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Old 04-04-2008, 10:26 AM   #526
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WOOT!!! GOT MY TIX for REM on 6/11.. not the greatest seats but hey, I am there right?
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:31 AM   #527
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I think at first Mr. Richards seems out of place, but it really grew on me.
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:31 AM   #528
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I can't wait to see them again

only got to see them once (the tour that supported their best of Warner) as they cancelled Monster tour over here twice and they didn't bother showing up during their other tours

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Old 04-04-2008, 10:37 AM   #529
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I bought it last night and have only listened to the whole thing once, I will listen numerous times before I decide how much I like it. I do agree that he sounds like he's yelling.
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Then in another interview the other day he said that something just had to go but it could have easily been anything else. They wanted the record to be 11 songs because "10 seems like too few and 12 seems like too many". He said he know's lots of his favourite albums that are only 11 tracks.

This is the same kind of irrational bullshit we get from Bono.

If that's the reason, I'm even more pissed they didn't keep it on there.
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:40 AM   #531
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The reason for trimming HTDAAB down to 11 songs was to keep it from running over an hour, no such problem with Accelerate.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:47 AM   #532
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This is the same kind of irrational bullshit we get from Bono.

If that's the reason, I'm even more pissed they didn't keep it on there.
I think their only reason to not include it was to piss you off

though I'm sure about 30 other things could have had the same result
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Scored a nice lower level seat for Chicago in the National's presale.
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:00 PM   #534
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If U2 and REM toured stadiums together, the tickets would cost like $200. And we'd have to see REM play in the daylight, which would suck. However, I would die and go to heaven to see these 2 bands play together.
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I don't think R.E.M. would necessarily be a poorer experience during the day. Their more organic style lends itself to natural light a lot more than U2's does (though it was cool to see that afternoon set from the Tibetan Freedom Concert back in '97).

If the bands are still each charging $50 for a significant portion of their seats, then there's no reason they couldn't have the lowest tickets at $75-$80. The big costs are for putting on the show itself, and renting the venue, I imagine, so by playing together some of that has to be defrayed. It's then a matter of how greedy each of the bands are, and I don't know if we want to open up that can of worms again.
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U2 R.E.M. tour would mean R.E.M. playing support band to U2 for a whole tour. I can't imagine R.E.M. doing this! Nor would I want them to!

2 seperate shows were we get to see them both in their full glory is much better IMO.
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Theoretically R.E.M. could still play a 90 minute opening show, though that may be pushing it. There have been big double headlines in the past: Elton John/Billy Joel, Bob Dylan/Van Morrison, Bob Dylan/Paul Simon, etc.

I could live with a 75 minute R.E.M. set without any breaks.
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Theoretically R.E.M. could still play a 90 minute opening show, though that may be pushing it. There have been big double headlines in the past: Elton John/Billy Joel, Bob Dylan/Van Morrison, Bob Dylan/Paul Simon, etc.

I could live with a 75 minute R.E.M. set without any breaks.
R.E.M.'s full shows these days(going by the ATS tour) are about 2 hours 15 minutes. I wouldn't want 45 minutes cut short when I could go and see over 2 hours from both bands at different dates.

And again. why would R.E.M. want to play second fiddle? They're not exactly struggling to draw in the big crowds. At least not here in Europe.
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I haven't followed this thread, but I had to post. Just watched Stephen Colbert from Wednesday night with R.E.M. That was great!!!

If you missed it, you can watch it on Comedy Central's site:
http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/...videoId=164877

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Thanks for posting that link, Lila! I was kinda upset that I missed the interview. Man, Colbert is so freakin funny! And I love those 3 guys!
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