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Title: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
Post by: Taco on December 17, 2012, 04:11:33 PM
No one say the Dalton Brothers.
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Post by: imaginary friend on December 17, 2012, 04:32:38 PM
That we've personally seen, or just in general?

Best I've seen: Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
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Post by: THRILLHO on December 17, 2012, 04:37:58 PM
the Pixies. didn't see Zoo TV but they are my fav band that's opened. i've seen PJ Harvey, No Doubt, Muse, The Fray. No Doubt my fav of the ones i've seen. Doubly cool that i saw them open two shows
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Post by: eddyjedi on December 17, 2012, 06:54:23 PM
James / Kelis / Coldplay

I think this was before Slane. Pretty awesome.

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Post by: Taco on December 17, 2012, 07:24:55 PM
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That we've personally seen, or just in general?

In general.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on December 17, 2012, 07:30:09 PM
Muse, Coldplay, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Oasis
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Post by: THRILLHO on December 17, 2012, 08:50:47 PM
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Muse, Coldplay, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Oasis

what dates or it didnt happen....

TELL ME NOW
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Post by: eddyjedi on December 18, 2012, 06:09:45 AM
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Muse, Coldplay, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Oasis

what dates or it didnt happen....

TELL ME NOW

Coldplay supported in Elevation Slane, Oasis supported on Popmart on some of the american legs. I think maybe West Coast.
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Post by: larrylove on December 18, 2012, 10:40:49 AM
skunk anansie and snowpatrol
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Post by: Bads316 on December 18, 2012, 12:22:37 PM
In general - Velvet Underground, Pixies, PJ Harvey, Public Enemy, Ramones

That I've seen - Audioweb
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Post by: TheU2Ken on December 18, 2012, 02:45:42 PM
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Muse, Coldplay, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Oasis

what dates or it didnt happen....

TELL ME NOW

Coldplay supported in Elevation Slane, Oasis supported on Popmart on some of the american legs. I think maybe West Coast.
thank you. I think it was just west coast for Oasis. I know they did Oakland
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Post by: imaginary friend on December 18, 2012, 03:48:21 PM
^ I think they only did Oakland.

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That we've personally seen, or just in general?

In general.

ok, then...Kraftwerk, the Waterboys, Public Enemy, Muse, Los Lobos, the Alarm, the Pretenders.
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Post by: spooked1oo on December 18, 2012, 06:07:36 PM
Muse by far!

...then Oasis, Coldplay, and The Fray.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on December 18, 2012, 10:41:44 PM
COLDPLAY!!!
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Post by: Taco on December 22, 2012, 04:36:06 PM
I didnt really like their 360 opening acts.
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Post by: OnlyU2 on December 22, 2012, 09:15:49 PM
I thought Lenny Cravitz was pretty good
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Post by: TheU2Ken on December 22, 2012, 09:31:03 PM
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I didnt really like their 360 opening acts.
Snow Patrol and Muse were great

I got stuck with Florence is Nashville  :-\ feel sorry for those with Interpol and The Fray too
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Post by: THRILLHO on December 22, 2012, 09:48:42 PM
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I didnt really like their 360 opening acts.
Snow Patrol and Muse were great

I got stuck with Florence is Nashville  :-\ feel sorry for those with Interpol and The Fray too

i got the Fray in Denver. Muse in Arlington, TX. Florence would of been good
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Post by: AJ on December 22, 2012, 11:13:14 PM
If they had Coldplay, The Killers, and Florence as well as many other big acts that is surprising to me.
Usually when I think of opening acts I think of less known bands, not bands that have had their own world tours.
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Post by: Taco on December 23, 2012, 02:50:28 PM
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I didnt really like their 360 opening acts.
Snow Patrol and Muse were great

I got stuck with Florence is Nashville  :-\ feel sorry for those with Interpol and The Fray too

i got the Fray in Denver. Muse in Arlington, TX. Florence would of been good


I had Interpol in Pittsburgh.  They really weren't that good.
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Post by: THRILLHO on December 23, 2012, 10:00:58 PM
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I didnt really like their 360 opening acts.
Snow Patrol and Muse were great

I got stuck with Florence is Nashville  :-\ feel sorry for those with Interpol and The Fray too

i got the Fray in Denver. Muse in Arlington, TX. Florence would of been good


I had Interpol in Pittsburgh.  They really weren't that good.

i've heard of them but i've never heard a song by them.
Title: Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
Post by: Saculniai on December 24, 2012, 04:16:27 AM
Best: Stereo MC's and The Killers
Wort: Bjork
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Post by: imaginary friend on December 24, 2012, 07:14:28 AM
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If they had Coldplay, The Killers, and Florence as well as many other big acts that is surprising to me.
Usually when I think of opening acts I think of less known bands, not bands that have had their own world tours.

