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  1. wow, why does this does this not surprise me at all....
  2. Hi, I have a promo code from my 2012 subscription that was unused. I am trying to renew my subscription, but my code doesn't seem to work. Can someone tell me how this works? Thanks
  3. How can you tell me to resubscribe when I get a second copy of From the Ground Up, U22, the 6th Download of Spanish Eyes and what not? Will they be announcing a new deal in the next few weeks or are the people who run the site still this clueless? Sorry for the bad vibes, but...
  4. I Remember When We Could Sleep On Stones

  5. The Vertigo video closes with "Taken from Edge's Picks" so I think its safe to say we know 6 tracks now. Quite honestly it through me for a loop because I had just assumed Vertigo would be on U22... But I guess its not one of their iconic live songs from the last two tours or anything
  6. November December remember we just started again Please
  7. Jack White - Love Is Blindness
  8. [quote name='bflorendo wrote: peterferris8 wrote: richie459']Wow you sound like a chap who knows his stuff! Stages etc interest me a lot its always the first thing I think about when a band tours "wonder what the stage is like". I was just speaking from a spectator point of view! I have seen some great tours though with great effects in recent years, but of them all I bet U2 were gobsmacked they never though of the wristbands Coldplay used last year. They even bought the company who produce them. I'm a bigger U2 fan but those wristbands were the simplest yet cleverest and atmospheric idea I have ever seen at a concert....genius! Problem is that those wristbands were costing Coldplay thousands each night, so financially it's not the best move. Red Hot Chili Peppers had RFID wristbands for their Knebworth gig. It's a really good system because it helps combat touts. U2 should look at RFID wristbands for the next tour in my opinion. I can understand a desire to try out new things on tour, but to be honest I'd rather U2 just did a gig with some screens and some tunes. Metallica have a very basic stage setup - a big video screen at the back and loads of walkways and microphones positioned in different parts of the stage. I think a more stripped-back setting like that would be good. Actually, from what my buddy told me (crew member of Metallica) on Metallica's next tour, Lady Liberty will explode in several pieces. It will be in-the-round. I think they're also experimenting on new technology. Not many people notice, but the mixes on those monitors constantly change, whenever a different member of Metallica stands at that spot. Each member has his preference of what they want to hear in their monitor mix. I think there's something in the works to make this easier on the monitor engineers. Like Coldplay's wristbands, I think U2 would do something where they'll have the audience get their cell phones out, in certain songs. They'll use it to display images or videos. @peterf - me too but U2 hasn't been a simple band since Zoo TV. they ask about each tour what can be done thats never been done before. Obviously then, Bono will teleport around stage on the next tour
  9. U2 in theather shows......................
  10. [quote name='danielsentana wrote: celticfc09']I think next tour they should open up the setlist, have the whole catalogue well rehearsed so they can play anything any night. Open the first show with something like Things to Make and Do then play Gone then just play anything every night..... If I hear Things to make and Do and Gone next in a show, I know I'm about to wake up to my alarm clock But seriously if they opened their setlist it would make anything possible. If they rid themselves of the notion that touring is about promoting an album and instead accepted that people go to see them perform they could do a different show every night. The shows over Vertigo and 360 at least have had a very stagnant order. Not only in setlists, but there is always the political section that leads into Streets and One before the Encore. they could drop all of that if they opened up their setlist. That would mean they could open a show with Streets then play Sort of Homecoming and include A day without me and Gloria in a show. On top of that there would be no expectations in the audience as to what would be played except that it would be a great show and different completely from the one the night before. Honestly I was thrilled for the first South America show when they Opened with EBTTRT because I wasn't expecting it. They could do that with every show if they wanted. U2 cannot put on a bad show, they wrote the textbook on showmanship. It would be a lot of fun to see them play around with new setlists every night
