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Title: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: indiansummer on June 18, 2009, 03:24:48 PM
Am I being a bit impatient, are they back tonight ??
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: CharityDance on June 18, 2009, 04:06:05 PM
Yes - there's even a photo of the setlist!  But they didn't play it all....

http://www.u2eastlink.com/foro/read.php?18,1000504394,1000504581#msg-1000504581
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: LaughingGas on June 18, 2009, 04:13:31 PM
Crap!  One is back, great song, but I am soooooooooooooo tired of it.  Take your spot on the bench One! :(
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: dangerous and honest on June 18, 2009, 04:16:10 PM
Told you that One would not be ignored!  :)

Walk On is back too.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: dangerous and honest on June 18, 2009, 04:18:14 PM

Thank you for the heads-up CharityDance!  :)
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: analogk on June 18, 2009, 04:26:49 PM
I knew One would make it back.  Tired of that too, but I do like Ultra Violet backed with With or Without You.  Just like the Zoo TV tour days.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: dangerous and honest on June 18, 2009, 04:37:40 PM
In my head, I'm imagining MLK segueing into Streets......and its perfect.

Have they not done that before? If not, why not?!!!
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: U2Fan on June 18, 2009, 04:43:04 PM
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In my head, I'm imagining MLK segueing into Streets......and its perfect.

Have they not done that before? If not, why not?!!!

They did it at the Superbowl performance.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: countrygirl on June 18, 2009, 04:53:30 PM
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In my head, I'm imagining MLK segueing into Streets......and its perfect.

Have they not done that before? If not, why not?!!!

I think they will do this.  It was so awesome during the half time show
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: coolz481 on June 18, 2009, 05:07:55 PM
Looks good...except there is absolutely no need to play Angel of Harlem or Pride for the billionth time. I'd like to see Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World in place of In a Little While too!  The 7 songs from NLOTH are good choices and maybe Fez-Being Born will get snuck in there as intro music or before the encore.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: countrygirl on June 18, 2009, 05:10:14 PM
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Looks good...except there is absolutely no need to play Angel of Harlem or Pride for the billionth time. I'd like to see Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World in place of In a Little While too!  The 7 songs from NLOTH are good choices and maybe Fez-Being Born will get snuck in there as intro music or before the encore.

great minds think alike!!! 

I was just listening to trying to throw your arms around the world today!!  In a little while is so lame, how about until the end of the world instead?
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: Achtung40Life on June 18, 2009, 05:11:02 PM
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Looks good...except there is absolutely no need to play Angel of Harlem or Pride for the billionth time. I'd like to see Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World in place of In a Little While too!  The 7 songs from NLOTH are good choices and maybe Fez-Being Born will get snuck in there as intro music or before the encore.

Thank you! Tryin to Throw needs to be resurrected!!!! But not in place of In A Little While (Amazing and NOT OVERPLAYED).... how bout Pride? (I'm pretty sure every U2 fan can agree with me on this one)
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: analogk on June 18, 2009, 05:25:51 PM
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Looks good...except there is absolutely no need to play Angel of Harlem or Pride for the billionth time. I'd like to see Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World in place of In a Little While too!  The 7 songs from NLOTH are good choices and maybe Fez-Being Born will get snuck in there as intro music or before the encore.

Thank you! Tryin to Throw needs to be resurrected!!!! But not in place of In A Little While (Amazing and NOT OVERPLAYED).... how bout Pride? (I'm pretty sure every U2 fan can agree with me on this one)

