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Will the setlist change substantially from the 2010 360 setlist for US Leg 2011?

No major changes at all
23 (39%)
Major changes only if a new album comes out
18 (30.5%)
Major changes regardless of whether a new album comes out
3 (5.1%)
Fairly big changes with no new album; much bigger changes with one
15 (25.4%)

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Offline The Unknown Caller

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Re: Setlist changes for US Leg 2011
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2011, 10:46:22 AM »
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No Major Changes.

They'll continue with the greatest hits set-list.

I'd like to see them open with Desire.





I could certainly go for that. 

I really hope that they reduce the ATYCLB tracks.  It's one thing to play these songs in markets such as Turkey or South Africa that rarely see U2, but America has heard ATYCLB played to death.

The problem with that, though, is that America is also where ATYCLB did best and so where they would probably get the best reception for those songs!

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Re: Setlist changes for US Leg 2011
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2011, 11:07:36 AM »
Changing the setlist would mean changing how the stage and screen interacts.

It means reprogramming guitar settings.

It would mean more work for the computer graphics designer to find content for the new songs.

But U2 have already sold out every venue they have visited, and they have hit their "sweet spot."  Given their struggles with other matters - fixing their website issues, Spider-man issues, Bono's health issues - I doubt they would bother changing it by much simply because they won't have time for it.

Why exert extra effort for the same amount of money?  With much less effort, they can still earn the same.

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Re: Setlist changes for US Leg 2011
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2011, 12:41:48 PM »
They had no problem programming stuff for Miss Sarajevo, Mysterious Ways, HMTMKMKM, Sunday Bloody Sunday, In A Little While, etc. after the tour was under way. U2 themselves doesn't have to pay attention at all to those elements either. Once the list is chosen their graphics people make the rest happen.

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Re: Setlist changes for US Leg 2011
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2011, 12:46:28 PM »
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They had no problem programming stuff for Miss Sarajevo, Mysterious Ways, HMTMKMKM, Sunday Bloody Sunday, In A Little While, etc. after the tour was under way. U2 themselves doesn't have to pay attention at all to those elements either. Once the list is chosen their graphics people make the rest happen.

Agreed. The changes to the technical side happen later, and often if it's a new song, all they really do is just show the band and choose a relatively neutral colour. (E.G. Bad, Desire, All I Want Is You lately)

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Re: Setlist changes for US Leg 2011
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2011, 07:03:07 PM »
What I meant by having no time for it is no time to rehearse for it.  Regardless of the technical side (which should also be time-consuming), music is still the most important part and I doubt U2 will even bother.

At most, there could be one new song added to the mix but that is still being generous.  If ever, they will pull one of their older songs out of the hat - meaning the ones that have been played frequently in previous tours, or something just acoustic.  Will they dig out some lesser-played full-band song they haven't played in a while such as "Do You Feel Loved" or "Please" for example?  Very unlikely because they will need to "re-learn" those songs - with that time they would rather practice a new song that has never been released like they did before with Glastonbury, Spider-Man, and Mercy.

Let's keep it real and not be in some fantasy world hoping for some of our "personal favorites" to suddenly make it.

Cheers,

J

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Re: Setlist changes for US Leg 2011
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2011, 07:39:13 PM »
They took the time to relearn HMTMKMKM, Mothers Of The Disappeared, The Unforgettable Fire and freaking SCARLET. I don't think it's expecting too much for a professional world famous band to learn their own songs.

Besides, many of the songs I advocate for are ones they already know. The Edge did the Discotheque riff in Crazy Tonight a lot last year, and Last Night On Earth is a pretty easy song to perform that they did a whole bunch of times on the PopMart Tour. Gone, too, was performed semi-regularly on the Elevation Tour.

The band also took time to rehearse extensively songs like Drowning Man and Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World on prior legs. I imagine they still remember the live arrangements for those. They rehearsed an unplayed album track behind closed doors in South Africa according to Willie and he said it was sounding really good. Zooropa or Fez, anyone?

Also, they managed to pull off Your Blue Room by practicing it at rehearsals in Europe. They have proven they can learn certain things quite quickly.

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Re: Setlist changes for US Leg 2011
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2011, 12:28:12 PM »
No major changes (just minor ones) and no new album .  Just my humble opinion.

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Re: Setlist changes for US Leg 2011
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2011, 01:03:34 PM »
If there is no new album then the addition of Desire, Bullet, The Fly and Please would make the shows on the next legs the best of the entire tour.

