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Old 07-19-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
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the preshow setlist

Last tour we had a list of the songs played on the PA before U2 hits the stage. Frankly I havent dug the new leg pre show dj list as much..but there are a couple songs I really like..can someone run them down? Thx
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I know there's a bunch of songs by the Broken Bells that are played - the Ghost Inside and the High Road were both definitely played in Montreal.
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I miss BP Fallon doing his DJ set form the ZOO TV days!! Nothing beats hearing "house of pain's 'Jump Around!" being played from a Trabant by the ex manager of Led Zeppelin!!!
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I know they practically played all of Arcade Fire's latest album, The Suburbs, at Nashville, along with a lot of tunes off of "Brothers" by the Black Keys. Great, great stuff all around.
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I heard at least two, maybe three, songs off of the Strokes' newest album Angles, over the PA at the Chicago gig a couple weeks ago. The song off of that album that I remember hearing most specifically is called "Life Is Simple In The Moonlight." It's probably my favorite track on the album. Was happy to hear it.

Other than that, yeah, I also remember hearing at least a few tracks off of The Suburbs.

Can't think of much else, sadly.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:38 AM   #6
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Anaheim 1 & 2 had the same songs

-Heard some TV On The Radio
-Zero by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Nothing else really stood out..
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I didn't recognize anything except for MGMT - Time to Pretend is still in, and there's a song by Gaving Friday quite close to showtime.
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I'm reasonably sure I heard at least one Florence + the Machine song during the Chicago pre-show music, probably "Dog Days Are Over."

EDIT: Also, this thread has some more info: What's that song they came out to? / Intro Songs?
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I'm pretty sure I heard something by Phoenix in Seattle and/or Anaheim.
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I'm pretty sure I heard something by Phoenix in Seattle and/or Anaheim.
Aside from the arcade fire, I recall the following from Montreal (mostly #2)

- Lisztomania by Phoneix
- 1901 by Phoenix
- Panic Switch by Silversun Pickups
- Something Good Can Work by Two Door Cinema Club
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I'm pretty sure I heard something by Phoenix in Seattle and/or Anaheim.
Yeah, Phoenix was played in Anaheim
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OH right, the Arcade Fire song I did hear was We Used to Wait.
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I'm pretty sure I remember hearing "A Forest" by The Cure at the Toronto show.
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I'm pretty sure I remember hearing "A Forest" by The Cure at the Toronto show.
Ha, i thought so!
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Keep the Lights On - Wave Machines is the song they play right after the opening act leaves the stage. I enjoy that one.
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