be insurmountable. I fear we may perish soon. If they dare rehearse Mysterious Ways, we shall be done for without question!
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Post by: tigerfan41 on May 03, 2017, 10:00:45 PM
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yea it's just a simpsons reference. the only thing that comes close to my U2/ZooTV obsession is Simpsons seasons 1-8.

AKA the best Simpsons seasons.  ;) Although the stuff in recent years isn't terrible.

As far as fans getting on stage, I have no issue with it as long as it's not something that is fake (i.e. planned). Grab a random fan from the crowd, that's cool, but anything staged is a little annoying.

They could've at least given a fan from Paris a chance to get on stage

I really don't understand why they didn't. After watching Eagles of Death Metal's HBO special, it would have been so cool if U2 had brought some fans from the EODM concert up on stage along with EODM.

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4 straight run throughs of ASOH somebody isn't liking something......

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I say run it through as many times to nail it.

Hence the term "rehearsals". Play it until you nail it.

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I really hope that some really good recordings or an official recording is done and released.

Then we can complain about it once it's announced as a the fan gift. ;)

Between bringing fans on stage at concerts and giving out vinyl singles as the fan club gifts this year, the number of wounds that posters here have suffered may be insurmountable. I fear we may perish soon. If they dare rehearse Mysterious Ways, we shall be done for without question!

;D To be totally fair, we tend to be a hyper-critical fanbase. So I'm not shocked by the complaints. I don't have a problem with the gift or the fans on stage.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 10:08:57 PM
Ooop, they're starting up again!
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: OnlyU2 on May 03, 2017, 10:11:08 PM
A sort of homecoming
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 10:18:11 PM
SBS
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Post by: coleloco on May 03, 2017, 10:19:17 PM
NYD
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 03, 2017, 10:26:14 PM
NYD, MLK
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 10:27:27 PM
I haven't heard NYD in so long...I'm looking forward to seeing it live again. Never thought I'd say that...
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 03, 2017, 10:28:11 PM
pride
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 03, 2017, 10:31:29 PM
streets
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Post by: Number1U2fan on May 03, 2017, 10:35:49 PM
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I haven't heard NYD in so long...I'm looking forward to seeing it live again. Never thought I'd say that...

For me it never gets old...
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 03, 2017, 10:38:23 PM
still haven't found
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 10:40:26 PM
They must be doing TJT sequence now. I think pride will close the first 1/3 of the show and then JT will kick in
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 03, 2017, 10:42:24 PM
WOWY
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 03, 2017, 10:47:24 PM
Bullet
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 03, 2017, 10:54:56 PM
RTST
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 03, 2017, 10:59:59 PM
RHMT - I'm hanging on - Bono nailed it
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 11:06:27 PM
In God's Country
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 11:06:59 PM
TTYW
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 11:14:38 PM
OTH
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 11:19:31 PM
Exit/Gloria
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 11:21:25 PM
MOTD
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 03, 2017, 11:23:53 PM
after hearing MOTD tonight, I am most anxious to hear that song.  Beautiful
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 11:28:44 PM
BD
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 11:32:20 PM
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BD

New bridge "see the world" extended
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 11:33:07 PM
Ultraviolet again!!
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 11:33:40 PM
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BD

New bridge "see the world" extended

I quite liked the bridge without lyrics.
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 11:34:06 PM
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Ultraviolet again!!

Disco ball being used
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 11:36:06 PM
Ultraviolet is the 360 version
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 11:37:03 PM
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Ultraviolet is the 360 version

Except Bono's not going up an octave for the second verse and he doesn't seem to be getting very high for the chorus... :(
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 03, 2017, 11:37:06 PM
do you think they want us to know all this? it seems real easy to get info. i guess it would be good publicity.
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 11:38:37 PM
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do you think they want us to know all this? it seems real easy to get info. i guess it would be good publicity.

People have been listening to them rehearse outside the venues they were in for the past 40 years. That train left the station decades ago.
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 11:38:48 PM
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Ultraviolet is the 360 version

Except Bono's not going up an octave for the second verse and he doesn't seem to be getting very high for the chorus... :(

Was mainly referring to the guitar
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 11:39:25 PM
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do you think they want us to know all this? it seems real easy to get info. i guess it would be good publicity.

Of course not, but it's happening as it always does
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 03, 2017, 11:39:55 PM
i bet they could find ways to hide it better than this.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 03, 2017, 11:40:49 PM
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do you think they want us to know all this? it seems real easy to get info. i guess it would be good publicity.

People have been listening to them rehearse outside the venues they were in for the past 40 years. That train left the station decades ago.

no one was standing outside any hole in the wall clubs trying to guess what pre-Boy songs they'd be playing that night, but i get your point ;)
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 11:41:50 PM
So, assuming ASOH is the opener, they're at 18 songs. I'm guessing little things comes next. A u2 set is typically 24 songs. Leaves room for vertigo, I will follow, out of control, bad, etc
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 11:42:47 PM
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do you think they want us to know all this? it seems real easy to get info. i guess it would be good publicity.

People have been listening to them rehearse outside the venues they were in for the past 40 years. That train left the station decades ago.

no one was standing outside any hole in the wall clubs trying to guess what pre-Boy songs they'd be playing that night, but i get your point ;)

But they did have classmates hanging around outside of Larry's house the for their teenage rehearsals ;)
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 03, 2017, 11:43:22 PM
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So, assuming ASOH is the opener, they're at 18 songs. I'm guessing little things comes next. A u2 set is typically 24 songs. Leaves room for vertigo, I will follow, out of control, bad, etc

what? why would you assume that would be the opener? theyll open with something the crowd knows.
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 11:44:11 PM
One
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 11:44:41 PM
Miss Sarajevo
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So, assuming ASOH is the opener, they're at 18 songs. I'm guessing little things comes next. A u2 set is typically 24 songs. Leaves room for vertigo, I will follow, out of control, bad, etc

what? why would you assume that would be the opener? theyll open with something the crowd knows.

It was quite extended. And I'm just assuming it since it was the first song before TJT kicked in.
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Post by: zedg on May 03, 2017, 11:47:32 PM
They should play PLEASE after Miss S.
That would be perfect.
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 03, 2017, 11:49:19 PM
was that Pavarotti's recorded voice in Miss Sarajevo???
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 11:50:09 PM
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was that Pavarotti's recorded voice in Miss Sarajevo???

Yes
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Post by: monopoly on May 03, 2017, 11:54:28 PM
The little things that give you away is starting. These titles are getting too long
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Post by: ian ryan on May 03, 2017, 11:59:31 PM
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The little things that give you away is starting. These titles are getting too long

Another song with a title that's too long: Corpse (These Titles Are Too Long)
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Post by: monopoly on May 04, 2017, 12:13:49 AM
All the sources are going to sleep. Right when the new song started the volume decreased immensely, not sure if for curfew or because they realized we're on to them. They may still be rehearsing at very low volumes inside
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Post by: Kmama07 on May 04, 2017, 05:32:38 AM
Thanks to everyone sharing info/links! This old lady is getting excited!!!!!!!thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Post by: aviastar on May 04, 2017, 05:45:20 AM
That new song "Little Things...?" I think we have agreed upon...sounds really epic and great based on the most recent audio clip from rehearsals.  So, TUF is my favorite record and seeing ASOH live would send me into orbit, but I am so excited about getting some new material that ASOH is now #2 on my wishlist...

Besides seeing them live and also picking up a DVD of one of the TJT shows, I would love to be plunking down some extra cash for a brand new U2 record this year.  I am hoping this song is on it.
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Post by: mrjones2014 on May 04, 2017, 06:20:18 AM
I'd really like to see Bad creep into the rehearsals in the slot leading into Streets...
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 04, 2017, 07:23:25 AM
If I hear ASOH live I think I'll crap myself
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Post by: JFW on May 04, 2017, 07:44:47 AM
ASOH is such a great song to sing. But so hard. He has to change his voice so many times. It's maybe harder (and better :D) than Red Hill Mining Town. U2 is on an adventure, guys!
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Post by: Swan269 on May 04, 2017, 07:46:21 AM
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ASOH is such a great song to sing. But so hard. He has to change his voice so many times. It's maybe harder (and better :D) than Red Hill Mining Town. U2 is on an adventure, guys!

YES!!!!
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Post by: Kmama07 on May 04, 2017, 08:51:50 AM
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If I hear ASOH live I think I'll crap myself
I totally will!
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 04, 2017, 09:03:21 AM
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was that Pavarotti's recorded voice in Miss Sarajevo???

Yes

They better not perform that song with that.  Bono did such a great job with the Italian part during 360
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Post by: Spacejunk69 on May 04, 2017, 09:19:43 AM
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was that Pavarotti's recorded voice in Miss Sarajevo???

Yes

They better not perform that song with that.  Bono did such a great job with the Italian part during 360

Not really, it was terrible. He can not sing like that, and that is no criticism by the way. Bono, is NOT an opera singer. End of story. Even 4-5 years before 360 on the Vertigo tour, although admirable, his attempts at the Pavarotti part were pretty poor. Concentrate on what he is good at, and he should not try to be something that he is not.
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Post by: boom boom on May 04, 2017, 09:36:59 AM
Don't want to put a damper on things for those excited to hear ASOH (including myself) but remember U2 rehearses songs that never get played. 
Remember, Drowning Man was rehearsed during 360 but never played once.
So will ASOH have the same fate?
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Post by: KMciver81 on May 04, 2017, 09:58:34 AM
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Not really, it was terrible. He can not sing like that, and that is no criticism by the way. Bono, is NOT an opera singer. End of story. Even 4-5 years before 360 on the Vertigo tour, although admirable, his attempts at the Pavarotti part were pretty poor. Concentrate on what he is good at, and he should not try to be something that he is not.

Oh, bullsh!t. If he was auditioning for an opera company, then yeah. But in a rock concert context? He killed it night after night on the Vertigo Tour, and it was thrilling. After the condition of his voice on PopMart and even on Elevation, we are unbelievably fortunate that he has sung so well since 2005. I thought it got a little dicey in recordings I heard from 2009-2010, but the stuff I saw and heard in 2011 was pretty damn strong.

And that recorded sample of we just heard of A Sort of Homecoming was chill-inducing. He sounded great grabbing for the high parts, especially for a (nearly) 57-year old.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: jgrooms on May 04, 2017, 10:04:07 AM
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do you think they want us to know all this? it seems real easy to get info. i guess it would be good publicity.

Yes they have no issues with people knowing and it has nothing to do with people doing it for 40 years.  The simple fact is if they wanted to keep rehearsals secret, they totally could do it.  They all use in ear monitors, there is absolutely no reason the front of house PA needs to be on to rehearse.  The fact that is says they aren't really concerned with it.

Yes, they do need to test the PA system but that can be done with any source material.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: trevgreg on May 04, 2017, 10:07:41 AM
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If he was auditioning for an opera company, then yeah. But in a rock concert context? He killed it night after night on the Vertigo Tour, and it was thrilling. After the condition of his voice on PopMart and even on Elevation, we are unbelievably fortunate that he has sung so well since 2005. I thought it got a little dicey in recordings I heard from 2009-2010, but the stuff I saw and heard in 2011 was pretty damn strong.

Agreed. Sounded great at the Vertigo show I saw.
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Post by: monopoly on May 04, 2017, 10:08:23 AM
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do you think they want us to know all this? it seems real easy to get info. i guess it would be good publicity.

Yes they have no issues with people knowing and it has nothing to do with people doing it for 40 years.  The simple fact is if they wanted to keep rehearsals secret, they totally could do it.  They all use in ear monitors, there is absolutely no reason the front of house PA needs to be on to rehearse.  The fact that is says they aren't really concerned with it.

Yes, they do need to test the PA system but that can be done with any source material.

Not always. Invisible was to be top secret and people still recorded it
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: jgrooms on May 04, 2017, 10:11:06 AM
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do you think they want us to know all this? it seems real easy to get info. i guess it would be good publicity.

Yes they have no issues with people knowing and it has nothing to do with people doing it for 40 years.  The simple fact is if they wanted to keep rehearsals secret, they totally could do it.  They all use in ear monitors, there is absolutely no reason the front of house PA needs to be on to rehearse.  The fact that is says they aren't really concerned with it.

Yes, they do need to test the PA system but that can be done with any source material.

Not always. Invisible was to be top secret and people still recorded it

Well if you have the body pack for a Sennheiser G3 system (in the right band) and time to find frequencies I suppose you could record the IEM feed.  However far more involved for someone.  And even then, if they REALLY wanted to keep it secret, they could hardwire their IEM's (since they don't have to move around) so the IEM feed isn't transmitted.  There are ways to keep it quiet.

But the point is, it appears the PA is up and running so they are clearly not worried about it.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: U2_One on May 04, 2017, 10:34:27 AM
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Don't want to put a damper on things for those excited to hear ASOH (including myself) but remember U2 rehearses songs that never get played. 
Remember, Drowning Man was rehearsed during 360 but never played once.
So will ASOH have the same fate?

Fair point, but Drowning Man has also never been performed live. I'd liken ASOH here more to TUF returning for the beginning of 360. I'd hope TJT 30 being such a short tour bodes well for ASOH to make the tour and stay in the setlist throughout.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: ian ryan on May 04, 2017, 10:38:11 AM
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Not really, it was terrible. He can not sing like that, and that is no criticism by the way. Bono, is NOT an opera singer. End of story. Even 4-5 years before 360 on the Vertigo tour, although admirable, his attempts at the Pavarotti part were pretty poor. Concentrate on what he is good at, and he should not try to be something that he is not.

Oh, bullsh!t. If he was auditioning for an opera company, then yeah. But in a rock concert context? He killed it night after night on the Vertigo Tour, and it was thrilling. After the condition of his voice on PopMart and even on Elevation, we are unbelievably fortunate that he has sung so well since 2005. I thought it got a little dicey in recordings I heard from 2009-2010, but the stuff I saw and heard in 2011 was pretty damn strong.

And that recorded sample of we just heard of A Sort of Homecoming was chill-inducing. He sounded great grabbing for the high parts, especially for a (nearly) 57-year old.

This 100 times. Bono's job wasn't to imitate Pavarotti. It was to sing Pavarotti's part the way Bono would, and he did a superb job of that, night after night.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 04, 2017, 10:38:41 AM
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Not really, it was terrible. He can not sing like that, and that is no criticism by the way. Bono, is NOT an opera singer. End of story. Even 4-5 years before 360 on the Vertigo tour, although admirable, his attempts at the Pavarotti part were pretty poor. Concentrate on what he is good at, and he should not try to be something that he is not.

Oh, bullsh!t. If he was auditioning for an opera company, then yeah. But in a rock concert context? He killed it night after night on the Vertigo Tour, and it was thrilling. After the condition of his voice on PopMart and even on Elevation, we are unbelievably fortunate that he has sung so well since 2005. I thought it got a little dicey in recordings I heard from 2009-2010, but the stuff I saw and heard in 2011 was pretty damn strong.

And that recorded sample of we just heard of A Sort of Homecoming was chill-inducing. He sounded great grabbing for the high parts, especially for a (nearly) 57-year old.

This 100 times. Bono's job wasn't to imitate Pavarotti. It was to sing Pavarotti's part the way Bono would, and he did a superb job of that, night after night.

Yes.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: jrodr079 on May 04, 2017, 11:00:45 AM
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do you think they want us to know all this? it seems real easy to get info. i guess it would be good publicity.

Yes they have no issues with people knowing and it has nothing to do with people doing it for 40 years.  The simple fact is if they wanted to keep rehearsals secret, they totally could do it.  They all use in ear monitors, there is absolutely no reason the front of house PA needs to be on to rehearse.  The fact that is says they aren't really concerned with it.

Yes, they do need to test the PA system but that can be done with any source material.

Not always. Invisible was to be top secret and people still recorded it

The band don't care who records what. We are 0.005% of the people who will attend the shows this summer.

Most people who will attend the shows are like the following true life coworkers attending Miami on 6/11/17:


These are 80% of the people who will attend the shows. Do you think they are currently in fan-sites reviewing what U2 is practicing?
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Post by: Spacejunk69 on May 04, 2017, 11:14:19 AM
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Not really, it was terrible. He can not sing like that, and that is no criticism by the way. Bono, is NOT an opera singer. End of story. Even 4-5 years before 360 on the Vertigo tour, although admirable, his attempts at the Pavarotti part were pretty poor. Concentrate on what he is good at, and he should not try to be something that he is not.

Oh, bullsh!t. If he was auditioning for an opera company, then yeah. But in a rock concert context? He killed it night after night on the Vertigo Tour, and it was thrilling. After the condition of his voice on PopMart and even on Elevation, we are unbelievably fortunate that he has sung so well since 2005. I thought it got a little dicey in recordings I heard from 2009-2010, but the stuff I saw and heard in 2011 was pretty damn strong.

And that recorded sample of we just heard of A Sort of Homecoming was chill-inducing. He sounded great grabbing for the high parts, especially for a (nearly) 57-year old.

Stopped reading at this intelligent response.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Saint1322 on May 04, 2017, 11:50:38 AM
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do you think they want us to know all this? it seems real easy to get info. i guess it would be good publicity.

Yes they have no issues with people knowing and it has nothing to do with people doing it for 40 years.  The simple fact is if they wanted to keep rehearsals secret, they totally could do it.  They all use in ear monitors, there is absolutely no reason the front of house PA needs to be on to rehearse.  The fact that is says they aren't really concerned with it.

Yes, they do need to test the PA system but that can be done with any source material.

Not always. Invisible was to be top secret and people still recorded it

The band don't care who records what. We are 0.005% of the people who will attend the shows this summer.

Most people who will attend the shows are like the following true life coworkers attending Miami on 6/11/17:

  • Charles: Married, three kids. Works in appraisals for the commercial real estate industry. Saw U2 in the Orange Bowl in 1987, hasn't seen them since. Barely knows the words to Beautiful Day which he has been mumbling since he bought the tickets.

    Ebet: Assistant to the Vice-President of my company. 57 years old. Says she loves music, but she is more bluff. Will listen to anything from The Hamilton soundtrack to Coldplay. Only knows the U2 #1 singles.

These are 80% of the people who will attend the shows. Do you think they are currently in fan-sites reviewing what U2 is practicing?

^This. And that's why we get the setlists that we get. It frustrates us, but delights the masses. That's why we have to celebrate all these TJT album cuts AND A Sort Of Homecoming.

And to respond to another post, Drowning Man was never rehearsed six times in a single afternoon. Homecoming is going to be be your every-night opener. Makes perfect sense thematically. The causal fans that you describe will still be getting to theirs seats and spilling their beer on us and saying 'Is this song on The Joshua Tree? What gives?' and then BAM Sunday Bloody Sunday shuts them up.

Brilliant, really. Bands need to learn this lesson: you can play any one-off obscure song any time you want in a set, but you can't play two or more of them in a row. That's where you lose the causal fans. Same is true of new songs for veteran, legacy acts.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Ultrafly on May 04, 2017, 12:00:29 PM
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do you think they want us to know all this? it seems real easy to get info. i guess it would be good publicity.

Yes they have no issues with people knowing and it has nothing to do with people doing it for 40 years.  The simple fact is if they wanted to keep rehearsals secret, they totally could do it.  They all use in ear monitors, there is absolutely no reason the front of house PA needs to be on to rehearse.  The fact that is says they aren't really concerned with it.

Yes, they do need to test the PA system but that can be done with any source material.

Not always. Invisible was to be top secret and people still recorded it

Well if you have the body pack for a Sennheiser G3 system (in the right band) and time to find frequencies I suppose you could record the IEM feed.  However far more involved for someone.  And even then, if they REALLY wanted to keep it secret, they could hardwire their IEM's (since they don't have to move around) so the IEM feed isn't transmitted.  There are ways to keep it quiet.

But the point is, it appears the PA is up and running so they are clearly not worried about it.

IEM feeds were scrambled/encrypted for most of the 2015 tour - I think there's one IEM feed circulating (29.10.15).
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: BONO31 on May 04, 2017, 12:52:54 PM
The new song is not "the little thing that gives you away" but a song that may be called "Sometimes", according to the lyrics on the audio.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG3xc3Q5ocw

the lyrics are the same than the lyrics on U2instagram post:
https://www.instagram.com/p/4ev6gcAF_Z/?taken-by=u2


Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Swan269 on May 04, 2017, 01:10:05 PM
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The new song is not "the little thing that gives you away" but a song that may be called "Sometimes", according to the lyrics on the audio.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG3xc3Q5ocw

the lyrics are the same than the lyrics on U2instagram post:
https://www.instagram.com/p/4ev6gcAF_Z/?taken-by=u2





Great find!
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: BONO31 on May 04, 2017, 01:28:05 PM
Thank you :)
This new song also reminds me in some ways this early demo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK5tMJQQ3-s
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: OnlyU2 on May 04, 2017, 01:35:55 PM
It could be any one of these songs:

"The Showman" - mentioned in MOJO magazine (Feb. 2017) as Bono's current favorite
"The Best Thing About Me Is You" - mentioned in MOJO magazine (Feb. 2017), but the magazine listed the title as "about you is me," which we think is a typo; we also think a remixed version of this song is what Kygo performed last summer
"Summer Of Love" - mentioned in MOJO magazine (Feb. 2017)
"Landlady" - mentioned in the February 2016 issue of Q magazine
"Where The Shadows Fall" - mentioned in the February 2016 issue of Q magazine
"Tightrope" - mentioned in an Entertainment Weekly article
"Much More Better" - mentioned in the October 2015 Q magazine cover article
"The Little Things That Give You Away" - mentioned in the October 2015 Q magazine cover article, again on U2.com in January 2017, and in MOJO magazine in February 2017; in a Sept. 2015 interview with Charlie Rose, Bono said this is a new title for "The Morning After Innocence" (listed below)
"Get Out Of Your Own Way" - Marsha Lederman of Canada's Globe and Mail tweeted about this song shortly after interviewing U2 on the day before the Innocence + Experience tour began.
"Red Flag Day" - mentioned by the New York Times as one of the new songs U2 worked on during tour rehearsals in Vancouver; MOJO magazine (Feb. 2017) says this song is about the European refugee crisis
"Civilization" - mentioned by the New York Times as one of the new songs U2 worked on during tour rehearsals in Vancouver
"Instrument Flying" - mentioned by the New York Times as one of the new songs U2 worked on during tour rehearsals in Vancouver
"The Morning After Innocence" -- a song first mentioned by Bono in an interview with The Guardian; more recently, Bono shared some of the song's lyrics, which include the line "lead me in the way I should go" -- so this song could be the same as the song listed below with that title
"The Light" -- one of our contacts tells us that Bono mentioned a song with this title while visiting in early 2014 with Aslan singer Christy Dignam
"Mount Zion" - a song mentioned in the May 2011 Hot Press interview
"I'll Believe Her When She Sings" - another song mentioned in the May 2011 Hot Press interview and described as part of the "club music" sessions with RedOne
"The Sacred Heart of Malibu" - a song that Bono played for Dutch journalist Bert van de Kamp, and mentioned in his book, And They Called Him Bono; this song could possibly have become "California" on Songs Of Innocence
"Mother of Pearl" - another new song that Bono played for van de Kamp

OR something that was written after this list was posted.  I guess time will tell
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: ultravioletlight on May 04, 2017, 01:37:45 PM
I'm going to avoid the new song till my concert, for those who've listened, what songs would you say it's comparable to?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: JFW on May 04, 2017, 01:44:49 PM
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I'm going to avoid the new song till my concert, for those who've listened, what songs would you say it's comparable to?
Hard to say. It's a slow but building song. I think it could fit on How To Dismantle, but more piano and less 'hard'. Maybe a mix between Love Rescue me and Moment of Surrender?
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Post by: Volcanogirl on May 04, 2017, 01:46:16 PM
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Don't want to put a damper on things for those excited to hear ASOH (including myself) but remember U2 rehearses songs that never get played. 
Remember, Drowning Man was rehearsed during 360 but never played once.
So will ASOH have the same fate?

Fair point, but Drowning Man has also never been performed live. I'd liken ASOH here more to TUF returning for the beginning of 360. I'd hope TJT 30 being such a short tour bodes well for ASOH to make the tour and stay in the setlist throughout.
Great pionts
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: JFW on May 04, 2017, 01:47:45 PM
Does someone know (experience of other tours) how many times they will rehearse until May the 12th? Maybe Bono's at home the 10th.

What did they do last tours? A week long a rehearsal every night, or just a few? Will they rehearse tonight? :)

Ps. THIS IS NOT A REHEARSAL
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Post by: Swan269 on May 04, 2017, 01:49:50 PM
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I'm going to avoid the new song till my concert, for those who've listened, what songs would you say it's comparable to?
Hard to say. It's a slow but building song. I think it could fit on How To Dismantle, but more piano and less 'hard'. Maybe a mix between Love Rescue me and Moment of Surrender?

I agree with the Dismantle vibe.  So I would say if you turned Original of the Species into an anthem as opposed to a Beatles type song.
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Post by: jrodr079 on May 04, 2017, 01:51:26 PM
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Does someone know (experience of other tours) how many times they will rehearse until May the 12th? Maybe Bono's at home the 10th.

What did they do last tours? A week long a rehearsal every night, or just a few? Will they rehearse tonight? :)

Ps. THIS IS NOT A REHEARSAL

Based on last two tours, the band WILL NOT practice tomorrow. Last two tours i distinctly remember them taking Friday off.

Maybe crew and lights, no band.

Next week, I'd guess very hectic Monday and Tuesday, dress rehearsal Wednesday and off on Thursday before opening on Friday.
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Post by: JFW on May 04, 2017, 01:56:44 PM
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Does someone know (experience of other tours) how many times they will rehearse until May the 12th? Maybe Bono's at home the 10th.

What did they do last tours? A week long a rehearsal every night, or just a few? Will they rehearse tonight? :)

Ps. THIS IS NOT A REHEARSAL

Based on last two tours, the band WILL NOT practice tomorrow. Last two tours i distinctly remember them taking Friday off.

Maybe crew and lights, no band.

Next week, I'd guess very hectic Monday and Tuesday, dreas rehearsal Wednesday and Thursday off before opening on Friday.

It's now Thursday, right?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: satori-t on May 04, 2017, 02:23:03 PM
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The band don't care who records what. We are 0.005% of the people who will attend the shows this summer.

I agree. This gives them the best of all worlds.

The hardcore fans are digging for what they can get, and the series of "leaks" builds organic anticipation. (I am totally eating it up.)
At the same time, the casual fans won't be force-fed hype they don't want, and will show up on the day for a good show and some nice surprises.

They'll probably the juggle the actual show in the same way. It will be a great show for the casual fans, and some really good moments for the more hardcore fans.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 04, 2017, 02:50:00 PM
He clearly says "the little things that give you away" in this clip
https://mobile.twitter.com/DizzyHappyGirl/status/859590504794566656 Right at the start
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 04, 2017, 07:20:17 PM
Pride today!
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Post by: monopoly on May 04, 2017, 07:22:39 PM
Streets
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Post by: miryclay on May 04, 2017, 07:52:21 PM
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Does someone know (experience of other tours) how many times they will rehearse until May the 12th? Maybe Bono's at home the 10th.

What did they do last tours? A week long a rehearsal every night, or just a few? Will they rehearse tonight? :)

Ps. THIS IS NOT A REHEARSAL

Based on last two tours, the band WILL NOT practice tomorrow. Last two tours i distinctly remember them taking Friday off.

Maybe crew and lights, no band.

Next week, I'd guess very hectic Monday and Tuesday, dress rehearsal Wednesday and off on Thursday before opening on Friday.

