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Title: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 15, 2015, 10:46:00 PM
Figured a spoiler thread was needed, because a lot of folks will try and go to the show completely unaware of what to expect.

Current Rehearsed Song Count: 43

As of 5/12/15
Bullet The Blue Sky
The Hands That Built America
Pride (In the Name of Love)
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Mysterious Ways
The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)(possibly with a piano intro)
Iris (Hold Me Close)

**Break**

Dress Rehearsal

The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
Out Of Control
Vertigo
I Will Follow
Iris (Hold Me Close)
Cedarwood Road
Song For Someone
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Raised By Wolves
Until The End Of The World (with an unidentified outro)

**Another Short Break**

Invisible
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Desire
Mysterious Ways
Sweetest Thing
Every Breaking Wave (acoustic)
Bullet The Blue Sky
Pride (In the Name of Love)
The Troubles
With or Without You (new outro?)
City of Blinding Lights
Beautiful Day
Where the Streets Have No Name
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

As of 5/11/15
The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
Cedarwood Road
Song For Someone
Sunday Bloody Sunday (the new version)
Until The End Of The World
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Mysterious Ways
Sweetest Thing
Bullet The Blue Sky
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
The Troubles
With Or Without You
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Where The Streets Have No Name

As of 5/8/15
Bullet the Blue Sky (twice in full)
-Audio: http://tinyurl.com/mrhjqla
The Hands That Built America (fragments)
-Audio: http://tinyurl.com/lug6ppj
The Troubles (fragments)
Sweetest Thing
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Mysterious Ways
Sunday Bloody Sunday (not full band)
Raised By Wolves

Dress Rehearsal

The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
Vertigo
I Will Follow
Iris (Hold Me Close)
Cedarwood Road
Song for Someone
Sunday Bloody Sunday (semi acoustic)
Raised By Wolves (preceded by explosion sounds)
Until the End of the World (followed by video)
- Audio: http://tinyurl.com/losvstd
Invisible
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Mysterious Ways
Sweetest Thing
Every Breaking Wave (acoustic)
With or Without You
Beautiful Day
Where the Streets Have No Name
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

As of 5/7/15

**Two different sets were rehearsed**

Set 1:
The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
Out of Control
Vertigo
I Will Follow
Iris (Hold me Close)
Cedarwood Road
Song for Someone
Sunday Bloody Sunday (with various audio samples, including a political speeches and bomb blasts)
Raised By Wolves
Until the End of the World

Set Break: "first a ZooTV-esque video including a snippet from The Clash and what might be a sample from a speech by Margaret Thatcher, then the album version of The Wanderer with the siren from the Zooropa CD at the end."

Set 2:
Invisible
Even Better Than the Real Thing
Mysterious Ways / Burning Down the House (snippet)
Sweetest Thing
Every Breaking Wave (acoustic)
Bullet the Blue Sky  / Helter Skelter (snippet)
With or Without You
The Troubles
City of Blinding Lights
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Fields of Gold (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

**Note: U2 are probably moving into Rogers Arena soon now. When they do, I'll make a new thread so this one doesn't become too large and confusing.**

As of 5/6/15
Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World
The Hands That Built America (acoustic at the moment)
The Sweetest Thing (started Edge acoustic, full band came in later)
No Line on the Horizon (acoustic at the moment)
Every Breaking Wave into Bullet the Blue Sky
- The transition here is Bono holding out the last note for EBW, only for him to be cut off by an abrupt transition to Bullet. Very similar to Dirty Day/Bullet from ZooTV in Sydney.
Miracle Drug into Where The Streets Have No Name (apparently a bit quicker than usual?)
- Edge possibly doing the lead in by singing Sting's Fields of Gold?
Sunday Bloody Sunday (remake they have been doing)
One into With or Without You into Ordinary Love
- Strong candidate of closing the show
The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
- Would be an opener for certain nights
Invisible
- Would be an opener for certain nights
Cedarwood Road
City of Blinding Lights (apparently a bit quicker than usual?)

**The Band also ran through an sequence that would potentially be used to open the show (listed below)**

The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
Out of Control
Vertigo
California (There is Now End to Love)
- Audio: http://tinyurl.com/nkvddes
I Will Follow
Iris (Hold Me Close)
Cedarwood Road

**Also seems to be some sort of ZooTV intermission like video featuring some political stuff/speaking, and some Sex Pistols anarchy soundbites.**


As of 5/5/15
The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World
No Line on the Horizon
Bullet the Blue Sky
Angel of Harlem
Moment of Surrender

As of 4/30/15
Cedarwood Road
- Audio: http://tinyurl.com/noql2om
Iris (Hold Me Close)
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Out of Control
Song for Someone
- Audio: http://tinyurl.com/mvtdpwm
Bullet the Blue Sky (extensively)
-Includes a lengthy Bono rant
The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
Miracle Drug
Sunday Bloody Sunday (New reinvented version)
- Audio: http://youtu.be/DCqzU-pdYZc
Unknown Johnny Cash song

**At this point, reports indicate every single song from Songs of Innocence has been rehearsed at least once in person with the exceptions of Sleep Like a Baby Tonight and This is Where You Can Reach Me Now.**

**Also, there could possible be a sequence of songs going like this: Invisible-> Even Better Than The Real Thing-> Desire-> California (There is No End To Love)-> Mysterious Ways.**

As of 4/29/15
Even Better Than the Real Thing
Desire (full band)
One Step Closer
City of Blinding Lights
Where The Streets Have No Name
Ordinary Love
The Troubles
With or Without You
-Snippet of Love Will Tear Us Apart

As of 4/28/15
Mysterious Ways (360 version)
Where the Streets Have No Name
Ordinary Love (Edge on Acoustic)
Pride (In The Name of Love)
California (There is No End to Love)
-Audio: http://tinyurl.com/parax9t
Miracle Drug

As of 4/27/15
I Will Follow (rehearsed last week)
Sunday Bloody Sunday (rehearsed last week)
Bad (multiple times)
-Included snippets of Norwegian Wood and Ruby Tuesday
-Audio: http://tinyurl.com/mgbovkz
Desire (full band electric)
-Included a Not Fade Away snippet
Even Better Than the Real thing (Zoo TV version)
Every Breaking Wave (stripper down promo version)
Pride (In the Name of Love)
With or Without You
Bullet the Blue Sky
-Audio: http://tinyurl.com/oywudhp
One Step Closer
-Audio: http://tinyurl.com/oywudhp
The Playboy Mansion
The Troubles
Running to Stand Still
California (There is No End to Love)
One
-Bono and Edge began, full band came in during the final coda.
Miracle Drug

As of 4/24/15
Pride (in the Name of Love)
-Multiple takes, including a snippet of the Beatles All You Need is Love
Elevation
Invisible
**Also reports of a small string section of 4-6 people were seen leaving the arena. Strengthens rumor of a small orchestra being used on tour**

As of 4/23/15
Raised By Wolves
Until the End of the World

As of 4/22/15
Most tracks from SOI (exception The Troubles)
Every Breaking Wave (Full Band)
Beautiful Day
With or Without You
City of Blinding Lights
Pride (In the Name of Love)
Magnificent
Bad
Even Better Than the Real Thing
Mysterious Ways (Intro Riff)
Ordinary Love
The Electric Co. (Solo Edge)

As of 4/21/15
Raised By Wolves (multiple takes)
- Soundcloud Audio: http://tinyurl.com/n9eoccg
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 15, 2015, 11:19:15 PM
Just listened to the clips. It sounds like the studio versions are being used as backing tracks while the band technicians are testing out gear, over it. Dallas is playing basic chords on California. Edge used a different approach for California on Jools to fill in the synth. On vertigo, you can hear Dallas playing different notes over the studio track, testing delay times! Keep these recordings going, especially when the actual band gets there!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: mdmomof7 on April 16, 2015, 12:12:33 AM
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Just listened to the clips. It sounds like the studio versions are being used as backing tracks while the band technicians are testing out gear, over it. Dallas is playing basic chords on California. Edge used a different approach for California on Jools to fill in the synth. On vertigo, you can hear Dallas playing different notes over the studio track, testing delay times! Keep these recordings going, especially when the actual band gets there!

Are they all in one place? I've only heard Vertigo and just tonight Volcano.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: lorijane on April 16, 2015, 05:44:07 AM
I would go stalk the place just to try and see Dallas. :)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: TheU2Ken on April 16, 2015, 07:25:44 AM
Ah the spoiler tag. Feels good
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Cooper2003 on April 16, 2015, 10:31:48 AM
I think its all coming from the Sound System. The Band isn`t in Vancouver I think.....
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: u2beez on April 16, 2015, 10:45:08 AM
You know what amazes me?  If you are a fan of this band, like lots are, you cannot tell the difference between their studio versions off the records and something that is being played live?  Like I've mentioned in a few other posts, when you first start touring rehearsals, the crew is always there a week or so prior to band to rehearse the load ins and outs, stage builds and to work out all of the electronics kinks so the band can just mosey in there and start playing and start getting used to the new stage and whatever it is they have worked out.  This whole week has been crew only.  It doesn't take a rocket scientist or a PhD to figure that out.  If the band were there, you'd know about it, and not from some people on the twitters and Facebooks who want to believe studio Bono is real life Bono and that Dallas has suddenly become the Edge.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Johnny Feathers on April 16, 2015, 11:17:25 AM
LOL.  Zing!  Although I suppose MAYBE the crew might have some idea of what the band wants to perform, and uses those tracks to ring out the system.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: an tha on April 16, 2015, 03:58:27 PM
Elevation? Surely not.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 16, 2015, 04:07:04 PM
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Elevation? Surely not.

Why? I'd say it's a lock to appear on the tour and better than 50/50 odds of being a regular.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: an tha on April 16, 2015, 04:16:17 PM
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Elevation? Surely not.

Why? I'd say it's a lock to appear on the tour and better than 50/50 odds of being a regular.

Not a song I want to hear, so I hope you are wrong.

The band have so many great songs that don't get played it seems a waste to keep a dud like that on the set, it's such a dumb, empty song.

Oh well thats the nature of setlists I suppose can't have everything you want and will always be stuff you don't....has to be a beer or loo break song or two!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: TheU2Ken on April 16, 2015, 04:33:35 PM
Yea i would not like a U2 set with Elevation, Vertigo and The Miracle
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Rômulo on April 16, 2015, 04:58:48 PM
Beautiful Day:
https://twitter.com/mylifeasrielly/status/588800543557976065
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: lorijane on April 16, 2015, 05:16:25 PM
I don't care if it is pre-recorded and techs, hearing the clips makes me pumped for the shows! It seems like forever ago that I bought tickets! It's finally getting close!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 16, 2015, 05:38:09 PM
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Beautiful Day:
https://twitter.com/mylifeasrielly/status/588800543557976065

YES!!!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: TheU2Ken on April 16, 2015, 05:41:33 PM
I remember at one point it looked like Beautiful Day was in jeopardy. Boy was Soapy worried
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 16, 2015, 05:50:45 PM
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I remember at one point it looked like Beautiful Day was in jeopardy. Boy was Soapy worried

I have nightmares that it gets cut from the set.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: missey on April 16, 2015, 06:05:42 PM
I find it kinda hard to believe that you can hear these songs from outside an indoor arena.  So every time there's a concert there you're able to hear it from outside? 
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: TheU2Ken on April 16, 2015, 06:25:17 PM
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I remember at one point it looked like Beautiful Day was in jeopardy. Boy was Soapy worried

I have nightmares that it gets cut from the set.
part of me occasionally wants it out of the set but then I listen to a live recording and I realize the magic it brings live. It wouldn't be terrible if it sat a few shows this tour.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Achtung_Dublin on April 16, 2015, 08:14:54 PM
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Elevation? Surely not.

Why? I'd say it's a lock to appear on the tour and better than 50/50 odds of being a regular.

Not a song I want to hear, so I hope you are wrong.

The band have so many great songs that don't get played it seems a waste to keep a dud like that on the set, it's such a dumb, empty song.

Oh well thats the nature of setlists I suppose can't have everything you want and will always be stuff you don't....has to be a beer or loo break song or two!
I agree that Elevation on the album is a dud, but I think that it really is a great song live.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: u2beez on April 16, 2015, 08:57:08 PM
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I find it kinda hard to believe that you can hear these songs from outside an indoor arena.  So every time there's a concert there you're able to hear it from outside?

Have you ever been there?  It's an old building, it's small, it's in a business district.  The front doors to the floor where the stage and sound are is only a matter of 150 feet or so.. Visit brooklyn New York one time during a concert at the barclay's.  They've had to put a GARDEN on top of the roof to deaden the noise bleed because residents BLOCKS AWAY were complaining on how they could hear the concerts crystal clear at night. I'm not sure why I feel so passionate lately but these opinions of they are rehearsing and you can't hear anything outside is stupid.  Unless you have ever been there, are there or have seen any of the band there, WHICH NO ONE HAS AND WON'T TILL NEXT WEEK, then shut up.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: So Cruel on April 16, 2015, 09:06:57 PM
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I find it kinda hard to believe that you can hear these songs from outside an indoor arena.  So every time there's a concert there you're able to hear it from outside?

Have you ever been there?  It's an old building, it's small, it's in a business district.  The front doors to the floor where the stage and sound are is only a matter of 150 feet or so.. Visit brooklyn New York one time during a concert at the barclay's.  They've had to put a GARDEN on top of the roof to deaden the noise bleed because residents BLOCKS AWAY were complaining on how they could hear the concerts crystal clear at night. I'm not sure why I feel so passionate lately but these opinions of they are rehearsing and you can't hear anything outside is stupid.  Unless you have ever been there, are there or have seen any of the band there, NO ONE HAS AND WON'T TILL NEXT WEEK, then shut up.

You're gonna be banned pretty soon if you tell people to shut up unwarranted.

I live 5 minutes away from the Coliseum and it's not small, it holds 16,000 seats. It's also not in a business district. There are houses right across the street. Before you tell people to shut up you should get a clue on what you are talking about.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: So Cruel on April 16, 2015, 09:08:57 PM
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I find it kinda hard to believe that you can hear these songs from outside an indoor arena.  So every time there's a concert there you're able to hear it from outside? 

U2 rehearsed in Vancouver on the Vertigo tour and I was outside listening. You could hear pretty clear what they were playing.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: LToy on April 16, 2015, 09:33:01 PM
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I find it kinda hard to believe that you can hear these songs from outside an indoor arena.  So every time there's a concert there you're able to hear it from outside? 

U2 rehearsed in Vancouver on the Vertigo tour and I was outside listening. You could hear pretty clear what they were playing.
SC, it's been a while since I've been to the neighborhood where Pacific Coliseum is located.  Did the city convert the side streets around the venue to permit parking only or are there any unrestricted parking areas remaining?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 16, 2015, 09:34:50 PM
Nothing to add today really.

I'll keep my ears peeled!  :)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 16, 2015, 09:41:51 PM
Telling someone to shut up is rude and unneeded. Would Bono say shut up? You should be banned
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: briscoetheque on April 16, 2015, 10:09:42 PM
Bono is Irish. Every chance he would say 'shoot the fook oop'
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: singnomore on April 16, 2015, 10:31:03 PM
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I find it kinda hard to believe that you can hear these songs from outside an indoor arena.  So every time there's a concert there you're able to hear it from outside?

Have you ever been there?  It's an old building, it's small, it's in a business district.  The front doors to the floor where the stage and sound are is only a matter of 150 feet or so.. Visit brooklyn New York one time during a concert at the barclay's.  They've had to put a GARDEN on top of the roof to deaden the noise bleed because residents BLOCKS AWAY were complaining on how they could hear the concerts crystal clear at night. I'm not sure why I feel so passionate lately but these opinions of they are rehearsing and you can't hear anything outside is stupid.  Unless you have ever been there, are there or have seen any of the band there, WHICH NO ONE HAS AND WON'T TILL NEXT WEEK, then shut up.

Seems to be something in the water these days around the forum..... Passion is great - how that is expressed is a different thing. Disagreeing respectfully isn't that hard and doesn't need to involve capitalising or telling people to shut up

On with the chat 😎
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 16, 2015, 10:40:34 PM
My friend up there just texted me. He said he stopped by earlier but security asked him to leave.  He said he thinks heard a playback of the fly and beautiful day.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: So Cruel on April 16, 2015, 10:57:31 PM
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I find it kinda hard to believe that you can hear these songs from outside an indoor arena.  So every time there's a concert there you're able to hear it from outside? 

U2 rehearsed in Vancouver on the Vertigo tour and I was outside listening. You could hear pretty clear what they were playing.
SC, it's been a while since I've been to the neighborhood where Pacific Coliseum is located.  Did the city convert the side streets around the venue to permit parking only or are there any unrestricted parking areas remaining?

On event days you would have to use the PNE parking lots (pay) but there is a lot of residential parking across the street (Renfrew St) which I believe is fine to park on non-event days.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: mattso88 on April 17, 2015, 01:15:52 AM
Here's Vertigo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MkzmesbRS4

Anybody have more?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: mattso88 on April 17, 2015, 01:17:38 AM
One more from that channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbdDDkKNvSo

Kind of sounds like maybe Invisible at some parts. Probably just some sound checks.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: UnknownCaller98 on April 17, 2015, 07:16:36 AM
FFS not Elevation and Vertigo 😠😠😠😠😠
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: missey on April 17, 2015, 07:19:28 AM
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I find it kinda hard to believe that you can hear these songs from outside an indoor arena.  So every time there's a concert there you're able to hear it from outside?

Have you ever been there?  It's an old building, it's small, it's in a business district.  The front doors to the floor where the stage and sound are is only a matter of 150 feet or so.. Visit brooklyn New York one time during a concert at the barclay's.  They've had to put a GARDEN on top of the roof to deaden the noise bleed because residents BLOCKS AWAY were complaining on how they could hear the concerts crystal clear at night. I'm not sure why I feel so passionate lately but these opinions of they are rehearsing and you can't hear anything outside is stupid.  Unless you have ever been there, are there or have seen any of the band there, WHICH NO ONE HAS AND WON'T TILL NEXT WEEK, then shut up.


Whoa!!  Calm down.  No, I haven't been there and that's why I asked.  Your response was totally uncalled for.  Thanks So Cruel for a more reasonable explanation.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: TheU2Ken on April 17, 2015, 07:23:01 AM
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One more from that channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbdDDkKNvSo

Kind of sounds like maybe Invisible at some parts. Probably just some sound checks.
yea its Invisible. PLEASE OH PLEASE LET IT BE INVISIBLE
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: daviddevaul on April 17, 2015, 07:37:34 AM
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One more from that channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbdDDkKNvSo

Kind of sounds like maybe Invisible at some parts. Probably just some sound checks.
yea its Invisible. PLEASE OH PLEASE LET IT BE INVISIBLE

When it's stripped back to the guitar and drums, it's very reminiscent of their 80s stuff.  They should try such an arrangement.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on April 17, 2015, 07:54:04 AM
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Bono and fan (in Dun Loaghaire) (c) blingdirl89 // Dublin/Dun Loaghaire - 04/16/2015

https://instagram.com/p/1kqQsLSemr/?taken-by=blinggirl89
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 17, 2015, 11:15:11 AM
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Telling someone to shut up is rude and unneeded. Would Bono say shut up? You should be banned

I'm sure the mods will decide that. But certainly giving someone a warning and a second chance is worth something.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: meximofo on April 17, 2015, 11:16:03 AM
Thanks Jen! So there you go, the band isn't even in Vancouver yet.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 17, 2015, 11:17:28 AM
I want to hear Invisible as a straight ahead rock song with no electronic drums, but with Larry and his full kit. It would be such a great song, that they could even open the show with it.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markt on April 17, 2015, 12:02:43 PM
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Thanks Jen! So there you go, the band isn't even in Vancouver yet.

Isn't this Bono singing Invisible during rehearsal?  Sounds live to me...

http://youtu.be/jy_QuLYTXs4
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Jswallow on April 17, 2015, 12:43:37 PM
Thats deffo live ;-)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markt on April 17, 2015, 12:44:32 PM
Yep, thought so.  The band are there now :-)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: wildgirl on April 17, 2015, 12:45:24 PM
So Bono was in Dublin and Vancouver yesterday? :D Invisible sounds great live.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markt on April 17, 2015, 12:47:20 PM
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So Bono was in Dublin and Vancouver yesterday? :D Invisible sounds great live.

Entirely possible... the wonder of flying west over the Atlantic :-)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Sunchild on April 17, 2015, 01:53:10 PM
There's been reports of people meeting Bono in Vancouver that very same day, it's more probable that photo was taken the day or few days before, it was not even taken by that girl who posted it, but someone else by the way.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: lorijane on April 17, 2015, 01:55:11 PM
I saw on Twitter that maybe that pic of Bono was from February, looks similar to another taken then. So who knows, maybe the person just got around to posting it.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: JaneAustenU2 on April 17, 2015, 01:55:55 PM
There are a few paparazzi here who ALWAYS know if a celebrity is around and there's nothing on their twitters/blogs. Maybe next week they'll be here since the set up has started since a few days.  :)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markreed on April 17, 2015, 01:56:26 PM
Oh no! They're playing songs people LIKE! I guarantee you, ask 80,000 people at a U2 show, you'll get 80,000 different 'perfect' setlists, and about 90% of them will have the songs Vertigo, Elevation, One, and Beautiful Day in there somewhere. Also, most people don't see 6+ shows on each tour, most people see U2 once every 5-6 years at most.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 17, 2015, 01:57:31 PM
I know it's hard to judge by a cell phone video outside of the arena, but Bono sounds pretty good from what I'm hearing.

Also, thank goodness there is a live drumset on Invisible.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on April 17, 2015, 02:03:50 PM
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I know it's hard to judge by a cell phone video outside of the arena, but Bono sounds pretty good from what I'm hearing.

Also, thank goodness there is a live drumset on Invisible.

It's definitely a combination of live and recorded vocals. I wish the sound was better so we can get a good listen!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on April 17, 2015, 02:05:18 PM
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There are a few paparazzi here who ALWAYS know if a celebrity is around and there's nothing on their twitters/blogs. Maybe next week they'll be here since the set up has started since a few days.  :)

They probably snuck into town late in the day and figured out how to use a transporter system to sneak into the building.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on April 17, 2015, 02:09:09 PM
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I saw on Twitter that maybe that pic of Bono was from February, looks similar to another taken then. So who knows, maybe the person just got around to posting it.

Hard to tell, but why would anyone wear short sleeved shirts in February in Dublin?   :)

The guys probably have been sneaking into town separately and have rented a house to live in for a month. Like frat boys.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: JaneAustenU2 on April 17, 2015, 02:19:41 PM
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I saw on Twitter that maybe that pic of Bono was from February, looks similar to another taken then. So who knows, maybe the person just got around to posting it.

Hard to tell, but why would anyone wear short sleeved shirts in February in Dublin?   :)

The guys probably have been sneaking into town separately and have rented a house to live in for a month. Like frat boys.

Admittingly people here are not the most observant... I wouldn't be surprised.  ;D
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markt on April 17, 2015, 02:44:06 PM
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I know it's hard to judge by a cell phone video outside of the arena, but Bono sounds pretty good from what I'm hearing.

Also, thank goodness there is a live drumset on Invisible.

Completely agree... when I first heard it I thought it was just another recording of the crew testing the gear.  Then when the drums kicked in I had a little smile to myself  :).  I thought it could have still been Sam but there is no mistaking that Bono was singing live, for parts of it at least.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on April 17, 2015, 03:11:22 PM
Friends ... I am so sorry that so many of you built up unrealistic expectations, but anyone who thought Streets was going to get booted for Drowning Man or whatever was always in for a disappointment.

We are going to get new songs, hits and a few fan-favorite/rarities. If you go in expecting any more than that, you are asking for it. 

Many of these new songs are very chilled. They are going to have to get the energy up somewhere. Cue Elevation, Vertigo and BD.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 17, 2015, 04:40:09 PM
Invisible sounds 100% live and 100% AWESOME.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: NalesRomatti on April 17, 2015, 05:05:42 PM
Sounds "live" rehearsels to me, goobledegob lirycs from Bono. Or due to bad sound ;)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 17, 2015, 05:53:48 PM
Invisible is sounding like the perfect opener
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 17, 2015, 05:59:50 PM
It's definitely a live version, but I noticed there were parts like the chorus which sounded exactly like the Fallon performance. Then, Bono ended the song the exact same way (vocally)... Makes me wonder
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Parsons on April 17, 2015, 06:42:54 PM
I've seen/ heard  Dallas, Sam o Sullivan ( Larry's drum tech ) and Adams ( don't know his name ) play U2 songs at soundchecking.
That's probably what's being heard down there , if there's any truth to the France rehearsal
rumours the sound crew probably has the set list(s) on hand to play with the visuals.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miryclay on April 17, 2015, 06:43:33 PM
It could be recorded audio from the past and they are just testing gear.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miryclay on April 17, 2015, 06:43:54 PM
Stuart Morgan
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Stateless on April 17, 2015, 06:51:22 PM
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Friends ... I am so sorry that so many of you built up unrealistic expectations, but anyone who thought Streets was going to get booted for Drowning Man or whatever was always in for a disappointment.

We are going to get new songs, hits and a few fan-favorite/rarities. If you go in expecting any more than that, you are asking for it. 

Many of these new songs are very chilled. They are going to have to get the energy up somewhere. Cue Elevation, Vertigo and BD.

I have been attending U2 shows since the UF Tour and one thing I have noticed with crowds at U2 shows is that when NEW songs are played, the crowd tends to be subdued a little because they want to hear the song.  When the "hits" are played, they seem to be louder cause they know the songs etc. from being heard on the radio etc.  I think U2 does a good job of mixing the songs from rockers/semi-rockers/slow songs.

I do hope that if they play Elevation, it is the version that starts out slow and you don't really know when the explosion is coming, but when it does it is great.  I always preferred the slow build up Elevation versus the rocking out from the get go. 
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Stateless on April 17, 2015, 06:54:43 PM
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It could be recorded audio from the past and they are just testing gear.

I am thinking it could be this, but the way the singing kind of stops and then picks up makes it kind of hard to tell.  If they are just sound checking, why use this vocal versus the one from Fallon or the one from the official release?  When I first heard the music playing I thought it was all the techs, but the singing is what throws it off for me and I think it is actually them performing.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Parsons on April 17, 2015, 06:54:49 PM
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It could be recorded audio from the past and they are just testing gear.

True !

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Stuart Morgan

Thank you ! :)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 17, 2015, 07:20:31 PM
It seems odd, especially given how many fans are in the area, that nobody has seen them coming and going at the arena itself. Combine that with the lack of things like Bono talking over the mic or anything which we've heard before and the 'fades' etc that can be heard and I doubt they're there yet.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: u2beez on April 17, 2015, 08:22:08 PM
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It seems odd, especially given how many fans are in the area, that nobody has seen them coming and going at the arena itself. Combine that with the lack of things like Bono talking over the mic or anything which we've heard before and the 'fades' etc that can be heard and I doubt they're there yet.

I can come on here with 100% certainty that THE BAND IS NOT IN VANCOUVER.  What you are hearing is something called virtual soundcheck via waves audio systems and plugins.  They can take whatever recording they have from the past and dervie a virtual soundcheck from it. Again as i've stated many times, this first week is techs only.  If you want to believe that u2 has been there and nobody has seen them at all, well then, the tooth fairy lives next door to you.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on April 17, 2015, 10:20:39 PM
I've only seen one report of a person claiming their friend met Bono in Vancouver on Thursday.  Sadly this person is a controversial source and I don't put much credence in her report.

I'm sticking with my theory that if they are in the vicinity, they are renting a frat boy house and they have installed a transporter system designed by Edge.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Smithy on April 18, 2015, 01:34:26 AM
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It's definitely a live version, but I noticed there were parts like the chorus which sounded exactly like the Fallon performance. Then, Bono ended the song the exact same way (vocally)... Makes me wonder

I thought the same thing too initially, until i realised that its the "extended version" that they were playing and not the "red edit version" which was performed on Fallon.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Sunchild on April 18, 2015, 02:34:10 AM
Good thing is that I used to see real fairies, so... U2 are in town.  ;D 

It doesn't take much to feel what is real, virtual soundchecks sound totally different.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Volcanogirl on April 18, 2015, 06:07:19 AM
Invisible would be a smashing starter for the show, you get into it right away !!

Bono's voice sounds great to me. I can't wait.................

WHOOO AAAAAH  !!

Exitement ------- wonder-------- Amazing  !
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 18, 2015, 10:19:33 AM
Smithy, just realized you're right. It's the album version. I wonder who's playing xylophone, perhaps it's the orchestra or crew
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on April 18, 2015, 01:25:20 PM
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Invisible would be a smashing starter for the show, you get into it right away !!

Bono's voice sounds great to me. I can't wait.................

WHOOO AAAAAH  !!

Exitement ------- wonder-------- Amazing  !

If the visuals are anything like that on the video then it will be spectacular!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Volcanogirl on April 18, 2015, 02:25:21 PM
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Invisible would be a smashing starter for the show, you get into it right away !!

Bono's voice sounds great to me. I can't wait.................

WHOOO AAAAAH  !!

Exitement ------- wonder-------- Amazing  !

If the visuals are anything like that on the video then it will be spectacular!


Yes Tom, i think the screen will be something special (3D?).

Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miryclay on April 18, 2015, 02:38:08 PM
It seems so because many seats have obstructed view
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: JaneAustenU2 on April 18, 2015, 07:56:13 PM
During the 360 tour in Montreal, a Bono impersonator kept going to places and a lot of people took pictures with him and thought they had actually met Bono - the guy never said he wasn't.  ;D
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: mdmomof7 on April 18, 2015, 09:10:28 PM
Possibly a huge SPOILER or a complete HOAX. Anyone have any info on this?

SPOILER!!




























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This was posted as a comment by a regular poster to one of the Facebook U2 Fan Pages I'm in.

Then another known poster later posted this comment -
In any case I think this list of songs (not setlist) is believable because at this early stage of rehearsals they will be trying a lot of songs live, some which they have rarely if ever tried out on stage before ... Exciting times ahead!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: meximofo on April 18, 2015, 09:29:58 PM
I'm 99.9999999% sure this is a fake. U2 does not write their setlist like that. Take a look at a tentative setlist from 360:
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The band does not write full names, it's just not credible to write snippets that far before actual shows (Bono improvises them), the setlists I've seen are always capitalized, etc.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: mdmomof7 on April 18, 2015, 09:37:52 PM
I wondered about the full names.

I also wondered if this is just a tech written list. I don't think the band is even in Vancouver yet.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 18, 2015, 10:13:29 PM
I really hope this is a hoax. Acrobat acoustic is not the version I want. And ending the set with ebw???
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 18, 2015, 10:43:27 PM
No beautiful day or vertigo  ::) ::)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Petejbridge on April 18, 2015, 10:46:27 PM
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I really hope this is a hoax. Acrobat acoustic is not the version I want. And ending the set with ebw???
We need Acrobat in all its sonic glory...
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Petejbridge on April 18, 2015, 10:47:33 PM
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I'm 99.9999999% sure this is a fake. U2 does not write their setlist like that. Take a look at a tentative setlist from 360:
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The band does not write full names, it's just not credible to write snippets that far before actual shows (Bono improvises them), the setlists I've seen are always capitalized, etc.
What a great Setlist this is. I wish this was for this tour
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 18, 2015, 11:07:02 PM
It's interesting the band considered SBS as an opener for 360
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: weinerdog on April 18, 2015, 11:32:24 PM
I like the new album, but IMO Raised by Wolves is one of their all-time worst. Hopefully that makes it nowhere near a setlist.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on April 19, 2015, 02:22:20 AM
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I'm 99.9999999% sure this is a fake. U2 does not write their setlist like that. Take a look at a tentative setlist from 360:
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The band does not write full names, it's just not credible to write snippets that far before actual shows (Bono improvises them), the setlists I've seen are always capitalized, etc.
What a great Setlist this is. I wish this was for this tour

Looks good but I think SBS would have been a terrible opener. Acoustic walk on doesn't seem great either.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: LToy on April 19, 2015, 05:13:12 AM
A hand written set list could mean that someone copied it down from another source.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on April 19, 2015, 05:32:19 AM
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A hand written set list could mean that someone copied it down from another source.

I hope it isn't, no Beautiful Day, Mysterious Ways or One.
To some that will be fantastic but I've never had the chance to see them live so I hope they don't drop some of the classics.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 19, 2015, 05:36:51 AM
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Possibly a huge SPOILER or a complete HOAX. Anyone have any info on this?

SPOILER!!




























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Source found. Fan by the name of Robert Drzewaszewski was given to him in Vancouver. This guy has a spot on rep and doesn't B.S.. It's legit kids. Just got done talking to him and that what he told me....How he got it he will not divulge due to getting that person in trouble....Feel free to message him... as fans should realize that this is a work in progress subject to change with adds and deletions.
This was posted as a comment by a regular poster to one of the Facebook U2 Fan Pages I'm in.

Then another known poster later posted this comment -
In any case I think this list of songs (not setlist) is believable because at this early stage of rehearsals they will be trying a lot of songs live, some which they have rarely if ever tried out on stage before ... Exciting times ahead!
If true. a four song acoustic set is a big disappointment.  I guess it will leave me plenty of time to hit the washroom and beer stands.  However, a few good surprises to look forward to (if true)- Surrender, crystal ballroom, two hearts and yes So Cruel.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: LToy on April 19, 2015, 05:45:09 AM
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A hand written set list could mean that someone copied it down from another source.

I hope it isn't, no Beautiful Day, Mysterious Ways or One.
To some that will be fantastic but I've never had the chance to see them live so I hope they don't drop some of the classics.
Also dropped: Pride, SBS, UTEOW, ISHFWILF, all of ATYCLB, all of NLOTH except for Magnificent, and the first 2 albums.

Noticeably absent: Iris (Hold Me Close) & Cedarwood Road

Of course there's always a second night, so who knows what surprises they have in store for the fans.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 19, 2015, 06:06:02 AM
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Invisible sounds 100% live and 100% AWESOME.

That's so exciting, wish I could be there.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markreed on April 19, 2015, 06:24:18 AM
That's probably a working list of some of the potential sequences. I doubt BD, One, etc will be absent on the night itself.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miryclay on April 19, 2015, 07:48:17 AM
I hope they are.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 19, 2015, 08:31:08 AM
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Possibly a huge SPOILER or a complete HOAX. Anyone have any info on this?

SPOILER!!




























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Source found. Fan by the name of Robert Drzewaszewski was given to him in Vancouver. This guy has a spot on rep and doesn't B.S.. It's legit kids. Just got done talking to him and that what he told me....How he got it he will not divulge due to getting that person in trouble....Feel free to message him... as fans should realize that this is a work in progress subject to change with adds and deletions.
This was posted as a comment by a regular poster to one of the Facebook U2 Fan Pages I'm in.

Then another known poster later posted this comment -
In any case I think this list of songs (not setlist) is believable because at this early stage of rehearsals they will be trying a lot of songs live, some which they have rarely if ever tried out on stage before ... Exciting times ahead!
If true. a four song acoustic set is a big disappointment.  I guess it will leave me plenty of time to hit the washroom and beer stands.  However, a few good surprises to look forward to (if true)- Surrender, crystal ballroom, two hearts and yes So Cruel.

My guess is that would be Moment of Surrender from No Line, not Surrender from War. But what a surprise it would be if it were the old Surrender.
A Man and a Woman is not the best song, but it does fit with Song for Someone.
I'm pleased to see them pairing Raised by Wolves and Bad together. That will make for a very powerful moment of story telling.
Acrobat has made its way in on day 1.
Every Breaking Wave is a great song to finish with, and really it makes With or Without You redundant.

If this is true it is quite a radical setlist, bringing in a number of rarities- Two Hearts Beat as One?!! wow, and leaving out a lot of "war horses". It certainly seems more of a setlist for dedicated rather than casual fans.

It's worth noting that there are 25 songs listed here. A regular U2 show usually has 21 or 22 songs. So 25 would be amazing, or perhaps they are just practicing all of the songs that they intend to use for the first number of shows, and a few will be left out each night.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markreed on April 19, 2015, 08:55:00 AM
When putting together setlists the band tend to have A,B,C sets and established variations of sequences, where for example songs go 1/2/swap-out/3/4 etc and a set could look like 1/2/swap-out#1/4/5 for the first five songs. After all, for nights 1,2,3,4 of Vertigo, they played LP+E/SBS/BTBS/RTSS/Pride in the same order... but in different places in the set. This isn't finished.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: ehtaerb on April 19, 2015, 09:55:29 AM
Another thing to note is if Bono is having some physical restrictions due to his injuries - it may result in some songs like One being left out (perhaps only initially) for either musical or performance reasons.

Of course the guys could just be bored senseless playing the same "hits" every night and just want to spice it up a bit
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: trevgreg on April 19, 2015, 09:56:31 AM
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My guess is that would be Moment of Surrender from No Line, not Surrender from War. But what a surprise it would be if it were the old Surrender.

Considering that they went through the trouble of writing the full titles to every song though, it would seem that it's not MOS they're talking about there.

... assuming this list is legit, of course.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: andrewau2 on April 19, 2015, 10:54:20 AM
Where is the night 2 set list?

;)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: mdmomof7 on April 19, 2015, 10:59:30 AM
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Where is the night 2 set list?

;)

That must be next week's spoiler.  8)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Rômulo on April 19, 2015, 11:17:00 AM
Bono sppoted in Vancouver yesterday:

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Post by: Jswallow on April 19, 2015, 11:31:26 AM
Hope its Surrender from war that would be amazing !! :-)
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Post by: boom boom on April 19, 2015, 11:58:50 AM
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This was posted as a comment by a regular poster to one of the Facebook U2 Fan Pages I'm in.

Then another known poster later posted this comment -
In any case I think this list of songs (not setlist) is believable because at this early stage of rehearsals they will be trying a lot of songs live, some which they have rarely if ever tried out on stage before ... Exciting times ahead!
If true. a four song acoustic set is a big disappointment.  I guess it will leave me plenty of time to hit the washroom and beer stands.  However, a few good surprises to look forward to (if true)- Surrender, crystal ballroom, two hearts and yes So Cruel.

My guess is that would be Moment of Surrender from No Line, not Surrender from War. But what a surprise it would be if it were the old Surrender.
A Man and a Woman is not the best song, but it does fit with Song for Someone.
I'm pleased to see them pairing Raised by Wolves and Bad together. That will make for a very powerful moment of story telling.
Acrobat has made its way in on day 1.
Every Breaking Wave is a great song to finish with, and really it makes With or Without You redundant.

If this is true it is quite a radical setlist, bringing in a number of rarities- Two Hearts Beat as One?!! wow, and leaving out a lot of "war horses". It certainly seems more of a setlist for dedicated rather than casual fans.

It's worth noting that there are 25 songs listed here. A regular U2 show usually has 21 or 22 songs. So 25 would be amazing, or perhaps they are just practicing all of the songs that they intend to use for the first number of shows, and a few will be left out each night.
I don't think they would be playing Moment of Surrender as the fifth song in the set.  It has to be Surrender from War.  The setlist is actually quite good.  Only complaints is the 4 song acoustic set and Acrobat being part of that set.  They also can come up with another song to play acoustic other than Stay yet again? 
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Fastcars12 on April 19, 2015, 12:00:17 PM
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This was posted as a comment by a regular poster to one of the Facebook U2 Fan Pages I'm in.

Then another known poster later posted this comment -
In any case I think this list of songs (not setlist) is believable because at this early stage of rehearsals they will be trying a lot of songs live, some which they have rarely if ever tried out on stage before ... Exciting times ahead!
If true. a four song acoustic set is a big disappointment.  I guess it will leave me plenty of time to hit the washroom and beer stands.  However, a few good surprises to look forward to (if true)- Surrender, crystal ballroom, two hearts and yes So Cruel.

My guess is that would be Moment of Surrender from No Line, not Surrender from War. But what a surprise it would be if it were the old Surrender.
A Man and a Woman is not the best song, but it does fit with Song for Someone.
I'm pleased to see them pairing Raised by Wolves and Bad together. That will make for a very powerful moment of story telling.
Acrobat has made its way in on day 1.
Every Breaking Wave is a great song to finish with, and really it makes With or Without You redundant.

If this is true it is quite a radical setlist, bringing in a number of rarities- Two Hearts Beat as One?!! wow, and leaving out a lot of "war horses". It certainly seems more of a setlist for dedicated rather than casual fans.

It's worth noting that there are 25 songs listed here. A regular U2 show usually has 21 or 22 songs. So 25 would be amazing, or perhaps they are just practicing all of the songs that they intend to use for the first number of shows, and a few will be left out each night.
I don't think they would be playing Moment of Surrender as the fifth song in the set.  It has to be Surrender from War.

Would be fantastic...
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miryclay on April 19, 2015, 12:02:12 PM
Surrender from War is a stunning song.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 19, 2015, 12:04:14 PM
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Surrender from War is a stunning song.
I really hope they play this and two hearts in the same set would be great!!
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Post by: Edgedisciple on April 19, 2015, 12:06:20 PM
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This was posted as a comment by a regular poster to one of the Facebook U2 Fan Pages I'm in.

Then another known poster later posted this comment -
In any case I think this list of songs (not setlist) is believable because at this early stage of rehearsals they will be trying a lot of songs live, some which they have rarely if ever tried out on stage before ... Exciting times ahead!
If true. a four song acoustic set is a big disappointment.  I guess it will leave me plenty of time to hit the washroom and beer stands.  However, a few good surprises to look forward to (if true)- Surrender, crystal ballroom, two hearts and yes So Cruel.

My guess is that would be Moment of Surrender from No Line, not Surrender from War. But what a surprise it would be if it were the old Surrender.
A Man and a Woman is not the best song, but it does fit with Song for Someone.
I'm pleased to see them pairing Raised by Wolves and Bad together. That will make for a very powerful moment of story telling.
Acrobat has made its way in on day 1.
Every Breaking Wave is a great song to finish with, and really it makes With or Without You redundant.

If this is true it is quite a radical setlist, bringing in a number of rarities- Two Hearts Beat as One?!! wow, and leaving out a lot of "war horses". It certainly seems more of a setlist for dedicated rather than casual fans.

It's worth noting that there are 25 songs listed here. A regular U2 show usually has 21 or 22 songs. So 25 would be amazing, or perhaps they are just practicing all of the songs that they intend to use for the first number of shows, and a few will be left out each night.
What??! Acrobat acoustic??! I'd rather not hear it at all at this point.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Fastcars12 on April 19, 2015, 12:09:01 PM
If that set list were true I'd be extremely happy. Would just be missing one tree hill, zooropa, electric co and zoo station
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Fastcars12 on April 19, 2015, 12:10:20 PM
By the way is there even an opening act at this point?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 19, 2015, 12:11:11 PM
Yeah, If anyone runs into the band in Vancouver, tell them to take out Acrobat from the acoustic set and play it full band, better yet tell them to drop the idea of acoustic set altogether!!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 19, 2015, 12:11:40 PM
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By the way is there even an opening act at this point?
Hope not!!  Nothing announced yet.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Sunchild on April 19, 2015, 12:26:17 PM
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Source found. Fan by the name of Robert Drzewaszewski was given to him in Vancouver. This guy has a spot on rep and doesn't B.S.. It's legit kids. Just got done talking to him and that what he told me....How he got it he will not divulge due to getting that person in trouble....Feel free to message him... as fans should realize that this is a work in progress subject to change with adds and deletions.
This was posted as a comment by a regular poster to one of the Facebook U2 Fan Pages I'm in.

Then another known poster later posted this comment -
In any case I think this list of songs (not setlist) is believable because at this early stage of rehearsals they will be trying a lot of songs live, some which they have rarely if ever tried out on stage before ... Exciting times ahead!

Yes I feel this is very much true, it just feels right, perhaps not necessarily set in stone that it's exactly going to be like this, but it's giving me an overall idea, certainly if they'll play Acrobat it's going to be acoustic, and also hard to imagine any fan would write this down and omitting classics like One and Beautiful Day, songs that's been part of all previous tours, I feel that U2 are coming up with something no one expects, a total change, and both One and Beautiful Day don't even feel like part of the theme of this album and tour. Why is it all these songs in the setlist are coincidentally reflecting so perfectly this theme and a feeling of where they are emotionally as a band. ;)

PS: The inclusion of The First Time is a good hint, it's all about "first times".
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: ecadad on April 19, 2015, 12:45:44 PM
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In any case I think this list of songs (not setlist) is believable because at this early stage of rehearsals they will be trying a lot of songs live, some which they have rarely if ever tried out on stage before ... Exciting times ahead!

NO NO NO PLEASE NO

If this is the setlist, then I wasted quite a bit of $$ to see them... unless they play the big songs on the second night.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Edgedisciple on April 19, 2015, 12:52:14 PM
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Yeah, If anyone runs into the band in Vancouver, tell them to take out Acrobat from the acoustic set and play it full band, better yet tell them to drop the idea of acoustic set altogether!!
I'm not the only one who can't stand it I guess. I despise acoustic U2 with all my might, but seriously, an acoustic Acrobat objectively doesn't make any sense. The raw powerful emotion of that song lies in Edge's furious guitar attacks and the pounding rhythm section. Take them out and you have nothing. Bono's angry and cynical lyrics can't be sustained by a damn acoustic guitar only (and an orchestra?! The only thought suffices to give me nightmares...)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: ecadad on April 19, 2015, 01:04:07 PM
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Yeah, If anyone runs into the band in Vancouver, tell them to take out Acrobat from the acoustic set and play it full band, better yet tell them to drop the idea of acoustic set altogether!!
I'm not the only one who can't stand it I guess. I despise acoustic U2 with all my might, but seriously, an acoustic Acrobat objectively doesn't make any sense. The raw powerful emotion of that song lies in Edge's furious guitar attacks and the pounding rhythm section. Take them out and you have nothing. Bono's angry and cynical lyrics can't be sustained by a damn acoustic guitar only (and an orchestra?! The only thought suffices to give me nightmares...)

I agree... I can totally picture and imagine acoustic Acrobat, and it's just not that good.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: TheU2Ken on April 19, 2015, 01:05:47 PM
I'd kill for that fake setlist. Bad, AMAAW, Two Hearts, Crystal Ballroom, So Cruel, Acrobat, Gone. Someone out there knows my dreams
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: LToy on April 19, 2015, 01:42:11 PM
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If that set list were true I'd be extremely happy. Would just be missing one tree hill, zooropa, electric co and zoo station

I get the feeling these songs may not be played only because they made appearances on the previous 2 tours.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 19, 2015, 01:42:34 PM
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Yeah, If anyone runs into the band in Vancouver, tell them to take out Acrobat from the acoustic set and play it full band, better yet tell them to drop the idea of acoustic set altogether!!
I'm not the only one who can't stand it I guess. I despise acoustic U2 with all my might, but seriously, an acoustic Acrobat objectively doesn't make any sense. The raw powerful emotion of that song lies in Edge's furious guitar attacks and the pounding rhythm section. Take them out and you have nothing. Bono's angry and cynical lyrics can't be sustained by a damn acoustic guitar only (and an orchestra?! The only thought suffices to give me nightmares...)
I despise it just as much as you.  All it accomplishes is that it kills all momentum of the show and will probably see a mass exodus of people hitting the washrooms and beer stands.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miami on April 19, 2015, 02:32:20 PM
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I know it's hard to judge by a cell phone video outside of the arena, but Bono sounds pretty good from what I'm hearing.



Also, thank goodness there is a live drumset on Invisible.

Nah, keep the electro feel to the song. It would be U2 by numbers without the electric drums. The whole point of that song is the reference to kraftwerk. Why are people so threatened by U2 attempting something new?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miami on April 19, 2015, 02:51:45 PM
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My guess is that would be Moment of Surrender from No Line, not Surrender from War. But what a surprise it would be if it were the old Surrender.

Considering that they went through the trouble of writing the full titles to every song though, it would seem that it's not MOS they're talking about there.

... assuming this list is legit, of course.

Assuming its legit, it would make sense that if there's a snippet of 'seconds' it would be with the old surrender rather than moment of surrender. I love war's surrender. It would be fantastic to see present-day U2 perform that song.

Secondly, surprised iris and cedarwood aren't mentioned. Delighted tiwycrmn is there.

Really shocked and amazed that Acrobat is mentioned. Would be very disappointed (understatement) if it was an acoustic version. That song needs the full ferocity of the band plugged in.

Glad a lot of warhorses have been dispensed with. They have had their day and it gets boring after a while.

That's, of course, if it is indeed legit. A lot of the set-list makes sense to me though, so I'm erring on the legit side. We'll soon see.

Ps: no 'troubles'? One of the best songs on the album and absent. Seems strange.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on April 19, 2015, 03:13:58 PM
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I'd kill for that fake setlist. Bad, AMAAW, Two Hearts, Crystal Ballroom, So Cruel, Acrobat, Gone. Someone out there knows my dreams

That's exactly why it seems far-fetched to me.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on April 19, 2015, 03:15:21 PM
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Yeah, If anyone runs into the band in Vancouver, tell them to take out Acrobat from the acoustic set and play it full band, better yet tell them to drop the idea of acoustic set altogether!!
I'm not the only one who can't stand it I guess. I despise acoustic U2 with all my might, but seriously, an acoustic Acrobat objectively doesn't make any sense. The raw powerful emotion of that song lies in Edge's furious guitar attacks and the pounding rhythm section. Take them out and you have nothing. Bono's angry and cynical lyrics can't be sustained by a damn acoustic guitar only (and an orchestra?! The only thought suffices to give me nightmares...)
I despise it just as much as you.  All it accomplishes is that it kills all momentum of the show and will probably see a mass exodus of people hitting the washrooms and beer stands.

I've listened to bootlegs and on one acoustic version of Stay, all you can hear is people just talking over the song :/
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 19, 2015, 03:15:28 PM
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My guess is that would be Moment of Surrender from No Line, not Surrender from War. But what a surprise it would be if it were the old Surrender.

Considering that they went through the trouble of writing the full titles to every song though, it would seem that it's not MOS they're talking about there.

... assuming this list is legit, of course.

Assuming its legit, it would make sense that if there's a snippet of 'seconds' it would be with the old surrender rather than moment of surrender. I love war's surrender. It would be fantastic to see present-day U2 perform that song.

Secondly, surprised iris and cedarwood aren't mentioned. Delighted tiwycrmn is there.

Really shocked and amazed that Acrobat is mentioned. Would be very disappointed (understatement) if it was an acoustic version. That song needs the full ferocity of the band plugged in.

Glad a lot of warhorses have been dispensed with. They have had their day and it gets boring after a while.

That's, of course, if it is indeed legit. A lot of the set-list makes sense to me though, so I'm erring on the legit side. We'll soon see.

Ps: no 'troubles'? One of the best songs on the album and absent. Seems strange.
Troubles could be on night 2.  Hopefully cedarwood road and Iris also.  Remember they booked it in pairs of shows because I'm assuming they will be different.  let's hope anyway!!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on April 19, 2015, 03:16:23 PM
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My guess is that would be Moment of Surrender from No Line, not Surrender from War. But what a surprise it would be if it were the old Surrender.

