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Chizip 12-20-2006 04:41 PM

What would yo ulike to see for U2's next tour?
 
I'd like to see them do something like what the Rolling Stones did for their last tour.

Mixing together club, arena, and stadium shows. That way you please everybody.

For casual fans you have the big stadium shows where they can play all their big hits and have a big spectacle that casual fans love.

For the more diehard fans you play the clubs and then you can mix in more rare songs, and mix up the setlists more.

Arena shows would be for the markets that couldn't sell out the big stadiums, and would be a mix of the other two.

That would be :drool:

corianderstem 12-20-2006 04:41 PM

A front row seat without the hassle of GA! :wink:

I wouldn't mind seeing a few of the old warhorses either retired or at least rotated a bit. Keep Pride and Streets for every show, if they must, but at least play WOWY less frequently, or swap it with New Year's Day or something.

Me, I like the smaller arenas, so I'm fine with U2 keeping it to arenas in the States.

Chizip 12-20-2006 04:43 PM

See, the club shows would be for people that didn't want to have to deal with GA, while the stadium shows would be for the people who liked it.

Everybody would be happy!

redkat 12-20-2006 04:46 PM

I like arenas :up: I have no need to see them in a stadium ever again

To see them in a club might be more happiness than I can handle.

what was the price structure for the Stones when they did that? I imagine getting a club ticket would be next to impossible and cost a fortune

DontExpect 12-20-2006 04:54 PM

! I've never even thought about U2 playing club shows before! What were these Rolling Stone club shows like? I'm assuming they can't be THAT small...

Zoots 12-20-2006 05:00 PM

I would like to see them strap on jet packs to their backs and fly out of the stadium.

corianderstem 12-20-2006 05:36 PM

I'd be over the moon to see a club show, if it were guaranteed somehow that fans could get tickets through the fan club and not have them all be snatched up by scalpers, or people who sign up for the fan club just with the intention of scalping the tickets.

Utoo 12-20-2006 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by corianderstem
I'd be over the moon to see a club show, if it were guaranteed somehow that fans could get tickets through the fan club and not have them all be snatched up by scalpers, or people who sign up for the fan club just with the intention of scalping the tickets.

That'd be the main problem. Tickets for a club show would probably be uber-expensive, uber-hard-to-get, and still attract casual fans. If there were a way around that, it'd be awesome. Saw Billy Joel do a college tour & we saw him in a small performance area with about 400 people. Very cool. U2 in such a venue would be off the hook!


I'd like to see them implement a new way of ticketing---a method like when you go to the movies. You buy your ticket with a credit card. All tickets are Will-Call, and you have to swipe your credit card at the venue the day-of in order to get the ticket. The only scalpers in that scenario are the ones who now have a mere 2 hours to sell their tickets. If you bought a ticket and can't make it, you're either out of luck or you give it to a friend you can trust enough to lend your credit card to. That friend will likely either be into U2 or someone you'd like to get into U2.

I'd like to see them open the show with 6 or 7 songs from the new album, the same way they did for much of ZooTV. Just say 'fuck it' to the old stuff and all the people who are there just to hear the old hits.

I want the red screens back with Streets, as well as a proper, long intro.

I'd like to see Zooropa open an encore.

I'd like to see about a dozen random songs played, but I won't list them all here.

I'd like to see Bono lose the shades for most of the show.

That's good enough for now. :wink:

Blue Room 12-20-2006 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by redkat
what was the price structure for the Stones when they did that? I imagine getting a club ticket would be next to impossible and cost a fortune
Well, to be near the stage on the floor for a stadium show was $400 a pop for the Stones. Tickets for their club shows were extremely difficult to get. So tickets for a U2 club show would be just as difficult to get. Plus I think the U2 fans are a tad more fanatical than the Stones fans. So factor that in there also. It would be hysteria trying to get those tickets.

Would be cool if they did it and you could actually get a ticket. But they wont do it, they dont think their music suits a club for the most part anyway. I have a feeling in order to make the 3 different type shows thing work, their pricing would need to be similiar to the Stones as well. No thanks.

I wouldnt mind seeing a stadium show or two and a few arena shows. That would be the best they could do I think and the most feasible. I think they will continue to do it just like they have the last couple tours though. Difference is that if ticket demand is high for the N. American Arena shows they may add a leg of stadium shows here next time.