Remember Larry's father passed just before the start of the tour. 
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Gravy11 on May 04, 2017, 07:54:16 PM
Been watching the updates and reading the comments.  For those complaining about the songs they're rehearsing.....look again. One Tree Hill. Red Hill. In God's Country. Mothers. Exit. Ultraviolet. A Sort of Homecoming....A new song. This is just the first few days. I'd be happy. More than happy. These guys listen to us. They'll always play Beautiful Day, Pride, New Years Day, etc. they should. It's their live wheelhouse. Just because you've seen Pride 7 times is no reason to hate it. If I could make up their setlist, sure....I'd throw in the oddities. Give me, Drowning Man. Give me, Mofo. Give me, Mercy (remember that campaign that they listened to?). I'm extremely psyched for June 28th. My Wife and kids will be joining me for our 2nd family outing. Yea, it cost $800 and in hindsight, I'm insane but it'll be great. This is the tour people have been clammering for. A ton of rarely played and a few never been played will show their faces. Enjoy the ride friends! Joshua Tree 2017 is going to be epic.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 04, 2017, 10:41:30 PM
Updated the list right now. Seems like they like the idea of going in album order. UF-JT- Post JT. Can't wait for them to rehearse some boy material
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Post by: monopoly on May 04, 2017, 11:34:42 PM
Back on break or calling it a night
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Post by: satori-t on May 05, 2017, 01:33:56 AM
I gotta say... the stadium reverberating the songs makes the clips sound so epic. Reminds me ASOH original recording.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: kevc on May 05, 2017, 02:24:47 AM
I agree, certainly Rome 2005 outstanding, not as good on 360 but still pretty good.
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If he was auditioning for an opera company, then yeah. But in a rock concert context? He killed it night after night on the Vertigo Tour, and it was thrilling. After the condition of his voice on PopMart and even on Elevation, we are unbelievably fortunate that he has sung so well since 2005. I thought it got a little dicey in recordings I heard from 2009-2010, but the stuff I saw and heard in 2011 was pretty damn strong.

Agreed. Sounded great at the Vertigo show I saw.
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Post by: kevc on May 05, 2017, 02:34:11 AM
😀😀😀😀😀😀😀Still no Mysterious Wayes 😀😀😀😀😀😀

I'm well happy with rehearsals so far, great mix, Glad they have rolled out some lesser played songs outside of TJT album, mixed with the warhorses.....I'd like to see Bad and All I want is you rehearsed.

Looking forward to Berlin and Amsterdam (2) might even swing by Amsterdam arena Saturday night if the audio is this good outside, understand the boulevard is close and good for bars
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Peterrrrr on May 05, 2017, 05:50:22 AM
Are there any good sound quality recording on some clip from the rehearsals out there?
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Post by: il_capo on May 05, 2017, 06:07:47 AM
The sound quality in these recordings from outside the stadium is naturally awful, but I still enjoyed the version of ASOH.  I never thought it was much good on the original TJT tour as it sounded too restrained.  In the rehearsal Bono sings the "see the sky, the burning rain" line which is one of the best bits of the song.  So I'll be pleased if they perform it at my show.
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Post by: Peterrrrr on May 05, 2017, 07:46:36 AM
Any link to that ASOH clip?
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Post by: il_capo on May 05, 2017, 07:54:27 AM
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Any link to that ASOH clip?

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Phelix/status/859955428783833088/video/1
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Post by: miryclay on May 05, 2017, 07:56:17 AM
I am stoked for the songs but no need for UV and MS. I love the chronological singles approach to the pre set but Gloria should be in there.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: judgesmails on May 05, 2017, 08:17:18 AM
Great rehearsal setlist so far, Homecoming is in my top 5 of songs that I'd like to see them play live, so I'll be really pleased if that makes the final cut.  I also like the MLK / Pride combo, reminiscent of the beginning of the 1986 Amnesty concerts, though personally I think it would make more sense to switch those two songs so that "MLK" flows directly into the beginning of "Streets".  No real complaints from me, though, I think they've created a much better set than I could have hoped for.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: OnlyU2 on May 05, 2017, 08:42:33 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl-4dGlaLoU&feature=youtu.be

TTYW
OTH
Exit
MOTD
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Post by: Petejbridge on May 05, 2017, 08:45:41 AM
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I am stoked for the songs but no need for UV and MS. I love the chronological singles approach to the pre set but Gloria should be in there.

UV and MS are the two of the rehearsal songs I'm most looking forward to.  I'd like to LIB as well.  Hell, just close the show with UV, Acrobat, LIB.  Oh wait maybe we'll have to wait 4 more years for that 😎
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: KMciver81 on May 05, 2017, 09:35:04 AM
I thought Homecoming sounded amazing from that clip. Real full-band treatment of that would be fantastic, and even in the sonically challenged snippit, Bono's vocal sounded surprisingly strong.
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Post by: afg on May 05, 2017, 09:38:14 AM
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Been watching the updates and reading the comments.  For those complaining about the songs they're rehearsing.....look again. One Tree Hill. Red Hill. In God's Country. Mothers. Exit. Ultraviolet. A Sort of Homecoming....A new song. This is just the first few days. I'd be happy. More than happy. These guys listen to us. They'll always play Beautiful Day, Pride, New Years Day, etc. they should. It's their live wheelhouse. Just because you've seen Pride 7 times is no reason to hate it. If I could make up their setlist, sure....I'd throw in the oddities. Give me, Drowning Man. Give me, Mofo. Give me, Mercy (remember that campaign that they listened to?).

Agreed!  Unless this was a tour for your favorite album(which it probably is for many fans), no set list pleases everyone.  But I think the mix of songs on this tour will make for one of the best set lists in terms of pleasing both the casual and hardcore fan.
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Post by: DPardue on May 05, 2017, 09:52:44 AM
Everyone has their faves and the songs they would rather not see played live.  Either way, this band won't be around a whole heck of a lot longer as age will ultimately win out.  I am just happy to be able to see them one more time.

There will come a day when none of these songs will be played live again.  At some point down the road, I'll miss not having the opportunity to see "Pride", "Beautiful Day", etc. live again.  I didn't worry about such things in the 80s and 90s, but I do think about it more now.

Smell the flowers while ya can. 
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Post by: riffraff on May 05, 2017, 09:55:29 AM
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Everyone has their faves and the songs they would rather not see played live.  Either way, this band won't be around a whole heck of a lot longer as age will ultimately win out.  I am just happy to be able to see them one more time.

There will come a day when none of these songs will be played live again.  At some point down the road, I'll miss not having the opportunity to see "Pride", "Beautiful Day", etc. live again.  I didn't worry about such things in the 80s and 90s, but I do think about it more now.

Smell the flowers while ya can.
Very well said!
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Post by: Volcanogirl on May 05, 2017, 10:09:18 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl-4dGlaLoU&feature=youtu.be

TTYW
OTH
Exit
MOTD

HARMONICA....love it !
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Post by: Lizard on May 05, 2017, 01:50:42 PM
Oh, that's great. I do so much look forward to hearing those songs live.
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Post by: aviastar on May 05, 2017, 02:08:15 PM
Harmonica...ooh!  Possibly could we hear Desire?
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 05, 2017, 02:28:45 PM
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Harmonica...ooh!  Possibly could we hear Desire?

I doubt it.  Definitely will play it in Trip through your wires
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Post by: Kmama07 on May 05, 2017, 02:35:31 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl-4dGlaLoU&feature=youtu.be

TTYW
OTH
Exit
MOTD
Even though I know their catalogue front to back I always have a hard time figuring out the acronyms. Haha
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Post by: ZEROpartII on May 05, 2017, 02:45:26 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl-4dGlaLoU&feature=youtu.be

TTYW
OTH
Exit
MOTD

EXIT sounds sick !!!
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Post by: Backstreets92 on May 05, 2017, 08:07:00 PM
So it seems like New Year's Day has joined Sunday Bloody Sunday in the "songs being played in a lower key" camp...
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 05, 2017, 08:21:59 PM
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So it seems like New Year's Day has joined Sunday Bloody Sunday in the "songs being played in a lower key" camp...

Good or bad thing? I might do a poll for it.
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Post by: Backstreets92 on May 05, 2017, 08:40:33 PM
Personally, it just sounds a bit odd to me. Whereas I don't think I noticed for a long time that SBS had been pitched down when performed live by Bono after ZooTV.

Even more strange that they played NYD on the I+E tour as recently as late 2015 and Bono still sounded fine in the original key.
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Post by: Backstreets92 on May 05, 2017, 09:37:13 PM
Also, I can't believe they're not doing anything from Rattle and Hum... There's some real good material there.
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Post by: lorence_of_arabia on May 06, 2017, 12:42:54 AM
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Also, I can't believe they're not doing anything from Rattle and Hum... There's some real good material there.

Agree. Would love to hear Heartland.
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Post by: Neil Young, man! on May 06, 2017, 02:33:50 AM
The last 6 songs of TJT and A Sort of Homecoming means almost 1/3 of the concert has the crowd standing still. Could add Bullet and Running to that. I fear that unfortunately this means U2 has to blast out hits for the rest, I doubt there is room for more surprises. I saw Depeche Mode last night, man the 37k crowd was so uninterested in the new songs it was eerie, and only woke up for the hits. I guess if you are up on shtage, you need to feel the crowd reception.

Prove me wrong U2!
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Post by: kevc on May 06, 2017, 02:42:47 AM
Jealous on the DM front, strange that a DM audience were uninterested in the new songs, usually new stuff drops well, having said that not a massive fan of the new album (delta machine was much stronger)

Don't underestimate how well side 2 TJT will be received, my opinion are the songs will be well known within the audience

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The last 6 songs of TJT and A Sort of Homecoming means almost 1/3 of the concert has the crowd standing still. Could add Bullet and Running to that. I fear that unfortunately this means U2 has to blast out hits for the rest, I doubt there is room for more surprises. I saw Depeche Mode last night, man the 37k crowd was so uninterested in the new songs it was eerie, and only woke up for the hits. I guess if you are up on shtage, you need to feel the crowd reception.

Prove me wrong U2!
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Post by: bizkit34 on May 06, 2017, 09:36:53 AM
Any rumblings on them playing God II  ?   That was a Joshua tree era song.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 06, 2017, 10:17:24 AM
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Any rumblings on them playing God II  ?   That was a Joshua tree era song.

God part II the R&H song?
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The last 6 songs of TJT and A Sort of Homecoming means almost 1/3 of the concert has the crowd standing still. Could add Bullet and Running to that. I fear that unfortunately this means U2 has to blast out hits for the rest, I doubt there is room for more surprises. I saw Depeche Mode last night, man the 37k crowd was so uninterested in the new songs it was eerie, and only woke up for the hits. I guess if you are up on shtage, you need to feel the crowd reception.

that happened when i saw the Smashing Pumpkins a year ago. only it was an exodus. ive never seen that many people head for the exits at once. it was so depressing.
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Post by: trevgreg on May 06, 2017, 10:23:20 AM
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Any rumblings on them playing God II  ?   That was a Joshua tree era song.

I thought Bono told a fan once that he figured it'd be a tough one for him to pull off nowadays. Guess we'll see if there's any meaning behind that when we see RHMT in a few weeks here.

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that happened when i saw the Smashing Pumpkins a year ago. only it was an exodus. ive never seen that many people head for the exits at once. it was so depressing.

I was going to ask if that was the Oceania tour, but a year ago? Geez... and people wonder why acts won't play more than a few "new" songs.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 06, 2017, 10:34:38 AM
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Any rumblings on them playing God II  ?   That was a Joshua tree era song.

I thought Bono told a fan once that he figured it'd be a tough one for him to pull off nowadays. Guess we'll see if there's any meaning behind that when we see RHMT in a few weeks here.

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that happened when i saw the Smashing Pumpkins a year ago. only it was an exodus. ive never seen that many people head for the exits at once. it was so depressing.

I was going to ask if that was the Oceania tour, but a year ago? Geez... and people wonder why acts won't play more than a few "new" songs.

pardon me, i DID see them a year ago <2016, 15, 13 and 10 actually...> but the Monuments to an Elegy tour was the 15 and the mass exodus one. The 16 was the type of show we WISH u2 would do. Corgan did tons of new songs, a solo album song, Zwan song, SP b-sides, covers, a "Siamese Dream suite" including Pisces songs. It was UNREAL.
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Post by: trevgreg on May 06, 2017, 10:49:21 AM
Ah, gotcha. Kind of a shame on the Elegy situation since I thought that was their most consistent album in a long time. Plenty of decent to very good tunes on there.

I wouldn't doubt that Corgan can dig a bit through his back catalog at this point and still put up a good show. At least for his hard-core fans anyway.
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Post by: dirtdrybonesandstone on May 06, 2017, 11:17:03 AM
Maybe its just me but very disappointed to hear ASOH being played.    Surely they realize this needs to be a greatest hits tour.     If they are going to do an unfortunate tangent on the casual listening crowd, at least make it something worth listening to like TUF or Bad.   
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Post by: Jswallow on May 06, 2017, 12:01:55 PM
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Maybe its just me but very disappointed to hear ASOH being played.    Surely they realize this needs to be a greatest hits tour.     If they are going to do an unfortunate tangent on the casual listening crowd, at least make it something worth listening to like TUF or Bad.   
They've played Bad ever tour & UF on 360, love to hear ASOH again I'm sure most fans know this classic song

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Post by: indiansummer on May 06, 2017, 12:14:41 PM
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Maybe its just me but very disappointed to hear ASOH being played.    Surely they realize this needs to be a greatest hits tour.     If they are going to do an unfortunate tangent on the casual listening crowd, at least make it something worth listening to like TUF or Bad.   
They've played Bad ever tour & UF on 360, love to hear ASOH again I'm sure most fans know this classic song

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Surprised to hear you think this should be a greatest hits tour, judging by the rehearsals so far it is looking the opposite. They seem to be trying to keep the theme and era of the JoshuaTree running thru the show, MLK, Pride SBS and now ASOH. Personally I love it and having songs that fit the overall retro feel of the show is definitely the best way to go.


ASOH is my fave song after Bad, and they will definitely roll that one out too during the tour, hopefully with Help just before it.
 Just waiting for People Get Ready, Silver & Gold or Spanish Eyes and it will be the perfect setlists.....

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Post by: bass slap on May 06, 2017, 12:23:10 PM
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Maybe its just me but very disappointed to hear ASOH being played.    Surely they realize this needs to be a greatest hits tour.     If they are going to do an unfortunate tangent on the casual listening crowd, at least make it something worth listening to like TUF or Bad.   

Maybe they're trying to reconnect with fans rather than the general public?!
Very casual fans (people that don't love u2 but watching them live is on their bucket list) will probably have one or two songs they associate with u2 and will expect them to be played and that's likely to be the first 3 from JT and then maybe beautiful day.

To be disappointed by ASOH... the mind boggles. This is the kind of song selection fans deserve. But to anyone that's never heard it before, well you could be in for a treat.

I really hope they keep this selection. If they only play 10 singles, nicely spread throughout the set, I really don't see the problem.
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Post by: bass slap on May 06, 2017, 12:37:33 PM
Further to the above, these kind of songs ASOH,  OTH are the type to re engage ex-fans. I  know a couple of my mates are more interested on that basis.

Don't worry about u2 making the right strategic or business decisions... when it comes to playing live they generally know what they're doing!! Be more concerned about having a good time your self and not worrying whether jo bloggs Who got bonus tickets through his corporate workplace is losing interest during classic u2 album tracks.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 06, 2017, 12:42:25 PM
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Maybe its just me but very disappointed to hear ASOH being played.    Surely they realize this needs to be a greatest hits tour.     If they are going to do an unfortunate tangent on the casual listening crowd, at least make it something worth listening to like TUF or Bad.   

ridiculous. jeez dude. you're on a fan forum and you DONT want ASOH to be played?
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Post by: tigerfan41 on May 06, 2017, 01:34:57 PM
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The last 6 songs of TJT and A Sort of Homecoming means almost 1/3 of the concert has the crowd standing still. Could add Bullet and Running to that. I fear that unfortunately this means U2 has to blast out hits for the rest, I doubt there is room for more surprises. I saw Depeche Mode last night, man the 37k crowd was so uninterested in the new songs it was eerie, and only woke up for the hits. I guess if you are up on shtage, you need to feel the crowd reception.

Prove me wrong U2!

This is my exact concern with the current setlist. There's too many slow songs and not enough crowd movers. Say what you will about songs like Vertigo, Elevation, and City of Blinding Lights but they at least get the crowd moving. Due to U2 playing TJT, they have a limited setlist to work with otherwise and I'm sorry, but playing songs like ASOH or MLK seems like a waste of that precious setlist space.

Regarding DP, I've only recently gotten into them and honestly don't see why people hate the new album so much. It seems to fit in pretty well with the rest of their discography--like listening to it amongst all their other music, it doesn't seem out of place. But I guess I can see where if people aren't into it, then that part of the concert is gonna be slow.
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Post by: SwimmingSorrows on May 06, 2017, 01:44:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xmcq3Er2QPw  Clip of Streets

My excitement to hear them live for the first time may be clouding my judgement, but doesn't this sound pretty energetic?  Better than it has been in recent years.
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Post by: tigerfan41 on May 06, 2017, 01:51:30 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xmcq3Er2QPw  Clip of Streets

My excitement to hear them live for the first time may be clouding my judgement, but doesn't this sound pretty energetic?  Better than it has been in recent years.

It does, but I don't think anyone is concerned with the energy of the front half of TJT. They're concerned with the slowness of songs like MOTD and Exit. Especially when U2 seems to be adding in several other slow songs.
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Post by: SwimmingSorrows on May 06, 2017, 01:53:27 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xmcq3Er2QPw  Clip of Streets

My excitement to hear them live for the first time may be clouding my judgement, but doesn't this sound pretty energetic?  Better than it has been in recent years.

It does, but I don't think anyone is concerned with the energy of the front half of TJT. They're concerned with the slowness of songs like MOTD and Exit. Especially when U2 seems to be adding in several other slow songs.

Some are concerned that Streets has lost its magic since the Elevation tour.  Also, if you watch Exit live in Rattle and Hum, not much stuff is that energetic.
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Post by: dirtdrybonesandstone on May 06, 2017, 02:18:54 PM
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Maybe its just me but very disappointed to hear ASOH being played.    Surely they realize this needs to be a greatest hits tour.     If they are going to do an unfortunate tangent on the casual listening crowd, at least make it something worth listening to like TUF or Bad.   

Maybe they're trying to reconnect with fans rather than the general public?!
Very casual fans (people that don't love u2 but watching them live is on their bucket list) will probably have one or two songs they associate with u2 and will expect them to be played and that's likely to be the first 3 from JT and then maybe beautiful day.

To be disappointed by ASOH... the mind boggles. This is the kind of song selection fans deserve. But to anyone that's never heard it before, well you could be in for a treat.

I really hope they keep this selection. If they only play 10 singles, nicely spread throughout the set, I really don't see the problem.


It would certainly appeal to the Coldplay-type fan.
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Post by: indiansummer on May 06, 2017, 03:55:56 PM
Not sure why there are concerns about enegetic crowds. The days of the crowd jumping and bouncing around to Streets are long gone. Still love U2 shows but the age of their audience I think is making their shows a bit sedate.
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Post by: tigerfan41 on May 06, 2017, 03:57:21 PM
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Maybe its just me but very disappointed to hear ASOH being played.    Surely they realize this needs to be a greatest hits tour.     If they are going to do an unfortunate tangent on the casual listening crowd, at least make it something worth listening to like TUF or Bad.   

Maybe they're trying to reconnect with fans rather than the general public?!
Very casual fans (people that don't love u2 but watching them live is on their bucket list) will probably have one or two songs they associate with u2 and will expect them to be played and that's likely to be the first 3 from JT and then maybe beautiful day.

To be disappointed by ASOH... the mind boggles. This is the kind of song selection fans deserve. But to anyone that's never heard it before, well you could be in for a treat.

I really hope they keep this selection. If they only play 10 singles, nicely spread throughout the set, I really don't see the problem.


It would certainly appeal to the Coldplay-type fan.

Actually, the Coldplay-type fan would probably be perfectly happy with slower songs considering much of Coldplay's pre-2008 work is fairly slow. But that's neither here nor there.

Also there appears to be an assumption that very casual fans only come to hear the first three songs of TJT and Beautiful Day. Have we forgotten about several tracks off Achtung Baby? Vertigo? Elevation? There are some who believe that ignoring these songs in favor of lesser knowns like ASOH is a mistake because the back half of TJT is going to be pretty unknown to most casual fans. I happen to agree with that.

As a hardcore fan, I'd love nothing more than to hear lesser known songs on this tour. But I realize the necessity of appealing to the casual fan which, like it or not, makes up most of the attendees of the average U2 concert. Don't do that and you risk alienating them for future tours.
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Post by: indiansummer on May 06, 2017, 04:06:23 PM
U2 shows have not been energetic for a long time. So pretty irrlevant what songs they play for casual fans or diehards. Its pretty sedate these days. Watch the first 20 seconds of this clip, I would be amazed if  anybody has been in a u2 crowd like it in the last 20 years
https://youtu.be/Djr-kva_JB8
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Post by: tigerfan41 on May 06, 2017, 04:17:15 PM
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U2 shows have not been energetic for a long time. So pretty irrlevant what songs they play for casual fans or diehards. Its pretty sedate these days. Watch the first 20 seconds of this clip, I would be amazed if  anybody has been in a u2 crowd like it in the last 20 years
https://youtu.be/Djr-kva_JB8

They're not as energetic as the 80s and I don't think anyone is claiming that. As the fanbase ages, the concerts tend to be a little less energetic physically. But the shows I was at in 2009 and 2011....when a song like "Vertigo" or "City of Blinding Lights" came on, there was not a still person on the floor. The crowd loved it. Even during songs like Streets, you had some movement and a lot of singing along. Think 35,000 fans are going to be singing along to Exit? MOTD? ASOH? They will be lucky if a 1/5 of the fans do.

No one wants to go to a concert where the crowd is completely still most of the night. I've been to shows like those. It's not fun. People like a mix, a balance between the energetic and the ballads, the slower songs. And right now, it seems like their setlist is tipped way too far in favor of slower/lesser known songs which is a problem on a nostalgia/greatest hits-like tour. Obviously, they have to play MOTD and Exit because those are part of TJT. But they don't have to play MLK or ASOH. They could snippet those and play their higher energy songs instead.

At least if they're gonna play the lesser known songs, play some B-sides from that era instead.
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Post by: bass slap on May 06, 2017, 04:36:12 PM
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Maybe its just me but very disappointed to hear ASOH being played.    Surely they realize this needs to be a greatest hits tour.     If they are going to do an unfortunate tangent on the casual listening crowd, at least make it something worth listening to like TUF or Bad.   

Maybe they're trying to reconnect with fans rather than the general public?!
Very casual fans (people that don't love u2 but watching them live is on their bucket list) will probably have one or two songs they associate with u2 and will expect them to be played and that's likely to be the first 3 from JT and then maybe beautiful day.

To be disappointed by ASOH... the mind boggles. This is the kind of song selection fans deserve. But to anyone that's never heard it before, well you could be in for a treat.

I really hope they keep this selection. If they only play 10 singles, nicely spread throughout the set, I really don't see the problem.


It would certainly appeal to the Coldplay-type fan.

Actually, the Coldplay-type fan would probably be perfectly happy with slower songs considering much of Coldplay's pre-2008 work is fairly slow. But that's neither here nor there.

Also there appears to be an assumption that very casual fans only come to hear the first three songs of TJT and Beautiful Day. Have we forgotten about several tracks off Achtung Baby? Vertigo? Elevation? There are some who believe that ignoring these songs in favor of lesser knowns like ASOH is a mistake because the back half of TJT is going to be pretty unknown to most casual fans. I happen to agree with that.

As a hardcore fan, I'd love nothing more than to hear lesser known songs on this tour. But I realize the necessity of appealing to the casual fan which, like it or not, makes up most of the attendees of the average U2 concert. Don't do that and you risk alienating them for future tours.

I think it's making a big deal over nothing. regarding first three songs of JT and beautiful day... you didn't have to take it so literally, I was providing an example and perspective.

There a are casual audience members who come to see u2 for the spectacle, and because they think they should tick the box. I've spoken to such people. These will be a minority, with everyone else likely to have owned the JT album at some point through to the hard-core that look forward to the release of the fan club gift which is 4 30 year old singles they've heard a billion time and already own in multiple other formats..

So the set list seems to me a reasonable response to that spectrum of fandom.

Making references about Coldplay for a song written in 1985 is even more bizarre than the original suggestion that u2 are making a mistake to play ASOH  ;D

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Post by: an tha on May 06, 2017, 04:44:34 PM
People filming on phones have killed a lot of crowd 'atmosphere' as well...along with of course an ageing crowd.

But you don't have to be jumping around to have a good time at a gig and i have been to gigs where the crowd have stood very still and watched incredibly intently because they are captivated by the performance they are watching and the music is not the sort where jumping around is gonna happen...that can be just as incredible if not more so.

The 'problem' is when people are bored and are talking loudly/shooting off to the toilets, bars etc...

Usually a u2 show has a pretty fair mix of 'crowd pleasers' and more sombre moments or slower moments - these shows i would imagine will be no different.
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Post by: bass slap on May 06, 2017, 04:47:11 PM
https://youtu.be/WfKhVV-7lxI


Hopefully the link works. Anyone unable to appreciate a performance like this shouldn't be at a u2 concert. Of course it's unlikely we'll get something quite so good in 2017.

IGC, exit, OTH. They're hardly ballads... not sure what the concern is. I've been to some gigs where I'm only familiar with a couple of songs and enjoyed regardless.
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Post by: monopoly on May 06, 2017, 04:47:34 PM
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People filming on phones have killed a lot of crowd 'atmosphere' as well...along with of course an ageing crowd.

But you don't have to be jumping around to have a good time at a gig and i have been to gigs where the crowd have stood very still and watched incredibly intently because they are captivated by the performance they are watching and the music is not the sort where jumping around is gonna happen...that can be just as incredible if not more so.

The 'problem' is when people are bored and are talking loudly/shooting off to the toilets, bars etc...

Usually a u2 show has a pretty fair mix of 'crowd pleasers' and more sombre moments or slower moments - these shows i would imagine will be no different.

The phones are ruining concert dvds
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Post by: an tha on May 06, 2017, 04:51:14 PM
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People filming on phones have killed a lot of crowd 'atmosphere' as well...along with of course an ageing crowd.

But you don't have to be jumping around to have a good time at a gig and i have been to gigs where the crowd have stood very still and watched incredibly intently because they are captivated by the performance they are watching and the music is not the sort where jumping around is gonna happen...that can be just as incredible if not more so.

The 'problem' is when people are bored and are talking loudly/shooting off to the toilets, bars etc...

Usually a u2 show has a pretty fair mix of 'crowd pleasers' and more sombre moments or slower moments - these shows i would imagine will be no different.

The phones are ruining concert dvds

Phones have really worsened the atmospheres at gigs and sports events.

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Post by: imaginary friend on May 06, 2017, 05:01:49 PM
loving the new song!
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Post by: Neil Young, man! on May 06, 2017, 05:20:29 PM
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Any rumblings on them playing God II  ?   That was a Joshua tree era song.

I thought Bono told a fan once that he figured it'd be a tough one for him to pull off nowadays. Guess we'll see if there's any meaning behind that when we see RHMT in a few weeks here.

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that happened when i saw the Smashing Pumpkins a year ago. only it was an exodus. ive never seen that many people head for the exits at once. it was so depressing.

I was going to ask if that was the Oceania tour, but a year ago? Geez... and people wonder why acts won't play more than a few "new" songs.

pardon me, i DID see them a year ago <2016, 15, 13 and 10 actually...> but the Monuments to an Elegy tour was the 15 and the mass exodus one. The 16 was the type of show we WISH u2 would do. Corgan did tons of new songs, a solo album song, Zwan song, SP b-sides, covers, a "Siamese Dream suite" including Pisces songs. It was UNREAL.
Jealous...would have loved to see that Billy Corgan show. If only U2 would dare to do something similar. It may not make business sense, but it could restore some of U2s credibility issues with critics and fans.
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Post by: So Cruel on May 06, 2017, 05:36:05 PM
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Maybe its just me but very disappointed to hear ASOH being played.    Surely they realize this needs to be a greatest hits tour.     If they are going to do an unfortunate tangent on the casual listening crowd, at least make it something worth listening to like TUF or Bad.   

