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Old 12-14-2018, 08:40 PM   #1
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Setlists for a hypothetical late 2019 tour of Australia, NZ, Asia

The rumour mill is currently producing talk of U2 visiting Australia, New Zealand, and East/Southeast Asia in late 2019. We've already had proposed setlists in a couple of threads, and there are some of us who will inevitably brainstorm ideas, so let's just have a dedicated thread for them.

If - and it's a whopping big if - this tour happens, how will the band go about it? They haven't been to Australia or New Zealand since 2010 or Japan since 2006. They've never been anywhere else in the region. It will be the thirtieth anniversary of Lovetown (Rattle and Hum being easily U2's best-selling album in Australia), and of course the band have plenty of segments and stage elements they could reuse from IE, JT30, and EI.

Go nuts.

Here's a thought from me for the Australia and NZ shows, aiming to provide a flavour of the three most recent tours and make a nod to Lovetown.

1. The Blackout
2. Lights of Home
3. I Will Follow
4. The Miracle
5. Beautiful Day
(Speech about touring with BB King...)
6. When Love Comes to Town
7. Angel of Harlem / All I Want Is You
(Speech about Greg Carroll...)
8. One Tree Hill
9. Exit
10. Until the End of the World
--- Intermission: HMTMKMKM ---
11. Elevation
12. Vertigo
13. Desire
14. Even Better Than the Real Thing
15. Acrobat
16. The Best Thing
17. Every Breaking Wave
18. Where the Streets Have No Name
19. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
20. With or Without You
21. Pride

(Speech continuing the trend of every post-ATYCLB tour of Australia as a "sorry we didn't come here on Elevation" apology tour...)
22. Kite / Stuck in a Moment
23. Love Is Bigger
24. One
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Praying for you that they've given up on Get Out by the time they make it over there.

Watch them drop Lights of Home and Love Is Bigger but keep that one.
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Did one the recent articles say there would be both arena and stadium shows? Not sure how that would work with U2’s tried and trusted idea of having a base set list.

An arena show could be a lot like I&E but there are obvious elements of that production that wouldn’t translate to the stadium show and therefore you end up with a different set list. How different, who knows?

Or maybe it’ll just be a generic show, production wise, that can be scaled up and down to stadiums and arenas as required.

I’m very interested in the idea of there being arena shows. Would love it if the Australian tour was arenas only. There is no obvious stadium in Sydney so you wonder how much of a bearing that will have.
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The judges would also have accepted “Irwin’s ghost says get off that stingray”.
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I really want them to full-on go the Lovetown 30 route. I'm in the States, so it's not like I'll be going to any of those shows, but still, for the Aussies' sake, how cool would it be to hear the R&H deep cuts? Hawkmoon? God Part II? Heartland? I think Axver would cry and it would be an 'all is forgiven' moment for him with the band.

Anyway, setlists...maybe...first half is a brief medley of SOI/SOE material+Acrobat(you guys should get Acrobat), and the second half is the first half of JT+the R&H material?


1. Love Is All/Blackout
2. Lights Of Home
3. Cedarwood Road
4. Raised By Wolves
5. Red Flag Day
6. Acrobat
7. Best Thing
8. Little Things
9. Love Is Bigger
10. 13

11. Streets
12. Still
13. WOWY
14. Bullet
15. RTSS
16. Van Diemen's Land(Edge solo!)
17. Desire
18. Angel Of Harlem
19. When Love Comes To Town
20. Love Rescue Me
21. Heartland
22. One Tree Hill

Encore:

23. Hawkmoon 269
24. God Part II
25. All I Want Is You
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Wow what a set list. That’d be brilliant.

For the sake of the casuals, I think it needs a few ‘hits’ such as Elevation, Vertigo and BD, in the first part of the show. Could probably tart up the encore with Pride for the same reason.
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Did one the recent articles say there would be both arena and stadium shows? Not sure how that would work with U2’s tried and trusted idea of having a base set list.

An arena show could be a lot like I&E but there are obvious elements of that production that wouldn’t translate to the stadium show and therefore you end up with a different set list. How different, who knows?

Or maybe it’ll just be a generic show, production wise, that can be scaled up and down to stadiums and arenas as required.

I’m very interested in the idea of there being arena shows. Would love it if the Australian tour was arenas only. There is no obvious stadium in Sydney so you wonder how much of a bearing that will have.
One of the rumours did suggest arenas and stadiums, which makes me think the idea of a scalable generic show would be on the money. I'd bet on stadiums for Australia and New Zealand, arenas in (some) Asian markets. They could do arenas in places like Indonesia or Malaysia but not stadiums.

