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Title: If there is an Achtung Baby Anniversary Tour, then...
Post by: gottago on July 06, 2018, 03:11:44 PM
I would love to see U2 to make the era of the 90's the focus of the show.  Imagine, Achtung, Zooropa, & POP being the only albums they pull from?!?

The reason why I feel this could be a possibility is bc of how they were able to let go of playing anything off The Joshua Tree during the SOE Tour.  It gives me hope that perhaps they would feel they could pull off this concept.

It would be a pure treat for the fans.

Thoughts?
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Post by: GoldenStateGirl on July 07, 2018, 01:32:12 PM
I love the gutsiness of this concept. Why not?
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Post by: laoghaire on July 07, 2018, 01:43:41 PM
I'm in.
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Post by: andrewau2 on July 07, 2018, 03:08:32 PM
It could be the Trilogy tour of all three albums played in their entirety: Achtung Baby, Zooropa, and Pop.


The Cure did it...just google The Cure Trilogy.
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Post by: the_chief on July 07, 2018, 04:40:33 PM
Absolutely

I'm with The Edge on Zooropa though...It's good but, don't think it's TJT or AB good

Still holds the best U2 song ever written imo....Quite possibly the best song ever by anyone
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Post by: gasface257 on July 08, 2018, 05:30:33 AM
They would probably start with playing Achtung Baby in it entirety, 12 songs, maybe play HMTMKMKM, Stay, SATS and either Discotheque or bring back Sattelite of Love.

Then the encore would consist of Streets, Pride, BD, Elevation, Vertigo and SBS.

That is just how I see them doing it if they do it.   Since Acrobat has been played, they donít have a never before played song like TJT with RHMT. Macphisto also returned so that could be played either way
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Post by: laoghaire on July 08, 2018, 06:23:07 AM
So Cruel, while played before, is enough of a rarity to take that slot. Also plenty of songs that just haven't been done in a while.
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Post by: McSwilly on July 08, 2018, 08:55:15 AM
I'm Ready
I'm ready for what's next.

Zoo station is one of the better openers, plus So Cruel, the Fly and others. Good idea - this was their last decent album.
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Post by: gottago on July 08, 2018, 06:54:25 PM
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It could be the Trilogy tour of all three albums played in their entirety: Achtung Baby, Zooropa, and Pop.


The Cure did it...just google The Cure Trilogy.

WOW! That would be incredible!
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Post by: ShankAsu on July 09, 2018, 04:07:38 PM
this is an idea i could get behind.  i'd love to see them just bring back the Zooropa show/tour.  i missed it the first time around.
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Post by: SpringStep on July 09, 2018, 06:31:45 PM
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They would probably start with playing Achtung Baby in it entirety, 12 songs, maybe play HMTMKMKM, Stay, SATS and either Discotheque or bring back Sattelite of Love.

Then the encore would consist of Streets, Pride, BD, Elevation, Vertigo and SBS.

That is just how I see them doing it if they do it.   Since Acrobat has been played, they donít have a never before played song like TJT with RHMT. Macphisto also returned so that could be played either way

Interesting, as I never thought of it that way.  I always thought it would be similar to JTT tour format, by playing pre-AB (Rattle and Hum?) in black, white, grey screen imagery.  The lights go down and either Zoo Station starts up or they have the video entry as a throw back to ZooTV and start into Zoo Station with all the colors and lights.
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Post by: LToy on July 09, 2018, 10:45:10 PM
As much as I would like to see this happen, realistically I doubt the band will put on another anniversary tour for this simple reason: they are not under any contractual obligation to Live Nation to do this UNLESS Live Nation says otherwise.
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Post by: Johnny Feathers on July 10, 2018, 10:55:16 AM
While it might be nice to imagine, there's no way on earth you'll see them do this.  One of the three albums was considered a huge success--the other two, not so much.  I'm pretty sure their acknowledgement of Pop on the current tour is about as much as you'll ever see them do from that album.
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Post by: Boba Fett on July 10, 2018, 04:39:47 PM
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While it might be nice to imagine, there's no way on earth you'll see them do this.  One of the three albums was considered a huge success--the other two, not so much.  I'm pretty sure their acknowledgement of Pop on the current tour is about as much as you'll ever see them do from that album.

Perhaps they could do an Achtung Baby Anniversary tour, and include selections from Zooropa and Pop, rather than the whole albums. But my gut tells me they won't do it. Although we do have the next three years to speculate wildly about it...:D
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Post by: Johnny Feathers on July 10, 2018, 04:53:05 PM
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While it might be nice to imagine, there's no way on earth you'll see them do this.  One of the three albums was considered a huge success--the other two, not so much.  I'm pretty sure their acknowledgement of Pop on the current tour is about as much as you'll ever see them do from that album.

