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Title: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: habib2343 on June 26, 2019, 03:01:18 PM
So the other side of the world have been blessed with the band playing live after being starved of life's pleasures since 2010. New lands will expereince the power of U2 live for the very first time....

Which brings me to the issue of what songs will the play in a 25 song set ? We can pretty much assume The Joshua tree will occupy slots between 5 and 16. So they will play the best of the rest like they did in 2017. However given I/E and E/I never made it over there, i hope they play some tunes from these fine albums in the set. I know the band have said songs from their recent output wouldn'f fit in a stadium setting but I respectfully disagreee. The Blackout is the stand out track for me and one that could serioiusly rock a stadium. Other songs that I feel could warrant an inclusion Love is Bigger, Get out of your own way, Lights of Home and Summer of Love. They've done best thing and little things on the JT 2017 tour so they could make a reapperance .

Now Songs of innocence. I think Invisible, Raised by Wolves, California, Iris, Every Breaking Wave or The Troubles could warrant an inclusion.

just hope its not a standard repeat of JT 2017 and will also contain one brand new song that give a hint to their future direction on Songs of Ascent...

Roll on November...
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: d.darroch on June 26, 2019, 07:00:02 PM
I hope you're right. It could go either way, a total rehash for areas that didn't experience JT 2017. Or something that incorporates the best of the two recent arena tours.

I'm hoping for the latter.

The following doesn't seem to be a popular view. But as it'll be after sunset at show time, I'd be happy for them to come out with Streets & hit JT straight off the bat. Sure, Streets is at it's best with a great segue, but it would be a different approach, & would give a nod to how the original JT shows usually began. More importantly, it would leave a lot more room later in the set for some SoI/SoE action, plus the usual other hits & a rarity or two. We could also really get a show of two halves. First the nostalgia of JT. Maybe an intermission along the lines of Love is All We Have Left, or not. Then straight into The Blackout. A total change from the set of songs before it! A great way to lead into a more modern set, highlighting the newer material.

I'm with you & think The Blackout could be amazing in a stadium. I do like Love is Bigger but was still surprised by how well it worked last year. So I could see them closing with that. I love Summer of Love, so hope it gets an acoustic slot. I really love Red Flag Day, so praying it gets another shot, though not expecting much, after it's sudden departure. I'd also hope that Acrobat makes it, as it was such a highlight of last year's tour. I think it's 50/50 of this will happen, at best.

I can't see then retaining too much of i+e, as it was a few years ago now. I hope they somehow work the Raised By Wolves/UTEOTW pairing in there, as it was such a highlight. I love The Troubles, but I think there's Buckley's chance, as it didn't even get a fair run on i+e.

Hopefully we get 24-26 song sets, not the 21-22 songs we've been seeing at times. As it's been so long since they've visited these shores, I think the crowds deserve a decent length set. But I'm not holding my breath, the fact that Noel is coming along for the ride may mean it's a short set again. I hope not!
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: Drowning Fan on June 26, 2019, 07:18:59 PM
My preferred JT2019 setlist keeping in mind some rarely played songs and hits to keep the casuals happy

New Years Day (St Francis Hotel Remix)
Two Hearts Beat as One
A Sort of Homecoming
Bad
TJT full album
UTEOW
Wild Horses
Gone
Please
Walk on
City of Blinding Lights
Raised By Wolves
Best Thing or Little Things

23 songs. I would love more but not expecting it.
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: Drowning Fan on June 26, 2019, 07:21:21 PM
Remember Asia/Australia also gets Red Hill for the first time and the return of Exit.
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: d.darroch on June 27, 2019, 03:03:22 AM
I've been playing this game on the setlist thread over on U2Start,
https://u2start.com/topic/11781/0/15/

I've thrown up a few quite out there setlists that will never happen.

A Lovetown setlist (focusing on JT & R&H), when I was hoping for a Lovetown 30 tour, not a rehashed JT 32 tour.

An Innocent night / Experience night setlist. The Innocence night being pre-AB, JT & SoI. The Experience night being JT, AB to NLOTH & SoE.

But I will post the setlist I described above. Starting with Streets, to make room for the most recent albums.

