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Title: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Pocket Merlin on April 07, 2012, 03:46:22 PM
1. Bring the source of EVERY sound coming through the speakers ON THE STAGE. If Terry Lawless is playing piano, stick him on the stage, not in the underground. If Terry is scared of being onstage, hire someone else. If a song needs two guitars, either Bono plays guitar or you bring someone else (i.e. Dallas Schoo) onstage. The Edge is good and sometimes a part that sounds like two guitars is actually one ("Bad"), but other times they've clearly cheated (see live versions of "Mofo", "All Because of You"). If you need synths or pre-recorded sounds to do "Magnificent" or a hell-raising version of "Even Better Than The Real Thing" or you need the little chimy key sounds before the second chorus of "Get On Your Boots" (which I hope they don't play anymore anyway), there should be someone onstage with a synth and a laptop. If this is embarrassing, then produce absolutely as much sound live as you can. Do it, U2. It won't hurt your legend, it will only help your image, because people will see that you're being more honest. You know how you love The Killers, Bono? Take a look at their last concert DVD to get a little lesson in bringing extra musicians onstage in a tactful way so that the audience can appreciate the extra musician, but it doesn't distract from the core band.

2. This is mostly directed at Bono: stop talking like you're a commercial. You've always communicated well emotionally IN the music, but please, be more personal in the time in-between songs. How many times do your loyal fans have to hear that "America is an idea, not just a country"? Why do you have to talk about your causes as if you've been given a little slot on a talk show and you just have enough time for a "plug." Yes, please, mention your causes, but talk about them in a way that shows YOUR personal connection to them more instead of talking about them like a canvasser or a spokesperson. This is YOUR show. Give us a little more loose banter between songs that isn't contrived or looking for an angle to mention politics or history or notable events...just joke around a little more. And as a Christian (some people are surely dreading what I'm about to say), what I would love to see is for you to open up a little more about the spiritual connection/meaning behind your songs, many of which are clearly tied to your Christian faith. I DON'T mean that you should turn every song into a little sermon or try to adopt some sort of forced-evangelism or shove things down people's throats; what I would like to see is a little more back-story on songs and talking about faith in the simple, personal way that has always been sprinkled into interviews throughout the years. Yes, people have gotten to see that side of you somewhat through these interviews, but I feel that you don't let it show enough, especially during your concerts, which is when you should be expressing these thoughts and opinions the most. And going along with this...please play "Grace"!

3. This one is in somewhat the same vein as the first two items, which are about removing artifice. Bono: either lose the glasses or wear the least noticeable ones you can find. The ones you wore on 360 were better than the skiing goggles you wore during Vertigo...but the frame was still pretty clunky on the sides.  I would rather you just go back to losing them altogether a la the Elevation Tour.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: imaginary friend on April 07, 2012, 06:02:52 PM
1. no video screens of any kind.

2. no talking to the audience, other than "hello, [your city here]!" and "thank you, goodnight!"

3. no overhead lighting of any kind.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: mattressjedi on April 07, 2012, 06:18:29 PM
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1. Bring the source of EVERY sound coming through the speakers ON THE STAGE. If Terry Lawless is playing piano, stick him on the stage, not in the underground. If Terry is scared of being onstage, hire someone else. If a song needs two guitars, either Bono plays guitar or you bring someone else (i.e. Dallas Schoo) onstage. The Edge is good and sometimes a part that sounds like two guitars is actually one ("Bad"), but other times they've clearly cheated (see live versions of "Mofo", "All Because of You"). If you need synths or pre-recorded sounds to do "Magnificent" or a hell-raising version of "Even Better Than The Real Thing" or you need the little chimy key sounds before the second chorus of "Get On Your Boots" (which I hope they don't play anymore anyway), there should be someone onstage with a synth and a laptop. If this is embarrassing, then produce absolutely as much sound live as you can. Do it, U2. It won't hurt your legend, it will only help your image, because people will see that you're being more honest. You know how you love The Killers, Bono? Take a look at their last concert DVD to get a little lesson in bringing extra musicians onstage in a tactful way so that the audience can appreciate the extra musician, but it doesn't distract from the core band.