1. Desire
2. Beautiful Day
3. Until the End of the World
4. New Year's Day
5. Get on your Boots
6. Magnificent
7. I Still Haven't Found...
8. Stay
9. I'll Go Crazy If I don't Go Crazy Tonight (Album version)
10. The Unforgettable Fire
11. Miss Sarajevo
12. City of Blinding Lights
13. Vertigo
14. One
15. Bullet the Blue Sky/Cedars of Lebanon
16. Please
17. Scarlet
18. Walk On

19. Bad
20. Where the Streets have no Name

21. The Fly
22. With or Without You
23. Moment of Surrender

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Re: Setlist changes for US Leg 2011
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2011, 03:03:39 PM »
Replace Bad with Ultraviolet and Desire with No Line On The Horizon and I do believe that is an absolutely perfect setlist.

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Re: Setlist changes for US Leg 2011
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2011, 04:31:07 PM »
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If there is no new album then the addition of Desire, Bullet, The Fly and Please would make the shows on the next legs the best of the entire tour.

1. Desire
2. Beautiful Day
3. Until the End of the World
4. New Year's Day
5. Get on your Boots
6. Magnificent
7. I Still Haven't Found...
8. Stay
9. I'll Go Crazy If I don't Go Crazy Tonight (Album version)
10. The Unforgettable Fire
11. Miss Sarajevo
12. City of Blinding Lights
13. Vertigo
14. One
15. Bullet the Blue Sky/Cedars of Lebanon
16. Please
17. Scarlet
18. Walk On

19. Bad
20. Where the Streets have no Name

21. The Fly
22. With or Without You
23. Moment of Surrender



If you took out UF and inserted Out of Control you'd have 1 track from each album ;)

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Re: Setlist changes for US Leg 2011
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2011, 04:36:46 PM »
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If there is no new album then the addition of Desire, Bullet, The Fly and Please would make the shows on the next legs the best of the entire tour.

1. Desire
2. Beautiful Day
3. Until the End of the World
4. New Year's Day
5. Get on your Boots
6. Magnificent
7. I Still Haven't Found...
8. Stay
9. I'll Go Crazy If I don't Go Crazy Tonight (Album version)
10. The Unforgettable Fire
11. Miss Sarajevo
12. City of Blinding Lights
13. Vertigo
14. One
15. Bullet the Blue Sky/Cedars of Lebanon
16. Please
17. Scarlet
18. Walk On

19. Bad
20. Where the Streets have no Name

21. The Fly
22. With or Without You
23. Moment of Surrender



If you took out UF and inserted Out of Control you'd have 1 track from each album ;)

But I'd just love to see TUF live if I went to a show.


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Re: Setlist changes for US Leg 2011
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2011, 04:44:18 PM »
I don't see The Unforgettable Fire returning, but I've been wrong before again and may well be again. I admit that as someone who LOVED the song and was disappointed that it was just okay live, I'm probably biased, but I never really saw it getting much of a crowd reaction, even in the pit with the hardcores, so I wasn't at all surprised to see it failing to survive when Ultraviolet, its fellow out-of-nowhere-obscure-tour-regular, managed to. Well, I guess I should say that I *was* surprised when it looked like it *did* survive after it appeared in Turin, then wasn't surprised when it was dropped a few shows in.  :D

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Re: Setlist changes for US Leg 2011
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2011, 04:51:59 PM »
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If there is no new album then the addition of Desire, Bullet, The Fly and Please would make the shows on the next legs the best of the entire tour.

1. Desire
2. Beautiful Day
3. Until the End of the World
4. New Year's Day
5. Get on your Boots
6. Magnificent
7. I Still Haven't Found...
8. Stay
9. I'll Go Crazy If I don't Go Crazy Tonight (Album version)
10. The Unforgettable Fire
11. Miss Sarajevo
12. City of Blinding Lights
13. Vertigo
14. One
15. Bullet the Blue Sky/Cedars of Lebanon
16. Please
17. Scarlet
18. Walk On

19. Bad
20. Where the Streets have no Name

21. The Fly
22. With or Without You
23. Moment of Surrender



If you took out UF and inserted Out of Control you'd have 1 track from each album ;)

But I'd just love to see TUF live if I went to a show.

Yeah.... I'd rather have OOC but thats life :)

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Re: Setlist changes for US Leg 2011
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2011, 01:40:44 PM »
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You're talking about them debuting a song they haven't played from an album they clearly aren't keen on (Unfortunately...) to serve a completely different message which I'm not really sure it serves anyway.

Scarlet says hello.

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Re: Setlist changes for US Leg 2011
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2011, 02:04:59 PM »
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You're talking about them debuting a song they haven't played from an album they clearly aren't keen on (Unfortunately...) to serve a completely different message which I'm not really sure it serves anyway.

Scarlet says hello.
;D ;D ;D