Perhaps they could do an Achtung Baby Anniversary tour, and include selections from Zooropa and Pop, rather than the whole albums. But my gut tells me they won't do it. Although we do have the next three years to speculate wildly about it...:D

I think at most they either do an AB anniversary tour or, maybe even more likely, a Zoo TV anniversary tour, with no complete album but a heavy dose of AB with maybe a few Zooropa tracks.


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Post by: welshguy77 on July 14, 2018, 04:53:31 PM
I would be fine with this. Achtung Baby is their best album and Zooroopa is possibly their 3rd best.  Pop is also under-rated.  Hope it happens but not sure if it will.
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Post by: singnomore on July 14, 2018, 09:48:51 PM
I wonder if they will feel compelled to do something like this since they have created precedence with the Joshua Tree Anniversary Tour? That was a filler tour that they had to commit to with Live Nation since SOE wasnít ready. Iím not sure U2 ever had really thought this was something they would ever do (going retrospective) or that was what they would be about. Interesting to see if it happens.
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Post by: U2alwaysforever on July 15, 2018, 06:33:21 PM
I hate this idea, I would go bankrupt and lose my job following them all over the world for this tour, lets do it!
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Post by: Marwood on July 16, 2018, 06:27:59 AM
It would be good but I doubt they'd do three albums in their entirety: if they were going to do a 90s night, a few of the songs (rather than the instrumentals, although Lets Go Native would be cool) from Original Soundtracks would be cool.
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Post by: Allhorizonbomb on July 17, 2018, 05:34:51 PM
I like the idea, but I wasn't around for the first Joshua tree tour, so the nostalgia of the tour never hit me. Instead I felt really out of place at the show and with my generation, so I would like to say, please no more nostalgia or old album tours. That's just my opinion on the matter.
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Post by: jonnydeaf on August 06, 2018, 09:47:05 AM
Hard to imagine a show that opens with Achtung Baby songs followed by Pop and Zooropa songs.  It's a recipe for a half empty arena for the last hour. Sure, the half would be most of the people who frequent this board, so I suspect people will disagree. Pop and Zooropa didn't sell 10 million albums together, while ATYCLB sold 11.5. So, maybe they could open with two popular staples?

They'd have to structure it backwards to keep a crowd in the venue.

Deep down, I just want them to put together one "last" rock (bass, drum, guitar, vocals - that's it) album, recorded on an analog board with everyone in the studio playing together until they could play one take of the song just right. Literally go to a garage in the south of France and write the songs, then do a series of "one take" shots, and with no announcement, put out the record.  It just shows up at radio stations and online on a Friday afternoon so people can hear it on their own all weekend without having to listen to what critics have to say until Monday. 
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Post by: Boba Fett on August 06, 2018, 11:40:07 PM
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Deep down, I just want them to put together one "last" rock (bass, drum, guitar, vocals - that's it) album, recorded on an analog board with everyone in the studio playing together until they could play one take of the song just right. Literally go to a garage in the south of France and write the songs, then do a series of "one take" shots, and with no announcement, put out the record.
You know they have literally never done this don't you?
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Post by: jonnydeaf on August 08, 2018, 07:58:08 AM
I do.  I think it would be the most experimental type of record they could do at this stage of their career.
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Post by: goldtoad on September 12, 2018, 10:13:47 PM

The next tour won't be until Songs of Ascent or whatever the next album is called, but a Zoo Two tour would be very cool.  In a dream world, Songs of Ascent would fit the vibe of Zoo TV and Pop tours, so a Zoo Two type tour would happen... Not likely, but a boy can dream.  I do believe they have one more Zoo TV / U2 360 size stadium tour in them. 
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Post by: Sonofabono on September 24, 2018, 05:02:25 PM
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The next tour won't be until Songs of Ascent or whatever the next album is called, but a Zoo Two tour would be very cool.  In a dream world, Songs of Ascent would fit the vibe of Zoo TV and Pop tours, so a Zoo Two type tour would happen... Not likely, but a boy can dream.  I do believe they have one more Zoo TV / U2 360 size stadium tour in them.

And the award goes to the guy who came up with ZOO-2. (If someone else came up with this before, I'm sorry. Too lazy to read the whole thread.)
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Post by: garyu2 on September 25, 2018, 01:59:00 AM
90ís only song. Great idea.


But U2 would play Elevation, Beautiful Day and Pride again.
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Post by: 73October on September 25, 2018, 04:24:07 AM
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While it might be nice to imagine, there's no way on earth you'll see them do this.  One of the three albums was considered a huge success--the other two, not so much.  I'm pretty sure their acknowledgement of Pop on the current tour is about as much as you'll ever see them do from that album.

