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Offline daffi

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rumor: tour in arenas and different set lists
« on: July 24, 2013, 05:24:47 AM »
thats an article from u2place , italy, claims they have a source from inside the band management:
the tour will be in arenas, less cities, but more concerts in each city.(as we heard before.. )
and the interesting thing is- different set list every night!!!

in italian :
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Re: rumor: tour in arenas and different set lists
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 05:31:54 AM »
english link doesn't work, but sounds to good to be true.

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Re: rumor: tour in arenas and different set lists
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 05:43:19 AM »
hope its true!!!
better for us... saving money  not to run all over the world to see them .one city, three concerts, different setlist, sounds great! . :D
its seems they are very confident of what they say in u2 place.
try to translate in google translate .

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Re: rumor: tour in arenas and different set lists
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 06:45:18 AM »
"One of our inside sources in the band's management..." okay... it seems now every single fan knows "someone" in the band's management. ::)
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Re: rumor: tour in arenas and different set lists
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 06:55:47 AM »
There's no way U2 will have a completely different setlist every night. They don't have the musical abilities to pull it off. At best we can expect some rotating slots in the setlist.

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Re: rumor: tour in arenas and different set lists
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2013, 07:41:19 AM »
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"One of our inside sources in the band's management..." okay... it seems now every single fan knows "someone" in the band's management. ::)

yea exactly. this is irritating.

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Re: rumor: tour in arenas and different set lists
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2013, 07:43:39 AM »
as long as Atlanta is one of those cities

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Re: rumor: tour in arenas and different set lists
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 07:45:18 AM »
I would absolutely believe that the band are excitedly proposing totally different setlists for each city.

It is definitely not going to actually *happen*.

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Re: rumor: tour in arenas and different set lists
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2013, 07:47:40 AM »
I wouldn't even think they've suggested it.

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Re: rumor: tour in arenas and different set lists
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2013, 09:21:03 AM »
They would have to have a pretty stripped down stage set to do that. Stable, predictable set lists are important for lighting cues, video and other such programming.

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Re: rumor: tour in arenas and different set lists
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2013, 09:27:50 AM »
So, I haven't been to as many U2 tours/shows as a lot of people here (Popmart, Elevation, 360, one time each). Historically, how much do their setlists differentiate? I know for 360 there were a few rotating songs, but there a lot of the setlist seemed pretty set in stone.

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Re: rumor: tour in arenas and different set lists
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2013, 09:44:05 AM »
Their setlists have never really differed during a tour from what I recall. ZooTV was very predictable, with the only shakeup coming halfway through when Zooropa was released. PopMart was pretty stable throughout.

Usually there's a couple new songs that are tried a few times but subsequently dropped (Do You Feel Loved, IGWSHA, Zooropa on ZooTV, Babyface, Crumbs) or that are abandoned towards the end of the tour (All Because Of You, Ultraviolet on ZooTV, pretty much all the NLOTH songs) or that occasionally rotate in slots. The skeleton of the set usually remains very stable.

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Re: rumor: tour in arenas and different set lists
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2013, 09:49:30 AM »
Are there really 1,000 people working in U2's management?

Sure seems like it, what with all these friends they have.

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Re: rumor: tour in arenas and different set lists
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2013, 10:34:36 AM »
I don't know that I trust all the "insider" info. Nevertheless, they could do different set lists with their abilities if they had shorter shows. If, for example, instead of a 2 hour show, they had 1.5 hour shows, they could do less songs, expend less energy and not really have to get much more of an act down than 360. They might make more money because of repeat customers and with their age (I hate to admit it) they might be able to perform better this way. As for the tech side of things, I have no idea how that works.

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Re: rumor: tour in arenas and different set lists
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2013, 10:41:25 AM »
The setlists tend to change more from leg to leg. If you compare the sets from early on the PopMart and 360 tours to the later legs, there actually were a good number of changes. The early ZooTV shows changed quite a bit from what we have on the Sydney DVD, which makes it all the more maddening that we didn't get a different show on the Achtung box, but that horse has been well-beaten.

I think they 'intend' to open things up more every tour, but then reality sets in. They have so many 'must-play' hits and fan-favorites that, by the time they play a good portion of the new material, they don't have that many slots left.

I think they did a fantastic job with what they put in those slots on 360. UnFire, UV, HMTM, Zooropa, Your Blue Room and Miss Sarajevo were all fantastic choices, and I expect we will get a few album cuts this time, but not a whole lot of variation from night to night.