This was actually written on a U2 fan forum???????? !!!!!!!A Sort of Homecoming is one of those songs many of us have been waiting decades to hear!
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Post by: U2_One on May 06, 2017, 06:12:44 PM
Definitely would be great if ASOH remains throughout rehearsals and makes it into the tour setlist. They've made it a bit of a point to re-introduce songs at the beginning of recent tours (An Cat Dubh/Electric Co./Zoo Station/RTSS for Vertigo, TUF and UV for 360, even electric Desire and Sweetest Thing for I&E), so hopefully ASOH can be one of those and I think it'd be good to have UV and NYD back in the setlist as well.
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Post by: ian ryan on May 06, 2017, 06:47:00 PM
RTSS
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Post by: ian ryan on May 06, 2017, 06:47:37 PM
TTYW
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Post by: ian ryan on May 06, 2017, 06:55:17 PM
Miss Sarajevo
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Post by: ian ryan on May 06, 2017, 07:00:04 PM
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Maybe its just me but very disappointed to hear ASOH being played.    Surely they realize this needs to be a greatest hits tour.     If they are going to do an unfortunate tangent on the casual listening crowd, at least make it something worth listening to like TUF or Bad.   

This was actually written on a U2 fan forum???????? !!!!!!!A Sort of Homecoming is one of those songs many of us have been waiting decades to hear!

Ditto. I'm more pumped to hear ASOH live than any other song rehearsed so far.
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Post by: ian ryan on May 06, 2017, 07:07:02 PM
Miss Sarajevo again
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Post by: ian ryan on May 06, 2017, 07:15:51 PM
ASOH
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Post by: ian ryan on May 06, 2017, 07:24:53 PM
ASOH again
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Post by: ian ryan on May 06, 2017, 07:40:03 PM
ISHFWILF snippet
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Post by: tigerfan41 on May 06, 2017, 07:40:16 PM
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I think it's making a big deal over nothing. regarding first three songs of JT and beautiful day... you didn't have to take it so literally, I was providing an example and perspective.

There a are casual audience members who come to see u2 for the spectacle, and because they think they should tick the box. I've spoken to such people. These will be a minority, with everyone else likely to have owned the JT album at some point through to the hard-core that look forward to the release of the fan club gift which is 4 30 year old singles they've heard a billion time and already own in multiple other formats..

So the set list seems to me a reasonable response to that spectrum of fandom.

Making references about Coldplay for a song written in 1985 is even more bizarre than the original suggestion that u2 are making a mistake to play ASOH  ;D

I also know quite a few casual fans who would be disappointed to NOT hear those big hits/crowd pleasers, which was part of my point. These range all the way from fans who have listened to several of the albums and have the greatest hits CDs all the way through to people who only know 5-15 U2 songs really well. Imagine you're one of those people, you've looked at past setlists and saw that they played BD, Vertigo, Elevation, MW, or COBL pretty consistently at past shows. You happen to love those songs and so you're expecting to hear them at this concert along with an album you might only know half of (which is fine). Then you come to the show and you hear ASOH and MLK, but not those songs. I'm going to guess you'd be fairly annoyed.

Should U2 play ASOH, MLK and other b-side/lesser known hits? Of course. But NOT on this tour when the rest of the setlist is so limited by having an entire album played in its entirety. The rest of the setlist is precious and should be well-utilized, both to please the casual fans and to keep some energy in the show. This current setlist seems to lack that. These songs--plus several new songs--would be best saved for the continuation of I&E when they have more setlist space to play around with.

Heck, I wouldn't even mind if they played OOC in place of one of the hits because it at least is energetic.

Someone else brought Coldplay into this, not me.  ;) I was merely saying that I doubt Coldplay fans would mind a show with mostly slow songs since that's what a lot of Coldplay's discography seems to be.

Also not to be that guy, but the song was written before 1985.  ;)

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People filming on phones have killed a lot of crowd 'atmosphere' as well...along with of course an ageing crowd.

But you don't have to be jumping around to have a good time at a gig and i have been to gigs where the crowd have stood very still and watched incredibly intently because they are captivated by the performance they are watching and the music is not the sort where jumping around is gonna happen...that can be just as incredible if not more so.

The 'problem' is when people are bored and are talking loudly/shooting off to the toilets, bars etc...

Usually a u2 show has a pretty fair mix of 'crowd pleasers' and more sombre moments or slower moments - these shows i would imagine will be no different.


I agree, and I don't think I (or anyone else) is arguing that every song should be fast paced. It shouldn't. You've gotta have a mix, especially with an aging fanbase as U2's (in general) is. It just seems to me that the current "spoiled" setlist is full of a lot of slow songs and my fear is that the vast majority of the crowd will get bored.

Regarding cell phone use, I can't stand people who film every song or constantly snap pictures the entire night. Take a few pictures every so often, maybe a short clip of video, and that's it. ESPECIALLY if you're in the pit.
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Post by: ian ryan on May 06, 2017, 07:48:20 PM
WOWY snippet
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Post by: aviastar on May 06, 2017, 08:09:40 PM
I always considered ASOH to be a high-energy song and a fan favorite...it's one of my favorite U2 songs as well.  Is it really that not well known among non-hardcore U2 fans?  Most of the casual fans I know have heard of this song and know of TUF songs.  Even Pearl Jam covered it.
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Post by: Kmama07 on May 06, 2017, 09:00:12 PM
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People filming on phones have killed a lot of crowd 'atmosphere' as well...along with of course an ageing crowd.

But you don't have to be jumping around to have a good time at a gig and i have been to gigs where the crowd have stood very still and watched incredibly intently because they are captivated by the performance they are watching and the music is not the sort where jumping around is gonna happen...that can be just as incredible if not more so.

The 'problem' is when people are bored and are talking loudly/shooting off to the toilets, bars etc...

Usually a u2 show has a pretty fair mix of 'crowd pleasers' and more sombre moments or slower moments - these shows i would imagine will be no different.

The phones are ruining concert dvds

Phones have really worsened the atmospheres at gigs and sports events.
...and restaurants, family dinner tables, walks in the park, riding safely on roadways, actual conversations, and, and,and....
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Post by: Kmama07 on May 06, 2017, 09:13:39 PM
I'm not sure I understand what ASOH having been "written before 1985" is implying?
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Post by: monopoly on May 06, 2017, 09:40:20 PM
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I always considered ASOH to be a high-energy song and a fan favorite...it's one of my favorite U2 songs as well.  Is it really that not well known among non-hardcore U2 fans?  Most of the casual fans I know have heard of this song and know of TUF songs.  Even Pearl Jam covered it.

I have to think that most people are more than just "casual" u2 fans. The idea of a whole JT album intrigued people enough to buy tickets so i hope they more of u2s rarer catalogue. On the bright side, if rarer songs like ASOH really do make it into the setlist and get great recpetion, it could open chances for them to appear next year on IE.
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 06, 2017, 10:46:34 PM
RHMT is sounding great right now.  Bono having no trouble at all hitting those notes
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 06, 2017, 11:27:44 PM
ONE !!!
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 06, 2017, 11:33:52 PM
Why bother doing Miss Sarajevo if Bono isn't singing the Italian verse? 
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Post by: nitebusnitebus on May 06, 2017, 11:43:31 PM
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Why bother doing Miss Sarajevo if Bono isn't singing the Italian verse?
cause that version was cool. Edge on guitar instead of piano

wish they'd let us hear this new song they keep rehearsing.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 06, 2017, 11:52:25 PM
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ONE !!!

hmmmm. yea something told me they'd play that obscure song ;)
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 06, 2017, 11:54:22 PM
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Any rumblings on them playing God II  ?   That was a Joshua tree era song.

I thought Bono told a fan once that he figured it'd be a tough one for him to pull off nowadays. Guess we'll see if there's any meaning behind that when we see RHMT in a few weeks here.

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that happened when i saw the Smashing Pumpkins a year ago. only it was an exodus. ive never seen that many people head for the exits at once. it was so depressing.

I was going to ask if that was the Oceania tour, but a year ago? Geez... and people wonder why acts won't play more than a few "new" songs.

pardon me, i DID see them a year ago <2016, 15, 13 and 10 actually...> but the Monuments to an Elegy tour was the 15 and the mass exodus one. The 16 was the type of show we WISH u2 would do. Corgan did tons of new songs, a solo album song, Zwan song, SP b-sides, covers, a "Siamese Dream suite" including Pisces songs. It was UNREAL.
Jealous...would have loved to see that Billy Corgan show. If only U2 would dare to do something similar. It may not make business sense, but it could restore some of U2s credibility issues with critics and fans.

oh, i forget 2 important songs. Malibu and Identity, 2 songs Corgan wrote for Courtney Love and Natalie Imbruglia.

so it's the equivalent of them playing, idk, She's A Mystery To Me, Goldeneye or Sweet Fire of Love ...
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Post by: monopoly on May 06, 2017, 11:55:27 PM
Little things closes again!
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Post by: garyu2 on May 07, 2017, 03:41:39 AM
Anyone else think that while the set list is generally good it really looks like it needs I Will Follow/Out of Control to open the show?
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Post by: very good on May 07, 2017, 03:47:46 AM
Few observations from me (nothing earth shattering!!):

- Looks like a chronological show. 5 or 6 pre-Joshua tree songs then 11 Joshua tree songs then 5 or 6 post joshua tree songs (including new song/s).
- Still going to be a bit light for full impact of the streets light show at some gigs if it is song 6 or 7.
- Really hoping that MLK segues into Streets - should be a given really
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Post by: Ultrafly on May 07, 2017, 04:10:56 AM
The nostalgia in this setlist is painful.

I get that it's a TJT#30 tour. But it doesn't have to be a "Nothing's happened since 1992" tour.

This is their first stadium tour in six years, and many people might have missed 360. Floating voters, who this tour is cynically designed for, need something other than a Look How Great We Used To Be tour.

Vertigo, MW, Elevation, COBL, even anything from SOI, would help in reminding people U2 didn't just used to be good, but still are.

Sure, I'm happy they're playing some songs that have been barely touched in 3 decades. But we aren't the majority of their audience. They've got more than enough hits to make this a Best Of tour, and not just a Cashgrab tour.
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Post by: bass slap on May 07, 2017, 04:26:42 AM
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I'm not sure I understand what ASOH having been "written before 1985" is implying?

I was making a case that ASOH  had a place in the set and someone made a reference to this only being a good idea for Coldplay fans or something. Just pointing out that as this was written more than a decade before Coldplay was born so seemed a moot point. It could be that this is mid paced and so is all of Coldplays back catalogue.
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Post by: bass slap on May 07, 2017, 05:24:16 AM
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I think it's making a big deal over nothing. regarding first three songs of JT and beautiful day... you didn't have to take it so literally, I was providing an example and perspective.

There a are casual audience members who come to see u2 for the spectacle, and because they think they should tick the box. I've spoken to such people. These will be a minority, with everyone else likely to have owned the JT album at some point through to the hard-core that look forward to the release of the fan club gift which is 4 30 year old singles they've heard a billion time and already own in multiple other formats..

So the set list seems to me a reasonable response to that spectrum of fandom.

Making references about Coldplay for a song written in 1985 is even more bizarre than the original suggestion that u2 are making a mistake to play ASOH  ;D

I also know quite a few casual fans who would be disappointed to NOT hear those big hits/crowd pleasers, which was part of my point. These range all the way from fans who have listened to several of the albums and have the greatest hits CDs all the way through to people who only know 5-15 U2 songs really well. Imagine you're one of those people, you've looked at past setlists and saw that they played BD, Vertigo, Elevation, MW, or COBL pretty consistently at past shows. You happen to love those songs and so you're expecting to hear them at this concert along with an album you might only know half of (which is fine). Then you come to the show and you hear ASOH and MLK, but not those songs. I'm going to guess you'd be fairly annoyed.

Should U2 play ASOH, MLK and other b-side/lesser known hits? Of course. But NOT on this tour when the rest of the setlist is so limited by having an entire album played in its entirety. The rest of the setlist is precious and should be well-utilized, both to please the casual fans and to keep some energy in the show. This current setlist seems to lack that. These songs--plus several new songs--would be best saved for the continuation of I&E when they have more setlist space to play around with.

Heck, I wouldn't even mind if they played OOC in place of one of the hits because it at least is energetic.

Someone else brought Coldplay into this, not me.  ;) I was merely saying that I doubt Coldplay fans would mind a show with mostly slow songs since that's what a lot of Coldplay's discography seems to be.

Also not to be that guy, but the song was written before 1985. 

Bloody "typo"  ;)

I know the entire back catalogue pretty well if you were suggesting for some reason I only know 5 songs really well?? Anyway, none of this matters and who cares. The point is we agree to disagree surely.

This is  the JT tour, not a greatest hits tour.  The only way anyone should feel cheated is if they don't play jt in its entirety. Anything else could be considered a bonus.

A relatively small tour, an outlier to their usual tours, designed to look back and celebrate 1987.

It will be back to business as usual next year (possibly) with another greatest hits tour that also happens to plug a new album. Then the tide will turn and the mole digging in hole fans will be happy and the pre 00's fans not so impressed.

One thing I agree on is that something like OOC is needed.

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Post by: aviastar on May 07, 2017, 05:44:24 AM
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The nostalgia in this setlist is painful.

I get that it's a TJT#30 tour. But it doesn't have to be a "Nothing's happened since 1992" tour.

This is their first stadium tour in six years, and many people might have missed 360. Floating voters, who this tour is cynically designed for, need something other than a Look How Great We Used To Be tour.

Vertigo, MW, Elevation, COBL, even anything from SOI, would help in reminding people U2 didn't just used to be good, but still are.

Sure, I'm happy they're playing some songs that have been barely touched in 3 decades. But we aren't the majority of their audience. They've got more than enough hits to make this a Best Of tour, and not just a Cashgrab tour.

Maybe it is good that they play the early stuff to reintroduce newer fans to that era.  I was GA at one of the I+E shows, and it seemed like a lot of the audience skewed a bit older (I'm 37, been a fan since pre-TJT days).  Obviously not a scientific survey, but I would bet dollars to doughnuts that most of the fans have been onboard since TJT, which was their most successful album.  I think that they are on target to hone in on this era (and include some pre-TJT stuff and AB stuff as well).  They would be playing as advertised, as this is not a normal post-album release tour...it's a tour to support an album made 30 years ago and boost some sales of the reissues as well.


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Post by: Neil Young, man! on May 07, 2017, 05:56:00 AM
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Few observations from me (nothing earth shattering!!):

- Looks like a chronological show. 5 or 6 pre-Joshua tree songs then 11 Joshua tree songs then 5 or 6 post joshua tree songs (including new song/s).
- Still going to be a bit light for full impact of the streets light show at some gigs if it is song 6 or 7.
- Really hoping that MLK segues into Streets - should be a given really
MLK into Streets does sound like a given!
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Post by: Neil Young, man! on May 07, 2017, 06:02:32 AM
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The nostalgia in this setlist is painful.

I get that it's a TJT#30 tour. But it doesn't have to be a "Nothing's happened since 1992" tour.

This is their first stadium tour in six years, and many people might have missed 360. Floating voters, who this tour is cynically designed for, need something other than a Look How Great We Used To Be tour.

Vertigo, MW, Elevation, COBL, even anything from SOI, would help in reminding people U2 didn't just used to be good, but still are.

Sure, I'm happy they're playing some songs that have been barely touched in 3 decades. But we aren't the majority of their audience. They've got more than enough hits to make this a Best Of tour, and not just a Cashgrab tour.

Maybe it is good that they play the early stuff to reintroduce newer fans to that era.  I was GA at one of the I+E shows, and it seemed like a lot of the audience skewed a bit older (I'm 37, been a fan since pre-TJT days).  Obviously not a scientific survey, but I would bet dollars to doughnuts that most of the fans have been onboard since TJT, which was their most successful album.  I think that they are on target to hone in on this era (and include some pre-TJT stuff and AB stuff as well).  They would be playing as advertised, as this is not a normal post-album release tour...it's a tour to support an album made 30 years ago and boost some sales of the reissues as well.


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Still, it should be possible to include at least one song from each of the latest albums.

Separate thought is maybe they are already planning for the Achtung Baby 30 years anniversary, where for example Zooropa and Pop songs might fit better.
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Post by: Ultrafly on May 07, 2017, 06:14:22 AM
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The nostalgia in this setlist is painful.

I get that it's a TJT#30 tour. But it doesn't have to be a "Nothing's happened since 1992" tour.

This is their first stadium tour in six years, and many people might have missed 360. Floating voters, who this tour is cynically designed for, need something other than a Look How Great We Used To Be tour.

Vertigo, MW, Elevation, COBL, even anything from SOI, would help in reminding people U2 didn't just used to be good, but still are.

Sure, I'm happy they're playing some songs that have been barely touched in 3 decades. But we aren't the majority of their audience. They've got more than enough hits to make this a Best Of tour, and not just a Cashgrab tour.

Maybe it is good that they play the early stuff to reintroduce newer fans to that era.  I was GA at one of the I+E shows, and it seemed like a lot of the audience skewed a bit older (I'm 37, been a fan since pre-TJT days).  Obviously not a scientific survey, but I would bet dollars to doughnuts that most of the fans have been onboard since TJT, which was their most successful album.  I think that they are on target to hone in on this era (and include some pre-TJT stuff and AB stuff as well).  They would be playing as advertised, as this is not a normal post-album release tour...it's a tour to support an album made 30 years ago and boost some sales of the reissues as well.


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I'm fairly sure U2's marketing team have done a demographic report of fans and incomes i.e. 37-52 age range average with hardcore outliers, and whilst I came in just before TJT, I'm certainly not old enough *yet* to cling to nostalgia.
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Post by: boom boom on May 07, 2017, 06:30:19 AM
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Few observations from me (nothing earth shattering!!):

- Looks like a chronological show. 5 or 6 pre-Joshua tree songs then 11 Joshua tree songs then 5 or 6 post joshua tree songs (including new song/s).
- Still going to be a bit light for full impact of the streets light show at some gigs if it is song 6 or 7.
- Really hoping that MLK segues into Streets - should be a given really
MLK into Streets does sound like a given!
Bad into Streets would work well also, but it seems they haven't even rehearsed Bad yet, which is strange as it was vital to the original JT tour and one of those songs everyone talked about during the original tour.  It would seem it would be a given they would play it on this tour and it's not like it is not a known song even among the casual fans.  I think they even appreciate this song.
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Post by: U2_One on May 07, 2017, 07:23:52 AM
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The nostalgia in this setlist is painful.

I get that it's a TJT#30 tour. But it doesn't have to be a "Nothing's happened since 1992" tour.

This is their first stadium tour in six years, and many people might have missed 360. Floating voters, who this tour is cynically designed for, need something other than a Look How Great We Used To Be tour.

Vertigo, MW, Elevation, COBL, even anything from SOI, would help in reminding people U2 didn't just used to be good, but still are.

Sure, I'm happy they're playing some songs that have been barely touched in 3 decades. But we aren't the majority of their audience. They've got more than enough hits to make this a Best Of tour, and not just a Cashgrab tour.

I like the way the setlist seems to be shaping up, but I am a bit surprised by the relatively small amount of post AB material. Unlike i&e, there's an opener this time around so the setlist could very well be shorter. Still, Vertigo has yet to miss a show and it appears that they might be kicking around the idea of playing OL (video idea or not), so that could be two more "newer" songs. To be fair, they could also add more classics (something from Boy, Desire, MW). Either way, I'm hoping it's a case of them adding a few songs to the setlist and not taking away from anything that's currently looking to be on it via rehearsals.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 07, 2017, 08:50:33 AM
it still boggles my mind that people think the album won't be played fully, in album tracklist order. or are at the very least, surprised to see it's literally all songs in order.
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Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on May 07, 2017, 09:09:25 AM
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Anyone else think that while the set list is generally good it really looks like it needs I Will Follow/Out of Control to open the show?
We don't even know the setlist yet... we have a rough idea of some of the songs they want to play, but in accordance to past tours we don't even know if some of these songs will be played.
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Post by: Petejbridge on May 07, 2017, 09:22:44 AM
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The nostalgia in this setlist is painful.

I get that it's a TJT#30 tour. But it doesn't have to be a "Nothing's happened since 1992" tour.

This is their first stadium tour in six years, and many people might have missed 360. Floating voters, who this tour is cynically designed for, need something other than a Look How Great We Used To Be tour.

Vertigo, MW, Elevation, COBL, even anything from SOI, would help in reminding people U2 didn't just used to be good, but still are.

Sure, I'm happy they're playing some songs that have been barely touched in 3 decades. But we aren't the majority of their audience. They've got more than enough hits to make this a Best Of tour, and not just a Cashgrab tour.

Maybe it is good that they play the early stuff to reintroduce newer fans to that era.  I was GA at one of the I+E shows, and it seemed like a lot of the audience skewed a bit older (I'm 37, been a fan since pre-TJT days).  Obviously not a scientific survey, but I would bet dollars to doughnuts that most of the fans have been onboard since TJT, which was their most successful album.  I think that they are on target to hone in on this era (and include some pre-TJT stuff and AB stuff as well).  They would be playing as advertised, as this is not a normal post-album release tour...it's a tour to support an album made 30 years ago and boost some sales of the reissues as well.


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Still, it should be possible to include at least one song from each of the latest albums.

Separate thought is maybe they are already planning for the Achtung Baby 30 years anniversary, where for example Zooropa and Pop songs might fit better.

I'm excited to see TJT#30 but now you're talking! We can only hope
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Post by: Giga Razor on May 07, 2017, 09:25:13 AM
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The nostalgia in this setlist is painful.

I get that it's a TJT#30 tour. But it doesn't have to be a "Nothing's happened since 1992" tour.

This is their first stadium tour in six years, and many people might have missed 360. Floating voters, who this tour is cynically designed for, need something other than a Look How Great We Used To Be tour.

Vertigo, MW, Elevation, COBL, even anything from SOI, would help in reminding people U2 didn't just used to be good, but still are.

Sure, I'm happy they're playing some songs that have been barely touched in 3 decades. But we aren't the majority of their audience. They've got more than enough hits to make this a Best Of tour, and not just a Cashgrab tour.
Hello Hello anybody there they haven't played any shows yet on this tour so hold your horses  , it's a 2 month nostalgia trip so of course they will play the old classics ,does anyone wanna hear numb or cobl or any other mediocre tunes instead of the likes of Exit,One tree hill etc.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 07, 2017, 09:57:49 AM
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The nostalgia in this setlist is painful.

I get that it's a TJT#30 tour. But it doesn't have to be a "Nothing's happened since 1992" tour.

This is their first stadium tour in six years, and many people might have missed 360. Floating voters, who this tour is cynically designed for, need something other than a Look How Great We Used To Be tour.

Vertigo, MW, Elevation, COBL, even anything from SOI, would help in reminding people U2 didn't just used to be good, but still are.

Sure, I'm happy they're playing some songs that have been barely touched in 3 decades. But we aren't the majority of their audience. They've got more than enough hits to make this a Best Of tour, and not just a Cashgrab tour.

what youre saying seems a bit contradictory. If they did a best of tour, wouldnt that more of cashgrab? People who bought tickets are expecting to hear the album in its entirety regardless whether they know the whole thing or not. ASOH is just one rarity.. .
Not sure what youre saying regarding the 1992 thing, theyre rehearsing 2 AB songs, miss sarajevo, and BD, 3 of which are popular among the masses. I have NO DOUBT they WONT do vertigo. But i am very happy for them to drop elevation, COBL, and MW. Those need a break.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Nagrom76 on May 07, 2017, 10:12:08 AM
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The nostalgia in this setlist is painful.

I get that it's a TJT#30 tour. But it doesn't have to be a "Nothing's happened since 1992" tour.

This is their first stadium tour in six years, and many people might have missed 360. Floating voters, who this tour is cynically designed for, need something other than a Look How Great We Used To Be tour.

Vertigo, MW, Elevation, COBL, even anything from SOI, would help in reminding people U2 didn't just used to be good, but still are.

Sure, I'm happy they're playing some songs that have been barely touched in 3 decades. But we aren't the majority of their audience. They've got more than enough hits to make this a Best Of tour, and not just a Cashgrab tour.

Couldn't agree more!
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: ZEROpartII on May 07, 2017, 10:27:15 AM
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it still boggles my mind that people think the album won't be played fully, in album tracklist order. or are at the very least, surprised to see it's literally all songs in order.

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Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Petejbridge on May 07, 2017, 01:01:06 PM
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it still boggles my mind that people think the album won't be played fully, in album tracklist order. or are at the very least, surprised to see it's literally all songs in order.

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I've been reading thru these posts thinking the exact same thing.  I don't anticipate them cross-pollinating the JT set with other songs.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: il_capo on May 07, 2017, 01:31:04 PM
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it still boggles my mind that people think the album won't be played fully, in album tracklist order. or are at the very least, surprised to see it's literally all songs in order.

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I've been reading thru these posts thinking the exact same thing.  I don't anticipate them cross-pollinating the JT set with other songs.

This is what Edge said in Rolling Stone in January, and judging from the rehearsals they're doing the show as he envisaged then:

Are you going to play the album in sequence at the shows?
I believe we will, and I say "believe we will" because that is certainly the working assumption right now. The show might not necessarily start with Track One, Side One, "Where the Streets Have No Name," because we feel like maybe we need to build up to that moment, so we're still in the middle of figuring out exactly how the running order will go, so yes. We will be playing the album in sequence.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Ultrafly on May 07, 2017, 01:32:33 PM
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The nostalgia in this setlist is painful.

I get that it's a TJT#30 tour. But it doesn't have to be a "Nothing's happened since 1992" tour.

This is their first stadium tour in six years, and many people might have missed 360. Floating voters, who this tour is cynically designed for, need something other than a Look How Great We Used To Be tour.

Vertigo, MW, Elevation, COBL, even anything from SOI, would help in reminding people U2 didn't just used to be good, but still are.

Sure, I'm happy they're playing some songs that have been barely touched in 3 decades. But we aren't the majority of their audience. They've got more than enough hits to make this a Best Of tour, and not just a Cashgrab tour.
Hello Hello anybody there they haven't played any shows yet on this tour so hold your horses  , it's a 2 month nostalgia trip so of course they will play the old classics ,does anyone wanna hear numb or cobl or any other mediocre tunes instead of the likes of Exit,One tree hill etc.

Numb and COBL mediocre? Have you heard 'Wild Honey'?

Nothing contradictory in what I am saying by the way : either go whole hog and say 'it's JUST the old, stuff one last time!' or.. come out and PROVE it isn't nostalgia by playing more than one song from the second half of your work. U2 songs become classics *On* stage, not on record - everybody knows it - and when they dump new stuff after just one tour, the newer stuff *NEVER* becomes classic.

Er, did you read the Edge interview where he said it definitely wasn't a nostalgia tour? I know Bono thinks it's always on fire but this time, it might just be his pants.

Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: jrodr079 on May 07, 2017, 01:37:24 PM
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The nostalgia in this setlist is painful.

I get that it's a TJT#30 tour. But it doesn't have to be a "Nothing's happened since 1992" tour.

This is their first stadium tour in six years, and many people might have missed 360. Floating voters, who this tour is cynically designed for, need something other than a Look How Great We Used To Be tour.

Vertigo, MW, Elevation, COBL, even anything from SOI, would help in reminding people U2 didn't just used to be good, but still are.

Sure, I'm happy they're playing some songs that have been barely touched in 3 decades. But we aren't the majority of their audience. They've got more than enough hits to make this a Best Of tour, and not just a Cashgrab tour.

Couldn't agree more!

Damned if they, damned if they don't.

There is no pleasing you guys.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Ultrafly on May 07, 2017, 02:20:37 PM
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The nostalgia in this setlist is painful.

I get that it's a TJT#30 tour. But it doesn't have to be a "Nothing's happened since 1992" tour.

This is their first stadium tour in six years, and many people might have missed 360. Floating voters, who this tour is cynically designed for, need something other than a Look How Great We Used To Be tour.

Vertigo, MW, Elevation, COBL, even anything from SOI, would help in reminding people U2 didn't just used to be good, but still are.