The Joshua Tree + i+e+i
1. Where the Streets Have No Name
2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
3. With or Without You
4. Bullet the Blue Sky
5. Running to Stand Still
6. Red Hill Mining Town
7. In God's Country
8. Trip Through Your Wires
9. One Tree Hill
10. Exit
11. Mothers of the Disappeared

*** Intermission (Love Is All We Have Left) ***

12. The Blackout
13. Lights Of Home / Red Flag Day
14. Zoo Station
15. The Fly
16. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
17. Desire / All I Want is You
18. Acrobat
19. Summer Of Love / Starting At The Sun
20. New Year's Day / A Sort Of Homecoming
21. Raised By Wolves
22. Until the End of the World

****** Encore ******

23. Beautiful Day / Vertigo
24. Gone / Bad
25. One
26. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way / The Little Things That Give You Away


As I said, starting with the nostalgia of JT, to make room for the highlights of i+e/e+i later in the show.  A short break (or intermission) after Mother's of the Disappeared. Ripping into The Blackout, which will totally change the mood of the concert! A slight nod to i+e with the pairing of RBW & UTEOTW, & Little Things. A tiny nod to Lovetown with AIWIY / Desire. Highlights of e+i with LIAWHL, The Blackout, Lights of Home / Red Flag Day, Zoo Station, The Fly, Horses, Acrobat, Summer of Love / Starting at the Sun, & Love is Bigger. Plus a few other hits thrown in the encore. Gone must be played at Sydney 1. The anniversary of Michael Hutchence death.
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: summerholly on June 27, 2019, 04:02:25 AM
I have no real interest in the innocence and experience albums so can take or leave that although perhaps they sound good live so wont complain if they play a couple.  I hope they play New Years day, Wild horses, the Fly maybe even Shes a Mystery to me!  Really I will enjoy whatever they play as I have never seen them live so fully intend to enjoy the whole experience!
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: jules on July 04, 2019, 08:50:51 AM
My bet would be they'll play generally the same setlist as per the JT2017 tour... with GOOYOW or Best Thing thrown in
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: singnomore on July 04, 2019, 09:51:31 AM
I suspect it would be a mixed up list - they cant go to Asia and not play SOI/SOE material i wouldn't have thought
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 06, 2019, 11:27:42 PM
I would expect that they'd probably have to somehow merge songs from both tours together. It would seem weird to completely ignore SOI & SOE.

I liked the idea somebody had of doing the first half as the Joshua Tree, and then a constricted version of the Innocence and Experience tours after it.
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: summerholly on July 07, 2019, 05:26:57 AM
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I would expect that they'd probably have to somehow merge songs from both tours together. It would seem weird to completely ignore SOI & SOE.

I liked the idea somebody had of doing the first half as the Joshua Tree, and then a constricted version of the Innocence and Experience tours after it.

Hope not but hey I will enjoy whatever comes my way!
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: jgrooms on July 08, 2019, 11:39:10 AM
I have no reason to believe it won't be the 2017 show with perhaps a few different songs swapped in.  Primarily the hits of the era (or before) and very doubtful any SOI/SOE songs.
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: JaraSangASongAWeapon on July 10, 2019, 09:55:00 PM
Gonna be the same soup more or less as TJT 2017 with maybe a few songs subbed in as the tour goes along. I expect AIWIY and maybe some other Rattle and Hum material being the 30th anniversary of Lovetown. Not sure if SBS will open but I do expect them to lead into TJT with pre TJT material and after TJT, a mix of post TJT. One U2 fan friend thinks ASOH will open the show. That'd be amazing but doubt it. I'll see them in GA in Sydney both shows. And, I think Seoul will turn out to be the final U2 show ever.
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: singnomore on July 11, 2019, 05:27:35 AM
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Gonna be the same soup more or less as TJT 2017 with maybe a few songs subbed in as the tour goes along. I expect AIWIY and maybe some other Rattle and Hum material being the 30th anniversary of Lovetown. Not sure if SBS will open but I do expect them to lead into TJT with pre TJT material and after TJT, a mix of post TJT. One U2 fan friend thinks ASOH will open the show. That'd be amazing but doubt it. I'll see them in GA in Sydney both shows. And, I think Seoul will turn out to be the final U2 show ever.