JCOSTER 12-20-2006 06:36 PM

Me, at the rail 1st row.

elevateandy 12-20-2006 06:44 PM

Red screens must come back for streets!

Also the lights should be turned on in the beginning of Streets like it used to!

Front row seats- :drool:

Zoots 12-20-2006 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Utoo
I want the red screens back with Streets, as well as a proper, long intro.
:love:

Quote:

Originally posted by Utoo
I'd like to see Bono lose the shades for most of the show.
:yes:

randhail 12-20-2006 06:51 PM

Eliminate the acoustic portion of the set.

Semi-retiring a few warhorses would be nice.

Something different than a heart/ellipse, but keeping the floor GA.

Axver 12-20-2006 06:53 PM

I'd like a fair few things:
1. Start the tour in Europe for a change. Play all of Europe, not just the western part. Mainly play stadiums but go for a few arenas (in addition to stadium gigs) in the most fanatical markets as a sort of bonus for the keenest fans, e.g. in Ireland and the Netherlands.
2. One BIG leg of the States rather than two treks. Stadiums in the markets that can sustain it, arenas in the rest.
3. Tour THE WORLD. I don't just mean Latin America, Oceania, and Japan. I also mean mainland Asia, and any part of Africa that can support it.
4. Varied sets. At least have more rotating slots, or two sets to choose from.
5. Less waffling speeches, more concise and well-chosen sentences.
6. Ditch some of the old warhorses or at least make them rotational, especially One, Pride, and WOWY. U2 has enough hits that they could easily rotate out heaps and still keep casual fans happy. They don't care if U2 plays Desire or EBTTRT.
7. Bring in a few more rarities to treat the fans, and leave them in for the entire tour!
8. To summarise #6 and #7, have a big pool of songs to draw upon each night.
9. THE ELECTRIC CO.

coolian2 12-20-2006 08:37 PM

I hope they dive into the back catalogue and come back out with some new old songs.

Caroni 12-20-2006 08:41 PM

For their next tour I just want them to come here :sad: I wont ask for anything else!!!!

J_NP 12-20-2006 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Caroni
For their next tour I just want them to come here :sad: I wont ask for anything else!!!!
Vc acha q o comandante deixa Caroni ?

Caroni 12-20-2006 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by J_NP


Vc acha q o comandante deixa Caroni ?



I didn´t undarstand a word :giggle:

zoopop 12-20-2006 09:38 PM

1. Do Stadiums and Arenas'.
2. Retire Pride, One, and WOWY
3. Bigger production.
4. Rotate a bit more. (Vertigo leg 1 was perfect)
5. Play the UF.

J_NP 12-20-2006 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Caroni




I didn´t undarstand a word :giggle:

Crees que el general va a deixar ellos tocarem en tu pais ?

bono_man 12-20-2006 10:05 PM

Firstly, do an only arenas tour. Strip it back. If U2 are still the best live band in the world, they dont need TV screen and catwalks. They made their reputation without any of that stuff! Maybe just some nice lights and effects, like REM and Radiohead these days.

In doing this and hopefully making the show less formulmatic, they could afford to mix up the setlists so more.

They could even mix the opening numbers around. Sometimes start with Streets, sometimes COBL, sometimes Vertigo, sometimes a new song or two.

If they have a pool of about 40-50 songs to work with, we'd get a nice mix and surely it would keep things interesting for the band. Its something they really havent done too much of and would be great for them and us!!

Songs to retire: Pride, Bullet
Songs to semi-retire (on rotation): WOWY, NYD, One

Caroni 12-20-2006 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by J_NP


Crees que el general va a deixar ellos tocarem en tu pais ?

probably Chavez will give Bono 10000000000000000000 millions just to have a pic with him!

I think it is posible, but the idea of a Bono-Chavez meeting makes me sick :sick:

Caroni 12-20-2006 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by bono_man


Songs to semi-retire (on rotation): WOWY



:no:

No spoken words 12-20-2006 10:34 PM

I'd pay money for them to put Bullet away, and, Pride, too, for that matter. Though, I understand why they play them, and do not get upset when I hear them, but, yeah, if it were up to me, say goodbye to both....and, as Axver said....

