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Title: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: Backstreets92 on May 06, 2017, 04:07:44 AM
https://www.bonnaroo.com/2017-schedule/#friday-2017-06-09 (https://www.bonnaroo.com/2017-schedule/#friday-2017-06-09)

How do you think this will bode for the setlist?
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: Jswallow on May 06, 2017, 04:12:11 AM
Greatest hits set minus the JT album...they've plenty of songs to fill 90 miutes

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Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: an tha on May 06, 2017, 04:18:53 AM
Whatever the setlist is the show or two before on their JT tour minus all the deep cuts from TJT.

So effectively if you say everything apart from Streets, WOWY, ISHF and BTBS off JT won't get played then that would probably trim set down to around 90 mins maybe with 1 or 2 other omissions.
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Post by: Ultrafly on May 06, 2017, 05:25:31 AM
Ditch side 2 of TJT and any LP tracks, plus a row of hits either side.
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Post by: dwaltman on May 06, 2017, 07:20:32 AM
Pretty sure I saw promotional materials for Bonnaroo that also said JT played in full, like the rest of the tour.  If they are the last slot of the night on that stage, they could play longer.

I wonder how it will feel for U2 to start a show at 11pm.
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: dwaltman on May 06, 2017, 12:41:33 PM
You can also see how many fans have added each band to their own schedule.  I just did a quick check of the 3 headliners.  Here is how they ran as of 5/6/17 around 2:30pm:

Red Hot Chili Peppers - 1300+fans
The Weeknd - 1100 + fans
U2 - 800+ fans
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: tigerfan41 on May 06, 2017, 01:36:48 PM
Just because they're allotted 90 minutes, it doesn't mean they'll stick to it. For all we know, they could play closer to a 2 hour set since concerts tend to run over, anyhow.
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: monopoly on May 06, 2017, 06:18:17 PM
Is bonaroo part of the tour?
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: Backstreets92 on May 07, 2017, 01:22:51 AM
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You can also see how many fans have added each band to their own schedule.  I just did a quick check of the 3 headliners.  Here is how they ran as of 5/6/17 around 2:30pm:

Red Hot Chili Peppers - 1300+fans
The Weeknd - 1100 + fans
U2 - 800+ fans

Yup. U2 have the lowest "fan" count of any act in those top 2 rows. Not sure how accurate of a metric that is though when it comes to actual attendance...
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: dwaltman on May 07, 2017, 07:35:59 AM
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You can also see how many fans have added each band to their own schedule.  I just did a quick check of the 3 headliners.  Here is how they ran as of 5/6/17 around 2:30pm:

Red Hot Chili Peppers - 1300+fans
The Weeknd - 1100 + fans
U2 - 800+ fans

Yup. U2 have the lowest "fan" count of any act in those top 2 rows. Not sure how accurate of a metric that is though when it comes to actual attendance...
Considering they are the only band playing at that time (save for a DJ show), I'm sure most will check them out.


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Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: Shark Ericson on June 01, 2017, 01:35:32 PM
Does anyone know if Bonnaroo is going to have a livestream of any sort?
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Post by: thistrain on June 01, 2017, 01:46:01 PM
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Does anyone know if Bonnaroo is going to have a livestream of any sort?
They usually do each year however I doubt more than a song or two from U2's set. Seriously doubt Guy would allow a complete webcast of their set.
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Post by: georgemccauley on June 01, 2017, 03:32:48 PM
Still think they'll play the full album, they're nicely rehearsed on it anyway
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: Mr. Sarajevo 20 on June 02, 2017, 08:41:06 AM
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Is bonaroo part of the tour?
No.
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Post by: DPardue on June 02, 2017, 08:45:45 AM
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Is bonaroo part of the tour?
No.
It's officially listed as part of the tour.

http://www.u2.com/tour
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: Jono on June 02, 2017, 04:37:37 PM
It appears to be 'in addition to JT tour' kind of thing...
"And, Headlining Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival - June 8-11th, 2017, Manchester, TN
Tickets and full lineup here."
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: podiumboy on June 02, 2017, 05:26:28 PM
Why the hell are they even playing Bonnaroo?  The crowd is full of hipsters who hate them anyway.  U2 will go over like a lead balloon with that crowd.  They could've played a stadium show in Atlanta or Nashville instead, performed for their own audience, and possibly make even more money by doing their own show.
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Post by: an tha on June 02, 2017, 05:58:12 PM
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Why the hell are they even playing Bonnaroo?  The crowd is full of hipsters who hate them anyway.  U2 will go over like a lead balloon with that crowd.  They could've played a stadium show in Atlanta or Nashville instead, performed for their own audience, and possibly make even more money by doing their own show.

