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Re: Why has nothing from Pop been played since Elevation Tour?
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2012, 06:20:59 PM »
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There were, however, shows at which it was possible to see more TUF than any other album except the one being toured- that's not something that can be said for any other tour since the 80s.

Really? Which one? O.o

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Re: Why has nothing from Pop been played since Elevation Tour?
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2012, 02:16:20 AM »
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There were, however, shows at which it was possible to see more TUF than any other album except the one being toured- that's not something that can be said for any other tour since the 80s.

Didn't that happen a few times?  Where TUF was the 2nd highest represented album at a 360 show?

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Re: Why has nothing from Pop been played since Elevation Tour?
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2012, 04:44:51 AM »
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Re: Why has nothing from Pop been played since Elevation Tour?
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2012, 07:01:58 AM »
Wouldn't it have been nice if they had made more adventurous selections from TUC, such as Wire, ASOH, Indian Summer Sky and Promenade, instead of the boring predictable choices.


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Re: Why has nothing from Pop been played since Elevation Tour?
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2012, 07:32:08 AM »
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Wouldn't it have been nice if they had made more adventurous selections from TUC, such as Wire, ASOH, Indian Summer Sky and Promenade, instead of the boring predictable choices.

I had no idea that those were selections from me! :P

Regardless, TUF was probably about as adventurous as ASOH- they were both last played on the Lovetown Tour, IIRC.

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Re: Why has nothing from Pop been played since Elevation Tour?
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2012, 07:37:16 AM »
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Wouldn't it have been nice if they had made more adventurous selections from TUC, such as Wire, ASOH, Indian Summer Sky and Promenade, instead of the boring predictable choices.

I had no idea that those were selections from me! :P

Regardless, TUF was probably about as adventurous as ASOH- they were both last played on the Lovetown Tour, IIRC.

Yes, and it was a rare night that ASOH was played on that tour.  A rare night, indeed.


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Re: Why has nothing from Pop been played since Elevation Tour?
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2012, 11:24:35 AM »
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Wow. And only two songs from Achtung Baby?

I guess they were promoting the Anniversary release of The Unforgettable Fire at that point! 

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Re: Why has nothing from Pop been played since Elevation Tour?
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2012, 05:41:05 PM »
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Wow. And only two songs from Achtung Baby?

I guess they were promoting the Anniversary release of The Unforgettable Fire at that point!

Yup- and only two from ATYCLB, which also took over the tour around midpoint.

Good gig!  :D

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Re: Why has nothing from Pop been played since Elevation Tour?
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2012, 10:58:44 PM »
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Wow. And only two songs from Achtung Baby?

I guess they were promoting the Anniversary release of The Unforgettable Fire at that point!

Yup- and only two from ATYCLB, which also took over the tour around midpoint.


Yup- around the time 360 became a greatest hits tour.


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Re: Why has nothing from Pop been played since Elevation Tour?
« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2012, 09:43:56 AM »
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At this point, there's no need to "reintroduce" it to audiences if the band themselves weren't happy with it.

Sure.  If they want to, they will.  The original post seemed to suggest some kind of plan to reintroduce Pop material to audiences.  I'm just saying that so far, the band seems to be largely disinclined to do that.  I don't get the sense that Bono is coming up with setlists going, "but we really NEED to get more Pop material in there.  Come on, Edge, Please?  Please, Please?  Or maybe Miami???  Aww..."
We are talking about a band that resurrected TWO songs from October in the last decade.

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Re: Why has nothing from Pop been played since Elevation Tour?
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2012, 11:51:00 AM »
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Wow. And only two songs from Achtung Baby?

I guess they were promoting the Anniversary release of The Unforgettable Fire at that point!

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Re: Why has nothing from Pop been played since Elevation Tour?
« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2012, 12:24:03 PM »
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Wow. And only two songs from Achtung Baby?

I guess they were promoting the Anniversary release of The Unforgettable Fire at that point!

Yup- and only two from ATYCLB, which also took over the tour around midpoint.


Yup- around the time 360 became a greatest hits tour.



Yes, with 7 NLOTH songs in the show.

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Re: Why has nothing from Pop been played since Elevation Tour?
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2012, 12:26:01 PM »
Pop will make a comeback. It just didn't fit with the political nature of the stage/setlist of Vertigo tour and 360 had NLOTH/new songs before it turned into a Zoo TV 2.0 show.

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Re: Why has nothing from Pop been played since Elevation Tour?
« Reply #43 on: February 29, 2012, 12:15:54 AM »
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Pop will make a comeback. It just didn't fit with the political nature of the stage/setlist of Vertigo tour and 360 had NLOTH/new songs before it turned into a Zoo TV 2.0 show.

I think so too, if there's ever a time to 'remix' Do You Feel Loved ala Even Better, NOW or whenever they have the new album is the time.  I just heard that song today, I think the older version of U2 can handle that now.

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Re: Why has nothing from Pop been played since Elevation Tour?
« Reply #44 on: February 29, 2012, 12:41:34 AM »
They are saving the POP songs for the next tour.

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