The Electric Co. Let them play that song until I get sick of it (never).

And, yeah, in general, would love to see a wider variety of songs being played on a rotating basis, but, I'll never hold my breath for that one.

AndrewCowley 12-20-2006 10:51 PM

One request only: More setlist variation.

J_NP 12-20-2006 11:23 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Caroni


probably Chavez will give Bono 10000000000000000000 millions just to have a pic with him!

I think it is posible, but the idea of a Bono-Chavez meeting makes me sick :sick:

El problem creo yo , alem del precos de tickets , es no creo ellos irian tocar num pais , con una ditadura disfarcada de democracia como es venezuela , Es una puta merda , para lo povo y fans , pero creo que es asi mia cara

Shawn Bonneau 12-21-2006 01:04 AM

For the one long American Leg idea...

05-18 -- Seattle, WA -- Key Arena
05-19 -- Seattle, WA -- Key Arena
05-23 -- Los Angeles, CA -- STAPLES Center
05-24 -- Los Angeles, CA -- STAPLES Center
05-25 -- Los Angeles, CA -- STAPLES Center
05-28 -- San Francisco, CA -- Monster Park
05-31 -- Anaheim, CA -- Arrowhead Pond
06-03 -- Las Vegas, NV -- Thomas & Mark Center
06-04 -- Las Vegas, NV -- Thomas & Mark Center
06-06 -- San Diego, CA -- iPayOne Center
06-08 -- Tempe, AZ -- Sun Devil Stadium
06-10 -- Phoenix, AZ -- US Airways Center
06-15 -- Denver, CO -- INVESCO Field at Mile High
06-18 -- Milwaukee -- Bradley Center
06-20 -- Columbus, OH -- Nationwide Arena
06-22 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Mellon Arena
06-25 -- Chicago, IL -- Soldier Field
06-26 -- Chicago, IL -- Soldier Field
07-01 -- Toronto, Canada -- Air Canada Centre
07-02 -- Toronto, Canada -- Air Canada Centre
07-04 -- Toronto, Canada -- Air Canada Centre
07-05 -- Toronto, Canada -- Air Canada Centre
07-08 -- Washington, DC -- RFK Memorial Stadium
07-10 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Wachovia Center
07-14 -- East Rutherford, NJ -- Giants Stadium
07-15 -- East Rutherford, NJ -- Giants Stadium
07-18 -- East Rutherford, NJ -- Giants Stadium
07-20 -- Boston, MA -- TD Banknorth Garden
07-23 -- Hartford, CT -- Hartford Civic Center
07-25 -- New York, NY -- Madison Square Garden
07-28 -- Foxboro, MA -- Gillette Stadium
07-29 -- Foxboro, MA -- Gillette Stadium
08-01 -- Montreal, Canada -- Bell Centre
08-02 -- Montreal, Canada -- Bell Centre
08-05 -- Buffalo, NY -- HSBC Arena
08-10 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Target Center
08-15 -- Edmonton, Canada -- Commonwealth Stadium
08-16 -- Edmonton, Canada -- Commonwealth Stadium
08-19 -- Vancouver, Canada -- General Motors Place
08-25 -- San Jose, CA -- HP Pavilion
08-26 -- San Jose, CA -- HP Pavilion
08-30 -- Houston, TX -- Reliant Stadium
08-31 -- Houston, TX -- Reliant Stadium
09-03 -- New Orleans, LA -- New Orleans Arena
09-05 -- Atlanta, GA -- Philips Arena
09-10 -- San Atonio, TX -- Alamodome
09-12 -- Dallas, TX -- American Airlines Center
09-15 -- Oklahoma City, OK -- Ford Center
09-18 -- Tampa, FL -- St. Pete Times Forum
09-20 -- Jacksonville, FL -- ATTEL Stadium
09-22 -- Charlotte, NC -- Charlotte Coliseum
09-28 -- Miami, FL -- Dolphins Stadium

SMB

elevateandy 12-21-2006 05:08 AM

Why does Philly only get one show? That is wrong!!!! It got two on each of the American legs last tour.

BEVERLY56 12-21-2006 11:14 AM

Cleveland in the summer.

