Author Topic: Thanks but no Thanks  (Read 2004 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline The Bonzo

  • Stateless
  • *
  • Posts: 140
Thanks but no Thanks
« on: January 09, 2017, 05:43:33 AM »
Decided not to go to TJT Tour 2017

most of the songs have been played again and again
tickets are quite expensive
would rather save the money for the 2018 i&e tour to hear new material




Offline John Galt

  • Numb
  • **
  • Posts: 896
  • The hands that build can also pull down.
Re: Thanks but no Thanks
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 05:52:56 AM »
I'd be going if the show were at the O2 arena but I'm not standing in a stadium again for any act.  Been there done that.

So I'm more disappointed by the choice of venues rather than the likely sets.


Offline Spaderholic

  • Party Girl/Boy
  • **
  • Posts: 578
Re: Thanks but no Thanks
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 06:22:51 AM »
So are they definitely going to tour again next year for their next album? I hope so, and in arenas, not stadiums.

Offline JFW

  • Numb
  • **
  • Posts: 890
  • Wondering why I still walk the earth
Re: Thanks but no Thanks
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 06:43:07 AM »
I think I'm still going! :)

I'm going to stop seeing it like a Joshua Tree anniversary, but as a tour just for fun (so not as promotional for their newest album, but just because they want to tour) with all songs of the Joshua Tree because it turns 30 years and it's the album that sets them on top of the world.

Offline riffraff

  • Deep In the Heart
  • ****
  • Posts: 26,226
  • I know that this is not goodbye, my forum friends!
Re: Thanks but no Thanks
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2017, 06:43:53 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I'd be going if the show were at the O2 arena but I'm not standing in a stadium again for any act.  Been there done that.

So I'm more disappointed by the choice of venues rather than the likely sets.
this

Waffles

  • Guest
Re: Thanks but no Thanks
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2017, 06:50:43 AM »
Cool! More tickets for me!

Offline riffraff

  • Deep In the Heart
  • ****
  • Posts: 26,226
  • I know that this is not goodbye, my forum friends!
Re: Thanks but no Thanks
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2017, 07:01:13 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Cool! More tickets for me!
That almost made me laugh...thanks for that. Trust me, if I could possibly get to the rose bowl, I would do stadiums...it just isn't happening. So, I'll just be patient and wait for the SOE tour, hopefully in an arena.

Offline TheEnd

  • Refugee
  • *
  • Posts: 295
Re: Thanks but no Thanks
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2017, 07:22:12 AM »
This is going to be a very expensive way for me to hear Exit live.


Offline SlyDanner

  • Precious Stone
  • ***
  • Posts: 2,520
  • A white dope on punk staring into the flash.
Re: Thanks but no Thanks
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2017, 07:39:59 AM »
it is a strange feeling to have basically no interest in a new U2 Tour. I haven't had that feeling in 20 years or so.

Maybe I'll change my mind but right now this feels like a strange, bizarre announcement from a band that has either moved on from me, or whom I have moved on from as they go backwards.

Offline Droo

  • Traffic Cop (Rue du Marais)
  • ***
  • Posts: 10,172
  • don't expect, suggest
Re: Thanks but no Thanks
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2017, 08:02:42 AM »
Most of the songs have been played again and again?

Only four of the JT songs are setlist regulars. Everything from Track 5 onwards are rarely if ever played.

Offline The Hair of Martin Gore

  • Refugee
  • *
  • Posts: 226
Re: Thanks but no Thanks
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2017, 08:05:01 AM »
it seems like such a waste of time for them. they can't have that much time left as a band, and they should spend it on recording and playing new music about their what their lives and the world are like now, not diving into the past. the shows will be great though, and they'll be playing seven songs that are rarely (or never!) played so it will be pretty special. But it seems like they're misusing their position as artists and men in late middle age.  Tell us what you've learned, U2!

Offline riffraff

  • Deep In the Heart
  • ****
  • Posts: 26,226
  • I know that this is not goodbye, my forum friends!
Re: Thanks but no Thanks
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2017, 08:06:01 AM »
Ah, man, they're going to play RHMT. Maybe Hawkmoon. I need to play & hit the lottery NOW.

Offline John Galt

  • Numb
  • **
  • Posts: 896
  • The hands that build can also pull down.
Re: Thanks but no Thanks
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2017, 08:06:59 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
it seems like such a waste of time for them. they can't have that much time left as a band, and they should spend it on recording and playing new music about their what their lives and the world are like now, not diving into the past. the shows will be great though, and they'll be playing seven songs that are rarely (or never!) played so it will be pretty special. But it seems like they're misusing their position as artists and men in late middle age.  Tell us what you've learned, U2!

"We're like the Rolling Stones."


Offline Droo

  • Traffic Cop (Rue du Marais)
  • ***
  • Posts: 10,172
  • don't expect, suggest
Re: Thanks but no Thanks
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2017, 08:07:04 AM »
I don't think it's a waste of time for them. It's the album that made them superstars and we will be getting a nice chunk of rare songs performed as a result. SoE is basically finished and Edge says that the I+E Tour is likely going to pick back up once it's released. This is just a little treat for longtime fans before getting back to new stuff.

Offline The Hair of Martin Gore

  • Refugee
  • *
  • Posts: 226
Re: Thanks but no Thanks
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2017, 08:08:59 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Decided not to go to TJT Tour 2017

most of the songs have been played again and again
tickets are quite expensive
would rather save the money for the 2018 i&e tour to hear new material

Not true at all.

Quote
Where The Streets Have No Name (839 times played)
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (618 times played)
With Or Without You (775 times in concert: 774 times played, 1 time snippeted)
Bullet The Blue Sky (724 times played)
Running To Stand Still (347 times in concert: 345 times played, 2 times snippeted)
Red Hill Mining Town (never played live)
In God's Country (123 times in concert: 114 times played, 9 times snippeted)
Trip Through Your Wires (86 times played)
One Tree Hill (49 times in concert: 44 times played, 5 times snippeted)
Exit (111 times played)
Mothers Of The Disappeared (22 times in concert: 18 times played, 4 times snippeted)

Running To Stand Still hasn't been played since 05, and that was the first time it was played since 93. The rest are never played, as you can see.