Pride should be out.  However, it's good to see 'Bullet', 'Sunday', 'Love, Peace or Else' have been taken out.  That trilogy was exhausted last tour.  I like MLK into Streets.  Hopefully the screens light up in RED.  I'd like to hear Tryin' too.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: evilways811 on June 18, 2009, 05:37:54 PM
Nice setlist, but I would trade Elevation, In a Little While and Moment of Surrender for The Fly, Gone and Stay.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: DulmoU2 on June 18, 2009, 05:56:32 PM
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I'd like to see Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World

i would defo love to se this back live!!!! but not instead of in a little while or angel of harlem i think those will really work also....the set list is one encore to short (i hope) so  maybe it will get a place along with some pop material maybe even a little zooropa Lemon would be nice also Bad would be nice....but as i salid this is only day 2 rehearsal's set list! so maybe not in this show but throughout the tour there will be loads of changes the band said it wouldnt be as predictable as the last 2 tours so good things to come im happy with
drowning man, UF, In a little while, angel of harlem, extreamly pleased with ultraviolet and walk on, and cant flipping wait for

UNKNOWN CALLER!!!
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: U2Fan on June 18, 2009, 06:02:18 PM
Are there any pictures or videos online of the rehersals???
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: CharityDance on June 18, 2009, 06:04:50 PM
Yes -- lots of pictures (of the video screen mostly) at http://www.u2miracle.com/noticias/2009/06/primeras-imagenes-de-los-ensayos-de-u2-en-barcelona/index.html (then click on Más fotos en la galería de imágenes)
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: U2Fan on June 18, 2009, 06:26:14 PM
Thanks for the link!   That's a funny looking microphone for Bono!
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: LaughingGas on June 18, 2009, 06:49:50 PM
Cool!  Thanks for the pics.  I am still surprised that New Years Day has not showed up, and they have to bring back Bad.  That is one of the greatest songs to ever witness live.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: ElJayVee on June 18, 2009, 06:51:07 PM
Can I just say, "Drowning Man"  :o :o :o

I so cannot wait for that!

As for Angel of Harlem, I really wanted to see that on their last tour (my first show!), but they denied me!
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: mboy on June 18, 2009, 06:56:22 PM
what time do they rehearse?
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: CharityDance on June 18, 2009, 07:20:20 PM
Audio of "Walk On" rehearsal from earlier today:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaR1JFlPOaw

(can you tell my spouse is out for the evening and I'm bored)  :D
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 18, 2009, 07:53:55 PM
SPOILER!!!


Tonights rehearsal setlist

Beautiful Day
Vertigo
Magnificent
Get On Your Boots
Crazy Tonight
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Drowning Man
Breathe
In A Little While
Angel Of Harlem
Unknown Caller
The Unforgettable Fire
City Of Blinding Lights
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
MLK
Where The Streets Have No Name
Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
With Or Without You
Walk On

Encore
No Line On The Horizon
Elevation
One
Moment Of Surrender
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: DulmoU2 on June 18, 2009, 08:09:18 PM
Thanks for the link walk on is sounding great!!!! bonos voice is amazing again.....cant freaking wait!!!!!
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: cedars on June 18, 2009, 08:10:25 PM
I love this band so much, but it is a shame that they are (to this point in rehearsals) ignoring content from Zooropa and Pop.  Stay and Dirty Day would be great to hear live again.  Last Night On Earth and Please would also work well with this tour.  I Still Haven't is old for me.  I'd much prefer Exit and One Tree Hill if they feel they need other JT songs.  What about Electrical Storm?  Window In They Skies?  It'd be unfortunate if they ignored those tracks, they'd be great to hear live!  Oh, and what about Rattle and Hum?  Wouldn't God Part II rock live?  It certainly did during Lovetown.  Hawkmoon 269?  Plugged in Desire?  

I hope these songs see the light of day this tour.  Presently, that setlist as rehearsed from today is rather mellow and predictable.  From Still Haven't Found to Unknown Caller it's pretty slow tempo (Breathe may save that section, however, as it is more upbeat) but I don't know, for the most part, I'm unexcited by the setlist with exception of Drowning Man and UF.  I just think they have much better options available to them than what they have apparently chosen.  