AaronMcKie 12-21-2006 11:22 AM

Chicago only 2 shows? :yikes:
Well, for stadium I guess that'd be ok (didn't realize we weren't talking about the United Center)

djerdap 12-21-2006 12:14 PM

Ultra Violet
Acrobat
Love is Blindness
Mofo (new version)
Hold me, Thrill me, Kiss me, Kill me
Exit

I´ll be perfectly happy with this.

shortfuse 12-21-2006 12:14 PM

1. Full band Walk on closing the main set.
2. Never ever retire Beautiful Day.
3. Bullet should be more powerful like the earlier performances...
4. 1 long stadium/arena leg each for Europe and NA. A longer leg for other countries and for heavens sake include new places on the itenerary - Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Eastern Europe......
5. Exit:drool:
6. Keep with or without you... i was at 5 Aussie shows last month and i thought it was a highlight each night.

Zoots 12-21-2006 12:18 PM

Does this mean nobody likes my idea? :(

Quote:

Originally posted by Zootlesque
I would like to see them strap on jet packs to their backs and fly out of the stadium.

U2Man 12-21-2006 12:20 PM

i just want them to tour with a full symphony orchestra.


how awesome would that be? :drool:

U2lunatic 12-21-2006 03:06 PM

I want from them to play more songs from UF but except of Pride, and also some stuff from Zooropa and POP

Velvet Dress:drool:
Stay:drool:
A Sort of Homecoming:drool:

U2lunatic 12-21-2006 03:07 PM

And finally come to Slovakia !!!!!!!!

IanIinTheSky 12-21-2006 03:14 PM

Not have Kings of Leon as the opening band.

Caroni 12-21-2006 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by J_NP


El problem creo yo , alem del precos de tickets , es no creo ellos irian tocar num pais , con una ditadura disfarcada de democracia como es venezuela , Es una puta merda , para lo povo y fans , pero creo que es asi mia cara

And we are loosing the "democracy" disguise!!!!!! I´m so scared!!!!!:sad: I don´t know what will happen with my country :sad:

Anyway I hope I can make enough money (and a visa) to see them live some time!!!!:sad: it´s my dream :hug:

Chizip 12-21-2006 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by U2Man
i just want them to tour with a full symphony orchestra.


how awesome would that be? :drool:

you stole my idea

bayou12780 12-21-2006 04:17 PM

1. Do a retro tour - have only artists older than 40 open for them (Sting, Bruce, Petty, Elvis, PJ, REM... - old guys rule!).
2. Slogan: The New U2 - Less Talk, More Rock
3. More mix in setlists, maybe in encores - do poll on u2.com for input from fans.
4. Many more contests and give-aways on u2.com during tour.
5. Offer a CD off soundboard and/or DVD of each concert ala PJ bootlegs on their fan site.
6. Do something about GA so more people can experience it without all the line drama. Someone on here suggested that the ticket be printed with an album name and number. Fans would get there before the concert to get in groups by album and lined up by their ticket number. The albums would be randomly selected to see which group is 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc to be let in. This would prevent the need to camp out and should also discourage scalping since you would not know ahead of time if you would be up front. [OR some system along these lines]
7. Bring back the Dalton Brothers for a few shows!

Shawn Bonneau 12-21-2006 05:04 PM

And only play Streets, One, BD and everything once in a while. Bring em out for special occations

SMB

U2Man 12-21-2006 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Chizip


you stole my idea

no, it was my own idea.

4U2Play 12-21-2006 05:43 PM

Get rid of:

Mysterious Ways
With Or Without You
Bullet The Blue Sky
Beautiful Day


Add or keep:

Crumbs
Window In The Sky
Love And Peace
An Cat Dubh
Rejoice
San Francisco Symphony
Flying drum kit
Jet packs

thelaj 12-21-2006 07:53 PM

Realistic Ideas

Rotate Bullet/Pride
Play more BAD!
Red screens for Streets...
Less talking
Less Africa
Play some of: Electric Co/Gloria/EBTRTT/LiB/Stay/Please/Mofo/Gone
Make available recordings of the concerts online for a fair fee ($5/£5)

Unrealistic Ideas
Have ticket holders log on to a website to pick songs they want to hear, and formulate the basic setlist from this, with additional rarities based upon what specific market's voted for.

