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Title: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: The Unknown Caller on February 03, 2011, 10:13:27 AM
Well, we had one in the run-up to the European leg which almost everyone got wrong, including me, so... let's try to beat ourselves this time!  To be precise, last time up, 50 people voted of whom 6 correctly predicted a new song as the opener. The overwhelming choice last time up was a resounding 52% selecting "Get On Your Boots" as the inevitable opener. (A guess so successful that Boots went on to be not first, not second, not even third, but *fourth* in the regular setlist.) So... yeah, our skills here are not exactly prodigious. Nevertheless....

 :D What song will open the 360 Tour in the USA? (As opposed to the South African leg which may well be different depending on a possible new album)

1- Return of the Stingray Guitar- As it did in Europe and Australasia!
2- Mercy, full band Every Breaking Wave, Boy Falls... a song not yet released on an album but familiar to us from Europe 2010
3- Brand new Song- From a brand new album or not, a song we've never heard before
4- Classic song- Beautiful Day opening rather than up second, as we know they considered before Europe? Vertigo? Another classic?
5- NLOTH song- Breathe or Magnificent making a comeback? Boots, ála Rose Bowl? Hell, they considered MoS to open before Europe so literally nothing is off-limits!

If you pick 2, 4 or 5, please specify so we can see who called it right!
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on February 03, 2011, 10:24:48 AM
Had to pick a new song because i'm so (naively, i know) sure that there will be a new album out by the US dates. Which would mean probably the lead single opening the shows, if not another popular song from the new album  :)

What do you think, Unknown Caller?
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on February 03, 2011, 10:30:38 AM
I voted a brand new song.  The focus has been and will be off of NLOTH, so I highly doubt an NLOTH song will open shows.  None of the new songs from Europe are "openers".  A "classic" song hasn't opened a U2 show since Lovetown and I expect the trend to continue.  And I just cant see Stingray staying around, I dont know why.  If everything goes to plan, U2 will have new material to play and a new song to open shows
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: The Unknown Caller on February 03, 2011, 10:36:38 AM
A big part of me thinks the most likely option is Stingray into the new lead single, but I could see them opening with a brand new song too- though maybe not the single. And I won't be shocked by a classic- the USA is more classic-friendly than Europe, IMO.  Of last year's songs, the only two possibilities I could see are MAYBE a full band EBW, or, actually, Boy Falls From The Sky which wouldn't surprise me at all.

If they do open with a brand new song, whether it's the lead single will be interesting. It's worth noting that it would be only the second time in history that they've opened a tour consistently with the lead single of their newest album. (Beautiful Day opened one Elevation show and Vertigo opened the outdoor gigs of the Vertigo Tour)

So, what the heck, I'll go on a limb and vote Stingray.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: Droo on February 03, 2011, 10:50:47 AM
Fez - Being Born

Zooropa

Sixty Seconds In Kingdom Come

No Line On The Horizon

These are the only 4 I would personally like.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: The Unknown Caller on February 03, 2011, 10:52:24 AM
I remain convinced that playing Stingray into either Glastonbury or full band NLOTH is the opening this band desperately needs to be shown.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: Droo on February 03, 2011, 10:53:37 AM
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I remain convinced that playing Stingray into either Glastonbury or full band NLOTH is the opening this band desperately needs to be shown.

How about:

Sixty Seconds In Kingdom Come over the PA, then Stingray with band, leading into NLOTH.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: MarsGirl on February 03, 2011, 11:06:55 AM
I said Stingray because I pessimistically believe that nothing major is going to change on the US leg. Prove me wrong, U2!! ;) No matter what they do, though, I'll love being at a live show. Even though I've heard Streets 3 million times, ISHFWLF 1 million times, and Pride a half a million times. ;)
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 03, 2011, 11:55:20 AM
Stingray, only because it hasn't been used on any North American dates yet.

And I'm also waiting for a more concrete new album date before making any more guesses  ;)
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 03, 2011, 12:00:14 PM
Desire. 8)

Anything but Beautiful Day as the opener.