I've been there too on last shows - I'm less certain now but i do think there will be a long break after this.
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: JaraSangASongAWeapon on July 12, 2019, 05:38:18 PM
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Gonna be the same soup more or less as TJT 2017 with maybe a few songs subbed in as the tour goes along. I expect AIWIY and maybe some other Rattle and Hum material being the 30th anniversary of Lovetown. Not sure if SBS will open but I do expect them to lead into TJT with pre TJT material and after TJT, a mix of post TJT. One U2 fan friend thinks ASOH will open the show. That'd be amazing but doubt it. I'll see them in GA in Sydney both shows. And, I think Seoul will turn out to be the final U2 show ever.

I've been there too on last shows - I'm less certain now but i do think there will be a long break after this.

Agree on the long break, but where does the band go from here artistically? They could tour their greatest hits and not make any new music, and that'd be fine with Live Nation bean counters. I just don't see U2 making a new album after the slow gestation of SOI/SOE, and the deep biographical themes. They've done it all as artists.
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: Catlithco on July 14, 2019, 09:52:15 AM
I am sure that they might have their final concerts soon, but I donít think they will have their final concert in Seoul.
I donít think they will end the career outside of Dublin, or at least outside of Europe.
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: 73October on July 14, 2019, 02:48:30 PM
I think they will come up with something. But politics in it's normal mode is 'done' now. So they will need to look at something not fixated on American and European ideas.
Maybe something spiritual? Maybe temporal, such as an autobiographical account of raising up their contenders to the throne (if you believe the hype surrounding Hewson Junior).
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: Billy Rhythm on July 15, 2019, 03:39:00 PM
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Gonna be the same soup more or less as TJT 2017 with maybe a few songs subbed in as the tour goes along. Not sure if SBS will open but I do expect them to lead into TJT with pre TJT material and after TJT, a mix of post TJT. One U2 fan friend thinks ASOH will open the show. That'd be amazing but doubt it. I'll see them in GA in Sydney both shows. And, I think Seoul will turn out to be the final U2 show ever.
I don't see them altering what really worked for them last time around...  'Sunday Bloody Sunday' was a fantastic way to start off the night...  should they change the opener up then look for a similar scenario where they each appear one after another as the song starts...  look for minor tweaks, such as flipping 'The Unforgettable Fire' for 'Bad' etc...  highly doubt that they'd play anything from the 'Innocence' album, especially considering that they'd dropped virtually all 'Innocence' tunes from the set by the end of the last tour...  A couple of 'Experience' tunes found their way into the set during the first 30th Anniversary stint, but not on a nightly basis...  even then, it was before the album even came out while they appeared to only be altering the set to make it more interesting for themselves...

I see this tour as an attempt to get back to what worked before, just as the 30th Anniversary tour successfully re-established them as one of the World's Greatest Draws...  the two arena tours that bookended The Joshua Tree were experiments that garnered mixed reviews with empty seats and nowhere near the success of The Joshua Tree, artistically or otherwise...  The Southern Hemisphere missed out on one their cream of the crop live productions in 2017 and this should be about continuing that experience for them instead of interweaving material that couldn't even fill arenas last time around...  there's no need to promote material that those who were interested in it would've bought by now...:-)
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: JaraSangASongAWeapon on July 16, 2019, 12:40:41 AM
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I am sure that they might have their final concerts soon, but I donít think they will have their final concert in Seoul.
I donít think they will end the career outside of Dublin, or at least outside of Europe.

I'm saying it isn't necessarily their intent to have a final concert in Seoul, but I think it will turn out to be. After those shows a long break and who knows what happens in the interim.
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: Droo on July 16, 2019, 08:42:08 AM
They'll perform TJT followed by an intermission and then NLOTH from start to finish. :p
Title: Re: setlists for Nov tour
Post by: garyu2 on July 17, 2019, 02:06:45 AM
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They'll perform TJT followed by an intermission and then NLOTH from start to finish. :p

And watch the stadium empty after Mothers of the Disappeared. 😂