Rotate SBS/Elevation

Play Discotheque/IYWTVD/DYFL/New York/Lemon/God2/Drowning Man

karinlv 12-23-2006 02:03 AM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Shawn Bonneau
[B]For the one long American Leg idea...

06-03 -- Las Vegas, NV -- Thomas & Mark Center
06-04 -- Las Vegas, NV -- Thomas & Mark Center


One minor correction: Thomas & Mack

Sorry, it's the Virgo in me



T&M isn't a bad venue. Since my MGM experience sucked, I'm willing to try anywhere next time.

How cool would it be if they played the Hard Rock? :drool:
Metallica did it New Year's a few years back. :D



Yeah, I know. Back to reality...

Cigar 12-25-2006 07:20 AM

1) Use "Streets" as the show closer with ballons and confettie falling.

2) Bono/Edge doing a pre-set song before the opening act..(One nigth Bono,the following night Edge) Just like what Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam does.

3)We need a break from "ONE"....I repeat,WE-NEED-A-BREAK- FROM- "ONE"

4)Give us "Ultra violet"

5)Sooner or later,the band like will accept the concept of the In-the-round stage for the arena shows

U2FanPeter 12-25-2006 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Zootlesque
I would like to see them strap on jet packs to their backs and fly out of the stadium.
Michael Jackson actually did this to end shows on his Dangerous tour.

Peterrrrr 12-25-2006 08:44 AM

I would like to see a new stadium tour, but with a more miscellaneous setlist. FOr once they dare to skip songs like Pride, Sbs, BTBS, One and WOWY. Listen to the fans a bit more(via polls on their site for an example) what they want to hear. They have done a lot of tours now and its time to break the traditions of the same song on every tour.

Here's an example:

1. New song from the forthocoming album
2. New song from the forthocoming album
3. New Song from the forthocoming album
4. New Song from the forthocoming album
5. Bad
6. Stories for Boys
7. The Unforgettable Fire
8.One Tree Hill
9. New song from the forthocoming album(ballad)
10.Heartland
11.Please
12.Lemon(totaly reworked, not whole song sing in falsetto)
13.Mofo
14.New song from the forthocoming album(calm song)

Encore

15.Acrobat
16. Wire
17. Electrical Storm
18. New Song from the forthocoming album

Encore

19.WTSHNN
20. Night and Day
21.A Sort of Homecoming
22. Love Is Blindness
23. Vertigo

Muad'zin 12-27-2006 10:34 PM

  • Do what iron Maiden does and play retro tours. These guys played a first four albums only tour last year. I'd love to see U2 do tours playing only songs from Boy to War, or Lovetown mk. 2. Finally a chance to re-experience all the old classics they never play again.
  • For normal tours, MIX THINGS UP! Nothing is more boring then forking out a lot of cash, thanks to scalpers, and getting the same boring predictable setlist every bloody night. Cause I'm not going to do it anymore. It's just not worth the money IMHO. Maybe if tickets were still €50, but not at €100 and rising. I want to be surprised. Create multiple setlists. Have Edge kick Bono into rehearsal so he finally starts to rehearse some new songs. Threaten to nuke Africa if he doesn't.
  • Fight scalping. And I'm not talking about the dudes outside of the venues.
    I'm talking E-bay and the agencies. Its getting worse all the time. And as it gets harder to get tickets and scalping drives up prices, why should I get tickets? Especially if all shows are the same from start to finish.
  • Have somebody shut up Bono when he starts to talk about Africa. It's gotten completely out of control on this tour. 2 to 3 friggin' minutes are way to much. Force him to be concise. If your speech lasts so long that by the end you want to nuke Africa instead of helping it, its definately not working. And if he goes on, let Edge do a guitar solo!
  • No more stadiums. Stadiums suck! Especially if you have to sit in the back thanks to the scalpers buying up all the good tickets. If I have to sit way up in the back, I'd rather it be in an Arena where the band still can be seen, instead of me having to use the hubble telescop
  • Either give the tapers free reign to tape their shows to get good quality boots. Or start selling them through U2.com. And use the proceeds for charity or something so Bono can be happy.
  • And finally, never EVER use that security company again that was used on the Munich gig. Friggin' asshole bastards! :mad:

U2Man 12-28-2006 12:18 AM

i'm just happy if they ever tour again.


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