Sure, I'm happy they're playing some songs that have been barely touched in 3 decades. But we aren't the majority of their audience. They've got more than enough hits to make this a Best Of tour, and not just a Cashgrab tour.

Couldn't agree more!

Damned if they, damned if they don't.

There is no pleasing you guys.

Yeah there is : stop pretending the band have done nothing in the past 17 years.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 07, 2017, 02:27:31 PM
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The nostalgia in this setlist is painful.

I get that it's a TJT#30 tour. But it doesn't have to be a "Nothing's happened since 1992" tour.

This is their first stadium tour in six years, and many people might have missed 360. Floating voters, who this tour is cynically designed for, need something other than a Look How Great We Used To Be tour.

Vertigo, MW, Elevation, COBL, even anything from SOI, would help in reminding people U2 didn't just used to be good, but still are.

Sure, I'm happy they're playing some songs that have been barely touched in 3 decades. But we aren't the majority of their audience. They've got more than enough hits to make this a Best Of tour, and not just a Cashgrab tour.

Couldn't agree more!

Damned if they, damned if they don't.

There is no pleasing you guys.

Yeah there is : stop pretending the band have done nothing in the past 17 years.

I dont understand what you want. Are you saying this should be a JT + best of 2000's show? The main focus of the show is the JT era. Everything else is just icing on top. The setlist is only so big. The songs you listed have been there on the last 4 tours...
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Ultrafly on May 07, 2017, 02:40:13 PM
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The nostalgia in this setlist is painful.

I get that it's a TJT#30 tour. But it doesn't have to be a "Nothing's happened since 1992" tour.

This is their first stadium tour in six years, and many people might have missed 360. Floating voters, who this tour is cynically designed for, need something other than a Look How Great We Used To Be tour.

Vertigo, MW, Elevation, COBL, even anything from SOI, would help in reminding people U2 didn't just used to be good, but still are.

Sure, I'm happy they're playing some songs that have been barely touched in 3 decades. But we aren't the majority of their audience. They've got more than enough hits to make this a Best Of tour, and not just a Cashgrab tour.

Couldn't agree more!

Damned if they, damned if they don't.

There is no pleasing you guys.

Yeah there is : stop pretending the band have done nothing in the past 17 years.

I dont understand what you want. Are you saying this should be a JT + best of 2000's show? The main focus of the show is the JT era. Everything else is just icing on top. The setlist is only so big. The songs you listed have been there on the last 4 tours...

I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you. MORE SONGS FROM THE LAST 20 YEARS. U2 are *still* great. Still writing great songs. Still doing good stuff. They need to own their work over the past 20 years by playing more of it live on stage.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: jrodr079 on May 07, 2017, 02:45:59 PM
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The nostalgia in this setlist is painful.

I get that it's a TJT#30 tour. But it doesn't have to be a "Nothing's happened since 1992" tour.

This is their first stadium tour in six years, and many people might have missed 360. Floating voters, who this tour is cynically designed for, need something other than a Look How Great We Used To Be tour.

Vertigo, MW, Elevation, COBL, even anything from SOI, would help in reminding people U2 didn't just used to be good, but still are.

Sure, I'm happy they're playing some songs that have been barely touched in 3 decades. But we aren't the majority of their audience. They've got more than enough hits to make this a Best Of tour, and not just a Cashgrab tour.

Couldn't agree more!

Damned if they, damned if they don't.

There is no pleasing you guys.

Yeah there is : stop pretending the band have done nothing in the past 17 years.

I dont understand what you want. Are you saying this should be a JT + best of 2000's show? The main focus of the show is the JT era. Everything else is just icing on top. The setlist is only so big. The songs you listed have been there on the last 4 tours...

I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you. MORE SONGS FROM THE LAST 20 YEARS. U2 are *still* great. Still writing great songs. Still doing good stuff. They need to own their work over the past 20 years by playing more of it live on stage.

What are you talking about?

The last two tours have been LOADED with songs from the past 20 years. Walk on every show in 360, COBL, Beautiful Day, and Elevation non stop for 360 and i+e. Vertigo every night since 2005.. Stuck in a moment A LOT... etc etc.

All these songs could use a rest and ITS OK.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: mariamontreal on May 07, 2017, 02:53:32 PM
Although I am unable to attend this tour  (it's killing me inside) I  was under the impression that this is a 30 year tour of the JT. Did I miss something?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Ultrafly on May 07, 2017, 02:57:11 PM
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The nostalgia in this setlist is painful.

I get that it's a TJT#30 tour. But it doesn't have to be a "Nothing's happened since 1992" tour.

This is their first stadium tour in six years, and many people might have missed 360. Floating voters, who this tour is cynically designed for, need something other than a Look How Great We Used To Be tour.

Vertigo, MW, Elevation, COBL, even anything from SOI, would help in reminding people U2 didn't just used to be good, but still are.

Sure, I'm happy they're playing some songs that have been barely touched in 3 decades. But we aren't the majority of their audience. They've got more than enough hits to make this a Best Of tour, and not just a Cashgrab tour.

Couldn't agree more!

Damned if they, damned if they don't.

There is no pleasing you guys.

Yeah there is : stop pretending the band have done nothing in the past 17 years.

I dont understand what you want. Are you saying this should be a JT + best of 2000's show? The main focus of the show is the JT era. Everything else is just icing on top. The setlist is only so big. The songs you listed have been there on the last 4 tours...

I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you. MORE SONGS FROM THE LAST 20 YEARS. U2 are *still* great. Still writing great songs. Still doing good stuff. They need to own their work over the past 20 years by playing more of it live on stage.

What are you talking about?

The last two tours have been LOADED with songs from the past 20 years. Walk on every show in 360, COBL, Beautiful Day, and Elevation non stop for 360 and i+e. Vertigo every night since 2005.. Stuck in a moment A LOT... etc etc.

All these songs could use a rest and ITS OK.

I'm talking about the facts.

- they've played "Discotheque" twice since 2001, and nothing else off Pop, at all
- they've not played most of ATYCLB since 2001 or HTDAAB since 2006
- they played one and a half songs from NLOTH on the I+E tour
- the current rehearsals indicate that they will play *one* song from the period 1993-2015

Is that not clear enough? You might think they need a rest. But what does need a rest? Setlists where 90% of it comes from 1979-92, and 10% of it from 93-17. There's still 11-12 free slots in the current setlist, and of those it looks like 10-11 of those are over 32 years old.

I know this is TJT#30, but it's not called "Just The Really Old Stuff Tour."
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: boom boom on May 07, 2017, 03:01:29 PM
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Although I am unable to attend this tour  (it's killing me inside) I  was under the impression that this is a 30 year tour of the JT. Did I miss something?
I think the debate is what they should play after the JT songs.  I'm on the side of given the usual suspects a rest (Vertigo, Elevation MW, COBL etc.) and not only for this tour but for the next one also, but have a feeling they will be back in full force once I&E continues after SOE comes out.
They are still playing SBS, NYD, PRIDE, One, BD, along with the JT which is the main feature should be more than enough to satisfy casual fans.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 07, 2017, 03:14:43 PM
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Although I am unable to attend this tour  (it's killing me inside) I  was under the impression that this is a 30 year tour of the JT. Did I miss something?
I think the debate is what they should play after the JT songs.  I'm on the side of given the usual suspects a rest (Vertigo, Elevation MW, COBL etc.) and not only for this tour but for the next one also, but have a feeling they will be back in full force once I&E continues after SOE comes out.
They are still playing SBS, NYD, PRIDE, One, BD, along with the JT which is the main feature should be more than enough to satisfy casual fans.

Its the wrong tour to complain about old stuff lol. I think the majority are really happy right now given the new song and ASOH
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Ultrafly on May 07, 2017, 03:45:19 PM
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Although I am unable to attend this tour  (it's killing me inside) I  was under the impression that this is a 30 year tour of the JT. Did I miss something?
I think the debate is what they should play after the JT songs.  I'm on the side of given the usual suspects a rest (Vertigo, Elevation MW, COBL etc.) and not only for this tour but for the next one also, but have a feeling they will be back in full force once I&E continues after SOE comes out.
They are still playing SBS, NYD, PRIDE, One, BD, along with the JT which is the main feature should be more than enough to satisfy casual fans.

Its the wrong tour to complain about old stuff lol. I think the majority are really happy right now given the new song and ASOH

Why? TJT#30 is not the same as "Just The Old Stuff." What would be interesting is for the band to play newer material as well, to draw a thematic line from the modern material - and who they are now - with what they were writing and playing then. Seeing boys turn to men, instead of just playing with childish toys and pretending to be 25 again.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: boom boom on May 07, 2017, 03:55:23 PM
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Although I am unable to attend this tour  (it's killing me inside) I  was under the impression that this is a 30 year tour of the JT. Did I miss something?
I think the debate is what they should play after the JT songs.  I'm on the side of given the usual suspects a rest (Vertigo, Elevation MW, COBL etc.) and not only for this tour but for the next one also, but have a feeling they will be back in full force once I&E continues after SOE comes out.
They are still playing SBS, NYD, PRIDE, One, BD, along with the JT which is the main feature should be more than enough to satisfy casual fans.

Its the wrong tour to complain about old stuff lol. I think the majority are really happy right now given the new song and ASOH
I wasn't complaining.  I said they are playing enough to satisfy the casual fans with enough staples, but glad to see they are giving songs like Vertigo,  Elevation, COBL a rest, at least the havn't  rehearsed them yet.  I already said before, that I wasn't expecting much in terms of deep cuts/rarities but was happy just to hear side 2 of JT and anything else was a bonus.  So having them rehearse ASOH is really exciting but not holding my breath that they will keep it in the set by the time they get to the shows I'm going to (pittsburgh and toronto).  Lucky enough to hear it in '85 and '87 anyway and hopefully once more.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 07, 2017, 04:36:33 PM
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Although I am unable to attend this tour  (it's killing me inside) I  was under the impression that this is a 30 year tour of the JT. Did I miss something?
I think the debate is what they should play after the JT songs.  I'm on the side of given the usual suspects a rest (Vertigo, Elevation MW, COBL etc.) and not only for this tour but for the next one also, but have a feeling they will be back in full force once I&E continues after SOE comes out.
They are still playing SBS, NYD, PRIDE, One, BD, along with the JT which is the main feature should be more than enough to satisfy casual fans.

Its the wrong tour to complain about old stuff lol. I think the majority are really happy right now given the new song and ASOH
I wasn't complaining.  I said they are playing enough to satisfy the casual fans with enough staples, but glad to see they are giving songs like Vertigo,  Elevation, COBL a rest, at least the havn't  rehearsed them yet.  I already said before, that I wasn't expecting much in terms of deep cuts/rarities but was happy just to hear side 2 of JT and anything else was a bonus.  So having them rehearse ASOH is really exciting but not holding my breath that they will keep it in the set by the time they get to the shows I'm going to (pittsburgh and toronto).  Lucky enough to hear it in '85 and '87 anyway and hopefully once more.

Not you, ultra fly I was referring to. I'm in agreement with you.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Ultrafly on May 07, 2017, 04:40:13 PM
Fab. See you at a gig! :)
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: aviastar on May 07, 2017, 04:52:05 PM
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I'm talking about the facts.

- they've played "Discotheque" twice since 2001, and nothing else off Pop, at all
- they've not played most of ATYCLB since 2001 or HTDAAB since 2006
- they played one and a half songs from NLOTH on the I+E tour
- the current rehearsals indicate that they will play *one* song from the period 1993-2015

Is that not clear enough? You might think they need a rest. But what does need a rest? Setlists where 90% of it comes from 1979-92, and 10% of it from 93-17. There's still 11-12 free slots in the current setlist, and of those it looks like 10-11 of those are over 32 years old.

I know this is TJT#30, but it's not called "Just The Really Old Stuff Tour."

* The band has all but disowned Pop at this point, I am not sure you will see much of that again.
* They have played the hits from ATYCLB and HTDAAB in the previous tours.
* The band pretty much disaowned NLOTH when it didn't sell to expectations, and they did that during the tour that was supporting that album (360 tour ended up featuring few NLOTH songs by the end).
* SOI was pretty much integral to the last tour.

They aren't really heavily centered on the back-catalog...it's not like they are dragging out a bunch of Boy and October stuff.  This tour is just focusing on the era that madeU2, and then a bit of the follow up with AB - which is the band's second most succesful thing they have ever done (after TJT).  Nothing else has really been neglected in previous four tours except their three least (commercially) popular albums (Pop, Zooropa, NLOTH).
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: mariamontreal on May 07, 2017, 04:53:30 PM
Considering there's an opening group,what time will U2 come on approx and how many songs do you think they will perform given the time on stage. The obvious are the JT songs which are 11 if not mistaken. Just wondering.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Ultrafly on May 07, 2017, 05:03:06 PM
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I'm talking about the facts.

- they've played "Discotheque" twice since 2001, and nothing else off Pop, at all
- they've not played most of ATYCLB since 2001 or HTDAAB since 2006
- they played one and a half songs from NLOTH on the I+E tour
- the current rehearsals indicate that they will play *one* song from the period 1993-2015

Is that not clear enough? You might think they need a rest. But what does need a rest? Setlists where 90% of it comes from 1979-92, and 10% of it from 93-17. There's still 11-12 free slots in the current setlist, and of those it looks like 10-11 of those are over 32 years old.

I know this is TJT#30, but it's not called "Just The Really Old Stuff Tour."

* The band has all but disowned Pop at this point, I am not sure you will see much of that again.
* They have played the hits from ATYCLB and HTDAAB in the previous tours.
* The band pretty much disaowned NLOTH when it didn't sell to expectations, and they did that during the tour that was supporting that album (360 tour ended up featuring few NLOTH songs by the end).
* SOI was pretty much integral to the last tour.

They aren't really heavily centered on the back-catalog...it's not like they are dragging out a bunch of Boy and October stuff.  This tour is just focusing on the era that madeU2, and then a bit of the follow up with AB - which is the band's second most succesful thing they have ever done (after TJT).  Nothing else has really been neglected in previous four tours except their three least (commercially) popular albums (Pop, Zooropa, NLOTH).

I find U2's lack of self-belief disappointing. They only play live what seemed to sell a LOT of records. And sometimes, it makes songs like Pride, BTBS, etc boring. Certainly BTBS on Vertigo felt like it was being played because it had to be not because they wanted it to be. U2 are awful are judging what they do is good, and instead seem to think Sales=Good. Which is definitely not the case.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: THRILLHO on May 07, 2017, 05:05:33 PM
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Considering there's an opening group,what time will U2 come on approx and how many songs do you think they will perform given the time on stage. The obvious are the JT songs which are 11 if not mistaken. Just wondering.

they'll go on stage at 9 and play till 11ish. this is standard practice for headlining bands.

also, yes they ignored most of NLOTH by the end of 360 but they also added in 3-5 new songs. That counts for A LOT, especially for u2. it's not like they're one of the bands that always plays new songs to test them out on the road, it was still a huge gamble to OPEN WITH A NEW SONG! Return of the Stingray Guitar. they deserve more credit is my point.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: mariamontreal on May 07, 2017, 05:44:07 PM
It is going to be fantastic all the great songs from JT and a lot more. I am dying inside not being able to attend. I can't wait to see the clips from opening night and afterwords.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: il_capo on May 07, 2017, 06:09:40 PM
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I'm talking about the facts.

- they've played "Discotheque" twice since 2001, and nothing else off Pop, at all
- they've not played most of ATYCLB since 2001 or HTDAAB since 2006
- they played one and a half songs from NLOTH on the I+E tour
- the current rehearsals indicate that they will play *one* song from the period 1993-2015

Is that not clear enough? You might think they need a rest. But what does need a rest? Setlists where 90% of it comes from 1979-92, and 10% of it from 93-17. There's still 11-12 free slots in the current setlist, and of those it looks like 10-11 of those are over 32 years old.

I know this is TJT#30, but it's not called "Just The Really Old Stuff Tour."

* The band has all but disowned Pop at this point, I am not sure you will see much of that again.
* They have played the hits from ATYCLB and HTDAAB in the previous tours.
* The band pretty much disaowned NLOTH when it didn't sell to expectations, and they did that during the tour that was supporting that album (360 tour ended up featuring few NLOTH songs by the end).
* SOI was pretty much integral to the last tour.

They aren't really heavily centered on the back-catalog...it's not like they are dragging out a bunch of Boy and October stuff.  This tour is just focusing on the era that madeU2, and then a bit of the follow up with AB - which is the band's second most succesful thing they have ever done (after TJT).  Nothing else has really been neglected in previous four tours except their three least (commercially) popular albums (Pop, Zooropa, NLOTH).

I find U2's lack of self-belief disappointing. They only play live what seemed to sell a LOT of records. And sometimes, it makes songs like Pride, BTBS, etc boring. Certainly BTBS on Vertigo felt like it was being played because it had to be not because they wanted it to be. U2 are awful are judging what they do is good, and instead seem to think Sales=Good. Which is definitely not the case.

They clearly have a great deal of self-belief to be still recording and going on stage after 40 years.  Whilst I might be similarly bored of certain songs it's probably because I go to a lot of their concerts - I expect a great deal of other people turning up might only see U2 once or twice in their lives, and most want to hear the songs they know, not some obscure track that will be known to only a fraction of the audience.  From my seat in the stadium I noticed a great deal of bewilderment on U2 360 when they played Ultraviolet, and then smiles and nods of recognition when WOWY was presented next.  They're not putting on concerts to please 5% of those attending, but to please 95-100% if they can achieve it.  I think most/all artists want to please the audience who have paid big bucks to go to their shows.  Is it not a common trait in life that most people prefer to please others rather than watch them get bored and lose interest?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Giga Razor on May 07, 2017, 06:12:24 PM
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I'm talking about the facts.

- they've played "Discotheque" twice since 2001, and nothing else off Pop, at all
- they've not played most of ATYCLB since 2001 or HTDAAB since 2006
- they played one and a half songs from NLOTH on the I+E tour
- the current rehearsals indicate that they will play *one* song from the period 1993-2015

Is that not clear enough? You might think they need a rest. But what does need a rest? Setlists where 90% of it comes from 1979-92, and 10% of it from 93-17. There's still 11-12 free slots in the current setlist, and of those it looks like 10-11 of those are over 32 years old.

I know this is TJT#30, but it's not called "Just The Really Old Stuff Tour."

* The band has all but disowned Pop at this point, I am not sure you will see much of that again.
* They have played the hits from ATYCLB and HTDAAB in the previous tours.
* The band pretty much disaowned NLOTH when it didn't sell to expectations, and they did that during the tour that was supporting that album (360 tour ended up featuring few NLOTH songs by the end).
* SOI was pretty much integral to the last tour.

They aren't really heavily centered on the back-catalog...it's not like they are dragging out a bunch of Boy and October stuff.  This tour is just focusing on the era that madeU2, and then a bit of the follow up with AB - which is the band's second most succesful thing they have ever done (after TJT).  Nothing else has really been neglected in previous four tours except their three least (commercially) popular albums (Pop, Zooropa, NLOTH).

I find U2's lack of self-belief disappointing. They only play live what seemed to sell a LOT of records. And sometimes, it makes songs like Pride, BTBS, etc boring. Certainly BTBS on Vertigo felt like it was being played because it had to be not because they wanted it to be. U2 are awful are judging what they do is good, and instead seem to think Sales=Good. Which is definitely not the case.
I don't see the point of your argument they haven't played a gig yet on this tour so it's all speculation,this is a small run of shows to celebrate the JT ,it will be business as usual when they resume I&E  tour next year,at this point in their careers the band knows what works live and what doesn't  POP and No line don't have a broad appeal to a stadium audience because if they did they would still be playing song's from them.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: trevgreg on May 07, 2017, 06:17:34 PM
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I find U2's lack of self-belief disappointing. They only play live what seemed to sell a LOT of records. And sometimes, it makes songs like Pride, BTBS, etc boring. Certainly BTBS on Vertigo felt like it was being played because it had to be not because they wanted it to be. U2 are awful are judging what they do is good, and instead seem to think Sales=Good. Which is definitely not the case.

The problem is what's considered "good" is usually in the eye of whoever you're asking. Re: sales, I don't think that's quite the case either. SOI wasn't a monster seller by any means, but they still managed to play 6-9 songs from it a night on the previous tour. Things like Your Blue Room, even if not frequently played, still get pulled out every so often. People seem to easily forget that stuff like BTBS, Pride, Elevation, NYD, Walk On and other songs got plenty of breaks during prior tours too. If it were just based on popularity or what sold more, that wouldn't be the case at all.

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They clearly have a great deal of self-belief to be still recording and going on stage after 40 years.  Whilst I might be similarly bored of certain songs it's probably because I go to a lot of their concerts - I expect a great deal of other people turning up might only see U2 once or twice in their lives, and most want to hear the songs they know, not some obscure track that will be known to only a fraction of the audience.  From my seat in the stadium I noticed a great deal of bewilderment on U2 360 when they played Ultraviolet, and then smiles and nods of recognition when WOWY was presented next.  They're not putting on concerts to please 5% of those attending, but to please 95-100% if they can achieve it.  I think most/all artists want to please the audience who have paid big bucks to go to their shows.  Is it not a common trait in life that most people prefer to please others rather than watch them get bored and lose interest?

I always put it this way... when we go and see other bands whose catalogs we don't own entirely own, can we honestly say that we'd prefer for them to play mostly songs that we don't know at all? Probably not. I'm sure a lot of us can make a mental note on what songs we might've liked hearing and then check something out later, but we're definitely not going to be singing along or doing anything else letting the band know that we like or know the song.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: ian ryan on May 07, 2017, 07:46:38 PM
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I'm talking about the facts.

- they've played "Discotheque" twice since 2001, and nothing else off Pop, at all
- they've not played most of ATYCLB since 2001 or HTDAAB since 2006
- they played one and a half songs from NLOTH on the I+E tour
- the current rehearsals indicate that they will play *one* song from the period 1993-2015

Is that not clear enough? You might think they need a rest. But what does need a rest? Setlists where 90% of it comes from 1979-92, and 10% of it from 93-17. There's still 11-12 free slots in the current setlist, and of those it looks like 10-11 of those are over 32 years old.

I know this is TJT#30, but it's not called "Just The Really Old Stuff Tour."

* The band has all but disowned Pop at this point, I am not sure you will see much of that again.
* They have played the hits from ATYCLB and HTDAAB in the previous tours.
* The band pretty much disaowned NLOTH when it didn't sell to expectations, and they did that during the tour that was supporting that album (360 tour ended up featuring few NLOTH songs by the end).
* SOI was pretty much integral to the last tour.

They aren't really heavily centered on the back-catalog...it's not like they are dragging out a bunch of Boy and October stuff.  This tour is just focusing on the era that madeU2, and then a bit of the follow up with AB - which is the band's second most succesful thing they have ever done (after TJT).  Nothing else has really been neglected in previous four tours except their three least (commercially) popular albums (Pop, Zooropa, NLOTH).

I find U2's lack of self-belief disappointing. They only play live what seemed to sell a LOT of records. And sometimes, it makes songs like Pride, BTBS, etc boring. Certainly BTBS on Vertigo felt like it was being played because it had to be not because they wanted it to be. U2 are awful are judging what they do is good, and instead seem to think Sales=Good. Which is definitely not the case.

U2 want to have energetic shows that appeal to as much of the audience as possible. They feed on the energy as much as they bring it. As much as I'd love a show of deep cuts, audiences of casual fans can't consume that in large doses.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: THRILLHO on May 07, 2017, 08:43:59 PM
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I always put it this way... when we go and see other bands whose catalogs we don't own entirely own, can we honestly say that we'd prefer for them to play mostly songs that we don't know at all? Probably not. I'm sure a lot of us can make a mental note on what songs we might've liked hearing and then check something out later, but we're definitely not going to be singing along or doing anything else letting the band know that we like or know the song.

here's the flip side of that coin. a band is so exhausted playing the same damn hit singles show after show that they phone it in and leave you wanting a better performance. i saw Soundgarden and the show was phoned it. It was a total bore. It left me wishing i'd seen them on a better night or a different tour. this is how i view the big songs casual u2 fans want, Pride, WOWY, ISHF. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. u2 is over these songs or just can't do them justice anymore.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: aviastar on May 07, 2017, 08:46:21 PM
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I always put it this way... when we go and see other bands whose catalogs we don't own entirely own, can we honestly say that we'd prefer for them to play mostly songs that we don't know at all? Probably not. I'm sure a lot of us can make a mental note on what songs we might've liked hearing and then check something out later, but we're definitely not going to be singing along or doing anything else letting the band know that we like or know the song.

here's the flip side of that coin. a band is so exhausted playing the same damn hit singles show after show that they phone it in and leave you wanting a better performance. i saw Soundgarden and the show was phoned it. It was a total bore. It left me wishing i'd seen them on a better night or a different tour. this is how i view the big songs casual u2 fans want, Pride, WOWY, ISHF. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. u2 is over these songs or just can't do them justice anymore.

I agree but I am hoping that since this is TJT focused tour they will breathe some life into WOWY and ISHF.


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Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: ian ryan on May 07, 2017, 09:09:34 PM
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I always put it this way... when we go and see other bands whose catalogs we don't own entirely own, can we honestly say that we'd prefer for them to play mostly songs that we don't know at all? Probably not. I'm sure a lot of us can make a mental note on what songs we might've liked hearing and then check something out later, but we're definitely not going to be singing along or doing anything else letting the band know that we like or know the song.

here's the flip side of that coin. a band is so exhausted playing the same damn hit singles show after show that they phone it in and leave you wanting a better performance. i saw Soundgarden and the show was phoned it. It was a total bore. It left me wishing i'd seen them on a better night or a different tour. this is how i view the big songs casual u2 fans want, Pride, WOWY, ISHF. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. u2 is over these songs or just can't do them justice anymore.

WOWY definitely, but Pride on I+E was the most energetic it has been since ZooTV. It had a charge that it hasn't had in decades.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 07, 2017, 09:10:18 PM
I guess this is his new hair tour look:

https://mobile.twitter.com/daniDpVox/status/861308422611972096

You can't tell in these picks but in others I saw on IG, it's long in the back, almost mullet like. You can kinda see in the ferry pick bono posted on u2s account Not sure how I feel about this.
Title: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: aviastar on May 07, 2017, 09:14:03 PM
Looks like he's had a few too many in a couple of these photos.  It looks like they are literally holding him up.  The glasses add a bit of a Weekend At Bernie's thing....


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Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: mrjones2014 on May 07, 2017, 09:26:54 PM
He needs to ditch the round sunglasses by Friday!
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: ian ryan on May 07, 2017, 09:44:26 PM
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I guess this is his new hair tour look:

https://mobile.twitter.com/daniDpVox/status/861308422611972096

You can't tell in these picks but in others I saw on IG, it's long in the back, almost mullet like. You can kinda see in the ferry pick bono posted on u2s account Not sure how I feel about this.

He really does look miserable in so many photos he takes these days...
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: trevgreg on May 07, 2017, 09:44:34 PM
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here's the flip side of that coin. a band is so exhausted playing the same damn hit singles show after show that they phone it in and leave you wanting a better performance. i saw Soundgarden and the show was phoned it. It was a total bore. It left me wishing i'd seen them on a better night or a different tour. this is how i view the big songs casual u2 fans want, Pride, WOWY, ISHF. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. u2 is over these songs or just can't do them justice anymore.

Perhaps, but I guess I rarely catch bands that literally play the same songs every single show on every single tour. Offhand, I can't even really think of one band that does that, honestly. Maybe you did just catch Soundgarden on a bad night? Maybe some people there enjoyed the show in comparison... who knows?

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WOWY definitely, but Pride on I+E was the most energetic it has been since ZooTV. It had a charge that it hasn't had in decades.

Yeah, WOWY might be one of the 3 or 4 songs that have been literally played at almost every show the past few tours. And even then, with a few hundred performances in that time period, some people are bound to be nitpicky or judge certain representations of it over that time.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: THRILLHO on May 07, 2017, 10:02:14 PM
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here's the flip side of that coin. a band is so exhausted playing the same damn hit singles show after show that they phone it in and leave you wanting a better performance. i saw Soundgarden and the show was phoned it. It was a total bore. It left me wishing i'd seen them on a better night or a different tour. this is how i view the big songs casual u2 fans want, Pride, WOWY, ISHF. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. u2 is over these songs or just can't do them justice anymore.