Considering that they went through the trouble of writing the full titles to every song though, it would seem that it's not MOS they're talking about there.

... assuming this list is legit, of course.

Assuming its legit, it would make sense that if there's a snippet of 'seconds' it would be with the old surrender rather than moment of surrender. I love war's surrender. It would be fantastic to see present-day U2 perform that song.

Secondly, surprised iris and cedarwood aren't mentioned. Delighted tiwycrmn is there.

Really shocked and amazed that Acrobat is mentioned. Would be very disappointed (understatement) if it was an acoustic version. That song needs the full ferocity of the band plugged in.

Glad a lot of warhorses have been dispensed with. They have had their day and it gets boring after a while.

That's, of course, if it is indeed legit. A lot of the set-list makes sense to me though, so I'm erring on the legit side. We'll soon see.

Ps: no 'troubles'? One of the best songs on the album and absent. Seems strange.
Troubles could be on night 2.  Hopefully cedarwood road and Iris also.  Remember they booked it in pairs of shows because I'm assuming they will be different.  let's hope anyway!!

There's some cities with odd numbers of nights though?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on April 19, 2015, 03:19:04 PM
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Yeah, If anyone runs into the band in Vancouver, tell them to take out Acrobat from the acoustic set and play it full band, better yet tell them to drop the idea of acoustic set altogether!!
I'm not the only one who can't stand it I guess. I despise acoustic U2 with all my might, but seriously, an acoustic Acrobat objectively doesn't make any sense. The raw powerful emotion of that song lies in Edge's furious guitar attacks and the pounding rhythm section. Take them out and you have nothing. Bono's angry and cynical lyrics can't be sustained by a damn acoustic guitar only (and an orchestra?! The only thought suffices to give me nightmares...)

The only songs that I can think of that an orchestra might be good accompinament are OOTS, Please and HMTMKMKM
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miami on April 19, 2015, 03:19:57 PM
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I'd kill for that fake setlist. Bad, AMAAW, Two Hearts, Crystal Ballroom, So Cruel, Acrobat, Gone. Someone out there knows my dreams

That's exactly why it seems far-fetched to me.

What seems so far fetched about those songs? It's a new tour, did you think they were going to play the songs of the last three tours plus the new songs? who would have thought Gloria, electric co, 11 o'clock tick tock, zooropa and the unforgettable fire would have made appearances on the last two tours? I'm expecting a very unexpected set-list for this tour.
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Post by: boom boom on April 19, 2015, 03:22:13 PM
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My guess is that would be Moment of Surrender from No Line, not Surrender from War. But what a surprise it would be if it were the old Surrender.

Considering that they went through the trouble of writing the full titles to every song though, it would seem that it's not MOS they're talking about there.

... assuming this list is legit, of course.

Assuming its legit, it would make sense that if there's a snippet of 'seconds' it would be with the old surrender rather than moment of surrender. I love war's surrender. It would be fantastic to see present-day U2 perform that song.

Secondly, surprised iris and cedarwood aren't mentioned. Delighted tiwycrmn is there.

Really shocked and amazed that Acrobat is mentioned. Would be very disappointed (understatement) if it was an acoustic version. That song needs the full ferocity of the band plugged in.

Glad a lot of warhorses have been dispensed with. They have had their day and it gets boring after a while.

That's, of course, if it is indeed legit. A lot of the set-list makes sense to me though, so I'm erring on the legit side. We'll soon see.

Ps: no 'troubles'? One of the best songs on the album and absent. Seems strange.
Troubles could be on night 2.  Hopefully cedarwood road and Iris also.  Remember they booked it in pairs of shows because I'm assuming they will be different.  let's hope anyway!!

There's some cities with odd numbers of nights though?
Just LA and chicago which is no big deal, every other city have even numbered shows.  It will be interesting what they do on the 5ht nights of those cities.  Maybe a combination of both sets.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on April 19, 2015, 03:23:43 PM
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I'd kill for that fake setlist. Bad, AMAAW, Two Hearts, Crystal Ballroom, So Cruel, Acrobat, Gone. Someone out there knows my dreams

That's exactly why it seems far-fetched to me.

What seems so far fetched about those songs? It's a new tour, did you think they were going to play the songs of the last three tours plus the new songs? who would have thought Gloria, electric co, 11 o'clock tick tock, zooropa and the unforgettable fire would have made appearances on the last two tours? I'm expecting a very unexpected set-list for this tour.

Yeah but the fact that it's so appealing to fans suggests to me that it's fan made. I guess though with the whole Twitter thing then maybe they're starting to do exactly that. Personally I hope that isn't the setlist though.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on April 19, 2015, 03:25:06 PM
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My guess is that would be Moment of Surrender from No Line, not Surrender from War. But what a surprise it would be if it were the old Surrender.

Considering that they went through the trouble of writing the full titles to every song though, it would seem that it's not MOS they're talking about there.

... assuming this list is legit, of course.

Assuming its legit, it would make sense that if there's a snippet of 'seconds' it would be with the old surrender rather than moment of surrender. I love war's surrender. It would be fantastic to see present-day U2 perform that song.

Secondly, surprised iris and cedarwood aren't mentioned. Delighted tiwycrmn is there.

Really shocked and amazed that Acrobat is mentioned. Would be very disappointed (understatement) if it was an acoustic version. That song needs the full ferocity of the band plugged in.

Glad a lot of warhorses have been dispensed with. They have had their day and it gets boring after a while.

That's, of course, if it is indeed legit. A lot of the set-list makes sense to me though, so I'm erring on the legit side. We'll soon see.

Ps: no 'troubles'? One of the best songs on the album and absent. Seems strange.
Troubles could be on night 2.  Hopefully cedarwood road and Iris also.  Remember they booked it in pairs of shows because I'm assuming they will be different.  let's hope anyway!!

There's some cities with odd numbers of nights though?
Just LA and chicago which is no big deal, every other city have even numbered shows.  It will be interesting what they do on the 5ht nights of those cities.  Maybe a combination of both sets.

I thought that that was the case for some European shows as well, which made me sceptical about the whole two night thing. I could be wrong though!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 19, 2015, 03:27:46 PM
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My guess is that would be Moment of Surrender from No Line, not Surrender from War. But what a surprise it would be if it were the old Surrender.

Considering that they went through the trouble of writing the full titles to every song though, it would seem that it's not MOS they're talking about there.

... assuming this list is legit, of course.

Assuming its legit, it would make sense that if there's a snippet of 'seconds' it would be with the old surrender rather than moment of surrender. I love war's surrender. It would be fantastic to see present-day U2 perform that song.

Secondly, surprised iris and cedarwood aren't mentioned. Delighted tiwycrmn is there.

Really shocked and amazed that Acrobat is mentioned. Would be very disappointed (understatement) if it was an acoustic version. That song needs the full ferocity of the band plugged in.

Glad a lot of warhorses have been dispensed with. They have had their day and it gets boring after a while.

That's, of course, if it is indeed legit. A lot of the set-list makes sense to me though, so I'm erring on the legit side. We'll soon see.

Ps: no 'troubles'? One of the best songs on the album and absent. Seems strange.
Troubles could be on night 2.  Hopefully cedarwood road and Iris also.  Remember they booked it in pairs of shows because I'm assuming they will be different.  let's hope anyway!!

There's some cities with odd numbers of nights though?
Just LA and chicago which is no big deal, every other city have even numbered shows.  It will be interesting what they do on the 5ht nights of those cities.  Maybe a combination of both sets.

I thought that that was the case for some European shows as well, which made me sceptical about the whole two night thing. I could be wrong though!
I think all European shows are even numbered at least what is listed on U2.com tour section.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 19, 2015, 03:33:17 PM
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Yeah, If anyone runs into the band in Vancouver, tell them to take out Acrobat from the acoustic set and play it full band, better yet tell them to drop the idea of acoustic set altogether!!
I'm not the only one who can't stand it I guess. I despise acoustic U2 with all my might, but seriously, an acoustic Acrobat objectively doesn't make any sense. The raw powerful emotion of that song lies in Edge's furious guitar attacks and the pounding rhythm section. Take them out and you have nothing. Bono's angry and cynical lyrics can't be sustained by a damn acoustic guitar only (and an orchestra?! The only thought suffices to give me nightmares...)

The only songs that I can think of that an orchestra might be good accompinament are OOTS, Please and HMTMKMKM
I'm not so opposed of an orchestra per say, just as the rest of the band are playing along and not just Bono /Edge and the Edge is plugged in and not acoustic.  But no matter how hard I wish it wasn't true, there is probably going to be that 4 song acoustic set probably with or without orchestra I don't know.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 19, 2015, 03:39:10 PM
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I know it's hard to judge by a cell phone video outside of the arena, but Bono sounds pretty good from what I'm hearing.



Also, thank goodness there is a live drumset on Invisible.

Nah, keep the electro feel to the song. It would be U2 by numbers without the electric drums. The whole point of that song is the reference to kraftwerk. Why are people so threatened by U2 attempting something new?

I'm not at all, it would just be weird to me to have Larry playing only the parts he did for the Fallon performance for example. If they'd like to go with the electric drums, you can put Larry on an electric kit by just adding it onto his original kit.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miami on April 19, 2015, 03:55:29 PM
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I know it's hard to judge by a cell phone video outside of the arena, but Bono sounds pretty good from what I'm hearing.



Also, thank goodness there is a live drumset on Invisible.

Nah, keep the electro feel to the song. It would be U2 by numbers without the electric drums. The whole point of that song is the reference to kraftwerk. Why are people so threatened by U2 attempting something new?

I'm not at all, it would just be weird to me to have Larry playing only the parts he did for the Fallon performance for example. If they'd like to go with the electric drums, you can put Larry on an electric kit by just adding it onto his original kit.

Yeah, that would be a good idea. I just like the electro feel to the song, and U2 shaking things up a bit. Invisible (extended version) has grown a lot on me and I agree with a few people here who think it would make a great opener.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 19, 2015, 03:58:40 PM
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I know it's hard to judge by a cell phone video outside of the arena, but Bono sounds pretty good from what I'm hearing.



Also, thank goodness there is a live drumset on Invisible.

Nah, keep the electro feel to the song. It would be U2 by numbers without the electric drums. The whole point of that song is the reference to kraftwerk. Why are people so threatened by U2 attempting something new?

I'm not at all, it would just be weird to me to have Larry playing only the parts he did for the Fallon performance for example. If they'd like to go with the electric drums, you can put Larry on an electric kit by just adding it onto his original kit.

Yeah, that would be a good idea. I just like the electro feel to the song, and U2 shaking things up a bit. Invisible (extended version) has grown a lot on me and I agree with a few people here who think it would make a great opener.
It would even be great as a closer.  I'm totally not caught up on EBW closing the show as on the leaked setlist if true. 
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Post by: J_Rock321 on April 19, 2015, 04:11:05 PM
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I'd kill for that fake setlist. Bad, AMAAW, Two Hearts, Crystal Ballroom, So Cruel, Acrobat, Gone. Someone out there knows my dreams

That's exactly why it seems far-fetched to me.

What seems so far fetched about those songs? It's a new tour, did you think they were going to play the songs of the last three tours plus the new songs? who would have thought Gloria, electric co, 11 o'clock tick tock, zooropa and the unforgettable fire would have made appearances on the last two tours? I'm expecting a very unexpected set-list for this tour.
They even did YOUR BLUE ROOM, electrical storm,.snippets of please, discotheque, and another pop song but I'm not sure, and love rescue me.  So I think we all should kept an open mind.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miami on April 19, 2015, 04:13:18 PM
^
Full band Ebw towards the end of the show, not the closer, would make sense. I've a bad feeling we're not going to hear the full band album version on the tour, and we're gonna have to make do with the acoustic/string version.

I thought tiwycrm would make a great closer. I've never understood why a lot of U2 concerts end on a sombre note.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: meximofo on April 19, 2015, 04:18:03 PM
People, like I said before, U2 doesn't write the setlists with snippets long before the tour even starts, and as in the format of U2gigs. It's just not credible at all.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miami on April 19, 2015, 04:25:41 PM
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People, like I said before, U2 doesn't write the setlists with snippets long before the tour even starts, and as in the format of U2gigs. It's just not credible at all.

It would be great to hear some of the songs on that list (so cruel, surrender etc), but I hope you're right for one reason only: that I never hear an acoustic version of Acrobat, EVER!

Surely the band would never even contemplate playing a sick joke like that on us, would they?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: meximofo on April 19, 2015, 04:34:16 PM
No, the band would never do that. But they have nothing to do with this alleged photo. If you look at the setlist I put (and I've seen other setlists, for example for the Lovetown tour), they never include snippets, they never write full names, it will never say "(full band)", and everything is usually capitalized. I'm not buying this for one second. Even if someone else copied this from an actual setlist, the inclusion of snippets is just not credible.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miami on April 19, 2015, 04:38:41 PM
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No, the band would never do that. But they have nothing to do with this alleged photo. If you look at the setlist I put (and I've seen other setlists, for example for the Lovetown tour), they never include snippets, they never write full names, it will never say "(full band)", and everything is usually capitalized. I'm not buying this for one second. Even if someone else copied this from an actual setlist, the inclusion of snippets is just not credible.

My reference to the sick joke by the band was concerning an acoustic version of Acrobat, not the set list. I can understand why you think it's a fake set list. I can't imagine snippets being included either. We'll see soon enough. 
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Post by: meximofo on April 19, 2015, 04:41:14 PM
Oh, I'm sorry, I misunderstood. I don't know if Acrobat will be played, even if tomorrow there's a video of the band rehearsing it. The same thing happened with Drowning Man last tour, I prefer to be cautious.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: THRILLHO on April 19, 2015, 04:45:52 PM
I wonder what the dvd release will be like. A dvd for each night?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 19, 2015, 05:32:59 PM
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People, like I said before, U2 doesn't write the setlists with snippets long before the tour even starts, and as in the format of U2gigs. It's just not credible at all.

Yes, this. It's absurd.  Essentially everything about it is unbelievable; the song choice is a fan wishlist which isn't going to happen, they don't write out snippets on it, they are very unlikely to open with four new songs in a row, let alone have exactly two songs anybody who isn't an obsessive has heard of within the first fifteen and above all, (And leave out Beautiful Day, Elevation, COBL, One, Still Haven't Found, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Pride - some of them, yes, all of them - no) NONE of this would be finalised anywhere near this far out anyway. They won't settle on an actual setlist until 2 or 3 nights before the show.
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Post by: THRILLHO on April 19, 2015, 05:53:48 PM
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People, like I said before, U2 doesn't write the setlists with snippets long before the tour even starts, and as in the format of U2gigs. It's just not credible at all.

Yes, this. It's absurd.  Essentially everything about it is unbelievable; the song choice is a fan wishlist which isn't going to happen, they don't write out snippets on it, they are very unlikely to open with four new songs in a row, let alone have exactly two songs anybody who isn't an obsessive has heard of within the first fifteen and above all, (And leave out Beautiful Day, Elevation, COBL, One, Still Haven't Found, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Pride - some of them, yes, all of them - no) NONE of this would be finalised anywhere near this far out anyway. They won't settle on an actual setlist until 2 or 3 nights before the show.
O good. I'm not the only one that had to roll his eyes at this fake setlist.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: andrewau2 on April 19, 2015, 08:36:26 PM
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Yeah, If anyone runs into the band in Vancouver, tell them to take out Acrobat from the acoustic set and play it full band, better yet tell them to drop the idea of acoustic set altogether!!
I'm not the only one who can't stand it I guess. I despise acoustic U2 with all my might, but seriously, an acoustic Acrobat objectively doesn't make any sense. The raw powerful emotion of that song lies in Edge's furious guitar attacks and the pounding rhythm section. Take them out and you have nothing. Bono's angry and cynical lyrics can't be sustained by a damn acoustic guitar only (and an orchestra?! The only thought suffices to give me nightmares...)

I agree... I can totally picture and imagine acoustic Acrobat, and it's just not that good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS-YGUPTDZ0
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Post by: Sunchild on April 19, 2015, 10:43:05 PM
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Yeah, If anyone runs into the band in Vancouver, tell them to take out Acrobat from the acoustic set and play it full band, better yet tell them to drop the idea of acoustic set altogether!!
I'm not the only one who can't stand it I guess. I despise acoustic U2 with all my might, but seriously, an acoustic Acrobat objectively doesn't make any sense. The raw powerful emotion of that song lies in Edge's furious guitar attacks and the pounding rhythm section. Take them out and you have nothing. Bono's angry and cynical lyrics can't be sustained by a damn acoustic guitar only (and an orchestra?! The only thought suffices to give me nightmares...)

I agree... I can totally picture and imagine acoustic Acrobat, and it's just not that good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS-YGUPTDZ0

Thank you, wonderful! I'm sooo happy they'll be playing this acoustic version, far far better than the electric one. It changes the tone, making it very emotional, very appropriate for this tour. 
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on April 19, 2015, 11:06:54 PM
It's just a hand written set list of songs that are currently being planned to be REHEARSED! It's not a show set list. These guys have four weeks ahead of them to rehearse and they will be rehearsing all sorts of stuff. I think it's fun to see what will be rehearsed, just to see what they can do with it. If they bring it to the live show, great!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Edgedisciple on April 20, 2015, 02:47:58 AM

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Yeah, If anyone runs into the band in Vancouver, tell them to take out Acrobat from the acoustic set and play it full band, better yet tell them to drop the idea of acoustic set altogether!!
I'm not the only one who can't stand it I guess. I despise acoustic U2 with all my might, but seriously, an acoustic Acrobat objectively doesn't make any sense. The raw powerful emotion of that song lies in Edge's furious guitar attacks and the pounding rhythm section. Take them out and you have nothing. Bono's angry and cynical lyrics can't be sustained by a damn acoustic guitar only (and an orchestra?! The only thought suffices to give me nightmares...)

I agree... I can totally picture and imagine acoustic Acrobat, and it's just not that good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS-YGUPTDZ0
I don't like it. As I've already said, the power of the song lies in its gritty, ferocious instrumentation. Acoustic it's completely harmless. To each his own anyway.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 20, 2015, 03:34:17 AM
Well those wondering what Acrobat would sound like acoustic, someone at interference posted this :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS-YGUPTDZ0&app=desktop
Just doesn't cut it hey
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markreed on April 20, 2015, 03:40:46 AM
This is a totally fake setlist I wrote in 5 minutes this morning : http://ow.ly/i/ar9BO

Easy to do.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: garyu2 on April 20, 2015, 03:57:57 AM
My God, the whinging on here about Acrobat is pathetic.

I'll take an acoustic version over nothing. It could be brilliant. Stay is gorgeous as an acoustic, full band is just as good too.

Fan-boy-bleating. Just enjoy what you get!
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Post by: Edgedisciple on April 20, 2015, 04:54:01 AM
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My God, the whinging on here about Acrobat is pathetic.

I'll take an acoustic version over nothing. It could be brilliant. Stay is gorgeous as an acoustic, full band is just as good too.

Fan-boy-bleating. Just enjoy what you get!
Everyone is entitled to have an opinion, don't you think? Am I wrong? Mine doesn't change. No need to be offensive calling us pathetic or "fanboys"(huh?) just because we don't buy everything the band wants to fob off on us.
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 20, 2015, 04:55:38 AM
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My God, the whinging on here about Acrobat is pathetic.

I'll take an acoustic version over nothing. It could be brilliant. Stay is gorgeous as an acoustic, full band is just as good too.

Fan-boy-bleating. Just enjoy what you get!

Ha ha. Too funny!!!
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Post by: andrewau2 on April 20, 2015, 05:14:12 AM
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Yeah, If anyone runs into the band in Vancouver, tell them to take out Acrobat from the acoustic set and play it full band, better yet tell them to drop the idea of acoustic set altogether!!
I'm not the only one who can't stand it I guess. I despise acoustic U2 with all my might, but seriously, an acoustic Acrobat objectively doesn't make any sense. The raw powerful emotion of that song lies in Edge's furious guitar attacks and the pounding rhythm section. Take them out and you have nothing. Bono's angry and cynical lyrics can't be sustained by a damn acoustic guitar only (and an orchestra?! The only thought suffices to give me nightmares...)

I agree... I can totally picture and imagine acoustic Acrobat, and it's just not that good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS-YGUPTDZ0

Thank you, wonderful! I'm sooo happy they'll be playing this acoustic version, far far better than the electric one. It changes the tone, making it very emotional, very appropriate for this tour. 


They might not be.  FYI, the clip I posted was from ZooTv rehearsals over 20 years ago.   I just wanted people to get a feel of what an acoustic version would be like.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: paddyattitude on April 20, 2015, 07:38:36 AM
acoustic set does not mean 'no full band'
even though on the past 3 or 4 tours it's just been Boo and Edge doing the acoustic, back during Zoo TV the whole band was involved.
I could see only B and E if it was no more than one or two songs. but if the acoustic set is songs long, i'm pretty sure the whole band will be on stage.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markt on April 20, 2015, 08:28:48 AM
They have done a mixture of things during different tours.  During ZooTV they had longer acoustic sets which started off with just Bono and Edge and then the whole band for the last song.

I don't actually mind the acoustic set and think it gives them the opportunity to split the show into two mini set lists with an acoustic break in between.  It may even be necessary to give Larry a break... we all know he has suffered with his back in the past and he's not as young as he once was  ;).
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 20, 2015, 08:31:12 AM
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It's just a hand written set list of songs that are currently being planned to be REHEARSED! It's not a show set list. These guys have four weeks ahead of them to rehearse and they will be rehearsing all sorts of stuff. I think it's fun to see what will be rehearsed, just to see what they can do with it. If they bring it to the live show, great!

But Jen, it's also a list of songs to be rehearsed that looks nothing like the way they ever write either their setlists or their rehearsal sets; I mean, listing the snippets?
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Post by: miami on April 20, 2015, 08:40:14 AM
i love the way this thread has went regarding the set-list, with the presentation and style of writing now being dissected?!

is there only one guy who's job it is to write a set-list for the band, which of course MUST be written in capitals? does he/she get a salary for writing the set-list? do they get an A* from the band for not revealing snippets?

weird thread this one.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 20, 2015, 09:00:26 AM
It's not that weird really. We have a very good idea what U2 set -lists and rehearsal sets look like. This doesn't look like any of them. Add in the utterly bizarre song choices and the lack of a reputable source and there's no reason whatsoever to give it any credibility.
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Post by: meximofo on April 20, 2015, 09:09:59 AM
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i love the way this thread has went regarding the set-list, with the presentation and style of writing now being dissected?!

is there only one guy who's job it is to write a set-list for the band, which of course MUST be written in capitals? does he/she get a salary for writing the set-list? do they get an A* from the band for not revealing snippets?

weird thread this one.

Sorry, I'm not following you. You agreed with me that the inclusion of snippets is very suspicious in an alleged setlist for the new tour.
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Post by: tom_b1807 on April 20, 2015, 09:50:16 AM
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It's just a hand written set list of songs that are currently being planned to be REHEARSED! It's not a show set list. These guys have four weeks ahead of them to rehearse and they will be rehearsing all sorts of stuff. I think it's fun to see what will be rehearsed, just to see what they can do with it. If they bring it to the live show, great!

Why would they write snippets and encores etc when it's just a rehearsal? It doesn't add up, I think it's honestly just fan made.
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Post by: miami on April 20, 2015, 10:31:04 AM
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i love the way this thread has went regarding the set-list, with the presentation and style of writing now being dissected?!

is there only one guy who's job it is to write a set-list for the band, which of course MUST be written in capitals? does he/she get a salary for writing the set-list? do they get an A* from the band for not revealing snippets?

weird thread this one.

Sorry, I'm not following you. You agreed with me that the inclusion of snippets is very suspicious in an alleged setlist for the new tour.

i do agree with you about the snippets etc, and it probably is a fake. it doesn't really matter if it's fake or not though cos it'll be forgotten about when the tour starts anyway. but if we all take a step back and look at what we're writing about, it is a bit sherlock holmesy to be analysing whether the text is in capitals, whether or not snippets have never been referred to before, whether there is an apostrophe in who's gonna ride your wild horses. i'm just saying it's a bit over-analytical, and funny, that we are reduced to splitting hairs over a possible set-list. and i'm probably as guilty as anyone for participating in it.  :D
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Post by: meximofo on April 20, 2015, 10:35:47 AM
This is nothing, I remembered when we studied Edge's goatee color to predict the release of the next album!  :o
I think U2 fans are very smart and analytical. Sometimes too analytical...
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 20, 2015, 10:37:38 AM
My god what the heck happened here?

This went from a rehearsal thread to a massive argument.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miami on April 20, 2015, 10:41:09 AM
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My god what the heck happened here?

This went from a rehearsal thread to a massive argument.

it isn't an arguement, just a bit of fun.
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Post by: miami on April 20, 2015, 10:42:31 AM
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This is nothing, I remembered when we studied Edge's goatee color to predict the release of the next album!  :o
I think U2 fans are very smart and analytical. Sometimes too analytical...

i remember that. this site cracks me up (in a good way) sometimes.
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 20, 2015, 10:46:29 AM
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They have done a mixture of things during different tours.  During ZooTV they had longer acoustic sets which started off with just Bono and Edge and then the whole band for the last song.

I don't actually mind the acoustic set and think it gives them the opportunity to split the show into two mini set lists with an acoustic break in between.  It may even be necessary to give Larry a break... we all know he has suffered with his back in the past and he's not as young as he once was  ;).

Good thinking about Larry needing a break. And who would deny him this?  And they do need to play something in the acoustic set. There are even many of us who enjoy acoustic songs. The onus is on them to be creative in its presentation. Acoustic does not have to mean just going through the motions.
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Post by: tom_b1807 on April 20, 2015, 10:52:17 AM
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They have done a mixture of things during different tours.  During ZooTV they had longer acoustic sets which started off with just Bono and Edge and then the whole band for the last song.

I don't actually mind the acoustic set and think it gives them the opportunity to split the show into two mini set lists with an acoustic break in between.  It may even be necessary to give Larry a break... we all know he has suffered with his back in the past and he's not as young as he once was  ;).

Good thinking about Larry needing a break. And who would deny him this?  And they do need to play something in the acoustic set. There are even many of us who enjoy acoustic songs. The onus is on them to be creative in its presentation. Acoustic does not have to mean just going through the motions.

I don't mind an acoustic set, just can't stand the thought of Acrobat being ruined by playing it acoustically. What makes the song for me is the ferocity and the Edges guitar! The lyrics don't really match an acoustic version. It probably won't matter anyway because that setlist is fake!
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 20, 2015, 10:57:04 AM
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They have done a mixture of things during different tours.  During ZooTV they had longer acoustic sets which started off with just Bono and Edge and then the whole band for the last song.

I don't actually mind the acoustic set and think it gives them the opportunity to split the show into two mini set lists with an acoustic break in between.  It may even be necessary to give Larry a break... we all know he has suffered with his back in the past and he's not as young as he once was  ;).

Good thinking about Larry needing a break. And who would deny him this?  And they do need to play something in the acoustic set. There are even many of us who enjoy acoustic songs. The onus is on them to be creative in its presentation. Acoustic does not have to mean just going through the motions.

I don't mind an acoustic set, just can't stand the thought of Acrobat being ruined by playing it acoustically. What makes the song for me is the ferocity and the Edges guitar! The lyrics don't really match an acoustic version. It probably won't matter anyway because that setlist is fake!

I don't know. Sometimes some songs have actually gone in and out from acoustic to rock. Sunday Bloody Sunday has been played as both.  The early shows may see Acrobat being acoustic and then full band later on. Not as good if you are a huge Acrobat fan and you only go to an early show though.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on April 20, 2015, 12:47:15 PM
That setlist is OUTSTANDING if it proves to be true. Might annoy some casual fans, but according to some here, they didn't even know U2 were touring, so who cares? :)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Mary C on April 20, 2015, 05:45:18 PM
Ah, I *knew* all the interesting discussion had gone somewhere:)

Meximofo--ah, the days I missed on here before I was a lurker. Reading the tea leaves/goatees?!?! Tell me more? (reminds me of something I remembered from a while back--when I first found U2 sites the first one was, sad to say it, Interference. Which I only read b/c someone back at the beginning of Vertigo tour posed posting as Edge. Didn't take long to expose the guy as a fake but it was a great impression and oh, the board over there was in fever for a coupla days! The most raging debate was over a lyric in MW--someone actually wanted to know if it was possible for a woman to....uh, how can I put this...."kiss the sky" with another woman...while kneeling, of course. Good times.
Nice to know this site can get that crazy..or did, once. ;D

About the setlists at the beginning of a tour: Even if the real thing were to leak before May 14, don't assume that'll stay the real thing as the tour rolls along. Artistically successful U2 tours are the ones where the new material is embraced by the audience over a period of several shows (i.e. ideally, spontaneous sing-alongs). If it isn't, they will drop it and try what works. This is where the question of just how many actual fans were able to get into the arena due to ticket prices and limited locations comes in. And of course if the new material is in fact any good live.
Based on what we've heard, I have high hopes for Invisible, though I didn't before. it makes a great opener (though IMO the best opener U2 ever had was Streets, that song was almost written to be an opener, it's strange to think that once it was just the same as anything from SOI. God, if the Net had been around in '87...There's no way Streets will be dropped, it's Edge's favorite. And Streets live is one of life's great experiences...when that bass finally kicks in during the long intro, right before Larry comes in...Anyone who even WHISPERS that Streets be dropped, can have a polite word with me.  ;D)

And Acrobat acoustic would be like when George Lucas put the original version of Empire (or was it SW?) out on very crappy DVD quality.
A total oxymoron, and a waste of breath and instruments.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: wik73 on April 20, 2015, 07:05:17 PM
 I would be happy with that set list.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: LToy on April 20, 2015, 07:43:56 PM
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Possibly a huge SPOILER or a complete HOAX. Anyone have any info on this?

SPOILER!!

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Source found. Fan by the name of Robert Drzewaszewski was given to him in Vancouver. This guy has a spot on rep and doesn't B.S.. It's legit kids. Just got done talking to him and that what he told me....How he got it he will not divulge due to getting that person in trouble....Feel free to message him... as fans should realize that this is a work in progress subject to change with adds and deletions.
This was posted as a comment by a regular poster to one of the Facebook U2 Fan Pages I'm in.

Then another known poster later posted this comment -
In any case I think this list of songs (not setlist) is believable because at this early stage of rehearsals they will be trying a lot of songs live, some which they have rarely if ever tried out on stage before ... Exciting times ahead!

The one question I have about this post is, what hapenned to the original link?  When I click on the FB link, I get an error message that the content is unavailable.  Did the person who posted this on Facebook explain why they removed their original posting?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: warboy on April 20, 2015, 07:53:15 PM
Hi guys
Haven't been here in a long time but knew this practice list pic would make it here. As an admin for four U2 group pages on FB , I am the one that posted this pic. The copy and paste  paragraph naming the fan is from my post on the group pages. I felt a much needed confirmation had to be made. I  found the original post on a another  fan page. I contacted Robert and asked him if this was fake and or where did he find it. His reply with a tough time of speaking english was "not fake... true.... not found..given to me".. I then asked how he got it. He stated "copy from friend working inside rehearsals"... With that I still was not satisfied so I contacted mutual friends on what kind of person is this fan  and all of them said he is a straight up guy. One person said, "three weeks ago, he posted where the rehearsals were going to before it was announced". So I thought to myself how would he have known that if he wasn't legit. I've heard more weird connections to the band but I believed this guy to be telling the truth. I  encouraged anyone with doubt to message him...

Reading this thread I'd like to throw some considered food for thought. First off this is NOT a set in stone setlist. This is a considered practice list. Bono said this tour would have "rarities"... IMO there will not be one show electric the next show acoustic. I believe it will be a combo of both in one show. Given the 5-8 nights I'm sure some songs may be added while some songs will be deleted and perhaps a different order of songs. Only time will tell how they are going to make each show fresh and bright with older songs trying to capture those special live moments. Thus the I & E experience for all. This considered practice list is pre tour protocol formula as they find what they are comfortable with and deem fit. Each show having a combo electric and acoustic makes more sense and the band realizes that a lot of fans will be pi**ed if their whole show was acoustic and visa versa.

There is also mention of snippets in the list that some feel the list is fake due to the snippets. Does everyone believe the snippets of past tours were  off the cuff by Bono? I don't believe so and they are practiced before that live moment due to the bands perfection in playing live. Can someone provide a picture of past tour snippets on a practice list ? No, so that is not a reason to base it being fake at all.

Next is the acoustic version of Acrobat getting fans bowels in an uproar. Closest thing is the Hershey PA rehearsals. Has anybody ever asked themselves WHY this hasn't been played live especially the the much used mantra, "don't let the bastards grind you down"?? My theory falls in the same lines as ES not being played on the Vertigo tour as Edge said they did not feel comfortable or satisfied on transferring it live. But the 360 brought it live only to be ditched after a hand full of shows. For all we know there may be some sort of technical glitch to get it to live perfection. We don't exactly know but they are trying to play it. How does most songs happen? With an acoustic guitar, melody and words only later to be made into full band versions. One fan here pointed that out perhaps we will see a full blown electric Edge getting crazy version in due time... after practicing or playing it live or acoustic .. stadiums 2016 they will be peaking and we just may have this come to fruition.

The last thing is fans posting how the staples songs such as One, Pride , SBS, etc are not on the practice list. BD was rehearsed but is not on that days practice list in the pic and who is to say they won't every now and then throw these songs out there. They have been played to death. The band is probably just as tired in playing them as fans hearing them. They can occasionally throw one of these staples out there playing them while standing on their heads. My all time favorite is UTEOTW and if its not in the show, sure I'll miss it but I'll still live and having 2HBA1 in instead personally for me is a good swap. We all have passion for this band without a doubt. At the end of every tour I get choked up thinking is this the last time I will see them. With that fear comes a new album, new tour for all of us to be elevated and thankful that we still have the opportunity to see them again. I'm stoked and can't wait for all of this to be played out in a magical atmosphere with 25,000 of my fellow fans

Thanks guys for taking the time to read this and may you all "HAVE A GREAT SHOW"!

L&P
Warboy
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Thanksandy on April 20, 2015, 08:30:44 PM
Surrender would be incredible, I've always wanted to hear that live. Anything is possible now when you hear some of the songs in recent tours like Ultra Violet, The Unforgettable Fire (my fave along with Streets), Into The Heart, Zooropa, Zoo Station and Your Blue Room. I still hope to hear October and Heartland one day. A Sort of Homecoming , In God's Country and Do You Feel Loved would be incredible.
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Post by: Boom Cha! on April 20, 2015, 10:36:50 PM
I'd be on board for Gone and a full band Stay.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on April 20, 2015, 10:50:17 PM
LToy, I could still get to the Facebook post w/ this set list, but realize now that it is a closed group that you have to join on Facebook. Then I also realized I likely shouldn't have shared this. :( The poster I saw this from has followed up more on this setlist. I didn't keep posting his updates because I didn't ask him to share this post to begin with and thought I shouldn't share his opinions further w/o his permission.

Facebook OP, if you are reading this or if you are warboy who just posted about this, I apologize! I didn't mean to cause you any upset and in my excitement I shared w/o your permission.

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Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 21, 2015, 02:41:36 AM
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LToy, I could still get to the Facebook post w/ this set list, but realize now that it is a closed group that you have to join on Facebook. Then I also realized I likely shouldn't have shared this. :( The poster I saw this from has followed up more on this setlist. I didn't keep posting his updates because I didn't ask him to share this post to begin with and thought I shouldn't share his opinions further w/o his permission.

Facebook OP, if you are reading this or if you are warboy who just posted about this, I apologize! I didn't mean to cause you any upset and in my excitement I shared w/o your permission.



Oops!  We're so glad you did, and this makes it seem even more legitimate. This is going to be a really exciting tour. I soooo wish I could go!  :(((((((((
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Post by: ehtaerb on April 21, 2015, 03:09:21 AM

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Hi guys
Haven't been here in a long time but knew this practice list pic would make it here. As an admin for four U2 group pages on FB , I am the one that posted this pic. The copy and paste  paragraph naming the fan is from my post on the group pages. I felt a much needed confirmation had to be made. I  found the original post on a another  fan page. I contacted Robert and asked him if this was fake and or where did he find it. His reply with a tough time of speaking english was "not fake... true.... not found..given to me".. I then asked how he got it. He stated "copy from friend working inside rehearsals"... With that I still was not satisfied so I contacted mutual friends on what kind of person is this fan  and all of them said he is a straight up guy. One person said, "three weeks ago, he posted where the rehearsals were going to before it was announced". So I thought to myself how would he have known that if he wasn't legit. I've heard more weird connections to the band but I believed this guy to be telling the truth. I  encouraged anyone with doubt to message him...

Reading this thread I'd like to throw some considered food for thought. First off this is NOT a set in stone setlist. This is a considered practice list. Bono said this tour would have "rarities"... IMO there will not be one show electric the next show acoustic. I believe it will be a combo of both in one show. Given the 5-8 nights I'm sure some songs may be added while some songs will be deleted and perhaps a different order of songs. Only time will tell how they are going to make each show fresh and bright with older songs trying to capture those special live moments. Thus the I & E experience for all. This considered practice list is pre tour protocol formula as they find what they are comfortable with and deem fit. Each show having a combo electric and acoustic makes more sense and the band realizes that a lot of fans will be pi**ed if their whole show was acoustic and visa versa.

There is also mention of snippets in the list that some feel the list is fake due to the snippets. Does everyone believe the snippets of past tours were  off the cuff by Bono? I don't believe so and they are practiced before that live moment due to the bands perfection in playing live. Can someone provide a picture of past tour snippets on a practice list ? No, so that is not a reason to base it being fake at all.

Next is the acoustic version of Acrobat getting fans bowels in an uproar. Closest thing is the Hershey PA rehearsals. Has anybody ever asked themselves WHY this hasn't been played live especially the the much used mantra, "don't let the bastards grind you down"?? My theory falls in the same lines as ES not being played on the Vertigo tour as Edge said they did not feel comfortable or satisfied on transferring it live. But the 360 brought it live only to be ditched after a hand full of shows. For all we know there may be some sort of technical glitch to get it to live perfection. We don't exactly know but they are trying to play it. How does most songs happen? With an acoustic guitar, melody and words only later to be made into full band versions. One fan here pointed that out perhaps we will see a full blown electric Edge getting crazy version in due time... after practicing or playing it live or acoustic .. stadiums 2016 they will be peaking and we just may have this come to fruition.

The last thing is fans posting how the staples songs such as One, Pride , SBS, etc are not on the practice list. BD was rehearsed but is not on that days practice list in the pic and who is to say they won't every now and then throw these songs out there. They have been played to death. The band is probably just as tired in playing them as fans hearing them. They can occasionally throw one of these staples out there playing them while standing on their heads. My all time favorite is UTEOTW and if its not in the show, sure I'll miss it but I'll still live and having 2HBA1 in instead personally for me is a good swap. We all have passion for this band without a doubt. At the end of every tour I get choked up thinking is this the last time I will see them. With that fear comes a new album, new tour for all of us to be elevated and thankful that we still have the opportunity to see them again. I'm stoked and can't wait for all of this to be played out in a magical atmosphere with 25,000 of my fellow fans

Thanks guys for taking the time to read this and may you all "HAVE A GREAT SHOW"!

L&P
Warboy

Couldn't have put it better myself. Can I just add that the setlist of songs being rehearsed backs up everything my sources were telling me back in early March so I think it's legit......exciting times ahead
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 21, 2015, 05:39:55 AM
I guess we will find out if it is true or not any day now as they got to start rehearsing these songs like really soon and we get comfirmation from fans hanging outside who will hopfully post audio clips.  It just seems every time we get an update all we get is more Invisible and Vertigo clips.  If we don't hear them rehearsing other songs soon, I am start to think that this rehearsal setup at the PNE is a front and they are actually reheasong somewhere else.  Wouldn't that be cool
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Volcanogirl on April 21, 2015, 06:06:34 AM
I don't think an acoustic set wil ruin things for ya. And indeed exiting times ahead !
The rehearsel set list looks good. Love Trying to throw your arms bye the way !!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: grhawi on April 21, 2015, 07:53:24 AM
I hope they have the guts to stick with that (or a similar) set list - it would quell some of the talk that U2 has turned into a Rolling Stones-esque greatest hits band. 
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: limerickros on April 21, 2015, 08:12:18 AM
If they were to use a similar setlist in my opinion it would be for the indoor/arena section of the tour.
All the "Greatest Hits" would have to be played at outdoor gigs to please the masses
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Post by: AchtungPop on April 21, 2015, 08:29:43 AM
For some reason "The First Time" makes me think its fake.

AMAAW was performed at the bill clinton thing acoustic by bono/edge, so its possible they could've enjoyed it enough to include it. Or that could just be a reason for someone to put it on a fake setlist.

Plus...no way U2 already has a full setlist mapped out. This could be real, but Its U2...they're always changing things up as the days go by and it could change.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 21, 2015, 09:13:33 AM
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I guess we will find out if it is true or not any day now as they got to start rehearsing these songs like really soon and we get comfirmation from fans hanging outside who will hopfully post audio clips.  It just seems every time we get an update all we get is more Invisible and Vertigo clips.  If we don't hear them rehearsing other songs soon, I am start to think that this rehearsal setup at the PNE is a front and they are actually reheasong somewhere else.  Wouldn't that be cool

Nah, we wouldn't expect to hear much else yet. On 360, the band didn't show up for a proper rehearsal set until about two weeks before the opening of the tour. (For reference, the first full rehearsal was on 17/06 and the tour started on 30/06 http://www.u2gigs.com/article472.html) If they have a similar pace this time, we wouldn't expect them for another week at least, though they could well show up earlier if they need more time for Bono's back.

It's also interesting to see from 360 that they had the ultimate 'surprises' of the first leg - namely TUF and UV and nearly Drowning Man - in mind from the very first rehearsal.  Though also worth noting, of course, the rehearsed songs that didn't make it into the tour - including SYCMIOYO and IGWSHA as well as the more famous Drowning Man.
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 21, 2015, 09:34:24 AM
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If they were to use a similar setlist in my opinion it would be for the indoor/arena section of the tour.
All the "Greatest Hits" would have to be played at outdoor gigs to please the masses

All very well for North America, but will Australia be doomed to have stadium shows and hits ad nauseum? Go away "masses"!
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 21, 2015, 09:36:55 AM
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For some reason "The First Time" makes me think its fake.

AMAAW was performed at the bill clinton thing acoustic by bono/edge, so its possible they could've enjoyed it enough to include it. Or that could just be a reason for someone to put it on a fake setlist.

Plus...no way U2 already has a full setlist mapped out. This could be real, but Its U2...they're always changing things up as the days go by and it could change.

If the setlist is real, I want to hear modern interpretations on War songs. I thought of putting a play list together based on the alleged setlist, but it's funny just how much Bono's voice has changed over the years. Listening to the old versions would almost seem like a different band. I would love to see what Edge would do with those old songs.
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Post by: markreed on April 21, 2015, 11:24:29 AM
They'll probably play it down a semitone to match Bono's deepening vocal range. Would be good to see Edge actually sing a lead vocal - it's been far too long! (Talkng of which, my memory fails me, has Edge ever sung the third verse of Van Dieman's Land live?)
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Post by: THRILLHO on April 21, 2015, 05:46:42 PM
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For some reason "The First Time" makes me think its fake.

AMAAW was performed at the bill clinton thing acoustic by bono/edge, so its possible they could've enjoyed it enough to include it. Or that could just be a reason for someone to put it on a fake setlist.

Plus...no way U2 already has a full setlist mapped out. This could be real, but Its U2...they're always changing things up as the days go by and it could change.
Ya. It's fake. Just like the MANhattan, Code Zero stuff that random new boardies swore was real etc etc.
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Post by: U2Fan on April 21, 2015, 05:48:08 PM
That handwritten setlist doesn't have One and Beautiful Day. Can't imagine any full length U2 concert without 2 of their best.
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Post by: miryclay on April 21, 2015, 06:26:03 PM
I hope they drop them both.
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Post by: lemonPOP on April 21, 2015, 07:02:44 PM
The first time I sang once in front of about 2000 people at a church function I love it but I don't see it being played before streets.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 21, 2015, 07:04:22 PM
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That handwritten setlist doesn't have One and Beautiful Day. Can't imagine any full length U2 concert without 2 of their best.

I could see a *tiny* chance of a set without one of them, though even then, it's unlikely. (One more likely to sit it out than BD) But without both? No.
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Post by: Stateless on April 21, 2015, 07:26:00 PM
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That handwritten setlist doesn't have One and Beautiful Day. Can't imagine any full length U2 concert without 2 of their best.

I would be ok without One.  Beautiful Day however is something that I would like to see on the Tour.   I wish With or Without You would be put to rest.  To me whenever I hear it on a tour it is the "SIGN" that the concert is winding down and would be over soon. 
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Post by: Parsons on April 21, 2015, 09:39:26 PM
I can't believe that list is still being considered legitimate .
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Post by: andrewau2 on April 21, 2015, 10:12:39 PM
Wouldn't it be awesome if the rehearsals were these songs based on the #U2Request list?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faXJzKxqc8Y&list=PL7LusrebQyAy4f0qMCCqXzHjcKk7AbruJ




u2request.selfip.info
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 22, 2015, 12:01:46 PM
Things seem to have gone quiet. No more reporting from rehearsals?
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Post by: lorijane on April 22, 2015, 12:43:25 PM
They seem to be keeping a very low profile around town as well, I have only seen one pic with Bono and that is it. With everyone having a cell phone, you would think there'd be more. Maybe they're sleeping on cots in the arena and eating delivery pizza. :)
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Post by: markreed on April 22, 2015, 01:01:39 PM
The guys are working, and hard. Any period immediately before a project launch - in this case a tour - tends to have lots of long days and frantic, heads down, full on work. I wouldn't hit the town after a few weeks of work that intense, I'd spend all my energy quietly recharging before the first dress rehearsal.
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Post by: Saint1322 on April 22, 2015, 02:36:31 PM
They have a lot of work to do. Ordinarily, they would have spent the last six months playing these new songs at promo gigs and for TV appearances.
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Post by: sharebear on April 22, 2015, 07:29:20 PM
Our Vancouver friends are falling asleep at the wheel! Need updates from the arena :)
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Post by: boom boom on April 23, 2015, 03:42:04 AM
Yeah what is going on.  Silent rehearsals?  Maybe the turned down the volume so it can't be heard outside? Strange though couple days now and I'm not saying they would go through the whole set bet you think you would have heard them rehearse at least a couple of tunes?  Maybe there just no fans down there who are forum members?  Also it is pretty amazing in today's time of the cell phone that not one picture has turned up of the stage setup.  Man, security must be really, really tight over there.  I'm just saying all it would take would be just one PNE employee to take one quick snap from somewhere in the arena that they would not be seen. 
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Post by: markt on April 23, 2015, 05:33:50 AM
https://twitter.com/atu2/status/591097253542035458
https://twitter.com/atu2/status/591097474833494016

Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 23, 2015, 05:43:49 AM
this is what someone at iterference posted that he heard and is more like U2, pouring the hits on.  I knew that leaked setlist was too good to be true:

Went out for the first time. If you are going just to listen you will have some success. 5 days in and there has been zero interaction with fans, venue garage door comes up and the multiple SUVs will go one of 1 of 2 directions.

Locally hired crew have all been told no eye contact with band members. Common with other acts, but the first i've heard of it in place with u2. Obviously the local crew would know not to approach them.

Most/all of the new album has been heard outside the venue with the exception of Troubles. EBW is apparently full band(ish). One casually fan that lives near the venue said she has heard Ordinary Love, so look out for a secondary confirmation on that one.

Older stuff heard includes B-Day, M-Ways(intro riff only), WOWY, COBL, PITNOL, Magnificent, Bad(tag is still TBA) Even Better and tonight i heard Edge solo play Electric Co. top to bottom.

Some of the earlier photos with pictures of trucks were actually the Ryan Reynolds Deadpool crew shooting some stuff on next door to the venue.

I'm not taking any audio or video,so don't ask.


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Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 23, 2015, 06:16:20 AM
PITNOL?  Surely it is easier just to write Pride?  Acronyms take longer to read and figure out than writing an abbreviated name of the song.
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Post by: lorijane on April 23, 2015, 07:08:41 AM
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this is what someone at iterference posted that he heard and is more like U2, pouring the hits on.  I knew that leaked setlist was too good to be true:

Went out for the first time. If you are going just to listen you will have some success. 5 days in and there has been zero interaction with fans, venue garage door comes up and the multiple SUVs will go one of 1 of 2 directions.

Locally hired crew have all been told no eye contact with band members. Common with other acts, but the first i've heard of it in place with u2. Obviously the local crew would know not to approach them.

Most/all of the new album has been heard outside the venue with the exception of Troubles. EBW is apparently full band(ish). One casually fan that lives near the venue said she has heard Ordinary Love, so look out for a secondary confirmation on that one.

Older stuff heard includes B-Day, M-Ways(intro riff only), WOWY, COBL, PITNOL, Magnificent, Bad(tag is still TBA) Even Better and tonight i heard Edge solo play Electric Co. top to bottom.

Some of the earlier photos with pictures of trucks were actually the Ryan Reynolds Deadpool crew shooting some stuff on next door to the venue.

I'm not taking any audio or video,so don't ask.




Thanks for the report! No eye contact, huh. I understand focus, but that strikes me as out of character for the band based on how I've heard they've behaved in the past. They've always seemed open about interacting with people. This sounds diva-ish. And I know, before somebody points this out, I really know nothing about the band or the rehearsal process or anything, but that's not who I want to believe the band is.

Has anybody ever been to a rodeo? They always have "entertainment" besides the events, and one I saw was Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey, who rides a dog. But apparently if you make eye contact with him, he goes crazy and tries to rip your face off... That's what I thought of when I read this.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: footballmadness on April 23, 2015, 09:26:52 AM
I am in Vancouver. Will check out the venue when I have another chance. I was there on Tuesday night and it was quiet. Apparently they were rehearsing around 5 yesterday.

I met Larry at the same restaurant Bono was photographed at on Saturday night. (Bono had left by the time I got the nerve up to approach their table!) Just a short chat, and he didn't tell me any tour details! They were is private group, so it wasn't like a meet and greet.

 They have just started rehearsing and as other posters have noted, they've got a lot of ground to make up, especially because of Bono's injury. I'm sure there will be more sightings in the next couple weeks, as well as more audio for those who want to hear it. ???
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on April 23, 2015, 09:40:09 AM
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this is what someone at iterference posted that he heard and is more like U2, pouring the hits on.  I knew that leaked setlist was too good to be true:

Went out for the first time. If you are going just to listen you will have some success. 5 days in and there has been zero interaction with fans, venue garage door comes up and the multiple SUVs will go one of 1 of 2 directions.

Locally hired crew have all been told no eye contact with band members. Common with other acts, but the first i've heard of it in place with u2. Obviously the local crew would know not to approach them.