I guess we'll just have to wait and see.  Going to be a great tour, no doubt.  Just could be beyond great (IMO) with some better song choices.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: analogk on June 18, 2009, 08:15:35 PM
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Audio of "Walk On" rehearsal from earlier today:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaR1JFlPOaw

(can you tell my spouse is out for the evening and I'm bored)  :D

Reminds of the melbourne soundcheck during the Popmart tour.  I guess the orgins of 'walk on' can be traced back to 1997/98.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: jick on June 18, 2009, 08:23:32 PM
Just as I predicted and just how it was in virtually the entire Vertigo Tour, U2 are gifting their fans with a POP-free setlist.

Brilliant move by them.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: ElJayVee on June 18, 2009, 08:27:55 PM
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Just as I predicted and just how it was in virtually the entire Vertigo Tour, U2 are gifting their fans with a POP-free setlist.

Brilliant move by them.

Cheers,

J


Wow, are you being ironic, Jick, or just happy they're leaving Pop off the setlist?
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: cedars on June 18, 2009, 08:35:58 PM
Leaving songs from POP off the setlist is a mistake.  If anyone has seen the Popmart DVD from Mexico City, wouldn't you agree Last Night on Earth was a standout, especially as it led into NYD?  That was just intense.  Further, Gone and Staring At The Sun accoustic are very, very good.  For whatever reason, U2 just can't accept that Pop, despite what some have said about it along with their feeling it was never "finished" properly, is a very good album.  As such, they need to reward their fanbase with playing songs off of it. 
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: jick on June 18, 2009, 08:47:34 PM
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Just as I predicted and just how it was in virtually the entire Vertigo Tour, U2 are gifting their fans with a POP-free setlist.

Brilliant move by them.

Cheers,

J


Wow, are you being ironic, Jick, or just happy they're leaving Pop off the setlist?

Happy to see U2 knowing what material to ignore.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: DulmoU2 on June 18, 2009, 09:01:39 PM
id love to see a Dirt Day Zoo TV style!
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: Nagrom99 on June 18, 2009, 10:01:09 PM
Not too many others are saying this but......it's a weak list, keeping in mind that some of these songs are being played to death live.  Do we really need Pride, Still Haven't? Elevation?  I'm entirely dissapointed by the list.  Boring and slow tempo = no energy in stadiums that big.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: highway190 on June 18, 2009, 11:03:50 PM
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I love this band so much, but it is a shame that they are (to this point in rehearsals) ignoring content from Zooropa and Pop.  Stay and Dirty Day would be great to hear live again.  Last Night On Earth and Please would also work well with this tour.  I Still Haven't is old for me.  I'd much prefer Exit and One Tree Hill if they feel they need other JT songs.  What about Electrical Storm?  Window In They Skies?  It'd be unfortunate if they ignored those tracks, they'd be great to hear live!  Oh, and what about Rattle and Hum?  Wouldn't God Part II rock live?  It certainly did during Lovetown.  Hawkmoon 269?  Plugged in Desire?  

I hope these songs see the light of day this tour.  Presently, that setlist as rehearsed from today is rather mellow and predictable.  From Still Haven't Found to Unknown Caller it's pretty slow tempo (Breathe may save that section, however, as it is more upbeat) but I don't know, for the most part, I'm unexcited by the setlist with exception of Drowning Man and UF.  I just think they have much better options available to them than what they have apparently chosen.  

I guess we'll just have to wait and see.  Going to be a great tour, no doubt.  Just could be beyond great (IMO) with some better song choices.

I agree 100%. I LOVE how they seem to be forgetting Pop once again, but hey, they certainly were happy when we all showed up to fill up the stadiums when the ticket sales were poor in 1997 weren't they? If they end up playing some stuff off Pop and Zooropa I'll stand corrected. But really, drop WOWY and Still Haven't Found already. You know there are 9 other songs on the JT, and WOW! It has a thing called "side 2!"  Elevation? It was a pisser last tour, same for One and COBL. They're playing Streets, no need to play the crappy attempted Streets rip-off.
Drowning Man ;D
Ultraviolet ;D
UFF ;D
No NYD/SBS/BTBS?  ;D
Walk On ;D
Seven new songs?! ;D (make it the whole album please)(plus the song PLEASE as well)

And yeah, if they're going to relive anything from the pathetic Vertigo tour bring back Miss Sarajevo, the First Time and Zoo Station.


Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: RobBankRobber on June 19, 2009, 12:13:45 AM
It seems like this will be the running order judging by Pride followed by MLK into Streets and the encore being recognized. That being said, Beautiful Day opening the show? Seems odd. I know, things can change.. but that's kind of a weird opener for a tour backing NLOTH.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: DulmoU2 on June 19, 2009, 12:19:33 AM
dont think they will open with beautiful day, i mean they really shouldn't but remember its just the set list for the 2nd day rehearsal so dnt be too scared yet...ill say they'll throw in some more songs into the rehearsals before opening night and then make a serious order out of them cause this one i dnt think i works well...so lets just give them a bit more time and sure, songs will be changed through out the tour.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: Evil Bono on June 19, 2009, 12:28:17 AM
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Just as I predicted and just how it was in virtually the entire Vertigo Tour, U2 are gifting their fans with a POP-free setlist.

Brilliant move by them.

Cheers,

J


That doesn't mean anything.  They added Discotheque early in the third leg, even though it was only for a few dates it was still played. 
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: mbeano on June 19, 2009, 01:13:27 AM
Unknown Caller
The Unforgettable Fire
City Of Blinding Lights
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
MLK
Where The Streets Have No Name
Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
With Or Without You
Walk On

This portion of the concert will be frickin EPIC!  Im loving the flow and feel of the entire setlist so far.  But this whole section is full of anthems with stadium size sound scope and reach.  I never saw COBL a Streets ripoff, because its mood feel and theme are not anywhere near Streets, nor is its sound.  COBL is a nostaligic look back and has the mood and atmosphere of this... it is far more relfective in its lyrics and tone and pace.  Streets is a driving plunge forward.  Stop trying to compare 2 different songs whose only real similarities are a building rhythm & pace, and a piano/organ intro.  The similarities end there.  Elsewhere they are just close to each other as any other Edge anthem (not the rockers or the ballads of course)

But back to this section... The build and pace of this set of songs is going to soar!  These all have the potential for reaching beyond the last rafters of the stadiums, big epic songs with sweeping sound!  No matter if you personally like these songs.  The build here is undeniable, as is the emotional weight of this section.  It will be cathartic.  The only thing that would make it more epic is BAD... and probably start with UF and move Unknown Caller closer to Streets or near the end.  Unknown Caller right before Streets or right after would be AWESOME!

I have also grown to wish for other songs to be played live rather than Pride, BUT:
1)  This was always a lock.  With the first black American President in office while they are touring, there was no doubt. 
2)  The significance of this history could give the song new life as it holds such resonance for the band personally, and since NLOTH has such strong themes of hope amidst chaos and despair, and about belief and surrender in the midst of doubt and uncertain times.  This is everything that Pride is about.  I am going to predict Pride will be resurrected to a great live experience again... maybe not right away though.

Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: patrickg on June 19, 2009, 02:03:02 AM
I think they're just fannying about right now in Spain--running through numbers and getting a feel for the stage.  I can't imagine them rehearsing the same set every day for almost two weeks.  I bet there will a lot of surprises in the coming days. 

I'm sure they're aware of the scrutiny and want to keep people guessing.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: dangerous and honest on June 19, 2009, 02:47:34 AM

I think the encore is looking great.

I agree with an earlier comment though - keep Streets, drop City.

My personal wish-list for:

Acrobat
So Cruel
Hawkmoon 269
Heartland
When I Look At The World

remains unfulfilled but I've not given up hope. Just 1 of them will do!

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Unknown Caller
The Unforgettable Fire
City Of Blinding Lights
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
MLK
Where The Streets Have No Name
Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
With Or Without You
Walk On

This portion of the concert will be frickin EPIC! 