Breathe is the natural opener for 360.


Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: An Cat Dubh on February 03, 2011, 12:12:50 PM
Out Of Control
Gloria
Desire
Hawkmoon 269
Zoo Station
Discotheque
Mofo

Any of these would do for me. Or, a BRAND new song.



Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: HEY!youtwo! on February 03, 2011, 01:28:06 PM
Optimistically, a brand new song from the brand new album. If not, then hopefully they open with NLOTH2
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: MarsGirl on February 03, 2011, 06:05:28 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but what is NLOTH2?
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: hurricane hugo on February 03, 2011, 06:26:41 PM
I was hoping this was going to be an announcement that Muse was opening the US dates.

gutted. :(

#@!
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: HEY!youtwo! on February 03, 2011, 07:57:41 PM
NLOTH 2 is a song at the end of the deluxe version of NLOTH on itunes. It's fairly similar to the regular one, but different (and I think it would be better live)
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: MarsGirl on February 03, 2011, 07:59:27 PM
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NLOTH 2 is a song at the end of the deluxe version of NLOTH on itunes. It's fairly similar to the regular one, but different (and I think it would be better live)

Hm. I guess I need to go look for that. Can I buy it buy itself?
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: Georgia on February 03, 2011, 08:01:46 PM
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NLOTH 2 is a song at the end of the deluxe version of NLOTH on itunes. It's fairly similar to the regular one, but different (and I think it would be better live)

Hm. I guess I need to go look for that. Can I buy it buy itself?

You can hear it on U2.com (for paid members).  It's at the end of the streaming NLOTH album.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: MarsGirl on February 03, 2011, 08:04:33 PM
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NLOTH 2 is a song at the end of the deluxe version of NLOTH on itunes. It's fairly similar to the regular one, but different (and I think it would be better live)

Hm. I guess I need to go look for that. Can I buy it buy itself?

You can hear it on U2.com (for paid members).  It's at the end of the streaming NLOTH album.

I'm a member. I'll have to check it out! Thanks!
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: THRILLHO on February 06, 2011, 03:33:04 PM
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NLOTH 2 is a song at the end of the deluxe version of NLOTH on itunes. It's fairly similar to the regular one, but different (and I think it would be better live)

Hm. I guess I need to go look for that. Can I buy it buy itself?

You can hear it on U2.com (for paid members).  It's at the end of the streaming NLOTH album.

I'm a member. I'll have to check it out! Thanks!

NLOTH2 is a b-side to GOYB
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: The Unknown Caller on February 06, 2011, 04:08:05 PM
No-one has yet picked one of the 2010 unreleased songs. Honestly, I'm a bit surprised. I could see Boy Falls From The Sky working as an incredible opener. Remove the riff at the start; have the band enter during "Soon" to darkness, then Edge plays the sort of moody quieter guitar part, Bono begins to sing the first verse in darkness and then... "A boy.. falls... from... the...sky!" Riff kicks in, claw lights BURST on, crowd goes insane.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on February 06, 2011, 05:14:11 PM
Unknown Caller, i think given that BFFTS is a spiderman song, the band would never want it being such an integral part of their set list. They seem to have treated it as a one off - hell, they've only played it once.
EBW and NS are obviously quite slow and melancholic, so they're not really contenders.
I think Glastonbury is the same as BFFTS - it's a one off song, i don't think u2 would want it being an integral part of their set.
As of late, they seem to want a recognisable song to start off with, so i doubt any of the new songs would be openers - they want something the crowd will instantly recognise.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: The Unknown Caller on February 06, 2011, 06:04:03 PM
I don't think we've seen anything like the last of Boy Falls. Remember, they have been working on it for at least five years in relatively intact form, it was rehearsed literally every single day of the Ozzie rehearsals, (which hardly suggests dropping it) it's very specifically credited to U2- not just Bono and Edge, McGuinness cited it in an interview and Willie Williams says in his diaries; "The moment came and Bono announced “the next song we’ve never played before”.  Edge began a moody guitar intro and perhaps the audience might have imagined that something acoustic might be about to follow, but when the whole band launched into Boy Falls From the Sky it practically took the roof off the stadium.  They had rehearsed the song at soundcheck just using their onstage monitors, so this was the first time that any of us had heard this gigantic sound over the P.A. system (including Joe mixing the front of house sound, bless him).  It was shockingly mega – out at the mix position we were all looking at each other going  “…wow”.  I don’t know where that song will go, but it’s absolutely epic."