2. This is mostly directed at Bono: stop talking like you're a commercial. You've always communicated well emotionally IN the music, but please, be more personal in the time in-between songs. How many times do your loyal fans have to hear that "America is an idea, not just a country"? Why do you have to talk about your causes as if you've been given a little slot on a talk show and you just have enough time for a "plug." Yes, please, mention your causes, but talk about them in a way that shows YOUR personal connection to them more instead of talking about them like a canvasser or a spokesperson. This is YOUR show. Give us a little more loose banter between songs that isn't contrived or looking for an angle to mention politics or history or notable events...just joke around a little more. And as a Christian (some people are surely dreading what I'm about to say), what I would love to see is for you to open up a little more about the spiritual connection/meaning behind your songs, many of which are clearly tied to your Christian faith. I DON'T mean that you should turn every song into a little sermon or try to adopt some sort of forced-evangelism or shove things down people's throats; what I would like to see is a little more back-story on songs and talking about faith in the simple, personal way that has always been sprinkled into interviews throughout the years. Yes, people have gotten to see that side of you somewhat through these interviews, but I feel that you don't let it show enough, especially during your concerts, which is when you should be expressing these thoughts and opinions the most. And going along with this...please play "Grace"!

3. This one is in somewhat the same vein as the first two items, which are about removing artifice. Bono: either lose the glasses or wear the least noticeable ones you can find. The ones you wore on 360 were better than the skiing goggles you wore during Vertigo...but the frame was still pretty clunky on the sides.  I would rather you just go back to losing them altogether a la the Elevation Tour.

I agree with Number 1. I'm all for beefing up their sound, but please bring the guys like Lawless up top. Heck, The Stones' band plays with them. They don't pretend Richards has foot pedals in his back pocket and has octopus arms.
But I wont wait for it.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Miami66 on April 07, 2012, 09:32:34 PM
just come close enough that I can see a concert or two (or ten) that's all I want.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: The Grave on April 08, 2012, 08:38:51 AM
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1. no video screens of any kind.

2. no talking to the audience, other than "hello, [your city here]!" and "thank you, goodnight!"


???
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Jara on April 08, 2012, 09:43:19 AM
Id like for bono to put more effort,feeling and passion into the classics. Thats my 3 wishes rolled into one

I do rather like imaginary freinds idea of stripped down shows too. Nothing to hide behind that way :)
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Starman on April 08, 2012, 09:53:03 AM
I agree with Merlin's #1 post and about the preachy commercial stuff.

My 3rd wish would be to not be afraid to play past songs (coughPopcough)
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: imaginary friend on April 08, 2012, 10:26:27 AM
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Id like for bono to put more effort,feeling and passion into the classics. Thats my 3 wishes rolled into one

I do rather like imaginary freinds idea of stripped down shows too. Nothing to hide behind that way :)

I'm not arguing for "stripped down" at all, and I never have. I want them to go as far over the top as their budget will allow - there's simply other ways to do it.

I saw The The on their Vs. the World tour in 1990, and they had NO forward lighting - no spotlights and no forward lighting truss shining PAR lamps in their faces from above. Matt Johnson, Johnny Marr and the bass player were only seen in silhouette or from the side the entire evening. It was one of the most stunningly effective presentations I've ever seen. Did you see any indoor shows on Elevation? Think of how they did "New York" live. There's your starting point.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: singnomore on April 08, 2012, 12:03:41 PM
To mess up the set list a wee bit more would be good

Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 08, 2012, 12:28:48 PM
1. Arenas.

2. A commitment to their new music for the duration of the tour.

3.  Experiment with the arrangment of well worn oldies, if they really must play them.

Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: boom boom on April 09, 2012, 04:35:17 PM
1) No more General admission.  Please bring back reserve seating on the floors.  This has really ticked me off since elevation tour.  As a long time fan and an original Propaganda member, I treasured my prime seating on the floor(usually in the first five to ten rows) If I have to pay $250, I would rather have my reserve seat on the floor than in the stands.