Yep, very epic indeed! Take out COBL and insert Acrobat and you have a maximum score on the epic-ometer.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: jralex12 on June 19, 2009, 02:49:39 AM
this is just practice people....ignore the order...they are just testing out to see what older songs segue into the newer songs and vice versa...they will open with magnificent i'd put $ on it

so quit the hysterics and remember that this is all practice for another 11 days
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: Stateless_Passenger on June 19, 2009, 03:22:07 AM
They're not seriously going to open with Beautiful Day & Vertigo are they? That's gotta be just the way they rehearsed them on that day right?

That would be stupid.

Apart from that it seems pretty good. Still, as others have said; where's the Pop & Zooropa stuff? I hate the way they just ignore those records these days. Which is a shame as it's thier most creative work. However, I am so happy about the Unforgettable Fire & Ultravoilet being added. They always were on my 'dream set-list'.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: eddyjedi on June 19, 2009, 03:58:36 AM
I think the encore is crap
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: spanner on June 19, 2009, 05:52:36 AM
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I think the encore is crap
geezy creezy i don't think this is the encore !!! i would say the list of songs thats been listed has no real structure and this is a list of songs that they have just been rehearsing.from previous experience they tend not to decide the encores and proper order til the day of the shows !
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: eddyjedi on June 19, 2009, 06:39:39 AM
Fair enough but it is crap!
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: Mark0930 on June 19, 2009, 07:18:52 AM
Imagine the energy of "Bad" in a stadium.....

They have to work this into the set list!

Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: lemon95 on June 19, 2009, 07:44:57 AM
If we are to go by these rehearsal lists of songs, it is pretty obvious that the set is being geared to a 'stadium' audience.  There are going to be a lot of so-called casual fans in attendance and this limits the type of songs they can play in such a setting.  They do seem to be throwing a few bones to the hardcores, like DM, UF and UV (awesome!!!)....but at the end of the day, I wish they had stuck to arenas.

Seeing this claw stuff and the stage itself...am I the only one not that excited?  I liked stadium shows 15 years ago, but now you can have them.  Those screens above the stage don't even look that big.

Oh well, I'll reserve judgment until I see some footage from opening night.  Otherwise, on the set list, I give it a 'C.'
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: Mark0930 on June 19, 2009, 07:53:55 AM
dont get me wrong. I am psyched about the stadium shows!  Cant wait to see them in Gillette!  The energy at a U2 show in a stadium is unbelievable!

The stage looks amazing and cant wait to see ti live in person.

I just want Bad added to the set list LOL
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: countrygirl on June 19, 2009, 08:00:45 AM
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I think they're just fannying about right now in Spain--running through numbers and getting a feel for the stage.  I can't imagine them rehearsing the same set every day for almost two weeks.  I bet there will a lot of surprises in the coming days. 

I'm sure they're aware of the scrutiny and want to keep people guessing.

I was thinking the same thing!!!  Keep the people guessing! :)
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: monte on June 19, 2009, 08:12:22 AM
I agree with you Mark0930

Bad must be add to the setlist!!!

I really like to hear it at Soldier Field
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: indiansummer on June 19, 2009, 08:58:34 AM
Definitely need to hear Bad at one of my shows, made sure I got tix to Dublin 3 as it was the only show in Europe that got Bad last time, so here's hoping.