So... if that was the reaction to its first outing and they rehearsed it non-stop before the next leg, I doubt we've seen the last of it. After all, HMTM is a Batman song! Miss Sarajevo is originally half performed by Pavarotti! They wrote the song, there's no reason for them not to play it.

I also query how you can say they want recognisable openers when the last openers have been Breathe and then Return of the Stingray Guitar....
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: MarsGirl on February 06, 2011, 06:11:21 PM
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NLOTH 2 is a song at the end of the deluxe version of NLOTH on itunes. It's fairly similar to the regular one, but different (and I think it would be better live)

Hm. I guess I need to go look for that. Can I buy it buy itself?

You can hear it on U2.com (for paid members).  It's at the end of the streaming NLOTH album.

I'm a member. I'll have to check it out! Thanks!

NLOTH2 is a b-side to GOYB

OH! Thanks!!
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: Droo on February 06, 2011, 06:23:41 PM
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No-one has yet picked one of the 2010 unreleased songs. Honestly, I'm a bit surprised. I could see Boy Falls From The Sky working as an incredible opener. Remove the riff at the start; have the band enter during "Soon" to darkness, then Edge plays the sort of moody quieter guitar part, Bono begins to sing the first verse in darkness and then... "A boy.. falls... from... the...sky!" Riff kicks in, claw lights BURST on, crowd goes insane.

No. That song needs to die an ignominious death and they should perform its original version Dirty Day instead.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on February 06, 2011, 06:34:40 PM
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I don't think we've seen anything like the last of Boy Falls. Remember, they have been working on it for at least five years in relatively intact form, it was rehearsed literally every single day of the Ozzie rehearsals, (which hardly suggests dropping it) it's very specifically credited to U2- not just Bono and Edge, McGuinness cited it in an interview and Willie Williams says in his diaries; "The moment came and Bono announced “the next song we’ve never played before”.  Edge began a moody guitar intro and perhaps the audience might have imagined that something acoustic might be about to follow, but when the whole band launched into Boy Falls From the Sky it practically took the roof off the stadium.  They had rehearsed the song at soundcheck just using their onstage monitors, so this was the first time that any of us had heard this gigantic sound over the P.A. system (including Joe mixing the front of house sound, bless him).  It was shockingly mega – out at the mix position we were all looking at each other going  “…wow”.  I don’t know where that song will go, but it’s absolutely epic."

So... if that was the reaction to its first outing and they rehearsed it non-stop before the next leg, I doubt we've seen the last of it. After all, HMTM is a Batman song! Miss Sarajevo is originally half performed by Pavarotti! They wrote the song, there's no reason for them not to play it.

I also query how you can say they want recognisable openers when the last openers have been Breathe and then Return of the Stingray Guitar....

Sure, i'll concede that they might want to play it. It's always possible, i won't deny that. The favourable reaction from Willie and the guys and rehearsing it before the australasia shows suggests they like it, but the fact they didn't play it speaks more to me.
However, that's not to say i'm not convinced it will never be played again. Just that it looks unlikely to me.

What i am pretty convinced of, is it's place as an opener. You might disagree, but i don't see this as a proper u2 song. It was only written by half the band, it's purpose was to be played during the spiderman musical, and it's not meant to be played by u2 in said musical. HMTMKMKM was played during the credits of batman, rather than the actual film (making it less of the actual 'soundtrack'), and it was released as a single by u2 (and composed by the whole band), and sure, HMTM and Miss Sarajevo have been played (which is great), but were they ever openers? I think BFFTS is much less connected to u2 than those two songs, so i think it has even less chance of being an opener.