Most/all of the new album has been heard outside the venue with the exception of Troubles. EBW is apparently full band(ish). One casually fan that lives near the venue said she has heard Ordinary Love, so look out for a secondary confirmation on that one.

Older stuff heard includes B-Day, M-Ways(intro riff only), WOWY, COBL, PITNOL, Magnificent, Bad(tag is still TBA) Even Better and tonight i heard Edge solo play Electric Co. top to bottom.

Some of the earlier photos with pictures of trucks were actually the Ryan Reynolds Deadpool crew shooting some stuff on next door to the venue.

I'm not taking any audio or video,so don't ask.




Thanks for the report! No eye contact, huh. I understand focus, but that strikes me as out of character for the band based on how I've heard they've behaved in the past. They've always seemed open about interacting with people. This sounds diva-ish. And I know, before somebody points this out, I really know nothing about the band or the rehearsal process or anything, but that's not who I want to believe the band is.

Has anybody ever been to a rodeo? They always have "entertainment" besides the events, and one I saw was Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey, who rides a dog. But apparently if you make eye contact with him, he goes crazy and tries to rip your face off... That's what I thought of when I read this.

My thoughts exactly, I've never thought of U2 as that arrogant (maybe not the right word?)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: U2LA on April 23, 2015, 09:51:38 AM
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I am in Vancouver. Will check out the venue when I have another chance. I was there on Tuesday night and it was quiet. Apparently they were rehearsing around 5 yesterday.

I met Larry at the same restaurant Bono was photographed at on Saturday night. (Bono had left by the time I got the nerve up to approach their table!) Just a short chat, and he didn't tell me any tour details! They were is private group, so it wasn't like a meet and greet.

 They have just started rehearsing and as other posters have noted, they've got a lot of ground to make up, especially because of Bono's injury. I'm sure there will be more sightings in the next couple weeks, as well as more audio for those who want to hear it. ???

Back in 2005 when the band was rehearsing in Los Angeles at the LA Sports Arena for a week or so before opening night in San Diego, I made a point of going there every day around 5pm.  It paid off big time, because I got to meet the band and go inside and watch the a full dress rehearsal with others that were waiting outside with me and 100 or so radio station winners.

As opening night gets a few days out I bet they will let some fans come in to watch, as long as, all phones and cameras are left outside the arena.

Good luck, I wish I could be in Vancouver!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: lorijane on April 23, 2015, 10:07:55 AM
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this is what someone at iterference posted that he heard and is more like U2, pouring the hits on.  I knew that leaked setlist was too good to be true:

Went out for the first time. If you are going just to listen you will have some success. 5 days in and there has been zero interaction with fans, venue garage door comes up and the multiple SUVs will go one of 1 of 2 directions.

Locally hired crew have all been told no eye contact with band members. Common with other acts, but the first i've heard of it in place with u2. Obviously the local crew would know not to approach them.

Most/all of the new album has been heard outside the venue with the exception of Troubles. EBW is apparently full band(ish). One casually fan that lives near the venue said she has heard Ordinary Love, so look out for a secondary confirmation on that one.

Older stuff heard includes B-Day, M-Ways(intro riff only), WOWY, COBL, PITNOL, Magnificent, Bad(tag is still TBA) Even Better and tonight i heard Edge solo play Electric Co. top to bottom.

Some of the earlier photos with pictures of trucks were actually the Ryan Reynolds Deadpool crew shooting some stuff on next door to the venue.

I'm not taking any audio or video,so don't ask.




Thanks for the report! No eye contact, huh. I understand focus, but that strikes me as out of character for the band based on how I've heard they've behaved in the past. They've always seemed open about interacting with people. This sounds diva-ish. And I know, before somebody points this out, I really know nothing about the band or the rehearsal process or anything, but that's not who I want to believe the band is.

Has anybody ever been to a rodeo? They always have "entertainment" besides the events, and one I saw was Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey, who rides a dog. But apparently if you make eye contact with him, he goes crazy and tries to rip your face off... That's what I thought of when I read this.

My thoughts exactly, I've never thought of U2 as that arrogant (maybe not the right word?)

Maybe Oseary just took one of madonna's old contracts and crossed her name out and wrote in U2.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: u2roolz on April 23, 2015, 12:02:49 PM
A friend of mine used to do concert security about 10 years ago and he did the Boston Vertigo shows in May. He called me to rub it in that he got to hear them rehearse full band Who's Gonna Ride Wild Horses (which they debuted on the last night), but he also called to b**** about them asking for "no eye contact". He said that it was very weird to stand around facing the stands and hear them rehearse without being able to see them. I know that they thanked them at the end of the soundcheck that day, but I'm not sure if they were able to turn around at that point. Probably not because my friend never mentioned seeing Bono or getting to shake hands with him. I'm not super upset by this treatment because it doesn't run through my mind constantly and they put on amazing shows. Kind of weird, yes. But that's their choice.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: lorijane on April 23, 2015, 12:18:54 PM
So it goes way back I guess. Darn, I can't blame Oseary for this one.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 23, 2015, 12:41:08 PM
Personally I'll be delighted to see EBTTRT back (as I suspected it might be since they seemed to enjoy it so much last time out) as I missed it last tour.

As for the rest, this sounds more like it; though it would be disappointing but not at all unexpected if The Troubles didn't make it out.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on April 23, 2015, 12:48:29 PM
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Personally I'll be delighted to see EBTTRT back (as I suspected it might be since they seemed to enjoy it so much last time out) as I missed it last tour.

As for the rest, this sounds more like it; though it would be disappointing but not at all unexpected if The Troubles didn't make it out.

I think the only guaranteed way to see The Trobles is to get tickets to Sweden concerts!

I totally agree about EBTTRT. Love the studio recording and they seemed to enjoy the new mix. I think it will get given more of a chance as it only featured on the last leg of 360.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on April 23, 2015, 12:56:51 PM
The no eye contact thing might sound harsh, but what it really amounts to is just not wanting an audience while they are working on the show. A support staff has to be there, but the band simply doesn't want to look up while they are working and find people chilling out watching.

Sounds awful, but when you think about it, they just want to keep some things private.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: lorijane on April 23, 2015, 03:38:55 PM
Okay, that explanation makes some sense. I was thinking they were like the basilisk in Harry Potter and if you made eye contact, you'd die.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: u2beez on April 23, 2015, 03:42:35 PM
No eye contact isn't anything new.  All major bands have some kind of "thing" Springsteen used to make arena and stadium workers all leave and go into the concession hallways or rooms if they had them while he sound checked.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: meximofo on April 23, 2015, 08:57:57 PM
LIB electric, full band?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 24, 2015, 12:17:42 AM
Raised by wolves is sounding like a rocker of the night  :D. I can imagine the encore with acrobat and the return of the laser jacket. Then macphisto returns and sleep like a baby is played.
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 24, 2015, 02:18:38 AM
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Raised by wolves is sounding like a rocker of the night  :D. I can imagine the encore with acrobat and the return of the laser jacket. Then macphisto returns and sleep like a baby is played.

So you heard it coming out from rehearsals?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markt on April 24, 2015, 02:49:09 AM
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Raised by wolves is sounding like a rocker of the night  :D. I can imagine the encore with acrobat and the return of the laser jacket. Then macphisto returns and sleep like a baby is played.

So you heard it coming out from rehearsals?

Check the atu2 homepage...
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 24, 2015, 03:38:04 AM
I just got a bad feeling this is going to turn into 360 part 2.  New songs plus standard classics.  So far no one has heard them rehearse at least one deep cut.  It has been new songs and standard hits.  I'm afraid that leaked setlist was a fake or if it was real they must of like often in the past have gotten cold feet because of the whole apple backlash and the less than lukewarm response to SOI and must be feeling the pressure to crank out the hits to fill the seats.  Hopefully I'm wrong and maybe it is going to be hits on one night and more deep cuts on the other but until we hear them rehearse some deep cuts I'm afraid we are going to get more of the same as previous tours.  Still looking forward at least to hear them belt out the new songs and hope they don't drop them as the tour progresses like NLOTH.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: DulmoU2 on April 24, 2015, 05:20:23 AM
Sleep like a baby is defo a closer
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 24, 2015, 08:02:34 AM
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I just got a bad feeling this is going to turn into 360 part 2.  New songs plus standard classics.

So... every single U2 tour since they *had* standard classics? Yes, it will absolutely be like this. New songs, standard classics and then 2-3 deep cuts. Like 360, like Vertigo, like Elevation, like PopMart, etc.

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So far no one has heard them rehearse at least one deep cut.  It has been new songs and standard hits

We haven't even had a full report of a day yet! It is *waaaaaaay* too early to be even a little concerned about that. If you expect anything like that fake setlist then obviously you'll be disappointed but there will be deep cuts because there always are, just like we we got the Boy / October songs at the start of Vertigo and TUF / UV at the start of 360.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 24, 2015, 08:13:36 AM
http://www.atu2.com/news/spoiler-more-audio-from-u2s-vancouver-rehearsals.html

Here's the Raised by Wolves clip.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: ecadad on April 24, 2015, 09:37:44 AM
Sounds pretty darn rocking! And B's voice is pulling it off!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: TheU2Ken on April 24, 2015, 10:23:14 AM
sounds AMAZING. Bono sounds perfect. gonna kill live
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Fastcars12 on April 24, 2015, 11:00:32 AM
Wow. Sounds fantastic
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Tuolumne on April 24, 2015, 11:34:09 AM
Wow, Bono sounds phenomenal!!!  Gave me goosebumps! Can't wait.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: andyc2111 on April 24, 2015, 11:54:57 AM
sounds good - not a fan of the song, but sounds like it could work live.....

Hoping for sleep like a baby
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 24, 2015, 01:03:46 PM
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I just got a bad feeling this is going to turn into 360 part 2.  New songs plus standard classics.

So... every single U2 tour since they *had* standard classics? Yes, it will absolutely be like this. New songs, standard classics and then 2-3 deep cuts. Like 360, like Vertigo, like Elevation, like PopMart, etc.

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So far no one has heard them rehearse at least one deep cut.  It has been new songs and standard hits

We haven't even had a full report of a day yet! It is *waaaaaaay* too early to be even a little concerned about that. If you expect anything like that fake setlist then obviously you'll be disappointed but there will be deep cuts because there always are, just like we we got the Boy / October songs at the start of Vertigo and TUF / UV at the start of 360.
Well, that is what I getting at.  There was a lot of speculation on this forum that this was the tour that we were going to get a lot more than just the 2-3 deep cuts like usual.  But it doesn't look that way and were will get like you said the same protocol as previous tours.  Most likely U2 again are getting cold feet about taking chances with adding more deep cuts and less of the standards because of the apple backlash, SOI not getting the mass appeal they hoped and ticket sales not what they expected in some markets and feeling the pressure to crank out the hits which they will most likely do.  As the tour progresses they might even get pressured into dropping some of the SOI songs just like they did NLOTH on 360.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 24, 2015, 01:14:06 PM
I very much doubt it's the backlash; it's much more likely this is what they always intended to do and people just got overexcited. There was no reason to believe that they would divert from the usual formula; the stuff about  the 2 nights being different could just as easily refer to varying up which deep cuts and which hits they play, and I suspect it does.

I'm also  sure that they *will* drop SoI stuff over the tour, just as they did with both HTDAAB and 360. Again, it's part of how they operate. There was never a reason to think otherwise.

I can understand being disappointed about it, I just don't think there's anything surprising there. But as I said, way too early even for disappointment!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on April 24, 2015, 01:50:16 PM
Yer Man was resting that voice while he was rehabbing. Sounds great.
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Post by: Stateless on April 24, 2015, 01:53:12 PM
Damn that sounded realm good.  Bono is in good form and Larry seems to be pounding the drums.  😊
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: mdmomof7 on April 24, 2015, 05:22:01 PM
Guys, how do we KNOW what we are going to get? We still know NOTHING!! Did I miss the details of the stage and the confirmed setlists?

Actually, we do know that Bono sounds great! Even so, we don't even know if they'll play RBW!

Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 24, 2015, 05:25:43 PM
I NEED THE TROUBLES.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: lemonPOP on April 24, 2015, 05:33:48 PM
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Guys, how do we KNOW what we are going to get? We still know NOTHING!! Did I miss the details of the stage and the confirmed setlists?

Actually, we do know that Bono sounds great! Even so, we don't even know if they'll play RBW!


Oh now common surely RBW will be played I wish I could say the same for wild honey😆
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: mdmomof7 on April 24, 2015, 05:39:58 PM
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Guys, how do we KNOW what we are going to get? We still know NOTHING!! Did I miss the details of the stage and the confirmed setlists?

Actually, we do know that Bono sounds great! Even so, we don't even know if they'll play RBW!

Oh now common surely RBW will be played I wish I could say the same for wild honey😆

Hopefully, likely, but we don't KNOW! Several here post as if they KNOW what's happening and are thus bemoaning the concert pair format, and the setlists, and the deep cuts, and the rarely played, etc. All this negativity, but we fans DON'T KNOW! I think U2 is in serious fan surprise mode. Be ready!!  8)

lemonPOP, you are a Wild Honey fan or are you making a funny?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: TheU2Ken on April 24, 2015, 05:41:13 PM
Wild Honey should never see the light of day this tour
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 24, 2015, 05:54:55 PM
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Guys, how do we KNOW what we are going to get? We still know NOTHING!! Did I miss the details of the stage and the confirmed setlists?

Actually, we do know that Bono sounds great! Even so, we don't even know if they'll play RBW!

Oh now common surely RBW will be played I wish I could say the same for wild honey😆

Hopefully, likely, but we don't KNOW! Several here post as if they KNOW what's happening and are thus bemoaning the concert pair format, and the setlists, and the deep cuts, and the rarely played, etc. All this negativity, but we fans DON'T KNOW! I think U2 is in serious fan surprise mode. Be ready!!  8)

lemonPOP, you are a Wild Honey fan or are you making a funny?
Well, I'm not getting my hopes up high and advise the same for you that this tour will be different and they will shake it up more with deep cuts.  So far no reports have come out of any rehearsed deep cuts (acrobat, surrender, etc.)  but rather reports of them rehearsing new songs and the standard classics (pride, BD, MW, etc) which leads me that they will follow same protocol as previous tours which is new songs (at least to start the tour and may be reduces as it progresses, heavy onslaught of hits and classics and maybe they may throw 2 deep cuts for the die hards.  And speaking of Wild Honey, at this stage in all honesty, I'd rather hear that than pride, MW, One, etc for the millionth time.  I actually do like Wild Honey.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: mdmomof7 on April 24, 2015, 06:00:24 PM
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Guys, how do we KNOW what we are going to get? We still know NOTHING!! Did I miss the details of the stage and the confirmed setlists?

Actually, we do know that Bono sounds great! Even so, we don't even know if they'll play RBW!

Oh now common surely RBW will be played I wish I could say the same for wild honey😆

Hopefully, likely, but we don't KNOW! Several here post as if they KNOW what's happening and are thus bemoaning the concert pair format, and the setlists, and the deep cuts, and the rarely played, etc. All this negativity, but we fans DON'T KNOW! I think U2 is in serious fan surprise mode. Be ready!!  8)

lemonPOP, you are a Wild Honey fan or are you making a funny?
Well, I'm not getting my hopes up high and advise the same for you that this tour will be different and they will shake it up more with deep cuts.  So far no reports have come out of any rehearsed deep cuts (acrobat, surrender, etc.)  but rather reports of them rehearsing new songs and the standard classics (pride, BD, MW, etc) which leads me that they will follow same protocol as previous tours which is new songs (at least to start the tour and may be reduces as it progresses, heavy onslaught of hits and classics and maybe they may throw 2 deep cuts for the die hards.  And speaking of Wild Honey, at this stage in all honesty, I'd rather hear that than pride, MW, One, etc for the millionth time.  I actually do like Wild Honey.

Thank you for your concern, boom boom. If you get to a show this tour, I hope you enjoy it whatever the setlist...
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: lemonPOP on April 24, 2015, 06:02:39 PM
Wild honey fan? Yes   Making a funny? yes

My wife's favorite U2 song.  She loves it!  I give her a hard time but it actually is quite meaningful to us.  We heard it live at our first show together and danced to it.  So I laugh because it's made fun of on here.  But whatever it's our song😎 
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 24, 2015, 06:02:48 PM
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Guys, how do we KNOW what we are going to get? We still know NOTHING!! Did I miss the details of the stage and the confirmed setlists?

Actually, we do know that Bono sounds great! Even so, we don't even know if they'll play RBW!

Oh now common surely RBW will be played I wish I could say the same for wild honey😆

Hopefully, likely, but we don't KNOW! Several here post as if they KNOW what's happening and are thus bemoaning the concert pair format, and the setlists, and the deep cuts, and the rarely played, etc. All this negativity, but we fans DON'T KNOW! I think U2 is in serious fan surprise mode. Be ready!!  8)

lemonPOP, you are a Wild Honey fan or are you making a funny?
Well, I'm not getting my hopes up high and advise the same for you that this tour will be different and they will shake it up more with deep cuts.  So far no reports have come out of any rehearsed deep cuts (acrobat, surrender, etc.)  but rather reports of them rehearsing new songs and the standard classics (pride, BD, MW, etc) which leads me that they will follow same protocol as previous tours which is new songs (at least to start the tour and may be reduces as it progresses, heavy onslaught of hits and classics and maybe they may throw 2 deep cuts for the die hards.  And speaking of Wild Honey, at this stage in all honesty, I'd rather hear that than pride, MW, One, etc for the millionth time.  I actually do like Wild Honey.

Thank you for your concern, boom boom. If you get to a show this tour, I hope you enjoy it whatever the setlist...
Don't worry, I always do and will enjoy the 6 shows including the opening 2 nights whatever they play.  Once the beers start flowing it's all good!!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: mdmomof7 on April 24, 2015, 06:05:25 PM
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Guys, how do we KNOW what we are going to get? We still know NOTHING!! Did I miss the details of the stage and the confirmed setlists?

Actually, we do know that Bono sounds great! Even so, we don't even know if they'll play RBW!

Oh now common surely RBW will be played I wish I could say the same for wild honey😆

Hopefully, likely, but we don't KNOW! Several here post as if they KNOW what's happening and are thus bemoaning the concert pair format, and the setlists, and the deep cuts, and the rarely played, etc. All this negativity, but we fans DON'T KNOW! I think U2 is in serious fan surprise mode. Be ready!!  8)

lemonPOP, you are a Wild Honey fan or are you making a funny?
Well, I'm not getting my hopes up high and advise the same for you that this tour will be different and they will shake it up more with deep cuts.  So far no reports have come out of any rehearsed deep cuts (acrobat, surrender, etc.)  but rather reports of them rehearsing new songs and the standard classics (pride, BD, MW, etc) which leads me that they will follow same protocol as previous tours which is new songs (at least to start the tour and may be reduces as it progresses, heavy onslaught of hits and classics and maybe they may throw 2 deep cuts for the die hards.  And speaking of Wild Honey, at this stage in all honesty, I'd rather hear that than pride, MW, One, etc for the millionth time.  I actually do like Wild Honey.

Thank you for your concern, boom boom. If you get to a show this tour, I hope you enjoy it whatever the setlist...
Don't worry, I always do and will enjoy the 6 shows including the opening 2 nights whatever they play.  Once the beers start flowing it's all good!!

No worries here, and it sounds good to me! Bring on the tour!  8)
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Post by: lemonPOP on April 24, 2015, 06:16:27 PM
Is it just me that thinks that us " die hards" are asking to much or being unrealistic if we expect U2 to ditch so many staple songs?  I would be happy with 2 or 3 songs not normally played.  Or am I missing what people are trying to get across?
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Post by: Waffles on April 24, 2015, 06:44:17 PM
Honey is a bright festive song. I love it. But it certainly doesn't mix with acoustics like staring at the sun and ebw
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Post by: mdmomof7 on April 24, 2015, 06:55:19 PM
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Wild honey fan? Yes   Making a funny? yes

My wife's favorite U2 song.  She loves it!  I give her a hard time but it actually is quite meaningful to us.  We heard it live at our first show together and danced to it.  So I laugh because it's made fun of on here.  But whatever it's our song😎

Well then, dance away. What a sweet story and a sweet song too. ♥

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Is it just me that thinks that us " die hards" are asking to much or being unrealistic if we expect U2 to ditch so many staple songs?  I would be happy with 2 or 3 songs not normally played.  Or am I missing what people are trying to get across?

Nope, not just you.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on April 24, 2015, 07:15:29 PM
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Is it just me that thinks that us " die hards" are asking to much or being unrealistic if we expect U2 to ditch so many staple songs?  I would be happy with 2 or 3 songs not normally played.  Or am I missing what people are trying to get across?
I just need Bad. They can play whatever else they want as far as I'm concerned, as long as I get Bad
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 24, 2015, 07:24:41 PM
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Is it just me that thinks that us " die hards" are asking to much or being unrealistic if we expect U2 to ditch so many staple songs?  I would be happy with 2 or 3 songs not normally played.  Or am I missing what people are trying to get across?

Oh I totally agree. I only *expect* 2-3 unusual songs, and I'm totally happy with that! That's actually one reason why I want to get out ahead of claims that they're going to do something radically different; they haven't promised that and I don't think it's reasonable to expect that.

Honestly, I'd prefer a 360 set to that fake one that was going around here. Much as it would be great to see some of these songs, it would kill the atmosphere stone dead and many rare songs are rare for a reason. (AMAAW? No thanks)
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Post by: mdmomof7 on April 24, 2015, 07:30:34 PM
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Is it just me that thinks that us " die hards" are asking to much or being unrealistic if we expect U2 to ditch so many staple songs?  I would be happy with 2 or 3 songs not normally played.  Or am I missing what people are trying to get across?
I just need Bad. They can play whatever else they want as far as I'm concerned, as long as I get Bad

At my first ever U2 show, I got Ultraviolet; at my 2nd, Pittsburgh, Bad.

I predict you will get your Bad, Ken. :)
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Post by: spanner on April 24, 2015, 07:36:04 PM
It's way to early to predict what the setlist will look like , it's been
A few days into rehearsal I'm not even concerned at the moment
What the setlist might look like . I'm just waiting for the " I hope they
Play , acrobat , drowning man , mercy " crowd to Appear it's highly unlikely
They will ever play though songs live so we should probably stop hoping for those
Three . I'd be quite happy with in gods country , kite ,Gloria ,
11o'clock tick to Tock . At least they played those songs live !
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Post by: TheU2Ken on April 24, 2015, 07:54:39 PM
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Is it just me that thinks that us " die hards" are asking to much or being unrealistic if we expect U2 to ditch so many staple songs?  I would be happy with 2 or 3 songs not normally played.  Or am I missing what people are trying to get across?
I just need Bad. They can play whatever else they want as far as I'm concerned, as long as I get Bad

At my first ever U2 show, I got Ultraviolet; at my 2nd, Pittsburgh, Bad.

I predict you will get your Bad, Ken. :)
I hope so Mom!
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Is it just me that thinks that us " die hards" are asking to much or being unrealistic if we expect U2 to ditch so many staple songs?  I would be happy with 2 or 3 songs not normally played.  Or am I missing what people are trying to get across?
I just need Bad. They can play whatever else they want as far as I'm concerned, as long as I get Bad

At my first ever U2 show, I got Ultraviolet; at my 2nd, Pittsburgh, Bad.

I predict you will get your Bad, Ken. :)
I hope so Mom!

Good thoughts only!! :) ♥
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Post by: lemonPOP on April 24, 2015, 08:25:29 PM
Yeah bad would be amazing to hear but I've heard it so my one song if I had to choose one would be Running to stand still.  Been to 5 shows and haven't heard and if I do this prideful grown man will shed a tear for sure.
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Post by: Smithy on April 24, 2015, 11:01:56 PM
One of the main reasons U2 arent allowing people anywhere near the arena for these rehearsals is due to people recording IEM (Inner Ear Monitor) mixes of the band like when they rehearsed in Barcelona and Turin during 360. For those who dont know, basically die-hard fans try to get in range to record the rehearsals/concerts directly from the soundboard with their special digital receivers. I have a lot of rehearsal files full of them talking and practicing, gives great insight into how they work. Unfortunately U2 have obviously caught wind of this which is why they've taken these measures to prevent people from going near the venue.
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Post by: Waffles on April 24, 2015, 11:28:38 PM
To add to a list of reasons to keep people away from the arena, i discovered something huge. While watching this youtube video, I NOTICED YOU CAN SEE LIGHTS THROUGH THE BLACK CURTAIN!!!! I'm not saying that people peeping through the glass will get to see the stage. buy you could possibly see light effects. Got to 30 seconds at this video, and look closely at the curtain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbdDDkKNvSo You can see a line of lights.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 24, 2015, 11:37:40 PM
In a way, it's interesting to have most of the tour still hidden and unknown. We know only some songs rehearsed, and that's it. No really surprising songs, no glimpse of the stage, nothing.

It'll make the opening night all the more surprising.
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Post by: achtung child on April 25, 2015, 12:09:59 AM
Is it possible they might be rehearsing in an underground area at the arena?  I know that sounds dumb, but perhaps it might have some truth as to keep away he peepers?
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Post by: Dool547 on April 25, 2015, 12:37:24 AM
I'm headed to Vancouver tomorrow to see some friends and will go by the coliseum to see if I can catch anything.
Did anyone ever post or find out which restaurant or bar it was where Bono and Larry were spotted? Hoping to catch a glimpse tomorrow or Sunday.
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Post by: tom_b1807 on April 25, 2015, 02:43:20 AM
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I very much doubt it's the backlash; it's much more likely this is what they always intended to do and people just got overexcited. There was no reason to believe that they would divert from the usual formula; the stuff about  the 2 nights being different could just as easily refer to varying up which deep cuts and which hits they play, and I suspect it does.

I'm also  sure that they *will* drop SoI stuff over the tour, just as they did with both HTDAAB and 360. Again, it's part of how they operate. There was never a reason to think otherwise.

I can understand being disappointed about it, I just don't think there's anything surprising there. But as I said, way too early even for disappointment!

They did it for Zoo TV and Popmart as well!
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Post by: Volcanogirl on April 25, 2015, 04:25:17 AM
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To add to a list of reasons to keep people away from the arena, i discovered something huge. While watching this youtube video, I NOTICED YOU CAN SEE LIGHTS THROUGH THE BLACK CURTAIN!!!! I'm not saying that people peeping through the glass will get to see the stage. buy you could possibly see light effects. Got to 30 seconds at this video, and look closely at the curtain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbdDDkKNvSo You can see a line of lights.

Waffles this could be a big screen or anything if you ask me. What is interesting to me is the way there is a lot of cloack and dagger around it. So i hope that it will be a stage set up tour that impresses like Zoo TV and Pop Mart or 360.
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 25, 2015, 05:35:46 AM
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Guys, how do we KNOW what we are going to get? We still know NOTHING!! Did I miss the details of the stage and the confirmed setlists?

Actually, we do know that Bono sounds great! Even so, we don't even know if they'll play RBW!

Oh now common surely RBW will be played I wish I could say the same for wild honey😆

Hopefully, likely, but we don't KNOW! Several here post as if they KNOW what's happening and are thus bemoaning the concert pair format, and the setlists, and the deep cuts, and the rarely played, etc. All this negativity, but we fans DON'T KNOW! I think U2 is in serious fan surprise mode. Be ready!!  8)

lemonPOP, you are a Wild Honey fan or are you making a funny?

You are the eternal optimist aren't you.  :P
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 25, 2015, 05:37:35 AM
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Is it just me that thinks that us " die hards" are asking to much or being unrealistic if we expect U2 to ditch so many staple songs?  I would be happy with 2 or 3 songs not normally played.  Or am I missing what people are trying to get across?

But really, who is attending concerts this tour if it is not hard core fans anyway?
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Post by: Fastcars12 on April 25, 2015, 06:43:33 AM
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Yeah bad would be amazing to hear but I've heard it so my one song if I had to choose one would be Running to stand still.  Been to 5 shows and haven't heard and if I do this prideful grown man will shed a tear for sure.
Bring back the Zoo TV version and I'd die a happy man.
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Post by: PowerSurge on April 25, 2015, 07:53:11 AM
I don't doubt that they will want to change things up from night to night and throughout the tour regarding their set list...that being said, I would be pretty shocked if The Miracle doesn't end up being played the most times as a show opener on the tour.

It just seems like the most obvious quintessential "get the crowd on their feet/kick ass" tune to open a show with.
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Post by: boom boom on April 25, 2015, 08:25:21 AM
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Is it just me that thinks that us " die hards" are asking to much or being unrealistic if we expect U2 to ditch so many staple songs?  I would be happy with 2 or 3 songs not normally played.  Or am I missing what people are trying to get across?
They don't even have to ditch the staples but just cut them down by just a few.  Let's look at opening night 360 Barcelona :
There were 22 songs played.
There were 7 songs that were new from NLOTH
There were 11 songs what I consider to be fan favs/hits/standard classics whatever you want to call it which were: BD, ISHF, AOH, COBL, Vertigo, SBS, PRIDE, Walk On, Streets, One, WOWY.
There were the 2 deep cuts : UF, UV and don't consider MLK as one as it is more of an intro to Walk On and barely a minute long.
There was also In a Little While which is neither deep cut or hits category.

So let's go on the same 22 song scenario for opening night Vancouver.  They can still please everyone if the play 7 new songs from SOI, they can reduce the number of standard classics from 11 to 8 which would still satisfy the casual fan and concert goer and make the number of deep cuts to 7.  That is a fairly balanced set.  And even some of those deep cuts are not so deep that the average fan would not recognize them.  And if they decide to not have an opening act which is seeming more and more likely now and decide to play a little longer they can still get those 11 hits/classics in if they going to play a 25 song set.  Seems to make sense.
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Post by: miryclay on April 25, 2015, 09:10:04 AM
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Yeah bad would be amazing to hear but I've heard it so my one song if I had to choose one would be Running to stand still.  Been to 5 shows and haven't heard and if I do this prideful grown man will shed a tear for sure.
Bring back the Zoo TV version and I'd die a happy man.
Same building 23 years ago this week.

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Post by: mdmomof7 on April 25, 2015, 09:24:35 AM
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Guys, how do we KNOW what we are going to get? We still know NOTHING!! Did I miss the details of the stage and the confirmed setlists?

Actually, we do know that Bono sounds great! Even so, we don't even know if they'll play RBW!

Oh now common surely RBW will be played I wish I could say the same for wild honey😆

Hopefully, likely, but we don't KNOW! Several here post as if they KNOW what's happening and are thus bemoaning the concert pair format, and the setlists, and the deep cuts, and the rarely played, etc. All this negativity, but we fans DON'T KNOW! I think U2 is in serious fan surprise mode. Be ready!!  8)

lemonPOP, you are a Wild Honey fan or are you making a funny?

You are the eternal optimist aren't you.  :P

Somebody around here has to be! ;)
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 25, 2015, 09:43:49 AM
I expect 25 songs or so this time. With a catalog as large as there's is becoming, it's difficult for them to play such a short setlist because they're going to have to leave more and more out.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on April 25, 2015, 10:00:14 AM
I agree, Midnight. I just looked up how many songs they played for the concerts of the last leg of 360. Baltimore and Philly each got 24 songs and 25 if you count the remix of Crazy w/ Discotheque. Pittsburgh, the last US show, got 25 and 26 including the Crazy/Discotheque remix.

I'd LOVE to get every SOI song including the 2 Deluxe songs. Plus, we likely also get Invisible and maybe Ordinary Love.

Perhaps they arrange the songs over the 2 nights so that Night 1 is Invisible & Night 2 is Ordinary Love. Same thing with the SOI Deluxe tracks - Night 1 The Crystal Ballroom, Night 2 Lucifer's Hands.

That leaves 11-12 songs to spread among the lesser/never played and the standards.

Now, if they truly do not have an opening act, then we could be in for even more amazingness and maybe up to 30 songs!!

 8)
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 25, 2015, 10:55:11 AM
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I expect 25 songs or so this time. With a catalog as large as there's is becoming, it's difficult for them to play such a short setlist because they're going to have to leave more and more out.

I'm not sure. Sets are typically shorter at the start of the tour than at the end and for arenas than for stadiums. I expect 22, maybe growing to 23-24 over the first leg.
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Post by: Henderson7 on April 25, 2015, 11:18:18 AM
For those of you that have gone to the Coliseum, how late in the day have you heard them?
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Post by: u2beez on April 25, 2015, 11:31:51 AM
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One of the main reasons U2 arent allowing people anywhere near the arena for these rehearsals is due to people recording IEM (Inner Ear Monitor) mixes of the band like when they rehearsed in Barcelona and Turin during 360. For those who dont know, basically die-hard fans try to get in range to record the rehearsals/concerts directly from the soundboard with their special digital receivers. I have a lot of rehearsal files full of them talking and practicing, gives great insight into how they work. Unfortunately U2 have obviously caught wind of this which is why they've taken these measures to prevent people from going near the venue.

While this makes sense, it's untrue because on this tour the wireless frequencies are now encrypted.
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 25, 2015, 11:44:32 AM
I know that most doubt the alleged setlist now. But War songs and Acrobat aside, I honestly think they will play Bad at all of their shows. It just makes so much sense with Raised by Wolves as its prequel that the two songs have to go together. That's just my opinion.
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Post by: tom_b1807 on April 25, 2015, 11:53:55 AM
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I know that most doubt the alleged setlist now. But War songs and Acrobat aside, I honestly think they will play Bad at all of their shows. It just makes so much sense with Raised by Wolves as its prequel that the two songs have to go together. That's just my opinion.

I've always thought of Bad as the prequel to RTSS?
Those three songs in a row would be something to behold though.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on April 25, 2015, 12:50:50 PM
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I'm headed to Vancouver tomorrow to see some friends and will go by the coliseum to see if I can catch anything.
Did anyone ever post or find out which restaurant or bar it was where Bono and Larry were spotted? Hoping to catch a glimpse tomorrow or Sunday.

Well, this was taken last night, but not sure where except it was in Vancouver and Ms. Elizabeth George is a very fortunate young lady! ;)

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Post by: Waffles on April 25, 2015, 01:02:39 PM
New tour glasses?
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Post by: markreed on April 25, 2015, 01:43:49 PM
Why not? Though really, Bono should have something like 100 pairs of these glasses as he's always losing them.

The band *always* play longer sets just before the end of the tour - though I suspect if they played a 4 hour, 44 song set like The Cure it would actually be too long.

Raised By Wolves indicates other thematic songs that sit near it, I imagine a 'heart of Darkness' style segment in the third quarter of the main set, of Troubles / Raised By Wolves / Sunday / Bullet / RTSS (or Miss Sarajevo) / Please / Streets, for example, as the back half of the set. 
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I'm headed to Vancouver tomorrow to see some friends and will go by the coliseum to see if I can catch anything.
Did anyone ever post or find out which restaurant or bar it was where Bono and Larry were spotted? Hoping to catch a glimpse tomorrow or Sunday.

Well, this was taken last night, but not sure where except it was in Vancouver and Ms. Elizabeth George is a very fortunate young lady! ;)

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Post by: m2 on April 25, 2015, 03:19:13 PM
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I'm headed to Vancouver tomorrow to see some friends and will go by the coliseum to see if I can catch anything.
Did anyone ever post or find out which restaurant or bar it was where Bono and Larry were spotted? Hoping to catch a glimpse tomorrow or Sunday.

We'd love any and all info you can share. news@atu2.com thanks! :-)
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Post by: TheRobin on April 25, 2015, 04:23:13 PM
I love the idea that they would play these mini-themed sets.

I see Sunday, RTSS, Wolves as a natural.

The one I would be the most exited for is Iris, Tomorrow, Mofo = Mother theme.

Or Exit, Walk Up Dead Man, Bad, Bullet, RTSS = Heart of darkness... I could go on... you get the idea.
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Post by: miryclay on April 25, 2015, 05:03:22 PM
Bono has blond hair now?
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Post by: mdmomof7 on April 25, 2015, 05:06:25 PM
I think he is graying ginger and the lighting of the flash seems green, so who really knows.
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Post by: Boom Cha! on April 25, 2015, 05:59:45 PM
Those pics really show Bono's age.
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Post by: filipeserra on April 25, 2015, 06:27:22 PM
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Those pics really show Bono's age.

Just horrible glasses
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Post by: mdmomof7 on April 25, 2015, 06:57:59 PM
I don't care for the glasses too much either. As for the age comments, let's all try this -

Everyone take a selfie of themselves at night w/ a green tinted flash, after a 4 hour all out rehearsal, a full meal, and a few glasses of wine. First, to prepare for the photo, wreck the h*** out of yourself so that your bones smash to bits and erupt through your skin. Ready, go! I'm sure we'll all look much better than the B man!  :-X 8)
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Post by: lorijane on April 25, 2015, 07:05:56 PM
I would rather Bono show his age than try and fight it. I hope they all embrace it (I'm looking at you, Edge, keep the gray in your goatee!)
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Post by: lorijane on April 25, 2015, 07:14:41 PM
And I think one reason he's looking older is that his face looks gaunt, but if he didn't lose weight then he would face the "fat Bono" comments.
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Post by: Boom Cha! on April 25, 2015, 09:00:52 PM
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I don't care for the glasses too much either. As for the age comments, let's all try this -

Everyone take a selfie of themselves at night w/ a green tinted flash, after a 4 hour all out rehearsal, a full meal, and a few glasses of wine. First, to prepare for the photo, wreck the h*** out of yourself so that your bones smash to bits and erupt through your skin. Ready, go! I'm sure we'll all look much better than the B man!  :-X 8)

I wasn't trying to diss his age or looks, I was just making an observation.
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Post by: Volcanogirl on April 26, 2015, 03:53:11 AM
When you look at the Invisible rehearsel clip. I can't help but there's a giant screen on and it looks like someone's silouette flashing trough (hold still between  +/- 2.00 and 2.30 minutes).
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 26, 2015, 09:52:19 AM
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I know that most doubt the alleged setlist now. But War songs and Acrobat aside, I honestly think they will play Bad at all of their shows. It just makes so much sense with Raised by Wolves as its prequel that the two songs have to go together. That's just my opinion.

I've always thought of Bad as the prequel to RTSS?
Those three songs in a row would be something to behold though.

I forgot about Running to Stand Still! One of my all time favourites. That trio would be absolutely stunning.
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Post by: u2beez on April 26, 2015, 09:57:57 AM
I thought this was a thread for spoilers....
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Post by: wik73 on April 26, 2015, 10:52:14 AM
He's in his mid 50s. I think he looks good for his age. Wrinkles are fine, it's the puffiness that really makes people look old.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Melon on April 26, 2015, 11:49:23 AM
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Bono has blond hair now?

Looks he's growing out his previous dye job so it's a lot of grey mixed in that is making it look lighter.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 26, 2015, 12:00:58 PM
Can we keep the B-man appearance conversation to the Bono thread?

My intent with this was for setlist related stuff only.  :)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miami on April 26, 2015, 12:54:09 PM
For all those people saying 'U2 have never done.......on previous tours etc etc...' , I'm not so sure this tour is going to be standard U2 tour fare. Remember what Paul mcguinness said previously regarding the 'amazing, groundbreaking ideas' the band had for this tour?

I know many will point out it was a predictable statement from mcguinness and 'what else WOULD he say?

I've got a feeling, with no announcements yet concerning support acts, that something big is going down on this tour and we are all about to be surprised again by U2. I think U2 are in innovation mode and therefore I wouldn't rule anything out of the set-list.

I predict the stage and production is going to be groundbreaking for an indoor show. I wouldn't go comparing previous U2 shows to what's about to come, U2 are out to surprise and perhaps even shock us. I can feel it in the water folks.  :D

Do you remember all the gloom merchants before the apple launch? 'We might get a snippet of the new single' etc etc. if I remember correctly they dropped an album that day, which they 'have never done before'.

Why shouldn't this tour be something really groundbreaking aswell?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: DMMacdonald96 on April 26, 2015, 12:59:11 PM
Imagine.. if the setlist had Running To Stand Still into Bad into All Want Is You into Where The Streets Have No Name. Holy s**t!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on April 26, 2015, 02:19:57 PM
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Imagine.. if the setlist had Running To Stand Still into Bad into All Want Is You into Where The Streets Have No Name. Holy s**t!

That would be great but I would have to have Bad segueing into Streets!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: achtung child on April 26, 2015, 03:29:32 PM
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Imagine.. if the setlist had Running To Stand Still into Bad into All Want Is You into Where The Streets Have No Name. Holy s**t!

That would be great but I would have to have Bad segueing into Streets!

Yes, imagine.  I imagine people would then take to the forum to b### about how "predictable" it all was.  For the umpteenth time, those hopong for deep cuts from October and War, forget it.  Nobody wants to hear that except for 327 people, at best.  I am all for the hits given the context.  I think the idea of pairing triologoes, prequels, sequels would be ALOT of fun and breathe new life into the hits.  They could play the entire War AND Pop album back to back and the same people that b### regularly here would still b###.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: robu2music on April 26, 2015, 03:43:35 PM
Imagine walking in to the arena with my new Iphone 6 "ON" and automatically
downloading the "Experince" album for free.... And downloading that nights concert
video footage...  Now thats worth the price of admission.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 26, 2015, 04:00:52 PM
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Imagine walking in to the arena with my new Iphone 6 "ON" and automatically
downloading the "Experince" album for free.... And downloading that nights concert
video footage...  Now thats worth the price of admission.

Yes, why shouldn't concert attendees be able to get an official video moment of the show they went to?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 26, 2015, 04:19:16 PM
Heres some spoils from interference:

I went out tonight. I arrived to hear them doing pride and going through a ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE tag ending a couple times. I always thought PITNOL was a snippet free song. Bono seems to really be running the show when it's full band and he requests do-overs on certain parts. You can't make out what he's saying but you know it's him. I was under the impression that Edge was doing lots of the heavy lifting since Popmart when Bono was having back/voice issues or was more interesting in charity than music.

I've only heard a 6 hour window when they play, but after Pride I chatted with another fan for a couple hours and then went home. Crew have been busy for 10 days so maybe some got the weekend off and maybe some band members left the city for a couple days. Speculation on my part and not fact. LA is only 3 hours away for Edge in the same time zone, NYC is outta reach for a weekend trip.

Elevation was confirmed when I talked to another fan. Yawn, but add it to the running list.

Invisible has the same lighting effect as the video and Larry has the same standing drum.

The source of the youtube videos was pointed out to me. Their secret is safe with me.

They move to Rogers Arena after Neil Diamond on May 7th. RA has one of the highest ceilings of so crews like testing stuff here. The Coliseum is lower which may mess up the screen testing a little bit.

Apparently there been some Bono sightings downtown in the early afternoon. Think Gastown/Yaletown. They have a mansion but also stay downtown at a hotel with a private garage. Not sure which band member, but they have a TESLA car at their disposal/curiosity that looks pricey - wonder if it's Edge the gadget freak or Larry the car/bike freak.

I did get a spoiler 10 times bigger than Electric Co. that NOBODY predicted.....
 
touring string section(4-6 players) spotted leaving the building with their portable instrument cases that are presumably not pool cues or travelling card game kits. I'd bet on them doing the whole tour as they wouldn't get local pickup players 3 weeks before the show here. Only been heard on 1-2 songs so far so I'd only think to hear it for 3-4 songs during a show as it could really enhance something like EBW or WOWY
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: So Cruel on April 26, 2015, 06:30:07 PM
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Yeah bad would be amazing to hear but I've heard it so my one song if I had to choose one would be Running to stand still.  Been to 5 shows and haven't heard and if I do this prideful grown man will shed a tear for sure.
Bring back the Zoo TV version and I'd die a happy man.
Same building 23 years ago this week.

http://www.u2gigs.com/show300.html

I was at that show. What a magical night. Back then there was no internet so people either lined up for tickets when they went on sale or they called ticketmaster.

Tickets for the ZOO TV arena show at the PNE Coliseum went on sale on a Saturday morning. I (along with thousands of others) had the phone number already dialed and was ready to hit send the moment the clock hit 9am. Of course I couldn't get through after hours of trying. So many people tried calling that it actually knocked down the city's phone system for a while!

The concert sold out right away and  I was out of luck. My friends and I knew that scalpers would be asking a fortune for the tickets as there was a huge demand and as we had just graduated high school none of us were in the position to pay a lot. The day before the show we heard on the radio that in Arizona a few weeks before that they had released a few tickets after they had set up the stage. We got up early the next morning and were in line at the PNE box office at 7am. We had no idea if tickets would be released or not. We about 20th in line. By late afternoon that line was 4 blocks long. There had to be a few thousand people trying to get those tickets. My elbows were held firmly up as many people were trying to jump in the line. If they tried to get past me they were getting an elbow to the head. Sure enough at about 6:30 they released about 100 extra tickets. Me and my 2 buddies got in and we got great seats close to the stage.

THE BEST CONCERT EVER. I can't explain how good U2 in their prime supporting maybe the greatest album ever playing in a 15,000 seat arena was. I've seen 100's of shows over the years but that has never been topped.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: dealme on April 26, 2015, 06:58:50 PM
I love hearing the Zoo TV stories.  I purchased my first U2 album in October, 1994 as a sophomore in high school, so I wasn't able to experience Zoo TV in person.  I can only imagine what it was like to see that show in an arena setting.

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Yeah bad would be amazing to hear but I've heard it so my one song if I had to choose one would be Running to stand still.  Been to 5 shows and haven't heard and if I do this prideful grown man will shed a tear for sure.
Bring back the Zoo TV version and I'd die a happy man.
Same building 23 years ago this week.

http://www.u2gigs.com/show300.html

I was at that show. What a magical night. Back then there was no internet so people either lined up for tickets when they went on sale or they called ticketmaster.

Tickets for the ZOO TV arena show at the PNE Coliseum went on sale on a Saturday morning. I (along with thousands of others) had the phone number already dialed and was ready to hit send the moment the clock hit 9am. Of course I couldn't get through after hours of trying. So many people tried calling that it actually knocked down the city's phone system for a while!

The concert sold out right away and  I was out of luck. My friends and I knew that scalpers would be asking a fortune for the tickets as there was a huge demand and as we had just graduated high school none of us were in the position to pay a lot. The day before the show we heard on the radio that in Arizona a few weeks before that they had released a few tickets after they had set up the stage. We got up early the next morning and were in line at the PNE box office at 7am. We had no idea if tickets would be released or not. We about 20th in line. By late afternoon that line was 4 blocks long. There had to be a few thousand people trying to get those tickets. My elbows were held firmly up as many people were trying to jump in the line. If they tried to get past me they were getting an elbow to the head. Sure enough at about 6:30 they released about 100 extra tickets. Me and my 2 buddies got in and we got great seats close to the stage.

THE BEST CONCERT EVER. I can't explain how good U2 in their prime supporting maybe the greatest album ever playing in a 15,000 seat arena was. I've seen 100's of shows over the years but that has never been topped.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Parsons on April 26, 2015, 10:37:21 PM
Any media out there in Vancouver yet ( Mtv, VH1 , Rolling Stone ) ?

How many fans are hanging around ?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: wik73 on April 27, 2015, 08:46:29 PM

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For all those people saying 'U2 have never done.......on previous tours etc etc...' , I'm not so sure this tour is going to be standard U2 tour fare. Remember what Paul mcguinness said previously regarding the 'amazing, groundbreaking ideas' the band had for this tour?

I know many will point out it was a predictable statement from mcguinness and 'what else WOULD he say?

I've got a feeling, with no announcements yet concerning support acts, that something big is going down on this tour and we are all about to be surprised again by U2. I think U2 are in innovation mode and therefore I wouldn't rule anything out of the set-list.

I predict the stage and production is going to be groundbreaking for an indoor show. I wouldn't go comparing previous U2 shows to what's about to come, U2 are out to surprise and perhaps even shock us. I can feel it in the water folks.  :D

Do you remember all the gloom merchants before the apple launch? 'We might get a snippet of the new single' etc etc. if I remember correctly they dropped an album that day, which they 'have never done before'.

Why shouldn't this tour be something really groundbreaking aswell?

I think you're on to something here. They don't leave it all to nothing. Something special is occurring.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: TheU2Ken on April 27, 2015, 09:33:58 PM
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Any media out there in Vancouver yet ( Mtv, VH1 , Rolling Stone ) ?

How many fans are hanging around ?

I thought I saw u2ken in the GA line ;D

(just kidding, ken)
I'm too busy starting the MSG lines
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 28, 2015, 03:34:25 AM
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For all those people saying 'U2 have never done.......on previous tours etc etc...' , I'm not so sure this tour is going to be standard U2 tour fare. Remember what Paul mcguinness said previously regarding the 'amazing, groundbreaking ideas' the band had for this tour?

I know many will point out it was a predictable statement from mcguinness and 'what else WOULD he say?

I've got a feeling, with no announcements yet concerning support acts, that something big is going down on this tour and we are all about to be surprised again by U2. I think U2 are in innovation mode and therefore I wouldn't rule anything out of the set-list.

I predict the stage and production is going to be groundbreaking for an indoor show. I wouldn't go comparing previous U2 shows to what's about to come, U2 are out to surprise and perhaps even shock us. I can feel it in the water folks.  :D

Do you remember all the gloom merchants before the apple launch? 'We might get a snippet of the new single' etc etc. if I remember correctly they dropped an album that day, which they 'have never done before'.

Why shouldn't this tour be something really groundbreaking aswell?

I think you're on to something here. They don't leave it all to nothing. Something special is occurring.
I hope you're right.  I really don't care about groundbreaking production but hope they take more chances with the setlist like you said (as I am going for 8 shows, it would be nice to here a variety) but not getting hopes up high for this but just expecting the standard protocol of new songs, heavy dose of standard classics and hits and 2 deep cuts.  It is just nice to see U2 back and playing live, whatever they play.

Also it has been a week since the last report of them rehearsing RBW and nothing since.  Does anyone know what is going on?  I know it is early for them to run down the whole set as a dress rehearsal but not to practice anything now in a week, at least no reports of them rehearsing anything.  just seems odd.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markt on April 28, 2015, 03:37:38 AM
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For all those people saying 'U2 have never done.......on previous tours etc etc...' , I'm not so sure this tour is going to be standard U2 tour fare. Remember what Paul mcguinness said previously regarding the 'amazing, groundbreaking ideas' the band had for this tour?

I know many will point out it was a predictable statement from mcguinness and 'what else WOULD he say?

I've got a feeling, with no announcements yet concerning support acts, that something big is going down on this tour and we are all about to be surprised again by U2. I think U2 are in innovation mode and therefore I wouldn't rule anything out of the set-list.

I predict the stage and production is going to be groundbreaking for an indoor show. I wouldn't go comparing previous U2 shows to what's about to come, U2 are out to surprise and perhaps even shock us. I can feel it in the water folks.  :D

Do you remember all the gloom merchants before the apple launch? 'We might get a snippet of the new single' etc etc. if I remember correctly they dropped an album that day, which they 'have never done before'.

