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U2 => Tours => Topic started by: gottago on July 06, 2018, 03:11:44 PM

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.