2) More rarities in the set on old fan favorites dropped.

3) A more darker themed stage design unlike the more brighter last few tours.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: spooked1oo on April 09, 2012, 05:06:36 PM
1. Mofo
2. If God Will Send His Angels
3. Acrobat

Easy.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Sydney_Mike on April 10, 2012, 06:02:08 AM
1) Bad

2) Find their passion and emotion again. I watched UABRS last night and it reminded of why I fell in love with this band. Bono's voice was untrained and imperfect, but he roared with emotion. He attacked every song with gusto and moved around the stage, with tension and magnetism coursing through his body. Edge and Adam were similarly more energetic and less precise in their playing, while Larry pounded the drums like he was heading into battle. In developing their craftsmanship and maturing as men, I think they've lost some of that raw energy that made them stand out from the pack. Maybe it's gone forever, but they should stop trying so hard to be polished and perfect.

3) Mix it up a little. Play an acoustic version we've never heard before, have Edge do a solo like he did with SBS or have the reprise on Streets that they did in PopMart. Challenge our expectations!
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: lorijane on April 10, 2012, 11:26:54 AM
1. Bad (stole this from Sydney_Mike)

2. More Edge singing. (Also stole from SM,) SBS would be fine, or Love Is Blindness like in From the Sky Down, or both. . . Heck, I'd even take Sweet Caroline.

3.  Keep GA tickets reasonably priced, the $60 range seemed pretty good last tour.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Pocket Merlin on April 10, 2012, 01:50:04 PM
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1. Bad (stole this from Sydney_Mike)

2. More Edge singing. (Also stole from SM,) SBS would be fine, or Love Is Blindness like in From the Sky Down, or both. . . Heck, I'd even take Sweet Caroline.

3.  Keep GA tickets reasonably priced, the $60 range seemed pretty good last tour.

YES more Edge singing. It's really a tragedy that he hasn't been able to show off his voice more, because it's really good.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: BringCitrus on April 10, 2012, 01:56:59 PM
I was watching the 360 dvd recently...

Do they really need to call attention to the other celebrities in attendance? Are they really so vain that they have to hear you mention them by name on stage?
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 11, 2012, 03:35:33 PM
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I was watching the 360 dvd recently...

Do they really need to call attention to the other celebrities in attendance? Are they really so vain that they have to hear you mention them by name on stage?

Prince has been known to do that a few times too.  You've gotta have a big ego to get to rock superstar status in the first place.  Look at Paul McCartney.

Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Sugarcube on April 11, 2012, 03:38:40 PM
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I was watching the 360 dvd recently...

Do they really need to call attention to the other celebrities in attendance? Are they really so vain that they have to hear you mention them by name on stage?

Prince has been known to do that a few times too.  You've gotta have a big ego to get to rock superstar status in the first place.  Look at Paul McCartney.

I looked at Paul McCartney a couple of weeks ago at the Royal Albe Hall in London, England.

I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: mattressjedi on April 11, 2012, 03:47:06 PM
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I was watching the 360 dvd recently...

Do they really need to call attention to the other celebrities in attendance? Are they really so vain that they have to hear you mention them by name on stage?

Dude, he mentioned BUZZ ALDRIN. Hardly Mr. Celebrity. Frankly, the guy deserves a little celebrity for being an actual pilot and doing something besides being famous for having a reality show. He mentioned "all the stars were out". I love it when Bono plants his tongue in his cheek.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: BringCitrus on April 11, 2012, 04:10:41 PM
Alright, Buzz can be an exception.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Droo on April 11, 2012, 04:20:01 PM
Not to mention that Buzz Aldrin, as an astronaut, fit the space theme of 360.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 11, 2012, 04:23:01 PM
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I was watching the 360 dvd recently...

Do they really need to call attention to the other celebrities in attendance? Are they really so vain that they have to hear you mention them by name on stage?