Perhaps, but I guess I rarely catch bands that literally play the same songs every single show on every single tour. Offhand, I can't even really think of one band that does that, honestly. Maybe you did just catch Soundgarden on a bad night? Maybe some people there enjoyed the show in comparison... who knows?

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WOWY definitely, but Pride on I+E was the most energetic it has been since ZooTV. It had a charge that it hasn't had in decades.

Yeah, WOWY might be one of the 3 or 4 songs that have been literally played at almost every show the past few tours. And even then, with a few hundred performances in that time period, some people are bound to be nitpicky or judge certain representations of it over that time.

do you see alot of concerts? it's pretty rare a band deviates from the standard setlist of a tour. i mean you've got your Pearl Jams and Springsteens but most all stick to the script.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Kmama07 on May 07, 2017, 10:25:30 PM
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Looks like he's had a few too many in a couple of these photos.  It looks like they are literally holding him up.  The glasses add a bit of a Weekend At Bernie's thing....


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Or a bit of "bloated Geddy Lee"
(Says the girl who is also getting older, bloated and has bad hair...so don't jump all over me for talking Bono smack 😘)
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: OnlyU2 on May 07, 2017, 10:32:05 PM
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What is it? . They're really spread out on the tree. Drums and piano on opposite ends. Off ladder on the tree, maybe bono will climb up and first appear there are they'll do joey Ramone
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Post by: tigerfan41 on May 07, 2017, 11:14:37 PM
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Looks like he's had a few too many in a couple of these photos.  It looks like they are literally holding him up.  The glasses add a bit of a Weekend At Bernie's thing....


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Maybe he had a bit too much red wine?

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That's the red zone area, isn't it? It looks massive. Does anyone know how many red zone tickets they sell? I was under the impression that it wasn't very many, but this picture makes it look like a significant number.
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Looks like he's had a few too many in a couple of these photos.  It looks like they are literally holding him up.  The glasses add a bit of a Weekend At Bernie's thing....


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That's the red zone area, isn't it? It looks massive. Does anyone know how many red zone tickets they sell? I was under the impression that it wasn't very many, but this picture makes it look like a significant number.

Actually I was thinking the opposite, looks smaller to me. Probably 200 people would be my guess. The space behind it makes the RZ seem kinda small to me. I guess entrance would be through the black spaces and the green are exits. RZ is always spacious
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: trevgreg on May 08, 2017, 05:29:49 AM
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do you see alot of concerts? it's pretty rare a band deviates from the standard setlist of a tour. i mean you've got your Pearl Jams and Springsteens but most all stick to the script.

Sorry about that... worded that a bit weird, now that I look at it. I didn't mean on one tour alone. I meant the same list of songs tour after tour after tour over a period of many years.
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Post by: boom boom on May 08, 2017, 05:56:26 AM
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do you see alot of concerts? it's pretty rare a band deviates from the standard setlist of a tour. i mean you've got your Pearl Jams and Springsteens but most all stick to the script.

Sorry about that... worded that a bit weird, now that I look at it. I didn't mean on one tour alone. I meant the same list of songs tour after tour after tour over a period of many years.
That is my main beef also.  I don't care that they have a static/rigid setlist on any given tour but at least make it different from the previous tour.  But they just stick to the formula of new songs and the usual staples/hits and 1or 2 rarities if your lucky.
this tour we are getting quite a few rarities because they are playing the album in full in which they have not played one whole side for the most part of 30 years. 
I suspect that for the next tour they will unfortunately go back to the norm, so enjoy this tour while it lasts because you will never hear these songs again (side 2 JT).
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Post by: Peterrrrr on May 08, 2017, 01:37:03 PM
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I always put it this way... when we go and see other bands whose catalogs we don't own entirely own, can we honestly say that we'd prefer for them to play mostly songs that we don't know at all? Probably not. I'm sure a lot of us can make a mental note on what songs we might've liked hearing and then check something out later, but we're definitely not going to be singing along or doing anything else letting the band know that we like or know the song.

here's the flip side of that coin. a band is so exhausted playing the same damn hit singles show after show that they phone it in and leave you wanting a better performance. i saw Soundgarden and the show was phoned it. It was a total bore. It left me wishing i'd seen them on a better night or a different tour. this is how i view the big songs casual u2 fans want, Pride, WOWY, ISHF. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. u2 is over these songs or just can't do them justice anymore.

WOWY definitely, but Pride on I+E was the most energetic it has been since ZooTV. It had a charge that it hasn't had in decades.

I would say that WOWY on IE was fantastic, havent been that good since ZooTV:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co-uqe66dMY

This is defintly the bes version of streets since LT tour, if it will sound like this on the new tour it would be great. Listen from 6:10 and onwards:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rSo5tXvtBs&feature=youtu.be&t=6m10s

Just like you wrote, Pride was amazing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_-gDKaNLds


Check out the soundboard version of ISHFWILF on iHeart, the poor quality on the youtube videos dosnt give justice to Bonos voice. He sings it very well. 






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Post by: jrodr079 on May 08, 2017, 01:57:43 PM
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I always put it this way... when we go and see other bands whose catalogs we don't own entirely own, can we honestly say that we'd prefer for them to play mostly songs that we don't know at all? Probably not. I'm sure a lot of us can make a mental note on what songs we might've liked hearing and then check something out later, but we're definitely not going to be singing along or doing anything else letting the band know that we like or know the song.

here's the flip side of that coin. a band is so exhausted playing the same damn hit singles show after show that they phone it in and leave you wanting a better performance. i saw Soundgarden and the show was phoned it. It was a total bore. It left me wishing i'd seen them on a better night or a different tour. this is how i view the big songs casual u2 fans want, Pride, WOWY, ISHF. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. u2 is over these songs or just can't do them justice anymore.

WOWY definitely, but Pride on I+E was the most energetic it has been since ZooTV. It had a charge that it hasn't had in decades.

I would say that WOWY on IE was fantastic, havent been that good since ZooTV:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co-uqe66dMY

This is defintly the bes version of streets since LT tour, if it will sound like this on the new tour it would be great. Listen from 6:10 and onwards:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rSo5tXvtBs&feature=youtu.be&t=6m10s

Just like you wrote, Pride was amazing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_-gDKaNLds


Check out the soundboard version of ISHFWILF on iHeart, the poor quality on the youtube videos dosnt give justice to Bonos voice. He sings it very well.

AMEN. Still can't believe how powerful Pride and WOWY were at I+E.

Insane.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: DisgruntledSherpa on May 08, 2017, 02:07:54 PM
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I guess this is his new hair tour look:

https://mobile.twitter.com/daniDpVox/status/861308422611972096

You can't tell in these picks but in others I saw on IG, it's long in the back, almost mullet like. You can kinda see in the ferry pick bono posted on u2s account Not sure how I feel about this.

He looks hammered.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: JFW on May 08, 2017, 02:15:20 PM
Is there any movement around the Vancouver stadium yet?  :)
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Post by: mariamontreal on May 08, 2017, 04:01:06 PM
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I guess this is his new hair tour look:

https://mobile.twitter.com/daniDpVox/status/861308422611972096

You can't tell in these picks but in others I saw on IG, it's long in the back, almost mullet like. You can kinda see in the ferry pick bono posted on u2s account Not sure how I feel about this.

He looks hammered.
He looks really tired not a fan of the look
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: eddyjedi on May 08, 2017, 04:08:25 PM
He doesn't look fighting fit. No boxing training this year?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: georgemccauley on May 08, 2017, 04:13:00 PM
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Is there any movement around the Vancouver stadium yet?  :)

According the atu2 handle on twitter, Edge has just arrived, rest of the band are expected very soon. Expecting a full day of rehearsals, cue the excitement again :)
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Post by: JFW on May 08, 2017, 04:19:31 PM
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Is there any movement around the Vancouver stadium yet?  :)

According the atu2 handle on twitter, Edge has just arrived, rest of the band are expected very soon. Expecting a full day of rehearsals, cue the excitement again :)
Thanks! Hope they're going expend their setlist. It's a bit small I think (If they only will play those songs they've rehearsed).
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Post by: georgemccauley on May 08, 2017, 04:33:44 PM
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Is there any movement around the Vancouver stadium yet?  :)

According the atu2 handle on twitter, Edge has just arrived, rest of the band are expected very soon. Expecting a full day of rehearsals, cue the excitement again :)
Thanks! Hope they're going expend their setlist. It's a bit small I think (If they only will play those songs they've rehearsed).

Absolutely, 21 songs sounds a little short for a stadium show. Great shout from the various folk in the thread who suggested tracks such as I Will Follow, Vertigo etc are being rehearsed separately and still will feature in the set list
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Post by: JFW on May 08, 2017, 04:37:59 PM
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Is there any movement around the Vancouver stadium yet?  :)

According the atu2 handle on twitter, Edge has just arrived, rest of the band are expected very soon. Expecting a full day of rehearsals, cue the excitement again :)
Thanks! Hope they're going expend their setlist. It's a bit small I think (If they only will play those songs they've rehearsed).

Absolutely, 21 songs sounds a little short for a stadium show. Great shout from the various folk in the thread who suggested tracks such as I Will Follow, Vertigo etc are being rehearsed separately and still will feature in the set list
Yeah, I've read that. But why rehearsing Streets, I Still Haven't Found, WOWY, Bullet and One?
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Post by: georgemccauley on May 08, 2017, 04:38:43 PM
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Is there any movement around the Vancouver stadium yet?  :)

According the atu2 handle on twitter, Edge has just arrived, rest of the band are expected very soon. Expecting a full day of rehearsals, cue the excitement again :)
Thanks! Hope they're going expend their setlist. It's a bit small I think (If they only will play those songs they've rehearsed).

Absolutely, 21 songs sounds a little short for a stadium show. Great shout from the various folk in the thread who suggested tracks such as I Will Follow, Vertigo etc are being rehearsed separately and still will feature in the set list
Yeah, I've read that. But why rehearsing Streets, I Still Haven't Found, WOWY, Bullet and One?

I'd say they are going over JT songs to perfect it and get it sounding perfect, including the transitions


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Post by: Kmama07 on May 08, 2017, 05:47:53 PM
Keep us posted! I'm not a Twitter person so have been getting my rehearsal info here.
And once again, THANKS to all posting rehearsal audio,etc!
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Post by: ian ryan on May 08, 2017, 06:37:18 PM
Pride snippet
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Post by: ian ryan on May 08, 2017, 06:37:37 PM
Streets snippet x2
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Post by: ian ryan on May 08, 2017, 06:46:09 PM
Ultraviolet
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Post by: Stateless on May 08, 2017, 07:03:31 PM
It is going to be weird hearing Bullet the Blue Sky in front of Running to Stand Still...Granted it is that way on the album, live, especially during Zoo TV RTSS would be played before BTBS.   I guess I watched the Sydney Zoo TV show a bit too much...but to me the transition from RTSS to BTBS was always great to me.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 08, 2017, 07:10:06 PM
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It is going to be weird hearing Bullet the Blue Sky in front of Running to Stand Still...Granted it is that way on the album, live, especially during Zoo TV RTSS would be played before BTBS.   I guess I watched the Sydney Zoo TV show a bit too much...but to me the transition from RTSS to BTBS was always great to me.

RTSS segued into Streets.
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Post by: Stateless on May 08, 2017, 07:23:51 PM
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It is going to be weird hearing Bullet the Blue Sky in front of Running to Stand Still...Granted it is that way on the album, live, especially during Zoo TV RTSS would be played before BTBS.   I guess I watched the Sydney Zoo TV show a bit too much...but to me the transition from RTSS to BTBS was always great to me.

RTSS segued into Streets.

Did it?  It has been a while, for some reason I though in the Sydney Zoo TV show RTSS segued into BTBS....oh well...been having a off day.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 08, 2017, 07:49:26 PM
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It is going to be weird hearing Bullet the Blue Sky in front of Running to Stand Still...Granted it is that way on the album, live, especially during Zoo TV RTSS would be played before BTBS.   I guess I watched the Sydney Zoo TV show a bit too much...but to me the transition from RTSS to BTBS was always great to me.

RTSS segued into Streets.

Did it?  It has been a while, for some reason I though in the Sydney Zoo TV show RTSS segued into BTBS....oh well...been having a off day.

it was BTBS>RTSS>Streets. the keys faded in during the outro of RTSS with the Hallelujah's.
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Post by: monopoly on May 08, 2017, 08:14:50 PM
Someone on interference claims they heard intro music lead into SBS.
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Post by: Spacejunk69 on May 08, 2017, 10:20:08 PM
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It is going to be weird hearing Bullet the Blue Sky in front of Running to Stand Still...Granted it is that way on the album, live, especially during Zoo TV RTSS would be played before BTBS.   I guess I watched the Sydney Zoo TV show a bit too much...but to me the transition from RTSS to BTBS was always great to me.

No it wasn't. BBS was played before RTSS on Zoo TV
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It is going to be weird hearing Bullet the Blue Sky in front of Running to Stand Still...Granted it is that way on the album, live, especially during Zoo TV RTSS would be played before BTBS.   I guess I watched the Sydney Zoo TV show a bit too much...but to me the transition from RTSS to BTBS was always great to me.

No it wasn't. BBS was played before RTSS on Zoo TV

he's already been corrected and admitted he was mistaken.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 08, 2017, 10:35:27 PM
im curious if they'll leave the stage and come out to the red screens for the JT segment.
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Post by: Spacejunk69 on May 09, 2017, 01:23:36 AM
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It is going to be weird hearing Bullet the Blue Sky in front of Running to Stand Still...Granted it is that way on the album, live, especially during Zoo TV RTSS would be played before BTBS.   I guess I watched the Sydney Zoo TV show a bit too much...but to me the transition from RTSS to BTBS was always great to me.

No it wasn't. BBS was played before RTSS on Zoo TV

he's already been corrected and admitted he was mistaken.

Wow. Point taken. That certainly put me in my place.
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Post by: monopoly on May 09, 2017, 01:42:24 AM
Anyone see the golf car video u2 posted yet? Can't tell if bonos wearing new glasses or not. Edge has diamonds on his jeans again, looks like he might be wearing converse. Bonos hair is definitely longer in the back.
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Post by: thijst on May 09, 2017, 01:47:55 AM
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Is there any movement around the Vancouver stadium yet?  :)

According the atu2 handle on twitter, Edge has just arrived, rest of the band are expected very soon. Expecting a full day of rehearsals, cue the excitement again :)
Thanks! Hope they're going expend their setlist. It's a bit small I think (If they only will play those songs they've rehearsed).
Let's not forget that Ordinary Love seems to be worked on as well, at least by the kind folks over at U2.com .
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Post by: paddyattitude on May 09, 2017, 02:49:41 AM
so, only 20 songs in the set? very short show to me.
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Post by: JFW on May 09, 2017, 03:06:08 AM
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Is there any movement around the Vancouver stadium yet?  :)

According the atu2 handle on twitter, Edge has just arrived, rest of the band are expected very soon. Expecting a full day of rehearsals, cue the excitement again :)
Thanks! Hope they're going expend their setlist. It's a bit small I think (If they only will play those songs they've rehearsed).
Let's not forget that Ordinary Love seems to be worked on as well, at least by the kind folks over at U2.com .
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so, only 20 songs in the set? very short show to me.
I guess we'll know soon enough
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Post by: boom boom on May 09, 2017, 03:25:24 AM
Maybe 21 songs if they sing the new song, but still a short show and MLK is barely a minute song, shorter than the I&E shows which got 24 songs opening night.
SBS seems a strange opener?
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Post by: dtc on May 09, 2017, 03:30:25 AM
21 songs? They are having a laugh aren't they? Disappointing given the ticket prices.

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Post by: boom boom on May 09, 2017, 05:16:53 AM
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21 songs? They are having a laugh aren't they? Disappointing given the ticket prices.

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Agree, I hate to make the Springsteen comparison, but the River show I saw here in Toronto, I think the top ticket price was just under 200 dollars.
The River alone took 2 hours to play and then he went on to play another hour and a half for a 3 and a half hour show.
This is not a complaint about the setlist but just length of time played for the cost of tickets.
Now, I not expecting U2 to play a 3 and a half hour show (but one can dream) not even a 3 hour show but at least come in somewhere near 2 and a half hours for the prices being charged.
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Post by: Kmama07 on May 09, 2017, 05:18:45 AM
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21 songs? They are having a laugh aren't they? Disappointing given the ticket prices.

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Agree, I hate to make the Springsteen comparison, but the River show I saw here in Toronto, I think the top ticket price was just under 200 dollars.
The River alone took 2 hours to play and then he went on to play another hour and a half for a 3 and a half hour show.
This is not a complaint about the setlist but just length of time played for the cost of tickets.
Now, I not expecting U2 to play a 3 and a half hour show (but one can dream) not even a 3 hour show but at least come in somewhere near 2 and a half hours for the prices being charged.
Especially since it is a limited tour. Hopefully they surprised us.
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Post by: boom boom on May 09, 2017, 05:22:50 AM
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21 songs? They are having a laugh aren't they? Disappointing given the ticket prices.

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Agree, I hate to make the Springsteen comparison, but the River show I saw here in Toronto, I think the top ticket price was just under 200 dollars.
The River alone took 2 hours to play and then he went on to play another hour and a half for a 3 and a half hour show.
This is not a complaint about the setlist but just length of time played for the cost of tickets.
Now, I not expecting U2 to play a 3 and a half hour show (but one can dream) not even a 3 hour show but at least come in somewhere near 2 and a half hours for the prices being charged.
Especially since it is a limited tour. Hopefully they surprised us.
Agree, with a limited and short tour, you think they could push themselves a little to play a longer show but I don't think it will happen.  As it is so far, it will barely make 2 hours.
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Post by: bass slap on May 09, 2017, 05:38:38 AM
They have the excuse of a decent support act this time. Well, they do in Europe at least.
SBS as an opener doesn't seem obvious but the opening line sets the scene to the dismay of the political landscape and maybe they're going down that route?

What would be the best logical opener?
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Post by: dtc on May 09, 2017, 05:42:51 AM
Mind you, the first time I saw them (Elland Road, Leeds in 1987) they also only played 21 songs. The longest I saw them play was in Amsterdam in 2005 (25 songs, 142 mins) and I have to say I was getting a bit antsy by the end. Some people are never happy eh! I have seen Springsteen and it didn't feel overlong.

But 21, after 30 years since the first JT tour, doesn't feel like a lot. 23 sounds better.
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Post by: boom boom on May 09, 2017, 05:49:08 AM
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They have the excuse of a decent support act this time. Well, they do in Europe at least.
SBS as an opener doesn't seem obvious but the opening line sets the scene to the dismay of the political landscape and maybe they're going down that route?

What would be the best logical opener?
Having a support act is no excuse for a short show.  They can still have a 2 and a half hour show and still have a support act.  For me, I pay to see U2 and that is what I base the value on and not if they have a support act also unless the concert is advertised as a double bill then you are paying to see 2 artists.
For the opener, I was thinking more early U2, maybe Out Of Control, Electric Co, or Gloria.
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Post by: bass slap on May 09, 2017, 05:50:36 AM
If they're running songs in chronological order and starting with SBS it doesn't bode well for us post punk era fans.. But hardly the end of the world. The post punk era got some good like light on there more recent tours vertigo and i&e do maybe it's time to shelf that era in favour of the more anthemic u2 which is probably more in keep with JT.
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Post by: bass slap on May 09, 2017, 05:51:21 AM
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They have the excuse of a decent support act this time. Well, they do in Europe at least.
SBS as an opener doesn't seem obvious but the opening line sets the scene to the dismay of the political landscape and maybe they're going down that route?

What would be the best logical opener?
Having a support act is no excuse for a short show.  They can still have a 2 and a half hour show and still have a support act.  For me, I pay to see U2 and that is what I base the value on and not if they have a support act also unless the concert is advertised as a double bill then you are paying to see 2 artists.
For the opener, I was thinking more early U2, maybe Out Of Control, Electric Co, or Gloria.
I agree.
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Post by: achtungx on May 09, 2017, 06:07:57 AM
I really dislike that they are rehearsing Achtung Baby to Present songs for this tour.

Honestly, give Beautiful Day, One and Miss Sarajevo a rest.

You have a strong catalog of hits, fan favorites, and album tracks. Maybe throw in some Rattle and Hum stuff since it's of the era.  Perfect chance to dust off the earlier work.

This is coming from somebody who prefers the AB era.
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Post by: dtc on May 09, 2017, 06:31:24 AM
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I really dislike that they are rehearsing Achtung Baby to Present songs for this tour.

Honestly, give Beautiful Day, One and Miss Sarajevo a rest.

You have a strong catalog of hits, fan favorites, and album tracks. Maybe throw in some Rattle and Hum stuff since it's of the era.  Perfect chance to dust off the earlier work.

This is coming from somebody who prefers the AB era.

Agree. It would be great if we could party like it's 1988. God knows they have the songs to do it. The 16 or so they have now plus 6 or 7 eighties songs. Perfect!
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Post by: trevgreg on May 09, 2017, 07:14:00 AM
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21 songs? They are having a laugh aren't they? Disappointing given the ticket prices.

I've seen acts play 16-18 song sets in an hour, 40 minutes for more money. So 21 songs in 2+ hours wouldn't be too bad by me, personally.
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Post by: Kmama07 on May 09, 2017, 08:05:39 AM
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They have the excuse of a decent support act this time. Well, they do in Europe at least.
SBS as an opener doesn't seem obvious but the opening line sets the scene to the dismay of the political landscape and maybe they're going down that route?

What would be the best logical opener?
Having a support act is no excuse for a short show.  They can still have a 2 and a half hour show and still have a support act.  For me, I pay to see U2 and that is what I base the value on and not if they have a support act also unless the concert is advertised as a double bill then you are paying to see 2 artists.
For the opener, I was thinking more early U2, maybe Out Of Control, Electric Co, or Gloria.
Agreed. I won't even be in my seat for the opener.
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Post by: bass slap on May 09, 2017, 08:08:36 AM
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They have the excuse of a decent support act this time. Well, they do in Europe at least.
SBS as an opener doesn't seem obvious but the opening line sets the scene to the dismay of the political landscape and maybe they're going down that route?

What would be the best logical opener?
Having a support act is no excuse for a short show.  They can still have a 2 and a half hour show and still have a support act.  For me, I pay to see U2 and that is what I base the value on and not if they have a support act also unless the concert is advertised as a double bill then you are paying to see 2 artists.
For the opener, I was thinking more early U2, maybe Out Of Control, Electric Co, or Gloria.
Agreed. I won't even be in my seat for the opener.

It's pot luck as to whether you like the support and see your point of view. I'm lucky in that I like Noel and think the price tag is ok value for money considering. Obviously the more u2 play the better.
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Post by: U2_One on May 09, 2017, 08:58:40 AM
There could be a 21 song setlist to start and it may be the exact 21 song setlist it appears to be. Surprising to me would be if they've only rehearsed that many songs though.
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Post by: jgrooms on May 09, 2017, 09:05:28 AM
SBS would be an awful show opener.  That is not where that song fits in a set list.
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Post by: bass slap on May 09, 2017, 09:11:12 AM
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SBS would be an awful show opener.  That is not where that song fits in a set list.

I'm not sure I that either. Out of control would be better... it has an intro that could be extended to suit bono entering the stage with his rock star dramatics and fitting as its recognized by the band as their first single.


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Post by: u2beez on May 09, 2017, 09:21:57 AM
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21 songs? They are having a laugh aren't they? Disappointing given the ticket prices.

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Agree, I hate to make the Springsteen comparison, but the River show I saw here in Toronto, I think the top ticket price was just under 200 dollars.
The River alone took 2 hours to play and then he went on to play another hour and a half for a 3 and a half hour show.
This is not a complaint about the setlist but just length of time played for the cost of tickets.
Now, I not expecting U2 to play a 3 and a half hour show (but one can dream) not even a 3 hour show but at least come in somewhere near 2 and a half hours for the prices being charged.

It was not 3 and a half hours in Toronto. According to the Official Release it was 3 hours 14 minutes and 3 seconds.
But what's 16 minutes between friends.

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Post by: Swan269 on May 09, 2017, 09:51:17 AM
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SBS would be an awful show opener.  That is not where that song fits in a set list.

I'm not sure I that either. Out of control would be better... it has an intro that could be extended to suit bono entering the stage with his rock star dramatics and fitting as its recognized by the band as their first single.




I am sure that there are some songs still being considered.   Sunday Bloody Sunday seems like such a hard cut to start the show with. (although we dont know the visuals or beginning vibe at all) Does anyone think its more about the visuals at this point?  Maybe the Boy/October earlier cuts don't have any visual flash.  IMO I think Electric Co would be a great opener.  We have only heard 20 known songs so far, if we allow the more regular new one its 21.  I don't count MLK as a full song in a way, feels more like an interlude and a half song.  Like "into the heart" coming off of "an cat dubh"  the next couple days will reveal more.
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Post by: dtc on May 09, 2017, 10:34:21 AM
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21 songs? They are having a laugh aren't they? Disappointing given the ticket prices.

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Agree, I hate to make the Springsteen comparison, but the River show I saw here in Toronto, I think the top ticket price was just under 200 dollars.
The River alone took 2 hours to play and then he went on to play another hour and a half for a 3 and a half hour show.
This is not a complaint about the setlist but just length of time played for the cost of tickets.
Now, I not expecting U2 to play a 3 and a half hour show (but one can dream) not even a 3 hour show but at least come in somewhere near 2 and a half hours for the prices being charged.

It was not 3 and a half hours in Toronto. According to the Official Release it was 3 hours 14 minutes and 3 seconds.
But what's 16 minutes between friends.

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That's a marathon, either length. He did 2h 45 or so when I saw him. That's enough lol.

23 sons / 2h plus is what I would expect from U2. Just my opinion.

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Post by: ahittle on May 09, 2017, 10:51:06 AM
IWF or OOC or even Gloria would work fine as the opening spot. Even though they could play them in their sleep, it's still weird not to have heard them in the rehearsals.  Maybe Sunday Bloody Sunday, etc. have more visual elements that need to be rehearsed.

Also - given the b-stage, there is potential for an acoustic set, right?  But haven't all the JT songs been heard full-band electric?  Maybe the opening slot and an acoustic set are the wild cards of the night...
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Post by: the_chief on May 09, 2017, 11:20:04 AM
Don't care, just want Electric Co. played
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Post by: mcpaulson22 on May 09, 2017, 11:45:26 AM
Per Craig Evans, the actual set list is longer than what they have been rehearsing last few days. Also, U2 is working on future South American tour dates. This was recently posted on @U2's twitter account.
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Post by: tigerfan41 on May 09, 2017, 12:04:46 PM
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Per Craig Evans, the actual set list is longer than what they have been rehearsing last few days. Also, U2 is working on future South American tour dates. This was recently posted on @U2's twitter account.

South American tour dates for I&E, right? I can't see them continuing the JT tour when they've got a new album to put out this year. Seems more likely that they'd kick off the next leg of I&E in December or January in South America before playing the US/Europe next year (since there are many cities not getting JT and who also didn't get I&E the first time around).

Also, I should hope the setlist is longer. I would expect 24 songs, minimum.
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Post by: Ultrafly on May 09, 2017, 12:06:19 PM
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Per Craig Evans, the actual set list is longer than what they have been rehearsing last few days. Also, U2 is working on future South American tour dates. This was recently posted on @U2's twitter account.

Anyone in Sao Paulo doing anything 22nd October? or has this already been debunked?
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Post by: boom boom on May 09, 2017, 12:48:22 PM
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21 songs? They are having a laugh aren't they? Disappointing given the ticket prices.

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Agree, I hate to make the Springsteen comparison, but the River show I saw here in Toronto, I think the top ticket price was just under 200 dollars.
The River alone took 2 hours to play and then he went on to play another hour and a half for a 3 and a half hour show.
This is not a complaint about the setlist but just length of time played for the cost of tickets.
Now, I not expecting U2 to play a 3 and a half hour show (but one can dream) not even a 3 hour show but at least come in somewhere near 2 and a half hours for the prices being charged.