I know your feelings on Stingray being a full song, so we'll have to agree to disagree about that - to me, u2 have been 'walking out' to stingray after space oddity, same as they 'walked out' to soon after space oddity, and i feel that Beautiful day has been the true opener. Even if i did think of stingray as a full song, and the proper opener, if they really weren't so determined to have a recognisable song that was guaranteed to get the crowd rolling, they could have played Boots or No Line after stingray. The fact they went with beautiful day suggests to me that they really want the crowd to recognise the songs from the very beginning... or, at least from when Bono starts singing lyrics in whatever song they're playing  ;)
So yeah, that's my opinion - they've been opening with a well known staple, and i don't think they'd open with a lesser known song only written by half the band, intended for a musical.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on February 06, 2011, 06:35:32 PM
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No-one has yet picked one of the 2010 unreleased songs. Honestly, I'm a bit surprised. I could see Boy Falls From The Sky working as an incredible opener. Remove the riff at the start; have the band enter during "Soon" to darkness, then Edge plays the sort of moody quieter guitar part, Bono begins to sing the first verse in darkness and then... "A boy.. falls... from... the...sky!" Riff kicks in, claw lights BURST on, crowd goes insane.

No. That song needs to die an ignominious death and they should perform its original version Dirty Day instead.

As long as they're playing 90's tunes, can't it be mofo instead?  ;D
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 06, 2011, 06:54:37 PM
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As of late, they seem to want a recognisable song to start off with, so i doubt any of the new songs would be openers - they want something the crowd will instantly recognise.

That's why they switched Breathe out for Beautiful Day, only they chose the wrong easily recognizable song.


Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: ryanm on February 06, 2011, 07:01:37 PM
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As of late, they seem to want a recognisable song to start off with, so i doubt any of the new songs would be openers - they want something the crowd will instantly recognise.

That's why they switched Breathe out for Beautiful Day, only they chose the wrong easily recognizable song.


I thought Stingray Guitar into Beautiful Day worked pretty well.  Better than Breathe IMO.  I'll be optimistic and vote for a brand new song.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: dcmarlow on February 06, 2011, 07:03:43 PM
put breathe back in as opener
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 06, 2011, 07:06:58 PM
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As of late, they seem to want a recognisable song to start off with, so i doubt any of the new songs would be openers - they want something the crowd will instantly recognise.

That's why they switched Breathe out for Beautiful Day, only they chose the wrong easily recognizable song.


I thought Stingray Guitar into Beautiful Day worked pretty well. 


Not as good as Soon into Breathe. ;)


Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: The Unknown Caller on February 06, 2011, 07:17:43 PM
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It was only written by half the band, it's purpose was to be played during the spiderman musical, and it's not meant to be played by u2 in said musical. HMTMKMKM was played during the credits of batman, rather than the actual film (making it less of the actual 'soundtrack'), and it was released as a single by u2 (and composed by the whole band), and sure, HMTM and Miss Sarajevo have been played (which is great), but were they ever openers? I think BFFTS is much less connected to u2 than those two songs, so i think it has even less chance of being an opener.

It's funny you should mention that- Willie actually says they discussed HMTM as an opener in Turin but preferred Stingray. They definitely didn't think there was an issue of it not being "u2" enough. It also wasn't written by only half the band- it was recorded (And can be heard leaked) in the Window in the Skies sessions and is credited to 'U2', not just Bono and Edge. I guess the way I see it, u2 won't really care much about where it came from- they just care that they have a good song as opener that'll get the crowd going. If they think Boy falls is it, they'll use it- if not, they won't.

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I know your feelings on Stingray being a full song, so we'll have to agree to disagree about that - to me, u2 have been 'walking out' to stingray after space oddity, same as they 'walked out' to soon after space oddity, and i feel that Beautiful day has been the true opener.

