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Tours we´d like to see in 2013 - U2 arena tour


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There's no possible way for U2 to top the size and scope of their 2009-2011 stadium tour. It grossed $736,000,000 over 110 shows. That's a record that may never be broken. They shouldn't even try. When their next album hits in 2013, they should go back to arenas instead. It also might be time to drop some war horses from the set lists. Sure, "Where The Streets Have No Name" should be played at every U2 gig until the end of time, but maybe we've heard "Pride (In The Name of Love)," "With or Without You," "New Years Day," "Mysterious Ways" and "One" enough times. They're all great songs, but they've been played to death.

It would be even more exciting if U2 considered actually rotating their set lists from night to night. Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen shows are so thrilling because you never know what's coming next. An act with as deep a back catalog as U2 should at least set aside a few slots per night where they mix it up – maybe bring back early favorites like "Drowning Man" or "The Refugee," or forgotten 1990s tunes like "Acrobat" or "Gone."

At this stage in U2's career, it might be tempting to just keep flogging the same old hits in stadiums for enormous sums of money. They need to resist that temptation at all costs. 

From: Rolling Stone

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ROLLING STONE SAYING COHERENT STUFF

 

God bless them and hopefully the band reads this...talk about relevance if you always play the same old songs to the same old people! No wonder you don't get new fans, especially if you ditch the NLOTH stuff so quickly!

 

Thanks Febottini for giving the news this site never does. I agree, album late next year, tour in 2014

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[quote name='peterferris8 wrote:


mdmomof7']I never have heard New Years Day Live.
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And I've never heard any U2 song live. I think they should still keep the big hits in the setlist, throw in rarities, but not enough rarities to make up an entire setlist.I didn't say they should quit playing their hits, but that they should stop playing ALL of them EVERY night.

360 had two song changes per night and always in the same positions. 

Hopefully an arena tour allows for five, six changes per night...even the order counts!

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Think Rolling Stone have been in here and looked up old posts.

 

Trouble is with LN doing the tour they want maximum profits so stadiums are more likely to raise the amount of money they want out of the deal. If u2 done a arena tour they'd have to do lots more gigs and stay in one arena for a few nights. I'd love to see a arena tour for the next one and have some rarer songs played, be easier to do that as the setlist can't change much when the screens are programmed to do certain songs.

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