It was not 3 and a half hours in Toronto. According to the Official Release it was 3 hours 14 minutes and 3 seconds.
But what's 16 minutes between friends.

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That's a marathon, either length. He did 2h 45 or so when I saw him. That's enough lol.

23 sons / 2h plus is what I would expect from U2. Just my opinion.

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Even if you take the show you saw and 2h 45m that is still better value in terms of ticket price and time played.
I at least hope U2 play at least 24-25 songs to at least somewhat feel you got your moneys  worth.
Any chance U2 will play this long- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r42oGK-8lDY
:) Now that's a marathon!!
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21 songs? They are having a laugh aren't they? Disappointing given the ticket prices.

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Agree, I hate to make the Springsteen comparison, but the River show I saw here in Toronto, I think the top ticket price was just under 200 dollars.
The River alone took 2 hours to play and then he went on to play another hour and a half for a 3 and a half hour show.
This is not a complaint about the setlist but just length of time played for the cost of tickets.
Now, I not expecting U2 to play a 3 and a half hour show (but one can dream) not even a 3 hour show but at least come in somewhere near 2 and a half hours for the prices being charged.

It was not 3 and a half hours in Toronto. According to the Official Release it was 3 hours 14 minutes and 3 seconds.
But what's 16 minutes between friends.

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That's a marathon, either length. He did 2h 45 or so when I saw him. That's enough lol.

23 sons / 2h plus is what I would expect from U2. Just my opinion.

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Even if you take the show you saw and 2h 45m that is still better value in terms of ticket price and time played.
I at least hope U2 play at least 24-25 songs to at least somewhat feel you got your moneys  worth.
Any chance U2 will play this long- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r42oGK-8lDY
:) Now that's a marathon!!
Thats too much! I'd be begging for mercy. 2 and a quarter hours is about right I think. 4 hours, wow...

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Post by: Beneathadesertsky on May 09, 2017, 01:22:06 PM
I gotta admit I nerded out hearing A Sort Of Homecoming live again even if just a rehearsal.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 09, 2017, 01:22:56 PM
yea im not sure if i could do a 4 hour U2 concert. 3 hours im somewhat used to
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Post by: Jono on May 09, 2017, 01:54:02 PM
How could the show start with anything but a JT song?
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 09, 2017, 02:05:12 PM
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How could the show start with anything but a JT song?

easily. they'll do the songs chronologically. IWF or something will start.

and it's not "a" JT song, they're doing the album in order. Edge has already said they arent startin the show with the album.
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Post by: Ultrafly on May 09, 2017, 03:23:04 PM
What if they played the 1987 arrangement of SBS? That might be a good opener.
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Post by: mcpaulson22 on May 09, 2017, 03:41:25 PM
I was really hoping for anything from Pop. I think Please would fit in well with the theme of this tour. But I'm getting Exit, OTH, and RHMT. So I won't complain.
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Post by: edstevens on May 09, 2017, 04:11:46 PM
Looking at the rehearsal order, it flows chronologically leading to JT.  If that is how they ultimately lead into JT, I'd be a bit surprised if they don't play Bad at some point given how important the Live Aid performance was in their history.  With that said, can't wait to hear ASOH. 
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Post by: monopoly on May 09, 2017, 07:11:29 PM
Anyone know if the GA line has started?
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Post by: monopoly on May 09, 2017, 07:18:13 PM
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Per Craig Evans, the actual set list is longer than what they have been rehearsing last few days. Also, U2 is working on future South American tour dates. This was recently posted on @U2's twitter account.

South American tour dates for I&E, right? I can't see them continuing the JT tour when they've got a new album to put out this year. Seems more likely that they'd kick off the next leg of I&E in December or January in South America before playing the US/Europe next year (since there are many cities not getting JT and who also didn't get I&E the first time around).

Also, I should hope the setlist is longer. I would expect 24 songs, minimum.

Probably ordinary love and SFS or the miracle will get added in. Don't forget the chance of OOC, I will follow, and COBL
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Post by: ian ryan on May 09, 2017, 07:30:51 PM
Elevation, snippets and full song
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Post by: Feeder on May 09, 2017, 08:06:55 PM
Please....no more Elevation.......let it die boys. Maybe allow Cold Play to use it with their confetti and balloon filled teen concerts.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 09, 2017, 08:08:58 PM
im ready for the Miracle to replace Elevation and Vertigo
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Post by: ian ryan on May 09, 2017, 08:13:00 PM
ASOH snippets
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Post by: ian ryan on May 09, 2017, 08:17:08 PM
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Please....no more Elevation.......let it die boys. Maybe allow Cold Play to use it with their confetti and balloon filled teen concerts.


Elevation is easy-to-play and is guaranteed to make the crowd bounce. They'd be fools to stop playing it.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 09, 2017, 08:19:31 PM
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Please....no more Elevation.......let it die boys. Maybe allow Cold Play to use it with their confetti and balloon filled teen concerts.


Elevation is easy-to-play and is guaranteed to make the crowd bounce. They'd be fools to stop playing it.

i disagree i think Vertigo <and Miracle but it's not as good> serves the same purpose and is much more effective.
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Post by: ian ryan on May 09, 2017, 08:21:46 PM
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Please....no more Elevation.......let it die boys. Maybe allow Cold Play to use it with their confetti and balloon filled teen concerts.


Elevation is easy-to-play and is guaranteed to make the crowd bounce. They'd be fools to stop playing it.

i disagree i think Vertigo <and Miracle but it's not as good> serves the same purpose and is much more effective.

I'd agree on Vertigo, but Elevation is better known than Miracle, I'd wager.
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Please....no more Elevation.......let it die boys. Maybe allow Cold Play to use it with their confetti and balloon filled teen concerts.


Elevation is easy-to-play and is guaranteed to make the crowd bounce. They'd be fools to stop playing it.

i disagree i think Vertigo <and Miracle but it's not as good> serves the same purpose and is much more effective.

I'd agree on Vertigo, but Elevation is better known than Miracle, I'd wager.

You've all made the wrong decision. Get on your Boots trumps all these dad rock songs
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Post by: ian ryan on May 09, 2017, 08:24:52 PM
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Please....no more Elevation.......let it die boys. Maybe allow Cold Play to use it with their confetti and balloon filled teen concerts.


Elevation is easy-to-play and is guaranteed to make the crowd bounce. They'd be fools to stop playing it.

i disagree i think Vertigo <and Miracle but it's not as good> serves the same purpose and is much more effective.

I'd agree on Vertigo, but Elevation is better known than Miracle, I'd wager.

You've all made the wrong decision. Get on your Boots trumps all these dad rock songs

Well, when you have to choose between "wooo-ooo, wooo-ooo", "yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah", "yeah hey hey, yeah hey hey", and "oh oh oh oh oh oh", I'll go with "yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah" any day of the week.
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Post by: Feeder on May 09, 2017, 08:26:13 PM
Agreed. Seeing Edge bop up and down playing that song is hard to watch. There has to be some other "bouncing" songs. Plus most of us have bad knees and lower backs! Lol.

Maybe some of our readers can chime in on other "bouncing" songs that could be played to appease stadium crowds.
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Post by: monopoly on May 09, 2017, 08:26:49 PM
Interference member claims elevation at BC place. Not joking
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Post by: ian ryan on May 09, 2017, 08:27:58 PM
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Interference member claims elevation at BC place. Not joking

It was definitely played. Whether it was live or a recording is another matter.
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Post by: ian ryan on May 09, 2017, 08:28:43 PM
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Agreed. Seeing Edge bop up and down playing that song is hard to watch. There has to be some other "bouncing" songs. Plus most of us have bad knees and lower backs! Lol.

Maybe some of our readers can chime in on other "bouncing" songs that could be played to appease stadium crowds.

I'm consistently impressed that a fellow approaching 60 is that limber and bouncy. Edge can bounce to whatever song he wants.
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Post by: monopoly on May 09, 2017, 08:43:29 PM
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Post by: tigerfan41 on May 09, 2017, 09:08:14 PM
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Please....no more Elevation.......let it die boys. Maybe allow Cold Play to use it with their confetti and balloon filled teen concerts.


Elevation is easy-to-play and is guaranteed to make the crowd bounce. They'd be fools to stop playing it.

Agreed. When I first saw the rehearsal setlist and saw no Elevation or Vertigo but plenty of slower songs....not a good thing for crowd energy. I'm actually glad to see one of those songs reappear.
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Post by: codeguy on May 09, 2017, 09:37:13 PM
They don't need Elevation to please the crowd. They've rehearsed Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Years Day, PRIDE, Streets, WOWY, I still havent found, BTBS, In god's country, desire, one, Beautiful Day, Vertigo, and it looks like the closer will be Miss Sarajevo ..... a PERFECT closer!!!
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 09, 2017, 09:39:35 PM
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They don't need Elevation to please the crowd. They've rehearsed Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Years Day, PRIDE, Streets, WOWY, I still havent found, BTBS, In god's country, desire, one, Beautiful Day, Vertigo, and it looks like the closer will be Miss Sarajevo ..... a PERFECT closer!!!

the closer will be the new song. i'm sure of it. the whole setlist is chrono.
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Post by: monopoly on May 09, 2017, 09:47:21 PM
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They don't need Elevation to please the crowd. They've rehearsed Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Years Day, PRIDE, Streets, WOWY, I still havent found, BTBS, In god's country, desire, one, Beautiful Day, Vertigo, and it looks like the closer will be Miss Sarajevo ..... a PERFECT closer!!!

the closer will be the new song. i'm sure of it. the whole setlist is chrono.

The ending of the song is kind of depressing for a closer. Hopefully 40 makes the cut
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They don't need Elevation to please the crowd. They've rehearsed Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Years Day, PRIDE, Streets, WOWY, I still havent found, BTBS, In god's country, desire, one, Beautiful Day, Vertigo, and it looks like the closer will be Miss Sarajevo ..... a PERFECT closer!!!

the closer will be the new song. i'm sure of it. the whole setlist is chrono.

The ending of the song is kind of depressing for a closer. Hopefully 40 makes the cut

well the end of MOS was to somber for a closer i felt. we'll see.
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Post by: tigerfan41 on May 09, 2017, 10:06:07 PM
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They don't need Elevation to please the crowd. They've rehearsed Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Years Day, PRIDE, Streets, WOWY, I still havent found, BTBS, In god's country, desire, one, Beautiful Day, Vertigo, and it looks like the closer will be Miss Sarajevo ..... a PERFECT closer!!!

Problem is, Desire and Vertigo haven't been rehearsed (so far). Not sure if they're going to play those, but they need at least Vertigo or Elevation. Not necessarily both, but at least one of them.
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Post by: monopoly on May 09, 2017, 10:06:41 PM
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They don't need Elevation to please the crowd. They've rehearsed Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Years Day, PRIDE, Streets, WOWY, I still havent found, BTBS, In god's country, desire, one, Beautiful Day, Vertigo, and it looks like the closer will be Miss Sarajevo ..... a PERFECT closer!!!

Problem is, Desire and Vertigo haven't been rehearsed (so far). Not sure if they're going to play those, but they need at least Vertigo or Elevation. Not necessarily both, but at least one of them.

Will this be the first tour AIWY isn't played
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 12:10:36 AM
Rehearsals began 50 minutes ago, still going on
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 12:14:10 AM
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Rehearsals began 50 minutes ago, still going on

And curfew kicks in and u2 drops volume, hard to hear
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 12:16:39 AM
Rumors of the big white ball being a "moon" for One Tree Hill
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 12:17:02 AM
Currently on MOTD, lighting is still going on
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 12:20:40 AM
Beautiful day
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 12:22:12 AM
http://mixlr.com/mysteriousdays/

Here's a live feed. Can kinda hear u2 if you turn it up
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Post by: JFW on May 10, 2017, 12:22:24 AM
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Rumors of the big white ball being a "moon" for One Tree Hill
Great for a snippet of If You Wear That Velvet Dress, too ;)
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 12:23:18 AM
On Elevation after beautiful day. Please no, keep ultraviolet!!!
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Post by: JFW on May 10, 2017, 12:28:14 AM
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On Elevation after beautiful day. Please no, keep ultraviolet!!!
O, no.. I don't want to complain about setlists. But IF Elevation is in the setlist. Replace it sometimes with Beautiful Day. UV is much better it would be pity to play it not every night
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 12:28:19 AM
Rehearsing beautiful day again
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 12:30:01 AM
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On Elevation after beautiful day. Please no, keep ultraviolet!!!
O, no.. I don't want to complain about setlists. But IF Elevation is in the setlist. Replace it sometimes with Beautiful Day. UV is much better it would be pity to play it not every night

UV flows a lot better into One. Elevation is too high energy after beautiful day and before one
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Post by: Airuarak on May 10, 2017, 12:32:35 AM
Been to a 3.5 hour Springsteen concert... too long, energy left me and the crowd about the 3 hour mark if not a little before. 2.5 hours is the optimal
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 12:37:14 AM
Seems like that's it (as far as we can hear) for tonight. Tomorrow is the last day of rehearsal per Craig Evans, so i think besides 2-3 songs, we should get the running order. This is what they did last time for IE.  Ordinary Love has yet to be heard.
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Post by: JFW on May 10, 2017, 12:39:21 AM
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On Elevation after beautiful day. Please no, keep ultraviolet!!!
O, no.. I don't want to complain about setlists. But IF Elevation is in the setlist. Replace it sometimes with Beautiful Day. UV is much better it would be pity to play it not every night

UV flows a lot better into One. Elevation is too high energy after beautiful day and before one
It's also not an encore song. Encore songs are mostly slow songs or songs loved by fans. Sometimes I wished I was the fifth member of U2 ;D
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Post by: indiansummer on May 10, 2017, 12:48:44 AM
Aargh Elevation is back!!!
Not a big fan but suppose it does lift the crowd.
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Post by: dtc on May 10, 2017, 01:26:43 AM
I can't understand why so many rehearsals of Pride and Streets, plus others like BD. They have played them 000s of times, they must have perfect muscle memory for these. At least they are prepared I guess, so no Popmart or 360 opening night glitches.

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Post by: bass slap on May 10, 2017, 02:54:24 AM
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Rumors of the big white ball being a "moon" for One Tree Hill

As spinal tap as that sounds, I enjoy all the stage bells and whistles that come wrapped up with a u2 show and hope they do have a few tricks like this up their sleeve.
They're the only massive band I go to see, so look forward to this kind of thing as it differentiates itself from the small gigs I go to...

I'm in the camp that wants a u2 show to be a spectacle. The last tour was great in that it offered both stripped down to basics and the full bells and whistles.
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Post by: bass slap on May 10, 2017, 02:57:30 AM
In fact,I can see them doing something similar for this show. Special effects will probably begin with the jt songs to highlight this as the centre piece. Totally stripped back before that moment I reckon.
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Post by: boom boom on May 10, 2017, 05:44:37 AM
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Aargh Elevation is back!!!
Not a big fan but suppose it does lift the crowd.
I don't mind if they are just adding to the set and making it longer but not replacing it and taking another song out.
On the upside, no reports of them rehearsing Ordinary Love with that terrible, cringing idea of fans singing the chorus.  Hopefully they dropped that idea.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 10, 2017, 06:00:03 AM
Is Elevation a relatively easy song to play? Could just be in the set list to give the guys a break. Edge's guitar is mostly FX for this song.
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Post by: dtc on May 10, 2017, 07:03:46 AM
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Is Elevation a relatively easy song to play? Could just be in the set list to give the guys a break. Edge's guitar is mostly FX for this song.

Very easy, it's only a few chords, the fuzz part is easy, the middle 8 simple and the solo just octaves (2 fingers). The intro timing is tricky but not too hard, and they don't always play that part.

I reckon they can do it with just a couple of run throughs. I could play it again, after several years off, with not many more.

My point about practicing old warhorses is along these lines - they're all pretty easy to play, and if you are the real U2, you should be able to play most songs blindfolded.
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Post by: pdk on May 10, 2017, 07:38:47 AM
Just a quick insertion regarding "A Sort of Homecoming".

A few have expressed concerns over this song going over live.

This is a nostalgia tour marketed to people who experienced that era. Any America from that era can verify that the "A Sort of Homecoming" live video was all over radio and MTV at the time.

It is a must for this tour.... as is Bad.
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Post by: Kmama07 on May 10, 2017, 08:19:21 AM
^ +1
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Post by: JFW on May 10, 2017, 08:29:50 AM
Was it? I don't think people in the Netherlands know the song.
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Post by: trevgreg on May 10, 2017, 08:35:49 AM
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I can't understand why so many rehearsals of Pride and Streets, plus others like BD. They have played them 000s of times, they must have perfect muscle memory for these. At least they are prepared I guess, so no Popmart or 360 opening night glitches.

Umm... hence why these are supposed to be 'rehearsals', right? The point of them would be exactly that... to avoid glitches and things not sounding right. You can play some songs a few hundred times over the years, but you're not going to jump right back into them after a few years and have every single thing go off without a hitch.
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Post by: Saint1322 on May 10, 2017, 09:37:11 AM
With all due respect ... anyone who pays more than $100 for a ticket and is so casual a music fan that they get bored five minutes in because they don't know the first song isn't worth anyone worrying about. I am sorry, but just stay home.

Secondly, even if you don't know ASOH, give it a listen and you will learn it is a freaking fantastic song.

Look, fans like us will go nuts if they open with ASOH. The casuals will take their photos. The important thing is, you follow it with SBS or NYD and those same casuals will go bonkers and it will all be over.

And guys, please no on Elevation. Please.
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Post by: Saint1322 on May 10, 2017, 09:38:38 AM
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I can't understand why so many rehearsals of Pride and Streets, plus others like BD. They have played them 000s of times, they must have perfect muscle memory for these. At least they are prepared I guess, so no Popmart or 360 opening night glitches.

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It is my understanding that Streets is difficult to play. Unusual time signature, etc.
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Post by: Drowning Fan on May 10, 2017, 09:44:43 AM
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With all due respect ... anyone who pays more than $100 for a ticket and is so casual a music fan that they get bored five minutes in because they don't know the first song isn't worth anyone worrying about. I am sorry, but just stay home.

Secondly, even if you don't know ASOH, give it a listen and you will learn it is a freaking fantastic song.

Look, fans like us will go nuts if they open with ASOH. The casuals will take their photos. The important thing is, you follow it with SBS or NYD and those same casuals will go bonkers and it will all be over.

And guys, please no on Elevation. Please.

Totally agree.  I had hoped ASOH would be considered and to see that it will very likely be a part of the opening night is amazing!!! Considering ASOH along with IGC and Exit, it will be a fantastic night!

Also, I really hope UV is not being replaced with Elevation.....here's hoping that if Elevation is included it is not at the expense of UV.
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Post by: jgrooms on May 10, 2017, 09:58:31 AM
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I can't understand why so many rehearsals of Pride and Streets, plus others like BD. They have played them 000s of times, they must have perfect muscle memory for these. At least they are prepared I guess, so no Popmart or 360 opening night glitches.

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They could be for the production crew. 

Keep in mind everyone, just because you hear the band doesn't mean they are actually on stage rehearsing.  They record rehearsals just like shows and do virtual sound checks with the production crew to get the media and other production points working.  It sounds like the band is there but it could just be a recording of a prior rehearsal.
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Post by: U2_One on May 10, 2017, 10:01:07 AM
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With all due respect ... anyone who pays more than $100 for a ticket and is so casual a music fan that they get bored five minutes in because they don't know the first song isn't worth anyone worrying about. I am sorry, but just stay home.

Secondly, even if you don't know ASOH, give it a listen and you will learn it is a freaking fantastic song.

Look, fans like us will go nuts if they open with ASOH. The casuals will take their photos. The important thing is, you follow it with SBS or NYD and those same casuals will go bonkers and it will all be over.

And guys, please no on Elevation. Please.

Really liking the looks of the setlist. A lot of amazing songs I haven't heard, songs I'm glad have returned, songs I'm happy haven't gone away, but if I had one complaint... :)
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Post by: DerekBarnett on May 10, 2017, 10:09:56 AM
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Rumors of the big white ball being a "moon" for One Tree Hill

As spinal tap as that sounds, I enjoy all the stage bells and whistles that come wrapped up with a u2 show and hope they do have a few tricks like this up their sleeve.
They're the only massive band I go to see, so look forward to this kind of thing as it differentiates itself from the small gigs I go to...

I'm in the camp that wants a u2 show to be a spectacle. The last tour was great in that it offered both stripped down to basics and the full bells and whistles.

This. Same for me. The giant screen and the lemon at PopMart, the cool drop down backdrop lights at Vertigo, the claw and the video screen at 360 and the walk through screen at I&E. I love all that stuff. I love the light sequences and the timing of everything.
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Post by: Kmama07 on May 10, 2017, 11:09:37 AM
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With all due respect ... anyone who pays more than $100 for a ticket and is so casual a music fan that they get bored five minutes in because they don't know the first song isn't worth anyone worrying about. I am sorry, but just stay home.

Secondly, even if you don't know ASOH, give it a listen and you will learn it is a freaking fantastic song.

Look, fans like us will go nuts if they open with ASOH. The casuals will take their photos. The important thing is, you follow it with SBS or NYD and those same casuals will go bonkers and it will all be over.

And guys, please no on Elevation. Please.
Yes to everything you said!
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 10, 2017, 11:10:06 AM
I wonder why they haven't been rehearsing the new song.
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 11:12:08 AM
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I wonder why they haven't been rehearsing the new song.

The band didn't leave until 1 AM yesterday. They shut down the PA and continued rehearsing for about 2 hours prior. Besides last night, the song has been confirmed rehearsed every night
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Post by: MEMORY_MAN on May 10, 2017, 11:39:37 AM
I hope Elevation doesn't replace Ultraviolet.
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Post by: dtc on May 10, 2017, 11:40:09 AM
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I can't understand why so many rehearsals of Pride and Streets, plus others like BD. They have played them 000s of times, they must have perfect muscle memory for these. At least they are prepared I guess, so no Popmart or 360 opening night glitches.

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It is my understanding that Streets is difficult to play. Unusual time signature, etc.
It isn't that hard. Once you work out the transition from the intro to the main song (which they did 30 years ago) it is 4/4 all the way to the end.

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Post by: The Slow Loris on May 10, 2017, 01:05:21 PM
This is the best rehearsal videos I've seen, showcasing Bono's high vocals in Red Hill Mining Town and also A Sort of Homecoming in their entireties. Both sound fantastic, as does MLK....

https://youtu.be/6nJv-3VOImI

https://youtu.be/6y0wv7Kc674
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Post by: bass slap on May 10, 2017, 01:22:48 PM
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This is the best rehearsal videos I've seen, showcasing Bono's high vocals in Red Hill Mining Town and also A Sort of Homecoming in their entireties. Both sound fantastic, as does MLK....

https://youtu.be/6nJv-3VOImI

https://youtu.be/6y0wv7Kc674

Rhmt sounds fine but skins like he's singing a whole octave down from the studio version. To be expected. The omission of bass and drums not expected.
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Post by: dtc on May 10, 2017, 01:35:13 PM
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This is the best rehearsal videos I've seen, showcasing Bono's high vocals in Red Hill Mining Town and also A Sort of Homecoming in their entireties. Both sound fantastic, as does MLK....

https://youtu.be/6nJv-3VOImI

https://youtu.be/6y0wv7Kc674

Rhmt sounds fine but skins like he's singing a whole octave down from the studio version. To be expected. The omission of bass and drums not expected.
Surely this is just Bono practicing with the keyboards? They cannot be doing it like this? Where are the guitars?

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Post by: bass slap on May 10, 2017, 01:38:29 PM
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This is the best rehearsal videos I've seen, showcasing Bono's high vocals in Red Hill Mining Town and also A Sort of Homecoming in their entireties. Both sound fantastic, as does MLK....

https://youtu.be/6nJv-3VOImI

https://youtu.be/6y0wv7Kc674

Rhmt sounds fine but skins like he's singing a whole octave down from the studio version. To be expected. The omission of bass and drums not expected.
Surely this is just Bono practicing with the keyboards? They cannot be doing it like this? Where are the guitars?

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Maybe so.
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Post by: an tha on May 10, 2017, 01:38:37 PM
u2's set up needs so much rehearsal and set up time because there is so much stuff to set up that is not strictly normal 'plug and play' and there is a need to get timing working etc....

It was same when they came out of their own live set up bubble to play Glasto - they were still getting all the stuff set up with recordings/effects/backing etc whilst the act before them were playing - and they had been at it for an age even then. Ironically the opening to the opening song EBTTRT was f***** because somebody bashed the computer that housed the sounds that people should have heard.

A plug and play band don't spend anyhwere near the time the u2 set up does - they just soundcheck, do some rehearsal and then play - u2's show relies on so much stuff happening off stage with the huge boxes of computers etc that it takes an age to get it all working/ensure it works with the bands playing.

Guitars, bass, drums and amps are easy to set up quickly, u2 who are effectively a 3 piece rely on so much other stuff to fill their sound out.

Would be nice if they were able to plug and play
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Post by: KMciver81 on May 10, 2017, 01:40:16 PM
While I could personally do without Elevation, I understand why they do it to keep stadium energy up. Like others, hoping that it's not put in place of UV, which I would always gratefully hear.

I *am* excited about the prospect of my first show since 1987 WITHOUT Mysterious Ways. (Saying that will probably cause them to insert it, as an a cappella version with no guitar at all, let alone the closing solo that got extracted for 360 and I+E.)
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Post by: dtc on May 10, 2017, 01:41:50 PM
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u2's set up needs so much rehearsal and set up time because there is so much stuff to set up that is not strictly normal 'plug and play' and there is a need to get timing working etc....

It was same when they came out of their own live set up bubble to play Glasto - they were still getting all the stuff set up with recordings/effects/backing etc whilst the act before them were playing - and they had been at it for an age even then.

A plug and play band don't spend anyhwere near the time the u2 set up does - they just soundcheck, do some rehearsal and then play - u2's show relies on so much stuff happening off stage with the huge boxes of computers etc that it takes an age to get it all working/ensure it works with the bands playing.

Guitars, bass, drums and amps are easy to set up quickly, u2 who are effectively a 3 piece rely on so much other stuff to fill their sound out.

Would be nice if they were able to plug and play
I was The Edge in a U2 tribute a few years ago so I am very familiar with all the extra stuff because I was the one who had to do it. Pain in the ass it was, and I don't miss it. I did all the backing tracks and then there is the multiple sound changes in most songs.

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Post by: an tha on May 10, 2017, 01:47:36 PM
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u2's set up needs so much rehearsal and set up time because there is so much stuff to set up that is not strictly normal 'plug and play' and there is a need to get timing working etc....

It was same when they came out of their own live set up bubble to play Glasto - they were still getting all the stuff set up with recordings/effects/backing etc whilst the act before them were playing - and they had been at it for an age even then.

A plug and play band don't spend anyhwere near the time the u2 set up does - they just soundcheck, do some rehearsal and then play - u2's show relies on so much stuff happening off stage with the huge boxes of computers etc that it takes an age to get it all working/ensure it works with the bands playing.

Guitars, bass, drums and amps are easy to set up quickly, u2 who are effectively a 3 piece rely on so much other stuff to fill their sound out.

Would be nice if they were able to plug and play
I was The Edge in a U2 tribute a few years ago so I am very familiar with all the extra stuff because I was the one who had to do it. Pain in the ass it was, and I don't miss it. I did all the backing tracks and then there is the multiple sound changes in most songs.

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Personally i wish they'd jib it and go back to a mre natural rock and roll band sound...if it means an additional guitarist on stage then so be it.

Love to see musicians weaving and the sound of all the extra stuff has become increasingly synthetic
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Post by: dtc on May 10, 2017, 01:53:47 PM
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u2's set up needs so much rehearsal and set up time because there is so much stuff to set up that is not strictly normal 'plug and play' and there is a need to get timing working etc....