Dude, he mentioned BUZZ ALDRIN. Hardly Mr. Celebrity. Frankly, the guy deserves a little celebrity for being an actual pilot and doing something besides being famous for having a reality show. He mentioned "all the stars were out". I love it when Bono plants his tongue in his cheek.

The B man was just trying to grab some reflected stardust for himself in mentioning Buzz.  And perhaps to make up for the In A Little While performance.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: mattressjedi on April 11, 2012, 05:56:28 PM
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I was watching the 360 dvd recently...

Do they really need to call attention to the other celebrities in attendance? Are they really so vain that they have to hear you mention them by name on stage?

Dude, he mentioned BUZZ ALDRIN. Hardly Mr. Celebrity. Frankly, the guy deserves a little celebrity for being an actual pilot and doing something besides being famous for having a reality show. He mentioned "all the stars were out". I love it when Bono plants his tongue in his cheek.

The B man was just trying to grab some reflected stardust for himself in mentioning Buzz.  And perhaps to make up for the In A Little While performance.

 ;D Thanks for reminding me of that intimate little song that disappeared in the stadium. That and Stuck..... :-\

In a Little While deserves a brass section to make it complete live. Without them, the song live just doesn't come off.

If U2 is going to continue to play these old songs, the least they could do is change up the arrangements a bit.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: boom boom on April 24, 2012, 05:35:16 AM
1) A mix of arena and staduium shows so they can mix it up more and play some rarities during the arena shows.  I woul like the arena show to be more for the the long time fan and die-hards.
2) No acoustic set-not a fan
3) No opening act-just play half hour longer would be nice.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Jara on April 24, 2012, 07:14:03 AM
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2) No acoustic set-not a fan


Amen to that
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: spooked1oo on April 24, 2012, 07:23:03 AM
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2) No acoustic set-not a fan


Amen to that

Booo!!! Acoustic sets are sometimes one of the best parts of the show (besides Stuck In A Moment).
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: lorijane on April 24, 2012, 07:27:27 AM
Depends on the acoustic set. Edge singing SBS and LIB acoustic would be sublime.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: mattressjedi on April 24, 2012, 11:46:34 AM
I like acoustic sets depending on the song selection.

1)More POP songs

2)Less Bono talk between songs so we get more music

3)A roof
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Canadanne on April 24, 2012, 12:00:25 PM
Heh, I'm appalled by many of the requests in this thread.

I guess that's the downside of having such a long and varied career, picking up new fans in each different era. You end up with everyone wanting totally different things.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 24, 2012, 12:22:47 PM
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2) No acoustic set-not a fan


Amen to that

Booo!!! Acoustic sets are sometimes one of the best parts of the show (besides Stuck In A Moment).

If they must play their songs acoustically, it should be limited to one per show.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: mattressjedi on April 24, 2012, 01:08:41 PM
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Heh, I'm appalled by many of the requests in this thread.

I guess that's the downside of having such a long and varied career, picking up new fans in each different era. You end up with everyone wanting totally different things.

What are you appalled at?
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Canadanne on April 24, 2012, 01:42:08 PM
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What are you appalled at?

Suggestions that really don't appeal to me:
-- no video screens / lighting
-- seating on the floor at a U2 show?!
-- indoor arenas
-- Bono spending more concert time talking about religious stuff and song meanings
-- Bono not talking to the audience at all
-- no support acts

Suggestions I just don't see the point of:
-- bringing extra musicians on stage
-- having no acoustic set
-- Bono not wearing sunglasses

I'm generally happy with the way U2 shows are at the moment. It'd be nice if the setlists were a bit more flexible, and of course there are songs I wish they'd bring back, but I had a great time on Vertigo and 360 and I'd be delighted with more like that.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: mattressjedi on April 24, 2012, 02:36:23 PM
I didn't see anyone say Bono shouldn't talk at all.

It's just some of us want smaller doses of the preaching. In other words, say it once and make it short.

Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Canadanne on April 24, 2012, 02:38:52 PM
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I didn't see anyone say Bono shouldn't talk at all.

