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Tours / Re: What's with Larry??
« Last post by Argo on Today at 01:40:44 AM »
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A Scorpio and introverted. He gives the world the drums so that be is enough.
He gave the World U2, I think he has done enough.
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Tours / Re: Only 2 L.A. shows?
« Last post by mythbustesr on Today at 01:08:18 AM »
Worth noting that many of the $41 tickets are price drops. I bought one behind the stage as it was all I can afford, but now you can get them all over the place!
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Are they surprised by which songs are popular?
« Last post by Argo on April 22, 2018, 09:15:21 PM »
Perhaps the issue is them being surprised by the songs that are not popular eg the much maligned Boots. They do have a bit of a history of picking some surprising first singles which I think is largely to take people off guard which is fine eg Numb, Discotheque, The Fly. I think Vertigo was so successful that it led them into thinking Boots was like it but it just didn't work. I have liked much of the material on the last 3 albums but if I was to be critical it would be that they have lacked a killer lead single. Magnificent might have been the better choice but it still isn't really strong (same with Breathe - Fez would have been the brave choice). I'm not really sure there are lead singles anymore but given The Miracle was played at the Apple event it is seen as the lead single and I think it was chosen as the obvious rock song to play at that event rather than being the best song. But harder to play songs like EBW or The Troubles at that event. And The Best Thing gets such an array of reactions. It certainly doesn't do it for me but they did provide that video of The Blackout at the same time which I really like. 
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Are they surprised by which songs are popular?
« Last post by ian ryan on April 22, 2018, 08:45:14 PM »
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YTBTAM worked pretty well as a single but GOOYOW and AS have not. I don’t know why they picked those songs, unless they were deliberately trying to be as political as possible. I don’t think they’re strong songs.

I think Red Flag Day is potentially the strongest single on the album. But then, what do I know? Not like I understand the modern pop marketplace.


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American Soul hasn’t been released as a single. They’ve just released promotional stuff for it. The only two official singles so far are YTBTAM and GOOYOW, although it looks like LIBTAIW and LOH might be getting released in different markets before long.
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Tours / Re: What's with Larry??
« Last post by McSwilly on April 22, 2018, 08:08:42 PM »
He is shy - not stuck up, not mean just keeps more to himself.
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Tours / Re: How many U2 shows have you seen?
« Last post by miryclay on April 22, 2018, 08:03:28 PM »
I'll have eclipsed that number by November 1
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Tours / Re: What's with Larry??
« Last post by miryclay on April 22, 2018, 08:01:30 PM »
A Scorpio and introverted. He gives the world the drums so that be is enough.
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Tours / Re: **Spoilers The Boyz in Laval QC for rehearsals.....**Spoilers
« Last post by Argo on April 22, 2018, 07:40:06 PM »
Getting quite excited about this tour now. Mainly the likelihood of Acrobat being played. Wild Horses would be nice too but if we get Acrobat after all these years that would be awesome. I thought the screen and imagery in I&E was excellent and am sure they will do as a good a job with E&I. And whilst I would prefer Vertigo and Elevation are given a rest, the reality is that the audience always love them and the band simply cant please everyone all the time. Time to focus on the good stuff. Really interested to see how the new songs work live and how they deal with the SOI songs. Not long to go now.
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Tours / Re: **Spoilers The Boyz in Laval QC for rehearsals.....**Spoilers
« Last post by MPare1966 on April 22, 2018, 06:35:31 PM »
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When was the last time U2 didn't play Streets? At a proper full show on a tour I mean... Has it ever been dropped from the set since 1987?

On the Europe leg of the Joshua Tree Tour, it was not played all the time

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Tours / Re: What's with Larry??
« Last post by laoghaire on April 22, 2018, 06:24:54 PM »
It's Larry being Larry. No big thing. He's a private person. It's fine.
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