Assuming you are right about crowd etc and making more money elsewhere then i for one despite this events lack of resonance with me am glad they are doing it...
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: 73October on June 03, 2017, 08:45:42 AM
Personally I'm up for U2 headlining and trying this festival out, it seems to fit the ethos of the band.  They are either going to go down really well or not.  Only time will tell. 
I go to a smaller festival in the UK with a similar ethos.  About 3 years ago, Sinead O'Connor headlined and she knocked us out the field.  The atmosphere was buzzing and mainstage was packed.  It was actually quite a good set that she did.
I'm one of the minority who go to this UK festival that would like U2 to play again.  They last played in 1981 (before my time) and, again before my time, there is the legend that Bono did indeed turn up during the middle of the original JT tour to watch Bruce Cockburn and hear some speakers talking about the situation in Nicaragua.  Bono was disguised as a steward (I have seen photographic evidence) in order to try and go unnoticed - it didn't work!
I'm not going to give the name of the festival on this forum. 
If you really want to know - do internet research.
Because - all I will say is - that the festival still has a connection.  Willie Williams used to do creative stuff there and I last saw him there in 2014 as a VIP and said hello.  Martin Wroe (U2.com and tour chaplain) is still involved in this festival.  Even Alice Wroe (daughter) did Herstory last year and she has adapted her project for the Ultraviolet graphics that Willie has been using on the current TJT Tour.  This is a fact.
I got a number of friends from my festival and only a few of us are open U2 fans although given the opportunity many more would admit to liking U2.  The music line-up like Bonnaroo is eclectic and mixed genre.  No massive headliners due to budget but again varied and some known artists.

Looking forward to seeing how the performance goes next weekend.  I am sure I read/heard that the band have said that they want to go back and do some festivals.
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: tigerfan41 on June 04, 2017, 09:50:57 AM
Bonnaroo isn't really my cup of tea, heck, music festivals for the most part aren't. If there's a band I like, I'm going to see them at their own show where they're free to play a full set and where I won't have to wait hours and hours amongst a group of sweaty festival go-ers.

HOWEVER, I don't have an issue with these festivals. Some like them and that's fine. People have said music festivals are a unique experience that you can't get at a regular concert. Which is cool, but again, they're not for everyone.

When I first heard U2 was playing Bonnaroo? I was excited for them and for the festival go-ers. It's a major win for any US festival to attract a band of U2's caliber. It's a major win for their attendees, too. Will some Bonnaroo attendees be annoyed at U2's headlining? Sure, but for the most part, they'll be fine. Far more hated bands have played this festival before and they were mostly welcomed with open arms. U2 will be fine.

I briefly considered going, but quickly realized it would be far cheaper and easier to go to a couple of U2 concerts than go to a festival for a few bands I like. So that's what I'm doing.
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: Johnny Feathers on June 05, 2017, 02:32:19 PM
Haven't other "classic rock" acts played Bonnaroo?  I don't see a problem with it.  I think it's cool that they'd play TJT with a few extras at a festival.
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on June 05, 2017, 05:11:15 PM
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Haven't other "classic rock" acts played Bonnaroo?  I don't see a problem with it.  I think it's cool that they'd play TJT with a few extras at a festival.
U2 isn't a classic rock band. They are an older and already established act, however, and many feel that because of their age, the band doesn't really fit in with the hipster culture.
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: Johnny Feathers on June 05, 2017, 05:14:33 PM
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Haven't other "classic rock" acts played Bonnaroo?  I don't see a problem with it.  I think it's cool that they'd play TJT with a few extras at a festival.
U2 isn't a classic rock band. They are an older and already established act, however, and many feel that because of their age, the band doesn't really fit in with the hipster culture.

Hate to break it to you, but U2 is big, mainstream act that's been around nearly 40 years. Pretty much classic rock by any definition.

Didn't McCartney play Bonnaroo?


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Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: tigerfan41 on June 05, 2017, 07:01:33 PM
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Haven't other "classic rock" acts played Bonnaroo?  I don't see a problem with it.  I think it's cool that they'd play TJT with a few extras at a festival.
U2 isn't a classic rock band. They are an older and already established act, however, and many feel that because of their age, the band doesn't really fit in with the hipster culture.

Hate to break it to you, but U2 is big, mainstream act that's been around nearly 40 years. Pretty much classic rock by any definition.

Didn't McCartney play Bonnaroo?


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He did. I want to say Tom Petty has played it before, too. I would group U2 in with other classics like McCartney, Petty, Springsteen etc.
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on June 05, 2017, 11:15:57 PM
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Haven't other "classic rock" acts played Bonnaroo?  I don't see a problem with it.  I think it's cool that they'd play TJT with a few extras at a festival.
U2 isn't a classic rock band. They are an older and already established act, however, and many feel that because of their age, the band doesn't really fit in with the hipster culture.

Hate to break it to you, but U2 is big, mainstream act that's been around nearly 40 years. Pretty much classic rock by any definition.


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Oh no, I totally agree with that. U2 is an aging band in the autumn of its active existence, I do not disagree with you there...

It's just that when I hear the term "Classic Rock", I don't think about U2. I associate bands like Led Zeppelin or The Rolling Stones with classic rock. U2 are too diverse of a band to put into that category... for myself, anyway. Let's not forget that this band was jumpstarted by the post-punk movement.

I don't know, it's more of how you define the term. Is it a genre, or a category? Does it come with age, or style of music (and age)?
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Post by: Johnny Feathers on June 05, 2017, 11:56:00 PM
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Haven't other "classic rock" acts played Bonnaroo?  I don't see a problem with it.  I think it's cool that they'd play TJT with a few extras at a festival.
U2 isn't a classic rock band. They are an older and already established act, however, and many feel that because of their age, the band doesn't really fit in with the hipster culture.