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2. no talking to the audience, other than "hello, [your city here]!" and "thank you, goodnight!"
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: mattressjedi on April 24, 2012, 02:40:29 PM
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I didn't see anyone say Bono shouldn't talk at all.

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2. no talking to the audience, other than "hello, [your city here]!" and "thank you, goodnight!"

LOL!
Yeah, that's a bit of a stretch. I like small doses of Bono banter, especially with other band members and to people in the audience.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 24, 2012, 03:47:04 PM
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I didn't see anyone say Bono shouldn't talk at all.

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2. no talking to the audience, other than "hello, [your city here]!" and "thank you, goodnight!"

LOL!
Yeah, that's a bit of a stretch. I like small doses of Bono banter, especially with other band members and to people in the audience.

Yeah, Bono's not Dave Gilmour.

Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: mattressjedi on April 24, 2012, 04:18:25 PM
Haha. That would be how Adam would do it.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 25, 2012, 09:44:44 AM
1. Passion

2. Experiments

3. Intimacy
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: mdmomof7 on April 25, 2012, 07:50:13 PM
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1. Passion

2. Experiments

3. Intimacy

You are on to something here - I. M. Pei inspired staging?  ;)
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: markreed on April 26, 2012, 11:35:13 AM
Honestly, the speechifying is very tedious. I get that war and AIDS and death and debt aren't you know, totally AWESOME, which is why I don't tend to promote things like disease, war, being poor, and being dead. Leave it out, Bono.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: lorijane on April 26, 2012, 01:41:48 PM
Yes, the speechifying can get tedious.  But Ang Sun Suu Kyi (sp?) recently got elected to the Myanmar parliament. Bono's speechifying may have had something to do with that, so maybe it's worth it.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Sugarcube on April 26, 2012, 01:44:34 PM
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1. Passion

2. Experiments

3. Intimacy

You're describing a Coldplay concert. This threads about U2
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: mattressjedi on April 26, 2012, 04:57:05 PM
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1. Passion

2. Experiments

3. Intimacy

You're describing a Coldplay concert. This threads about U2

No, that would be:

1)Puniness

2)Elevator music

3)Idiocy
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Droo on April 26, 2012, 05:07:03 PM
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1. Passion

2. Experiments

3. Intimacy

You're describing a Coldplay concert. This threads about U2

No, that would be:

1)Puniness

2)Elevator music

3)Idiocy

HA!

I love you.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: mdmomof7 on April 26, 2012, 07:41:13 PM
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1. Passion

2. Experiments

3. Intimacy

You're describing a Coldplay concert. This threads about U2

No, that would be:

1)Puniness

2)Elevator music

3)Idiocy

HA!

I love you.

DOUBLE Love you!  :-*
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: imaginary friend on April 27, 2012, 04:55:58 PM
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1. Passion

2. Experiments

3. Intimacy

You're describing a Coldplay concert. This threads about U2

No, that would be:

1)Puniness

2)Elevator music

3)Idiocy

cleanup in aisle 5!

pwnd!
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 27, 2012, 05:27:36 PM
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1. Passion

2. Experiments

3. Intimacy

You're describing a Coldplay concert. This threads about U2

If Coldplay is experimenting, please let me know.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Droo on April 27, 2012, 09:11:53 PM
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1. Passion

2. Experiments

3. Intimacy

You're describing a Coldplay concert. This threads about U2

If Coldplay is experimenting, please let me know.

They're experimenting in methods of lulling listeners into a coma.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: surit87 on April 28, 2012, 12:55:14 AM
1. Lose the old warhorses (Streets, Pride, Sunday Bloody Sunday) and CREATE new ones: A Kind of Homecoming, Wire, and Please... these are songs that are no longer played. They should play them because these songs have the potential to become great staples of the future tour. Rarities (Tomorrow, Mothers of the Disappeared, etc.) can also be included.

2. Keep the long speeches out: No more unnecessary conversations between band members (when Edge and Bono started talking about someone's birthday at the Rosebowl concert, I was pi**ed!) and no more long speeches by Bono. For once, let the music do the talking.