Why shouldn't this tour be something really groundbreaking aswell?

I think you're on to something here. They don't leave it all to nothing. Something special is occurring.
I hope you're right.  I really don't care about groundbreaking production but hope they take more chances with the setlist like you said (as I am going for 8 shows, it would be nice to here a variety) but not getting hopes up high for this but just expecting the standard protocol of new songs, heavy dose of standard classics and hits and 2 deep cuts.  It is just nice to see U2 back and playing live, whatever they play.

Also it has been a week since the last report of them rehearsing RBW and nothing since.  Does anyone know what is going on?  I know it is early for them to run down the whole set as a dress rehearsal but not to practice anything now in a week, at least no reports of them rehearsing anything.  just seems odd.

I think post #302 above is the most recent news (taken from interference.com)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 28, 2015, 03:48:49 AM
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For all those people saying 'U2 have never done.......on previous tours etc etc...' , I'm not so sure this tour is going to be standard U2 tour fare. Remember what Paul mcguinness said previously regarding the 'amazing, groundbreaking ideas' the band had for this tour?

I know many will point out it was a predictable statement from mcguinness and 'what else WOULD he say?

I've got a feeling, with no announcements yet concerning support acts, that something big is going down on this tour and we are all about to be surprised again by U2. I think U2 are in innovation mode and therefore I wouldn't rule anything out of the set-list.

I predict the stage and production is going to be groundbreaking for an indoor show. I wouldn't go comparing previous U2 shows to what's about to come, U2 are out to surprise and perhaps even shock us. I can feel it in the water folks.  :D

Do you remember all the gloom merchants before the apple launch? 'We might get a snippet of the new single' etc etc. if I remember correctly they dropped an album that day, which they 'have never done before'.

Why shouldn't this tour be something really groundbreaking aswell?

I think you're on to something here. They don't leave it all to nothing. Something special is occurring.
I hope you're right.  I really don't care about groundbreaking production but hope they take more chances with the setlist like you said (as I am going for 8 shows, it would be nice to here a variety) but not getting hopes up high for this but just expecting the standard protocol of new songs, heavy dose of standard classics and hits and 2 deep cuts.  It is just nice to see U2 back and playing live, whatever they play.

Also it has been a week since the last report of them rehearsing RBW and nothing since.  Does anyone know what is going on?  I know it is early for them to run down the whole set as a dress rehearsal but not to practice anything now in a week, at least no reports of them rehearsing anything.  just seems odd.

I think post #302 above is the most recent news (taken from interference.com)
Thanks, Yeah I read that post. I think that was reported on interference of Saturday, so nothing since then.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: joshuazoo on April 28, 2015, 05:27:50 AM
Updates from Interference:

Talked to a fan that confirmed that Follow/Sunday had been played the week before. Do I need to make a running list of keep a daily tab running? Sat/Sun was quiet - probably when the muscle get practice putting things in/out boxes/trucks/venue ceiling. Otherwise Edge would make Dallas work 100+ hours a week.

BAD had 3 "Wide Awakes" in full voice, couple mid song woos, Norwegian Wood/Ruby Tuesday tags. Bono going about 80% effort for this rehearsal. Couple hours later than ran thru it again with no tags Bono only doing a single "Wide Awake".

EVEN BETTER is not the 2011 mix. "You Take Me Higher" was full voice.

DESIRE is Edge on electric with some Adam/Larry. Full guitar solo and Not Fade Away tag.

PRIDE is sung a full step down. No tag this time.

EVERY BREAKING WAVE tonight was low key Bono voice/Edge keys version. Big hole left for string section. A full band version was done last week - perfect for the double vertigo treatment

WOWY was done with full head voice in the high bits. Lots of space for possible string. A "birdie" told us 5 songs will have strings.

I have a full page of notes including a couple jaw droppers that I will ration out this week. I also have new info about the screen.
#U2Request Results 2015
They have now done 9 songs from this list. None in the top 10, but looks like anyone reading this thread and seeing a handful of shows can add upwards 15 unique songs to their lifetime U2 concert checklists including the new SOI album.

Staying with full length non-charity public gigs, Vancouver could have 14 live debuts(15 if they do Ordinary Love.)

I'm including EBW in those 15 since 99% of fans will be seeing these songs for the first time in person.

http://www.u2interference.com/forums/f314/possible-spoilers-rehearsals-in-vancouver-218291-28.html



Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 28, 2015, 05:43:40 AM
I wonder when he says up to 14-15 live debuts, does it mean that U2 have never played them live and are playing them for the first time or songs just not played in a long time or in several past tours? I undertand that SOI songs will actually be live debuts (excluding promo proformaces).  Can't wait to find out the Jaw droppers!!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: RABIDLAMB on April 28, 2015, 05:44:06 AM
The one thing nobody is focusing on is the name of the tour, The Innocence & Experience Tour.
I predict that we are going to get some new material each night & perhaps it will be released in it's live form.
10-12 new tracks could then be amalgamated to form the new album.
It's only a theory.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 28, 2015, 05:47:22 AM
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The one thing nobody is focusing on is the name of the tour, The Innocence & Experience Tour.
I predict that we are going to get some new material each night & perhaps it will be released in it's live form.
10-12 new tracks could then be amalgamated to form the new album.
It's only a theory.

A long shot but would be interesting. It is very possible they might play songs form SOE but I wouldn't think they would make an album out of it of the live tracks.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Smithy on April 28, 2015, 06:35:08 AM
Okay so in summary, so far this is what people have heard U2 rehearsing up until now..

Every Breaking Wave (Full band and Acoustically with Strings)
Ordinary Love
Beautiful Day
With Or Without You (Rumoured String Section)
City Of Blinding Lights
Pride
Magnificent
Bad
Real Thing (ZOO TV Version)
Mysterious Ways
Raised By Wolves
Until The End Of The World
Where The Streets Have No Name
Invisible
Elevation
The Miracle
Vertigo
Desire (Electric Version)
I Will Follow
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Electric Co.

That's 21 songs, I've missed some songs from SOI because they haven't been mentioned specifically but apparently most of them have been rehearsed except The Troubles.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 28, 2015, 07:41:25 AM
 I'll be disappointed if EBW is in stripped down form. Would be really nice to see a non-nerfed Desire though.

Will be really fun to hear the big surprises when this guy's willing to dish them and IF they stay in the setlist.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on April 28, 2015, 08:21:40 AM
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Okay so in summary, so far this is what people have heard U2 rehearsing up until now..

Every Breaking Wave (Full band and Acoustically with Strings)
Ordinary Love
Beautiful Day
With Or Without You (Rumoured String Section)
City Of Blinding Lights
Pride
Magnificent
Bad
Real Thing (ZOO TV Version)
Mysterious Ways
Raised By Wolves
Until The End Of The World
Where The Streets Have No Name
Invisible
Elevation
The Miracle
Vertigo
Desire (Electric Version)
I Will Follow
Sunday Bloody Sunday

That's 20 songs, I've missed some songs from SOI because they haven't been mentioned specifically but apparently most of them have been rehearsed except The Troubles.

Was Electric Co. a false report?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: macfoley on April 28, 2015, 08:48:39 AM
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Okay so in summary, so far this is what people have heard U2 rehearsing up until now..

Every Breaking Wave (Full band and Acoustically with Strings)
Ordinary Love
Beautiful Day
With Or Without You (Rumoured String Section)
City Of Blinding Lights
Pride
Magnificent
Bad
Real Thing (ZOO TV Version)
Mysterious Ways
Raised By Wolves
Until The End Of The World
Where The Streets Have No Name
Invisible
Elevation
The Miracle
Vertigo
Desire (Electric Version)
I Will Follow
Sunday Bloody Sunday

That's 20 songs, I've missed some songs from SOI because they haven't been mentioned specifically but apparently most of them have been rehearsed except The Troubles.

No real surprises there. Fist full of hits. Hopefully as the weeks go by, there will be the surprises.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 28, 2015, 09:00:44 AM
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No real surprises there. Fist full of hits. Hopefully as the weeks go by, there will be the surprises.

The reliable source reporting this says there were other big surprises but he's not divulging them yet.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: macfoley on April 28, 2015, 09:02:58 AM
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No real surprises there. Fist full of hits. Hopefully as the weeks go by, there will be the surprises.

The reliable source reporting this says there were other big surprises but he's not divulging them yet.

Ah! Right on!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on April 28, 2015, 10:10:20 AM
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The one thing nobody is focusing on is the name of the tour, The Innocence & Experience Tour.
I predict that we are going to get some new material each night & perhaps it will be released in it's live form.
10-12 new tracks could then be amalgamated to form the new album.
It's only a theory.

A long shot but would be interesting. It is very possible they might play songs form SOE but I wouldn't think they would make an album out of it of the live tracks.

I think if they play new material live first, it will really bring the best out of it. On previous tours songs have come alive during shows (Bad, NY) so it will be interesting to see if this makes a difference.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: u2beez on April 28, 2015, 11:21:57 AM
Word on the street is all of the shows will be released on a schedule with nugs.net to download in mp3, flac, flac hd, alac and alac hd like pearl jam and springsteen.  The same place where this rumor came from is the same one who had spilled the springsteen agreement with nugs.  So take it for what it's worth.  Nugs apparently had to move into a bigger facility to accomodate the demand for the springsteen series so they can more than handle the load probably.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: maxq10 on April 28, 2015, 01:06:23 PM
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Word on the street is all of the shows will be released on a schedule with nugs.net to download in mp3, flac, flac hd, alac and alac hd like pearl jam and springsteen.  The same place where this rumor came from is the same one who had spilled the springsteen agreement with nugs.  So take it for what it's worth.  Nugs apparently had to move into a bigger facility to accomodate the demand for the springsteen series so they can more than handle the load probably.

If true, this is tremendous news. But I'll believe it when I see it.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: u2roolz on April 28, 2015, 01:17:02 PM
I heard that they're having Matthew McConaughey play the bongos nude and singing background vocals during the chorus to Mysterious Ways.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Beckertime on April 28, 2015, 02:42:30 PM
Daddy likey...
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markreed on April 28, 2015, 02:45:52 PM
I *love* the fact the stage and setlist is in secrecy. Even though we made the trip to Barcelona to get the first night of 360 in the flesh, the setlist and staging was generally very well known before the first show. By rehearsing indoors, under lock and key, I get the impression the first we will see of the show is when the first people walk into the first show.
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Post by: Chrisedge on April 28, 2015, 03:05:03 PM
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Word on the street is all of the shows will be released on a schedule with nugs.net to download in mp3, flac, flac hd, alac and alac hd like pearl jam and springsteen.  The same place where this rumor came from is the same one who had spilled the springsteen agreement with nugs.  So take it for what it's worth.  Nugs apparently had to move into a bigger facility to accomodate the demand for the springsteen series so they can more than handle the load probably.

This would be the best spoiler news of all.
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Post by: NalesRomatti on April 28, 2015, 03:15:32 PM
Just picked this up from interfernce forum:


-Running Standstill full band with Edge only guitar. Full guitar climax and Bono doing Full voice halleluja's-

Same person also mentions: Playboy Mansion

BS or not? Hope not...,


Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markreed on April 28, 2015, 03:20:56 PM
If they're on tour to 2017, I can see a 20th anniversary Pop reissue hitting towards the end of the tour, and a lot of Pop songs coming back.
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Post by: Smithy on April 28, 2015, 03:45:39 PM
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Okay so in summary, so far this is what people have heard U2 rehearsing up until now..

Every Breaking Wave (Full band and Acoustically with Strings)
Ordinary Love
Beautiful Day
With Or Without You (Rumoured String Section)
City Of Blinding Lights
Pride
Magnificent
Bad
Real Thing (ZOO TV Version)
Mysterious Ways
Raised By Wolves
Until The End Of The World
Where The Streets Have No Name
Invisible
Elevation
The Miracle
Vertigo
Desire (Electric Version)
I Will Follow
Sunday Bloody Sunday

That's 20 songs, I've missed some songs from SOI because they haven't been mentioned specifically but apparently most of them have been rehearsed except The Troubles.

Was Electric Co. a false report?

No it wasnt, my mistake! :P
I've added it to the list
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Post by: J_Rock321 on April 28, 2015, 03:48:00 PM
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If they're on tour to 2017, I can see a 20th anniversary Pop reissue hitting towards the end of the tour, and a lot of Pop songs coming back.
like 360?
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 28, 2015, 03:58:41 PM
Well the source is reputable so... wow.

Some stuff gets rehearsed early on that doesn't make it to the final sets of course but I'll be *ecstatic* if RTSS makes it and.... very very surprised if The Playboy Mansion or One Step Closer does.
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Post by: Smithy on April 28, 2015, 04:00:54 PM
Also, has anyone heard any news on One being rehearsed yet? Seems like an odd omission considering the other songs they have practiced.
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Post by: dghickey on April 28, 2015, 04:23:57 PM
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Also, has anyone heard any news on One being rehearsed yet? Seems like an odd omission considering the other songs they have practiced.


Without Bono being able to play guitar he refuses to let that song be played  ;)

In all seriousness though, any word on if he'll be able to play at least some guitar this time around?
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Post by: Parsons on April 28, 2015, 04:59:45 PM
Not sure I'm believing these reports very few songs from Innocence are mentioned and those are the songs that need rehearsal not Pride , Sunday , Bad  (etc ) they could play those songs with their eyes closed.

Where's  Volcano, CALIFORNIA  ,SFS, Cederwood, Iris ?
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Post by: Waffles on April 28, 2015, 05:21:28 PM
From U2place, Italian fan site

"- 'The Troubles' - the last vestige of 'Songs of Innocence' seems to have been proven with a video where there is Lykke Li, sub item in the song, as the structure of live reminiscent of 'Satellive of Love' with Lou Reed during the Zoo TV Tour;

We look forward to new updates in the coming hours
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 28, 2015, 05:24:27 PM
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Not sure I'm believing these reports very few songs from Innocence are mentioned and those are the songs that need rehearsal not Pride , Sunday , Bad  (etc ) they could play those songs with their eyes closed.

Where's  Volcano, CALIFORNIA  ,SFS, Cederwood, Iris ?

All there actually; the scattered reports have talked about them playing most of the new tracks but are mostly focused on 'new' things now. But we know they rehearse the war-horses consistently every tour too.

I imagine we'll get a clearer idea of things when we get a bit closer in time and they move arenas; then a lot more fans will be there and we'll have a good idea of the running order at least a few days in advance. (The final set is usually in place by two days beforehand)
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Post by: miryclay on April 28, 2015, 06:39:01 PM
I hope they have a chance to kill some horses by then. Strings are great but please no more Pride, One and IWF. Play new stuff please.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 28, 2015, 06:45:05 PM
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I hope they have a chance to kill some horses by then. Strings are great but please no more Pride, One and IWF. Play new stuff please.

Well Pride sat out 2010 and most of 2011, and IWF sat out all of 2009. Not impossible either goes again but I would rather see other war horses retired that haven't had a break on 360 - notably ISHFWILF and SBS.
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Post by: Thunder Peel on April 28, 2015, 06:59:39 PM
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If they're on tour to 2017, I can see a 20th anniversary Pop reissue hitting towards the end of the tour, and a lot of Pop songs coming back.

That would be insanely awesome.
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Post by: Achtung_Dublin on April 28, 2015, 07:09:15 PM
Does anyone think that what shows up on that big screen that they supposedly have will change each night? Maybe different clips/videos will be playing before, after, and maybe even during songs. Clips that go with the innocence or experience theme, respectively?
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 28, 2015, 09:52:22 PM
Playboy Mansion and One Step Closer

Both please.
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Post by: So Cruel on April 28, 2015, 10:10:38 PM
Drove by the Coliseum an hour ago on the way home with wife and daughter. Pulled in but couldn't hear anything. My 4 year old asked what we were doing and my wife said Daddy wants to hear his favorite Rock n Roll band. As we left my daughter said let's come back next time and I'll bring my maraca's.
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 28, 2015, 10:12:31 PM
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Drove by the Coliseum an hour ago on the way home with wife and daughter. Pulled in but couldn't hear anything. My 4 year old asked what we were doing and my wife said Daddy wants to hear his favorite Rock n Roll band. As we left my daughter said let's come back next time and I'll bring my maraca's.

I just love the stories from the next generation of U2 fans. There's plenty from my kids too. Enjoy! 
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Post by: braxhunt on April 28, 2015, 10:14:25 PM
I might be in the minority on this one, but I really want them to bring BTBS back. I know it was an old warhorse, but it (to me) was almost as much a highlight as Streets. I also liked how it evolved from tour to tour. I was glad that it took a rest, but I want it back.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 28, 2015, 10:21:15 PM
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I might be in the minority on this one, but I really want them to bring BTBS back. I know it was an old warhorse, but it (to me) was almost as much a highlight as Streets. I also liked how it evolved from tour to tour. I was glad that it took a rest, but I want it back.

Oh I totally agree on all counts; glad it rested but glad it sounds like it's back! It's a monster of a song in the best way. And if it brings RTSS back with it, all the better.
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Post by: Waffles on April 28, 2015, 10:23:11 PM
The band is using a never technology known as a V THRU screen. Nine inch nails used this screen on their last tour tour in 2013. It's double sided and is pretty transparent visually. It looks like the Miracle screen and is reminiscent of Popmart
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Post by: Boom Cha! on April 28, 2015, 10:32:55 PM
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Playboy Mansion and One Step Closer

Both please.

Yes! I think it'd be so crazy of them to virtually ignore Pop for the past two tours and then decide to play The Playboy Mansion, of all tracks. I would love it though. And One Step Closer is my favorite Bomb track, I'm just not sure how well it would transfer live.
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Post by: tom_b1807 on April 28, 2015, 10:56:04 PM
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Not sure I'm believing these reports very few songs from Innocence are mentioned and those are the songs that need rehearsal not Pride , Sunday , Bad  (etc ) they could play those songs with their eyes closed.

Where's  Volcano, CALIFORNIA  ,SFS, Cederwood, Iris ?

The new songs might not need rehearsing as much, they've just recorded them in studio! I agree that the classics you mentioned don't really need rehearsing but maybe they're just taking now chances!
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Post by: trevgreg on April 28, 2015, 10:56:48 PM
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The band is using a never technology known as a V THRU screen. Nine inch nails used this screen on their last tour tour in 2013. It's double sided and is pretty transparent visually. It looks like the Miracle screen and is reminiscent of Popmart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr-KT6HtHZ8

If it were for the whole stage, it wouldn't leave much for fan interaction. But maybe it won't focus on the whole band at once or maybe I'm just not familiar enough with the concept?
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 28, 2015, 11:22:45 PM
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The band is using a never technology known as a V THRU screen. Nine inch nails used this screen on their last tour tour in 2013. It's double sided and is pretty transparent visually. It looks like the Miracle screen and is reminiscent of Popmart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr-KT6HtHZ8

If it were for the whole stage, it wouldn't leave much for fan interaction. But maybe it won't focus on the whole band at once or maybe I'm just not familiar enough with the concept?

I'm gonna guess it'll be over the band along the entire length of the stage.
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Post by: WTSHNN on April 28, 2015, 11:28:14 PM
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The band is using a never technology known as a V THRU screen. Nine inch nails used this screen on their last tour tour in 2013. It's double sided and is pretty transparent visually. It looks like the Miracle screen and is reminiscent of Popmart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr-KT6HtHZ8

If it were for the whole stage, it wouldn't leave much for fan interaction. But maybe it won't focus on the whole band at once or maybe I'm just not familiar enough with the concept?

Scroll around this video...esp around the 23 min mark.
http://youtu.be/LBC3NXnN8y4

I am not surprised if U2 use this technology on this tour. Seems to fit in with the theatrical elements we have come to expect from them.

The screens are lightweight enough to easily raise and lower throughout the show. It seems like this screen is a mix of the Vertigo ping-pong balls and the 360 expanding screen. We already know that U2 isn't opposed to playing inside of an encircling screen (see Zooropa on 360) so this could work.

Whatever they have in store for us will all be revealed in 2 weeks.
-Tim
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Post by: Waffles on April 29, 2015, 12:11:32 AM
If anything, it will only cover the band for a few songs, and will be used as a regular screen for most of the set. If the rumors about above the exact lighting from invisble being used on this tour are true, the visual aspect with the screen will be amazing. Never saw the vertigo indoor tour, but was the screen anything like this live?
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Post by: Peter Parker on April 29, 2015, 02:18:06 AM
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The band is using a never technology known as a V THRU screen. Nine inch nails used this screen on their last tour tour in 2013. It's double sided and is pretty transparent visually. It looks like the Miracle screen and is reminiscent of Popmart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr-KT6HtHZ8

If it were for the whole stage, it wouldn't leave much for fan interaction. But maybe it won't focus on the whole band at once or maybe I'm just not familiar enough with the concept?

Scroll around this video...esp around the 23 min mark.
http://youtu.be/LBC3NXnN8y4

I am not surprised if U2 use this technology on this tour. Seems to fit in with the theatrical elements we have come to expect from them.

The screens are lightweight enough to easily raise and lower throughout the show. It seems like this screen is a mix of the Vertigo ping-pong balls and the 360 expanding screen. We already know that U2 isn't opposed to playing inside of an encircling screen (see Zooropa on 360) so this could work.

Whatever they have in store for us will all be revealed in 2 weeks.
-Tim

I dont like it at all. I want it stripped down and I wanna see he band not just a lot of blinking lights that gives me brain damages!
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Post by: Fastcars12 on April 29, 2015, 04:31:26 AM


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Just picked this up from interfernce forum:


-Running Standstill full band with Edge only guitar. Full guitar climax and Bono doing Full voice halleluja's-


Please let this be true.
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Post by: trevgreg on April 29, 2015, 05:24:44 AM
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Scroll around this video...esp around the 23 min mark.
http://youtu.be/LBC3NXnN8y4

I am not surprised if U2 use this technology on this tour. Seems to fit in with the theatrical elements we have come to expect from them.

The screens are lightweight enough to easily raise and lower throughout the show. It seems like this screen is a mix of the Vertigo ping-pong balls and the 360 expanding screen. We already know that U2 isn't opposed to playing inside of an encircling screen (see Zooropa on 360) so this could work.

Whatever they have in store for us will all be revealed in 2 weeks.
-Tim

Thanks for that. Like others said, if it is indeed used, it should add something to the show.

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I dont like it at all. I want it stripped down and I wanna see he band not just a lot of blinking lights that gives me brain damages!

I doubt it'll go that far, but I hope it doesn't dominate the show either. If it would, then I'm sure someone would let them know about it.
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Post by: Volcanogirl on April 29, 2015, 05:27:21 AM
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Just picked this up from interfernce forum:


-Running Standstill full band with Edge only guitar. Full guitar climax and Bono doing Full voice halleluja's-


Please let this be true.

If that's true: awesome !
 ;D
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Post by: boom boom on April 29, 2015, 05:44:42 AM
Well doesn't look like there is going to be much rare/deep cuts on this tour.  Out of that list of all the songs rehearsed so far other than the new songs it is just a rehash of 360 and they brought back bullet and RTSS which they seem to play every other tour.  Other than that it is just One step and Playboy Mansion which out of all the songs they have in their catalog they come up with these two?  I don't care if they flog the hits but I'm just saying if we are only going to get 2 deep cuts, I would rather hear something else.  Where is the talked about Acrobat, surrender, two hearts which most of us would rather hear.  Also they continue to ignore side 2 of one of their most iconic albums the Joshua Tree. 
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Post by: jfsolnet on April 29, 2015, 06:26:52 AM
There's audio of U2 reportedly rehearsing Bullet the Blue Sky (including Edge's solo and an Elevation tour style breakdown) and One Step Closer. It definitely sounds like the real deal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HuaKcu5nYRI
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Post by: Swan269 on April 29, 2015, 07:23:50 AM
after Bullet had tour off, I think its great to bring it back.  One step closer is a good lullaby, I would look forward to a live listen.  They teased us with Drowning Man so who really knows if they will play this in concert.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 29, 2015, 08:02:01 AM
Awesome to hear that audio. I am SO pumped for a recharged BTBS.

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Well doesn't look like there is going to be much rare/deep cuts on this tour.  Out of that list of all the songs rehearsed so far other than the new songs it is just a rehash of 360 and they brought back bullet and RTSS which they seem to play every other tour.  Other than that it is just One step and Playboy Mansion which out of all the songs they have in their catalog they come up with these two?  I don't care if they flog the hits but I'm just saying if we are only going to get 2 deep cuts, I would rather hear something else.  Where is the talked about Acrobat, surrender, two hearts which most of us would rather hear.  Also they continue to ignore side 2 of one of their most iconic albums the Joshua Tree.

So basically, two songs that have never been played before and RTSS which has been played exactly once, for half a tour, since 1993, and The Electric Co which similarly has only popped up once since the 80s, don't count as 'deep cuts' because you don't actually like them? And you're assuming that that's it for deep cuts even though we're still more than two weeks away from the tour and not at anything close to a final set?
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Post by: Waffles on April 29, 2015, 08:08:40 AM
Around 5:30, it sounds like he says he can't do it. Makes me wonder whether he's actibg or he is pi**ed
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Post by: u2CanHappenToAnyone on April 29, 2015, 09:31:10 AM
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Around 5:30, it sounds like he says he can't do it. Makes me wonder whether he's actibg or he is pi**ed

5:30 is still part of the song rehearsal, with new lyrics from Bono, in other words, still part of the new 'story' in the song.

6:30 is where he seems to say 'sh** this is hard. f***' (as in working out this new section is hard, not quite there yet)

that's what I hear anyway!
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 29, 2015, 10:22:23 AM
I feel like the reintroduction of Bullet will be used in some form to coincide with the whole Ferguson deal, as well with the recent events going down in Baltimore. Remember that with the Elevation tour, much of the imagery used during Bullet was related to gun violence.

Also, listening to the audio of Bullet, my god just from this alone it sounds so recharged. Like it sounds more energetic and Bono just gives off a sense of RAGE during the ending section of it. Holy hell if that's what the song is going to be like live again, please please play it guys. If you can play all the songs that passionately, the crowd will eat it up.  :)
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Post by: Smithy on April 29, 2015, 10:52:52 AM
Guys i think ive found something very interesting. At the end of that youtube clip it sounds as if Bono is conversing with a pre-recorded clip of him speaking. Listen carefully, you can hear "I've met Presidents, Corporations!". The reason i think this is because he is talking over himself and certain points which is where i first noticed it. This could be what Bono was talking about when he mentioned playing on the idea of Innocence and Experience.

*I can even hear him jokingly ask himself at one point, "Do you like the new album?" and he replies, "Its okay, i guess". Hahaha
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 29, 2015, 10:56:31 AM
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Guys i think ive found something very interesting. At the end of that youtube clip it sounds as if Bono is conversing with a pre-recorded clip of him speaking. Listen carefully, you can hear "I've met Presidents, Corporations!". The reason i think this is because he is talking over himself and certain points which is where i first noticed it. This could be what Bono was talking about when he mentioned playing on the idea of Innocence and Experience.

That actually sounds like a really cool idea if they do it. I'd be up for this.
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Post by: Smithy on April 29, 2015, 11:00:48 AM
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Guys i think ive found something very interesting. At the end of that youtube clip it sounds as if Bono is conversing with a pre-recorded clip of him speaking. Listen carefully, you can hear "I've met Presidents, Corporations!". The reason i think this is because he is talking over himself and certain points which is where i first noticed it. This could be what Bono was talking about when he mentioned playing on the idea of Innocence and Experience.

That actually sounds like a really cool idea if they do it. I'd be up for this.

I remember him mentioning in an interview that he wanted to do something along on the lines of talking to himself, throughout the concert.
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Post by: Smithy on April 29, 2015, 11:03:43 AM
At the start he goes "Do i know you?" and the recorded clip replies "It's me?"
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Post by: ecadad on April 29, 2015, 11:04:53 AM
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Guys i think ive found something very interesting. At the end of that youtube clip it sounds as if Bono is conversing with a pre-recorded clip of him speaking. Listen carefully, you can hear "I've met Presidents, Corporations!". The reason i think this is because he is talking over himself and certain points which is where i first noticed it. This could be what Bono was talking about when he mentioned playing on the idea of Innocence and Experience.

That actually sounds like a really cool idea if they do it. I'd be up for this.

I remember him mentioning in an interview that he wanted to do something along on the lines of talking to himself, throughout the concert.

What if they had holograms of themselves when they were younger, and they interacted with these younger versions of themselves throughout the show? Maybe even do some songs together. Discussed what became of them. They could do holograms of themselves from a different eras, bring out Boy era Bono and then have Rattle & Hum U2 for a song. I think that could be awesome... of course, it'd be much easier to do this just with video screens... but holograms would be cooler. Just an idea I've been kicking around about the tour for a while.
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Post by: Pocket Merlin on April 29, 2015, 11:10:26 AM
Can anyone tell what he's saying during his monologue during "Bullet The Blue Sky"?
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Post by: paddyattitude on April 29, 2015, 11:13:15 AM
yeah the young Bono talking to the old one. i reckon we're gonna get it.
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Post by: Smithy on April 29, 2015, 11:17:50 AM
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Guys i think ive found something very interesting. At the end of that youtube clip it sounds as if Bono is conversing with a pre-recorded clip of him speaking. Listen carefully, you can hear "I've met Presidents, Corporations!". The reason i think this is because he is talking over himself and certain points which is where i first noticed it. This could be what Bono was talking about when he mentioned playing on the idea of Innocence and Experience.

That actually sounds like a really cool idea if they do it. I'd be up for this.

I remember him mentioning in an interview that he wanted to do something along on the lines of talking to himself, throughout the concert.

What if they had holograms of themselves when they were younger, and they interacted with these younger versions of themselves throughout the show? Maybe even do some songs together. Discussed what became of them. They could do holograms of themselves from a different eras, bring out Boy era Bono and then have Rattle & Hum U2 for a song. I think that could be awesome... of course, it'd be much easier to do this just with video screens... but holograms would be cooler. Just an idea I've been kicking around about the tour for a while.

Sounds like something they would do for their last tour :-\
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Post by: meximofo on April 29, 2015, 11:19:13 AM
Suddenly I Threw A Brick acquires a new meaning
I was talking
I was talking to myself
Somebody else
Talk talk talking
I couldn't hear a word
A word you said
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Post by: ecadad on April 29, 2015, 11:20:46 AM
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Guys i think ive found something very interesting. At the end of that youtube clip it sounds as if Bono is conversing with a pre-recorded clip of him speaking. Listen carefully, you can hear "I've met Presidents, Corporations!". The reason i think this is because he is talking over himself and certain points which is where i first noticed it. This could be what Bono was talking about when he mentioned playing on the idea of Innocence and Experience.

That actually sounds like a really cool idea if they do it. I'd be up for this.

I remember him mentioning in an interview that he wanted to do something along on the lines of talking to himself, throughout the concert.

What if they had holograms of themselves when they were younger, and they interacted with these younger versions of themselves throughout the show? Maybe even do some songs together. Discussed what became of them. They could do holograms of themselves from a different eras, bring out Boy era Bono and then have Rattle & Hum U2 for a song. I think that could be awesome... of course, it'd be much easier to do this just with video screens... but holograms would be cooler. Just an idea I've been kicking around about the tour for a while.

Sounds like something they would do for their last tour :-\

But it fits with the idea of Innocence + Experience so well. I would bet they're doing this or something similar.
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Post by: WTSHNN on April 29, 2015, 11:31:25 AM
Nothing says you're still relevant like performing/interacting alongside your former (virtual) self...

If they do that the critics will scream it's the nostalgia tour and that the end is near.

I know it embodies the Innocence/Experience idea but still.

-Tim
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Post by: ecadad on April 29, 2015, 11:35:48 AM
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...If they do that the critics will scream it's the nostalgia tour and that the end is near.  I know it embodies the Innocence/Experience idea but still.

-Tim

True, but maybe the end is near. The album is already pretty nostalgic, being about their childhoods.
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Post by: lorijane on April 29, 2015, 11:42:42 AM
This reminds me of one of their DVDs, Sydney maybe, where at the end of I think Streets, they show film of younger U2 walking along a path, and film Bono turns and waves, and current Bono waves back. I've always liked that part.
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Post by: WTSHNN on April 29, 2015, 11:44:32 AM
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This reminds me of one of their DVDs, Sydney maybe, where at the end of I think Streets, they show film of younger U2 walking along a path, and film Bono turns and waves, and current Bono waves back. I've always liked that part.

Yup, during Streets on the Sydney DVD. It's a video of Bono walking around near the Joshua Tree. He even yells out "hey you!"

-Tim
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Post by: paddyattitude on April 29, 2015, 12:38:44 PM
he would usually scream: Hey you! I remember you!
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Post by: lorijane on April 29, 2015, 12:46:12 PM
That didn't seem cheesy to me. :) I don't think I would like current Bono singing with baby Bono, like Natalie and Nat King Cole, but I think acknowledging the passage of time is kinda sweet.
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Post by: boom boom on April 29, 2015, 12:47:26 PM
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Awesome to hear that audio. I am SO pumped for a recharged BTBS.

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Well doesn't look like there is going to be much rare/deep cuts on this tour.  Out of that list of all the songs rehearsed so far other than the new songs it is just a rehash of 360 and they brought back bullet and RTSS which they seem to play every other tour.  Other than that it is just One step and Playboy Mansion which out of all the songs they have in their catalog they come up with these two?  I don't care if they flog the hits but I'm just saying if we are only going to get 2 deep cuts, I would rather hear something else.  Where is the talked about Acrobat, surrender, two hearts which most of us would rather hear.  Also they continue to ignore side 2 of one of their most iconic albums the Joshua Tree.

So basically, two songs that have never been played before and RTSS which has been played exactly once, for half a tour, since 1993, and The Electric Co which similarly has only popped up once since the 80s, don't count as 'deep cuts' because you don't actually like them? And you're assuming that that's it for deep cuts even though we're still more than two weeks away from the tour and not at anything close to a final set?
No, it is not that I don't like them but they have been played just 2 tours ago on the Vertigo tour, so I don't consider it a deep cut.  Bullet was also played on the elevation tour.  And before that bullel and rtss were played on JT tour, then bullet was played on Zoo tv, Popmart all tours I've seen.  For me, at least maybe not for everyone a deep cut at this stage in U2's career is a song that U2 have never played before live or not since it was played on the oringinal tour.  And I'm not talking a one off like ASOH at Slane or One Tree when they played New Zealand.  I still consider those songs to be deep cuts.  I would consider other deep cuts to be songs like: Surrender, Two Hearts, Acrobat, God part 2, Hawkmoon all songs not played since its originating tour or used sparingly.  Again that is just for me.  the only 2 deep cuts they have rehearsed that fall in this category are OSC and Playboy Mansion.
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Post by: Saint1322 on April 29, 2015, 12:56:50 PM
Really, really not excited about Bullet making a return. Dirty Day in that slot maybe?
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Post by: ecadad on April 29, 2015, 12:58:48 PM
"Bullet" sounds pretty great, it gives Bono a chance to be political. (I'm also being selfish, it was one of the first songs I learned on guitar and would love to see it live for the first time).
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Post by: BreckBoy on April 29, 2015, 01:00:14 PM
Roger Waters played Mother with a younger version of himself on screen behind him on his last tour.
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Post by: soloyan on April 29, 2015, 01:03:48 PM
I like to hear Bullet back with the original guitar solo... It's not as much of a surprise as if it was... Exit, in that "mood".
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Post by: nsauer980 on April 29, 2015, 01:07:08 PM
I wonder if Bono will change the lyric from "Michael Jackson history" to "Michael Jackson is history"
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Post by: Volcanogirl on April 29, 2015, 01:14:24 PM
Hmmm............. exiting to hear all your thoughts about it.

I don't mind Bullet at all. Can't figure out what he is saying.
It will be funny to see Bono talking to Mc Physto ..................
Holograms? Wow ........... that would be like Bono Skywalker will ring his former and younger self.
 :)


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Post by: ecadad on April 29, 2015, 01:22:17 PM
Just a note after listening to the Bullet rehearsal: Bono's hitting those high notes in "woo oo" during the chorus. Chills.
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Post by: Volcanogirl on April 29, 2015, 01:26:48 PM
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Just a note after listening to the Bullet rehearsal: Bono's hitting those high notes in "woo oo" during the chorus. Chills.

Yes ! he will be fine and his voice can handle it.
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Post by: Saint1322 on April 29, 2015, 01:27:54 PM
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I wonder if Bono will change the lyric from "Michael Jackson history" to "Michael Jackson is history"

Too callous. Michael Jackson MADE history.
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Post by: ecadad on April 29, 2015, 01:37:17 PM
I could make this out from the end of the video (at least, it's what it sounds like to me):

Anyone else figured any of it out? B1 is current Bono, B2 seems to be young Bono.

B1: Hello, umm, hello?
B2: Hello
B1: Umm
B1: Don't I know you?
B2: Yes, it's me. (can't understand)
B1: What else have you got got? I was in an accident, you know what I'm saying? (can't understand) what do you want?
B2: (can't understand)
B1: What do you want?
B2: Yes, (can't understand)I've met presidents, corporations.
B1: Oh yea, all kinds of people
B2: (Can't understand)
B2: (Singing, "thank you for the music")
B1: Do you like the new album?
B2: It's ok, ok. (Something about hits)
B1: Maybe (can't understand) not so strange (can't understand) but you know what? (can't understand)
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Post by: Basskid on April 29, 2015, 02:09:14 PM
Do you think it's possible that Bono is talking to Macphisto in that conversation at the end? At the very least that would be a very cool concept.   
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Post by: markreed on April 29, 2015, 02:21:29 PM
"Deep Cuts" aren't songs like Bullet, which was played at near enough EVERY show the band did between 1987-2007.

It staggers me the band *don't* change the set more. It must get boring playing the same 22 songs in 90% the same order for 6 months in a row. If they've worked up Party Girl, Electrical Storm, Every Breaking Wave, Mothers Of The Disappeared, One Tree Hill, Love Rescue Me, Out Of Control, Your Blue Room, Discotheque, Desire, Windows In The Skies, etc., and played each one less than 10 times in the past decade... why not play them more often? Great as the warhorses are, we don't need to hear the same songs in the same order four tours running - Sunday, Streets, One, Pride, With or Without You have been in the last half of U2's set for the past 15 years, and three tours, and I hope they shake it uo. After all, wouldn't it be good if say, songs 8 and 9 were the medley of Lemon/With Or Without You, and the 'acoustic' set being say, the encore instead of always being at the 45-58 minute section (as it has been on every tour for the past twenty five years)?

Oh, and Bono interacting witha  hologram of himself? Potential cringe factor is 100%
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Post by: miami on April 29, 2015, 02:23:53 PM
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I like to hear Bullet back with the original guitar solo... It's not as much of a surprise as if it was... Exit, in that "mood".

I was surprised no-one mentioned this earlier. It's mainly the Joshua tree tour version of bullet, which hasn't been heard in 25 years! It's one of my favourite versions, along with the zoo tv version. The edge's slide solo is perfect for the mood of the song. It'll do very nicely indeed. The idea of Bono talking to his younger self is a great idea too and should work wonderfully. With this return of a jt/rattle and hum style tune, can we maybe expect a deeper cut from that era.... Like heartland maybe? It could be the jaw-dropper the 'source' is referring to. Maybe, maybe not.

One step closer sounds great and I'm not surprised. It was one of my favourite off bomb and I always thought it would sound better in it's live form.

Btw, does anyone else feel a tad guilty listening to these rehearsals? With all the effort the band are making to surprise the audience by keeping things so tightly under wraps, it feels like we're almost cheating on them with these almost daily 'spoilers'. Every time I read 'new spoiler', my finger can't resist clicking on the link. I bet the band are cursing the internet right now!  ;D

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Post by: miami on April 29, 2015, 03:08:49 PM
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The band is using a never technology known as a V THRU screen. Nine inch nails used this screen on their last tour tour in 2013. It's double sided and is pretty transparent visually. It looks like the Miracle screen and is reminiscent of Popmart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr-KT6HtHZ8

If it were for the whole stage, it wouldn't leave much for fan interaction. But maybe it won't focus on the whole band at once or maybe I'm just not familiar enough with the concept?

Scroll around this video...esp around the 23 min mark.
http://youtu.be/LBC3NXnN8y4

I am not surprised if U2 use this technology on this tour. Seems to fit in with the theatrical elements we have come to expect from them.

The screens are lightweight enough to easily raise and lower throughout the show. It seems like this screen is a mix of the Vertigo ping-pong balls and the 360 expanding screen. We already know that U2 isn't opposed to playing inside of an encircling screen (see Zooropa on 360) so this could work.

Whatever they have in store for us will all be revealed in 2 weeks.
-Tim


Very impressive, i think it works really well and there are undoubtedly many interesting possibilities if the band are using something like this. It's like a more modern version of the popmart screen.

One thing though; U2 are usually the rock pioneers of this type of technology. It would seem strange U2 emulating another band using the exact same format.

I can definitely see it working and I'm sure U2 and the production crew would come up with their own original take on the concept.
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Post by: Waffles on April 29, 2015, 04:17:54 PM
I think macphisto is back!!!!!!!! The double sided screen would be most effective in front row GA where seizing the screen is usually a pain
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Post by: Pocket Merlin on April 29, 2015, 04:36:25 PM
I would love to see a Bono-talking-to-himself thing. I hope it's not MacPhisto though.
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Post by: Basskid on April 29, 2015, 05:07:43 PM
Waffles, is this based off of anything official or just from listening to the clip?  Because i certainly wasn't sure but there were a few things that sounded like something Macphisto would say. 
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Post by: miryclay on April 29, 2015, 05:36:26 PM
That audio couldn't have been recorded outdoors. Sounds too loud.
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Post by: miryclay on April 29, 2015, 05:42:21 PM
It is possible that Dave Evans could play the version of RTSS that he played with that chef guy and then Bono come in at the end.
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Post by: Thunder Peel on April 29, 2015, 05:44:26 PM
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That audio couldn't have been recorded outdoors. Sounds too loud.

I was wondering about that myself. It seems too loud and clear to be heard outside the arena.
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Post by: centralpark on April 29, 2015, 05:54:34 PM
What are the chances of playing something rare from Passengers, like Slug?
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Post by: Waffles on April 29, 2015, 06:17:04 PM
Not sure bass kid, didn't post the clip lol. Sure sounds like a macphisto though, by the way he's talking. Then again, it could be young Bono. I swear I head him say the word Dublin and 23 (possibly age????). Try listening on phone, it's much better. What if larry had a personality as a pimp named garry?
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I like to hear Bullet back with the original guitar solo... It's not as much of a surprise as if it was... Exit, in that "mood".

I was surprised no-one mentioned this earlier. It's mainly the Joshua tree tour version of bullet, which hasn't been heard in 25 years! It's one of my favourite versions, along with the zoo tv version. The edge's slide solo is perfect for the mood of the song. It'll do very nicely indeed. The idea of Bono talking to his younger self is a great idea too and should work wonderfully. With this return of a jt/rattle and hum style tune, can we maybe expect a deeper cut from that era.... Like heartland maybe? It could be the jaw-dropper the 'source' is referring to. Maybe, maybe not.

One step closer sounds great and I'm not surprised. It was one of my favourite off bomb and I always thought it would sound better in it's live form.

Btw, does anyone else feel a tad guilty listening to these rehearsals? With all the effort the band are making to surprise the audience by keeping things so tightly under wraps, it feels like we're almost cheating on them with these almost daily 'spoilers'. Every time I read 'new spoiler', my finger can't resist clicking on the link. I bet the band are cursing the internet right now!  ;D


Yes, glad to hear it return to the album arrangement.
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Post by: Mr. Red on April 29, 2015, 06:30:44 PM
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"Deep Cuts" aren't songs like Bullet, which was played at near enough EVERY show the band did between 1987-2007.

It staggers me the band *don't* change the set more. It must get boring playing the same 22 songs in 90% the same order for 6 months in a row. If they've worked up Party Girl, Electrical Storm, Every Breaking Wave, Mothers Of The Disappeared, One Tree Hill, Love Rescue Me, Out Of Control, Your Blue Room, Discotheque, Desire, Windows In The Skies, etc., and played each one less than 10 times in the past decade... why not play them more often? Great as the warhorses are, we don't need to hear the same songs in the same order four tours running - Sunday, Streets, One, Pride, With or Without You have been in the last half of U2's set for the past 15 years, and three tours, and I hope they shake it uo. After all, wouldn't it be good if say, songs 8 and 9 were the medley of Lemon/With Or Without You, and the 'acoustic' set being say, the encore instead of always being at the 45-58 minute section (as it has been on every tour for the past twenty five years)?

Oh, and Bono interacting witha  hologram of himself? Potential cringe factor is 100%

Very well said!! God help me.....I am so absolutely tired of the Bullet, Pride, Elevations, etc etc etc of the world. Great tunes but you have to do better than that. Nothing they can do will ever make those tunes fresh again because they have been played to death for the past 15 years. I hope and pray they really dramatically shake it up because if they don't, I may just bow out of the show after SOI tunes.
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Post by: Mr. Red on April 29, 2015, 06:32:35 PM

Very well said!! God help me.....I am so absolutely tired of the Bullet, Pride, Elevations, etc etc etc of the world. Great tunes but you have to do better than that. Nothing they can do will ever make those tunes fresh again because they have been played to death for the past 15 years. I hope and pray they really dramatically shake it up because if they don't, I may just bow out of the show after SOI tunes.

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Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 29, 2015, 06:54:49 PM
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That audio couldn't have been recorded outdoors. Sounds too loud.

It's not really clear how else this would be done though, given there are literally no rehearsals or performances of OSC to use.

As always with rehearsals, my rule is that if Axver at U2Gigs buys it, I buy it.

...Has anyone actually claimed Bullet as a deep cut?  Seems to me you can certainly make a case for, say, Electric Co or RTSS but certainly not Bullet. (Though they're more 'medium cuts'; certainly nobody could credibly dismiss them as common or tired or anything but they have been played relatively recently.)
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Post by: achtungx on April 29, 2015, 06:59:07 PM
I like the idea of holograms...maybe open the show with a young U2 doing Boy/Girl. :-)
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Post by: dghickey on April 29, 2015, 07:09:03 PM
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Also, listening to the audio of Bullet, my god just from this alone it sounds so recharged. Like it sounds more energetic and Bono just gives off a sense of RAGE during the ending section of it. Holy hell if that's what the song is going to be like live again, please please play it guys. If you can play all the songs that passionately, the crowd will eat it up.  :)

Fully agree. I honestly rolled my eyes when I heard Bullet being talked about for the tour. But the sound from that rehearsal is electric! Completely looking forward to it.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on April 29, 2015, 07:28:11 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/arts/music/u2s-flight-to-now-turbulence-included.html

really awesome stuff about the stage design. Interesting look for Bono
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Post by: Daniel94 on April 29, 2015, 07:34:24 PM
Bono's blonde
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Post by: TheU2Ken on April 29, 2015, 07:40:18 PM
yep. and also possible song titles for SOE. Red Flag Day and Instrument Flying. please let those change
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Post by: miryclay on April 29, 2015, 07:41:32 PM
They should bring back NUMB in honour of Bono's accident.
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Post by: Waffles on April 29, 2015, 07:46:40 PM
NOW I CAN FINALLY SAY IT!!!! WE WERE RIGHT AND BONZO IS A LIAR. THERE IS A CATWALK MEANING THERE IS A MAIN STAGE. THIS MEANS THE FLOOR IS DIVIDED INTO TWO JUST AS THE ARTICLE SAYS. WHICH MEANS SAN JOSE WAS RIGHT. WHICH MEANS IT WILL LOOK LIKE INVISIBLE VIDEO. YIPPEEEE
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Post by: lorijane on April 29, 2015, 07:52:25 PM
HBO documentary? Interesting! And I do think the "leaks" are from inside the arena and the band is okay with them.
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Post by: Waffles on April 29, 2015, 07:53:22 PM
On a downside which could have been predicted by anyone... "The initial idea was to work up two entirely different concerts, but U2 worried about leaving out staples or having fans think they’d gotten the second-best show. As of last week, it planned instead to have a relatively fixed first half and a varying second one — separated, for the first time on a U2 tour, by an intermission." I might be seeing the exact same concert 5 times...
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Post by: Stateless on April 29, 2015, 07:59:13 PM
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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/arts/music/u2s-flight-to-now-turbulence-included.html

really awesome stuff about the stage design. Interesting look for Bono

Thanks for posting that. Just read the whole thing and it was really well written and made me feel really great on what potentially is going to be an amazing tour.  I also like the fact, that for the first time in a while it was not a negative piece, nor did it take jabs and jokes at the band.   I also like how they said HBO was filming, so we have that to look forward to as well.

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Post by: AchtungPop on April 29, 2015, 08:01:01 PM
I wonder how much they'll vary the 2nd part of the set. I like the sound of the speakers being up on the ceiling pointing down.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on April 29, 2015, 08:01:06 PM
of course Bonzo was lying  :P

yea HBO doc excites me Lori!!!! I was surprised to see how much this article was allowed to say.

but yea that "staples" comment is very saddening. This has me worried about the tour
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Post by: AchtungPop on April 29, 2015, 08:02:13 PM
And the show itself being the innocence to experience, rather than a "Night 1 innocence, night 2 experience" thing.
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Post by: Waffles on April 29, 2015, 08:09:01 PM
Interesting idea to start the concert with a swinging light bulb. This changes my opinion whether invisible will open. What could work with a light bulb lol
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Post by: TheU2Ken on April 29, 2015, 08:11:45 PM
acrobat
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Post by: Canadanne on April 29, 2015, 08:15:09 PM
Wow, wasn't expecting that hair! Quite like it, though. And a highly exciting article too!
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Post by: meximofo on April 29, 2015, 08:16:05 PM
Temptative new songs: “Red Flag Day,” “Civilization” and “Instrument Flying”  :o
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Post by: Stateless on April 29, 2015, 08:18:16 PM
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I wonder how much they'll vary the 2nd part of the set. I like the sound of the speakers being up on the ceiling pointing down.

Yeah, I think the way they are doing the sound seems very interesting and one thing that I always wished someone would do is figure out a way to have better sound.  Looks like U2 are doing it! 
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Post by: Pocket Merlin on April 29, 2015, 08:21:27 PM
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Temptative new songs: “Red Flag Day,” “Civilization” and “Instrument Flying”  :o

Their songs usually have dumb working titles, don't they?
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Post by: MASTER YODA on April 29, 2015, 08:21:44 PM
Wait what's the light bulb thing?
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Post by: Waffles on April 29, 2015, 08:22:08 PM
Perhaps the light bulb is attached to that wheel mic...
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Post by: TheU2Ken on April 29, 2015, 08:22:15 PM
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Temptative new songs: “Red Flag Day,” “Civilization” and “Instrument Flying”  :o

Their songs usually have dumb working titles, don't they?
those better be working titles
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Post by: miryclay on April 29, 2015, 08:23:41 PM
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Interesting idea to start the concert with a swinging light bulb. This changes my opinion whether invisible will open. What could work with a light bulb lol
Invisible is thematically to 'late' to be an opener. It will presumably be at the end of the first set.

