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U2 innocence and experience tour

Discussion in 'Music' started by Osato, May 14, 2015.

  1. Josh Steinberg

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    Resurrecting this thread because U2 began the next phase of this project - the new "Experience And Innocence" tour - last night in Tulsa.

    The band played 27 songs (I wasn't there), including 13 which were played on the "Innocence And Experience" version of the tour. I was hoping for a bit more variety, but there were some good selections, including the long awaited live debut of the standout Achtung Baby track "Acrobat".

    I'll be seeing this show in June and I'm obviously excited for it. Still, I can't help but feel that it's a missed opportunity to be repeating so much from their previous indoor show. This would be the first time in U2's career that one tour had substantially the same setlist and setpieces as the previous tour, and while I appreciate the symmetry of the two outings, I wish they had not been so intent on repeating themselves. I'm not expecting or requesting that they play a show entirely of obscure songs that only a handful of people will know; rather, they have so many huge hits that I'd just wish that they'd play some different huge hits from the last outing.

    In general, the first half of the show is mostly the same from 2015, while the second half has the bulk of the changes. But the first half of the 2015 show was by far the better part of the show, so it may actually be more exciting to see that again in person than reading about it online might suggest.
     
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    Saw they played St. Louis the other night.

    I rewatched the 360 blu ray last night. Great show.

    It would be interesting to see them on this current tour as they are not playing any of the Joshua tree songs. I’m also glad that staring at the sun has returned.
     
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    Same stage as Innocence? The long screen they walked inside with a stage at each end? And the surround sound?
    Same videos?
    Any songs from the Experience album?

    They won't hit Stockholm (or even northern Europe, AFAIK) this time, so I'll hope for the blu ...
     
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    Agreed, you can never have too much Achtung ;)
    Noted they use the same stage as the previous tour, will probably be a great video.
    Wonder about the set list though, how much will they change it from previous shows?
     
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    Average US (first leg) setlist for E&I 2018:

    1. Love Is All We Have Left
    2. The Blackout
    3. Lights Of Home
    4. I Will Follow
    5. All Because Of You
    6. Beautiful Day
    7. The Ocean
    8. Iris (Hold Me Close)
    9. Cedarwood Road
    10. Sunday Bloody Sunday
    11. Until The End Of The World
    (intermission)
    12. Elevation
    13. Vertigo
    14. Desire
    15. Acrobat
    16. You’re The Best Thing About Me
    17. Staring At The Sun
    18. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
    19. Get Out Of Your Own Way
    20. American Soul
    21. City Of Blinding Lights
    (encore)
    22. One
    23. Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
    24. 13 (There Is A Light)


    Average Europe (second leg) setlist for E&I 2018:
    1. The Blackout
    2. Lights Of Home
    3. I Will Follow
    4. Red Flag Day
    5. Beautiful Day
    6. Zoo Station
    7. The Fly
    8. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
    9. Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
    (intermission)
    10. Elevation
    11. Vertigo
    12. Even Better Than The Real Thing
    13. Acrobat
    14. You’re The Best Thing About Me
    15. Summer Of Love
    16. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
    17. Get Out Of Your Own Way
    18. New Year’s Day
    19. City Of Blinding Lights
    (encore)
    20. One
    21. Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
    22. 13 (There Is A Light)


    I saw the tour in the US, and I think the European setlist is a tremendous improvement. The US 2018 show was far too close to the US 2015, which entire sequences of songs, video designs and banter remaining identical from one tour to the next. The European set corrects this.
     
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    Thanks!

    Do you think this is the final tour?
     
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    No, but I think they’ll be going back to their normal 4-5 year wait before the next touring cycle.
     
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