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Old 07-29-2005, 03:36 AM   #21
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Originally posted by Emanuel
Need a confirmation on these numbers on U2's career:

53 tours (or legs of tours)
I wouldn't use this number. Although it might be correct that they played this many legs, it is confusing. I mean, to the average reader it says nothing that The Unforgettable Fire Tour had 5 legs.
If you really want to include number of tours, then go with the figure of 13 tours, more or less having one tour for each album (apart from a few exceptions).

1355 shows
1008 setlists
783 locations
19483 played songs
Could be correct, although I've never counted them all.
BTW, if you're going to write for a general audience magazine or paper (i.e. not U2 die-hards), please try to avoid to dazzle the reader with numbers they don't really care for. If you're mildly interested in, say, R.E.M. and you saw an article about them, would you really care how many songs they've played in their entire carreer?

For the rest, good luck!

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Old 07-29-2005, 03:39 AM   #22
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I'll probabbly avoyd these numbers, and stay with the sales and tours...

thanx a lot guys!

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