Well, I maintain as I always have that this doesn't make sense because they 'walk out' during the end of Space Oddity, the band themselves actually play the song which is a WORLD different to what happened with 'Soon' and its consistently listed by U2.com, Rolling Stone, Q magazine etc as being a 'brand new song' debuted in 2010! ;) But I know there's not a consensus on this.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on February 06, 2011, 07:35:33 PM
 :o Opening with HMTMKMKM??? That would have been amazing!!! Although, they considered opening with MoS, they even soundchecked it after space oddity, so we could have had a very different opener!  :D
I didn't know BFFTS was written by the whole band, but there we go. Nonetheless, the song being an integral part of the spiderman score, being performed by the productions music team, and general worked on as of late in order to be a song for the musical is enough for me to not think of it as a proper 'u2' song. I couldn't see it on a u2 album any more than glastonbury. I couldn't even see it as a standalone single, it's too enveloped in the musical. So i don't think they'd ever have enough faith to play it as the opener.
I guess i do think of stingray as a 'song' rather than an intro, and for the record, i LOVE it, but something about it doesn't sit well with me... i think it's short length, and lack of lyrics mean it strikes me as more of a jam than a proper finished song. It's an idea u2 has floating round, and for u2 to play it is very cool. But to me, it's replacing soon, whilst BD replaces breath.
Having said that, i hope it has been developed and put on the danger mouse album - i'd love to see a full version as an opener for the US dates.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: ryanm on February 06, 2011, 07:37:18 PM
I think Stingray is a phenomenal instrumental track.  Brilliant, even.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on February 06, 2011, 07:44:20 PM
The more i think about it, the more i view stingray as the opener.
But the thing is, they can get away with it for 2 reasons - firstly, it's not very long, so before the audience has time to come to terms the fact that they're with staring u2 in the face, Beautiful day has started. Not many other songs can fit that opportunity. Secondly, it's a proper rock song - a badass riff, and a danceable beat. It's a great song for u2 to come out to, more so than soon IMO (even if that was a near-religious experience).
I don't think BFFTS has the same characteristics, and so u2 wouldn't use it as an opener.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: ryanm on February 06, 2011, 07:47:13 PM
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The more i think about it, the more i view stingray as the opener.
But the thing is, they can get away with it for 2 reasons - firstly, it's not very long, so before the audience has time to come to terms the fact that they're with staring u2 in the face, Beautiful day has started. Not many other songs can fit that opportunity. Secondly, it's a proper rock song - a badass riff, and a danceable beat. It's a great song for u2 to come out to, more so than soon IMO (even if that was a near-religious experience).
I don't think BFFTS has the same characteristics, and so u2 wouldn't use it as an opener.

Agreed. I think there will be more stingray-esque tracks on the new album.  I'd put money down betting Stingray was done with the help of Danger Mouse.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: Bads316 on February 07, 2011, 04:02:53 AM
Fez - all will be forgiven.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: AndyU2 on February 07, 2011, 10:35:29 PM
I think they'll have a surprise or two with the previous tour postponed. Probably a new opener..

All I want to hear is Bad and it will make my life.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: HEY!youtwo! on February 08, 2011, 04:35:32 PM
XANAX AND WINE


Would rule as an opener... never going to happen, but just sayin'
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: Boom Cha! on February 08, 2011, 05:42:10 PM
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XANAX AND WINE


Would rule as an opener... never going to happen, but just sayin'

I could get on board with that. Imagine that guitar riff opening the show up.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: HEY!youtwo! on February 08, 2011, 08:15:18 PM
For Real... and the chorus would take down the house, and the fast verses would get the crowd riled up, it would be awesome! Basically like a more effective Breathe I think (nothin' against breathe, just not my choice for an opener). But, like I said, this is all never happening  :D
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: ian ryan on February 09, 2011, 10:06:52 PM
Just like it should have been the first single off the album, No Line On The Horizon should also be the opening song for the show.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: Bono Mob on February 11, 2011, 11:07:28 AM
I have said it before, and it is sooooo good (and far fetched) I will repeat it.