There are some bizarre posts on other threads criticising this embryonic list of songs, so far so good, the mix for old timers and newbies is about right. Maybe one more insertion of a rarity and the balance would be spot on. Maybe One Tree Hill or Gloria or Kite etc , all songs they played at some point last tour, so you never jnow.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: eddyjedi on June 19, 2009, 10:03:51 AM
Bad definitely needs to go in there. I'd also add in Even better than the real thing or discotheque, let's drop the fly though. Dig out a classic like Zooropa or Lemon, a real shocker of a song like that would be amazing
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: The Wanderer on June 19, 2009, 10:29:41 AM
Albums in the set list:
War - 1
UF - 3
Tree - 3
R&H - 1
AB - 2
All - 4
How - 2
No - 6
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: RobBankRobber on June 19, 2009, 10:45:38 AM
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Albums in the set list:
War - 1
UF - 3
Tree - 3
R&H - 1
AB - 2
All - 4
How - 2
No - 6

No Line, Magnificent, Moment of Surrender, Unknown Caller, Crazy, Boots, Breathe = 7
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: Vonobox on June 19, 2009, 12:47:08 PM
I am so psyched that they're rehearsing 7 songs from No Line!
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: jick on June 19, 2009, 01:41:50 PM
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Albums in the set list:
War - 1
UF - 3
Tree - 3
R&H - 1
AB - 2
All - 4
How - 2
No - 6

No Line, Magnificent, Moment of Surrender, Unknown Caller, Crazy, Boots, Breathe = 7

POP = ZERO!

Woohoo!

It's always great to know U2 are still in their senses, and they don't want to waste the time of their audience by making them listen to unfinished and substandard work.

The tour looks to be exciting.  Its also a great thing that they brought along the best of their classics - no U2 concert is complete without Pride, One, Beautiful Day, or the Joshua Tree holy trinity.

The high number of ATYCLB songs show how that album has stood the test of time for U2 and for many.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: Evil Bono on June 19, 2009, 02:10:12 PM
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Albums in the set list:
War - 1
UF - 3
Tree - 3
R&H - 1
AB - 2
All - 4
How - 2
No - 6

No Line, Magnificent, Moment of Surrender, Unknown Caller, Crazy, Boots, Breathe = 7

POP = ZERO!

Woohoo!

It's always great to know U2 are still in their senses, and they don't want to waste the time of their audience by making them listen to unfinished and substandard work.

The tour looks to be exciting.  Its also a great thing that they brought along the best of their classics - no U2 concert is complete without Pride, One, Beautiful Day, or the Joshua Tree holy trinity.

The high number of ATYCLB songs show how that album has stood the test of time for U2 and for many.

Cheers,

J

This coming from a guy that hailed Pop as the greatest of all time and said the band should've promoted NLOTh on Disney and Teen Nick?
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: evilways811 on June 19, 2009, 04:14:56 PM
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The high number of ATYCLB songs show how that album has stood the test of time for U2 and for many.

Cheers,

J

More like shows that U2 are still trying to lure in the syrupy, teeny bopper generation, like they've been doing since 2000. Can't blame them though, that's were the money is right now. Too bad most of those are disposeable fans with a short attention span for music and will shuffle their iPod to another artist just as quickly as they got intrested in the first place.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: nolinehere on June 19, 2009, 06:40:23 PM
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The high number of ATYCLB songs show how that album has stood the test of time for U2 and for many.

Cheers,

J

More like shows that U2 are still trying to lure in the syrupy, teeny bopper generation, like they've been doing since 2000. Can't blame them though, that's were the money is right now. Too bad most of those are disposeable fans with a short attention span for music and will shuffle their iPod to another artist just as quickly as they got intrested in the first place.

"2" is a "high number" ????

Oh well, at least he'll be happy there will be 7 songs from a pointless, filler-filled, unlistenable low-selling (altho it's sold more than anything else in 2009) album which supposedly is missing sincerity, soul, conviction, melodies, hooks and good lyrics.


Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: nolinehere on June 19, 2009, 06:43:31 PM
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If we are to go by these rehearsal lists of songs, it is pretty obvious that the set is being geared to a 'stadium' audience.  There are going to be a lot of so-called casual fans in attendance and this limits the type of songs they can play in such a setting.  They do seem to be throwing a few bones to the hardcores, like DM, UF and UV (awesome!!!)....but at the end of the day, I wish they had stuck to arenas.