Hate to break it to you, but U2 is big, mainstream act that's been around nearly 40 years. Pretty much classic rock by any definition.


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Oh no, I totally agree with that. U2 is an aging band in the autumn of its active existence, I do not disagree with you there...

It's just that when I hear the term "Classic Rock", I don't think about U2. I associate bands like Led Zeppelin or The Rolling Stones with classic rock. U2 are too diverse of a band to put into that category... for myself, anyway. Let's not forget that this band was jumpstarted by the post-punk movement.

I don't know, it's more of how you define the term. Is it a genre, or a category? Does it come with age, or style of music (and age)?

Yeah, I used the phrase more as how the younger generation likely view U2, especially on the bill at Bonnaroo. We don't tend to think of them that way, knowing the movement came out of. But then, Zeppelin likely never thought of themselves that way when they were making music, either. The "classic" part was a radio marketing term. And I'm pretty sure TJT singles are played on classic rock stations these days.


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Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on June 06, 2017, 01:57:59 PM
Bonnaroo- SiriusXm subscribers can listen to live broadcasts for all 3 days. Most of it will be on Spectrum and some on AltNation.


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Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: JFW on June 06, 2017, 02:21:38 PM
I'm hoping they'll play a totally different set. Not because I don't like the set of their tour. But I would love to see The Fly being played. It's been a while
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Post by: Johnny Feathers on June 06, 2017, 02:24:34 PM
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I'm hoping they'll play a totally different set. Not because I don't like the set of their tour. But I would love to see The Fly being played. It's been a while

I love the Fly too, but I wouldn't expect much different from what they're doing on the tour.  It's the set they've rehearsed.  This isn't a band that usually has a lot of material ready at any one time.
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Post by: playingtricksagain on June 07, 2017, 01:50:32 AM
Alright, so is it going to be available for streaming? Their FAQ is anything but helpful.
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Post by: monopoly on June 07, 2017, 01:52:02 AM
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I'm hoping they'll play a totally different set. Not because I don't like the set of their tour. But I would love to see The Fly being played. It's been a while

I love the Fly too, but I wouldn't expect much different from what they're doing on the tour.  It's the set they've rehearsed.  This isn't a band that usually has a lot of material ready at any one time.

Bono still can't play guitar too
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: The Edges Cat on June 07, 2017, 04:25:31 AM
I thought Bonnaroo was the long-awaited Australian tour, a play on Bono and kangaroo. Hell, we had Zoomerang.

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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on June 07, 2017, 10:39:37 AM
If you are a SiriusXM subscriber you will be able to listen to all three days on Spectrum and AltNation.


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Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: imaginary friend on June 08, 2017, 01:47:16 PM
Livestream sched here; U2's not on it:   https://www.jambase.com/article/red-bull-tv-announces-bonnaroo-2017-webcast-schedule
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Post by: The Edges Cat on June 11, 2017, 03:54:48 AM
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Off topic, but my god that website is horrible. I'm using 10GB/per second internet right now, and it still loads and freezes like it's 1999.
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Post by: Smee on June 11, 2017, 06:24:34 AM
Ticket sales this year for Bonnaroo were only around 45 000. Could be in danger of losing that festival. I can see the biggest festival in Scotland going the same way. Several yrs back, organisers decided to move location. That move HUGELY affected attendance figures. So this year, they are "having a break", but there is a replacement festival in Glasgow (Radiohead are headling the Friday night, which i wanted to go and see, but im due to Fly to London for u2 gigs the following morn). But ticket sales for the replacement festival are also struggling.
I cant help but think that Festivals could well be a thing of the past. There just isnt the quality of headliners now, compared to the past.
Its a sad day when the headliner acts are DJs.......miming to pre recorded set  >:( #SodThat
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: The Edges Cat on June 11, 2017, 07:34:28 PM
This is why they did Bonnaroo:

"It's not every day you get to see Bono intimidated by a crowd, and this is a band that's at its best when it has something to prove."

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/live-reviews/review-u2-at-bonnaroo-2017-w487179
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 11, 2017, 07:54:23 PM
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This is why they did Bonnaroo:

"It's not every day you get to see Bono intimidated by a crowd, and this is a band that's at its best when it has something to prove."

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/live-reviews/review-u2-at-bonnaroo-2017-w487179

see this is why i like them doing it. it's light years out of their comfort zone. playing in front of millennials they pi**ed off with SOI's release.

how'd it turn out?
Title: Re: Bonnaroo schedule is out -- U2 allotted 90 minutes for headlining slot
Post by: The Edges Cat on June 11, 2017, 10:07:14 PM
Good reviews, won them some new fans. Bold move that paid off.
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Post by: imaginary friend on June 12, 2017, 05:09:15 PM
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Ticket sales this year for Bonnaroo were only around 45 000.

That was last year. This year was 65k-70k.

a review:
    https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/06/bonnaroo-festival-review-2017-top-10-sets/11/