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Title: Next Tour Opener?
Post by: The Unknown Caller on October 07, 2014, 11:38:01 AM
I know there's already a thread about this, but I thought it might be interesting to poll people's thoughts. For the choices, I've  just listed any SoI song suggested in the existing thread.

What do you think will be the opener on the tour for Songs of Innocence? One of the SoI tracks? Invisible? An older song, like EBTRRT? Something we haven't heard yet, like Stingray Guitar on 360? Or will U2 return to their occasional 80s tradition of multiple openers? (Perhaps more likely now due to Adam's comments about 2 shows)
Title: Re: Next Tour Opener?
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on October 07, 2014, 02:10:15 PM
I understand that Miracle is the 1st single and all, and it does have that sound the band could use to open a show. However, I think California would work incredibly as an opening song. It has the long "Santa Barbara" intro which they could come out to, and the song is catchy, lively, and a perfect way to start the show off with a bang.
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Post by: jono2u on October 11, 2014, 01:07:50 AM
If they are doing multiple shows then I don't see any reason why they can't have different openers. I saw Springsteen 3 times on his last tour and each show had a different opener. this would keep it fresh for the audience who would go to multiple shows.
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Post by: imaginary friend on October 11, 2014, 09:35:54 AM
California. To me, it either has to kick off the show or at least kick off the encores.
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Post by: Fastcars12 on October 11, 2014, 11:28:07 AM
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California. To me, it either has to kick off the show or at least kick off the encores.

Would be awesome. California into in God's Country. Make it happen U2
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Post by: xy on October 11, 2014, 01:40:21 PM
Miracle.
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Post by: fardreamer on October 14, 2014, 08:48:21 PM
The Miracle
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Post by: ZooClothes on October 15, 2014, 12:04:53 AM
An extended sounding of the bells into California
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on October 15, 2014, 09:52:33 PM
The Miracle.  The chants and that opening sharp guitar, there's no way this song isn't the opener.
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Post by: miami on October 16, 2014, 08:26:20 AM
i think the miracle will open most nights, and if the rumours are true about the tour name, 'volcano', that song is probably going to be second. i don't think it would work as the opener. great song though. as someone else has said, california would work as an opener too.
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Post by: PopMart Shopper on October 20, 2014, 04:14:27 PM
Yah I think either The Miracle,California,or Invisible. The Miracle would also work well as the First Encore Opener.
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Post by: Parsons on October 20, 2014, 07:40:02 PM
I think a rocked out version of Invisible would be great with a quick seage into The Miracle then maybe Wire ,A day without me or  Rejoice, and then California followed EbW.
Title: Re: Next Tour Opener?
Post by: lazyboy on October 21, 2014, 05:35:18 AM
I think it would be epic if they started with a Crystal Ballroom dance mix in the style of PopMusik, walking through the crowd, then playing out the song as they take the stage and running it into the Miracle.
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Post by: dwaltman on October 22, 2014, 02:20:42 PM
I think one way to keep giving the audience some sense of surprise (in these cell phone video times we live in) is to switch up the opening.  I know U2 typically doesn't work that way, but I think it would be cool.  Then we could debate some more as to what works best as an opener.
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Post by: U2Fan on November 08, 2014, 05:51:09 PM
The Crystal Ballroom should open for The Crystal Ballroom Tour.
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Post by: meximofo on November 08, 2014, 09:50:10 PM
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The Crystal Ballroom should open for The Crystal Ballroom Tour.
That will be so badass, wouldn't it?
But I can see TCB as an encore opener, with Miracle/Volcano alternating for the opener.
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Post by: hrsan on November 09, 2014, 07:16:58 AM
Will they dress like the Ramones for that song?
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Post by: DPardue on November 10, 2014, 07:12:29 AM
Musically, "Where the Streets Have No Name" is the perfect opening song.  I would not object to see them open up the show with this.