Seeing this claw stuff and the stage itself...am I the only one not that excited?  I liked stadium shows 15 years ago, but now you can have them.  Those screens above the stage don't even look that big.

Oh well, I'll reserve judgment until I see some footage from opening night.  Otherwise, on the set list, I give it a 'C.'

I agree, it looks like a spinal-tap set stage and a cater-to-thec-asual-fan setlist.

Betcha Drowning Man will be dropped early like An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart was when a collective "WTF is THAT" comes over the stadium when they play it.


Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: jick on June 20, 2009, 01:39:26 AM
This is such a wonderful setlist except for Drowning Man, I hope they will make this like their previous stadium-only tours - with a basic setlist that won't vary much.  The fans deserve this setlist!

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: analogk on June 20, 2009, 08:23:30 AM
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If we are to go by these rehearsal lists of songs, it is pretty obvious that the set is being geared to a 'stadium' audience.  There are going to be a lot of so-called casual fans in attendance and this limits the type of songs they can play in such a setting.  They do seem to be throwing a few bones to the hardcores, like DM, UF and UV (awesome!!!)....but at the end of the day, I wish they had stuck to arenas.

Seeing this claw stuff and the stage itself...am I the only one not that excited?  I liked stadium shows 15 years ago, but now you can have them.  Those screens above the stage don't even look that big.

Oh well, I'll reserve judgment until I see some footage from opening night.  Otherwise, on the set list, I give it a 'C.'

I agree, it looks like a spinal-tap set stage and a cater-to-thec-asual-fan setlist.

Betcha Drowning Man will be dropped early like An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart was when a collective "WTF is THAT" comes over the stadium when they play it.




Those "WTF is THAT" fans can hit the bathrooms at that point.  I don't care about the casual fans. 

Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: highway190 on June 20, 2009, 08:33:44 AM
The casual fans are whom they seemed to cater to last time. "Better drop An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart! No one gets it! We can play the Ocean, its short!"
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: analogk on June 20, 2009, 08:41:39 AM
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The casual fans are whom they seemed to cater to last time. "Better drop An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart! No one gets it! We can play the Ocean, its short!"

The whole idea of a band touring is to promote their new album.  Plus playing older songs promoting the previous albums.  Getting people to buy the older albums probably will not work all of the time.  However, there may be a few people who end up buying "Boy" or "October for example to hear that specific song ("The Ocean", Gloria, etc.) they heard in concert.  U2 are popular enough and have a lot of good material that they can take risks with their setlists.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: highway190 on June 20, 2009, 08:54:08 AM
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The high number of ATYCLB songs show how that album has stood the test of time for U2 and for many.

Cheers,

J

More like shows that U2 are still trying to lure in the syrupy, teeny bopper generation, like they've been doing since 2000. Can't blame them though, that's were the money is right now. Too bad most of those are disposeable fans with a short attention span for music and will shuffle their iPod to another artist just as quickly as they got intrested in the first place.


Hahaha! You're right man. They've already left though! If NLOTH had been a syrupy piece of formulaic crap like HTDAAB it would have gone 3x platinum by now. Instead, they did something they wanted to do. I really hope they realize that trying to gain the kids (when I say kids I mean the top 40 kids) really set them back.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: hurricane hugo on June 20, 2009, 12:04:56 PM
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Betcha Drowning Man will be dropped early like An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart was when a collective "WTF is THAT" comes over the stadium when they play it.

they were still doing ACD/ITH at the 1st Detroit show (10/24/05). Seeing as the tour started 5 months earlier, I'd like to know what your definition of "early" is.

#@!
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: Vervefloyd on June 21, 2009, 02:45:02 PM
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If we are to go by these rehearsal lists of songs, it is pretty obvious that the set is being geared to a 'stadium' audience.  There are going to be a lot of so-called casual fans in attendance and this limits the type of songs they can play in such a setting.  They do seem to be throwing a few bones to the hardcores, like DM, UF and UV (awesome!!!)....but at the end of the day, I wish they had stuck to arenas.