The first and second set ideas are great. If they split the war horses up into Night 1 & 2 that would be a great idea.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 29, 2015, 08:23:56 PM
Wow, lot of interesting stuff in there. Abandoning of the 2-set concept is the most obvious, though the replacement may actually be *better* for fans. The intermission is a BIG change - I wonder if this does mean a longer set overall?  Probably not but it just might and does show a willingness to shake things up. I also think people would be silly to read anything much into the staples remark.

Also, we get our first real hint of firm setlist placement; Raised By Wolves at the midpoint. (End of the first set?)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Basskid on April 29, 2015, 08:24:49 PM
If they do use the steering wheel mic as the lightbulb it could be Invisible to open.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: TheU2Ken on April 29, 2015, 08:25:10 PM
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Wow, lot of interesting stuff in there. Abandoning of the 2-set concept is the most obvious, though the replacement may actually be *better* for fans. The intermission is a BIG change - I wonder if this does mean a longer set overall?  Probably not but it just might and does show a willingness to shake things up.

Also, we get our first real hint of firm setlist placement; Raised By Wolves at the midpoint. (End of the first set?)
Yea I think this idea might actually work out. I'm glad they're going to shake things up for the 2nd set instead of the first.

I do like Raised by Wolves a lot at that placement
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: MASTER YODA on April 29, 2015, 08:25:15 PM
Yeah I'm sure they are working title. BRING ON MERCY!!!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miryclay on April 29, 2015, 08:25:48 PM
If those mobile recording studios hints are true than that would give credence to the nugs.net live download rumour.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 29, 2015, 08:27:57 PM
Miryclay, invisible is about the start of U2 . Being in a band and making music. It goes before songs of innocence, and would make a great intro.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 29, 2015, 08:30:00 PM
Insofar as this hints at anything as the opener, I'd say it's Cedarwood Road, given the comment about the lightbulb representing Bono being alone in his room at Cedarwood Road - and CR would be one of the songs that would make sense in that slot. (Much moreso, IMO, than Invisible, which as I've explained elsewhere I think is both very unlikely to be an opener and would be a terrible choice) But even that is pretty tenuous.

Mostly though, I'd say we can expect the bulk of the SoI songs and a bunch of dark songs in the 'first set', then the usual hit parade nearer the end mixed in with rarities.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Parsons on April 29, 2015, 08:32:05 PM
Nice to hear Bullet in its original format again sounds like 87/ 89 but I hope Bono's
shtick isn't that long.

One step closer is very poignant because of BONO's bike accident and the Airplane
scare it must have been very sobering for him.

Please no McPhisto leave him at the Zoo.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 29, 2015, 08:32:29 PM
I have the slightest feeling poor ticket sales resulting in odd numbered nights is the reason for this rethinking.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: TheU2Ken on April 29, 2015, 08:33:43 PM
the light bulb idea is pretty awesome
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: jlemire33 on April 29, 2015, 08:39:55 PM
The ticket sales details is encouraging and surprising. 98%??
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Parsons on April 29, 2015, 08:41:46 PM
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the light bulb idea is pretty awesome

I love it !
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 29, 2015, 08:44:01 PM
98%? I don't believe it. They're giving away hundreds of tickets to college students right now. They couldn't sell out two cities resulting in odd nights. And they can't finish off two nights in msg. Don't forget, many tickets that were bought are currently sitting on scalper market
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: lorijane on April 29, 2015, 08:46:11 PM
What about Ultraviolet as the opener? "Your love was a light bulb hanging over my bed"
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Parsons on April 29, 2015, 08:51:19 PM
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98%? I don't believe it. They're giving away hundreds of tickets to college students right now. They couldn't sell out two cities resulting in odd nights. And they can't finish off two nights in msg. Don't forget, many tickets that were bought are currently sitting on scalper market

Who cares they could afford it give em away they gave the album away so what's the difference.
Most likely this tour will make some new converts.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 29, 2015, 08:53:49 PM
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I have the slightest feeling poor ticket sales resulting in odd numbered nights is the reason for this rethinking.

I was thinking it might be the other way around; the rethinking of the format made them decide that they didn't just have to operate in pairs. It would be a little strange to rethink the whole tour because of a very small number of odd-numbered concerts. (Which would just have been LA and London,  I think?)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 29, 2015, 08:54:22 PM
My point wasn't about money issues but ticket sales not being as great as reported. But hey that's just my opinion
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: SlyDanner on April 29, 2015, 09:15:49 PM
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the light bulb idea is pretty awesome

I agree!  And now I think we're gonna get Iris to open.  Bono and mom are at the kitchen table... a conversation from long ago between mother and son... lightbulb dimly carving the scene from overhead... then it goes into Invisible and then who knows...
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Petejbridge on April 29, 2015, 09:26:10 PM
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acrobat
Yep.  If that's the case I'll have a permanent grin stuck on my face the rest of the night..
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 29, 2015, 09:27:31 PM
Considering the stage itself, the technology that was used was prominent on Nine Inch Nails' Tension tour for North America, and from watching numerous videos of it as well as from people who saw it live, we're in for a treat. Some of the effects which can be done using the tech made the visuals for their show nothing short of remarkable and just plain awe inspiring.

I honestly cannot wait for this to start now!  ;D
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: u2CanHappenToAnyone on April 29, 2015, 09:54:10 PM
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98%? I don't believe it. They're giving away hundreds of tickets to college students right now. They couldn't sell out two cities resulting in odd nights. And they can't finish off two nights in msg. Don't forget, many tickets that were bought are currently sitting on scalper market

I'm sorry but you may need to just decide to believe the 98% math from the New York Times instead of believing whatever math a blogger decides to blog about. And 'hundreds' of tickets to college kids, out of an overall 1.2 million tickets is hardly a reason to think there is some big problem. Many of the scalper tickets aren't actually tickets. Some are, but a good portion are just bait. I apologize for singling you out but I am just so weary of this argument on every thread. If you want to continue to believe that sales are a disaster that's fine, that's your right, but I'll take my cue from a revered and credible Jon Pareles any day.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: mdmomof7 on April 29, 2015, 10:05:37 PM
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the light bulb idea is pretty awesome

It is, but it's the #1 spoiler I wish I didn't know. That and the brilliantly simple (seemingly) sound system which solves all my issues with being close to the stage! ;)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: connorfin22 on April 29, 2015, 10:12:08 PM
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Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 29, 2015, 10:16:24 PM
Incidentally while I assume everyone did this a long time ago, we can now definitively dump that fake setlist that was going around.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Stateless on April 29, 2015, 10:21:42 PM
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The ticket sales details is encouraging and surprising. 98%??

According to the article, 98% of the tickets have been sold though, so I don't think that is why this change. I am sure they thought a Night 1/Night 2 thing was an idea, but as they added shows, you then had odd nights like in L.A. where there are 5 shows, you could not do a night 1/night 2 thing.  Those also were comments they made a while ago, a lot of things change, but I doubt ticket sales was the reason when 98% of the tickets have sold.  The tour will be a sell out, once word gets out and the marketing machine starts, they will be in the news again with positive press. 

I really think we will see some Late Night show appearances shortly, even before the tour starts.  They have plenty of time to do a 2 night thing.  I can see them being on the Letterman farewell shows as well.  Believe me, I think we are about to get a wave of news stories from everywhere in the next 2 weeks, especially knowing that the have the media at the arena and just today we got our first article about stuff.  There is more to come in that regard.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: So Cruel on April 29, 2015, 10:29:16 PM
Just got back from the Coliseum. Went down there with a friend and we were lucky enough to hear some songs. We were there for about 45 minutes before they ended. The one thing that shocked me a bit was how loud and how clear it was. We stood outside the front doors but were asked to leave a few times by security. Of course we didn't, we just walked a little further on down.

Here are the songs we heard.

One Step Closer - We got there pretty close to the end but it did sound really good.

City of Blinding Lights - Nothing really seemed to change, but Bono did speak some of the lyrics instead of sing. Maybe he was just saving his voice.

Where the Streets Have No Name - Sounded awesome. Bono was saying some sort of hymn at the beginning which gave me chills. Through the curtains we could see the arena was lit red. Bono didn't sing the full song. The second verse was just the music. Probably saving his voice again.

Ordinary Love - Not a fan of the song and it was at this point security was asking us to leave so not much to report on this one. We just walked further on down and they didn't keep bugging us.

The Troubles - I was very excited to hear this one. The Lykke Li part sounded like the album version and seemed to be recorded. I could make out through the curtain the video screen was lit up and you could see a woman's face and also Bono singing on the screen. Maybe this will be like Lou Reed on the Zoo TV tour for Satellite of Love.

With Or Without You - no big changes. Bono sang the Love Will Tear Us Apart line to end the song.

Really cool to be there and to hear them. The band sounded great and Bono seemed to be in pretty good form. I'm gonna try to get down there again a few more times in the next week.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Parsons on April 29, 2015, 10:32:45 PM
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Just got back from the Coliseum. Went down there with a friend and we were lucky enough to hear some songs. We were there for about 45 minutes before they ended. The one thing that shocked me a bit was how loud and how clear it was. We stood outside the front doors but were asked to leave a few times by security. Of course we didn't, we just walked a little further on down.

Here are the songs we heard.

One Step Closer - We got there pretty close to the end but it did sound really good.

City of Blinding Lights - Nothing really seemed to change, but Bono did speak some of the lyrics instead of sing. Maybe he was just saving his voice.

Where the Streets Have No Name - Sounded awesome. Bono was saying some sort of hymn at the beginning which gave me chills. Through the curtains we could see the arena was lit red. Bono didn't sing the full song. The second verse was just the music. Probably saving his voice again.

Ordinary Love - Not a fan of the song and it was at this point security was asking us to leave so not much to report on this one. We just walked further on down and they didn't keep bugging us.

The Troubles - I was very excited to hear this one. The Lykke Li part sounded like the album version and seemed to be recorded. I could make out through the curtain the video screen was lit up and you could see a woman's face and also Bono singing on the screen. Maybe this will be like Lou Reed on the Zoo TV tour for Satellite of Love.

With Or Without You - no big changes. Bono sang the Love Will Tear Us Apart line to end the song.

Really cool to be there and to hear them. The band sounded great and Bono seemed to be in pretty good form. I'm gonna try to get down there again a few more times in the next week.

Thanks ! :)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Stateless on April 29, 2015, 10:37:16 PM
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Just got back from the Coliseum. Went down there with a friend and we were lucky enough to hear some songs. We were there for about 45 minutes before they ended. The one thing that shocked me a bit was how loud and how clear it was. We stood outside the front doors but were asked to leave a few times by security. Of course we didn't, we just walked a little further on down.

Here are the songs we heard.

One Step Closer - We got there pretty close to the end but it did sound really good.

City of Blinding Lights - Nothing really seemed to change, but Bono did speak some of the lyrics instead of sing. Maybe he was just saving his voice.

Where the Streets Have No Name - Sounded awesome. Bono was saying some sort of hymn at the beginning which gave me chills. Through the curtains we could see the arena was lit red. Bono didn't sing the full song. The second verse was just the music. Probably saving his voice again.

Ordinary Love - Not a fan of the song and it was at this point security was asking us to leave so not much to report on this one. We just walked further on down and they didn't keep bugging us.

The Troubles - I was very excited to hear this one. The Lykke Li part sounded like the album version and seemed to be recorded. I could make out through the curtain the video screen was lit up and you could see a woman's face and also Bono singing on the screen. Maybe this will be like Lou Reed on the Zoo TV tour for Satellite of Love.

With Or Without You - no big changes. Bono sang the Love Will Tear Us Apart line to end the song.

Really cool to be there and to hear them. The band sounded great and Bono seemed to be in pretty good form. I'm gonna try to get down there again a few more times in the next week.

Thanks for that.  I do wish With or Without You would sit this tour out, but I know so many love the song.   I am so glad Troubles is being rehearsed.  Yay!

From all the leaks, I think the reason they sound so good is because of the new way they are setting up the speakers.  If it sounds as good as you say and as good as the recordings and those are being done on people's cell phones "outside" of the arena, imagine how good it will sound being inside? 
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 29, 2015, 10:38:09 PM
Ordinary love electric or acoustic?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 29, 2015, 10:39:26 PM
I'm sure with this HBO documentary, the effects and more hits will be rehearsed in the following days, intensely
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: So Cruel on April 29, 2015, 10:41:38 PM
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Ordinary love electric or acoustic?

It sounded acoustic but we spent the majority of the song talking to security and also to a few people walking by who said they come by and walk their dogs there every night. It's the one song I didn't really pay much attention to.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: ZooClothes on April 29, 2015, 10:42:10 PM
One Step Closer is one of those songs that I haven't really liked. That being said, from what I could hear, it seems like it has some muscle live.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Stateless on April 29, 2015, 10:43:35 PM
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I'm sure with this HBO documentary, the effects and more hits will be rehearsed in the following days, intensely

I think the opposite.  I can see them wanting HBO to focus on a mix of the hits and the new songs.  I doubt the HBO thing will be them covering songs from years gone past.  I think it is going to focus on the tech of the sound, staging and the new songs.

Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Petejbridge on April 29, 2015, 10:44:30 PM
Getting nervous about the lack of Acrobat at these rehearsals
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Parsons on April 29, 2015, 10:46:07 PM
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Getting nervous about the lack of Acrobat at these rehearsals

No one ever said the band was going to play it for sure.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 29, 2015, 10:49:08 PM
Thanks a lot for the info, So Cruel.

There's no need to be nervous; they're not going to play Acrobat.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 29, 2015, 10:51:25 PM
You never know, the band acknowledges many want to hear it. Just realized GA doesn't really have an intermission, unless we're willing to lose our spot. I'm sure it will be a good 15 minute break.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: KenpoMatt on April 29, 2015, 10:54:42 PM
If the intermission thing is true, hopefully it means a longer set list which will allow the band to fit in most of the staples AS WELL AS get a good amount of deeper cuts / rarities into the show. Here's hoping!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Petejbridge on April 29, 2015, 11:00:40 PM
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Thanks a lot for the info, So Cruel.

There's no need to be nervous; they're not going to play Acrobat.
Sadly I agree.  Pretty smart that they're ignoring the fans pleas for them to play it from @U2request
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: mdmomof7 on April 29, 2015, 11:13:37 PM
If they were, do you think they'd reveal such a surprise?
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Post by: Parsons on April 29, 2015, 11:17:51 PM
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If they were, do you think they'd reveal such a surprise?

What everyone seems to forget is they also have what the band calls the " small room" in the venue where they rehearse as well ,have been doing that way since 84.

They could be working out deeper cut arrangements in the " small room ".
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Post by: Petejbridge on April 29, 2015, 11:20:48 PM
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If they were, do you think they'd reveal such a surprise?
Love the optimism!
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Post by: mdmomof7 on April 29, 2015, 11:22:38 PM
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If they were, do you think they'd reveal such a surprise?
Love the optimism!
:)

It beats the alternative!  8)
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Post by: Petejbridge on April 29, 2015, 11:25:00 PM
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If they were, do you think they'd reveal such a surprise?
Love the optimism!
:)

It beats the alternative!  8)
This is true.. A little counter balance never hurt
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Post by: mdmomof7 on April 29, 2015, 11:28:05 PM
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If they were, do you think they'd reveal such a surprise?
Love the optimism!
:)

It beats the alternative!  8)
This is true.. A little counter balance never hurt

 ;)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Smithy on April 29, 2015, 11:31:49 PM
To be honest, Acrobat seems like a heavy bomb to drop on the very first night of the tour. They might save it for another time. Personally, I'm hoping they pull out Love is Blindness at some point or another.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: nsauer980 on April 29, 2015, 11:52:50 PM
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Isn't that just the shooting for the Invisible video
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Post by: Petejbridge on April 29, 2015, 11:53:02 PM
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To be honest, Acrobat seems like a heavy bomb to drop on the very first night of the tour. They might save it for another time. Personally, I'm hoping they pull out Love is Blindness at some point or another.
I'd love that as well.  I would love it if they closed down each night with it
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Post by: nsauer980 on April 29, 2015, 11:55:25 PM
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To be honest, Acrobat seems like a heavy bomb to drop on the very first night of the tour. They might save it for another time. Personally, I'm hoping they pull out Love is Blindness at some point or another.
I'd much rather have them start the tour by busting the door down, rather than softly knocking and patiently waiting to be let in
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Parsons on April 30, 2015, 12:03:01 AM
Acrobat was written in response to the critics who were responsible for the media backlash in 88/ 89 (Rattle and Hum).
We have a very similar situation with the Apple incident and all the social media " hate "
I think performing Acrobat would be appropriately relevant for the times.
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Post by: Edgedisciple on April 30, 2015, 12:13:05 AM

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Acrobat was written in response to the critics who were responsible for the media backlash in 88/ 89 (Rattle and Hum).
We have a very similar situation with the Apple incident and all the social media " hate "
I think performing Acrobat is appropriately relevant for the times.
Agree. The song themes are more relevant than ever now, with the backlash they had to withstand and, in general, the world situation. I have faith, but at the same time I won't lose my sleep over it.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on April 30, 2015, 12:46:49 AM
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Thanks a lot for the info, So Cruel.

There's no need to be nervous; they're not going to play Acrobat.
Sadly I agree.  Pretty smart that they're ignoring the fans pleas for them to play it from @U2request

Why would they do the request thing if they were just going to ignore it. They should've known that Acrobat would have been around the top, if not the top!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: pmcgrath on April 30, 2015, 12:50:41 AM
That's a pretty in depth and spoilerific article by the NY Times  :D

Would anyone agree that having an intermission completely rules out any support acts, seeing as nothing has been announced yet (and now with only two weeks to go) ?
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Post by: dghickey on April 30, 2015, 12:50:51 AM
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Thanks a lot for the info, So Cruel.

There's no need to be nervous; they're not going to play Acrobat.
Sadly I agree.  Pretty smart that they're ignoring the fans pleas for them to play it from @U2request

Why would they do the request thing if they were just going to ignore it. They should've known that Acrobat would have been around the top, if not the top!

Did the band put #U2Request together? Honestly I thought it was a fan-made thing. Interesting.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Henderson7 on April 30, 2015, 12:59:04 AM
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Just got back from the Coliseum. Went down there with a friend and we were lucky enough to hear some songs. We were there for about 45 minutes before they ended. The one thing that shocked me a bit was how loud and how clear it was. We stood outside the front doors but were asked to leave a few times by security. Of course we didn't, we just walked a little further on down.

Here are the songs we heard.

One Step Closer - We got there pretty close to the end but it did sound really good.

City of Blinding Lights - Nothing really seemed to change, but Bono did speak some of the lyrics instead of sing. Maybe he was just saving his voice.

Where the Streets Have No Name - Sounded awesome. Bono was saying some sort of hymn at the beginning which gave me chills. Through the curtains we could see the arena was lit red. Bono didn't sing the full song. The second verse was just the music. Probably saving his voice again.

Ordinary Love - Not a fan of the song and it was at this point security was asking us to leave so not much to report on this one. We just walked further on down and they didn't keep bugging us.

The Troubles - I was very excited to hear this one. The Lykke Li part sounded like the album version and seemed to be recorded. I could make out through the curtain the video screen was lit up and you could see a woman's face and also Bono singing on the screen. Maybe this will be like Lou Reed on the Zoo TV tour for Satellite of Love.

With Or Without You - no big changes. Bono sang the Love Will Tear Us Apart line to end the song.

Really cool to be there and to hear them. The band sounded great and Bono seemed to be in pretty good form. I'm gonna try to get down there again a few more times in the next week.

What time did you head there for?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: m2 on April 30, 2015, 01:16:59 AM
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Thanks a lot for the info, So Cruel.

There's no need to be nervous; they're not going to play Acrobat.
Sadly I agree.  Pretty smart that they're ignoring the fans pleas for them to play it from @U2request

Why would they do the request thing if they were just going to ignore it. They should've known that Acrobat would have been around the top, if not the top!

Did the band put #U2Request together? Honestly I thought it was a fan-made thing. Interesting.

It was fan-made. The band wasn't involved.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: greety on April 30, 2015, 02:15:15 AM
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That's a pretty in depth and spoilerific article by the NY Times  :D

Would anyone agree that having an intermission completely rules out any support acts, seeing as nothing has been announced yet (and now with only two weeks to go) ?

I was just thinking the same,very late now to announce an opening act,more U2 instead
:-)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: J_Rock321 on April 30, 2015, 03:17:18 AM
Is anybody familiar with the band lamb or andy barlow?
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Post by: Albono on April 30, 2015, 04:22:35 AM
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Is anybody familiar with the band lamb or andy barlow?

I only know them from the song 'Gorecki'.
It was quite popular back in '97.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: binary_code on April 30, 2015, 04:48:53 AM
Reading this thread is so refreshing!! There have been way too much negativity around here lately (for my tender soul at least). I love all the new ideas: the sound being the best possible for every seat in the arena, the sound of the songs being rehearsed.. So excited!!

And the lightbulb thing really supports the band's wish of making the shows intimate. I mean, letting the whole audience into the gloomy light of your teenage bedroom. That is a band devoted to it's mission! Wow, when you thought the U2 shows couldn't get any more passionately/emotional/intimate, they come up with this!

Since I have to wait until September to see the concert live (which seems like forever now!!) I will soak up all spoilers and information I can get, and be thrilled for all of you aiming for the opening night! :D
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Post by: octoberreckoning on April 30, 2015, 04:50:58 AM
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If the intermission thing is true, hopefully it means a longer set list which will allow the band to fit in most of the staples AS WELL AS get a good amount of deeper cuts / rarities into the show. Here's hoping!

Per my prediction on 4/14:
http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,26558.msg1524452.html#msg1524452
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: coolz481 on April 30, 2015, 04:57:22 AM
They can trot out as many staples as they want, I just hope we get 10+ new songs on this tour, instead of the usual 6 or 7.  And one of those better be The Crystal Ballroom!
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Post by: macfoley on April 30, 2015, 05:01:43 AM
That hair is horrendous. Dear or dear.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 30, 2015, 05:40:31 AM
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If the intermission thing is true, hopefully it means a longer set list which will allow the band to fit in most of the staples AS WELL AS get a good amount of deeper cuts / rarities into the show. Here's hoping!
That is what I was hoping but I don't think it is going to happened as the artical states that the idea of doing two different shows is a NO GO as they were worried about leaving out STAPLES.  What we will most likely get is even more STAPLES with a set already loaded with them as they said they were worried about fan reaction about who got the best show.  but this is typical U2 and we shouldn't be surprised as they continue just like recording in the studio continue to get cold feet and abandon their original ideas when starting out.  Does NLOTH ring a bell, SOI they had to bring in Tedder and Eptworth as they were not totally sold on the DangerMouse production.  Now again teasing us with the idea of different shows now down to a varying second half (how much varying, probably not much, maybe just 2 from the previous night is what I'm guessing).  Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against them flogging the hits againg and again but don't come out saying for years now that we don't want to turn into a hits band when in fact that is what they are turning into.  they just cleverly try to disguise it by also playing a lot of songs from their new album whatever it may be at the time.  but last time out on 360 it became more evident as they continued to drop NLOTH songs as the tour progressed, not for deeper cuts but for more hits and staples and that is why they were accused by a lot of fans and media into becoming a nostalgic act after the 360 tour.  That is just my opinion and others may differ but this is what a lot of people both fans and media are thinging right now about U2.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: u2CanHappenToAnyone on April 30, 2015, 06:33:16 AM
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If the intermission thing is true, hopefully it means a longer set list which will allow the band to fit in most of the staples AS WELL AS get a good amount of deeper cuts / rarities into the show. Here's hoping!
That is what I was hoping but I don't think it is going to happened as the artical states that the idea of doing two different shows is a NO GO as they were worried about leaving out STAPLES.  What we will most likely get is even more STAPLES with a set already loaded with them as they said they were worried about fan reaction about who got the best show.  but this is typical U2 and we shouldn't be surprised as they continue just like recording in the studio continue to get cold feet and abandon their original ideas when starting out.  Does NLOTH ring a bell, SOI they had to bring in Tedder and Eptworth as they were not totally sold on the DangerMouse production.  Now again teasing us with the idea of different shows now down to a varying second half (how much varying, probably not much, maybe just 2 from the previous night is what I'm guessing).  Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against them flogging the hits againg and again but don't come out saying for years now that we don't want to turn into a hits band when in fact that is what they are turning into.  they just cleverly try to disguise it by also playing a lot of songs from their new album whatever it may be at the time.  but last time out on 360 it became more evident as they continued to drop NLOTH songs as the tour progressed, not for deeper cuts but for more hits and staples and that is why they were accused by a lot of fans and media into becoming a nostalgic act after the 360 tour.  That is just my opinion and others may differ but this is what a lot of people both fans and media are thinging right now about U2.

Delete that last bit and I'd be happy to just glance over your continually negative posts about everything the band does or doesn't do ... but "this is what a lot of people both fans and media are thinging right now about U2." Cite your sources.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: coolz481 on April 30, 2015, 06:42:04 AM
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Delete that last bit and I'd be happy to just glance over your continually negative posts about everything the band does or doesn't do ... but "this is what a lot of people both fans and media are thinging right now about U2." Cite your sources.

Respectfully, couldn't one cite the frequency of posts expressing disappointment with the mix of songs confirmed to have been rehearsed thus far as evidence of fan weariness with Bullet, WOWY, Pride, etc.?  My last post is buried at the end of the previous page, but I sincerely hope these staples are counterbalanced by 10+ new songs.  I think it's reasonable to assume that the core fanbase prefers novelty to familiarity, don't you? 

Additionally, I think a fair amount of people assumed that the mix of songs would lean a bit more obscure since it's a limited arena tour instead of a stadium one this time around.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: u2CanHappenToAnyone on April 30, 2015, 06:56:32 AM
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Delete that last bit and I'd be happy to just glance over your continually negative posts about everything the band does or doesn't do ... but "this is what a lot of people both fans and media are thinging right now about U2." Cite your sources.

Respectfully, couldn't one cite the frequency of posts expressing disappointment with the mix of songs confirmed to have been rehearsed thus far as evidence of fan weariness with Bullet, WOWY, Pride, etc.?  My last post is buried at the end of the previous page, but I sincerely hope these staples are counterbalanced by 10+ new songs.  I think it's reasonable to assume that the core fanbase prefers novelty to familiarity, don't you? 

Additionally, I think a fair amount of people assumed that the mix of songs would lean a bit more obscure since it's a limited arena tour instead of a stadium one this time around.

clarification: I object to the 'media' part of his claim. and actually, there's indication there could be 10+ new songs as part of the final setlist(s) so for me, the overarching disappointment from a small group of core fans seems like maybe they just prefer to be disappointed.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 30, 2015, 06:58:36 AM
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I think it's reasonable to assume that the core fanbase prefers novelty to familiarity, don't you? 

Actually, I would note here the voting for the U2-2 live album which occurred on the band's official website back in 2012 (And thus was certainly done by the core fanbase). Before it began, many fans here were gleefully predicting that this was a chance to show the band how they preferred all the rarities etc. Then when the voting actually happened, people were shocked to see that hit after hit after hit made it on and only a very few new songs and rarities. Don't be so sure that vocal people are the most representative.

And frankly, I must have seen at least as many posts happy that Bullet is back as I have complaining about it. (Though I'm biased, as I posted one of them!)

On an entirely different note, am I one of the few people psyched for Miracle Drug? Love that song. 

Middy - I know you're busy with other things, but maybe it could be an idea to keep very rough track of the rehearsed songs in the first post, for easy access?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Volcanogirl on April 30, 2015, 07:09:42 AM
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acrobat
Yep.  If that's the case I'll have a permanent grin stuck on my face the rest of the night..

Same here !!!
 ;D
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Post by: zeeTV on April 30, 2015, 07:18:01 AM
OMFGFGGGG BULLET sounds loud, insane, ferocious. Oh dear god, what I'd give to be at THAT opening night.
Many but I hope he doesn't bring this ISIS sh** into it, part of political speech.
But man this sounds on fleeeek
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: zeeTV on April 30, 2015, 07:19:49 AM
B, babe that blonde hair isn't doing you ANY favours. Any.

But like OSC sounds really, really sweeet.  ;)
I am hating on you Canadian's right now. Lucky Mofo's
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Post by: p8ru2 on April 30, 2015, 07:24:28 AM
Looks like his natural reddish ginger hair ( okay by me!) *squeeeee*  ;D 

Can't WAIT!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 30, 2015, 08:05:33 AM
So in terms of setlist placement, some rough information we have with some educated guesses;

First Set
-Opener, if it's what they've rehearsed up until now, will be new but is NOT Cedarwood Road
-EBTTRT / Desire is a combo early in the first set
-Bullet the Blue Sky / One Step Closer is a combo probably later in the first set
-Raised By Wolves ends the first set

Second Set
-Almost nothing except that it will be less dark than the first set, much more flexible each night and will very likely feature Streets, WOWY and One.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 30, 2015, 09:11:57 AM
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I think it's reasonable to assume that the core fanbase prefers novelty to familiarity, don't you? 

Actually, I would note here the voting for the U2-2 live album which occurred on the band's official website back in 2012 (And thus was certainly done by the core fanbase). Before it began, many fans here were gleefully predicting that this was a chance to show the band how they preferred all the rarities etc. Then when the voting actually happened, people were shocked to see that hit after hit after hit made it on and only a very few new songs and rarities. Don't be so sure that vocal people are the most representative.

And frankly, I must have seen at least as many posts happy that Bullet is back as I have complaining about it. (Though I'm biased, as I posted one of them!)

On an entirely different note, am I one of the few people psyched for Miracle Drug? Love that song. 

Middy - I know you're busy with other things, but maybe it could be an idea to keep very rough track of the rehearsed songs in the first post, for easy access?

Done and done. The front page of the thread has all the reports of every song they've performed compiled together.  :)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 30, 2015, 09:15:19 AM
***NOTE: The first post has been updated to include every song they have been reported to have played since the rehearsals began****
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Post by: Saint1322 on April 30, 2015, 10:02:11 AM
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***NOTE: The first post has been updated to include every song they have been reported to have played since the rehearsals began****

AWESOME! THANK YOU!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on April 30, 2015, 10:07:10 AM
I really hope fans aren't too disappointed with what has been revealed thus far, both from the reports and the NYT story.

I really felt like some folks were getting a little carried away with their expectations. U2 cannot charge $300 for lower bowl tickets and not play Beautiful Day, Streets, One, WOWY, etc. without giving people fair warning in advance of tickets going on sale, which they did not do.

The important thing here is this: After the new songs and must-play hits, there is room for 2-3 fan favorites. They knocked it out of the park on 360 by playing UnFire, Zooropa, UV and HMTMKMKM in those slots.

They really need to play the new songs for all the obvious reasons, and the hits for the causal fans. It's those 2-4 'goodie' slots that we need to be concerned with, IMO.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: imaginary friend on April 30, 2015, 10:11:42 AM
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If they're on tour to 2017, I can see a 20th anniversary Pop reissue hitting towards the end of the tour, and a lot of Pop songs coming back.

That would be insanely awesome.

I would pay $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to see that, even from the last row.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Mr. Red on April 30, 2015, 10:29:00 AM
50+ shows (hearing damage), 44 year old adult, fan since inception, grew up my whole life with U2 tunes, love the band, have seen every tour since War tour......bored to ABSOLUTE DEATH  with Pride, Bullet, etc.. This is the reason I continually gravitate towards bands like Pearl Jam and their live show. Different show every night and unpredictable every night.  Of course, of course I know they are much different bands, I get it. But I just hope and pray that 80% or so of the show is "fresh"less road tested tunes!!
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 30, 2015, 10:39:09 AM
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50+ shows (hearing damage), 44 year old adult, fan since inception, grew up my whole life with U2 tunes, love the band, have seen every tour since War tour......bored to ABSOLUTE DEATH  with Pride, Bullet, etc.. This is the reason I continually gravitate towards bands like Pearl Jam and their live show. Different show every night and unpredictable every night.  Of course, of course I know they are much different bands, I get it. But I just hope and pray that 80% or so of the show is "fresh"less road tested tunes!!

I'm with you on this one.
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Post by: trevgreg on April 30, 2015, 10:51:39 AM
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This is the reason I continually gravitate towards bands like Pearl Jam and their live show. Different show every night and unpredictable every night.  Of course, of course I know they are much different bands, I get it. But I just hope and pray that 80% or so of the show is "fresh"less road tested tunes!!

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've heard elsewhere that Vedder is more prone to forgetting lyrics live as a result of the 'spontaneity' there. Does that argument have any merit?

That being said, people are still going to go to shows and never be happy with what was played. I was listening to a radio morning show about a month ago and they were talking about concert stories and how certain bands let them down. The younger woman threw out Pearl Jam as her example, saying that she even took off from work early just because she was so excited to see them. She then said that they didn't play much of the material that she was familiar with, and even added that she was one of those that wished they'd play "Jeremy".

Anyone can bring up the 'casual fan vs. hard-core fan' argument, but like it or not, it's a balancing act there. Maybe this band did play Bullet a lot over the years, but they did put it on the shelf for 360. It's not like it was every single show they've ever done. Heck, they certainly played UTEOTW a lot over the years, but I never heard it live myself until July of 2011. Everyone's going to be different.

On another note, when it comes to bands that change it up every night, here was one unique example... I saw the Pixies last year and that may have been the only case where I went into a show literally having no idea what they'd play. Most of that was because on that tour, rather than having a set list per se, their lead singer would just call out between songs on their ear monitors what they would play next, and the rest of the band would follow suit. I didn't really find it to be a detriment to the show, and it was actually pretty fun to see what would be played next as a result. That being said, one of the criticisms I heard about them over the years is that they're not very engaging on a personal level with your audience. The trade-off there is that you get 30 songs live each night instead of hearing stuff that the lead singer goes over most every show, but that might be the pluses and negatives of those experiences depending on who you are.
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Post by: zummo on April 30, 2015, 11:36:03 AM
I think we just need to keep in mind U2 seem to do things in pods. What they do in vancouver is probably what they will replicate through LA, then somewhere around then they will take 2 or 3 that are not working out and slipping 2 or 3 back in. By the end of america the sets will probably not look the same as they did in the beginning. I bet the US probably has 2-3 pods, and europe has 2-3 pods. So by the end of the year in aggregate we will have pretty decent variety. The residency's allow more time work on things as they are not constantly taking a 3 hour flight to and back from every show. I have learned the hard way, going to a run of shows in close order isn't the greatest plan. It makes more sense to go see the beginning, go see the end and that's how you get your variety. This worked for me on JT, Zoo, Elevation, Vertigo and 360...Pop I only did one set

One other observation, during that bullet when clip when Bono says this is hard at the end, I suspect he is talking about some theatrics they have him doing, not the song itself. Remember, U2 is a musical or a play, not a concert. Its a great musical, but that's really what it is. Its acted, scripted, down to every cue and the executive producer is Willie. I say this to keep myself from getting frustrated that they are not nor ever will be pearl jam or the pixies. They were like that through 89, but the whole changed with 92 and its never gone back
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Post by: Mr. Red on April 30, 2015, 11:55:28 AM
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This is the reason I continually gravitate towards bands like Pearl Jam and their live show. Different show every night and unpredictable every night.  Of course, of course I know they are much different bands, I get it. But I just hope and pray that 80% or so of the show is "fresh"less road tested tunes!!

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've heard elsewhere that Vedder is more prone to forgetting lyrics live as a result of the 'spontaneity' there. Does that argument have any merit?

That being said, people are still going to go to shows and never be happy with what was played. I was listening to a radio morning show about a month ago and they were talking about concert stories and how certain bands let them down. The younger woman threw out Pearl Jam as her example, saying that she even took off from work early just because she was so excited to see them. She then said that they didn't play much of the material that she was familiar with, and even added that she was one of those that wished they'd play "Jeremy".

Anyone can bring up the 'casual fan vs. hard-core fan' argument, but like it or not, it's a balancing act there. Maybe this band did play Bullet a lot over the years, but they did put it on the shelf for 360. It's not like it was every single show they've ever done. Heck, they certainly played UTEOTW a lot over the years, but I never heard it live myself until July of 2011. Everyone's going to be different.

On another note, when it comes to bands that change it up every night, here was one unique example... I saw the Pixies last year and that may have been the only case where I went into a show literally having no idea what they'd play. Most of that was because on that tour, rather than having a set list per se, their lead singer would just call out between songs on their ear monitors what they would play next, and the rest of the band would follow suit. I didn't really find it to be a detriment to the show, and it was actually pretty fun to see what would be played next as a result. That being said, one of the criticisms I heard about them over the years is that they're not very engaging on a personal level with your audience. The trade-off there is that you get 30 songs live each night instead of hearing stuff that the lead singer goes over most every show, but that might be the pluses and negatives of those experiences depending on who you are.

Well said with some very good points. Regarding Vedder, I think the forgetting of lyrics has much to do about the amount of vino he drinks during the show!! Ha!!  I totally get the whole casual vs hardcore fan argument and I certainly understand that U2, unlike a band like Pearl, have shows that are more theatrical in nature.  BUT, even without using theatrics as one means of connecting with the fans, more spontaneous bans can certainly connect as well in a BIG way with the fans and have some great energy packed shows, like Pearl Jam.  Strictly speaking from a personal perspective, no matter what U2 does with the well traveled songs, they simply lose energy and connection for me big time. Except for say Streets which one would have to be dead to not feel emotionally!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Henderson7 on April 30, 2015, 11:59:44 AM
Can someone please share what time they have been able to hear them rehearsing? Was thinking of possibly heading there before they move to Rogers arena.
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Post by: So Cruel on April 30, 2015, 12:06:13 PM
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Can someone please share what time they have been able to hear them rehearsing? Was thinking of possibly heading there before they move to Rogers arena.

I went by there the other night about 8:30 or so and heard nothing so I took off. Then I went by again last night at about 7:45 and heard them for about 45 minutes or so. From what I've read on here is that they arrive about 4pm. Then break later on for dinner, and then continue for a bit more. My guess is between 5 - 7 would be your best bet for hearing the most songs.
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Post by: dghickey on April 30, 2015, 12:08:25 PM
Going back and reading the first post in this thread and seeing they've been rehearsing the 360 version of Mysterious Ways is kind of a bummer, Edge's solo really brings that song together for me.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: robgalloway on April 30, 2015, 12:10:15 PM
There's so much whining on this thread ... It's embarrassing ... I honestly think some of you don't even like the band

Fact is your gonna get the new album the greatest hits and a couple of rarities every night ... I don't particularly like BTBS but a lot of fans do ... No point sitting around crying about it ... and if your bored of hearing WOWY, Streets, or One then you are not human ... How anyone can ever get bored of those songs is beyond me

Personally I'd love to hear MOFO, Dancin Shoes, and the Jools Holland version of Velvet Dress ... Shall I start crying for a refund now or wait until the first night?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: zedg on April 30, 2015, 12:23:29 PM
So I decided to head over to the venue and hear some rehearsal audio for myself. I gotta say it was pretty cool to hear some nice variety of songs played. Here is what I heard..
-Mofo (kicka$$ version)  (audio https://youtu.be/mDZT9vlOFVE )
-Hawkmoon (glorious lovetown version)
-Acrobat (wet my pants version)
-Dirty Day (shivers down my spine version)
-Luminous Times (tears in my eyes version)
-Rejoice (rejoice version)


..
Actually no sorry I got the song titles wrong. What I actually heard was
-Pride (tired version)
-Elevation (over it version)
-I Will Follow (played to death version)
-Sunday Bloody Sunday (enough already version)
-Mysterious Ways (I feel ill version)
-With or Without You (yawn version)

..
..
Yes this is a (cruel) joke post.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Mr. Red on April 30, 2015, 12:32:52 PM
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There's so much whining on this thread ... It's embarrassing ... I honestly think some of you don't even like the band

Fact is your gonna get the new album the greatest hits and a couple of rarities every night ... I don't particularly like BTBS but a lot of fans do ... No point sitting around crying about it ... and if your bored of hearing WOWY, Streets, or One then you are not human ... How anyone can ever get bored of those songs is beyond me

Personally I'd love to hear MOFO, Dancin Shoes, and the Jools Holland version of Velvet Dress ... Shall I start crying for a refund now or wait until the first night?

Dude, you need to check yourself at the door. If you feel so embarrassed, you can always hide in a closet. No crying from us folk, just expressing our opinions, thoughts and feelings which is what messages boards are for.  And lastly, judging one's level of humanness is clearly well beyond you, which you have already admitted.  No point in speaking about others in a disparaging manner. So, step up to the plate and try and find a way to express your thoughts and feelings without calling out others for theirs!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 30, 2015, 12:44:07 PM
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50+ shows (hearing damage), 44 year old adult, fan since inception, grew up my whole life with U2 tunes, love the band, have seen every tour since War tour......bored to ABSOLUTE DEATH  with Pride, Bullet, etc.. This is the reason I continually gravitate towards bands like Pearl Jam and their live show. Different show every night and unpredictable every night.  Of course, of course I know they are much different bands, I get it. But I just hope and pray that 80% or so of the show is "fresh"less road tested tunes!!

I'm with you on this one.
Add me too.  Some people just don't get you can be a hardcore and passionate fan but yet be objective and critical at the same time and when you say something negative they get all defensive and believe me I used to be that way but not any more.  When there is something good to say I say it and if there is something negative in my opinion i say it too and that what a forum is for.  It is not only to say good things and praise a band. What would be the point in that.  If you don't like to read negtive feedback then maybe a forum isn't for you.
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 30, 2015, 12:44:35 PM
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There's so much whining on this thread ... It's embarrassing ... I honestly think some of you don't even like the band

Fact is your gonna get the new album the greatest hits and a couple of rarities every night ... I don't particularly like BTBS but a lot of fans do ... No point sitting around crying about it ... and if your bored of hearing WOWY, Streets, or One then you are not human ... How anyone can ever get bored of those songs is beyond me

Personally I'd love to hear MOFO, Dancin Shoes, and the Jools Holland version of Velvet Dress ... Shall I start crying for a refund now or wait until the first night?

Agreed. Not much of a way to speak of people whom one allegedly admires.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Mr. Red on April 30, 2015, 12:46:04 PM
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50+ shows (hearing damage), 44 year old adult, fan since inception, grew up my whole life with U2 tunes, love the band, have seen every tour since War tour......bored to ABSOLUTE DEATH  with Pride, Bullet, etc.. This is the reason I continually gravitate towards bands like Pearl Jam and their live show. Different show every night and unpredictable every night.  Of course, of course I know they are much different bands, I get it. But I just hope and pray that 80% or so of the show is "fresh"less road tested tunes!!

I'm with you on this one.
Add me too.  Some people just don't get you can be a hardcore and passionate fan but yet be objective and critical at the same time and when you say something negative they get all defensive and believe me I used to be that way but not any more.  When there is something good to say I say it and if there is something negative in my opinion i say it too and that what a forum is for.  It is not only to say good things and praise a band. What would be the point in that.

AMEN AMEN!!!!! BOOM BOOM
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 30, 2015, 12:50:56 PM
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50+ shows (hearing damage), 44 year old adult, fan since inception, grew up my whole life with U2 tunes, love the band, have seen every tour since War tour......bored to ABSOLUTE DEATH  with Pride, Bullet, etc.. This is the reason I continually gravitate towards bands like Pearl Jam and their live show. Different show every night and unpredictable every night.  Of course, of course I know they are much different bands, I get it. But I just hope and pray that 80% or so of the show is "fresh"less road tested tunes!!

I'm with you on this one.
Add me too.  Some people just don't get you can be a hardcore and passionate fan but yet be objective and critical at the same time and when you say something negative they get all defensive and believe me I used to be that way but not any more.  When there is something good to say I say it and if there is something negative in my opinion i say it too and that what a forum is for.  It is not only to say good things and praise a band. What would be the point in that.

AMEN AMEN!!!!! BOOM BOOM
I'm also like you and have seen over 50 plus shows and going to 8 I&E show but after that ny times articlle I don't think 80 percent of songs are going to be fresh and according to that list of rehearsed songs it doesn't look that way.  but anyways looking forward to the new songs live and any deep cuts played and I'm sure once the beers start to flow will get into the hits. hope you enjoy your shows if you are going to any!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Mr. Red on April 30, 2015, 12:56:06 PM
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50+ shows (hearing damage), 44 year old adult, fan since inception, grew up my whole life with U2 tunes, love the band, have seen every tour since War tour......bored to ABSOLUTE DEATH  with Pride, Bullet, etc.. This is the reason I continually gravitate towards bands like Pearl Jam and their live show. Different show every night and unpredictable every night.  Of course, of course I know they are much different bands, I get it. But I just hope and pray that 80% or so of the show is "fresh"less road tested tunes!!

I'm with you on this one.
Add me too.  Some people just don't get you can be a hardcore and passionate fan but yet be objective and critical at the same time and when you say something negative they get all defensive and believe me I used to be that way but not any more.  When there is something good to say I say it and if there is something negative in my opinion i say it too and that what a forum is for.  It is not only to say good things and praise a band. What would be the point in that.

AMEN AMEN!!!!! BOOM BOOM
I'm also like you and have seen over 50 plus shows and going to 8 I&E show but after that ny times articlle I don't think 80 percent of songs are going to be fresh and according to that list of rehearsed songs it doesn't look that way.  but anyways looking forward to the new songs live and any deep cuts played and I'm sure once the beers start to flow will get into the hits.

For sure. Although I'm worn on the "hits" I do enjoy seeing how excited and emotional the others around me get when they play those tunes.  That helps!! 
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on April 30, 2015, 01:06:38 PM
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50+ shows (hearing damage), 44 year old adult, fan since inception, grew up my whole life with U2 tunes, love the band, have seen every tour since War tour......bored to ABSOLUTE DEATH  with Pride, Bullet, etc.. This is the reason I continually gravitate towards bands like Pearl Jam and their live show. Different show every night and unpredictable every night.  Of course, of course I know they are much different bands, I get it. But I just hope and pray that 80% or so of the show is "fresh"less road tested tunes!!

I'm with you on this one.
Add me too.  Some people just don't get you can be a hardcore and passionate fan but yet be objective and critical at the same time and when you say something negative they get all defensive and believe me I used to be that way but not any more.  When there is something good to say I say it and if there is something negative in my opinion i say it too and that what a forum is for.  It is not only to say good things and praise a band. What would be the point in that.

AMEN AMEN!!!!! BOOM BOOM
I'm also like you and have seen over 50 plus shows and going to 8 I&E show but after that ny times articlle I don't think 80 percent of songs are going to be fresh and according to that list of rehearsed songs it doesn't look that way.  but anyways looking forward to the new songs live and any deep cuts played and I'm sure once the beers start to flow will get into the hits.

For sure. Although I'm worn on the "hits" I do enjoy seeing how excited and emotional the others around me get when they play those tunes.  That helps!! 
And what is so frustrating is that we were soo close to U2 letting loose and playing different shows.  But like the article says the band were worried about leaving out staples and upsetting fans about who got the better night.  They always seem to second guess themselves at the last minute.  Maybe next time out!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on April 30, 2015, 01:13:48 PM
God love him, Bono's mouth gets ahead of his brain. He's got big ideas. He's been telling us that for years. How many more times are some of y'all going to believe something that sounds too good to be true from Bono before you stop being let down?

There are things that U2 *want* to do that the can't realistically do. Like so many legendary bands before them, they have gotten boxed in.

Play stadiums, and people complain about sound quality and a lack of intimacy, and they have to worry about ticket sales.
Play arenas, and complain about ticket prices, availability and scalpers.
Try to play anything smaller, and good Lord, can you imagine what the ticket situation would be like?

Play hits, the die hards are bored.
Play rarities, the casual fans are angry.

I honestly feel sorry for them. The only answer is to stop trying to please everyone, put your head down, and take your lumps from one group or another. They won't, so we get a watered-down in between that will leave most saying 'great, but it COULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH BETTER.'

That is a classic example of being a victim of their own success.

And honestly, I know some of you didn't like the tone of the post, but I kind of agree with the point that if you don't want to hear Streets, you are kind of dead inside, LOL. I mean, no one is ever going to get a perfect show. You may be sick of Beautiful Day. I still love it. I am tired or UTEOTW and most seem to still love it. Your results may vary.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: weinerdog on April 30, 2015, 01:15:19 PM
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And what is so frustrating is that we were soo close to U2 letting loose and playing different shows.  But like the article says the band were worried about leaving out staples and upsetting fans about who got the better night.  They always seem to second guess themselves at the last minute.  Maybe next time out!

Agree to disagree. I think the entire varied/different shows thing has been a pipe dream from the start. They have never been that type of band, and they aren't going to start now. There is a reason that Bruce and Pearl Jam can mix up set lists the way they do - they don't have ticket prices like U2. That isn't a gripe, it's just fact. And when you have those kinds of higher priced tickets, I think it really forces them into a good chunk of every single show having the same core of 'hit' songs that will make the casuals happy, especially the ones paying $300/ticket.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on April 30, 2015, 01:17:58 PM
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And what is so frustrating is that we were soo close to U2 letting loose and playing different shows.  But like the article says the band were worried about leaving out staples and upsetting fans about who got the better night.  They always seem to second guess themselves at the last minute.  Maybe next time out!

Agree to disagree. I think the entire varied/different shows thing has been a pipe dream from the start. They have never been that type of band, and they aren't going to start now. There is a reason that Bruce and Pearl Jam can mix up set lists the way they do - they don't have ticket prices like U2. That isn't a gripe, it's just fact. And when you have those kinds of higher priced tickets, I think it really forces them into a good chunk of every single show having the same core of songs.

Bruce's ticket prices went up last time, and he doesn't mix it up as much as most people think, and certainly not as much as Pearl Jam. Yes, no two Bruce shows may be exactly the same, but he is reordering the same basic warhorses at 90 percent of the shows. Ask me how I know. :)

You ain't getting on the floor to a Springsteen show for $85, I can promise you that.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Henderson7 on April 30, 2015, 01:19:52 PM
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Can someone please share what time they have been able to hear them rehearsing? Was thinking of possibly heading there before they move to Rogers arena.

I went by there the other night about 8:30 or so and heard nothing so I took off. Then I went by again last night at about 7:45 and heard them for about 45 minutes or so. From what I've read on here is that they arrive about 4pm. Then break later on for dinner, and then continue for a bit more. My guess is between 5 - 7 would be your best bet for hearing the most songs.