It was same when they came out of their own live set up bubble to play Glasto - they were still getting all the stuff set up with recordings/effects/backing etc whilst the act before them were playing - and they had been at it for an age even then.

A plug and play band don't spend anyhwere near the time the u2 set up does - they just soundcheck, do some rehearsal and then play - u2's show relies on so much stuff happening off stage with the huge boxes of computers etc that it takes an age to get it all working/ensure it works with the bands playing.

Guitars, bass, drums and amps are easy to set up quickly, u2 who are effectively a 3 piece rely on so much other stuff to fill their sound out.

Would be nice if they were able to plug and play
I was The Edge in a U2 tribute a few years ago so I am very familiar with all the extra stuff because I was the one who had to do it. Pain in the ass it was, and I don't miss it. I did all the backing tracks and then there is the multiple sound changes in most songs.

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Personally i wish they'd jib it and go back to a mre natural rock and roll band sound...if it means an additional guitarist on stage then so be it.

Love to see musicians weaving and the sound of all the extra stuff has become increasingly synthetic
Pretty much every song from UF onwards needs a backing track (not Pride or Still Haven't) to play it like U2 do. They sound kinda empty without them. Streets has the organ throughout the song but it's not massively obvious until you play it without it and then it's, well, naked lol.

Even an extra guitar player wouldn't help because most of the backings are keyboards and strings, not so much guitar. I never did a backing track with a prerecorded guitar anyway. You play all the parts Edge does live and that's enough.

As I say, a lot of work for whoever has to do it.

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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 03:04:00 PM
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u2's set up needs so much rehearsal and set up time because there is so much stuff to set up that is not strictly normal 'plug and play' and there is a need to get timing working etc....

It was same when they came out of their own live set up bubble to play Glasto - they were still getting all the stuff set up with recordings/effects/backing etc whilst the act before them were playing - and they had been at it for an age even then. Ironically the opening to the opening song EBTTRT was f***** because somebody bashed the computer that housed the sounds that people should have heard.

A plug and play band don't spend anyhwere near the time the u2 set up does - they just soundcheck, do some rehearsal and then play - u2's show relies on so much stuff happening off stage with the huge boxes of computers etc that it takes an age to get it all working/ensure it works with the bands playing.

Guitars, bass, drums and amps are easy to set up quickly, u2 who are effectively a 3 piece rely on so much other stuff to fill their sound out.

Would be nice if they were able to plug and play

Id prefer they don't do plug and play. Otherwise we get half ass attempts like we saw often on the e stage. The songs just weren't the same
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Post by: bass slap on May 10, 2017, 03:12:17 PM
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u2's set up needs so much rehearsal and set up time because there is so much stuff to set up that is not strictly normal 'plug and play' and there is a need to get timing working etc....

It was same when they came out of their own live set up bubble to play Glasto - they were still getting all the stuff set up with recordings/effects/backing etc whilst the act before them were playing - and they had been at it for an age even then. Ironically the opening to the opening song EBTTRT was f***** because somebody bashed the computer that housed the sounds that people should have heard.

A plug and play band don't spend anyhwere near the time the u2 set up does - they just soundcheck, do some rehearsal and then play - u2's show relies on so much stuff happening off stage with the huge boxes of computers etc that it takes an age to get it all working/ensure it works with the bands playing.

Guitars, bass, drums and amps are easy to set up quickly, u2 who are effectively a 3 piece rely on so much other stuff to fill their sound out.

Would be nice if they were able to plug and play

Id prefer they don't do plug and play. Otherwise we get half ass attempts like we saw often on the e stage. The songs just weren't the same

It would work ok for the likes of boy, October and the odd "rock and roll" tune like vertigo, but yes I agree.. you have that whole other vast area with songs that would sound bare and lose something.

Additional musicians may help overcome that of course.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: KMciver81 on May 10, 2017, 03:17:10 PM
Bottom line is that U2 are not a bar band or a jam band. They haven't been plug-n-play since 1983, and dtc is right, most of the catalog would just sound hollow and naked without the layers. You can tell when the album arrangements get out of hand even for what they're willing and able to do in the live environment, and that's when you get the stripped-down, pseudo-acoustic takes like Every Breaking Wave and Staring At the Sun.

I saw one of those early PopMart attempts at a full-sound Staring At the Sun, and it was a trainwreck. I've no doubt that the "sonic painting" that is Red Hill was a contributing factor to its not being played, on top of the threat of Bono ruining himself trying to sing it in album key every night. On the original JT tour, there weren't quite so many sequencers and propped-up sounds, and Red Hill would have needed an orchestra of them to not sound like a solo ukulele in a subway tunnel.
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Post by: Saint1322 on May 10, 2017, 03:30:12 PM
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u2's set up needs so much rehearsal and set up time because there is so much stuff to set up that is not strictly normal 'plug and play' and there is a need to get timing working etc....

It was same when they came out of their own live set up bubble to play Glasto - they were still getting all the stuff set up with recordings/effects/backing etc whilst the act before them were playing - and they had been at it for an age even then. Ironically the opening to the opening song EBTTRT was f***** because somebody bashed the computer that housed the sounds that people should have heard.

A plug and play band don't spend anyhwere near the time the u2 set up does - they just soundcheck, do some rehearsal and then play - u2's show relies on so much stuff happening off stage with the huge boxes of computers etc that it takes an age to get it all working/ensure it works with the bands playing.

Guitars, bass, drums and amps are easy to set up quickly, u2 who are effectively a 3 piece rely on so much other stuff to fill their sound out.

Would be nice if they were able to plug and play

That ship sailed in 1984. I would much rather U2 use backing effects to produce the sound they want than plays songs with unrecognizable arrangements or have 150 people on stage (like latter-day Bruce Springsteen).
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Post by: dtc on May 10, 2017, 03:31:00 PM
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Bottom line is that U2 are not a bar band or a jam band. They haven't been plug-n-play since 1983, and dtc is right, most of the catalog would just sound hollow and naked without the layers. You can tell when the album arrangements get out of hand even for what they're willing and able to do in the live environment, and that's when you get the stripped-down, pseudo-acoustic takes like Every Breaking Wave and Staring At the Sun.

I saw one of those early PopMart attempts at a full-sound Staring At the Sun, and it was a trainwreck. I've no doubt that the "sonic painting" that is Red Hill was a contributing factor to its not being played, on top of the threat of Bono ruining himself trying to sing it in album key every night. On the original JT tour, there weren't quite so many sequencers and propped-up sounds, and Red Hill would have needed an orchestra of them to not sound like a solo ukulele in a subway tunnel.
https://youtu.be/wqbR2z4vp7M

Entirely possible for this tour. If they are doing it with just an organ I will be bitterly disappointed. Nobody seems to have posted any other rehearsal videos except the organ one from earlier and the piano one from last week so it is impossible to tell how they are doing it. Anyone got any ideas?

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Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Saint1322 on May 10, 2017, 03:36:05 PM
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Bottom line is that U2 are not a bar band or a jam band. They haven't been plug-n-play since 1983, and dtc is right, most of the catalog would just sound hollow and naked without the layers. You can tell when the album arrangements get out of hand even for what they're willing and able to do in the live environment, and that's when you get the stripped-down, pseudo-acoustic takes like Every Breaking Wave and Staring At the Sun.

I saw one of those early PopMart attempts at a full-sound Staring At the Sun, and it was a trainwreck. I've no doubt that the "sonic painting" that is Red Hill was a contributing factor to its not being played, on top of the threat of Bono ruining himself trying to sing it in album key every night. On the original JT tour, there weren't quite so many sequencers and propped-up sounds, and Red Hill would have needed an orchestra of them to not sound like a solo ukulele in a subway tunnel.

Half the songs from Pop were trainwrecks, and yet people wonder why they don't play them. Full band Staring At The Sun, If God Will Send His Angels, Miami and Do You Feel Loved couldn't even make it through the first leg of the tour in support of the album they are on, and people want them back 20 years later. Amazing.
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Post by: an tha on May 10, 2017, 03:43:51 PM
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u2's set up needs so much rehearsal and set up time because there is so much stuff to set up that is not strictly normal 'plug and play' and there is a need to get timing working etc....

It was same when they came out of their own live set up bubble to play Glasto - they were still getting all the stuff set up with recordings/effects/backing etc whilst the act before them were playing - and they had been at it for an age even then. Ironically the opening to the opening song EBTTRT was f***** because somebody bashed the computer that housed the sounds that people should have heard.

A plug and play band don't spend anyhwere near the time the u2 set up does - they just soundcheck, do some rehearsal and then play - u2's show relies on so much stuff happening off stage with the huge boxes of computers etc that it takes an age to get it all working/ensure it works with the bands playing.

Guitars, bass, drums and amps are easy to set up quickly, u2 who are effectively a 3 piece rely on so much other stuff to fill their sound out.

Would be nice if they were able to plug and play

That ship sailed in 1984. I would much rather U2 use backing effects to produce the sound they want than plays songs with unrecognizable arrangements or have 150 people on stage (like latter-day Bruce Springsteen).

Well each to own as they say....they have done 25 years or so of this way - i would love to see them play totally live with a load of musicians on stage for something different and daring.

Best gig i have seen in recentish times was the fantastic Polly Jean Harvey last year and her band numbers 10 and it is utterly fascinating to watch them work together, play off each other swap instruments, play a range of instruments and weave together this sound.

I'd love to see a more organic u2 it would be something new and different for them.....what they do live is fine - but as I say i'd love to see them try it more orgnically and it has in places started to take away from the performances IMO...Invisible being a very big example last tour - it bordered on looking a bit silly at close quarters as this sound that clearly so much of it was not coming from the men in front of us boomed out!

Anyway it is of course what it is and an interesting subject but as I said when bringing it up it is why it takes them so long to prepare the show/s.
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Post by: KMciver81 on May 10, 2017, 03:52:35 PM
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https://youtu.be/wqbR2z4vp7M

Entirely possible for this tour. If they are doing it with just an organ I will be bitterly disappointed. Nobody seems to have posted any other rehearsal videos except the organ one from earlier and the piano one from last week so it is impossible to tell how they are doing it. Anyone got any ideas?

Is that your band? Sounds pretty good! I'd take that. How much of that sound was produced by tech and not the dudes on-stage? Strings, keys, some extra chorus? Any extra guitar parts?

Damn you, Eno and Lanois! ; )
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Post by: Saint1322 on May 10, 2017, 03:53:29 PM
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u2's set up needs so much rehearsal and set up time because there is so much stuff to set up that is not strictly normal 'plug and play' and there is a need to get timing working etc....

It was same when they came out of their own live set up bubble to play Glasto - they were still getting all the stuff set up with recordings/effects/backing etc whilst the act before them were playing - and they had been at it for an age even then. Ironically the opening to the opening song EBTTRT was f***** because somebody bashed the computer that housed the sounds that people should have heard.

A plug and play band don't spend anyhwere near the time the u2 set up does - they just soundcheck, do some rehearsal and then play - u2's show relies on so much stuff happening off stage with the huge boxes of computers etc that it takes an age to get it all working/ensure it works with the bands playing.

Guitars, bass, drums and amps are easy to set up quickly, u2 who are effectively a 3 piece rely on so much other stuff to fill their sound out.

Would be nice if they were able to plug and play

That ship sailed in 1984. I would much rather U2 use backing effects to produce the sound they want than plays songs with unrecognizable arrangements or have 150 people on stage (like latter-day Bruce Springsteen).

Well each to own as they say....they have done 25 years or so of this way - i would love to see them play totally live with a load of musicians on stage for something different and daring.

Best gig i have seen in recentish times was the fantastic Polly Jean Harvey last year and her band numbers 10 and it is utterly fascinating to watch them work together, play off each other swap instruments, play a range of instruments and weave together this sound.

I'd love to see a more organic u2 it would be something new and different for them.....what they do live is fine - but as I say i'd love to see them try it more orgnically and it has in places started to take away from the performances IMO...Invisible being a very big example last tour - it bordered on looking a bit silly at close quarters as this sound that clearly so much of it was not coming from the men in front of us boomed out!

Anyway it is of course what it is and an interesting subject but as I said when bringing it up it is why it takes them so long to prepare the show/s.

The last time U2 tried to be organic, IMO, was North And South Of The River, and that song was a clunker. The more artificial, the better. Guitar, bass and drums have been done to death. Nothing new has been done with the basic rock sound in a long time. Fresh sound require studio gadgetry, and there are plenty of other good rockers out there who are keeping it basic, so to say. That's never been U2's strong suit.

But I do agree with you about Invisible; they were pushing it with that one. It was pretty close to being karaoke.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: bass slap on May 10, 2017, 04:18:30 PM
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Bottom line is that U2 are not a bar band or a jam band. They haven't been plug-n-play since 1983, and dtc is right, most of the catalog would just sound hollow and naked without the layers. You can tell when the album arrangements get out of hand even for what they're willing and able to do in the live environment, and that's when you get the stripped-down, pseudo-acoustic takes like Every Breaking Wave and Staring At the Sun.

I saw one of those early PopMart attempts at a full-sound Staring At the Sun, and it was a trainwreck. I've no doubt that the "sonic painting" that is Red Hill was a contributing factor to its not being played, on top of the threat of Bono ruining himself trying to sing it in album key every night. On the original JT tour, there weren't quite so many sequencers and propped-up sounds, and Red Hill would have needed an orchestra of them to not sound like a solo ukulele in a subway tunnel.

Half the songs from Pop were trainwrecks, and yet people wonder why they don't play them. Full band Staring At The Sun, If God Will Send His Angels, Miami and Do You Feel Loved couldn't even make it through the first leg of the tour in support of the album they are on, and people want them back 20 years later. Amazing.
I distinctly remember Miami sounding good on some of the live takes I've heard. Also remember a live version of DYFL being played on a simon mayo radio show, and sounded fine.  Certainly not train wrecks, opening night aside maybe.
People are allowed to have wish lists, so it's not particularly "amazing".
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: bass slap on May 10, 2017, 04:20:28 PM
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u2's set up needs so much rehearsal and set up time because there is so much stuff to set up that is not strictly normal 'plug and play' and there is a need to get timing working etc....

It was same when they came out of their own live set up bubble to play Glasto - they were still getting all the stuff set up with recordings/effects/backing etc whilst the act before them were playing - and they had been at it for an age even then. Ironically the opening to the opening song EBTTRT was f***** because somebody bashed the computer that housed the sounds that people should have heard.

A plug and play band don't spend anyhwere near the time the u2 set up does - they just soundcheck, do some rehearsal and then play - u2's show relies on so much stuff happening off stage with the huge boxes of computers etc that it takes an age to get it all working/ensure it works with the bands playing.

Guitars, bass, drums and amps are easy to set up quickly, u2 who are effectively a 3 piece rely on so much other stuff to fill their sound out.

Would be nice if they were able to plug and play

That ship sailed in 1984. I would much rather U2 use backing effects to produce the sound they want than plays songs with unrecognizable arrangements or have 150 people on stage (like latter-day Bruce Springsteen).

Well each to own as they say....they have done 25 years or so of this way - i would love to see them play totally live with a load of musicians on stage for something different and daring.

Best gig i have seen in recentish times was the fantastic Polly Jean Harvey last year and her band numbers 10 and it is utterly fascinating to watch them work together, play off each other swap instruments, play a range of instruments and weave together this sound.

I'd love to see a more organic u2 it would be something new and different for them.....what they do live is fine - but as I say i'd love to see them try it more orgnically and it has in places started to take away from the performances IMO...Invisible being a very big example last tour - it bordered on looking a bit silly at close quarters as this sound that clearly so much of it was not coming from the men in front of us boomed out!

Anyway it is of course what it is and an interesting subject but as I said when bringing it up it is why it takes them so long to prepare the show/s.
Arcade fire are interesting to watch for that reason.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on May 10, 2017, 05:06:02 PM
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Bottom line is that U2 are not a bar band or a jam band. They haven't been plug-n-play since 1983, and dtc is right, most of the catalog would just sound hollow and naked without the layers. You can tell when the album arrangements get out of hand even for what they're willing and able to do in the live environment, and that's when you get the stripped-down, pseudo-acoustic takes like Every Breaking Wave and Staring At the Sun.

I saw one of those early PopMart attempts at a full-sound Staring At the Sun, and it was a trainwreck. I've no doubt that the "sonic painting" that is Red Hill was a contributing factor to its not being played, on top of the threat of Bono ruining himself trying to sing it in album key every night. On the original JT tour, there weren't quite so many sequencers and propped-up sounds, and Red Hill would have needed an orchestra of them to not sound like a solo ukulele in a subway tunnel.

Half the songs from Pop were trainwrecks, and yet people wonder why they don't play them. Full band Staring At The Sun, If God Will Send His Angels, Miami and Do You Feel Loved couldn't even make it through the first leg of the tour in support of the album they are on, and people want them back 20 years later. Amazing.
Popmart was underrehearsed, though. I'm pretty confident in U2's ability to nail those songs live with adequate time to prepare... plus, Miami was tremendous live during the first leg of that tour, like bass slap was saying.
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Post by: Saint1322 on May 10, 2017, 07:17:49 PM
The Pop songs went over so well that half of them were dropped mid-tour. Argue with me and U2 all you want. 😀
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Post by: Kmama07 on May 10, 2017, 07:19:01 PM
Will they rehearse tonight?
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 07:19:34 PM
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Will they rehearse tonight?

Last rehearsal is supposedly tonight.
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Post by: Kmama07 on May 10, 2017, 07:22:03 PM
Thanks. I'll look for posts!
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Post by: trevgreg on May 10, 2017, 08:25:03 PM
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I distinctly remember Miami sounding good on some of the live takes I've heard. Also remember a live version of DYFL being played on a simon mayo radio show, and sounded fine.  Certainly not train wrecks, opening night aside maybe.
People are allowed to have wish lists, so it's not particularly "amazing".

I have Miami on the Leeds gig on my phone and it sounds pretty good. Seemed okay from the YouTube videos too.

There's no problem with people having wish lists, of course. But it isn't hard to also see some hints as to why some songs can't really be pulled off live, especially if there's reasons for such (vocal key, not pulled off well before, etc.). Those can be debatable, but it does help give some perspective when people call the band "lazy" or say they're blatantly ignoring certain songs.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 10, 2017, 08:44:53 PM
yea i never realized Miami was one of the ones that didnt work live. sure SATS didn't but i dont really remember DYFL not working. Ill have to look it up.
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Post by: trevgreg on May 10, 2017, 08:46:53 PM
DYFL sounded a bit "meh" from the old Vegas mp3 I used to have, but I'll have to look that up as well. Pretty sure that was the only version I ever heard.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 10, 2017, 08:55:04 PM
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DYFL sounded a bit "meh" from the old Vegas mp3 I used to have, but I'll have to look that up as well. Pretty sure that was the only version I ever heard.

i have an IEM recording of it from Tempe Leg 1 im about to listen to.
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Post by: So Cruel on May 10, 2017, 09:49:01 PM
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u2's set up needs so much rehearsal and set up time because there is so much stuff to set up that is not strictly normal 'plug and play' and there is a need to get timing working etc....

It was same when they came out of their own live set up bubble to play Glasto - they were still getting all the stuff set up with recordings/effects/backing etc whilst the act before them were playing - and they had been at it for an age even then. Ironically the opening to the opening song EBTTRT was f***** because somebody bashed the computer that housed the sounds that people should have heard.

A plug and play band don't spend anyhwere near the time the u2 set up does - they just soundcheck, do some rehearsal and then play - u2's show relies on so much stuff happening off stage with the huge boxes of computers etc that it takes an age to get it all working/ensure it works with the bands playing.

Guitars, bass, drums and amps are easy to set up quickly, u2 who are effectively a 3 piece rely on so much other stuff to fill their sound out.

Would be nice if they were able to plug and play

That ship sailed in 1984. I would much rather U2 use backing effects to produce the sound they want than plays songs with unrecognizable arrangements or have 150 people on stage (like latter-day Bruce Springsteen).

Well each to own as they say....they have done 25 years or so of this way - i would love to see them play totally live with a load of musicians on stage for something different and daring.

Best gig i have seen in recentish times was the fantastic Polly Jean Harvey last year and her band numbers 10 and it is utterly fascinating to watch them work together, play off each other swap instruments, play a range of instruments and weave together this sound.

I'd love to see a more organic u2 it would be something new and different for them.....what they do live is fine - but as I say i'd love to see them try it more orgnically and it has in places started to take away from the performances IMO...Invisible being a very big example last tour - it bordered on looking a bit silly at close quarters as this sound that clearly so much of it was not coming from the men in front of us boomed out!

Anyway it is of course what it is and an interesting subject but as I said when bringing it up it is why it takes them so long to prepare the show/s.

The last time U2 tried to be organic, IMO, was North And South Of The River, and that song was a clunker. The more artificial, the better. Guitar, bass and drums have been done to death. Nothing new has been done with the basic rock sound in a long time. Fresh sound require studio gadgetry, and there are plenty of other good rockers out there who are keeping it basic, so to say. That's never been U2's strong suit.

But I do agree with you about Invisible; they were pushing it with that one. It was pretty close to being karaoke.

North & South of the River is a great song. The version they did on the TV show is one of the best things they've done.
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Post by: Petejbridge on May 10, 2017, 10:34:13 PM
I'm not worried about UV being replaced by Elevation. These songs don't serve the same purpose during the show and therefore imo not interchangeable. (Although if they did I would be pi**ed to get the elevation night)
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 10:40:15 PM
Earlier today they worked on BD, elevation, and Ultraviolet. BD had a poem. They began rehearsing about 40 minutes ago. Not sure of the intro music. SBS opened. Currently on bullet the blue sky.
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 10:44:06 PM
In other news, there are 6 people in the GA line. Supposedly there have already been complaints going back and forth between the line people and others at the venue
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 10:45:01 PM
https://www.pscp.tv/w/1BdxYvDBmlAKX
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 10:46:04 PM
Red hill piano
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 10:51:10 PM
IGC
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 10:54:54 PM
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In other news, there are 6 people in the GA line. Supposedly there have already been complaints going back and forth between the line people and others at the venue

Correction. A fan at BC place posted himself with the #107 on his hand for GA line...
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 11:26:36 PM
BD and elevation
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 11:28:25 PM
Ultraviolet, a bit odd for it to come after elevation but whatever...least it's not gone
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 11:48:42 PM
New song- little things
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Post by: monopoly on May 10, 2017, 11:58:26 PM
And looks like thats it. 23 songs. Not sure if mr. craig evans meant one more song when he said the setlist was incomplete; they could add another 2 though or replace some...
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Post by: bass slap on May 11, 2017, 01:14:28 AM
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I distinctly remember Miami sounding good on some of the live takes I've heard. Also remember a live version of DYFL being played on a simon mayo radio show, and sounded fine.  Certainly not train wrecks, opening night aside maybe.
People are allowed to have wish lists, so it's not particularly "amazing".

I have Miami on the Leeds gig on my phone and it sounds pretty good. Seemed okay from the YouTube videos too.

There's no problem with people having wish lists, of course. But it isn't hard to also see some hints as to why some songs can't really be pulled off live, especially if there's reasons for such (vocal key, not pulled off well before, etc.). Those can be debatable, but it does help give some perspective when people call the band "lazy" or say they're blatantly ignoring certain songs.
I was at the Leeds gig and have the recording. Miami was well executed and the band seemed into it.
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Post by: bass slap on May 11, 2017, 02:22:00 AM
Have they played any version of red hill other than the keyboard version?
I think that's what we'll get.
No post punk era in the set, which is a shame, but they have appeased fans with these songs on the last couple of tours so can't complain.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 11, 2017, 02:26:12 AM
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u2's set up needs so much rehearsal and set up time because there is so much stuff to set up that is not strictly normal 'plug and play' and there is a need to get timing working etc....

It was same when they came out of their own live set up bubble to play Glasto - they were still getting all the stuff set up with recordings/effects/backing etc whilst the act before them were playing - and they had been at it for an age even then. Ironically the opening to the opening song EBTTRT was f***** because somebody bashed the computer that housed the sounds that people should have heard.

A plug and play band don't spend anyhwere near the time the u2 set up does - they just soundcheck, do some rehearsal and then play - u2's show relies on so much stuff happening off stage with the huge boxes of computers etc that it takes an age to get it all working/ensure it works with the bands playing.

Guitars, bass, drums and amps are easy to set up quickly, u2 who are effectively a 3 piece rely on so much other stuff to fill their sound out.

Would be nice if they were able to plug and play

That ship sailed in 1984. I would much rather U2 use backing effects to produce the sound they want than plays songs with unrecognizable arrangements or have 150 people on stage (like latter-day Bruce Springsteen).

Well each to own as they say....they have done 25 years or so of this way - i would love to see them play totally live with a load of musicians on stage for something different and daring.

Best gig i have seen in recentish times was the fantastic Polly Jean Harvey last year and her band numbers 10 and it is utterly fascinating to watch them work together, play off each other swap instruments, play a range of instruments and weave together this sound.

I'd love to see a more organic u2 it would be something new and different for them.....what they do live is fine - but as I say i'd love to see them try it more orgnically and it has in places started to take away from the performances IMO...Invisible being a very big example last tour - it bordered on looking a bit silly at close quarters as this sound that clearly so much of it was not coming from the men in front of us boomed out!

Anyway it is of course what it is and an interesting subject but as I said when bringing it up it is why it takes them so long to prepare the show/s.

The last time U2 tried to be organic, IMO, was North And South Of The River, and that song was a clunker. The more artificial, the better. Guitar, bass and drums have been done to death. Nothing new has been done with the basic rock sound in a long time. Fresh sound require studio gadgetry, and there are plenty of other good rockers out there who are keeping it basic, so to say. That's never been U2's strong suit.

But I do agree with you about Invisible; they were pushing it with that one. It was pretty close to being karaoke.

North & South of the River is a great song. The version they did on the TV show is one of the best things they've done.

Hell yeah that performance is incredible.
Haunting backing vocals from edge too.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 11, 2017, 02:30:26 AM
Has bad been rehearsed yet?
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Post by: bass slap on May 11, 2017, 02:34:03 AM
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Has bad been rehearsed yet?

Page 1 has been updated with everything. Don't think it has been.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 11, 2017, 02:35:32 AM
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Has bad been rehearsed yet?

Page 1 has been updated with everything. Don't think it has been.

Sad face.
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Post by: bass slap on May 11, 2017, 02:38:25 AM
The intro song has changed to no surprises by radiohead?

I'll reserve judgment until I've reviewed on YouTube, but to open with sbs... nah.
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Post by: bass slap on May 11, 2017, 02:39:11 AM
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The intro song has changed to no surprises by radiohead?

I'll reserve judgment until I've reviewed on YouTube, but to open with sbs... nah.

Indifferent face.
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Post by: dtc on May 11, 2017, 03:12:29 AM
OK, my dreams of a full electric RHMT lie shattered.

I listened to it on the Periscope and I can see that Bono wants this to be this tour's EBW - minimal music, him emoting all over the shop, full on roaring Bono mode, grown men and women bawling along, tears in their eyes but with looks of joy on their gleaming shiny faces.

Great. I still feel betrayed. I wanted it done right and I now throw my toys out of the pram ;)

At least they are playing IGC properly, no horrible "acoustic version". The solo sounded awesome on the Periscope.
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Post by: Jswallow on May 11, 2017, 03:39:08 AM
Gutted RHMT is gonna be acoustic the tribute bands can play it easily ... not happy 😢😢

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Post by: bass slap on May 11, 2017, 04:08:45 AM
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OK, my dreams of a full electric RHMT lie shattered.

I listened to it on the Periscope and I can see that Bono wants this to be this tour's EBW - minimal music, him emoting all over the shop, full on roaring Bono mode, grown men and women bawling along, tears in their eyes but with looks of joy on their gleaming shiny faces.

Great. I still feel betrayed. I wanted it done right and I now throw my toys out of the pram ;)

At least they are playing IGC properly, no horrible "acoustic version". The solo sounded awesome on the Periscope.

Perfect description!!

It's like they want to murder that song. Redoing the vocals in verses as a 2017 version and then removing guitar, drums and bass for the live version.