I don't think Sydney's that big a problem really? SFS is a goner and Stadium Australia probably won't be available either, but the city isn't short of stadiums. The SCG or Spotless are right there. NSW cricket should be grateful for whatever compensation they get if a gig at the SCG requires them to play a Shield game at North Sydney Oval, given the compo would probably be higher than the $2.64 they currently get from gate takings!

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I really want them to full-on go the Lovetown 30 route. I'm in the States, so it's not like I'll be going to any of those shows, but still, for the Aussies' sake, how cool would it be to hear the R&H deep cuts? Hawkmoon? God Part II? Heartland? I think Axver would cry and it would be an 'all is forgiven' moment for him with the band.
All will be forgiven... until the next album.
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The judges would also have accepted “Irwin’s ghost says get off that stingray”.
Port Lincoln's ghost says get out of SA
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1. Headache Hits Axver
2. Axver Hits The Floor
3. The Blackout
4. Paramedics Arrive On Their Kangaroo Powered Ambulance Cart
5. Curious Axver Goes To The Hospital
6. Foster's For Everyone, Except Axver, Who Is In A Coma
7. 20 Years Pass
8. Axver Wakes Up
9. Axver Asks Doctor, Who Is A Dingo, What Year It Is
10. Doctor Says It's 2039
11. Axver Asks If U2 Are Still Alive, And If Anyone Posted The Setlist After He Was Knocked Out
12. Suddenly An Old Man In A Wheelchair Wearing A Beanie Is Pushed Into The Room (Holding Guitar)
13. The Edge Tells Axver That He's All That's Left
14. Axver Asks If He Could Play Him His Favorite Song
15. Edge Asks Which Song?
16. Axver Says He Has Amnesia And Forgot The Words, But It Had Something To Do With Coming Home
17. Edge Begins To Play
18. Get Out Of Your Own Way
19. Axver Falls Back Into Coma
20. Ultra Violet
21. One / Axver Is In A Coma Again snippet
22. Setlist Posted To U2Gigs
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1. Hawkmoon 269
2. Desire
3. New Year's Day
4. Red Flag Day
5. All I Want Is You
6. Where the Streets Have No Name
7. Running To Stand Still
8. Trip Through Your Wires
9. One Tree Hill
10. Exit

11. Vertigo / Stories For Boys (snippet)
12. The Electric Co.
13. Even Better Than The Real Thing
14. Acrobat
15. Beautiful Day
16. Everlasting Love
17. Zoo Station
18. The Fly
19. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
20. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

21. One
22. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
23. Out Of Control
24. Bad
25. 40

B-sides/covers - 1
Boy - 2
War - 2
TUF - 1
TJT - 5
Rattle & Hum - 3
Achtung Baby - 6
Zooropa - 1
ATYCLB - 1
HTDAAB - 1
SOE - 2
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That’s expertly done... except there’s no way they’re only playing two songs from the last five years
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What's weird is I included 6 Achtung songs but not my favourite U2 song (UTEOTW), maybe perhaps because it's associated with I+E of late and I wanted a clean break from that era.
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1. Headache Hits Axver
2. Axver Hits The Floor
3. The Blackout
4. Paramedics Arrive On Their Kangaroo Powered Ambulance Cart
5. Curious Axver Goes To The Hospital
6. Foster's For Everyone, Except Axver, Who Is In A Coma
7. 20 Years Pass
8. Axver Wakes Up
9. Axver Asks Doctor, Who Is A Dingo, What Year It Is
10. Doctor Says It's 2039
11. Axver Asks If U2 Are Still Alive, And If Anyone Posted The Setlist After He Was Knocked Out
12. Suddenly An Old Man In A Wheelchair Wearing A Beanie Is Pushed Into The Room (Holding Guitar)
13. The Edge Tells Axver That He's All That's Left
14. Axver Asks If He Could Play Him His Favorite Song
15. Edge Asks Which Song?
16. Axver Says He Has Amnesia And Forgot The Words, But It Had Something To Do With Coming Home
17. Edge Begins To Play
18. Get Out Of Your Own Way
19. Axver Falls Back Into Coma
20. Ultra Violet
21. One / Axver Is In A Coma Again snippet
22. Setlist Posted To U2Gigs
Track 19 is everyone.

Suspect there will be a last-minute change to the opening two tracks though.
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They could do what Midnight Oil did twenty years ago and draw songs out of a bingo barrel.
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