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The two night thing gives around 45 odd song slots. Would suggest that some classics will feature on both nights, a fair number from SOI, but the rest will be anyones guess.

 

I think if they do an "old" night and a "modern" night there will be the usual complaints about not getting the "right" night. To be fair to the fans, if they are doing an old night and a new night, thye really should have said that before tickets went on sale.

 

Depends on what AV stuff they plan to do, loads of "videos" to accompany songs might hinder the changes.

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My bet is they'll do a lot of the classics/more recent popular tunes on both nights.  There's just too many people who will only be seeing one show (not to mention the relatively small number of dates, period) for them not to (the casual fans would be really upset).  That said, we'll certainly be hearing a lot of SOI (like we always do on the 1st leg w/a new album out), again on both nights (at least for now--if/when Songs of Experience comes out, it's a natural to mainly feature SOI on one night and SOE on the other).  Actually, w/SOE not out yet, it's really unclear how the nights will differ (i.e., what the "theme", if any, of such a difference would be).  In any case, they've always changed 3-4 songs on the 2nd night of two back-to-back gigs anyway; maybe that will increase to changing 6-8, something like that.  I'd be shocked if nights 1 & 2 were any more different than that (at least until/when SOE comes out--but even then, I bet we hear a few from each on both nights).

 

As some folks have pointed out on the "Pearl Jam" thread, U2 has never been big on major setlist changes--there's basically always major (like 80-85% of the songs) overlap from show to show.  On the other hand, they have gone out of their way to suggest that these "pairs" of shows will differ substantially somehow.  Still, though, given the large number of folks who will only be attending one show, I'd be super-surprised if the two nights were REALLY different.

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I'd go along with most of that^^^^. Personally hope Vertigo gets dropped with some other hits like......

 

Beautiful Day, One, Fly, ISHFWILF, WOWY, Walk On, MW, Pride, COBL...

 

and instead play well know songs that don't get played as much like......

 

Running to stand still, One Tree Hill, Discotheque, Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, A Sort Of Homecoming, 40 and some that have never been played. I think SOI will get heavily played, hopefully get to hear most of that album, would like some off POP but i doubt that and like Bungo said NLOTH probably won't get played either.

I'd go along with all the above but add to the songs I'd love to hear: I threw a brick, An CatDubh/Into the heart, So Cruel, Red Hill Mining Town, Hawkmoon269.

 

I'd go along with that at well! lol nice picks  ;)

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I'm just wondering if they are expecting as many casual fans or whether they feel that, to use a Tapism, their appeal is becoming more selective.

 

With the relatively small number of shows, GA selling quickly (possibly with a relatively high proportion allocated to presale and presumably mainly to the more 'committed' fans) and with many of the seats carrying fairly hefty prices I suspect the audience will have fewer general concert goers. I'd also factor in that more people than usual might have been persuaded to do multiple shows thanks to the pairing idea.

 

In which case they might feel they can mix up the set list a bit more, with less reliance on the inevitable Pride, WOWY, Beautiful Day etc... Perhaps spread the greatest hits out across the two shows and leave more space for the new stuff and to revive songs that rarely get played live.

 

Hopefully.

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New songs Defoefo will get played as per on a 1st leg. I would love to hear I trew a brick.... Gloria...... 40 ....... Discotheque.... Gone ...... So cruel .......... Dirty day ... Lemon .... Silver and gold....... Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me....... And the must haves like streets. Peace love or else. G. Whatever they decide I will be happy. Enjoy if you have a tx ....if not....keep trying till you do.

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I'm seeing Innocence in San Jose, Experience in New York and the weird unpaired night in London. If there aren't significant differences between I/E I'll be annoyed - though they could be staging differences rather than setlist... that would in some ways be even more interesting. 

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I think some of the big hits will be out like 'Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' and 'With Or Without You' and possibly 'Sunday Bloody Sunday'.

Most of  Songs of Innocence will be played. With Arena gigs, they don't have to play to the masses quite as much. I'm sure there will still be a fairly big amount of hits though.

 

I'm hoping for something off October. Never heard them do anything live from that album.  As someone mentioned previously, I think 'Tommorrow' would work really well. Especially if they are going to have a string section for part of the evening.

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