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Old 03-15-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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Good omen for setlist shake-up!?

U2 play glasto on June 24-26. It has been said that they arent allowed to bring the Claw so they will do a greatest hits-type setlist. Bono has confirmed this. IMO, all the shows after Glasto have a great chance of a mixed up setlist b/c i think after the boys dust off some rarely played gems they wont want to stop playing them! Its almost a certainty that we will hear some new songs/arrangements this summer in NOrth America!
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If they're playing a greatest hits setlist, somehow I don't think they'll "dust off some rarely played gems" and won't want to stop playing them! It'll be the usual stuff that they've been playing forever.

Honestly, I don't see how it'll be much different to the current tour set.
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It'll just be the biggest Greatest Hits show, but with flags

I hope there's some kind of shake up for next Friday... specially for the begining
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It'll just be the biggest Greatest Hits show, but with flags

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They already are doing a greatest hits show. I don't see how Glastonbury will be any different from the current set, aside from missing a few songs.
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It has been said that they arent allowed to bring the Claw so they will do a greatest hits-type setlist.
What does one have to do with the other?

I think they'll do a setlist that caters to the Gasto crowd.
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Glastonbury organisers have laid down the law to U2 and banned the stars from bringing their giant screens and spectacular stage props to the festival this summer.

Bono and the band will enjoy one of their finest hours when they headline the world's biggest festival in June.

But the stars won't be able to use any of the jawdropping effects from their record-breaking 360 degree tour because Glasto organiser Michael Eavis is insisting they "keep it real". Instead the Dubliner's will have to strip down their stage performance and use the same set as all the other acts. And last night a source close to the band revealed the stars will be ditching their set list that has been touring the world for the past 18 months, and instead perform a "greatest hits" gig for Glasto.A band insider revealed last night: "Michael Eavis told the band it will be almost impossible to bring any elements of their current stage set to Glastonbury. There won't be room for the big screens and all the props on the Pyramid stage, so the band are having to completely redesign their show for the Glasto gig. Bono has already suggested they completely change the set list and do a greatest hits set. It means they'll only play a couple of songs off their last album and instead focus on the glory days. Songs including Where The Streets Have No Name, Sunday Bloody Sunday and With Or Without You have already been put on the short-list."

U2 will be joining Coldplay and Beyonce as the main headline acts and play the Pyramid stage on Friday, June 24. Tickets for their Glastonbury appearance have already sold out with touts selling passes to the gig for up to £1,000 a pair.

A Glastonbury spokesman said: "Tickets are now securely identified and therefore cannot be resold."


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But what does a greatest hits setlist (which they've pretty much already been playing) have to do with RARELY PLAYED GEMS?!
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But what does a greatest hits setlist (which they've pretty much already been playing) have to do with RARELY PLAYED GEMS?!
enjoy splitting hairs much!?

The point of the post is that if they are planning on doing a completely different set for Glasto then they are going to have to play songs we havnt heard in a while correct?? That means that before the Glasto show they may "rehearse" some of said songs in ohhh...i dont know...a concert setting maybe!?

And god forbid those rehearsed songs sound great and bring the band joy to play at Glasto.....then maybe.....JUST MAYBE......they might incorporate those songs into the rest of the set AFTER Glasto.....seriously this is why i stay away from posting on the interwebz
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i can actually see a parallel to the subtle changes that were made that turned zoo tv into the zooropa tour....a few songs here and there, but the same show basically
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But...they HAVE been playing a greatest hits set, for all intents and purposes. A Greatest Hits set to them is unlikely to include any more of the 90s than they've already been playing, and will likely be laden with 80s and 00s best ofs, which is what the 360 tour has already turned into.

In all likelihood, we'll get one or two new songs out of this, but nothing RARE. They're not like a Radiohead or anything, they don't have any one hit that they hate playing and haven't brought out in years. They're pretty good (bad, if that's your take on things) about playing most of their hits every tour.
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The only songs I can think they might bring out that are new TO THIS TOUR would be a few from Boy and Gloria. Other than that...
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And last night a source close to the band revealed the stars will be ditching their set list that has been touring the world for the past 18 months, and instead perform a "greatest hits" gig for Glasto.

Bono has already suggested they completely change the set list and do a greatest hits set. It means they'll only play a couple of songs off their last album and instead focus on the glory days.


They have confirmed that they are doing a whole new setlist......these "new" songs will be played in all shows after Glasto in some capacity. Whether its 2, 3, 4, or 5 new songs........they will be played IMO....at least i hope....
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I'm seeing them in Minneapolis, which is after Glastonbury, so if this miracle occurs (can you sense my skepticism? ) I will be thrilled to experience it.
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