On the plus side, overall the set is looking spesh. ASOH more than makes up for it.

If I could change anything, probably remove SBS and have eclectic company or OOC and it would be verging on perfection, considering the theme of the tour and the difficulties in pleasing everyone in a very vast fan base.

The shows overall Wii be great, I'm sure.
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Post by: dtc on May 11, 2017, 04:18:18 AM
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OK, my dreams of a full electric RHMT lie shattered.

I listened to it on the Periscope and I can see that Bono wants this to be this tour's EBW - minimal music, him emoting all over the shop, full on roaring Bono mode, grown men and women bawling along, tears in their eyes but with looks of joy on their gleaming shiny faces.

Great. I still feel betrayed. I wanted it done right and I now throw my toys out of the pram ;)

At least they are playing IGC properly, no horrible "acoustic version". The solo sounded awesome on the Periscope.

Perfect description!!

It's like they want to murder that song. Redoing the vocals in verses as a 2017 version and then removing guitar, drums and bass for the live version.

On the plus side, overall the set is looking spesh. ASOH more than makes up for it.

If I could change anything, probably remove SBS and have eclectic company or OOC and it would be verging on perfection, considering the theme of the tour and the difficulties in pleasing everyone in a very vast fan base.

The shows overall Wii be great, I'm sure.

Thanks. I think the despair has awakened my inner poet.

I just wanted to hear the JT album as it is meant to be. I was concerned about what they would do with IGC and MOTD but they are playing them "right" so that's great.

But this... this... ABOMINATION. Why go to all the bother of remixing the original, with guitars arguably more pronounced, brass brought forward and all modern sounding then strip it back to a manky organ? I have not played in a tribute for years but I could work up the guitar on this this afternoon. I play most of it on my acoustic (like the electric version, none of that strumming nonsense). They could have worked up a backing track from the elements in the remix. They had a template for the guitar from the guys in Achtung Babies - arpeggio first, big guitar part later.

I just don't understand. Bono just wants to emote but he could do that while the Edge is playing his geetar.
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Post by: Fastcars12 on May 11, 2017, 04:57:58 AM
I hope it's not the actual order but based on yesterday's rehearsal, looking Ike they're starting off with War, then UF, into the full Joshua Tree. Opening with SBS seems weird. Holding out hope for a Streets intro / opening. We'll see tomorrow night I guess but the SBS intro (if it happens) is kind of a bummer.
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Post by: indiansummer on May 11, 2017, 05:38:27 AM
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Has bad been rehearsed yet?

Page 1 has been updated with everything. Don't think it has been.

Unfortunately it hasn't been according to atu2 home page but I think like they have done on other tours it will appear but maybe where there is a second date in cities or tour finales.
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Post by: bass slap on May 11, 2017, 06:00:50 AM
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Has bad been rehearsed yet?

Page 1 has been updated with everything. Don't think it has been.

Unfortunately it hasn't been according to atu2 home page but I think like they have done on other tours it will appear but maybe where there is a second date in cities or tour finales.

Yes, there's bound to be a couple of switcheroos along the way. Just hope they replace the right ones.
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Post by: Gravy11 on May 11, 2017, 06:26:29 AM
Oh dammit!!! I hate jumping on and B&Ming....HATE IT but....RHMT being this tour's EBW frustrates me. There have been two songs I've been jacked about hearing live since the 80's......ASOH which I cannot tell you how excited I am to hear this one.....and.....RHMT. For a song that's never been done live they are taking the easy road here. That's one school of thought. The other....It was doing it this way or no way because of all the other parts going on. Sometimes when you take a studio produced song and put it live, you lose the sonic atmosphere of the song. I think that's what is going on with RHMT. Either way.....I'm looking forward to seeing them on June 28th. Second tour for my kids. Yea, I'm out $1,000 but who needs to eat. Oh...and another $150 on shirts and $200 on food. #FirstWorldProblems

Have a great tour lads! We're all psyched to see you do your thing!
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Post by: DPardue on May 11, 2017, 06:54:03 AM
http://ew.com/music/2017/05/10/u2-joshua-tree-world-tour-behind-scenes/

Of note...

"In fact, photographer Anton Corbijn, who photographed the album art, has created films to accompany each track on Joshua Tree. The result, Williams says, 'is frankly breathtaking.'”
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Post by: Mercurial on May 11, 2017, 07:40:40 AM
I'm so excited for ASOH, I hope it isn't dropped before June 28th.  :'(
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Post by: JFW on May 11, 2017, 07:49:15 AM
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I'm so excited for ASOH, I hope it isn't dropped before June 28th.  :'(
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Post by: Swan269 on May 11, 2017, 08:32:07 AM
Do we think the new song has been shelved?  or is it just being kept real quiet until opening day?  guess we will find out tomorrow.
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Post by: trevgreg on May 11, 2017, 08:44:26 AM
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Do we think the new song has been shelved?  or is it just being kept real quiet until opening day?  guess we will find out tomorrow.

Well, they said they rehearsed other songs before coming over here too. So I think odds are still good it'll pop up somewhere, if not the very first night. Might just come down to thinking if it's ready or not. Or maybe they feel they already have it down pretty well?
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Post by: Swan269 on May 11, 2017, 08:51:26 AM
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Do we think the new song has been shelved?  or is it just being kept real quiet until opening day?  guess we will find out tomorrow.

Well, they said they rehearsed other songs before coming over here too. So I think odds are still good it'll pop up somewhere, if not the very first night. Might just come down to thinking if it's ready or not. Or maybe they feel they already have it down pretty well?

word
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Post by: MEMORY_MAN on May 11, 2017, 09:57:25 AM
I listened to the latest on Periscope and I personally love the set list and think they sounded to be in top form last night.  Bono is nailing all of the notes.  Can't wait for Sunday in Seattle! 
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Do we think the new song has been shelved?  or is it just being kept real quiet until opening day?  guess we will find out tomorrow.

Well, they said they rehearsed other songs before coming over here too. So I think odds are still good it'll pop up somewhere, if not the very first night. Might just come down to thinking if it's ready or not. Or maybe they feel they already have it down pretty well?

word

It's was confirmed to have been rehearsed last night. Much quieter volume
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Post by: Jono on May 11, 2017, 11:08:20 AM
acoustic B stage just Bono and Edge...pleaded no one ever!
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Post by: indiansummer on May 11, 2017, 11:59:49 AM
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acoustic B stage just Bono and Edge...pleaded no one ever!
Hmm dunno , the 360 acoustic stuff worked, although with the flow of this set list it could TTYW and IGC.......
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 11, 2017, 12:35:46 PM
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acoustic B stage just Bono and Edge...pleaded no one ever!
Hmm dunno , the 360 acoustic stuff worked, although with the flow of this set list it could TTYW and IGC.......

yea im really scared their gonna neuter those 2. i saw 1 of 2 performances IGC had on the Elevation tour and it was acoustic/harmonica. i mean i was still thrilled but i need the hear the real version now.
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Post by: boom boom on May 11, 2017, 01:15:22 PM
Really disappointed on this piano version of RHMT.  This is taking the easy way out.   You haven't played it in 30 years and now you play a piano version?
Hopefully there will be negative feedback on this after first few shows and they decide to change it hopefully by they time they hit Pittsburgh and Toronto.
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Post by: Saint1322 on May 11, 2017, 01:25:07 PM
I think the new song will close the show, unless or until it doesn't seem to go over well, and then I think  40 comes off the bench. I don't see Miss Sarajevo as a closer, but I can see them closing a nostalgia show with a new song as a teaser and a 'see you again soon ...' parting shot. Pretty cool idea, really.

People said last night they were still playing after Miss Sarajevo but the volume was down. Well clearly they don't care if they old songs are up on youtube, but they do care about the new song.
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Post by: Backstreets92 on May 11, 2017, 02:09:31 PM
I can't believe they aren't doing any Rattle and Hum material on this tour!
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Post by: indiansummer on May 11, 2017, 03:10:59 PM
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I can't believe they aren't doing any Rattle and Hum material on this tour!
Yeah that's a surprise. Would be the icing on a cake if we got Heartland or Hawkmoon or God part 2
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 11, 2017, 03:24:34 PM
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Really disappointed on this piano version of RHMT.  This is taking the easy way out.   You haven't played it in 30 years and now you play a piano version?
Hopefully there will be negative feedback on this after first few shows and they decide to change it hopefully by they time they hit Pittsburgh and Toronto.

haven't ever played it.
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Post by: Saint1322 on May 11, 2017, 03:37:53 PM
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I can't believe they aren't doing any Rattle and Hum material on this tour!

I thought Desire in the encore with a political rant was a slam dunk.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 11, 2017, 04:07:14 PM
Apparently Elevation is a part of the current setlist now.

Man, can they just give this a rest :lol
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Post by: GoldenStateGirl on May 11, 2017, 04:19:10 PM
Elevation is a fun song live but I'd trade it ANY DAY for UTEOTW
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 11, 2017, 04:22:03 PM
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Elevation is a fun song live but I'd trade it ANY DAY for UTEOTW

Me too!

If they're doing a tour based around Joshua Tree, I'd love them to bring a few songs back from R&H too. I'd much rather they use Love Rescue Me, All I Want Is You, Heartland, Desire, etc. instead of Elevation.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Perico on May 11, 2017, 04:45:49 PM
Despite the flaws with the presumed setlist that already have been adressed here, I'm really thrilled to see UV being played again. Prior to the 360 Tour I thought I would see my all time favourite U2 song played live only on zoo tv videos on youtube, so having it in that ocassion and now once again, I'm just grateful.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Petejbridge on May 11, 2017, 06:46:41 PM
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Despite the flaws with the presumed setlist that already have been adressed here, I'm really thrilled to see UV being played again. Prior to the 360 Tour I thought I would see my all time favourite U2 song played live only on zoo tv videos on youtube, so having it in that ocassion and now once again, I'm just grateful.

I'm really looking forward to it too but I was really hoping theyd kill two birds with one stone on this tour.  RHMT and Acrobat.  I still can't believe they're stonewalling us on Acrobat.  That song has got to be incredibly fun to play for musicians and they know the fans would lose their sh** if they played it. 
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: pdk on May 11, 2017, 06:49:42 PM
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Despite the flaws with the presumed setlist that already have been adressed here, I'm really thrilled to see UV being played again. Prior to the 360 Tour I thought I would see my all time favourite U2 song played live only on zoo tv videos on youtube, so having it in that ocassion and now once again, I'm just grateful.

It's kind of funny that we feel we can point out the flaws in a setlist by one of the most successful bands in history.

No?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Kmama07 on May 11, 2017, 06:53:44 PM
I get all nit-picky reading and writing on the threads, but once I'm there it all goes away. I'm dancing my ar*e off and hoarse for a week afterwords...
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: trevgreg on May 11, 2017, 07:40:53 PM
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Apparently Elevation is a part of the current setlist now.

Man, can they just give this a rest :lol

It wasn't played at over half of the I&E shows.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: tigerfan41 on May 11, 2017, 07:45:15 PM
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Apparently Elevation is a part of the current setlist now.

Man, can they just give this a rest :lol

It wasn't played at over half of the I&E shows.

Yep, I have no problem with it as long as they don't swap out UV for it. It's a crowd mover and the setlist needs at least a few of those.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: ZEROpartII on May 11, 2017, 07:46:24 PM
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Apparently Elevation is a part of the current setlist now.

Man, can they just give this a rest :lol

It wasn't played at over half of the I&E shows.

I got Elevation
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: trevgreg on May 11, 2017, 09:24:20 PM
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I got Elevation

I got it at 2 of my 3 shows that year, but it got one of the biggest reactions each night, so there was always that.
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Post by: JFW on May 12, 2017, 12:07:15 AM
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Despite the flaws with the presumed setlist that already have been adressed here, I'm really thrilled to see UV being played again. Prior to the 360 Tour I thought I would see my all time favourite U2 song played live only on zoo tv videos on youtube, so having it in that ocassion and now once again, I'm just grateful.

It's kind of funny that we feel we can point out the flaws in a setlist by one of the most successful bands in history.

No?
I know another great live band who had last tour a lot of complaints by fans about the setlist. According to fans the setlist was too predictable and no favorites were played. Also the type of songs were all the same. But they listened and asked for ideas via twitter and offered some new ideas/options.

I do not think that was a great move of Muse, because they put theirselves into a bad position. Artists should play the songs they want to.

On the other hand. There are thousands of people who paying over the 100 euro's per night! So people has the tight to be critical. We'll stop complaining if there is a 50% discounts next tour  ;)
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: khristian v on May 12, 2017, 03:34:03 AM
Shame would have been great to hear Silver and gold, Hawkmoon and All i want is you, Since its close to the Josuha vibe
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: pdk on May 12, 2017, 04:23:47 AM
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Despite the flaws with the presumed setlist that already have been adressed here, I'm really thrilled to see UV being played again. Prior to the 360 Tour I thought I would see my all time favourite U2 song played live only on zoo tv videos on youtube, so having it in that ocassion and now once again, I'm just grateful.

It's kind of funny that we feel we can point out the flaws in a setlist by one of the most successful bands in history.

No?
I know another great live band who had last tour a lot of complaints by fans about the setlist. According to fans the setlist was too predictable and no favorites were played. Also the type of songs were all the same. But they listened and asked for ideas via twitter and offered some new ideas/options.

I do not think that was a great move of Muse, because they put theirselves into a bad position. Artists should play the songs they want to.

On the other hand. There are thousands of people who paying over the 100 euro's per night! So people has the tight to be critical. We'll stop complaining if there is a 50% discounts next tour  ;)

Critical is call and I don't condemn anyone for their views or even disagree.  It's just kind of funny when you think about it.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: JFW on May 12, 2017, 05:00:50 AM
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Despite the flaws with the presumed setlist that already have been adressed here, I'm really thrilled to see UV being played again. Prior to the 360 Tour I thought I would see my all time favourite U2 song played live only on zoo tv videos on youtube, so having it in that ocassion and now once again, I'm just grateful.

It's kind of funny that we feel we can point out the flaws in a setlist by one of the most successful bands in history.

No?
I know another great live band who had last tour a lot of complaints by fans about the setlist. According to fans the setlist was too predictable and no favorites were played. Also the type of songs were all the same. But they listened and asked for ideas via twitter and offered some new ideas/options.

I do not think that was a great move of Muse, because they put theirselves into a bad position. Artists should play the songs they want to.

On the other hand. There are thousands of people who paying over the 100 euro's per night! So people has the tight to be critical. We'll stop complaining if there is a 50% discounts next tour  ;)

Critical is call and I don't condemn anyone for their views or even disagree.  It's just kind of funny when you think about it.
Like we can do better. Haha
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: boom boom on May 12, 2017, 05:55:16 AM
Overall, just a few minor complaints.
1-Set seems a bit short, could be at least 24 songs as I&E tour opener.
2-SBS as opener?  Wait and see how it works out.
3-RHMT piano version-not digging it, seems to be a yawner, what a shame.
4-Miss Sarajevo not a good closer (or even 2nd last second depending if they play new song
   to close).  This song is not well known among the majority of U2 audience.  It will just be
    a mass exodus towards the exits as noticed on vertigo and 360 tours.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: trevgreg on May 12, 2017, 07:41:00 AM
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I know another great live band who had last tour a lot of complaints by fans about the setlist. According to fans the setlist was too predictable and no favorites were played. Also the type of songs were all the same.

This is just about any band's message board out there.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: mcpaulson22 on May 12, 2017, 07:51:27 AM
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Overall, just a few minor complaints.
1-Set seems a bit short, could be at least 24 songs as I&E tour opener.
2-SBS as opener?  Wait and see how it works out.
3-RHMT piano version-not digging it, seems to be a yawner, what a shame.
4-Miss Sarajevo not a good closer (or even 2nd last second depending if they play new song
   to close).  This song is not well known among the majority of U2 audience.  It will just be
    a mass exodus towards the exits as noticed on vertigo and 360 tours.

The set list they have been practicing WON'T be the exact set list tonight. They are going to have 2-3 more songs and different openers/closers. They have been rehearsing more songs with the sound system turned off etc. We also don't know for sure exactly how RHMT will sound. Can't really pass judgement from terrible audio recordings taken outside a stadium.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: JFW on May 12, 2017, 08:07:22 AM
Agree! I'm very curious!

I thought this morning: tonight the tour begins. But due to the time zone difference it will be tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: JFW on May 12, 2017, 08:11:09 AM
Also, I think Miss Sarajevo could be a good closer. Even if it's not a well known song (I think I new it when I was a child and not a fan). But it fits very well in their political statements.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: georgemccauley on May 12, 2017, 08:17:50 AM
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Also, I think Miss Sarajevo could be a good closer. Even if it's not a well known song (I think I new it when I was a child and not a fan). But it fits very well in their political statements.

As long as Bono sings the Italian part!!
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Post by: JFW on May 12, 2017, 08:20:28 AM
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Also, I think Miss Sarajevo could be a good closer. Even if it's not a well known song (I think I new it when I was a child and not a fan). But it fits very well in their political statements.

As long as Bono sings the Italian part!!
O, yes! I'm really hoping he will. Even if he fails most of the nights it will be great. It makes the song so more emotional.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: georgemccauley on May 12, 2017, 08:27:32 AM
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Also, I think Miss Sarajevo could be a good closer. Even if it's not a well known song (I think I new it when I was a child and not a fan). But it fits very well in their political statements.

As long as Bono sings the Italian part!!
O, yes! I'm really hoping he will. Even if he fails most of the nights it will be great. It makes the song so more emotional.

It's the only reason I want to hear Miss Sarajevo on this tour, it's a real test to see where his voice is these days. But somehow something is telling me he's going to bottle it and go with the Pavarotti on video for the opera part
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Post by: A Passenger on May 12, 2017, 08:33:39 AM
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Even if it's not a well known song

But it is a well known song. A major hit single in Europe and Australia, on a greatest hits compilation and everything.
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Post by: JFW on May 12, 2017, 08:40:05 AM
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Even if it's not a well known song

But it is a well known song. A major hit single in Europe and Australia, on a greatest hits compilation and everything.
Hmm, and otherwise quite simple. After the first verse they know the song  ;)
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Post by: JFW on May 12, 2017, 08:40:46 AM
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Also, I think Miss Sarajevo could be a good closer. Even if it's not a well known song (I think I new it when I was a child and not a fan). But it fits very well in their political statements.

As long as Bono sings the Italian part!!
O, yes! I'm really hoping he will. Even if he fails most of the nights it will be great. It makes the song so more emotional.

It's the only reason I want to hear Miss Sarajevo on this tour, it's a real test to see where his voice is these days. But somehow something is telling me he's going to bottle it and go with the Pavarotti on video for the opera part
Probably. But keep up the hope
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Gravy11 on May 12, 2017, 08:56:45 AM
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Overall, just a few minor complaints.
1-Set seems a bit short, could be at least 24 songs as I&E tour opener.
2-SBS as opener?  Wait and see how it works out.
3-RHMT piano version-not digging it, seems to be a yawner, what a shame.
4-Miss Sarajevo not a good closer (or even 2nd last second depending if they play new song
   to close).  This song is not well known among the majority of U2 audience.  It will just be
    a mass exodus towards the exits as noticed on vertigo and 360 tours.
1. They are infamous for the quick set. I'm think No there's a few surprises in store. It's so hard, in 2017, to surprise your fans.
2. SBS as an opener...I'm clueless on this one. Odd call.
3. RHMT. I understand the EBW treatment but man am I annoyed.
4. Miss Sarajevo as a closer.....Feels a bit like "Love is Blindness" on Zoo Tv. You leave wanting to take antidepressants.
5. I'm psyched nonetheless. To have these guys still touring and making new music is awesome.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Ultrafly on May 12, 2017, 09:11:26 AM
Miss Sarajevo as a closer? No problem. It's not been played in the UK or Ireland at all, despite first being played 20 years ago. Bring it on!
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: ZEROpartII on May 12, 2017, 09:15:16 AM
I like that they don't feel boxed in by pitching a new album by front loading the first half of the show with five new songs.


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Post by: Stateless on May 12, 2017, 09:17:42 AM
Yeah, I have no issues with Miss Sarajevo being a closing song.  I think the song is great and hopefully Bono sings the Italian part as it is very powerful part of the song.
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Post by: Gravy11 on May 12, 2017, 09:37:52 AM
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Yeah, I have no issues with Miss Sarajevo being a closing song.  I think the song is great and hopefully Bono sings the Italian part as it is very powerful part of the song.
Any recording I've ever heard has him going full Italian. Great part....That one L'amore note is killer!
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Post by: monopoly on May 12, 2017, 09:38:20 AM
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Overall, just a few minor complaints.
1-Set seems a bit short, could be at least 24 songs as I&E tour opener.
2-SBS as opener?  Wait and see how it works out.
3-RHMT piano version-not digging it, seems to be a yawner, what a shame.
4-Miss Sarajevo not a good closer (or even 2nd last second depending if they play new song
   to close).  This song is not well known among the majority of U2 audience.  It will just be
    a mass exodus towards the exits as noticed on vertigo and 360 tours.
1. They are infamous for the quick set. I'm think No there's a few surprises in store. It's so hard, in 2017, to surprise your fans.
2. SBS as an opener...I'm clueless on this one. Odd call.
3. RHMT. I understand the EBW treatment but man am I annoyed.
4. Miss Sarajevo as a closer.....Feels a bit like "Love is Blindness" on Zoo Tv. You leave wanting to take antidepressants.
5. I'm psyched nonetheless. To have these guys still touring and making new music is awesome.

I think opening with SBS will be kind of like Breathe on the 360 tour. Larry all alone with an epic drum intro.
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Post by: Stateless on May 12, 2017, 10:26:31 AM
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Overall, just a few minor complaints.
1-Set seems a bit short, could be at least 24 songs as I&E tour opener.
2-SBS as opener?  Wait and see how it works out.
3-RHMT piano version-not digging it, seems to be a yawner, what a shame.
4-Miss Sarajevo not a good closer (or even 2nd last second depending if they play new song
   to close).  This song is not well known among the majority of U2 audience.  It will just be
    a mass exodus towards the exits as noticed on vertigo and 360 tours.
1. They are infamous for the quick set. I'm think No there's a few surprises in store. It's so hard, in 2017, to surprise your fans.
2. SBS as an opener...I'm clueless on this one. Odd call.
3. RHMT. I understand the EBW treatment but man am I annoyed.
4. Miss Sarajevo as a closer.....Feels a bit like "Love is Blindness" on Zoo Tv. You leave wanting to take antidepressants.
5. I'm psyched nonetheless. To have these guys still touring and making new music is awesome.

I think opening with SBS will be kind of like Breathe on the 360 tour. Larry all alone with an epic drum intro.

Or Edge appears on the B-Stage and starts it with a long, slow intro guitar strumming of SBS on acoustic....he then walks to the main stage, then Larry takes over with heavy hitting intro drumming, then Edge starts again on electric and they launch full band into the song.
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Post by: Swan269 on May 12, 2017, 11:26:23 AM
Quote

Or Edge appears on the B-Stage and starts it with a long, slow intro guitar strumming of SBS on acoustic....he then walks to the main stage, then Larry takes over with heavy hitting intro drumming, then Edge starts again on electric and they launch full band into the song.


We could certainly live with that.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: indiansummer on May 12, 2017, 01:45:49 PM
What's wrong with SBS as an opener, seemed to work fine at Live Aid.
Was listening to Lovetown shows recently and they opened with lots of diff songs. It's not that important. Even Bullet opened shows
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: boom boom on May 12, 2017, 02:12:53 PM
I was listening to some rehearsal posted on youtube and noticed that on NYD they included the last verse on the last rehearsal.
I was also hoping they would include in ASOH the verse :
   And we live by the side of the road
    On the side of a hill as the valley explodes
   Dislocated, suffocated
   The land grows weary of its own
but no luck, not even when I saw them in '85.
I don't know why they leave it out, it would only take another 20 seconds.


Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: Saint1322 on May 12, 2017, 02:33:08 PM
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Overall, just a few minor complaints.
1-Set seems a bit short, could be at least 24 songs as I&E tour opener.
2-SBS as opener?  Wait and see how it works out.
3-RHMT piano version-not digging it, seems to be a yawner, what a shame.
4-Miss Sarajevo not a good closer (or even 2nd last second depending if they play new song
   to close).  This song is not well known among the majority of U2 audience.  It will just be
    a mass exodus towards the exits as noticed on vertigo and 360 tours.


1. It will be 21-24 songs. Your show may vary. That's pretty consistent with past tours.
2. There are going to be a lot of lesser-known songs played at this show, and it seems like they are starting with their early catalogue. They have to start with something people know and something that is topical. SBS fits.
3. Would you rather they just not play it? Go get a beer if you don't like it.
4. It won't be the closer. Something else will happen after. Let the masses leave early. Who cares?
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: p8ru2 on May 12, 2017, 02:38:24 PM
Wishful thinking: So Cruel.  *dream big* haha - Can't wait!!!!
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Post by: Neil Young, man! on May 12, 2017, 02:56:46 PM
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Wishful thinking: So Cruel.  *dream big* haha - Can't wait!!!!
In 4 years at the AB30Tour, no worries!
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Post by: p8ru2 on May 12, 2017, 03:34:28 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 12, 2017, 04:02:35 PM
The tour guide shows a lot of what the stage will do.
https://mobile.twitter.com/u2gigs/status/863145625474519042/photo/4
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Post by: monopoly on May 12, 2017, 04:05:28 PM
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The tour guide shows a lot of what the stage will do.
https://mobile.twitter.com/u2gigs/status/863145625474519042/photo/4

The tree stage will light up white and will match the original to the original on the screen.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 12, 2017, 04:41:16 PM
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The tour guide shows a lot of what the stage will do.
https://mobile.twitter.com/u2gigs/status/863145625474519042/photo/4

The tree stage will light up white and will match the original to the original on the screen.

Wow that's so simple and beautiful. Love the red too!
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: an tha on May 12, 2017, 05:08:55 PM
what a shame that rather than pics of a crowd going crazy they have a crowd showing a sea of smartphones!

Modern times...
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Post by: trevgreg on May 12, 2017, 05:10:54 PM
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what a shame that rather than pics of a crowd going crazy they have a crowd showing a sea of smartphones!

Modern times...

Remember when the horse won the Triple Crown not too long ago?

https://cdn-s3.si.com/s3fs-public/2015/06/09/24covv10_promo1.jpg
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Post by: monopoly on May 12, 2017, 05:23:05 PM
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what a shame that rather than pics of a crowd going crazy they have a crowd showing a sea of smartphones!

Modern times...

It's not a real pic, they put it there. They could've at least used modern images of the band. Adam, edge and bono look to be from 360, while Larry is from last tour.
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Post by: an tha on May 12, 2017, 05:40:32 PM
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what a shame that rather than pics of a crowd going crazy they have a crowd showing a sea of smartphones!

Modern times...

It's not a real pic, they put it there. They could've at least used modern images of the band. Adam, edge and bono look to be from 360, while Larry is from last tour.

that is my point that even a mock up it is accepted that is how a crowd looks!
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Post by: an tha on May 12, 2017, 05:43:17 PM
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what a shame that rather than pics of a crowd going crazy they have a crowd showing a sea of smartphones!

Modern times...

Remember when the horse won the Triple Crown not too long ago?

https://cdn-s3.si.com/s3fs-public/2015/06/09/24covv10_promo1.jpg

sadly that isn't the triple crown i know being uk based.....however i'd bet it would be the same here at the St. Leger (the 3rd leg of our triple crown)
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: monopoly on May 12, 2017, 09:29:54 PM
Guess one last spoiler before u2 does their first show:
http://www.u2start.com/topic/10941/648/12/#752734

It's the setlist for tonight.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: AchtungPop on May 12, 2017, 09:39:01 PM
I would love if they eventually move MLK/Pride out for Bad before TJT set kicks in by the time it hits NY. ASOH into Bad would be amazing.  Doubt it would happen though, Pride is unlikely to be rotated.
Title: Re: SPOILERS TJT rehearsals.
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on May 12, 2017, 09:58:35 PM
I'm not buying that picture one bit.