Lady with the Spinning Head

Think the extended version of this song. As the fog machines kick it up and the lights drop down, in comes Larry to start off the drums. Next is Adam adding in the bass line. The two go through the 25 seconds or so of the music as Edge and Bono take the stage. Slowly the Edge chimes in with the distant guitar sound. Then magically synched with the lights, the full Edge sound of that opening guitar riff. Then Bono takes the mic 'here she comes, lady luck again".....

Crowd screams "La la la la la la la la la la la laaaaaaaaady with the spinning head"... A shorter and immediate ending of LWTSH then right into something new.

Different. Magical. Awesome. A throw back to 20 year anniversary of Actung sessions.

Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: MarsGirl on February 11, 2011, 11:31:18 AM
Okay, I admit that that would be awesome. But I have little hope that they would ever play LWTSH.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: MelicansMatkin on February 11, 2011, 12:14:12 PM
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Okay, I admit that that would be awesome. But I have little hope that they would ever play LWTSH.

Didn't they supposedly rehearsed it last year at some point? Around the same time as "Mercy" I think.

I think that the perfect opener would be "Race Against Time". Imagine, the crowd pumped up and ready for action, and then all the house lights go down. You see nothing, and all you can hear is Adam's bass pumping out, building the audience into a frenzy. Then Larry's drums kick in, adding to the excitement before Edge's guitar roars out and lights begin to flicker on and off randomly. The crowd is bursting with excitement and then Bono slowly begins to moan the vocals as he joins his bandmates onstage, each one upping the tempo and building the crowd up more and more. And then with a final burst of the lights that illuminates everything, it ends and they go into the next song (whatever it may be). The PERFECT opener! :D
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on February 11, 2011, 12:16:58 PM
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Okay, I admit that that would be awesome. But I have little hope that they would ever play LWTSH.

Didn't they supposedly rehearsed it last year at some point? Around the same time as "Mercy" I think.

I think that the perfect opener would be "Race Against Time". Imagine, the crowd pumped up and ready for action, and then all the house lights go down. You see nothing, and all you can hear is Adam's bass pumping out, building the audience into a frenzy. Then Larry's drums kick in, adding to the excitement before Edge's guitar roars out and lights begin to flicker on and off randomly. The crowd is bursting with excitement and then Bono slowly begins to moan the vocals as he joins his bandmates onstage, each one upping the tempo and building the crowd up more and more. And then with a final burst of the lights that illuminates everything, it ends and they go into the next song (whatever it may be). The PERFECT opener! :D

No it was not rehearsed and YES Race Against Time would be a sick opener I agree
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: Droo on February 12, 2011, 10:22:23 AM
Now that reports of Zooropa being rehearsed are abounding, I want to assert again how amazing an opener it would be.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: MarsGirl on February 12, 2011, 10:26:57 AM
!!!! Definitely.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: MarsGirl on February 12, 2011, 10:34:55 AM
It's rumored they soundchecked EBTTRT too!! I love that song!! Maybe I'm wrong and they will change up the setlist on this leg.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: EnduringChill on February 12, 2011, 11:12:02 AM
I voted a No Line song. But that's probably because my dream opener is NLOTH itself. Such an obvious song to open with IMO.
Also in my opinion, Zooropa would be a good song to start the encore with. :)
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: MarsGirl on February 12, 2011, 11:14:09 AM
It'd be great to hear Zooropa anywhere in the setlist....  It's only been played 3x live, according to U2gigs. That would be almost as epic as when they brought Scarlet in.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: MelicansMatkin on February 12, 2011, 12:17:49 PM
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It'd be great to hear Zooropa anywhere in the setlist....  It's only been played 3x live, according to U2gigs. That would be almost as epic as when they brought Scarlet in.

Yeah, and each one was about two or three minutes long (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7PwSnbZNC8), :P. There were so many sequences in there that they found it too difficult to play live; it's the same fate that befell Babyface IIRC.
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on February 12, 2011, 02:37:27 PM
IIRC?

What does this mean?
Title: Re: New Opener for US Leg
Post by: MelicansMatkin on February 12, 2011, 03:45:49 PM
If I recall correctly.