Thank you!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: DMMacdonald96 on April 30, 2015, 01:44:19 PM
Credit where credit is due, at least they're trying to play the rarities (Miracle Drug(if we can call it a rarity) and One Step Closer))
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on April 30, 2015, 01:45:47 PM
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Credit where credit is due, at least they're trying to play the rarities (Miracle Drug(if we can call it a rarity) and One Step Closer))

And Playboy Mansion and Electric Co. I'm 38, so wasn't around for the good old days. I would be thrilled to get Electric Co. The first U2 album I bought was Live Under A Blood Red Sky, so that would be a big moment for me.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: ZooClothes on April 30, 2015, 01:46:11 PM
I wonder if the Rolling Stones boards are like this. I guess they're playing Sticky Fingers in its entirety; I can only imagine the Exile on Main Street diehards going berserk.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: kevc on April 30, 2015, 01:49:22 PM
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There's so much whining on this thread ... It's embarrassing ... I honestly think some of you don't even like the band

Fact is your gonna get the new album the greatest hits and a couple of rarities every night ... I don't particularly like BTBS but a lot of fans do ... No point sitting around crying about it ... and if your bored of hearing WOWY, Streets, or One then you are not human ... How anyone can ever get bored of those songs is beyond me

Personally I'd love to hear MOFO, Dancin Shoes, and the Jools Holland version of Velvet Dress ... Shall I start crying for a refund now or wait until the first night?

agreed mate, loads of negativity on this forum, I'm hardcore and I thank the Lord that after 33 years of enjoying their music (NYD when I was 13), i'm ever so thankful that at their age they still want to tour their songs and take both old and new music on the road.....last concert Rome 2010, next one Glasgow 2015 - 5 years and couldn't give a flying Fook what gets played! I'm happy with the core 10-12 hit staples, 5-6 new songs, and whatever else they throw at us.....and if I get the same show virtually both nights i'll still be happy!!!!
Sure there's loads of songs i'd love them to play....Acrobat, Please, gone, so cruel, original of the species, out of control (never in all my concerts), Zooropa, Stay, if I look at the world etc...careful what you wish for as this will all end soon!!!! 
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on April 30, 2015, 01:50:20 PM
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I wonder if the Rolling Stones boards are like this. I guess they're playing Sticky Fingers in its entirety; I can only imagine the Exile on Main Street diehards going berserk.

I post regularly on the Springsteen site Backstreets; this board is WAY more polite, both to the artist AND to the posters.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Candysroom on April 30, 2015, 03:37:12 PM

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I wonder if the Rolling Stones boards are like this. I guess they're playing Sticky Fingers in its entirety; I can only imagine the Exile on Main Street diehards going berserk.

Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: jono2u on April 30, 2015, 03:38:12 PM
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And what is so frustrating is that we were soo close to U2 letting loose and playing different shows.  But like the article says the band were worried about leaving out staples and upsetting fans about who got the better night.  They always seem to second guess themselves at the last minute.  Maybe next time out!

Agree to disagree. I think the entire varied/different shows thing has been a pipe dream from the start. They have never been that type of band, and they aren't going to start now. There is a reason that Bruce and Pearl Jam can mix up set lists the way they do - they don't have ticket prices like U2. That isn't a gripe, it's just fact. And when you have those kinds of higher priced tickets, I think it really forces them into a good chunk of every single show having the same core of songs.

Bruce's ticket prices went up last time, and he doesn't mix it up as much as most people think, and certainly not as much as Pearl Jam. Yes, no two Bruce shows may be exactly the same, but he is reordering the same basic warhorses at 90 percent of the shows. Ask me how I know. :)

You ain't getting on the floor to a Springsteen show for $85, I can promise you that.
Bruce absolutely mixes it up - on the last tour I saw 3 shows and got 71 songs that were played only once and then the staples that were played at each show.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Popette on April 30, 2015, 03:43:13 PM
Reading the NYT article has made me feel immeasurably better about the band and the tour.  Even though I'm not going to be able to see them.   :'(
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: DirkSchipper on April 30, 2015, 03:45:33 PM
https://twitter.com/u2start/status/593893351075749889 (https://twitter.com/u2start/status/593893351075749889) stage design
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on April 30, 2015, 03:55:18 PM

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https://twitter.com/u2start/status/593893351075749889 (https://twitter.com/u2start/status/593893351075749889) stage design

Looks a little boring right now!  :)

It's needs some decor
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on April 30, 2015, 04:01:51 PM
https://instagram.com/p/2FKcpcRP5y/

On another happy note, the tail of their plane.....
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: m2 on April 30, 2015, 04:12:01 PM
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I'm hardcore and I thank the Lord that after 33 years of enjoying their music (NYD when I was 13), i'm ever so thankful that at their age they still want to tour their songs and take both old and new music on the road.....last concert Rome 2010, next one Glasgow 2015 - 5 years and couldn't give a flying Fook what gets played! I'm happy with the core 10-12 hit staples, 5-6 new songs, and whatever else they throw at us.....and if I get the same show virtually both nights i'll still be happy!!!!
Sure there's loads of songs i'd love them to play....Acrobat, Please, gone, so cruel, original of the species, out of control (never in all my concerts), Zooropa, Stay, if I look at the world etc...careful what you wish for as this will all end soon!!!! 

So. Much. This.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: nufc_nz on April 30, 2015, 04:15:31 PM
The front of the plane!

https://instagram.com/p/2Dw2AQxPz1/?taken-by=qai_int (https://instagram.com/p/2Dw2AQxPz1/?taken-by=qai_int)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on April 30, 2015, 04:54:39 PM
Now we need the middle and interior of the plane!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miami on April 30, 2015, 05:01:40 PM
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Now we need the middle and interior of the plane!

Hope the door's still intact!  :D
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 30, 2015, 05:42:23 PM
Just said in another thread that I can totally see Iris being the opener. Not only because of what we read in the NY Times article (the show starting with single light above the stage, fitting with Iris' first lyrics) but because that's sadly where the journey of Bono the man and rockstar begins. His mother's death. That was the central action in becoming who he is. Innocence, ending.

I'm pretty convinced the first three songs will probably, in some order, be:
1. Iris
2. Invisible
3. The Miracle
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miryclay on April 30, 2015, 05:45:09 PM
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https://twitter.com/u2start/status/593893351075749889 (https://twitter.com/u2start/status/593893351075749889) stage design
Should have made the e waaaay bigger.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miami on April 30, 2015, 05:51:50 PM
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So I decided to head over to the venue and hear some rehearsal audio for myself. I gotta say it was pretty cool to hear some nice variety of songs played. Here is what I heard..
-Mofo (kicka$$ version)  (audio https://youtu.be/mDZT9vlOFVE )
-Hawkmoon (glorious lovetown version)
-Acrobat (wet my pants version)
-Dirty Day (shivers down my spine version)
-Luminous Times (tears in my eyes version)
-Rejoice (rejoice version)


..
Actually no sorry I got the song titles wrong. What I actually heard was
-Pride (tired version)
-Elevation (over it version)
-I Will Follow (played to death version)
-Sunday Bloody Sunday (enough already version)
-Mysterious Ways (I feel ill version)
-With or Without You (yawn version)

..
..
Yes this is a (cruel) joke post.

Funniest Post of the year award goes to Zedg  ;D
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 30, 2015, 05:52:07 PM
Shouldn't have put redzone in front of GA 😡😡😡😡😡
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 30, 2015, 05:54:32 PM
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So I decided to head over to the venue and hear some rehearsal audio for myself. I gotta say it was pretty cool to hear some nice variety of songs played. Here is what I heard..
-Mofo (kicka$$ version)  (audio https://youtu.be/mDZT9vlOFVE )
-Hawkmoon (glorious lovetown version)
-Acrobat (wet my pants version)
-Dirty Day (shivers down my spine version)
-Luminous Times (tears in my eyes version)
-Rejoice (rejoice version)


..
Actually no sorry I got the song titles wrong. What I actually heard was
-Pride (tired version)
-Elevation (over it version)
-I Will Follow (played to death version)
-Sunday Bloody Sunday (enough already version)
-Mysterious Ways (I feel ill version)
-With or Without You (yawn version)

..
..
Yes this is a (cruel) joke post.

Funniest Post of the year award goes to Zedg  ;D



ACROBAT!!! ACROBAT!!!! NOW JUST GIVE LIB!!!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miami on April 30, 2015, 05:54:52 PM
I'm getting a bit concerned tiwycrmn and iris haven't been heard yet. Any news on those two?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miryclay on April 30, 2015, 06:05:03 PM
I hope Iris gets the nod. Epic bridge just like MOFO
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 30, 2015, 06:10:34 PM
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I'm getting a bit concerned tiwycrmn and iris haven't been heard yet. Any news on those two?

According to what I've read, every song from SOI has been rehearsed at least once. The sources I've gotten the info from mentioned so.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miryclay on April 30, 2015, 06:17:12 PM
What connections from the Invisible video shoot do we see in this stage design?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miami on April 30, 2015, 06:20:54 PM
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I'm getting a bit concerned tiwycrmn and iris haven't been heard yet. Any news on those two?

According to what I've read, every song from SOI has been rehearsed at least once. The sources I've gotten the info from mentioned so.

Cheers. I'm hoping all the songs on the album get played at some point.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: steve70 on April 30, 2015, 06:28:07 PM
There's so much whining on this thread ... It's embarrassing ... I honestly think some of you don't even like the band


That is a crack up but right on Rob Galloway! For the record I do enjoy reading all of the whining here.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 30, 2015, 06:47:44 PM
*Note: An audio clip of bad has surfaced*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIpHYwGIQ2A
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: lorijane on April 30, 2015, 07:13:34 PM
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*Note: An audio clip of bad has surfaced*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIpHYwGIQ2A


:) fingers crossed...
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miryclay on April 30, 2015, 07:16:53 PM
Bad has that strong heroin addiction theme so it would make sense to keep this in the setlist for this themed tour.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: zedg on April 30, 2015, 09:13:12 PM
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Bad has that strong heroin addiction theme so it would make sense to keep this in the setlist for this themed tour.

Mofo has that strong mother/loss (of innocence) theme so it would make sense to put it in the setlist for this themed tour.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: zedg on April 30, 2015, 09:22:10 PM
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Bad has that strong heroin addiction theme so it would make sense to keep this in the setlist for this themed tour.
Pride has that strong Mlk theme so it would not make sense to put that in the setlist for this themed tour.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 30, 2015, 10:07:23 PM
Acrobat has that sense of f@$&ed up experience after being screwed over so it would work for this theme
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: JaraSangASongAWeapon on April 30, 2015, 10:11:43 PM
"Bass Trap" has that certain je ne sais quoi and would make a fantastic show opener.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on April 30, 2015, 10:26:01 PM
Fotos of the stage are being removed via copyright
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on April 30, 2015, 10:28:51 PM
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Now we need the middle and interior of the plane!

Hope the door's still intact!  :D

We don't need any more luggage falling on people!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Petejbridge on April 30, 2015, 11:11:57 PM
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Acrobat has that sense of f@$&ed up experience after being screwed over so it would work for this theme
Took the words right out my mouth
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Siberian Tiger on May 01, 2015, 12:11:38 AM
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I think we just need to keep in mind U2 seem to do things in pods. What they do in vancouver is probably what they will replicate through LA, then somewhere around then they will take 2 or 3 that are not working out and slipping 2 or 3 back in. By the end of america the sets will probably not look the same as they did in the beginning. I bet the US probably has 2-3 pods, and europe has 2-3 pods. So by the end of the year in aggregate we will have pretty decent variety. The residency's allow more time work on things as they are not constantly taking a 3 hour flight to and back from every show. I have learned the hard way, going to a run of shows in close order isn't the greatest plan. It makes more sense to go see the beginning, go see the end and that's how you get your variety. This worked for me on JT, Zoo, Elevation, Vertigo and 360...Pop I only did one set

One other observation, during that bullet when clip when Bono says this is hard at the end, I suspect he is talking about some theatrics they have him doing, not the song itself. Remember, U2 is a musical or a play, not a concert. Its a great musical, but that's really what it is. Its acted, scripted, down to every cue and the executive producer is Willie. I say this to keep myself from getting frustrated that they are not nor ever will be pearl jam or the pixies. They were like that through 89, but the whole changed with 92 and its never gone back

And I think this is going to be the most choreographed and scripted the shows have ever been. I also think they will be the most entertaining with some really skilful story telling in the way the songs are presented.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on May 01, 2015, 12:26:04 AM
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Now we need the middle and interior of the plane!

Hope the door's still intact!  :D

We don't need any more luggage falling on people!

If the door opens then I hop Bono isn't sitting too close to The Edge  8)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: DMMacdonald96 on May 01, 2015, 02:46:39 AM
Acrobat really fits in with the theme of this tour "Don't let the bastards grind you down"
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: macfoley on May 01, 2015, 03:37:43 AM
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Bad has that strong heroin addiction theme so it would make sense to keep this in the setlist for this themed tour.
Pride has that strong Mlk theme so it would not make sense to put that in the setlist for this themed tour.

Where the Streets have no Name has that strong Africa well theme so it would not make sense to put that in the setlist for this themed tour.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Candysroom on May 01, 2015, 05:22:20 AM

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I think we just need to keep in mind U2 seem to do things in pods. What they do in vancouver is probably what they will replicate through LA, then somewhere around then they will take 2 or 3 that are not working out and slipping 2 or 3 back in. By the end of america the sets will probably not look the same as they did in the beginning. I bet the US probably has 2-3 pods, and europe has 2-3 pods. So by the end of the year in aggregate we will have pretty decent variety. The residency's allow more time work on things as they are not constantly taking a 3 hour flight to and back from every show. I have learned the hard way, going to a run of shows in close order isn't the greatest plan. It makes more sense to go see the beginning, go see the end and that's how you get your variety. This worked for me on JT, Zoo, Elevation, Vertigo and 360...Pop I only did one set

One other observation, during that bullet when clip when Bono says this is hard at the end, I suspect he is talking about some theatrics they have him doing, not the song itself. Remember, U2 is a musical or a play, not a concert. Its a great musical, but that's really what it is. Its acted, scripted, down to every cue and the executive producer is Willie. I say this to keep myself from getting frustrated that they are not nor ever will be pearl jam or the pixies. They were like that through 89, but the whole changed with 92 and its never gone back

And I think this is going to be the most choreographed and scripted the shows have ever been. I also think they will be the most entertaining with some really skilful story telling in the way the songs are presented.

Perhaps influenced by Bono and the Edges work on Spider-man Turn Off the Dark?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markreed on May 01, 2015, 05:34:28 AM
Am I right in seeing the 'Red Zone' prevents General Admission from actually getting on the barrier and thus, Red Zone is the only way to get closest to the band? Well, thank you. That wasn't in the ticket details. I bought GA's on the basis that if I really felt the need to get right up to the barrier and be 6 feet from the band - not 20 feet - I could.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: u2beez on May 01, 2015, 06:53:05 AM
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Am I right in seeing the 'Red Zone' prevents General Admission from actually getting on the barrier and thus, Red Zone is the only way to get closest to the band? Well, thank you. That wasn't in the ticket details. I bought GA's on the basis that if I really felt the need to get right up to the barrier and be 6 feet from the band - not 20 feet - I could.

The photos you are seeing are from a few weeks ago when the stage was being assembled and built.  It has since changed.  The layout of the floor I mean.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: J_Rock321 on May 01, 2015, 07:29:18 AM
This came from interference

Thursday update:

5 songs I've personally heard for the first time:
Cedarwood
Song 4 Someone(final minute was re-arranged to be a bit more upbeat)
Iris
Haven't Found
Out of Control

Sleep & Reach are the only new songs I haven't personally heard yet.

Bullet and Miracle got extensive work tonight(30 minutes each). Bullet is now a very involved Bono rant bookended by the start/finish of a song. Can't quite make it out but it's very passionate and Bono was changing it up from version to version a bit. "Fire in the hole" a couple times was the only thing I could make out. Edge fiddled with M-Drug for a long time and it seems to be a corner piece to the show with some kind of spoken work intro and segway into Streets that's happened 2-3 nights this week. MD could possibly be string section song #4 as I heard some fake strings.

Invisible into E-Better into Desire into California into M-Ways seems to be a front section loose grouping they done for 3-4 nights this week. Think set/show opener. Invisible is getting lots of work this week and tonight had yellow effects on the screen.

Breaking Wave and Troubles seem destined to be set closers of some kind(set 1, set 2 or encore closer)

Mysterious Ways was full band non-slide arrangement, but tonight was Larry on bongos instead of drum kit for the first minute. A very curious twist that I hope they explore. Some snippet I didn't catch before the "One day.." verse.

Sunday Bloody Sunday was a *MM*AA*SS*SS*II*VV*EE re-arrangement. Full band best described as flamenco belero version. Last week I was told SBS sounded different from a casual fan, but assumed he was referring to the "Barry White version" we've grimaced through on the last couple tours. it's obviously had extensive rehearsing. This along with Playboy Mansion, Electric-Co, Out Of Control and the new songs are by far the coolest thing I've heard out at the PNE and will be a highlight for difficult to please curmudgeon fans. Singing is changed a bit and Bono is singing a couple semi tones up from the 360 version with Edge/Bono doing some cool harmonies in the choruses. Some of the melody follows a common war march songs(IIRC, Johnny comes marching home...)

A Rogers Arena source says the Red Zone is BOTH sides of the catwalk. The "e-stage" will have a barricade right around it for regular GA. U2 selling $600 face value front row tickets is Eagles/Bon Jovi/Irving Azoff/Rolling Stones/Madonna territory and deserves fan ridicule.

There's seems to be "end" screens on both sides of the fancy video wall to show the same graphics which I think are projection screens. Tonight was the first time I've seen faint glimpse of live band member video on the giant screen which tells you it's really good quality playback for a "transparent" screen. They are really making use of the "widescreen" framing when shooting the band on a couple songs. Some songs have the band in B&W and others were colour. Streets used the tradition red lighting scheme with no flags in sight which may be "why am I reading this?" some but critical part of the show to fans going back 20-30 years.

Another fan report of a Johnny Cash cover. Doesn't appear to be "Take Your Guns To Town" or "Wanderer". See if I can find more info and hopefully it turns up again.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on May 01, 2015, 07:41:24 AM
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This came from interference

Thursday update:

5 songs I've personally heard for the first time:
Cedarwood
Song 4 Someone(final minute was re-arranged to be a bit more upbeat)
Iris
Haven't Found
Out of Control

Sleep & Reach are the only new songs I haven't personally heard yet.

Bullet and Miracle got extensive work tonight(30 minutes each). Bullet is now a very involved Bono rant bookended by the start/finish of a song. Can't quite make it out but it's very passionate and Bono was changing it up from version to version a bit. "Fire in the hole" a couple times was the only thing I could make out. Edge fiddled with M-Drug for a long time and it seems to be a corner piece to the show with some kind of spoken work intro and segway into Streets that's happened 2-3 nights this week. MD could possibly be string section song #4 as I heard some fake strings.

Invisible into E-Better into Desire into California into M-Ways seems to be a front section loose grouping they done for 3-4 nights this week. Think set/show opener. Invisible is getting lots of work this week and tonight had yellow effects on the screen.

Breaking Wave and Troubles seem destined to be set closers of some kind(set 1, set 2 or encore closer)

Mysterious Ways was full band non-slide arrangement, but tonight was Larry on bongos instead of drum kit for the first minute. A very curious twist that I hope they explore. Some snippet I didn't catch before the "One day.." verse.

Sunday Bloody Sunday was a *MM*AA*SS*SS*II*VV*EE re-arrangement. Full band best described as flamenco belero version. Last week I was told SBS sounded different from a casual fan, but assumed he was referring to the "Barry White version" we've grimaced through on the last couple tours. it's obviously had extensive rehearsing. This along with Playboy Mansion, Electric-Co, Out Of Control and the new songs are by far the coolest thing I've heard out at the PNE and will be a highlight for difficult to please curmudgeon fans. Singing is changed a bit and Bono is singing a couple semi tones up from the 360 version with Edge/Bono doing some cool harmonies in the choruses. Some of the melody follows a common war march songs(IIRC, Johnny comes marching home...)

A Rogers Arena source says the Red Zone is BOTH sides of the catwalk. The "e-stage" will have a barricade right around it for regular GA. U2 selling $600 face value front row tickets is Eagles/Bon Jovi/Irving Azoff/Rolling Stones/Madonna territory and deserves fan ridicule.

There's seems to be "end" screens on both sides of the fancy video wall to show the same graphics which I think are projection screens. Tonight was the first time I've seen faint glimpse of live band member video on the giant screen which tells you it's really good quality playback for a "transparent" screen. They are really making use of the "widescreen" framing when shooting the band on a couple songs. Some songs have the band in B&W and others were colour. Streets used the tradition red lighting scheme with no flags in sight which may be "why am I reading this?" some but critical part of the show to fans going back 20-30 years.

Another fan report of a Johnny Cash cover. Doesn't appear to be "Take Your Guns To Town" or "Wanderer". See if I can find more info and hopefully it turns up again.

Interesting to switch where rz and GA Would be. Perhaps there was confusion from the source?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: daviddevaul on May 01, 2015, 08:10:32 AM
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Am I right in seeing the 'Red Zone' prevents General Admission from actually getting on the barrier and thus, Red Zone is the only way to get closest to the band? Well, thank you. That wasn't in the ticket details. I bought GA's on the basis that if I really felt the need to get right up to the barrier and be 6 feet from the band - not 20 feet - I could.

The photos you are seeing are from a few weeks ago when the stage was being assembled and built.  It has since changed.  The layout of the floor I mean.

Source?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on May 01, 2015, 08:14:43 AM
I am done. I can't handle the pressures and possibility of not being able to get the spot I desired. I will be back in 14 days. Vancouver, please make a point to the band to let GA have those rails if the worst happens.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on May 01, 2015, 08:27:33 AM
Just read that Ben E. King -- Stand By Me -- passed this morning. I think you can go ahead and pencil that in, at least for the first few shows.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miryclay on May 01, 2015, 08:31:41 AM
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Bad has that strong heroin addiction theme so it would make sense to keep this in the setlist for this themed tour.
Pride has that strong Mlk theme so it would not make sense to put that in the setlist for this themed tour.

Where the Streets have no Name has that strong Africa well theme so it would not make sense to put that in the setlist for this themed tour.
Africa is a continent and Vancouver is a city so perhaps that will have something to do with this themed tour
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miryclay on May 01, 2015, 08:32:26 AM
Such a shame I love his version of Stand by Me and of course Popmart version.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on May 01, 2015, 08:36:22 AM
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Such a shame I love his version of Stand by Me

Right? One of the greatest pop songs of all-time. U2's performance from Rotterdam is up on youtube, with Edge taking vocals halfway through. Awesome stuff.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on May 01, 2015, 08:39:05 AM
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Streets used the tradition red lighting scheme with no flags in sight which may be "why am I reading this?" some but critical part of the show to fans going back 20-30 years.


It is a critical part of the show for this fan, and thank you for the information. Now; what color are the three-symbol shirts? :)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: AchtungPop on May 01, 2015, 08:47:52 AM
I think people maybe expected more deep cuts, but Playboy Mansion & One Step Closer are so far out of left field, its pretty interesting. I wouldn't consider Miracle Drug a surprise, always thought it would be played again. But who thought they'd hear Playboy Mansion live in 2015? If they play it, I think that would make Pop and Boy the only albums where every song has been played?

And i'm sure people haven't heard everything, and we all know they could be adding more along the way. So far the potential setlists sound interesting. Wouldn't be surprised if they start playing Surrender, could fit with the theme. Even the elusive WILATW, considering Playboy Mansion and Acrobat could both easily fit as well.

Miracle Drug into Streets is something I'm excited about.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miryclay on May 01, 2015, 08:50:44 AM
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Bad has that strong heroin addiction theme so it would make sense to keep this in the setlist for this themed tour.
Pride has that strong Mlk theme so it would not make sense to put that in the setlist for this themed tour.

Where the Streets have no Name has that strong Africa well theme so it would not make sense to put that in the setlist for this themed tour.
There is a connection between Raised by Wolves and Bad in that they are about the same person.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: miryclay on May 01, 2015, 08:58:27 AM
Waffles take it easy OK.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Siberian Tiger on May 01, 2015, 09:35:31 AM
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Fotos of the stage are being removed via copyright

Doesn't the person who took the photo own the copyright?  Or perhaps they are the ones who want it taken down.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Siberian Tiger on May 01, 2015, 09:47:15 AM
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Bad has that strong heroin addiction theme so it would make sense to keep this in the setlist for this themed tour.
Pride has that strong Mlk theme so it would not make sense to put that in the setlist for this themed tour.

Where the Streets have no Name has that strong Africa well theme so it would not make sense to put that in the setlist for this themed tour.
There is a connection between Raised by Wolves and Bad in that they are about the same person.

Bono says in the album liner notes that they the two songs are directly connected. As much as anything this is a clue they will be during the show too, perhaps with Raised by Wolves the closer to the Innocence set and Bad the opener to the Experience set, and the beginning of the path to healing.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on May 01, 2015, 09:49:41 AM
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Bad has that strong heroin addiction theme so it would make sense to keep this in the setlist for this themed tour.
Pride has that strong Mlk theme so it would not make sense to put that in the setlist for this themed tour.

Where the Streets have no Name has that strong Africa well theme so it would not make sense to put that in the setlist for this themed tour.
There is a connection between Raised by Wolves and Bad in that they are about the same person.

Bono says in the album liner notes that they the two songs are directly connected. As much as anything this is a clue they will be during the show too, perhaps with Raised by Wolves the closer to the Innocence set and Bad the opener to the Experience set, and the beginning of the path to healing.

That makes a whole lot of sense to me.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: U2OnceAgain on May 01, 2015, 09:57:16 AM
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50+ shows (hearing damage), 44 year old adult, fan since inception, grew up my whole life with U2 tunes, love the band, have seen every tour since War tour......bored to ABSOLUTE DEATH  with Pride, Bullet, etc.. This is the reason I continually gravitate towards bands like Pearl Jam and their live show. Different show every night and unpredictable every night.  Of course, of course I know they are much different bands, I get it. But I just hope and pray that 80% or so of the show is "fresh"less road tested tunes!!

I'm with you on this one.
Add me too.  Some people just don't get you can be a hardcore and passionate fan but yet be objective and critical at the same time and when you say something negative they get all defensive and believe me I used to be that way but not any more.  When there is something good to say I say it and if there is something negative in my opinion i say it too and that what a forum is for.  It is not only to say good things and praise a band. What would be the point in that.

AMEN AMEN!!!!! BOOM BOOM
I'm also like you and have seen over 50 plus shows and going to 8 I&E show but after that ny times articlle I don't think 80 percent of songs are going to be fresh and according to that list of rehearsed songs it doesn't look that way.  but anyways looking forward to the new songs live and any deep cuts played and I'm sure once the beers start to flow will get into the hits.

For sure. Although I'm worn on the "hits" I do enjoy seeing how excited and emotional the others around me get when they play those tunes.  That helps!! 
I have also seen the band 50+ times and not every show was perfect. There were times I after seeing a show and going back for a 2nd or 3rd time I knew what was coming and when but that is to be expected on any tour. If someone is seeing a show live 8 times in a row and is getting tired of hearing the hits maybe its because 8 times in a row is an unusual number of shows and unless U2 had 8 different set lists and 200 songs ready to play you are going to see the same old same old, its what you have to deal with when seeing multiple shows.

Of course there are songs I wish they would bring out again, Homecoming, 2 hearts, both of those would knock my socks off if they played them live again.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Volcanogirl on May 01, 2015, 10:45:30 AM
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Just read that Ben E. King -- Stand By Me -- passed this morning. I think you can go ahead and pencil that in, at least for the first few shows.

Yes, sad news. I think a snippet can be expected. The B man will honour him!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: An Cat Dubh on May 01, 2015, 11:05:51 AM
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Am I right in seeing the 'Red Zone' prevents General Admission from actually getting on the barrier and thus, Red Zone is the only way to get closest to the band? Well, thank you. That wasn't in the ticket details. I bought GA's on the basis that if I really felt the need to get right up to the barrier and be 6 feet from the band - not 20 feet - I could.

I can not believe how U2 fans have evolved. Kind sir, are you for real? Wasn't in the ticket details - what the **** do you want them to say - "GA - sorry the closest you can get to the band is 20ft."

Unbelievable. Turn up at the show, pick your spot on the floor (you will have a great view wherever you are GA) and sit back and enjoy the show.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: m2 on May 01, 2015, 11:21:17 AM
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Am I right in seeing the 'Red Zone' prevents General Admission from actually getting on the barrier and thus, Red Zone is the only way to get closest to the band? Well, thank you. That wasn't in the ticket details. I bought GA's on the basis that if I really felt the need to get right up to the barrier and be 6 feet from the band - not 20 feet - I could.

I can not believe how U2 fans have evolved. Kind sir, are you for real? Wasn't in the ticket details - what the **** do you want them to say - "GA - sorry the closest you can get to the band is 20ft."

Unbelievable. Turn up at the show, pick your spot on the floor (you will have a great view wherever you are GA) and sit back and enjoy the show.

Seriously. Looking at those pics, there's not a bad spot anywhere ... but it seems to me the worst place (if you could call it that) on the floor is gonna be right up front against the rail. No thanks.

The pics actually make me want to be in the 100 level seats for a full view of the whole width with no one blocking the line of sight.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: zedg on May 01, 2015, 11:21:36 AM
Plenty of talk why this song or that song could/should be played due to the tour 'theme'. And sure, i agree with most of it but none of it makes any difference whatsoever. They will play new songs and incorporate whatever else they think people want to hear - not particularly songs with a similar 'theme'.

Exhibit 1:

Pop - More Songs of Innocence and Experience  (Propaganda, Issue 26, June 01, 1997)
http://www.atu2.com/news/pop-more-songs-of-innocence-and-experience.html
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: TheRobin on May 01, 2015, 11:40:06 AM
I'm super disappointed with U2's choice of Miracle and Playboy as 2 songs that they would pull out for this tour as rarities. With all the awesome gems in their catalog, these two very underwhelming songs are what we are going to get. Why not Please or Gone from Pop, or Peace and Love or Else into God Part II or Exit... Maybe I'm alone on this...
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markreed on May 01, 2015, 12:02:46 PM
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Am I right in seeing the 'Red Zone' prevents General Admission from actually getting on the barrier and thus, Red Zone is the only way to get closest to the band? Well, thank you. That wasn't in the ticket details. I bought GA's on the basis that if I really felt the need to get right up to the barrier and be 6 feet from the band - not 20 feet - I could.

I can not believe how U2 fans have evolved. Kind sir, are you for real? Wasn't in the ticket details - what the **** do you want them to say - "GA - sorry the closest you can get to the band is 20ft."

Unbelievable. Turn up at the show, pick your spot on the floor (you will have a great view wherever you are GA) and sit back and enjoy the show.

Seriously. Looking at those pics, there's not a bad spot anywhere ... but it seems to me the worst place (if you could call it that) on the floor is gonna be right up front against the rail. No thanks.

The pics actually make me want to be in the 100 level seats for a full view of the whole width with no one blocking the line of sight.

That's your takeaway from this? I think I made myself clear, but obviously I need to make it clearer. General Admission means exactly that. It doesn't mean "There's a First Class Section between you and the band"... even though that's exactly what these pictures depict. In my experience, sometimes people in the expensive seats aren't as in the moment as others and it kills the experience to see sometimes unengaged highrollers nearer the stage who would rather text than enjoy the experience. The way every other GA show I've ever seen - and I'm at about 1400 gigs in my life, so hardly unexperienced in these things - if you want to get on the rail and be the closest person in the venue to a band member, you can. The issue here is that Red Zone wasn't labelled as 'on the rail' - and it may not be, and I hope it isn't - but if it is - that's fairly shoddy. I'm doing 2,600 miles on this tour - being 15 foot from the rail and not on the rail matters.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: dougie on May 01, 2015, 12:06:02 PM
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I'm super disappointed with U2's choice of Miracle and Playboy as 2 songs that they would pull out for this tour as rarities. With all the awesome gems in their catalog, these two very underwhelming songs are what we are going to get. Why not Please or Gone from Pop, or Peace and Love or Else into God Part II or Exit... Maybe I'm alone on this...
You're not alone! I love your choice of songs to bring out. But, with Bono 'not wanting to let the fans down', special songs like the ones you mentioned  for us hardcore fans might be few.😢
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Swan269 on May 01, 2015, 12:41:42 PM
I always liked Miracle Drug Live.  I'll hold out on Mansion until I see/hear what its like.  It is nice to see them reach in a grab out Closer and Mansion.  Gives hope for almost anything.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on May 01, 2015, 12:56:51 PM
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Am I right in seeing the 'Red Zone' prevents General Admission from actually getting on the barrier and thus, Red Zone is the only way to get closest to the band? Well, thank you. That wasn't in the ticket details. I bought GA's on the basis that if I really felt the need to get right up to the barrier and be 6 feet from the band - not 20 feet - I could.

I can not believe how U2 fans have evolved. Kind sir, are you for real? Wasn't in the ticket details - what the **** do you want them to say - "GA - sorry the closest you can get to the band is 20ft."

Unbelievable. Turn up at the show, pick your spot on the floor (you will have a great view wherever you are GA) and sit back and enjoy the show.

Seriously. Looking at those pics, there's not a bad spot anywhere ... but it seems to me the worst place (if you could call it that) on the floor is gonna be right up front against the rail. No thanks.

The pics actually make me want to be in the 100 level seats for a full view of the whole width with no one blocking the line of sight.

That's your takeaway from this? I think I made myself clear, but obviously I need to make it clearer. General Admission means exactly that. It doesn't mean "There's a First Class Section between you and the band"... even though that's exactly what these pictures depict. In my experience, sometimes people in the expensive seats aren't as in the moment as others and it kills the experience to see sometimes unengaged highrollers nearer the stage who would rather text than enjoy the experience. The way every other GA show I've ever seen - and I'm at about 1400 gigs in my life, so hardly unexperienced in these things - if you want to get on the rail and be the closest person in the venue to a band member, you can. The issue here is that Red Zone wasn't labelled as 'on the rail' - and it may not be, and I hope it isn't - but if it is - that's fairly shoddy. I'm doing 2,600 miles on this tour - being 15 foot from the rail and not on the rail matters.

Finally someone who gets it. We didn't get what we paid for. Disappointing
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: An Cat Dubh on May 01, 2015, 01:08:50 PM
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Am I right in seeing the 'Red Zone' prevents General Admission from actually getting on the barrier and thus, Red Zone is the only way to get closest to the band? Well, thank you. That wasn't in the ticket details. I bought GA's on the basis that if I really felt the need to get right up to the barrier and be 6 feet from the band - not 20 feet - I could.

I can not believe how U2 fans have evolved. Kind sir, are you for real? Wasn't in the ticket details - what the **** do you want them to say - "GA - sorry the closest you can get to the band is 20ft."

Unbelievable. Turn up at the show, pick your spot on the floor (you will have a great view wherever you are GA) and sit back and enjoy the show.

Seriously. Looking at those pics, there's not a bad spot anywhere ... but it seems to me the worst place (if you could call it that) on the floor is gonna be right up front against the rail. No thanks.

The pics actually make me want to be in the 100 level seats for a full view of the whole width with no one blocking the line of sight.

That's your takeaway from this? I think I made myself clear, but obviously I need to make it clearer. General Admission means exactly that. It doesn't mean "There's a First Class Section between you and the band"... even though that's exactly what these pictures depict. In my experience, sometimes people in the expensive seats aren't as in the moment as others and it kills the experience to see sometimes unengaged highrollers nearer the stage who would rather text than enjoy the experience. The way every other GA show I've ever seen - and I'm at about 1400 gigs in my life, so hardly unexperienced in these things - if you want to get on the rail and be the closest person in the venue to a band member, you can. The issue here is that Red Zone wasn't labelled as 'on the rail' - and it may not be, and I hope it isn't - but if it is - that's fairly shoddy. I'm doing 2,600 miles on this tour - being 15 foot from the rail and not on the rail matters.

Finally someone who gets it. We didn't get what we paid for. Disappointing

Unbelievable. You are delusional sir.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markreed on May 01, 2015, 01:21:04 PM
Delusional? I'm not really in the mood for an argument, but namecalling isn't really going to persuade anyone to your perspective.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 01, 2015, 01:24:58 PM
 
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Am I right in seeing the 'Red Zone' prevents General Admission from actually getting on the barrier and thus, Red Zone is the only way to get closest to the band? Well, thank you. That wasn't in the ticket details. I bought GA's on the basis that if I really felt the need to get right up to the barrier and be 6 feet from the band - not 20 feet - I could.

I can not believe how U2 fans have evolved. Kind sir, are you for real? Wasn't in the ticket details - what the **** do you want them to say - "GA - sorry the closest you can get to the band is 20ft."

Unbelievable. Turn up at the show, pick your spot on the floor (you will have a great view wherever you are GA) and sit back and enjoy the show.

Seriously. Looking at those pics, there's not a bad spot anywhere ... but it seems to me the worst place (if you could call it that) on the floor is gonna be right up front against the rail. No thanks.

The pics actually make me want to be in the 100 level seats for a full view of the whole width with no one blocking the line of sight.

That's your takeaway from this? I think I made myself clear, but obviously I need to make it clearer. General Admission means exactly that. It doesn't mean "There's a First Class Section between you and the band"... even though that's exactly what these pictures depict. In my experience, sometimes people in the expensive seats aren't as in the moment as others and it kills the experience to see sometimes unengaged highrollers nearer the stage who would rather text than enjoy the experience. The way every other GA show I've ever seen - and I'm at about 1400 gigs in my life, so hardly unexperienced in these things - if you want to get on the rail and be the closest person in the venue to a band member, you can. The issue here is that Red Zone wasn't labelled as 'on the rail' - and it may not be, and I hope it isn't - but if it is - that's fairly shoddy. I'm doing 2,600 miles on this tour - being 15 foot from the rail and not on the rail matters.

You know, U2 could have called it quits after NLOTH. No more tours, no more new albums which in turn would mean SOI never gets made. I just don't understand why somebody would moan and groan so much about a band they apparently (and it's hard to really know at this point) like. With a live experience, I can't see how "some fans not being into it" could ruin your experience.

And also, I'm not trying to attack you, just merely looking at what's been said here.

How about this? Go to the concert with one goal in mind: To watch a band you love perform, and to enjoy the show. Don't concern yourself with how anybody else is enjoying the show or if they aren't cheering and singing for every single song, worry about only you enjoying the show. If somebody wants to text during the show, who gives a F***? Don't let that one person detract from your experience.

And if the tickets you got were saying something different, well sorry to hear that. Sometimes stuff happens that's out of your control, but sometimes you just have to make the best of it. Regardless, if you're in GA in an arena, chances are you're going to be pretty damn close to the stage
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: wik73 on May 01, 2015, 01:28:14 PM

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Just read that Ben E. King -- Stand By Me -- passed this morning. I think you can go ahead and pencil that in, at least for the first few shows.

It's a given.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: u2CanHappenToAnyone on May 01, 2015, 01:30:24 PM
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Am I right in seeing the 'Red Zone' prevents General Admission from actually getting on the barrier and thus, Red Zone is the only way to get closest to the band? Well, thank you. That wasn't in the ticket details. I bought GA's on the basis that if I really felt the need to get right up to the barrier and be 6 feet from the band - not 20 feet - I could.

I can not believe how U2 fans have evolved. Kind sir, are you for real? Wasn't in the ticket details - what the **** do you want them to say - "GA - sorry the closest you can get to the band is 20ft."

Unbelievable. Turn up at the show, pick your spot on the floor (you will have a great view wherever you are GA) and sit back and enjoy the show.

Seriously. Looking at those pics, there's not a bad spot anywhere ... but it seems to me the worst place (if you could call it that) on the floor is gonna be right up front against the rail. No thanks.

The pics actually make me want to be in the 100 level seats for a full view of the whole width with no one blocking the line of sight.

That's your takeaway from this? I think I made myself clear, but obviously I need to make it clearer. General Admission means exactly that. It doesn't mean "There's a First Class Section between you and the band"... even though that's exactly what these pictures depict. In my experience, sometimes people in the expensive seats aren't as in the moment as others and it kills the experience to see sometimes unengaged highrollers nearer the stage who would rather text than enjoy the experience. The way every other GA show I've ever seen - and I'm at about 1400 gigs in my life, so hardly unexperienced in these things - if you want to get on the rail and be the closest person in the venue to a band member, you can. The issue here is that Red Zone wasn't labelled as 'on the rail' - and it may not be, and I hope it isn't - but if it is - that's fairly shoddy. I'm doing 2,600 miles on this tour - being 15 foot from the rail and not on the rail matters.

Finally someone who gets it. We didn't get what we paid for. Disappointing

That's completely hilarious. You didn't get what you paid for? You paid for a spot on the rail? No you didn't - you paid for an SRO ticket. And where is it confirmed Red Zone is a barrier to every single rail spot? From one bootleg photo from the earliest days of the rehearsal space? How about this - sell your ticket (to me or anyone else you choose) and thus avoid all manner of disappointment.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markt on May 01, 2015, 01:32:20 PM
From looking at the pics I thought that the red zone was only taped along the whole length of the catwalk on one side.  The photo which includes the screen shows no red zone and GA right up to the barrier.  Is that correct?

It seems to me that there is still an opportunity for GA fans to get up against the barrier but I haven't read every post in this discussion so maybe I am missing something.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markreed on May 01, 2015, 01:35:00 PM
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Am I right in seeing the 'Red Zone' prevents General Admission from actually getting on the barrier and thus, Red Zone is the only way to get closest to the band? Well, thank you. That wasn't in the ticket details. I bought GA's on the basis that if I really felt the need to get right up to the barrier and be 6 feet from the band - not 20 feet - I could.

I can not believe how U2 fans have evolved. Kind sir, are you for real? Wasn't in the ticket details - what the **** do you want them to say - "GA - sorry the closest you can get to the band is 20ft."

Unbelievable. Turn up at the show, pick your spot on the floor (you will have a great view wherever you are GA) and sit back and enjoy the show.

Seriously. Looking at those pics, there's not a bad spot anywhere ... but it seems to me the worst place (if you could call it that) on the floor is gonna be right up front against the rail. No thanks.

The pics actually make me want to be in the 100 level seats for a full view of the whole width with no one blocking the line of sight.

That's your takeaway from this? I think I made myself clear, but obviously I need to make it clearer. General Admission means exactly that. It doesn't mean "There's a First Class Section between you and the band"... even though that's exactly what these pictures depict. In my experience, sometimes people in the expensive seats aren't as in the moment as others and it kills the experience to see sometimes unengaged highrollers nearer the stage who would rather text than enjoy the experience. The way every other GA show I've ever seen - and I'm at about 1400 gigs in my life, so hardly unexperienced in these things - if you want to get on the rail and be the closest person in the venue to a band member, you can. The issue here is that Red Zone wasn't labelled as 'on the rail' - and it may not be, and I hope it isn't - but if it is - that's fairly shoddy. I'm doing 2,600 miles on this tour - being 15 foot from the rail and not on the rail matters.

You know, U2 could have called it quits after NLOTH. No more tours, no more new albums which in turn would mean SOI never gets made. I just don't understand why somebody would moan and groan so much about a band they apparently (and it's hard to really know at this point) like. With a live experience, I can't see how "some fans not being into it" could ruin your experience.

And also, I'm not trying to attack you, just merely looking at what's been said here.

How about this? Go to the concert with one goal in mind: To watch a band you love perform, and to enjoy the show. Don't concern yourself with how anybody else is enjoying the show or if they aren't cheering and singing for every single song, worry about only you enjoying the show. If somebody wants to text during the show, who gives a F***? Don't let that one person detract from your experience.

And if the tickets you got were saying something different, well sorry to hear that. Sometimes stuff happens that's out of your control, but sometimes you just have to make the best of it. Regardless, if you're in GA in an arena, chances are you're going to be pretty damn close to the stage

If they'd've been straight up that the Red Zone is next to the band, and GA is (potentially) behind a second barrier 15 feet further away, I'd've made a different decision and bought different tickets. That's the issue here. General Admission is not the same as Segregated Admission. Let's not let the band off the hook on this, it was an omission of relevant information at the time of sale.

However, as I have said more than once, I hope on the day of the show it pans out rather differently.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 01, 2015, 01:42:04 PM
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Am I right in seeing the 'Red Zone' prevents General Admission from actually getting on the barrier and thus, Red Zone is the only way to get closest to the band? Well, thank you. That wasn't in the ticket details. I bought GA's on the basis that if I really felt the need to get right up to the barrier and be 6 feet from the band - not 20 feet - I could.

I can not believe how U2 fans have evolved. Kind sir, are you for real? Wasn't in the ticket details - what the **** do you want them to say - "GA - sorry the closest you can get to the band is 20ft."

Unbelievable. Turn up at the show, pick your spot on the floor (you will have a great view wherever you are GA) and sit back and enjoy the show.

Seriously. Looking at those pics, there's not a bad spot anywhere ... but it seems to me the worst place (if you could call it that) on the floor is gonna be right up front against the rail. No thanks.

The pics actually make me want to be in the 100 level seats for a full view of the whole width with no one blocking the line of sight.

That's your takeaway from this? I think I made myself clear, but obviously I need to make it clearer. General Admission means exactly that. It doesn't mean "There's a First Class Section between you and the band"... even though that's exactly what these pictures depict. In my experience, sometimes people in the expensive seats aren't as in the moment as others and it kills the experience to see sometimes unengaged highrollers nearer the stage who would rather text than enjoy the experience. The way every other GA show I've ever seen - and I'm at about 1400 gigs in my life, so hardly unexperienced in these things - if you want to get on the rail and be the closest person in the venue to a band member, you can. The issue here is that Red Zone wasn't labelled as 'on the rail' - and it may not be, and I hope it isn't - but if it is - that's fairly shoddy. I'm doing 2,600 miles on this tour - being 15 foot from the rail and not on the rail matters.

You know, U2 could have called it quits after NLOTH. No more tours, no more new albums which in turn would mean SOI never gets made. I just don't understand why somebody would moan and groan so much about a band they apparently (and it's hard to really know at this point) like. With a live experience, I can't see how "some fans not being into it" could ruin your experience.

And also, I'm not trying to attack you, just merely looking at what's been said here.

How about this? Go to the concert with one goal in mind: To watch a band you love perform, and to enjoy the show. Don't concern yourself with how anybody else is enjoying the show or if they aren't cheering and singing for every single song, worry about only you enjoying the show. If somebody wants to text during the show, who gives a F***? Don't let that one person detract from your experience.

And if the tickets you got were saying something different, well sorry to hear that. Sometimes stuff happens that's out of your control, but sometimes you just have to make the best of it. Regardless, if you're in GA in an arena, chances are you're going to be pretty damn close to the stage

If they'd've been straight up that the Red Zone is next to the band, and GA is (potentially) behind a second barrier 15 feet further away, I'd've made a different decision and bought different tickets. That's the issue here. General Admission is not the same as Segregated Admission. Let's not let the band off the hook on this, it was an omission of relevant information at the time of sale.

However, as I have said more than once, I hope on the day of the show it pans out rather differently.

Yeah we're just gonna have to wait and see. All we have right now is one photo with evident of this, so perhaps plans were changed, or maybe things work differently. Given the sizes of the red zone areas, I wouldn't be surprised if there are not many people who bought red zone tickets, and instead they would just allow regular GA to fill the remaining space.

All in all, don't fret too much over it dude. Like I said too, you're still going to be in a good spot  :)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on May 01, 2015, 01:49:55 PM
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That's your takeaway from this? I think I made myself clear, but obviously I need to make it clearer. General Admission means exactly that. It doesn't mean "There's a First Class Section between you and the band"... even though that's exactly what these pictures depict. In my experience, sometimes people in the expensive seats aren't as in the moment as others and it kills the experience to see sometimes unengaged highrollers nearer the stage who would rather text than enjoy the experience. The way every other GA show I've ever seen - and I'm at about 1400 gigs in my life, so hardly unexperienced in these things - if you want to get on the rail and be the closest person in the venue to a band member, you can. The issue here is that Red Zone wasn't labelled as 'on the rail' - and it may not be, and I hope it isn't - but if it is - that's fairly shoddy. I'm doing 2,600 miles on this tour - being 15 foot from the rail and not on the rail matters.

Why are you looking at unengaged high-rollers instead of the band? If I am at a U2 show, nothing short of Shirley Manson streaking through the arena is going to take my focus off the stage.

Anyone who thought the Red Zone was going to be on one end of the arena or the other didn't fully think it through. I am sorry that you feel like you have to be 20 feet away from the band to enjoy the show. What would you say to people who cannot do GA at all due to health problems, being 4 feet tall, or unable to stand outside all day to get within 20 feet of the stage?

I think you need to take a breath, calm down, and consider how ridiculous you sound right now by looking at this from the above perspective. Are you or are you not going to see U2? At those 1400 gigs, did you have to be within 20 feet to have a good time?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markreed on May 01, 2015, 01:52:51 PM
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Am I right in seeing the 'Red Zone' prevents General Admission from actually getting on the barrier and thus, Red Zone is the only way to get closest to the band? Well, thank you. That wasn't in the ticket details. I bought GA's on the basis that if I really felt the need to get right up to the barrier and be 6 feet from the band - not 20 feet - I could.

I can not believe how U2 fans have evolved. Kind sir, are you for real? Wasn't in the ticket details - what the **** do you want them to say - "GA - sorry the closest you can get to the band is 20ft."

Unbelievable. Turn up at the show, pick your spot on the floor (you will have a great view wherever you are GA) and sit back and enjoy the show.

Seriously. Looking at those pics, there's not a bad spot anywhere ... but it seems to me the worst place (if you could call it that) on the floor is gonna be right up front against the rail. No thanks.

The pics actually make me want to be in the 100 level seats for a full view of the whole width with no one blocking the line of sight.

That's your takeaway from this? I think I made myself clear, but obviously I need to make it clearer. General Admission means exactly that. It doesn't mean "There's a First Class Section between you and the band"... even though that's exactly what these pictures depict. In my experience, sometimes people in the expensive seats aren't as in the moment as others and it kills the experience to see sometimes unengaged highrollers nearer the stage who would rather text than enjoy the experience. The way every other GA show I've ever seen - and I'm at about 1400 gigs in my life, so hardly unexperienced in these things - if you want to get on the rail and be the closest person in the venue to a band member, you can. The issue here is that Red Zone wasn't labelled as 'on the rail' - and it may not be, and I hope it isn't - but if it is - that's fairly shoddy. I'm doing 2,600 miles on this tour - being 15 foot from the rail and not on the rail matters.

You know, U2 could have called it quits after NLOTH. No more tours, no more new albums which in turn would mean SOI never gets made. I just don't understand why somebody would moan and groan so much about a band they apparently (and it's hard to really know at this point) like. With a live experience, I can't see how "some fans not being into it" could ruin your experience.

And also, I'm not trying to attack you, just merely looking at what's been said here.

How about this? Go to the concert with one goal in mind: To watch a band you love perform, and to enjoy the show. Don't concern yourself with how anybody else is enjoying the show or if they aren't cheering and singing for every single song, worry about only you enjoying the show. If somebody wants to text during the show, who gives a F***? Don't let that one person detract from your experience.