Perhaps they could do an Achtung Baby Anniversary tour, and include selections from Zooropa and Pop, rather than the whole albums. But my gut tells me they won't do it. Although we do have the next three years to speculate wildly about it...:D

I think at most they either do an AB anniversary tour or, maybe even more likely, a Zoo TV anniversary tour, with no complete album but a heavy dose of AB with maybe a few Zooropa tracks.


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I think they may do it.  It depends on a couple of things....
1. Are they at a point now where they are completing the storytelling arc of their lives to date (this is, effectively, Bono's autobiography - there has been a separate discussion somewhere as to whether he'd ever write one.  I think we now have the answer?). So they feel that anything after this tour has to be on a different trajectory.
2. Was there ever an agreed extension to the Live Nation contract?  The rumours have died down.  If there isn't then this leaves the door open to a whole load of possibilities.
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Post by: podiumboy on September 28, 2018, 07:38:44 AM
Word is that theyíve signed another 10 year contract with Livenation.  Everything from 360 until this years tour have been under the original contract, and that seems to have worked out well for everyone, why not sign another?  The good news about this is that we are more or less guaranteed U2 tours through the mid 20ís, unless something bad happens to one of the band members.

So if this is true, I can possibly foresee a Zoo2 tour, just because itís maje a lot of money.  My thought is that a new album wonít be ready until 2021 at the earliest.  Maybe theyíll combine the new album with the AB anniversary... maybe not.  However, Iím not expecting to hear much out of U2 until 2021 at the earliest..
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Post by: Smee on October 01, 2018, 08:30:47 AM
As one who was lucky enough to see several shows on the original tour, NAH, im not really feeling the need for any anniversary shows. I accept im likely in a tiny minority
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Post by: wons on October 01, 2018, 04:52:30 PM
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Hard to imagine a show that opens with Achtung Baby songs followed by Pop and Zooropa songs.  It's a recipe for a half empty arena for the last hour. Sure, the half would be most of the people who frequent this board, so I suspect people will disagree. Pop and Zooropa didn't sell 10 million albums together, while ATYCLB sold 11.5. So, maybe they could open with two popular staples?

They'd have to structure it backwards to keep a crowd in the venue.

Deep down, I just want them to put together one "last" rock (bass, drum, guitar, vocals - that's it) album, recorded on an analog board with everyone in the studio playing together until they could play one take of the song just right. Literally go to a garage in the south of France and write the songs, then do a series of "one take" shots, and with no announcement, put out the record.  It just shows up at radio stations and online on a Friday afternoon so people can hear it on their own all weekend without having to listen to what critics have to say until Monday.

Zooropa Sold 7 million albums worldwide
POP sold 6 million albums worldwide.
Together that's 13 million album sold.
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Post by: wons on October 01, 2018, 05:02:55 PM
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The next tour won't be until Songs of Ascent or whatever the next album is called, but a Zoo Two tour would be very cool.  In a dream world, Songs of Ascent would fit the vibe of Zoo TV and Pop tours, so a Zoo Two type tour would happen... Not likely, but a boy can dream.  I do believe they have one more Zoo TV / U2 360 size stadium tour in them.

They won't do it for several reasons. The album was released in 1991 but the tour was not until 1992. So it would not feel like the 30th anniversary in early 1991. Also, ZOO TV was a tour that was more than just about the album. With the Joshua Tree, you don't have that. It was just about the album.

While Die Hard fans may prefer Achtung Baby, most U2 fans to include casual fans, plus the general public prefer Joshua Tree over Achtung Baby. They won't do this tour because it would not do as well as the Joshua Tree Tour 2017 did.

The theme of the ZOO TV tour back in 1992 was the future. Doing something retro 30 years later would be strange for a tour that was about the future.

Finally, it would likely get in the way of the next album/tour cycle.

So I do not think they will do it. They may do a 30th anniversary Box Set for the Achtung Baby album ready for Christmas 2021.
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Post by: jc619er on October 04, 2018, 04:40:43 PM
I would absolutely LOVE it if they did the 30 anniversary of Achtung Baby and did a tour like the JT tour. We get the whole album front to back with awesome visuals and then some great 90s song we rarely see on tour. Sign me up, but that's very wishful thinking.
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Post by: SwimmingSorrows on October 04, 2018, 06:38:27 PM
I don't think any anniversary tour would be complete without hearing the amazing Zoo TV arrangements of songs like Running to Stand Still and Bullet the Blue Sky though.