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44 minutes ago, dmway said:

Clearly you like AB! :D Of course, that means you have very good taste. B) It would be good to finally hear "Acrobat" - they rehearsed it before the Outside Broadcast part of ZooTV (I think in Hershey, PA of all places), but they have never played it live. They may not have played "So Cruel" either - I'd have to check that.

Yes, plenty of the new album and AB would make my dream setlist too.

 

AB ? SoI, SoE and AB, all complete would be nice. Is that too much to ask? ? at least I can accept a rest for TJT songs then ?

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I'm tending to agree. I recall in my late teens - this band released 'The Joshua Tree'. I recall hearing the first single lifted off the album - it was called 'With or Without You' (i know you know),

Lifelong fan and I can’t stop with the new songs. All of them are very solid. Blackout is fantastic so is Get out of your own way  into American Soul. Put in the amazing The Little Things That Give Yo

Any honest opinion is obviously legitimate , but one aspect of this album which I think is undeniable, is that it is an incredibly thoughtful album. It's incredibly honest, nuanced in some metaph

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2 hours ago, chulia83 said:

AB ? SoI, SoE and AB, all complete would be nice. Is that too much to ask? ? at least I can accept a rest for TJT songs then ?

I'm hoping we get a couple of gems from War, Like A Song or Drowning Man would be amazing, would also like to dig the Zooropa vibe, Dirty Day, Daddy's Gonna Pay, Lemon.....yes.....fabulous low key album, very under rated.

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2 hours ago, chulia83 said:

AB ? SoI, SoE and AB, all complete would be nice. Is that too much to ask? ? at least I can accept a rest for TJT songs then ?

We were talking about that in this thread (and others) - I hope it comes to pass one way or another. I'd love for them to do AB all the way through the same way they did JT all the way through last year. IMHO, it works even better as a cohesive whole. Maybe after the SOE tour - it would be the 30th anniversary of AB by then! B)

We were also talking about their doing SOI and SOE together since they are clearly companion albums; it would be difficult seeing that as a world-trotting tour because of all the songs they wouldn't be playing. However, I suggested some kind of special fanclub gig or two to play those two albums in particular together - maybe that could come to pass? Who knows... :)

 

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Re tour: From JT you'd always hope to hear Street and WOWY. A show I guess, would always need their inclusion. Apart from that, given last years dedication to that album, I would hope this tour frees up space to include other tracks less trodden. Dare I say, we don't need to re-visit 'Boy' or 'October' - they've done a grand job of that before too. Let's have a few more AB/ Popmart/ ATLCLB/ HTDAAB even NLOTH inclusions. Darn these back catalogue dilemas.

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Songs like Pride and Sunday Bloody Sunday (that we all heard a million times) could be skipped in favour of others. Why not play Heartland, Silver and Gold or God Part II? 

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There are many people attending their 1st or 2nd U2 gig and they will be looking for the hits so it's a tough job to please everyone I guess.

I'd love Exit to feature as that was just epic on JT17. 

There has been talk that the band will be featuring a number of rarities this tour so hoping we all get something we want.

 

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7 hours ago, peterferris8 said:

I remember one Edge interview last year that toyed with the idea of them playing absolutely nothing from The Joshua Tree. The idea of a U2 show without Streets is weird...

Agreed - that would be the concert equivalent of coitus interruptus...got to have the climax for a fully-enjoyable U2 concert experience. :)

They certainly have enough material to skip everything else on JT though - not hearing WOWY wouldn't bother me (moreover, getting a rarely-played song like "Exit" instead would be great).

I wonder what the over/under would be for songs from SOE being played on this tour. IMHO, it could be as low as 5, but as high as 10 if "Book Of Your Heart" is potentially included. What do we think?

 

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4 hours ago, dmway said:

Agreed - that would be the concert equivalent of coitus interruptus...got to have the climax for a fully-enjoyable U2 concert experience. :)

They certainly have enough material to skip everything else on JT though - not hearing WOWY wouldn't bother me (moreover, getting a rarely-played song like "Exit" instead would be great).

I wonder what the over/under would be for songs from SOE being played on this tour. IMHO, it could be as low as 5, but as high as 10 if "Book Of Your Heart" is potentially included. What do we think?

 

I think you are right and suspect around 7 songs will figure from SOE.

I think several songs are ready for a well deserved rest such as Elevation, Beautiful Day, Bullet, WOWY, One.

maybe time to update 11 O'clock Tick Tock, Gloria and bring out some rarities.

it will be interesting to see what they kick off with in Tulsa.

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