3. Being an Indian, I want them to come to my country and do a concert. When artists like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Lady Gaga and Akon can come here and perform to sellout crowds there's no reason why U2 can't. 'Nuff said.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: markreed on April 28, 2012, 07:49:02 AM
Can't disagree with that, but keep Streets.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: mattressjedi on April 28, 2012, 12:03:56 PM
Fist-O, I agree about India.....and Thailand, and Hong Kong, and Singapore, and Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Heck, they just barely played Russia for the first time in 360.

I blame McGuine$$.



Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: imaginary friend on April 28, 2012, 12:50:45 PM
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3. Being an Indian, I want them to come to my country and do a concert. When artists like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Lady Gaga and Akon can come here and perform to sellout crowds there's no reason why U2 can't. 'Nuff said.

this place is ready and waiting:

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Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: mattressjedi on April 28, 2012, 01:20:41 PM
Yeah, there are no shortage of stadiums or even smaller venues for U2 to play at in India.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: surit87 on April 29, 2012, 11:22:56 PM
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3. Being an Indian, I want them to come to my country and do a concert. When artists like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Lady Gaga and Akon can come here and perform to sellout crowds there's no reason why U2 can't. 'Nuff said.

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hehe... imagine the four of them on that thing!
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: surit87 on April 29, 2012, 11:27:34 PM
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Yeah, there are no shortage of stadiums or even smaller venues for U2 to play at in India.
They'd be performing in the 2nd largest stadium of the world! Salt Lake Stadium - capacity 120,000.

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Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: mattressjedi on April 30, 2012, 12:35:16 PM
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Yeah, there are no shortage of stadiums or even smaller venues for U2 to play at in India.
They'd be performing in the 2nd largest stadium of the world! Salt Lake Stadium - capacity 120,000.

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Wow. Look how far away the stands are from the field! It's like the LA coliseum x10.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 30, 2012, 12:39:15 PM
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Yeah, there are no shortage of stadiums or even smaller venues for U2 to play at in India.
They'd be performing in the 2nd largest stadium of the world! Salt Lake Stadium - capacity 120,000.

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Wow. Look how far away the stands are from the field! It's like the LA coliseum x10.


It's what West Ham United's home ground will look like in a few years time.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: mattressjedi on April 30, 2012, 03:54:41 PM
Football fields are too big. If they took away some of the width and about a fifth of the length, I might watch.

Too much space midfield.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 30, 2012, 04:04:03 PM
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Football fields are too big. If they took away some of the width and about a fifth of the length, I might watch.

Too much space midfield.

Bags of space for the wide receivers. ;)

But I agree, they're much too big for rock concerts.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: mattressjedi on April 30, 2012, 04:28:14 PM
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Football fields are too big. If they took away some of the width and about a fifth of the length, I might watch.

Too much space midfield.

Bags of space for the wide receivers. ;)

But I agree, they're much too big for rock concerts.

Wide receivers? Sorry I didn't mean American football. I was talking about actual football(soccer to us in the states).
Either do a smaller field for soccer or allow the players to pick up and run with the ball like Australian rules football. That would up the excitement level.

But I agree. That stadium is so huge. Much too big. That's what I mean about soccer stadiums being almost too big for shows. They really are in most respects.
American football stadiums are generally(but not always) smaller than their global soccer counterparts because the field is smaller in American football and the stands are closer to the field. So they're not bad for shows as far as stadiums go.
Title: Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 30, 2012, 05:04:59 PM
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Football fields are too big. If they took away some of the width and about a fifth of the length, I might watch.

Too much space midfield.

Bags of space for the wide receivers. ;)

But I agree, they're much too big for rock concerts.

Wide receivers? Sorry I didn't mean American football. I was talking about actual football(soccer to us in the states).

Yeah, so was I.  I thought I'd use a term you might understand to describe a winger.

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Either do a smaller field for soccer or allow the players to pick up and run with the ball like Australian rules football. That would up the excitement level.

No, I think we'll stick with only the goalkeepers being allowed to handle the ball, thank you very much.   It's called football for a reason.