And if the tickets you got were saying something different, well sorry to hear that. Sometimes stuff happens that's out of your control, but sometimes you just have to make the best of it. Regardless, if you're in GA in an arena, chances are you're going to be pretty damn close to the stage

If they'd've been straight up that the Red Zone is next to the band, and GA is (potentially) behind a second barrier 15 feet further away, I'd've made a different decision and bought different tickets. That's the issue here. General Admission is not the same as Segregated Admission. Let's not let the band off the hook on this, it was an omission of relevant information at the time of sale.

However, as I have said more than once, I hope on the day of the show it pans out rather differently.

Yeah we're just gonna have to wait and see. All we have right now is one photo with evident of this, so perhaps plans were changed, or maybe things work differently. Given the sizes of the red zone areas, I wouldn't be surprised if there are not many people who bought red zone tickets, and instead they would just allow regular GA to fill the remaining space.

All in all, don't fret too much over it dude. Like I said too, you're still going to be in a good spot  :)

I never said I wasn't. :)

I'm doing 6 shows - potentially up to 9 - and that's my big indulgence, U2 shows. I forgo holidays and seeing Pyramids and that kind of thing - as many of us do - in order to experience the best band in the world multiple times on the rare occasions they go round the world every 5 or so years. I've never seen a bad show, though the night Bono announced that his dad was on the brink of death in Manchester was uneven for all sort of reasons, and I'm sure every show will be unforgettable. I don't - myself - feel particularly strongly about being on the barrier, but certainly some people feel extremely strongly about it. It's more that perhaps the band / management could have been more open about the ticketing - if that is the case.

Seeing U2 is a rare experience, and undoubtedly, there is only a finite number of U2 shows left. But that doesn't mean they get a free pass. Sometimes, the fans that criticise the most are those that also love the band a lot. Sometimes fans moan and whinge because they care.

p.s. I'm not looking at highend rollers, but when someone's standing two feet away from you talking loudly about something and they've a big white light shining in your face, you can't NOT notice that kind of behaviour.

Imagine if you've flown from Australia to Vancouver and camped out for three days to get a good spot, and find out you're 20 feet away from the band behind a barrier because you didn't pay that extra $$$ for the Red Zone ticket? Yeah, you'd be unhappy.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markt on May 01, 2015, 01:58:21 PM
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Am I right in seeing the 'Red Zone' prevents General Admission from actually getting on the barrier and thus, Red Zone is the only way to get closest to the band? Well, thank you. That wasn't in the ticket details. I bought GA's on the basis that if I really felt the need to get right up to the barrier and be 6 feet from the band - not 20 feet - I could.

I can not believe how U2 fans have evolved. Kind sir, are you for real? Wasn't in the ticket details - what the **** do you want them to say - "GA - sorry the closest you can get to the band is 20ft."

Unbelievable. Turn up at the show, pick your spot on the floor (you will have a great view wherever you are GA) and sit back and enjoy the show.

Seriously. Looking at those pics, there's not a bad spot anywhere ... but it seems to me the worst place (if you could call it that) on the floor is gonna be right up front against the rail. No thanks.

The pics actually make me want to be in the 100 level seats for a full view of the whole width with no one blocking the line of sight.

That's your takeaway from this? I think I made myself clear, but obviously I need to make it clearer. General Admission means exactly that. It doesn't mean "There's a First Class Section between you and the band"... even though that's exactly what these pictures depict. In my experience, sometimes people in the expensive seats aren't as in the moment as others and it kills the experience to see sometimes unengaged highrollers nearer the stage who would rather text than enjoy the experience. The way every other GA show I've ever seen - and I'm at about 1400 gigs in my life, so hardly unexperienced in these things - if you want to get on the rail and be the closest person in the venue to a band member, you can. The issue here is that Red Zone wasn't labelled as 'on the rail' - and it may not be, and I hope it isn't - but if it is - that's fairly shoddy. I'm doing 2,600 miles on this tour - being 15 foot from the rail and not on the rail matters.

You know, U2 could have called it quits after NLOTH. No more tours, no more new albums which in turn would mean SOI never gets made. I just don't understand why somebody would moan and groan so much about a band they apparently (and it's hard to really know at this point) like. With a live experience, I can't see how "some fans not being into it" could ruin your experience.

And also, I'm not trying to attack you, just merely looking at what's been said here.

How about this? Go to the concert with one goal in mind: To watch a band you love perform, and to enjoy the show. Don't concern yourself with how anybody else is enjoying the show or if they aren't cheering and singing for every single song, worry about only you enjoying the show. If somebody wants to text during the show, who gives a F***? Don't let that one person detract from your experience.

And if the tickets you got were saying something different, well sorry to hear that. Sometimes stuff happens that's out of your control, but sometimes you just have to make the best of it. Regardless, if you're in GA in an arena, chances are you're going to be pretty damn close to the stage

If they'd've been straight up that the Red Zone is next to the band, and GA is (potentially) behind a second barrier 15 feet further away, I'd've made a different decision and bought different tickets. That's the issue here. General Admission is not the same as Segregated Admission. Let's not let the band off the hook on this, it was an omission of relevant information at the time of sale.

However, as I have said more than once, I hope on the day of the show it pans out rather differently.

Yeah we're just gonna have to wait and see. All we have right now is one photo with evident of this, so perhaps plans were changed, or maybe things work differently. Given the sizes of the red zone areas, I wouldn't be surprised if there are not many people who bought red zone tickets, and instead they would just allow regular GA to fill the remaining space.

All in all, don't fret too much over it dude. Like I said too, you're still going to be in a good spot  :)

I never said I wasn't. :)

I'm doing 6 shows - potentially up to 9 - and that's my big indulgence, U2 shows. I forgo holidays and seeing Pyramids and that kind of thing - as many of us do - in order to experience the best band in the world multiple times on the rare occasions they go round the world every 5 or so years. I've never seen a bad show, though the night Bono announced that his dad was on the brink of death in Manchester was uneven for all sort of reasons, and I'm sure every show will be unforgettable. I don't - myself - feel particularly strongly about being on the barrier, but certainly some people feel extremely strongly about it. It's more that perhaps the band / management could have been more open about the ticketing - if that is the case.

Seeing U2 is a rare experience, and undoubtedly, there is only a finite number of U2 shows left. But that doesn't mean they get a free pass. Sometimes, the fans that criticise the most are those that also love the band a lot. Sometimes fans moan and whinge because they care.

p.s. I'm not looking at highend rollers, but when someone's standing two feet away from you talking loudly about something and they've a big white light shining in your face, you can't NOT notice that kind of behaviour.

Imagine if you've flown from Australia to Vancouver and camped out for three days to get a good spot, and find out you're 20 feet away from the band behind a barrier because you didn't pay that extra $$$ for the Red Zone ticket? Yeah, you'd be unhappy.

@markreed - did you see my post #605?  I not suggesting you have this wrong (it's more likely to be me) but I am just trying to understand why you think GA is not up to the barrier on just one side of the catwalk.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Chrisedge on May 01, 2015, 01:58:37 PM
The self-entitled rail folks are out in force. What would a seated ticket cost for U2, 15 - 20 feet from the stage on the floor? What would it be on the aftermarket? Yet people b**** if they are not right up front.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on May 01, 2015, 02:00:14 PM
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The self-entitled rail folks are out in force. What would a seated ticket cost for U2, 15 - 20 feet from the stage on the floor? What would it be on the aftermarket? Yet people b**** if they are not right up front.

I'd say $800 face and double that at least on the secondary market, and thank you for pointing this out.
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Post by: Saint1322 on May 01, 2015, 02:01:58 PM
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p.s. I'm not looking at highend rollers, but when someone's standing two feet away from you talking loudly about something and they've a big white light shining in your face, you can't NOT notice that kind of behaviour.

That's when you nip that crap in the bud and ask nicely that they knock it off. The second time, you tell them that the next time you have to ask you are going to have security with you. Watch the phone go into the pocket.
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Post by: markreed on May 01, 2015, 02:03:14 PM
Can people actually read here? Let's highlight something you all seemed to miss:

" I don't - myself - feel particularly strongly about being on the barrier, but certainly some people feel extremely strongly about it."

Read that again. I'm not one of the self-entitled Rail Folk you deride. But they have feelings too. Just like Larry pointed out that "Rich people have feelings too."

So why not respect other people's views?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markreed on May 01, 2015, 02:03:49 PM
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p.s. I'm not looking at highend rollers, but when someone's standing two feet away from you talking loudly about something and they've a big white light shining in your face, you can't NOT notice that kind of behaviour.

That's when you nip that crap in the bud and ask nicely that they knock it off. The second time, you tell them that the next time you have to ask you are going to have security with you. Watch the phone go into the pocket.

yeah, I do. Kinda spoils the moment though.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Chrisedge on May 01, 2015, 02:05:42 PM
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Imagine if you've flown from Australia to Vancouver and camped out for three days to get a good spot, and find out you're 20 feet away from the band behind a barrier because you didn't pay that extra $$$ for the Red Zone ticket? Yeah, you'd be unhappy.

I imagine if I flew anywhere that distance to see a band, I would take in the lovely city, visit the local museums, shops and attractions and not waste 3 days waiting in a line, when I don't even know what the deal is. (Oh, BTW the way, that is exactly what I am doing)

I would never wait in a line for opening night, remember all the people freaking out on Vertigo at the scanner lottery? Oh boo hoo. Someone got a spot in front of me.
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Post by: Saint1322 on May 01, 2015, 02:05:47 PM
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p.s. I'm not looking at highend rollers, but when someone's standing two feet away from you talking loudly about something and they've a big white light shining in your face, you can't NOT notice that kind of behaviour.

That's when you nip that crap in the bud and ask nicely that they knock it off. The second time, you tell them that the next time you have to ask you are going to have security with you. Watch the phone go into the pocket.

yeah, I do. Kinda spoils the moment though.

I understand. Security was bugging me in the heart on Elevation to help them get the attention of a guy who was smoking weed out in the middle. Kind of ruined New Year's Day for me. I finally told the guy 'Listen; I want to help you, but I'm not the one breaking the rules, and you are kind of annoying me.'
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Post by: markreed on May 01, 2015, 02:07:20 PM
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Imagine if you've flown from Australia to Vancouver and camped out for three days to get a good spot, and find out you're 20 feet away from the band behind a barrier because you didn't pay that extra $$$ for the Red Zone ticket? Yeah, you'd be unhappy.

I imagine if I flew anywhere that distance to see a band, I would take in the lovely city, visit the local museums, shops and attractions and not waste 3 days waiting in a line, when I don't even know what the deal is. (Oh, BTW the way, that is exactly what I am doing)

I would never wait in a line for opening night, remember all the people freaking out on Vertigo at the scanner lottery? Oh boo hoo. Someone got a spot in front of me.

Yeah. When we did the 360 opening night we spent the time seeing a part of the world we'd never been to, not sitting on a concrete floor overnight in 100+ degrees heat, but hey, everyone's different.
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Post by: EdgeFest [Zenmaster360] on May 01, 2015, 02:13:14 PM
So, just a question to the people who are so upset.

How many times have you been up front at a U2 concert?

At what point are people going to realize that

A) There's a HELL of a lot of people who love this band, not just you.  Maybe sometimes others need a chance to be up front.
B) Since when are people who afford a more expensive ticket not as big of a fan as 'you'? 
C) What other concerts do you go to where you don't pay a premium for the best seats?

There's a lot of expense that goes into seeing shows that isn't just the cost of a concert ticket.  I have airplane/hotel expenses just to see the friggin band that I love.  The concert ticket or where I end up is secondary.  I'm just so damn thrilled to be AT a U2 concert in the first place.  What do you think the band should do to appease you?  Have you ever actually camped out for 16 hours to be at the front?  You know who actually screws you over at 4:30 right before the doors open?  OTHER FANS.  It's not U2, it's people who think they are entitled to be up at the front row in the centre EVERY SINGLE SHOW. 

What are you suggesting? If they sold tickets for $10000 or $10 to be 'up front', the supply and demand wouldn't guarantee that you'd get there.  What, to you, should guarantee that you get front row centre?  Why are fans that pay more for tickets somehow secondary to you? 
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Post by: markreed on May 01, 2015, 02:17:17 PM
Tsk. Seems some peopel are slow off the mark here. If Red Zone means you can't get on the barrier, it's not unreasonable for this factor - which is actually a big deal to some people - to be known at the time of purchase.
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Post by: markt on May 01, 2015, 02:21:53 PM
I posted this twice on the previous page but 3rd time lucky...  :).

Check the photo which shows the screen... there is no red zone next to the catwalk.  What am I missing??
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Post by: Saint1322 on May 01, 2015, 02:22:42 PM
I can understand wishing for more information at the time of purchase, but GA floor is GA floor, and the Red Zone is a small, reserved GA area near the stage.

We knew that before the tickets went on sale, right? Buying tickets before seeing the stage design is always a crap-shoot.
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Post by: markreed on May 01, 2015, 02:23:29 PM
Maybe they've reconfigured it, or the RZ is on one side only? I can't see the photo though!
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Post by: markt on May 01, 2015, 02:26:04 PM
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Maybe they've reconfigured it, or the RZ is on one side only? I can't see the photo though!

I would post a link but not sure that is allowed..: just google with the keywords - U2 Vancouver stage - and filter the results to the last week.  You will find the pics...

As I mentioned in my previous posts it seems to me that RZ is along one side, not both.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 01, 2015, 02:26:36 PM
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I never said I wasn't. :)

I'm doing 6 shows - potentially up to 9 - and that's my big indulgence, U2 shows. I forgo holidays and seeing Pyramids and that kind of thing - as many of us do - in order to experience the best band in the world multiple times on the rare occasions they go round the world every 5 or so years. I've never seen a bad show, though the night Bono announced that his dad was on the brink of death in Manchester was uneven for all sort of reasons, and I'm sure every show will be unforgettable. I don't - myself - feel particularly strongly about being on the barrier, but certainly some people feel extremely strongly about it. It's more that perhaps the band / management could have been more open about the ticketing - if that is the case.

Seeing U2 is a rare experience, and undoubtedly, there is only a finite number of U2 shows left. But that doesn't mean they get a free pass. Sometimes, the fans that criticise the most are those that also love the band a lot. Sometimes fans moan and whinge because they care.

p.s. I'm not looking at highend rollers, but when someone's standing two feet away from you talking loudly about something and they've a big white light shining in your face, you can't NOT notice that kind of behaviour.

Imagine if you've flown from Australia to Vancouver and camped out for three days to get a good spot, and find out you're 20 feet away from the band behind a barrier because you didn't pay that extra $$$ for the Red Zone ticket? Yeah, you'd be unhappy.

Lucky you! I wish I could get the opportunity to go to see them that many times. At the most, I might see two shows, but most likely it'll be one show   in MSG.

And thinking about it now, I might be somewhat upset about a person being in a better spot than me just because they have deeper pockets, but I wouldn't really let it deter my enjoyment much if at all.

Oh, speaking of that Manchester show, in terms of overall emotion, was that show more powerful in a way because of that. Curious because I remember reading accounts of people who went to shows before and after his father passing away that said it was almost a surreal experience in a way.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Swan269 on May 01, 2015, 02:41:49 PM
remember the Boston GA Heart fiasco, now that was poop.
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Post by: markreed on May 01, 2015, 02:45:45 PM
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I never said I wasn't. :)

I'm doing 6 shows - potentially up to 9 - and that's my big indulgence, U2 shows. I forgo holidays and seeing Pyramids and that kind of thing - as many of us do - in order to experience the best band in the world multiple times on the rare occasions they go round the world every 5 or so years. I've never seen a bad show, though the night Bono announced that his dad was on the brink of death in Manchester was uneven for all sort of reasons, and I'm sure every show will be unforgettable. I don't - myself - feel particularly strongly about being on the barrier, but certainly some people feel extremely strongly about it. It's more that perhaps the band / management could have been more open about the ticketing - if that is the case.

Seeing U2 is a rare experience, and undoubtedly, there is only a finite number of U2 shows left. But that doesn't mean they get a free pass. Sometimes, the fans that criticise the most are those that also love the band a lot. Sometimes fans moan and whinge because they care.

p.s. I'm not looking at highend rollers, but when someone's standing two feet away from you talking loudly about something and they've a big white light shining in your face, you can't NOT notice that kind of behaviour.

Imagine if you've flown from Australia to Vancouver and camped out for three days to get a good spot, and find out you're 20 feet away from the band behind a barrier because you didn't pay that extra $$$ for the Red Zone ticket? Yeah, you'd be unhappy.

Lucky you! I wish I could get the opportunity to go to see them that many times. At the most, I might see two shows, but most likely it'll be one show   in MSG.

And thinking about it now, I might be somewhat upset about a person being in a better spot than me just because they have deeper pockets, but I wouldn't really let it deter my enjoyment much if at all.

Oh, speaking of that Manchester show, in terms of overall emotion, was that show more powerful in a way because of that. Curious because I remember reading accounts of people who went to shows before and after his father passing away that said it was almost a surreal experience in a way.

Manchester 2001 was a really odd show. It felt out of sorts, Bono's voice was rough, and there seemed to be a bit of a collective slump when Bono announced his father was about to die, as if all the air had suddenly been sucked out of the room. I defintely had a "Did he just say THAT?" moment and the show took a deep dip in tone until the end of the acoustic set. Then, when you had Bad and Streets right next to each other, it cures almost everything.

http://www.thefinalword.co.uk/content/view/286/ is what I wrote at the time.
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Post by: Jswallow on May 01, 2015, 02:51:54 PM
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I never said I wasn't. :)

I'm doing 6 shows - potentially up to 9 - and that's my big indulgence, U2 shows. I forgo holidays and seeing Pyramids and that kind of thing - as many of us do - in order to experience the best band in the world multiple times on the rare occasions they go round the world every 5 or so years. I've never seen a bad show, though the night Bono announced that his dad was on the brink of death in Manchester was uneven for all sort of reasons, and I'm sure every show will be unforgettable. I don't - myself - feel particularly strongly about being on the barrier, but certainly some people feel extremely strongly about it. It's more that perhaps the band / management could have been more open about the ticketing - if that is the case.

Seeing U2 is a rare experience, and undoubtedly, there is only a finite number of U2 shows left. But that doesn't mean they get a free pass. Sometimes, the fans that criticise the most are those that also love the band a lot. Sometimes fans moan and whinge because they care.

p.s. I'm not looking at highend rollers, but when someone's standing two feet away from you talking loudly about something and they've a big white light shining in your face, you can't NOT notice that kind of behaviour.

Imagine if you've flown from Australia to Vancouver and camped out for three days to get a good spot, and find out you're 20 feet away from the band behind a barrier because you didn't pay that extra $$$ for the Red Zone ticket? Yeah, you'd be unhappy.

Lucky you! I wish I could get the opportunity to go to see them that many times. At the most, I might see two shows, but most likely it'll be one show   in MSG.

And thinking about it now, I might be somewhat upset about a person being in a better spot than me just because they have deeper pockets, but I wouldn't really let it deter my enjoyment much if at all.

Oh, speaking of that Manchester show, in terms of overall emotion, was that show more powerful in a way because of that. Curious because I remember reading accounts of people who went to shows before and after his father passing away that said it was almost a surreal experience in a way.
I was at the Manchester show it was an amazing night.. 1st of all it was a red hot night & it was boiling in the venue...my mate had to be pulled out of GA during Streets cos he nearly fainted ( Lightweight ) when Bono was telling the crowd his father was dying you could of heard a pin drop ,, One of the best U2 shows ive ever been to so emotional
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: markt on May 01, 2015, 03:04:08 PM
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I never said I wasn't. :)

I'm doing 6 shows - potentially up to 9 - and that's my big indulgence, U2 shows. I forgo holidays and seeing Pyramids and that kind of thing - as many of us do - in order to experience the best band in the world multiple times on the rare occasions they go round the world every 5 or so years. I've never seen a bad show, though the night Bono announced that his dad was on the brink of death in Manchester was uneven for all sort of reasons, and I'm sure every show will be unforgettable. I don't - myself - feel particularly strongly about being on the barrier, but certainly some people feel extremely strongly about it. It's more that perhaps the band / management could have been more open about the ticketing - if that is the case.

Seeing U2 is a rare experience, and undoubtedly, there is only a finite number of U2 shows left. But that doesn't mean they get a free pass. Sometimes, the fans that criticise the most are those that also love the band a lot. Sometimes fans moan and whinge because they care.

p.s. I'm not looking at highend rollers, but when someone's standing two feet away from you talking loudly about something and they've a big white light shining in your face, you can't NOT notice that kind of behaviour.

Imagine if you've flown from Australia to Vancouver and camped out for three days to get a good spot, and find out you're 20 feet away from the band behind a barrier because you didn't pay that extra $$$ for the Red Zone ticket? Yeah, you'd be unhappy.

Lucky you! I wish I could get the opportunity to go to see them that many times. At the most, I might see two shows, but most likely it'll be one show   in MSG.

And thinking about it now, I might be somewhat upset about a person being in a better spot than me just because they have deeper pockets, but I wouldn't really let it deter my enjoyment much if at all.

Oh, speaking of that Manchester show, in terms of overall emotion, was that show more powerful in a way because of that. Curious because I remember reading accounts of people who went to shows before and after his father passing away that said it was almost a surreal experience in a way.
I was at the Manchester show it was an amazing night.. 1st of all it was a red hot night & it was boiling in the venue...my mate had to be pulled out of GA during Streets cos he nearly fainted ( Lightweight ) when Bono was telling the crowd his father was dying you could of heard a pin drop ,, One of the best U2 shows ive ever been to so emotional

I was at the NEC on Aug 14th 2001 just after the Manchester shows.  Will never forget Bono's voice during Kite, I was almost in tears.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: JaraSangASongAWeapon on May 01, 2015, 03:16:19 PM
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Am I right in seeing the 'Red Zone' prevents General Admission from actually getting on the barrier and thus, Red Zone is the only way to get closest to the band? Well, thank you. That wasn't in the ticket details. I bought GA's on the basis that if I really felt the need to get right up to the barrier and be 6 feet from the band - not 20 feet - I could.

I can not believe how U2 fans have evolved. Kind sir, are you for real? Wasn't in the ticket details - what the **** do you want them to say - "GA - sorry the closest you can get to the band is 20ft."

Unbelievable. Turn up at the show, pick your spot on the floor (you will have a great view wherever you are GA) and sit back and enjoy the show.

Seriously. Looking at those pics, there's not a bad spot anywhere ... but it seems to me the worst place (if you could call it that) on the floor is gonna be right up front against the rail. No thanks.

The pics actually make me want to be in the 100 level seats for a full view of the whole width with no one blocking the line of sight.

I agree 100%. I've got 4 GA's out of 7 shows upcoming, and in no way do I feel the need to be right up against a stage or a rail. I prefer the perspective of a slight distance so as to enjoy the stage and perhaps a little breathing space from the "Ultras" up front.
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Post by: sulphur76 on May 01, 2015, 03:33:30 PM

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Can people actually read here? Let's highlight something you all seemed to miss:

" I don't - myself - feel particularly strongly about being on the barrier, but certainly some people feel extremely strongly about it."

Read that again. I'm not one of the self-entitled Rail Folk you deride. But they have feelings too. Just like Larry pointed out that "Rich people have feelings too."

So why not respect other people's views?

If you post something that isn't 100% positive about the band/tour some members will verbally tackle you as being a complainer.  You must not be a "true" fan.

Everything's roses.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: robgalloway on May 01, 2015, 03:49:22 PM
I've got GA for 1st night in Berlin and ROW ZZZ IN BLOCK Z in tier Z with restricted view for night 2 ... I'm not Ar**d as long as I'm in the same room ... Just enjoy the show wherever you are
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 01, 2015, 03:50:08 PM
I'm mostly delighted that it looks like the view from GA will be awesome whatever time you show up at.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Waffles on May 01, 2015, 04:07:39 PM
Redzone has a bar. They're going to put a beer stand right next to the stage. Lol
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: RonnieFerg on May 01, 2015, 04:44:50 PM
Hi guys, I'm a long time lurker on this forum. I finally registered because this whole Red Zone vs. GA debate was getting too absurd to not weigh in.

Count me as one of the folks who's a little annoyed if the interpretation of the leaked photos are correct, and that Red Zone ticket holders will indeed be given standing room priority over GA ticket holders. I was at the rail for two 360 shows and had a lot of fun and really was looking forward to attempting to be there again for this tour. The pictures on Ticketmaster's site at my point of purchase clearly depicted the Red Zone as being an enclosed section that only took up a small portion of the rail area with most of the rail being available for GA ticket holders, so if this ends up not being the case, then I honestly feel like that's a bit of false advertising on U2/ticketmaster's part.

I've also got to say I'm a little frustrated at the users who have been disparaging users who share my opinion on the matter, calling them "delusional" and/or issuing responses that basically amount to "your opinion doesn't matter, so shut up, and just be grateful you're getting anything from U2 at all." No one who's expressing frustration with this situation has been disrespectful of the band. Many have admitted that they may even be wrong since we don't actually know what it'll be like opening night, and it's all really conjecture at this point.

Sorry to make my first AtU2 post a lecture, but I'm just getting a little tired of seeing people jumped on for voicing dissenting opinions (be it about setlists, stage arrangements, or you name it). Why can't people have different opinions without getting attacked for it? No one is saying they aren't U2 fans. No one's calling for a boycot. They're just discussing their preferences for shows, songs, etc. Isn't that the point of a discussion forum? You know... to "discuss" your favorite band? If everyone just agreed on setlists, best places to enjoy concert from, best albums etc, then there'd honestly be no point in having a board. Thanks for reading. Apolgies for the rant. Now I'll go back to lurking.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Chrisedge on May 01, 2015, 05:03:58 PM
I have not seen pictures that indicate the Red Zone takes up both sides of the catwalk. The one picture shows it on the Edges side. The screen picture doesn't show it at all. I doubt they are given ALL that space (both sides) to Red Zone folks. I guarantee there will be "rail space" for regular GA folks. Maybe some/half of it is for Red Zone but it won't be all of it.
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Post by: Waffles on May 01, 2015, 05:12:29 PM
They will need the space for security, rails, and there little beer stand
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: ecadad on May 01, 2015, 05:28:54 PM
Why all the arguing?
1. It looks like half the rail space is going to be (red) zone, and the other half will be GA.
2. It's still under rehearsal, so that setup could totally change.

Lets just celebrate 13 days until the tour! U2 live is always good! And the NY Times article certainly has me excited for the tour, and maybe an album, and that HBO documentary. Did I forget to mention that U2's tour starts THIS MONTH?!

Remember waiting for this album and tour? I'm just glad they're doing stuff again. (It doesn't hurt that I'll be seeing them live!)
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Post by: Waffles on May 01, 2015, 05:47:47 PM
If you Look like you can see the red tape goes all the way to edge
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on May 01, 2015, 06:44:22 PM
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Hi guys, I'm a long time lurker on this forum. I finally registered because this whole Red Zone vs. GA debate was getting too absurd to not weigh in.

Count me as one of the folks who's a little annoyed if the interpretation of the leaked photos are correct, and that Red Zone ticket holders will indeed be given standing room priority over GA ticket holders. I was at the rail for two 360 shows and had a lot of fun and really was looking forward to attempting to be there again for this tour. The pictures on Ticketmaster's site at my point of purchase clearly depicted the Red Zone as being an enclosed section that only took up a small portion of the rail area with most of the rail being available for GA ticket holders, so if this ends up not being the case, then I honestly feel like that's a bit of false advertising on U2/ticketmaster's part.

I've also got to say I'm a little frustrated at the users who have been disparaging users who share my opinion on the matter, calling them "delusional" and/or issuing responses that basically amount to "your opinion doesn't matter, so shut up, and just be grateful you're getting anything from U2 at all." No one who's expressing frustration with this situation has been disrespectful of the band. Many have admitted that they may even be wrong since we don't actually know what it'll be like opening night, and it's all really conjecture at this point.

Sorry to make my first AtU2 post a lecture, but I'm just getting a little tired of seeing people jumped on for voicing dissenting opinions (be it about setlists, stage arrangements, or you name it). Why can't people have different opinions without getting attacked for it? No one is saying they aren't U2 fans. No one's calling for a boycot. They're just discussing their preferences for shows, songs, etc. Isn't that the point of a discussion forum? You know... to "discuss" your favorite band? If everyone just agreed on setlists, best places to enjoy concert from, best albums etc, then there'd honestly be no point in having a board. Thanks for reading. Apolgies for the rant. Now I'll go back to lurking.

Welcome to the forum (if you stick around :)) A very calm first post indeed. But I do not agree with you, sorry.

There has been NO false advertising. Every single tour that U2 has done, when it is announced on the first tickets go on sale - have you ever known the exact layout of the arena/floor/seating or stage layout etc. I certainly haven't and I've been to every tour since Zoo TV. Every ticket I have ever purchased (43 shows) - I have been pleased with what I have got. Even the odd show I have bought seat tickets, I studied arena seat charts etc. to try and ascertain what sort of view I'm going to get, and then been pleasantly surprised when arriving at my seat.

The band owe its fans nothing, everyone is getting what they paid for, I bought GA because I wanted to be on the arena floor. And that's what I have got. I also know I will have a fantastic view, be close to the band and have a great time with friends, and meeting new friends at a U2 concert that some countries are not even lucky enough to get.

Peace all. Have fun at whichever shows you are going too.
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Post by: Chrisedge on May 01, 2015, 06:49:05 PM
^^ That. No one knew there was a ellipse when they bought the tickets for Elevation. No one knew there was a lottery when they waited in line in San Diego (the day of the show) for Vertigo.
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Post by: Stateless on May 01, 2015, 06:53:26 PM
Is there any way possible that we can get back on topic guys/girls?  I know that the red zone stuff seems important, how about making a separate thread.  I come to this thread to hear about info from them practicing and such, but the last 4-5 pages has been nothing but bickering about GA and the Red Zone.
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Post by: Basskid on May 01, 2015, 07:17:21 PM
Yes please.  So to get back on topic, there have been zero nloth songs rehearsed to this point that we have heard, right?  Is anyone slightly concerned about this?  I would hate for the album to be completely unrepresented on the tour following its own tour.  That has never happened before.

Edit: Magnificent was reported once.  Still not promising.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: u2beez on May 01, 2015, 07:46:02 PM
I don't know if people cannot read or because I have a low post count, but THE FLOOR HAS BEEN CHANGED.  Those pics are from WEEKS AGO.
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Post by: miryclay on May 01, 2015, 07:48:02 PM
I expect that album to be overlooked, that is just the way these things work.
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Post by: Basskid on May 01, 2015, 07:56:47 PM
I certainly wasn't expecting a lot of songs, but I was hoping at least something would carry over!
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 01, 2015, 08:32:49 PM
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Yes please.  So to get back on topic, there have been zero nloth songs rehearsed to this point that we have heard, right?  Is anyone slightly concerned about this?  I would hate for the album to be completely unrepresented on the tour following its own tour.  That has never happened before.

Edit: Magnificent was reported once.  Still not promising.

Well they usually don't go heavy on the album before a new one on a tour. 360 only had City of Blinding Lights and Vertigo, and the only mainstays on Vertigo Tour from ATYCLB were Elevation and Beautiful Day

Also, they have gone on record as not being fans of the record now, especially Larry, who is very critical of it.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 01, 2015, 08:37:08 PM
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Yes please.  So to get back on topic, there have been zero nloth songs rehearsed to this point that we have heard, right?  Is anyone slightly concerned about this?  I would hate for the album to be completely unrepresented on the tour following its own tour.  That has never happened before.

Edit: Magnificent was reported once.  Still not promising.

Well they usually don't go heavy on the album before a new one on a tour. 360 only had City of Blinding Lights and Vertigo, and the only mainstays on Vertigo Tour from ATYCLB were Elevation and Beautiful Day

Also, they have gone on record as not being fans of the record now, especially Larry, who is very critical of it.
Yup, the one recent exception is Pop on Elevation, but even there it just looks like a lot because they went on to never play any of it again.

Was there any Zooropa on PopMart at all?
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Post by: Basskid on May 01, 2015, 08:44:26 PM
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Yes please.  So to get back on topic, there have been zero nloth songs rehearsed to this point that we have heard, right?  Is anyone slightly concerned about this?  I would hate for the album to be completely unrepresented on the tour following its own tour.  That has never happened before.

Edit: Magnificent was reported once.  Still not promising.

Well they usually don't go heavy on the album before a new one on a tour. 360 only had City of Blinding Lights and Vertigo, and the only mainstays on Vertigo Tour from ATYCLB were Elevation and Beautiful Day

Also, they have gone on record as not being fans of the record now, especially Larry, who is very critical of it.
Yup, the one recent exception is Pop on Elevation, but even there it just looks like a lot because they went on to never play any of it again.

Was there any Zooropa on PopMart at all?

Yeah I guess that's true if you look at it like that.  It would be cool to get 1 or 2 here too though.  Popmart had the whole Lemon theme with the remix obviously, but I don't think any songs really transferred over.  But Zooropa is kind of a weird case never having a full tour to itself anyway.  Plenty of Achtung Baby carried over to Popmart obviously. 
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Post by: zimbo on May 01, 2015, 09:23:17 PM
STAY ON TOPIC and ignore the foolish negative chatter , maybe theyll go away ! Does anyone know if MOFO was played during rehearsals ?
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 01, 2015, 09:34:06 PM
So to go big picture for a second, what can we reconstruct right now in terms of setlist order from what we've heard?

First Set
1) Invisible
2) EBTTRT
3) Desire
4) California
5) Mysterious Ways

-Bullet the Blue Sky (?)
-One Step Closer / RTSS (Rotation?)

-Beautiful Day (?)

-Ends with 'Raised By Wolves'

Second Set

-Miracle Drug (?)
-WTSHNN (?)

-WOWY (W/Strings?)

-One (W/Strings?)

-Probably ends with EBW or The Troubles, with the other ending the encore.

The placement of the two 'pairings' is speculation on my part based on Streets' usual placement late in the show and the idea that the first set will generally be darker and more 'fixed'. (Also that RTSS always follows Bullet, hence the rotation) Around all that we have to fit in another 4-5 SoI songs, the hits and Playboy Mansion.  (I presume Ordinary Love will rotate with another acoustic song - maybe SFS?)
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Post by: Parsons on May 01, 2015, 09:36:58 PM
IS THAT ALL ? 

Would about Bad, Pride, I thought someone posted BAD ?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 01, 2015, 09:40:10 PM
To be clear, no, that was by no means even close to all that's been rehearsed; I was talking about trying to reconstruct an order for the stuff that looks to be reliable every night. Stuff like Bad, Magnificent etc has been rehearsed but we have no idea where it'll be in the set; this is based on reports about the structure and U2 standard practice for some songs.
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Post by: Parsons on May 01, 2015, 09:41:32 PM
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To be clear, no, that was by no means even close to all that's been rehearsed; I was talking about trying to reconstruct an order for the stuff that looks to be reliable every night. Stuff like Bad, Magnificent etc has been rehearsed but we have no idea where it'll be in the set; this is based on reports about the structure.

GOTCHA THANKS TUC. :)
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Post by: Waffles on May 01, 2015, 10:33:44 PM
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I don't know if people cannot read or because I have a low post count, but THE FLOOR HAS BEEN CHANGED.  Those pics are from WEEKS AGO.


Not to be an a$$ but I am curious, how do you know? Do you have sources?
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Post by: Petejbridge on May 01, 2015, 10:44:08 PM
I'm still pi**ed that Acrobat isn't gonna happen.  I can't wait for the show but it will feel unfullfilled without it.  It doesn't make sense at all because it's documented that Acrobat is a favorite of both Bono and Edge.  There must be a technical reason for them shunning this song.  Can they not conjur the intensity required?  Are they afraid of alienating the casuals? It's kinda humorous at this point.  Don't care about Redzone or GA just wanna hear Acrobat live. 
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Post by: ecadad on May 01, 2015, 11:14:17 PM
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I'm still pi**ed that Acrobat isn't gonna happen.  I can't wait for the show but it will feel unfullfilled without it.  It doesn't make sense at all because it's documented that Acrobat is a favorite of both Bono and Edge.  There must be a technical reason for them shunning this song.  Can they not conjur the intensity required?  Are they afraid of alienating the casuals? It's kinda humorous at this point.  Don't care about Redzone or GA just wanna hear Acrobat live.

How do you know they won't play it live? ( and I still don't get why people care so much)
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Post by: Petejbridge on May 01, 2015, 11:20:45 PM
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I'm still pi**ed that Acrobat isn't gonna happen.  I can't wait for the show but it will feel unfullfilled without it.  It doesn't make sense at all because it's documented that Acrobat is a favorite of both Bono and Edge.  There must be a technical reason for them shunning this song.  Can they not conjur the intensity required?  Are they afraid of alienating the casuals? It's kinda humorous at this point.  Don't care about Redzone or GA just wanna hear Acrobat live.

How do you know they won't play it live? ( and I still don't get why people care so much)
Don't know for sure but all signs point to no.  The reason people care so much is because it would be awesome to hear the best song ever written live!
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Post by: nsauer980 on May 01, 2015, 11:50:38 PM
People are starting to forget that, as mentioned before, they have the main stage rehearsals, then small room rehearsals. We're not hearing all the songs that they're rehearsing.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 01, 2015, 11:55:00 PM
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People are starting to forget that, as mentioned before, they have the main stage rehearsals, then small room rehearsals. We're not hearing all the songs that they're rehearsing.

True!!

Backstage at the coliseum was a warren of activity: construction, video programming, sound editing, catering, a rehearsal room with another set of instruments. An HBO crew was shooting a tour documentary. And there was one more curtained nook: recording, with a mobile studio setup. There the next U2 album, “Songs of Experience,” is taking shape.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/arts/music/u2s-flight-to-now-turbulence-included.html?_r=1
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Post by: Waffles on May 01, 2015, 11:58:33 PM
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I'm still pi**ed that Acrobat isn't gonna happen.  I can't wait for the show but it will feel unfullfilled without it.  It doesn't make sense at all because it's documented that Acrobat is a favorite of both Bono and Edge.  There must be a technical reason for them shunning this song.  Can they not conjur the intensity required?  Are they afraid of alienating the casuals? It's kinda humorous at this point.  Don't care about Redzone or GA just wanna hear Acrobat live.

How do you know they won't play it live? ( and I still don't get why people care so much)
Don't know for sure but all signs point to no.  The reason people care so much is because it would be awesome to hear the best song ever written live!

But it has been rehearsed electrically
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Post by: DJPompey on May 02, 2015, 12:27:11 AM
Hello lovely people.
I understand there are some very strongly-expressed views here.
Please, please just revel in the pure excitement that your favourite band are touring again.
I write as a fan of 35 years & approaching his 50th show & have been so fortunatel to see U2 all over the world.
I remember well grabbing a last-minute restricted view row W ticket for Zoo tv indoor on the day of the show. It meant so much.
And that's the most important bit. If you have a ticket, you're in the show. You're a part of the show. Lose yourself in the music & love every second. Wherever you sit or stand.
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Post by: ecadad on May 02, 2015, 12:41:58 AM
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I'm still pi**ed that Acrobat isn't gonna happen.  I can't wait for the show but it will feel unfullfilled without it.  It doesn't make sense at all because it's documented that Acrobat is a favorite of both Bono and Edge.  There must be a technical reason for them shunning this song.  Can they not conjur the intensity required?  Are they afraid of alienating the casuals? It's kinda humorous at this point.  Don't care about Redzone or GA just wanna hear Acrobat live.

How do you know they won't play it live? ( and I still don't get why people care so much)
Don't know for sure but all signs point to no.  The reason people care so much is because it would be awesome to hear the best song ever written live!

Best song ever written? ever?
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Post by: indiansummer on May 02, 2015, 03:30:12 AM
Achtung Baby is easily the best album lyrically. And Acrobat is up there. Although not sure if best song of any artist? Bono ain't that good a songsmith. Morrisey comes to mind at this point....
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Post by: bass slap on May 02, 2015, 03:41:44 AM
Not even the best song on AB.
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Post by: macfoley on May 02, 2015, 03:54:10 AM
Acrobat is not the best ever song written. Certainly not U2's best song. It's good, but certainly not THE best. One of the best? That is a different story.
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Post by: Fastcars12 on May 02, 2015, 04:24:55 AM
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Not even the best song on AB.
Agreed... I freaking love acrobat but from AB alone,  I'd put The Fly, Zoo station, Ultraviolet and until the end of the world ahead of it.

Whatever came of Running to stand still? I believe it was rehearsed. Hoping that's still in the set.
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Post by: soloyan on May 02, 2015, 04:37:33 AM
Well...

NEGATIVE POST : The I------e configuration of the stage seems to confirm the I is the main stage and the e what we called the B-stage until now. If that's the case I'm sorry to report the seating charts were all wrong because the prices were indifferent to the fact that you were near the I stage (in this case, behind Larry's back) or the e stage (whatever it is designed like). Major bummer I paid 200€ for me and my daughter to stand behind the main stage : it should have been said somewhere. It wasn't clear and nobody knew. I feel like being screwed.

POSITIVE POST : New U2 tour ! No set list will ever satisfy every single one of us. I'm also a Star wars fan so I know I have to handle my expectations... I'm sure there will be magical moments once again and... THIS IS AN ARENA TOUR ! I've been waiting 14 years for this and even if my placement is not perfect it's still better than in any stadium.
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Post by: Volcanogirl on May 02, 2015, 05:47:46 AM
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Hello lovely people.
I understand there are some very strongly-expressed views here.
Please, please just revel in the pure excitement that your favourite band are touring again.
I write as a fan of 35 years & approaching his 50th show & have been so fortunatel to see U2 all over the world.
I remember well grabbing a last-minute restricted view row W ticket for Zoo tv indoor on the day of the show. It meant so much.
And that's the most important bit. If you have a ticket, you're in the show. You're a part of the show. Lose yourself in the music & love every second. Wherever you sit or stand.

Well said !
I am so exited now, gonna see them in september in Amsterdam. I have to say my health is not that what it used to be, still i feel fortunate i can still go and see them. That's why my post on Waldorf and Statler. Just enjoy it !! It's gonna be a hell of a ride !!

Love to hear more about fans listening to U2 rehearsels.

 8)
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 02, 2015, 07:54:57 AM
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People are starting to forget that, as mentioned before, they have the main stage rehearsals, then small room rehearsals. We're not hearing all the songs that they're rehearsing.

We probably have though. There is no way that they walk out there with a song that hasn't been tested fully on the main stage to give them the chance to work out the graphic effects, co-ordinate it's segue with other songs etc. And a song that they have rarely or never played before is more likely to be heard earlier because they need more time to work on it. Now it's possible they've been working on stuff in there and they only pull it out on the main stage a few days before the gig itself, but not very likely. This isn't negativity, just realism.
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Post by: Petejbridge on May 02, 2015, 08:59:43 AM
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Achtung Baby is easily the best album lyrically. And Acrobat is up there. Although not sure if best song of any artist? Bono ain't that good a songsmith. Morrisey comes to mind at this point....
Yeah "busy, scissors, busy clippers ohhhh ohhhhh hairdresser on fire"??? Shakespearean thru and thru
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Post by: Fastcars12 on May 02, 2015, 09:23:58 AM
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Achtung Baby is easily the best album lyrically. And Acrobat is up there. Although not sure if best song of any artist? Bono ain't that good a songsmith. Morrisey comes to mind at this point....
Yeah "busy, scissors, busy clippers ohhhh ohhhhh hairdresser on fire"??? Shakespearean thru and thru

Lol... Good tune though.
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Post by: markreed on May 02, 2015, 10:37:24 AM
"You might be depressed, but you're remarkably dressed." Still, "a mole living in a hole..." is even worse. etc
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Post by: ecadad on May 02, 2015, 12:26:06 PM
Morrissey is great. Bono is great. Sure they both have silly and meaningless songs, everyone does. But they can still write a brilliant tune.

Acrobat certainly isn't the best song ever. Not U2's best song ever either. Not the best on AB. Not even top 25 for me. Sorry.
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Post by: markreed on May 02, 2015, 02:45:47 PM
AB is probably the strongest individual album - there isn't a bad song on there. Most U2 albums apart from the 1991-1997 run have something I skip when they come on. Acrobat? It would be a stand out 100% dead on live staple IF it had been on an album that came out after 31st December 1999. But it wasn't, it got lost in the melee.
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Post by: Thunder Peel on May 02, 2015, 03:41:35 PM
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Hello lovely people.
I understand there are some very strongly-expressed views here.
Please, please just revel in the pure excitement that your favourite band are touring again.
I write as a fan of 35 years & approaching his 50th show & have been so fortunatel to see U2 all over the world.
I remember well grabbing a last-minute restricted view row W ticket for Zoo tv indoor on the day of the show. It meant so much.
And that's the most important bit. If you have a ticket, you're in the show. You're a part of the show. Lose yourself in the music & love every second. Wherever you sit or stand.

This is how I feel. I don't care what the band plays or what the stage looks like. I just want to experience my favorite band live again and I'm looking forward to going with my wife, who hasn't had the chance to see them before. Maybe I'm easy to please but I'm just happy to be at the show and see my favorite band. The day will come when there won't be another live performance of Streets or another tour. It's a sobering thought but one that we will someday have to face and I just want to enjoy the ride as long as it lasts.
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Post by: an tha on May 02, 2015, 03:56:29 PM
I love Acrobat, it is probably their greatest song to me, and I would love to hear it live
But only if they could do it justice, it's got an unusual time signature and I would say it may be quite vocally challenging
There is reasons we have never heard it, even when the band were at their peak, to expect it now could be a bit of a stretch..

Prove me wrong, lads.
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Post by: Petejbridge on May 02, 2015, 04:56:56 PM
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Morrissey is great. Bono is great. Sure they both have silly and meaningless songs, everyone does. But they can still write a brilliant tune.

Acrobat certainly isn't the best song ever. Not U2's best song ever either. Not the best on AB. Not even top 25 for me. Sorry.
Yeah you guys got me convinced, it's really not their best song I've decided too
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Post by: ecadad on May 02, 2015, 05:36:06 PM
We should all get back to what this thread is about: rehearsal rumors.

One last word though: One of the great things about this forum is that we all love U2. We love them for differing reasons. We love different songs. But we still all love U2. We're one- but we're not the same.
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Post by: Stateless on May 02, 2015, 05:54:59 PM
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Hello lovely people.
I understand there are some very strongly-expressed views here.
Please, please just revel in the pure excitement that your favourite band are touring again.
I write as a fan of 35 years & approaching his 50th show & have been so fortunatel to see U2 all over the world.
I remember well grabbing a last-minute restricted view row W ticket for Zoo tv indoor on the day of the show. It meant so much.
And that's the most important bit. If you have a ticket, you're in the show. You're a part of the show. Lose yourself in the music & love every second. Wherever you sit or stand.

This is how I feel. I don't care what the band plays or what the stage looks like. I just want to experience my favorite band live again and I'm looking forward to going with my wife, who hasn't had the chance to see them before. Maybe I'm easy to please but I'm just happy to be at the show and see my favorite band. The day will come when there won't be another live performance of Streets or another tour. It's a sobering thought but one that we will someday have to face and I just want to enjoy the ride as long as it lasts.

Almost my exact position.  Me and my Wife married a 1 year and a half ago, she has never been to a U2 show, she heard of them, liked some of the songs, but never enough to go to a show.  Ever since we started dating 3 years ago, she has become a bigger fan, she loves SOI.  So for me, this will be here first U2 show, we are going to Night 1 & 2 in L.A.  I am a long time fan, going to shows since the UF tour and for me, I just want a great show with fellow fans.  I am not too hung up on what they play, although I would love Acrobat, Two Hearts, Heartland, Iris and countless others, but I am just looking forward to seeing my favorite band play Live again.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 02, 2015, 05:55:59 PM
I hope With or Without You comes off as more powerful and emotional than it has in years past. The last time I really loved their performances of it was the elevation tour version where Bono didn't do the spoken word singing. In my mind, it always kinda ruined the song for me when he sang it like that.
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Post by: Boom Cha! on May 02, 2015, 08:35:47 PM
I haven't been keeping up much; are One Step Closer and The Playboy Mansion the only rarities we know of that have been rehearsed? And is there an audio clip of them rehearsing The Playboy Mansion anywhere?
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 02, 2015, 09:00:23 PM
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I haven't been keeping up much; are One Step Closer and The Playboy Mansion the only rarities we know of that have been rehearsed? And is there an audio clip of them rehearsing The Playboy Mansion anywhere?

Yes to the first and nope to the second. Which is somewhat typical; TUF and Ultraviolet were the only two rarities in the standard set on 360 too. (Though if you ask me, both were dramatically better than either of these two)

Unless you count semi-rarities Miracle Drug, The Electric Co., Out of Control and Running To Stand Still.  (And electric Desire, I suppose; it's been bafflingly rare since Lovetown)

Eleven new songs rehearsed though, which is pretty great.
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Post by: briscoetheque on May 02, 2015, 09:58:26 PM
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it's got an unusual time signature

6/8 isn't that unusual...

well, perhaps for U2 it is, streets intro aside.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 02, 2015, 11:10:29 PM
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I haven't been keeping up much; are One Step Closer and The Playboy Mansion the only rarities we know of that have been rehearsed? And is there an audio clip of them rehearsing The Playboy Mansion anywhere?

I've only been able to find One Step Closer, trust me, I really did look for Playboy Mansion audio clips.

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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 02, 2015, 11:11:03 PM
Edge's new pedalboard for the tour.

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Post by: Waffles on May 02, 2015, 11:30:49 PM
They released single radio version of song for someone today. They totally butchered it...
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 03, 2015, 12:06:03 AM
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They released single radio version of song for someone today. They totally butchered it...

Do you have a link of it? I'm curious.
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Posted in music section of the forum
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Post by: Smithy on May 03, 2015, 03:22:36 AM
New acoustic version of Sunday Bloody Sunday just got posted, sounding good if you ask me. Basically same as the rooftop version they did a while ago, but with an interesting drum intro by Larry.

Here it is -
http://youtu.be/DCqzU-pdYZc
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Post by: Edgedisciple on May 03, 2015, 04:25:57 AM
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Full band. Hallelujah. Sounds pretty good!
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Post by: an tha on May 03, 2015, 04:52:43 AM
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it's got an unusual time signature

6/8 isn't that unusual...

well, perhaps for U2 it is, streets intro aside.

Unusual for u2, yeah.. I read somewhere that they said it was unusual for them
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Post by: kevc on May 03, 2015, 07:49:15 AM
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I never said I wasn't. :)

I'm doing 6 shows - potentially up to 9 - and that's my big indulgence, U2 shows. I forgo holidays and seeing Pyramids and that kind of thing - as many of us do - in order to experience the best band in the world multiple times on the rare occasions they go round the world every 5 or so years. I've never seen a bad show, though the night Bono announced that his dad was on the brink of death in Manchester was uneven for all sort of reasons, and I'm sure every show will be unforgettable. I don't - myself - feel particularly strongly about being on the barrier, but certainly some people feel extremely strongly about it. It's more that perhaps the band / management could have been more open about the ticketing - if that is the case.

