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Title: Poll: Opening Song
Post by: 11oclockticktock on May 09, 2017, 04:02:24 PM
Personally, I thinks A Sort of Homecoming is a no brainer!!! Title gives it away!!!
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Post by: riffraff on May 09, 2017, 04:22:06 PM
I went with "something from Boy"...I never get tired on those old songs! Maybe because I'm old?
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Post by: 11oclockticktock on May 09, 2017, 04:29:21 PM
Anything from Boy makes lots of sense to me as well, but for some reason I feel A Sort Of Homecoming is the one! It's being rehearsed and just the title alone is a dead giveaway in my humble opinion. We shall see very soon! 8)
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 09, 2017, 04:51:36 PM
nah im guessing IWF. i really think they're gonna do the songs in chrono. order through the whole set.
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Post by: 11oclockticktock on May 09, 2017, 04:57:13 PM
 I think the idea of a chrono. order is actually a cool idea and hope they go with it.
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Post by: Neil Young, man! on May 09, 2017, 04:59:34 PM
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I went with "something from Boy"...I never get tired on those old songs! Maybe because I'm old?
Can't be because of age, surely. It just makes sense: The Ocean into I will follow!
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Post by: Neil Young, man! on May 09, 2017, 05:00:13 PM
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nah im guessing IWF. i really think they're gonna do the songs in chrono. order through the whole set.
I hope so, it makes the most sense.
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 09, 2017, 05:08:58 PM
Streets
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 09, 2017, 05:23:23 PM
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Streets

again, they are not opening with the JT album.
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Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on May 09, 2017, 05:24:31 PM
Something from Boy, probably I Will Follow or Out of Control.
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Post by: riffraff on May 09, 2017, 05:31:23 PM
I think Electric Co would be a great opener for this tour.
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Post by: U2_One on May 09, 2017, 06:28:06 PM
11 O'Clock Tick Tock
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Post by: tj1968 on May 10, 2017, 09:38:36 AM
How about City of Blinding Lights? Starts off a bit like Streets....
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Post by: ShankAsu on May 10, 2017, 09:59:45 AM
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Streets

again, they are not opening with the JT album.
I've been traveling for 10 weeks and been away from the internet.  Did they say it won't be JT track opening the show?
Without knowing any details, I think it would be cool if they played the album in order, maybe with a few surprises thrown in such as R&H or JT B-sides.
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Post by: zoo adam on May 10, 2017, 12:19:03 PM
Streets perfectly opens TJT & perfectly opened the 1987 shows.

Therefore it should open this TJT tour. Be a bit weird opening with a song from another album.
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Post by: DPardue on May 10, 2017, 12:24:15 PM
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Streets perfectly opens TJT & perfectly opened the 1987 shows.

Therefore it should open this TJT tour. Be a bit weird opening with a song from another album.

I (obviously) don't know if they will open the show with it, but with that being said, it is the by far their best opening song and quite frankly one of the best opening live songs in the history of rock and roll.   The song was almost built for that.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 10, 2017, 01:07:26 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-edge-breaks-down-u2s-upcoming-joshua-tree-tour-w459473

Are you going to play the album in sequence at the shows?
I believe we will, and I say "believe we will" because that is certainly the working assumption right now. The show might not necessarily start with Track One, Side One, "Where the Streets Have No Name," because we feel like maybe we need to build up to that moment, so we're still in the middle of figuring out exactly how the running order will go, so yes. We will be playing the album in sequence.
Title: Re: Poll: Opening Song
Post by: bass slap on May 10, 2017, 01:10:07 PM
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Streets perfectly opens TJT & perfectly opened the 1987 shows.

Therefore it should open this TJT tour. Be a bit weird opening with a song from another album.

I (obviously) don't know if they will open the show with it, but with that being said, it is the by far their best opening song and quite frankly one of the best opening live songs in the history of rock and roll.   The song was almost built for that.

Yes. I don't buy that they need to build up a set before playing it. The first 4 JT tracks wouldn't be a bad way to open.

But if they play JT in sequence up front, the rest of the show then it turns into a themeless mish mash of songs presumably. So see some logic to having it as a centre piece to the show.

Personally don't care about themes, just play your tunes and put on some nice pyrotechnics...
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 10, 2017, 01:19:09 PM
look at it this way, Streets is a U2 concert highlight, you can't open with the best concert song you've got.
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Post by: bass slap on May 10, 2017, 01:30:31 PM
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look at it this way, Streets is a U2 concert highlight, you can't open with the best concert song you've got.

Yes I get that view. But never the highlight for me personally. Once the intro is over and song has built up my interest wanes. I think I would appreciate it more as the opener and my interest more sustained because it's their first song. But usually it's played 3/4 of the way in as a pick me up, at which point I've already heard plenty of songs I look forward to more than streets.
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Post by: Jswallow on May 10, 2017, 01:42:06 PM
Elevation, come on with the stadium lights on just like the tour in 2001,  Instant lift off !!

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Post by: DPardue on May 10, 2017, 01:53:30 PM
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Streets perfectly opens TJT & perfectly opened the 1987 shows.

Therefore it should open this TJT tour. Be a bit weird opening with a song from another album.

I (obviously) don't know if they will open the show with it, but with that being said, it is the by far their best opening song and quite frankly one of the best opening live songs in the history of rock and roll.   The song was almost built for that.

Yes. I don't buy that they need to build up a set before playing it. The first 4 JT tracks wouldn't be a bad way to open.

But if they play JT in sequence up front, the rest of the show then it turns into a themeless mish mash of songs presumably. So see some logic to having it as a centre piece to the show.

Personally don't care about themes, just play your tunes and put on some nice pyrotechnics...

Yes...

I do agree with this.  You really can't open the show with The Joshua Tree.  It is THE focal point of the show.  It's like having the climax of a movie in the first 45 minutes and leaving the rest of the movie to sort of dangle.  Playing it at the beginning sort of suggests it is a quick throwaway to me, which is obviously not the case here.  I don't think having Streets open in this context is necessarily a good thing, but generally speaking, under other non Joshua Tree tours, it is a barnburner of a tune to open and by far the best opener in their catalog.   I think the Joshua Tree is right smack dab in the middle with the older hits (Pride, Vertigo, One, etc.) bringing up the rear.
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Post by: McSwilly on May 10, 2017, 07:50:37 PM
Sunday Bloody Sunday would be good given the times we are in, and also Homecoming i, to me, very anti-trump since it is about borders bleeding and coming together - so it wold be great.
Title: Re: Poll: Opening Song
Post by: DanoTarini on May 12, 2017, 12:27:23 PM
It's gonna be Red Hill Mining Town...