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U2 => Tours => Topic started by: garyu2 on July 16, 2019, 11:12:44 AM

Title: Types of gigs you wish U2 would do...
Post by: garyu2 on July 16, 2019, 11:12:44 AM
1) More club shows like London Astoria, Roxy Theatre or Apollo Theatre. Always red hot atmospheres at these sweaty gigs. iTunes festival would be good, again it’s a tight venue usually.

2) More festivals. Glastonbury was good but you feel they could really do one better.

3) A Return to Red Rocks (playing only 80’s catalogue perhaps).

4) Royal Albert Hall

5) Do a rarities show and sell it as such.

6) Achtung Baby anniversary tour. No 80’s stuff, just Achtung Baby, Zooropa and Pop.

7) More radio broadcast shows!
Title: Re: Types of gigs you wish U2 would do...
Post by: Onob_Nosweh on July 30, 2019, 05:39:05 PM
I think the only one I wouldn't care for would be a festival show, if they aren't able to have their regular stage setup. You're spot on about Glastonbury. I think newer songs don't work as well without the (amazing) visual presentation they carefully craft, and they didn't have that at Glasto.

I'd prefer the old stuff in clubs or Red Rocks.

A rarities show would be a U2 nerd's dream.  :)

Radio broadcasts are always welcome!

AB tour would be right up my alley.
Title: Re: Types of gigs you wish U2 would do...
Post by: McSwilly on August 06, 2019, 04:35:49 PM
Album based -

Boy - plus a few extras.
War - plus a few extras
Unforgettable Fire, etc. etc.

Theaters or Arenas...
Title: Re: Types of gigs you wish U2 would do...
Post by: laoghaire on August 10, 2019, 09:25:45 AM
I'm very happy with what they have:

Arenas
Supporting new albums
Mix of new, hits, and a few rarities
Title: Re: Types of gigs you wish U2 would do...
Post by: JaraSangASongAWeapon on August 19, 2019, 04:49:13 PM
Simulcast every gig live on U2.com for paying members, $5 each, most of the proceeds going to One/RED, the rest going to Larry's botox treatments.
Title: Re: Types of gigs you wish U2 would do...
Post by: 73October on August 20, 2019, 06:35:59 AM
A mix of new countries not visited or slightly more obscure venues like Mohegan Sun arena. 
Royal Albert Hall
Exclusive fan shows in theatres/clubs and more radio performances.  There were a few of these for NLOTH (too many for the BBC as the Beeb got a little ticking off for too much bias....)
Title: Re: Types of gigs you wish U2 would do...
Post by: d.darroch on August 20, 2019, 07:08:21 PM
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Simulcast every gig live on U2.com for paying members, $5 each, most of the proceeds going to One/RED, the rest going to Larry's botox treatments.

This! Plus maybe people that attended the concert get a code download it afterwards, of course it'd end up pirated anyway.

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Exclusive fan shows in theatres/clubs and more radio performances.

and this! Time to forget about being relevant, gaining new fans. Time to treat your loyal fans to something special! Yeah, I'm dreaming!
Title: Re: Types of gigs you wish U2 would do...
Post by: u2retrobuff on August 31, 2019, 07:28:01 PM
seeing debuets of past love town 89 era songs for sure  hawkmoon,god part 2, van diemans, &  dancing bare foot, heart break hotel!   by accounts be totally impressive seeing these done again    hawkmoon not played since Amsterdam 89  & god part 2 not done since Rotterdam 1990  just like all along the watch tower as well...…………...
Title: Re: Types of gigs you wish U2 would do...
Post by: jgrooms on October 15, 2019, 04:17:44 PM
Festivals suck - no thank you.
Clubs are way to small and hardly anyone would be able to see the shows, no thanks.
Stadiums generally are too big but fun sometimes.

I like arenas, which they are doing. 
A Red Rocks show would be awesome.
Title: Re: Types of gigs you wish U2 would do...
Post by: Billy Rhythm on October 16, 2019, 08:32:47 AM
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hawkmoon not played since Amsterdam 89  & god part 2 not done since Rotterdam 1990

I'm thinking that these two would be disappointing for Bono just doesn't have the pipes anymore to do 'em justice...  I don't think that they sounded all that good live even back then...  they'd have to be reworked, whether acoustically etc. to be pulled off...  the time in the set could be put to better use, in my opinion...:-)
Title: Re: Types of gigs you wish U2 would do...
Post by: drjako on November 22, 2019, 04:37:06 PM
I would love a War tour. Play the album start to finish like they are doing on the JT Tour. I rewatched Two Hearts from MSG a few years back again the other day and it was phenomenal. So much energy. I'd love them to recapture that. It would actually be fun to hear Bono sing the way he did in the 80s! :) Less polished. Just for a song or two.

The above and a Red Rocks repeat. :) Imagine trying to get a ticket to that!!