Seeing U2 is a rare experience, and undoubtedly, there is only a finite number of U2 shows left. But that doesn't mean they get a free pass. Sometimes, the fans that criticise the most are those that also love the band a lot. Sometimes fans moan and whinge because they care.

p.s. I'm not looking at highend rollers, but when someone's standing two feet away from you talking loudly about something and they've a big white light shining in your face, you can't NOT notice that kind of behaviour.

Imagine if you've flown from Australia to Vancouver and camped out for three days to get a good spot, and find out you're 20 feet away from the band behind a barrier because you didn't pay that extra $$$ for the Red Zone ticket? Yeah, you'd be unhappy.

Lucky you! I wish I could get the opportunity to go to see them that many times. At the most, I might see two shows, but most likely it'll be one show   in MSG.

And thinking about it now, I might be somewhat upset about a person being in a better spot than me just because they have deeper pockets, but I wouldn't really let it deter my enjoyment much if at all.

Oh, speaking of that Manchester show, in terms of overall emotion, was that show more powerful in a way because of that. Curious because I remember reading accounts of people who went to shows before and after his father passing away that said it was almost a surreal experience in a way.
I was at the Manchester show it was an amazing night.. 1st of all it was a red hot night & it was boiling in the venue...my mate had to be pulled out of GA during Streets cos he nearly fainted ( Lightweight ) when Bono was telling the crowd his father was dying you could of heard a pin drop ,, One of the best U2 shows ive ever been to so emotional

agreed if we are talking the Saturday night show (think it chucked it down with rain and the sunday show ended early), stunning concert! great performance and the energy in the arena was intense!
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Post by: Jswallow on May 03, 2015, 07:54:34 AM
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I never said I wasn't. :)

I'm doing 6 shows - potentially up to 9 - and that's my big indulgence, U2 shows. I forgo holidays and seeing Pyramids and that kind of thing - as many of us do - in order to experience the best band in the world multiple times on the rare occasions they go round the world every 5 or so years. I've never seen a bad show, though the night Bono announced that his dad was on the brink of death in Manchester was uneven for all sort of reasons, and I'm sure every show will be unforgettable. I don't - myself - feel particularly strongly about being on the barrier, but certainly some people feel extremely strongly about it. It's more that perhaps the band / management could have been more open about the ticketing - if that is the case.

Seeing U2 is a rare experience, and undoubtedly, there is only a finite number of U2 shows left. But that doesn't mean they get a free pass. Sometimes, the fans that criticise the most are those that also love the band a lot. Sometimes fans moan and whinge because they care.

p.s. I'm not looking at highend rollers, but when someone's standing two feet away from you talking loudly about something and they've a big white light shining in your face, you can't NOT notice that kind of behaviour.

Imagine if you've flown from Australia to Vancouver and camped out for three days to get a good spot, and find out you're 20 feet away from the band behind a barrier because you didn't pay that extra $$$ for the Red Zone ticket? Yeah, you'd be unhappy.

Lucky you! I wish I could get the opportunity to go to see them that many times. At the most, I might see two shows, but most likely it'll be one show   in MSG.

And thinking about it now, I might be somewhat upset about a person being in a better spot than me just because they have deeper pockets, but I wouldn't really let it deter my enjoyment much if at all.

Oh, speaking of that Manchester show, in terms of overall emotion, was that show more powerful in a way because of that. Curious because I remember reading accounts of people who went to shows before and after his father passing away that said it was almost a surreal experience in a way.
I was at the Manchester show it was an amazing night.. 1st of all it was a red hot night & it was boiling in the venue...my mate had to be pulled out of GA during Streets cos he nearly fainted ( Lightweight ) when Bono was telling the crowd his father was dying you could of heard a pin drop ,, One of the best U2 shows ive ever been to so emotional

agreed if we are talking the Saturday night show (think it chucked it down with rain and the sunday show ended early), stunning concert! great performance and the energy in the arena was intense!
Yeh it was the Saturday night gig ,, I went to 4 shows on The Elevation tour but that night was the best,, Everyone looked knackerd when they came out of the Arena my t-shirt was ringing wet....  Class night !! ;-)
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Post by: Miami66 on May 03, 2015, 08:35:45 AM
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They released single radio version of song for someone today. They totally butchered it...

I'm 98 percent sure that isn't official.
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Post by: Petejbridge on May 03, 2015, 08:52:32 AM
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it's got an unusual time signature

6/8 isn't that unusual...

well, perhaps for U2 it is, streets intro aside.

Unusual for u2, yeah.. I read somewhere that they said it was unusual for them
Yup, I've read the same thing. They also claim that their original rehearsals of it were too dramatic or intense which is ironic cause isn't that part of what makes them great live
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Post by: PROJ2823 on May 03, 2015, 09:25:18 AM
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it's got an unusual time signature

6/8 isn't that unusual...

well, perhaps for U2 it is, streets intro aside.
Breathe is in 6/8 and got played regularly.
I always thought that Acrobat was 12/8.
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Post by: rlabs19 on May 03, 2015, 09:54:34 AM
Love the acoustic Sunday Bloody Sunday, sounds really tight. Bono sounds great!
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Post by: Parsons on May 03, 2015, 09:57:18 AM
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Love the acoustic Sunday Bloody Sunday, sounds really tight. Bono sounds great!
+1 nice version .
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Post by: Jswallow on May 03, 2015, 10:24:28 AM
They should play "one" like they did when they played with Pavorotti in Italy think it was 1995,, nice striped down version. It would sound great with the string section
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Post by: Volcanogirl on May 03, 2015, 10:33:46 AM
^ I feel that a string section will give the band endless ways to change sounds.
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Post by: ecadad on May 03, 2015, 11:03:44 AM
That SBS is really cool! Love it!
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Post by: Waffles on May 03, 2015, 11:10:24 AM
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That SBS is really cool! Love it!

I can imagine all of them of the e stage doing acoustics. Ordinary love, staring, desire, wrx. Larry will have his small drum
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Post by: tom_b1807 on May 03, 2015, 11:54:19 AM
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That SBS is really cool! Love it!

I can imagine all of them of the e stage doing acoustics. Ordinary love, staring, desire, wrx. Larry will have his small drum

I imagine most of those will be in rotation of some sort. Except Desire, they have been rehearsing a full band version of that.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 03, 2015, 01:35:34 PM
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That SBS is really cool! Love it!

I can imagine all of them of the e stage doing acoustics. Ordinary love, staring, desire, wrx. Larry will have his small drum

I imagine most of those will be in rotation of some sort. Except Desire, they have been rehearsing a full band version of that.

Staring seems pretty unlikely too, given its sole appearance since 2001 was for a single benefit concert.

On another note, I said literally days after the album came out that I reckoned TIWYCRMN and SLABT wouldn't be played live and the Troubles would be a rarity. While I'm probably wrong about the latter, the first two are looking like a good call right now - only SoI songs not to be rehearsed!
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Post by: rlabs19 on May 03, 2015, 02:32:27 PM
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That SBS is really cool! Love it!

I can imagine all of them of the e stage doing acoustics. Ordinary love, staring, desire, wrx. Larry will have his small drum

I imagine most of those will be in rotation of some sort. Except Desire, they have been rehearsing a full band version of that.

Do you have a link for Desire?
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 03, 2015, 02:46:13 PM
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That SBS is really cool! Love it!

I can imagine all of them of the e stage doing acoustics. Ordinary love, staring, desire, wrx. Larry will have his small drum

I imagine most of those will be in rotation of some sort. Except Desire, they have been rehearsing a full band version of that.

Staring seems pretty unlikely too, given its sole appearance since 2001 was for a single benefit concert.

On another note, I said literally days after the album came out that I reckoned TIWYCRMN and SLABT wouldn't be played live and the Troubles would be a rarity. While I'm probably wrong about the latter, the first two are looking like a good call right now - only SoI songs not to be rehearsed!

My two favorites along with Lucifer's Hands, but all SOI tunes are good. It's just that these really hit me.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 03, 2015, 03:00:50 PM
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That SBS is really cool! Love it!

I can imagine all of them of the e stage doing acoustics. Ordinary love, staring, desire, wrx. Larry will have his small drum

I imagine most of those will be in rotation of some sort. Except Desire, they have been rehearsing a full band version of that.

Do you have a link for Desire?

The only songs we have clips of right now are, I believe, Bullet/OSC, California, Bad, Song For Someone, Raised By Wolves and the new Sunday Bloody Sunday.  And maybe Invisible.
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Post by: lorijane on May 03, 2015, 03:36:50 PM
Listening to the clips reminds me of how well Bono and Edge's voices complement each other's.
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Post by: briscoetheque on May 03, 2015, 03:56:06 PM
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it's got an unusual time signature

6/8 isn't that unusual...

well, perhaps for U2 it is, streets intro aside.
Breathe is in 6/8 and got played regularly.
I always thought that Acrobat was 12/8.
Acrobat you could notate as either 6 or 12. To be honest I doubt Larry would know (or care).

The 10-11-12 beats do point to a 12/8 phrasing so you may be right.
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Post by: Edgedisciple on May 03, 2015, 04:28:57 PM
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it's got an unusual time signature

6/8 isn't that unusual...

well, perhaps for U2 it is, streets intro aside.
Breathe is in 6/8 and got played regularly.
I always thought that Acrobat was 12/8.
Acrobat you could notate as either 6 or 12. To be honest I doubt Larry would know (or care).

The 10-11-12 beats do point to a 12/8 phrasing so you may be right.
It's definitely 12/8, because the next bar comes after the 12th beat, but rhythmically 6/8 and 12/8 are basically the same thing. We can think of 12/8 bar as a 6/8 bar doubled.
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Post by: jick on May 03, 2015, 04:51:21 PM
What songs from POP have they rehearsed so far?

Cheers,

J
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Post by: m2 on May 03, 2015, 05:00:57 PM
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What songs from POP have they rehearsed so far?

Cheers,

J


See the first post in this thread.
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Post by: oliveu2 on May 03, 2015, 05:55:41 PM
It is SUCH a thrill to hear those clips, thank you!!!  :D  Makes it all the more real... feels like ages since I've heard live U2 clips like this... <3
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 03, 2015, 06:53:09 PM
New clip - and this time of a song we haven't heard live yet full electric! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5GogHVVG0
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Post by: Waffles on May 03, 2015, 06:58:36 PM
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New clip - and this time of a song we haven't heard live yet full electric! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5GogHVVG0

Woah that guuutar at the beginning is actually really beautiful and calming. It's interesting to see different sounds and techniques edge used on invisble sprinkled into othersongs
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on May 03, 2015, 07:04:26 PM
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What songs from POP have they rehearsed so far?

Cheers,

J


The Playboy Mansion.

Cheers,

Z
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Post by: JaraSangASongAWeapon on May 03, 2015, 08:24:14 PM
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New clip - and this time of a song we haven't heard live yet full electric! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5GogHVVG0


Cedarwood is going to be MASSIVE live...that opening riff...
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 03, 2015, 08:48:31 PM
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New clip - and this time of a song we haven't heard live yet full electric! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5GogHVVG0

Now we're getting somewhere! Song sounds awesome, and I heard rumors that it would open.

Both this and the SBS audio have also been added to the first post.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 03, 2015, 10:48:34 PM
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New clip - and this time of a song we haven't heard live yet full electric! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5GogHVVG0


Cedarwood is going to be MASSIVE live...that opening riff...

Whatever that effect is on the guitar riff is most excellent! Bono sounds so great!! Aaaahhhh!!! LOVE!!!
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Post by: jick on May 03, 2015, 11:03:54 PM
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What songs from POP have they rehearsed so far?

Cheers,

J


See the first post in this thread.

Thanks for the heads up. I didn't check the first post because I didn't know it was constantly updated.  Really nice to see The Playboy Mansion.  It's one of my favorites in POP (along with If God Will Send His Angels and Staring At The Sun).

Cheers,

J
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Post by: macfoley on May 04, 2015, 04:01:50 AM
Some good clips here. Liking these! Can't wait for some proper sounding live stuff now!
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Post by: trevgreg on May 04, 2015, 05:12:26 AM
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Some good clips here. Liking these! Can't wait for some proper sounding live stuff now!

I suspect the first proper-quality bootleg for this tour will be getting a lot of plays on my end!
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Post by: jick on May 04, 2015, 05:55:59 AM
I just went through the list of songs and everything is a disappointment.

It seems to be just an extension of the 360 Tour with virtually all the oldies they are playing also having been played in 360 Tour save for Miracle Drug and Bullet The Blue Sky.  While Miracle Drug is one of my favorites off HTDAAB, it was never a single and isn't popular among fans.  These same fans have also been sick of Bullet The Blue Sky.

As for the songs they have never played before being brought out - they bring us The Playboy Mansion (always tops among people's lists of weakest songs in POP), and One Step Closer (a forgotten song off HTDAAB that is no one's favorite in that album).  Really? Is that all they can do?

I guess this is just 360 Tour while touring a better album.  At least the filler material will be SOI songs instead of NLOTH songs (Get On Your Boots anyone?).

Their rehearsal pattern also shows me that they despise NLOTH as much as they despise POP.

This will be a solid tour - setlist-wise -- but not too sure the casual fan who saw 360 Tour will want to catch this.

Cheers,

J


 

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Post by: markreed on May 04, 2015, 06:20:08 AM
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I just went through the list of songs and everything is a disappointment.

It seems to be just an extension of the 360 Tour with virtually all the oldies they are playing also having been played in 360 Tour save for Miracle Drug and Bullet The Blue Sky.  While Miracle Drug is one of my favorites off HTDAAB, it was never a single and isn't popular among fans.  These same fans have also been sick of Bullet The Blue Sky.

As for the songs they have never played before being brought out - they bring us The Playboy Mansion (always tops among people's lists of weakest songs in POP), and One Step Closer (a forgotten song off HTDAAB that is no one's favorite in that album).  Really? Is that all they can do?

I guess this is just 360 Tour while touring a better album.  At least the filler material will be SOI songs instead of NLOTH songs (Get On Your Boots anyone?).

Their rehearsal pattern also shows me that they despise NLOTH as much as they despise POP.

This will be a solid tour - setlist-wise -- but not too sure the casual fan who saw 360 Tour will want to catch this.

Cheers,

J


A casual fan only sees U2 once every few years : they'll be happy with a set that includes I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Sunday Bloody Sunday , Even Better Than the Real Thing, Desire, City of Blinding Lights, Where The Streets Have No Name,
With or Without You, Mysterious Ways, Pride (In The Name of Love), I Will Follow, Elevation (and of course, Beautiful Day and One). They won't give two hoots that the band are playing mostly the same songs - after all, when a band drops the hits, it tends to annoy someone. We're not the sole constitutents of U2's core audience, it includes the people who buy albums, see 1 show on a tour, and don't hang about on the Internet.
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Post by: lorijane on May 04, 2015, 06:27:48 AM
I think some fans are just predisposed to disappointment, no matter what the band does. And others are predisposed to excitement and anticipation. I think it's more about the fan, not the band.
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Post by: an tha on May 04, 2015, 06:40:34 AM
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I think some fans are just predisposed to disappointment, no matter what the band does. And others are predisposed to excite my and anticipation. I think it's more about the fan, not the band.

It is, yeah. But generally it's the polar ends of the spectrum that make most noise.

It's a fact that the most obsessed 'superfans' get giddy with excitement, think everything is great and also get defensive when others are critical. There is very little if any room for objectivity amongst the most giddy and obsessed.

Then you have those who are a bit cynical, maybe a bit disenchanted who criticise or 'moan' in the eyes of the 'superfans'...Maybe the accusation is right, maybe it isn't....again it's opinion.

The people in the middle say less and adopt a more wait and see approach or just accept what it is, but because they are less extreme or less noisy their views are not read or heard as much.

Ultimately as in most things the middle ground is probably about right, but it's less interesting to read or does not cause as much debate.

Will be the same after the shows.. People will deem them incredible, amazing, the best ever, etc etc etc.....others will say they are done for and finished and the shows were the worst they have seen......it's highly likely neither will be actually the truth (perception of course is perception and people will see what they see) but full objectivity will probably result in the shows being good, with great nights and bad nights, with high and lows within nights, but that objectivity will be much less omnipresent when reading here...
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Post by: Volcanogirl on May 04, 2015, 06:44:37 AM
Yes !!  The Beatles have Abbey Road, and now we have Cedarwood Road !!
Sounding good. It must be hard work putting a great show together. I mean,
you do not just jump up and start to fiddle a tune.

Exitement ---- wonder----Awesome !!
 :)
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Post by: trevgreg on May 04, 2015, 07:13:07 AM
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We're not the sole constitutents of U2's core audience, it includes the people who buy albums, see 1 show on a tour, and don't hang about on the Internet.

I always think of it this way... think of all the bands we go see live who we don't quite follow as much as this one. By that, I mean that maybe we don't own every album, know over 50% of their songs, etc. We like a few of their hits and maybe another song or two that we heard on the side. Perhaps we own or downloaded one of their albums on the internet. No one on here can tell me that they wouldn't be hoping that they would play the songs that they know live. Sure, I think some of us would be pretty willing to hear stuff we've never heard before and make a mental note to download the song that went so-and-so. But we wouldn't be going to hear nothing but unknown songs most of the time. We'd want to go out and see if they're a good band and, yes, hear some songs that we liked in the past.

I'm not sure how this band differs from that scenario, except for having a larger back catalog which would naturally bring about questions on why they don't play this or that more often. Every veteran band is like that though, and as you implied, it's impossible to please everyone.
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Post by: zeeTV on May 04, 2015, 07:41:09 AM
Every-time I listen to a rehearsal video a little piece of me dies, and dwells into musical depression, at the thought that this may never get to Australia  :'(
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Post by: daviddevaul on May 04, 2015, 07:41:29 AM
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I guess this is just 360 Tour while touring a better album.

Meanwhile, I'd prefer they play more NLOTH than SOI...
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Post by: Aqua on May 04, 2015, 07:44:14 AM
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Every-time I listen to a rehearsal video a little piece of me dies, and dwells into musical depression, at the thought that this may never get to Australia  :'(
We must hope. I think they'll come back eventually.
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Post by: satellitedog on May 04, 2015, 08:16:16 AM
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Imagine if you've flown from Australia to Vancouver and camped out for three days to get a good spot, and find out you're 20 feet away from the band behind a barrier because you didn't pay that extra $$$ for the Red Zone ticket? Yeah, you'd be unhappy.

I imagine if I flew anywhere that distance to see a band, I would take in the lovely city, visit the local museums, shops and attractions and not waste 3 days waiting in a line, when I don't even know what the deal is. (Oh, BTW the way, that is exactly what I am doing)

I would never wait in a line for opening night, remember all the people freaking out on Vertigo at the scanner lottery? Oh boo hoo. Someone got a spot in front of me.

I'll nominate you for the most open minded forum member forum award once they come round again.
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Post by: Saint1322 on May 04, 2015, 09:17:09 AM
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I think some fans are just predisposed to disappointment, no matter what the band does. And others are predisposed to excite my and anticipation. I think it's more about the fan, not the band.

Two words, my friend: Unrealistic Expectations.

Bono spoke of wishing they could open up the set more during 360 and said 'maybe in arenas next time.' People heard him say 'We are going to drop all of our hits and play songs from Pop, album cuts from our hit albums and drop Streets, Pride, WOWY, One and Beautiful Day' and are now paying the price for hearing what they wanted to hear and assuming they would get what they wanted to get.

As a fellow U2 fan, I have nothing but sympathy for them, but the whining is getting old. Don't judge what someone does because they aren't fulfilling your assumptions and fantasies.
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Post by: grhawi on May 04, 2015, 10:28:25 AM
I am encouraged by how strong Bono's voice sounds in these rehearsal recordings - strong, clear, and resonant - right where it needs to be.  I don't hear any hint of an uncomfortable strain on the vocal chords - the "big sound" we all love in his voice seems to be coming out with relative ease.  Granted, the voice has changed a bit, but in as many ways for the better as for the worse, in my opinion.  I can remember the one conversation that dominated these (and other) forums in the weeks leading up to the Elevation Tour: can he still sing?  We were all unconvinced, and, frankly, after the Popmart Tour issues, expected that the voice could go out at any moment.  The club show they did before the Elevation Tour astounded everyone: he's still got it!  It's nice that all of those discussions have largely been put to rest, and we can have confidence that Bono has "found" the voice he can control and sustain over the course of a long tour.         
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Post by: very good on May 04, 2015, 11:05:09 AM
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I just went through the list of songs and everything is a disappointment.

It seems to be just an extension of the 360 Tour with virtually all the oldies they are playing also having been played in 360 Tour save for Miracle Drug and Bullet The Blue Sky.  While Miracle Drug is one of my favorites off HTDAAB, it was never a single and isn't popular among fans.  These same fans have also been sick of Bullet The Blue Sky.

As for the songs they have never played before being brought out - they bring us The Playboy Mansion (always tops among people's lists of weakest songs in POP), and One Step Closer (a forgotten song off HTDAAB that is no one's favorite in that album).  Really? Is that all they can do?

I guess this is just 360 Tour while touring a better album.  At least the filler material will be SOI songs instead of NLOTH songs (Get On Your Boots anyone?).

Their rehearsal pattern also shows me that they despise NLOTH as much as they despise POP.

This will be a solid tour - setlist-wise -- but not too sure the casual fan who saw 360 Tour will want to catch this.

Cheers,

J

Inclined to agree with much of this however I'm hoping they have managed to keep some songs under wraps. Hoping they will also bring in new older material as the tour progresses. Miracle drug WAS a single btw.


 


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Post by: xMARIN on May 04, 2015, 11:16:50 AM
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New clip - and this time of a song we haven't heard live yet full electric! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5GogHVVG0

while im happy its full band, i still kinda hoped Edge would either do a longer mid-song solo, or extend it somehow at the end (like OTH or MW)...still, better than acoustics .. ;D
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Post by: ecadad on May 04, 2015, 12:25:53 PM
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Bono spoke of wishing they could open up the set more during 360 and said 'maybe in arenas next time.' People heard him say 'We are going to drop all of our hits and play songs from Pop, album cuts from our hit albums and drop Streets, Pride, WOWY, One and Beautiful Day' and are now paying the price for hearing what they wanted to hear and assuming they would get what they wanted to get.

So true. I've never heard him (or anyone else in the band) say anything that would hint at dropping any hits from the set rotation.
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Post by: AchtungPop on May 04, 2015, 12:48:43 PM
They may bust out some songs throughout for all we know. They did it on 360 with the likes of Zooropa, Your Blue Room, Discotheque/Crazy Tonight mix, North Star, EBW, Unforgettable Fire, One Tree Hill (okay, once in the US), Ultraviolet, IALW, Scarlet, HMTMKMKM.

I doubt Miracle Drug, OSC & Playboy Mansion are the only ones.
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Post by: markreed on May 04, 2015, 01:36:48 PM
I find it difficult to imagine a world where the band collectively discussed their back catalogue and thought "We'll play The Playboy Mansion", yet veto'd playing "Please."
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Post by: miami on May 04, 2015, 01:53:31 PM
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New clip - and this time of a song we haven't heard live yet full electric! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5GogHVVG0

Now we're getting somewhere! Song sounds awesome, and I heard rumors that it would open.

Both this and the SBS audio have also been added to the first post.

Cedarwood wasn't one of my favourites on SOI, but gotta say, that sounds fantastic. Whole lot better live and plugged in than I thought it would be. Great sound coming from edge.
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Post by: Saint1322 on May 04, 2015, 02:05:57 PM
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I find it difficult to imagine a world where the band collectively discussed their back catalogue and thought "We'll play The Playboy Mansion", yet veto'd playing "Please."

Please was played every single night on PopMart. Playboy Mansion has never been played at all.

Not only was Please played, it was kind of the centerpiece of the show. Been there, done that.
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Post by: lorijane on May 04, 2015, 02:28:00 PM
It seems, at least to start with, there will be a definite story telling aspect to the songs they choose. So something that might seem a bit odd will (hopefully) make sense in the narrative. I expect the show will evolve over time as 360 did, but I'm excited to see how it plays out.
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Post by: markreed on May 04, 2015, 02:52:35 PM
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I find it difficult to imagine a world where the band collectively discussed their back catalogue and thought "We'll play The Playboy Mansion", yet veto'd playing "Please."

Please was played every single night on PopMart. Playboy Mansion has never been played at all.

Not only was Please played, it was kind of the centerpiece of the show. Been there, done that.

If taht's the approach they're taking, they should dump every warehourse and tour staple they've previously had. Objectively, I don't think anyone can actually genuinely claim The Playboy Mansion is anything other than LP filler.
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Post by: Saint1322 on May 04, 2015, 03:02:01 PM
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I find it difficult to imagine a world where the band collectively discussed their back catalogue and thought "We'll play The Playboy Mansion", yet veto'd playing "Please."

Please was played every single night on PopMart. Playboy Mansion has never been played at all.

Not only was Please played, it was kind of the centerpiece of the show. Been there, done that.

If taht's the approach they're taking, they should dump every warehourse and tour staple they've previously had. Objectively, I don't think anyone can actually genuinely claim The Playboy Mansion is anything other than LP filler.

The approach they are taking is to mix new songs, hits, and couple of rarities for the diehards. 'Please' doesn't fit any of the above categories. Yes, it has been a while since it was played, but is 'Please' an important enough song to deserve being revived? I don't think it is, IMO.

But then again, I also don't understand why BTBS is coming back or why UTEOTW needs to be played for a SIXTH straight tour.
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Post by: markreed on May 04, 2015, 04:18:14 PM
My feelings really, BTBS and UTEOTW are *good*, but not worthy of shoving Please, or Walk On, or Stuck, or Stay, or anyone of a dozen other songs off the playlist. BTBS was boring in 2005 and Edge seemed bored to me playing it. UTEOTW would fit nicely in a mini-Achtung set, but it is really tired.
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Post by: Parsons on May 04, 2015, 04:36:28 PM
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New clip - and this time of a song we haven't heard live yet full electric! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5GogHVVG0

I agree sounds great already and the crowd isn't even their yet to give them the extra boost.


Cedarwood is going to be MASSIVE live...that opening riff...
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Post by: u2beez on May 04, 2015, 04:42:17 PM
Can someone message me when this hijacked thread goes back to talking about spoilers?  And I thought Springsteen fans were bad. 
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Post by: meximofo on May 04, 2015, 05:45:36 PM
Spoilers you ask, spoilers you'll have:
Raised by Wolves!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VV0r2moyeQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VV0r2moyeQ)
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Post by: Parsons on May 04, 2015, 06:00:38 PM
Nice !
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 04, 2015, 06:01:06 PM
Definitely some differences, but sound very good!
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Post by: lorijane on May 04, 2015, 06:07:27 PM
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Can someone message me when this hijacked thread goes back to talking about spoilers?  And I thought Springsteen fans were bad. 

Have you ever seen a thread not go off on tangents?
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Post by: briscoetheque on May 04, 2015, 06:12:34 PM
Oh surely that wouldn't happen. Anyone who took a thread off on a tangent would face serious bans.
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Post by: maxq10 on May 04, 2015, 06:13:37 PM
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If taht's the approach they're taking, they should dump every warehourse and tour staple they've previously had. Objectively, I don't think anyone can actually genuinely claim The Playboy Mansion is anything other than LP filler.

The Playboy Mansion happens to be one of my favorite tracks off of POP. The groove in that song is unreal...probably the most "trip hop" sounding track on the album (which is what they were going for at the time). The great falsetto notes at the end where Bono is intentionally singing sharp (and then comes down to resolve the note) is brilliant. Plus they sampled another song (I forget which one off the top of my head), which I believe was a first for them at the time.

I for one would be very happy to hear it played live.
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Post by: Canadanne on May 04, 2015, 06:28:57 PM
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Plus they sampled another song (I forget which one off the top of my head), which I believe was a first for them at the time.

It was You Showed Me, which I knew from the Lightning Seeds' version released around the same time, but I think they used the original by The Turtles for the sample.
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Post by: Waffles on May 04, 2015, 08:23:27 PM
Rumors of a younger digital Bonor certainly fit this interview:

"It's more about the present tense. The singer - the protagonist in it - is much closer to where we're at in our life and the younger character from Songs Of Innocence, they sometimes meet and one has a take on the other that is often a little aggressive. I often think about that - what would the younger me think of me now. Not much. In one song, there's another song called "The Morning After Innocence" where the older me goes and asks the younger me for help. It's a very tough one that goes:

Is that your fountain pen, navy with a nib of gold? You never could write so well or do anything you were told on 10 Cedarwood Road. I'm your older self, the song of experience, I've come to ask for some help from your song of innocence. Lead me in the way I should go. I'm running out of chances to blow, that's what you told me and you should know. Lead me in the way I should be. Unravel the mystery of the heart and its defense, the morning after innocence."
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Post by: rlabs19 on May 04, 2015, 08:33:51 PM
Safe to assume that Angel of Harlem is being practiced? They appear to have played it for the Fallon Tonight show, as per the tweet on the front page of @U2.
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Post by: Petejbridge on May 04, 2015, 09:12:52 PM
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Safe to assume that Angel of Harlem is being practiced? They appear to have played it for the Fallon Tonight show, as per the tweet on the front page of @U2.
I hope not. That song denotes the pinnacle of boring U2 IMO...
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 04, 2015, 09:15:45 PM
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Safe to assume that Angel of Harlem is being practiced? They appear to have played it for the Fallon Tonight show, as per the tweet on the front page of @U2.
I hope not. That song denotes the pinnacle of boring U2 IMO...

LOVE this song!! LOVE!!
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Post by: meximofo on May 04, 2015, 09:16:29 PM
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Safe to assume that Angel of Harlem is being practiced? They appear to have played it for the Fallon Tonight show, as per the tweet on the front page of @U2.
I hope not. That song denotes the pinnacle of boring U2 IMO...
(Disagree about the last sentence) It could be a one time thing, maybe a request by Fallon or to celebrate they were in NY again.
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Post by: Parsons on May 04, 2015, 09:19:03 PM
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Safe to assume that Angel of Harlem is being practiced? They appear to have played it for the Fallon Tonight show, as per the tweet on the front page of @U2.
I hope not. That song denotes the pinnacle of boring U2 IMO...
(Disagree about the last sentence) It could be a one time thing, maybe a request by Fallon or to celebrate they were in NY again.

+1 Angel of Harlem is anything but boring U2, what a joke !
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Post by: miryclay on May 04, 2015, 09:28:48 PM
Sort of men on AOH. They have never mastered that song live. RDS Zoo was good though.
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Post by: meximofo on May 04, 2015, 09:29:45 PM
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Sort of men on AOH. They have never mastered that song live. RDS Zoo was good though.
Never? Have you heard the Lovetown performances with BB King's band? It rocks!
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Post by: Petejbridge on May 04, 2015, 09:47:28 PM
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Safe to assume that Angel of Harlem is being practiced? They appear to have played it for the Fallon Tonight show, as per the tweet on the front page of @U2.
I hope not. That song denotes the pinnacle of boring U2 IMO...
(Disagree about the last sentence) It could be a one time thing, maybe a request by Fallon or to celebrate they were in NY again.

+1 Angel of Harlem is anything but boring U2, what a joke !
Yeah, never cared for it.. Kinda feel like it's one of those songs that people feel like they have to be into to be considered a U2 fan.
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Post by: ecadad on May 04, 2015, 10:01:55 PM
We're a little off topic here
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Post by: nsauer980 on May 04, 2015, 11:38:44 PM
The official U2 Instagram just released a promo teaser for the tour, using The Crystal Ballroom as the music. We haven't heard TCB rehearsed yet, but they'll still play it live because they wouldn't have used it for the teaser if it wouldn't be played.
Long story short, U2 aren't stupid. They know we're listening in on the rehearsals, so they're only rehearsing on the main stage for the obvious songs that'll be played. Referring back to the "small room rehearsals," they have a lot of tricks up their sleeves and TCB is barely scratching the surface of what's to come.
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Post by: Petejbridge on May 04, 2015, 11:44:38 PM
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The official U2 Instagram just released a promo teaser for the tour, using The Crystal Ballroom as the music. We haven't heard TCB rehearsed yet, but they'll still play it live because they wouldn't have used it for the teaser if it wouldn't be played.
Long story short, U2 aren't stupid. They know we're listening in on the rehearsals, so they're only rehearsing on the main stage for the obvious songs that'll be played. Referring back to the "small room rehearsals," they have a lot of tricks up their sleeves and TCB is barely scratching the surface of what's to come.
Amen to that!
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 05, 2015, 12:04:14 AM
I so hope you are right! Did you see how quickly those Likes tallied up?! We're READY!
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Post by: tom_b1807 on May 05, 2015, 12:29:32 AM
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The official U2 Instagram just released a promo teaser for the tour, using The Crystal Ballroom as the music. We haven't heard TCB rehearsed yet, but they'll still play it live because they wouldn't have used it for the teaser if it wouldn't be played.
Long story short, U2 aren't stupid. They know we're listening in on the rehearsals, so they're only rehearsing on the main stage for the obvious songs that'll be played. Referring back to the "small room rehearsals," they have a lot of tricks up their sleeves and TCB is barely scratching the surface of what's to come.

I'm kind of confused as to whether One Step Closer and The Playboy Mansion are 'obvious songs' then or the tricks up they're sleeve you refer too?
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Post by: nsauer980 on May 05, 2015, 01:09:42 AM
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The official U2 Instagram just released a promo teaser for the tour, using The Crystal Ballroom as the music. We haven't heard TCB rehearsed yet, but they'll still play it live because they wouldn't have used it for the teaser if it wouldn't be played.
Long story short, U2 aren't stupid. They know we're listening in on the rehearsals, so they're only rehearsing on the main stage for the obvious songs that'll be played. Referring back to the "small room rehearsals," they have a lot of tricks up their sleeves and TCB is barely scratching the surface of what's to come.

I'm kind of confused as to whether One Step Closer and The Playboy Mansion are 'obvious songs' then or the tricks up they're sleeve you refer too?
See how everyone just jumped to the conclusion that those will be the only rarities played? Doesn't make sense that those would be blatantly leaked and spoiled. Also, everyone was kinda "Ehhh" when the news of those got out. From what I remember, U2 hasn't been about "Ehhh."
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Post by: zedg on May 05, 2015, 02:33:02 AM
Because one 'marketing/promo' person added a few seconds of a song (TCB) to a very brief clip, that means the band have been rehearsing/are going to play that song? I think you're getting your hopes up.
Plus there wont be no Playboy Mansion. That's ridiculous.
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Post by: nsauer980 on May 05, 2015, 02:54:37 AM
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Because one 'marketing/promo' person added a few seconds of a song (TCB) to a very brief clip, that means the band have been rehearsing/are going to play that song? I think you're getting your hopes up.
Plus there wont be no Playboy Mansion. That's ridiculous.
It wouldn't make sense to promote something music-related with a song that isn't associated with it. It's like a commercial for an album. "Here's an album we're releasing. But the song we're playing right now isn't on the album."
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Post by: lazyboy on May 05, 2015, 03:07:35 AM
Yup, I'd imagine it will definitely get played live. Maybe something to do with the intermission. I'd be shocked if it didn't feature in any way. It's made to be played live.
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Post by: satellitedog on May 05, 2015, 03:18:47 AM
TCB is the quintessential encore tune. Could open it, like HMTMKMKM did on PM.
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Post by: lorijane on May 05, 2015, 07:32:18 AM
Crystal Ballroom!!!!
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 05, 2015, 08:18:25 AM
Come on guys. That teaser makes it absolutely no more likely for TCB to be played than it was before; the band have no input into it and it's VERY unlikely that it affects their rehearsals. It might appear of course but it remains very unlikely it'll be there at the start *as of right now*.

And this back room stuff really isn't very plausible either. Any songs they rehearse need to be tested on the full stage, with lights, acoustics etc; rare stuff is likely to appear much earlier because it needs more time to work on and slot into the setlist. (E.G. The three big rarities of the 2009 rehearsals, Ultraviolet, The Unforgettable Fire & Drowning Man, were there almost from the start.) Now that said, it is of course *possible* that they have worked on some stuff in the smaller rooms and will bring it to the main stage in the next week or so; it's also possible that they have worked on some other songs that we haven't heard since we only have a few intrepid fans and they can't be there all the time. But we're not talking enormous quantities of rarities here.

Not being a party pooper; if anything, I think it's important we get our expectations in line so we're all excited by the tour starting and not disappointed that our fantasies didn't pan out.
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Post by: Mr. Sarajevo 20 on May 05, 2015, 09:08:49 AM
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The official U2 Instagram just released a promo teaser for the tour, using The Crystal Ballroom as the music. We haven't heard TCB rehearsed yet, but they'll still play it live because they wouldn't have used it for the teaser if it wouldn't be played.
Long story short, U2 aren't stupid. They know we're listening in on the rehearsals, so they're only rehearsing on the main stage for the obvious songs that'll be played. Referring back to the "small room rehearsals," they have a lot of tricks up their sleeves and TCB is barely scratching the surface of what's to come.
Didn't U2 back in the day call the secondary room...the Dry Room?
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on May 05, 2015, 09:35:07 AM
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Can someone message me when this hijacked thread goes back to talking about spoilers?  And I thought Springsteen fans were bad. 

Have you ever seen a thread not go off on tangents?

Oh, and here I was thinking the whole idea was to spoil the thread. Oh well.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on May 05, 2015, 09:41:48 AM
I agree; Crystal Ballroom is absolutely the kind of song that opens the encores. Wouldn't surprise me in the least. I thought Invisible might make a good one in that slot also.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: boom boom on May 05, 2015, 09:46:46 AM
Yeah, maybe their intial intention was to play TCB but not after they started worrying about getting enough hits in as stated in the NY times article.  The world may end if they play that instead of WOWY or SBS, well you get the picture.  But maybe they will shock us, but not counting on it. 
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: meximofo on May 05, 2015, 09:47:49 AM
I was dreaming with a TCB/Discotheque/MW/Reach Me Now encore to dance our a*** off, but I settle for a TCB at the encore.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on May 05, 2015, 09:48:14 AM
Play TCB instead of another SOI song, not instead of WOWY or SBS.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Volcanogirl on May 05, 2015, 09:53:12 AM
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I was dreaming with a TCB/Discotheque/MW/Reach Me Now encore to dance our a*** off, but I settle for a TCB at the encore.

Yay meximofo ! It can happen  ;)
Would love dance tracks like that, bring back the
mirrorball !!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: mdmomof7 on May 05, 2015, 09:56:39 AM
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I was dreaming with a TCB/Discotheque/MW/Reach Me Now encore to dance our a*** off, but I settle for a TCB at the encore.

Yay meximofo ! It can happen  ;)
Would love dance tracks like that, bring back the
mirrorball !!

Me too! That combo = slayed!! We can still dream out loud! Throw in Lucifer's Hands and I'll need more drastic resuscitation measures! 8)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 05, 2015, 10:16:02 AM
What probably hurts TCB's chances at this point is that they have already rehearsed a record eleven new songs - nine from the album, Ordinary Love & Invisible. Sure they could add TCB as well, and they very well might at some point, but I imagine it would be in a rotation slot with another new song.

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Yeah, maybe their intial intention was to play TCB but not after they started worrying about getting enough hits in as stated in the NY times article.  The world may end if they play that instead of WOWY or SBS, well you get the picture.  But maybe they will shock us, but not counting on it.

They were not worrying about not getting enough hit in. That's not what it said.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Siberian Tiger on May 05, 2015, 10:25:39 AM
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Play TCB instead of another SOI song, not instead of WOWY or SBS.

I'll be happy if they do the recent rooftop in NY version of Sunday Bloody Sunday. But I see no reason to play With or Without You anymore. Haven't they played it at every single show since it was released in 1987?  Every Breaking Wave makes With or Without You redundant now.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: satellitedog on May 05, 2015, 10:32:05 AM
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I was dreaming with a TCB/Discotheque/MW/Reach Me Now encore to dance our a*** off, but I settle for a TCB at the encore.

Nice (only with a proper Discotheque, not the crap '00s live versions)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: meximofo on May 05, 2015, 10:34:29 AM
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I was dreaming with a TCB/Discotheque/MW/Reach Me Now encore to dance our a*** off, but I settle for a TCB at the encore.

Nice (only with a proper Discotheque, not the crap '00s live versions)
I was thinking the Popmart versions, the more snippets the better!  ;)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: kokedera on May 05, 2015, 10:45:02 AM
"I'm kind of confused as to whether One Step Closer and The Playboy Mansion are 'obvious songs' then or the tricks up they're sleeve you refer too?"

Obvious that they'd fit the set - One Step is Father to balance Mother, Mansion has the ambulance image for post-injury Bono, though that doesn't resolve your small room vs. arena prep unless they actually want to test it in the space.


Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: dougie on May 05, 2015, 11:04:12 AM
It is interesting that the play 'Angel of Harlem' on Fallon when it's not on the list of songs rehearsed. I hope that means almost anything is possible for the set list right from the get go.  Really looking forward to hearing the new Album live. Let the party begin!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: JaraSangASongAWeapon on May 05, 2015, 11:46:16 AM
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Come on guys. That teaser makes it absolutely no more likely for TCB to be played than it was before; the band have no input into it and it's VERY unlikely that it affects their rehearsals. It might appear of course but it remains very unlikely it'll be there at the start *as of right now*.

And this back room stuff really isn't very plausible either. Any songs they rehearse need to be tested on the full stage, with lights, acoustics etc; rare stuff is likely to appear much earlier because it needs more time to work on and slot into the setlist. (E.G. The three big rarities of the 2009 rehearsals, Ultraviolet, The Unforgettable Fire & Drowning Man, were there almost from the start.) Now that said, it is of course *possible* that they have worked on some stuff in the smaller rooms and will bring it to the main stage in the next week or so; it's also possible that they have worked on some other songs that we haven't heard since we only have a few intrepid fans and they can't be there all the time. But we're not talking enormous quantities of rarities here.

Not being a party pooper; if anything, I think it's important we get our expectations in line so we're all excited by the tour starting and not disappointed that our fantasies didn't pan out.


I am pining for A Sort Of Homecoming, but I'd be shocked if it gets played early on in the tour (I am going to all 7 California shows). I could see it happening in Dublin.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: kokedera on May 05, 2015, 11:58:28 AM
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It is interesting that the play 'Angel of Harlem' on Fallon when it's not on the list of songs rehearsed. I hope that means almost anything is possible for the set list right from the get go.  Really looking forward to hearing the new Album live. Let the party begin!

Should add the lust and luxury dwelling of PBM matches nicely with the sex / drugs / prostitution & dwelling of Volcano ;)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: kokedera on May 05, 2015, 11:59:56 AM
Whoops, quote was irrelevant there.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Miami66 on May 05, 2015, 12:27:30 PM
Angel of Harlem is my favorite U2 song.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on May 05, 2015, 12:42:45 PM
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"I'm kind of confused as to whether One Step Closer and The Playboy Mansion are 'obvious songs' then or the tricks up they're sleeve you refer too?"

Obvious that they'd fit the set - One Step is Father to balance Mother, Mansion has the ambulance image for post-injury Bono, though that doesn't resolve your small room vs. arena prep unless they actually want to test it in the space.

Hmm I guess, but thats probably not as obvious to the casual fan. I just don't see the logic in the whole  second room idea, and why they would feel the need to rehearse some deep cuts in there and not others. But who knows the way they work except them, it's not for any of us to question :)
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on May 05, 2015, 12:44:27 PM
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Angel of Harlem is my favorite U2 song.

Definately up there for me as well! Although I don't like it because I have to, as someone suggested in an earlier post.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on May 05, 2015, 01:04:59 PM
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Play TCB instead of another SOI song, not instead of WOWY or SBS.

I'll be happy if they do the recent rooftop in NY version of Sunday Bloody Sunday. But I see no reason to play With or Without You anymore. Haven't they played it at every single show since it was released in 1987?  Every Breaking Wave makes With or Without You redundant now.

They actually skipped WOWY one night at a bad ZooTV arena show somewhere in Europe. The fans didn't get the new direction and someone doused Bono with a large amount of water, and they cut the show short.

Still, WOWY is one of only two U2 songs to top the charts in the US. You can't dismiss that, even though I would also be fine without it. Actually, I would love to hear them bring back the Zoomerang (live from Sydney) arrangement.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: macky0104 on May 05, 2015, 01:25:52 PM
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Play TCB instead of another SOI song, not instead of WOWY or SBS.

I'll be happy if they do the recent rooftop in NY version of Sunday Bloody Sunday. But I see no reason to play With or Without You anymore. Haven't they played it at every single show since it was released in 1987?  Every Breaking Wave makes With or Without You redundant now.

They actually skipped WOWY one night at a bad ZooTV arena show somewhere in Europe. The fans didn't get the new direction and someone doused Bono with a large amount of water, and they cut the show short.

Still, WOWY is one of only two U2 songs to top the charts in the US. You can't dismiss that, even though I would also be fine without it. Actually, I would love to hear them bring back the Zoomerang (live from Sydney) arrangement.

They didn't play it at Leeds, Roundhay Park in 1993 but it didn't have anything to do with the crowd (I guess more to do with a strict curfew). Bit if a bummer, particularly as I recall Bono commenting on the night that it was the biggest paying crowd they had ever played to at the time.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 05, 2015, 01:43:36 PM
More significantly, WOWY wasn't played every night on either the Elevation or the Vertigo Tours; it skipped virtually the entire third leg of Elevation and first leg of Vertigo.

Most of the warhorses do get rests, it's just that they get them at different times; also see I Will Follow on the 2009 legs of 360, Pride on the 2010 legs, etc.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Saint1322 on May 05, 2015, 01:44:51 PM
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More significantly, WOWY wasn't played every night on either the Elevation or the Vertigo Tours; it skipped virtually the entire third leg of Elevation and first leg of Vertigo.

I didn't realize that. I have gotten it at every show I have been to.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 05, 2015, 01:50:28 PM
I may be wrong but I *think* One, Beautiful Day, Vertigo and COBL are the only songs to appear at every show since they came out...

EDIT: Well also Boots and Go Crazy actually. But they don't really count.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: macfoley on May 05, 2015, 02:33:05 PM
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Play TCB instead of another SOI song, not instead of WOWY or SBS.

I'll be happy if they do the recent rooftop in NY version of Sunday Bloody Sunday. But I see no reason to play With or Without You anymore. Haven't they played it at every single show since it was released in 1987?  Every Breaking Wave makes With or Without You redundant now.

They actually skipped WOWY one night at a bad ZooTV arena show somewhere in Europe. The fans didn't get the new direction and someone doused Bono with a large amount of water, and they cut the show short.

Still, WOWY is one of only two U2 songs to top the charts in the US. You can't dismiss that, even though I would also be fine without it. Actually, I would love to hear them bring back the Zoomerang (live from Sydney) arrangement.

They dropped WOWY when I saw U2 for the first time, Zoo TV Outside Broadcast at Wembley. I was gutted they did. But got Zooropa and Babyface and an acoustic version of I Will Follow.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: david on May 05, 2015, 02:52:30 PM
They didn't play WOWY at one of the Vertigo shows in Dublin I went to and, ya know what, nobody noticed! I remember McGuinness saying at the time how remarkable it was that a band could leave out a song as well known as WOWY from their set list, akin to the Rolling Stones dropping Satisfaction, and that it was a testament to U2's newer songs that they could in effect 'replace' old classics for a period at least. Mind you, that was back when U2 still had hits.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on May 05, 2015, 03:57:18 PM
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More significantly, WOWY wasn't played every night on either the Elevation or the Vertigo Tours; it skipped virtually the entire third leg of Elevation and first leg of Vertigo.

I didn't realize that. I have gotten it at every show I have been to.

I'm pretty sure it's not on the Chicago DVD, but I might be wrong.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: DPardue on May 05, 2015, 05:55:42 PM
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More significantly, WOWY wasn't played every night on either the Elevation or the Vertigo Tours; it skipped virtually the entire third leg of Elevation and first leg of Vertigo.

I didn't realize that. I have gotten it at every show I have been to.

I'm pretty sure it's not on the Chicago DVD, but I might be wrong.

Correct.  It is not on that DVD.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Petejbridge on May 05, 2015, 06:22:45 PM
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Angel of Harlem is my favorite U2 song.

Definately up there for me as well! Although I don't like it because I have to, as someone suggested in an earlier post.
Sorry I ruffled feathers,  it's boring to me... We must all conform to the same opinions on this forum I suppose. 
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: tom_b1807 on May 06, 2015, 12:24:49 AM
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Angel of Harlem is my favorite U2 song.

Definately up there for me as well! Although I don't like it because I have to, as someone suggested in an earlier post.
Sorry I ruffled feathers,  it's boring to me... We must all conform to the same opinions on this forum I suppose.

I'm not saying we should, part of what makes this forum great is that everyone has different opinions on U2 and their music. I was just disagreeing with your post.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: u2beez on May 06, 2015, 08:34:12 AM
So many spoilers in this thread.  From people's favorite songs.  To what should and should not be played. Man what a great thread.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 06, 2015, 08:37:02 AM
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So many spoilers in this thread.  From people's favorite songs.  To what should and should not be played. Man what a great thread.

Check the first post for spoilers. Other than that, it's obviously going to become a discussion since we haven't had any new rehearsals since Thursday.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: mdmomof7 on May 06, 2015, 09:08:18 AM
And now they've left NY and at least Bono was in Cali yesterday.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 06, 2015, 09:26:49 AM
Exactly. Plus at some point they have to move the stage to the arena the gig will actually be at. There's really not that many rehearsals left when you think about it...
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: mdmomof7 on May 06, 2015, 09:41:25 AM
Maybe they're all chilling at Edge's in Malibu. An observant friend mentioned they likely may do something for KROQ since they had to cancel their headlining KROQ's December concert. At least a radio spot or something?

How much time would they reserve to rehearse at Rogers? Since it's opening night, would they rehearse the day before? Two days before?

Do they normally rehearse only the day before a show? I guess since they have pairs of shows and multiple nights of shows this tour, they'll rehearse each day or maybe the days in between to rest Bono's voice for the consecutive shows?
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Chrisedge on May 06, 2015, 09:42:10 AM
I imagine there are at least two stage setups, and one can be moved while they are still playing. So the PNE Stage will move on to San Jose, while they are still at Rogers, then the Rogers stage moves to PHX, while the SJ stage moves to LA, etc...
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: ecadad on May 06, 2015, 09:43:34 AM
We're so close!
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 06, 2015, 10:15:14 AM
There's always a full dress rehearsal the day before the show. On Vertigo, that was somewhat different to opening night  (More in setlist order than content; it took them a while to sort out the structure that tour) but in 2009 they were identical.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: Chrisedge on May 06, 2015, 10:22:54 AM
^^ The Vertigo Dress was two days before the opening night...
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: meximofo on May 06, 2015, 10:24:35 AM
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^^ The Vertigo Dress was two days before the opening night...
The dress rehearsal for this tour will also be on the 12th, 2 days before opening night.
Title: Re: "SPOILERS" : Rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum for ieTour
Post by: mdmomof7 on May 06, 2015, 10:34:44 AM
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