I'm pretty sure Coldplay opened for U2 in 2001; they weren't that big then.
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Post by: THRILLHO on December 24, 2012, 08:13:15 AM
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If they had Coldplay, The Killers, and Florence as well as many other big acts that is surprising to me.
Usually when I think of opening acts I think of less known bands, not bands that have had their own world tours.

I'm pretty sure Coldplay opened for U2 in 2001; they weren't that big then.

Exactly. At that point Yellow was the only hit they'd had. Was it just the Slane Castle gig they opened for or a few dates?
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Post by: imaginary friend on December 24, 2012, 12:23:53 PM
no idea. I know about the Slane gig...cba to look for info about any other shows.
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Post by: emalvick on December 27, 2012, 09:37:22 AM
The best I saw was No Doubt and the worst I saw was Oasis.  Liam Gallagher was such an a$$ to the audience that I pretty much quit being an Oasis fan from that day on.  It wasn't like their music changed much anyway.  No Doubt, on the other hand was a band I actually didn't like at all, but they impressed me with their performance to the point where I bought an album or two.  They gained respect from me.

There are many I wish I could have seen.  I've heard recordings of Pearl Jam opening for U2 back in 2006 in Hawaii (not sure if they opened for U2 anywhere else on that tour), and it was quite impressive.  I'm not sure of the quality, but I would have liked to have seen Garbage when they opened for U2...
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Post by: Droo on December 27, 2012, 09:40:08 AM
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I didnt really like their 360 opening acts.

Me neither.

The Fray were probably the least unpleasant of the bunch. Interpol made me want to drive nails into my ears.
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Post by: THRILLHO on December 27, 2012, 02:23:08 PM
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The best I saw was No Doubt and the worst I saw was Oasis.  Liam Gallagher was such an a$$ to the audience that I pretty much quit being an Oasis fan from that day on.  It wasn't like their music changed much anyway.  No Doubt, on the other hand was a band I actually didn't like at all, but they impressed me with their performance to the point where I bought an album or two.  They gained respect from me.

There are many I wish I could have seen.  I've heard recordings of Pearl Jam opening for U2 back in 2006 in Hawaii (not sure if they opened for U2 anywhere else on that tour), and it was quite impressive. I'm not sure of the quality, but I would have liked to have seen Garbage when they opened for U2...

yea i'd of liked to of seen them or Rage open. Oakenfold dj'd a few Zoo TV shows that would of been cool to see possibly.
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Post by: AJ on December 27, 2012, 03:01:07 PM
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If they had Coldplay, The Killers, and Florence as well as many other big acts that is surprising to me.
Usually when I think of opening acts I think of less known bands, not bands that have had their own world tours.

I'm pretty sure Coldplay opened for U2 in 2001; they weren't that big then.
I'm pretty young, still in high school so I wouldn't know. :D
That must have been an amazing concert though.
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Post by: imaginary friend on December 27, 2012, 03:56:38 PM
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The best I saw was No Doubt and the worst I saw was Oasis.  Liam Gallagher was such an a$$ to the audience that I pretty much quit being an Oasis fan from that day on.  It wasn't like their music changed much anyway.  No Doubt, on the other hand was a band I actually didn't like at all, but they impressed me with their performance to the point where I bought an album or two.  They gained respect from me.

There are many I wish I could have seen.  I've heard recordings of Pearl Jam opening for U2 back in 2006 in Hawaii (not sure if they opened for U2 anywhere else on that tour), and it was quite impressive.  I'm not sure of the quality, but I would have liked to have seen Garbage when they opened for U2...

I think Hawaii was PJ's one gig on the Vertigo tour...but they did open a number of shows on the Zooropa tour.
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Post by: trevgreg on December 27, 2012, 05:05:59 PM
I've only seen Dashboard Confessional, Snow Patrol, and Interpol (2x) open for the band in person. I'd probably have to choose Dashboard as the one I preferred, since I wasn't big on the other two. I suppose it could've been worse, but there's a few acts listed here who I wouldn't have minded replacing them with! I could picture one of the 360 shows with Kravitz or Muse opening being fun. Arcade Fire too.
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Post by: Taco on January 01, 2013, 10:56:39 AM
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I didnt really like their 360 opening acts.

Me neither.

The Fray were probably the least unpleasant of the bunch. Interpol made me want to drive nails into my ears.