Seeing this claw stuff and the stage itself...am I the only one not that excited?  I liked stadium shows 15 years ago, but now you can have them.  Those screens above the stage don't even look that big.

Oh well, I'll reserve judgment until I see some footage from opening night.  Otherwise, on the set list, I give it a 'C.'

I hear ya.  I've seen them 18 times and i'm not excited at all about this tour.  I get the feeling U2 did stadiums so they can tour for a shorter period of time and play less shows.  which is ok and I respect that cause they have families and being on the road can be tough.  but my issue has and always will be the fact that U2 can't even take more than 35-40 songs on the road at a time.  it would be nice for U2 to get away from creating a broadway show (cause those atleast change actors from time to time and the performances don't feel as tired) and get back to just playing music.  anyone remember how brilliant the irving plaza show was on the ATYCLB promo tour.  no one had any idea of the setlist and it was broadcasted online.  i remember sitting there listening and being blown away by not knowing what would come next.  its a new day and age and many bands (springsteen, dave matthews, radiohead, etc) keep the audience on their toes and keeps their fan bases even more excited online.  for a band so technology savy after the zoo tv tour, they have overlooked one aspect of technology - the nightly setlist that everyone sees, the downloadable shows the next day.  If U2 stayed one step above that curve you might not hear a complaint ever on this forum. 

i have 73 songs myself and when i get the urge to play something that i haven't played in a while i play it.  it is humanly impossible for U2 not to have the urge to play some of their past songs.  but i feel U2 over analyzes it and decides nah that wouldn't work live let's just do pride again.  thats easy and we don't have to practice that other song and then have the lyrics for bono on the screen in front of him.  so again we get 7 new songs, pretty much the same old classics and 3 songs thrown out to the long time diehards plus walk on and in a little while.  so pretty much 4 years between tours and a new album and they show up to rehearsals with around 30 songs.  they are taking the easy way out.   
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: analogk on June 21, 2009, 06:11:09 PM
U2 should just play a 3 hour tour like Rush does.  No opening act.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: Vonobox on June 22, 2009, 12:13:44 PM
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U2 should just play a 3 hour tour  like Rush does.  No opening act.

The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed

(sorry for lame Gilligan's Island reference)

That's a good idea.  U2 did a couple shows on the Joshua Tree tour where they opened up for themselves wearing ZZ Top beards or some other silly disguise!
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: analogk on June 22, 2009, 01:04:21 PM
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U2 should just play a 3 hour tour  like Rush does.  No opening act.

The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed

(sorry for lame Gilligan's Island reference)

That's a good idea.  U2 did a couple shows on the Joshua Tree tour where they opened up for themselves wearing ZZ Top beards or some other silly disguise!

I guess it would have helped if I had proof read my response.  :D  But you got the point.  They were The Daltons!
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: Vonobox on June 22, 2009, 01:08:52 PM
The Daltons!  I couldn't remember the name.   ;D
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: The Stingray Guitar on June 23, 2009, 11:28:31 AM
Is it just me or does no one even care about stand up comedy.
Or did U2 just simply forgot it existed cos I did until I heard it on the radio today
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: globaljosh on June 23, 2009, 11:53:11 AM
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Is it just me or does no one even care about stand up comedy.
Or did U2 just simply forgot it existed cos I did until I heard it on the radio today

Nah, not all of us. When I listen to NLOTH, Stand Up Comedy (to me) is the one song really begging for a live performance. I know many don't like it, but I think it's got great swagger to it and sure hope they add it to the setlist at some point.
Title: Re: June 18 rehearsals ??
Post by: Vonobox on June 23, 2009, 12:00:03 PM
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Is it just me or does no one even care about stand up comedy.
Or did U2 just simply forgot it existed cos I did until I heard it on the radio today

I love it!  Stand Up and Breathe are the two best rockers on the record.