  11. I'm with Mac on PJ. I'd love to see if they could get big acts to tour with them for a shorter run of a few shows (because I doubt a Radiohead or PJ would go on a tour as U2's support) but to do 4 or 5 shows But for smaller acts XX Of Monsters and Men Metric Foster the People M83 The Dead Weather (is that possible???) Young the Giant Wilco Gary Clark Jr Alabama Shakes Head and the Heart Some of those would fit into the profile of recent tour opening acts and some would be pretty great to see Personally I've always felt U2 (read Edge) has had a good sense for the trends in music. I've noticed at least in the USA - no idea about Europe - but in the US folk is subtly making a comeback to mainstream. I could see Of Monsters and Men, Ray Lamontagne, Gary Clark Jr Head and the Heart and Alabama Shakes could be likely... Who knows
  12. I'm with Mac on PJ. I'd love to see if they could get big acts to tour with them for a shorter run of a few shows (because I doubt a Radiohead or PJ would go on a tour as U2's support) but to do 4 or 5 shows But for smaller acts XX Of Monsters and Men Metric Foster the People M83 The Dead Weather (is that possible???) Young the Giant Wilco Gary Clark Jr Alabama Shakes Head and the Heart Some of those would fit into the profile of recent tour opening acts and some would be pretty great to see Personally I've always felt U2 (read Edge) has had a good sense for the trends in music. I've noticed at least in the USA - no idea about Europe - but in the US folk is subtly making a comeback to mainstream. I could see Of Monsters and Men, Ray Lamontagne, Gary Clark Jr Head and the Heart and Alabama Shakes could be likely... Who knows
  13. I think next tour they should open up the setlist, have the whole catalogue well rehearsed so they can play anything any night. Open the first show with something like Things to Make and Do then play Gone then just play anything every night.....
  14. Was anyone expecting anything actually good from U2.com? i mean...
  15. Mods - I subscribed for the Bundle ($85) last week, but I can't access the paid forum, that is assuming it still exists...
  16. VERTIGO23796wrote: I believe U2 need to make a soulful yet loud and angry record. They need to make it clear that U2 are still alive and still the best rock band in the world. As for a tour, either a tour similar to Elevation or Vertigo but more revolutionised, with a differnet track list every night and playing songs like "Gone", "Staring at the Sun" and "In God's Country"....and maybe "Gloria". I could go for this. I always liked the arena shows, I would love to see them try and play theaters and ampitheaters again (Read Red Rocks and the Gorge), but opening up the setlist for sure would be great to see. If it weren't for Edge's 50 guitars I would say go white stripes style, no playlist just call out a song and go.
  17. Stingray Boots Vertigo NYD Electrical Storm your blue room Angel of Harlem Crazy (the non remix version from filming of the video) In a Little while Stuck In a Moment Miss S SBS HMTMKMKM 40 maybe maybe maybe some North Star, Mercy or Every Breaking Wave And Love is Blindness from when they played that song on 360...........................
  18. Personally I have become a little cynical of U2's commercial mind which leads me to believe the next album will be an attempt at pop hits and released as an ipad app (I recall Bono talking about how an ipad album reminded him of opening a vinyl sleeve - I actually am not upset at all by this part but obviously sound quality will be worse than vinyl). I often compare U2 to Pearl Jam, perhaps fairly or unfairly (Maybe R.E.M. would be better). PJ and U2 are not anywhere close to the same band; different eras, different fans. But Bono has praised Pearl Jam before for, not only musical talent, but the culture that exists around them. Late 90s PJ made the conscious choice not to become the biggest band in the world when they were in the commercial position to do so. Rather, they chose to make music for themselves and their fans. Their diversity in music also gave them a massive fanbase that wasn't based on the Top 40 chart. Everyone can find something to love in their music. OK why does this matter? U2 can do the same. They have the fans and the diversity (and god knows the money) to step back and make great music and ignore the commercial response. I would say PJ are in a bit of an auto-pilot mode now. They do what they want, and make the music they want. That may not be the most conducive environment for U2 to make music. the most accurate thing I've ever read about U2 is that they make their best music when they feel everything is on the line. Mainly my concern is that they're going through a bit of a loss of vision. I think they are going to be hard pressed to make good music because of the massive pressures of the LiveNation deal from a few years back. So at the end of the day, when all else fails, blame Live Nation.
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