Yeah, I hope they get some better opening acts
Title: Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
Post by: mdmomof7 on January 01, 2013, 11:35:43 AM
Florence and the Machine was terrific, but she felt so small in such a huge stadium. I was too into seeing U2 live for the first time ever to pay her the attention she deserved. However, I did pay to see her headline this past September. :)

One dd would have loved The Fray, the other dd would have loved Snow Patrol, all daughters would have loved Muse and me too! I'd take any of those three.
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Post by: singnomore on January 04, 2013, 04:23:57 AM
The Alarm - War Tour (feels old)

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Post by: GardenTart on January 04, 2013, 10:32:40 AM
I really dislike opening acts in general. I buy concert tickets to see the main act.........

I've seen Public Enemy/The Sugar Cubes, PJ Harvey, The Fray and I honestly can't remember who opened for the PopMart tour. I guess if I had to choose, it would be PJ. 
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 04, 2013, 12:05:03 PM
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I really dislike opening acts in general. I buy concert tickets to see the main act.........

I've seen Public Enemy/The Sugar Cubes, PJ Harvey, The Fray and I honestly can't remember who opened for the PopMart tour. I guess if I had to choose, it would be PJ.

true. having to see an opening act is always a chore, even if i like the band.

did u see Garbage or Rage Against the Machine?
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Post by: GardenTart on January 04, 2013, 06:20:24 PM
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I really dislike opening acts in general. I buy concert tickets to see the main act.........

I've seen Public Enemy/The Sugar Cubes, PJ Harvey, The Fray and I honestly can't remember who opened for the PopMart tour. I guess if I had to choose, it would be PJ.

true. having to see an opening act is always a chore, even if i like the band.

did u see Garbage or Rage Against the Machine?

"Chore" - That's a really good term for it.

Just looked it up - apparently Fun Loving Criminals opened both shows in Edmonton for Pop Mart. Who knew?
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 04, 2013, 06:41:51 PM
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I really dislike opening acts in general. I buy concert tickets to see the main act.........

I've seen Public Enemy/The Sugar Cubes, PJ Harvey, The Fray and I honestly can't remember who opened for the PopMart tour. I guess if I had to choose, it would be PJ.

true. having to see an opening act is always a chore, even if i like the band.

did u see Garbage or Rage Against the Machine?

"Chore" - That's a really good term for it.

Just looked it up - apparently Fun Loving Criminals opened both shows in Edmonton for Pop Mart. Who knew?

Woah. Wait. Who.......? I've heard the name but what songs would I know....?
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Post by: imaginary friend on January 04, 2013, 10:58:01 PM
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I really dislike opening acts in general. I buy concert tickets to see the main act.........

I've seen Public Enemy/The Sugar Cubes, PJ Harvey, The Fray and I honestly can't remember who opened for the PopMart tour. I guess if I had to choose, it would be PJ.

true. having to see an opening act is always a chore, even if i like the band.

did u see Garbage or Rage Against the Machine?

"Chore" - That's a really good term for it.

Just looked it up - apparently Fun Loving Criminals opened both shows in Edmonton for Pop Mart. Who knew?

Woah. Wait. Who.......? I've heard the name but what songs would I know....?

I think their one hit was called "Scooby Snacks", which should tell you all you need to know right there. I was fortunate enough to miss them in Columbus, but not so lucky in Chicago. One of the worst bands I've ever seen.
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Post by: LToy on January 04, 2013, 11:10:27 PM
My favorite opening acts for U2 are the ones that I never got to see at a U2 concert, but have seen live (most of them) at their own headlining concert: Public Enemy (the one group I've never seen live), Kraftwerk (Paramount Theatre - Seattle 2003), Garbage (Pacific NW - Vancouver/Seattle/Portland, 2002 & 2012), & Florence & The Machine (Pacific NW - 2012). I wish I could've seen these acts open for U2 as those concerts would have been complete concerts from start to finish.
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 04, 2013, 11:16:29 PM
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My favorite opening acts for U2 are the ones that I never got to see at a U2 concert, but have seen live (most of them) at their own headlining concert: Public Enemy (the one group I've never seen live), Kraftwerk (Paramount Theatre - Seattle 2003), Garbage (Pacific NW - Vancouver/Seattle/Portland, 2002 & 2012), & Florence & The Machine (Pacific NW - 2012). I wish I could've seen these acts open for U2 as those concerts would have been complete concerts from start to finish.

Yea the only band i feel this way about would be the Pixies, as it was their final tour before breaking up. And on Zoo TV no less.