Joshua Tree Tour 2019
Legs (1): New Zealand, Australia and Asia
Shows: 14
  1. Going to be the same exact setlist as The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. None of the songs from Innocence were played so I can’t see them playing anything from Experience.
    A couple warhorses, The Joshua Tree album, then Beautiful Day, Elevation, Vertigo, Mysterious Ways, Ultraviolet and One.
    That’s all folks!
  2. Originally posted by AMLBONO:Going to be the same exact setlist as The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. None of the songs from Innocence were played so I can’t see them playing anything from Experience.
    A couple warhorses, The Joshua Tree album, then Beautiful Day, Elevation, Vertigo, Mysterious Ways, Ultraviolet and One.
    That’s all folks!
    I think you are right, unfortunately.
  3. Originally posted by AMLBONO:Going to be the same exact setlist as The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. None of the songs from Innocence were played so I can’t see them playing anything from Experience.
    A couple warhorses, The Joshua Tree album, then Beautiful Day, Elevation, Vertigo, Mysterious Ways, Ultraviolet and One.
    That’s all folks!
    The only one I can see them throw into the Big Mac section is Love Is Bigger.
  4. It will be disappointing if that's all we get from the last 2 albums. One way to reinforce assertions that they've become a nostalgia act is to ignore their recent releases. If the band can't be bothered to play them why should fans or radio stations?

    Conversely, they could open up the ears of the casual fans who came along for the old stuff and who 'discover' some of the newer material.
  5. The Big Mac section? :p

    I agree with the others, little to no change from 2017. The only thing I can see is them swapping Ultraviolet to Love is Bigger.
  6. I think they should open with "Out of Control" on the b-stage. These shows will coincide roughly with the 40th anniversary of U2-3. Also, they haven't play OOC in Australia since 1984, save for one performance during Lovetown (yes, I had to look that up). I think it'd be a good idea. Here's my setlist prediction;

    1. OOC
    2. SBS
    3. NYD
    4. Bad
    5. Pride
    6. WTSHNN
    7. ISHFWILF
    8. WOWY
    9. BTBS
    10. RTSS
    11. RHMT
    12. IGC
    13. TTYW
    14. OTH
    15. Exit
    16. MOTD
    ---encore--
    17. Every Breaking Wave (B+E, Piano version, B-stage)
    18. BD
    19. Elevation
    20. Vertigo
    21. Mysterious Ways (just because AB will have to be represented by more than just "One")
    22. One
    23. LIBTAIIW
    24. IWF, occasional impromptu closer
  7. I really like the idea of opening with Out of Control, but opening with SBS worked really well in 2017. The first part of the show is fine as it is, I enjoyed it a lot.
  8. - opening time -

    1.Sunday Bloody Sunday
    2.New Year's Day
    3.Mysterious Ways
    4.Pride (In The Name Of Love)
    5.Sweetest Thing

    - joshua time -

    6.Where The Streets Have No Name
    7.I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
    8.With Or Without You
    9.Bullet The Blue Sky / Love And Peace Or Else
    10.Running To Stand Still
    11.Red Hill Mining Town
    12.One Tree Hill
    13.Exit
    14.Mothers Of The Disappeared

    - iatter half time -

    15.City Of Blinding Lights
    16.Beautiful Day
    17.Elevation
    18.You're The Best Thing About Me
    19.Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of

    - encore 1 time -

    20.Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
    21.One
    22.Walk On

    - encore 2 time -

    23.Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way

    - last concert bonus encore seoul time -

    24.Window In The Skies / 40



    Please don't think selfishly!


    Asia is the most vulnerable country in the U2.

    in that area

    "Love Is All We Have Left" "Please" "Your Blue Room"
    "God" "Lemon" "Acrobat" "The Troops"

    Do you want to sing?

    The venue of this tour is...

    Is this the fifth day of the show in New York?

    Is it the third day performance in London?

    Is it an encore performance in Paris?

    Damn!

    Me, too.

    Although I am a fan of Korea who prefers Dirty Day to Beautiful Day.

    please

    Let's think about all of us.

    Most of the people on this tour

    "With Or Without You" "One" and, at best, "Beautiful Day"?

    Many audiences don't know much about U2, about their songs.

    It's not a performance for 200-300 maniacs!


    I am not good at English, but I believe you know what I mean.

    I hope you understand.

  9. Glad to be a maniac

    Just kidding: thanks for sharing your thoughts and yeah, setlists are made thinking of the biggest part of the audience which aren't hardcore (or maniacs ) like us... Sadly! I'd love U2 to play a bigger share of less-known songs on a regular basis - that can be done while keeping the visuals and the amazing spectacle they put on... But they just prefer a hit-heavy setlist because they know that 90% of the attendees are there to hear Pride, WOWY, One, Vertigo and the likes
  10. Actually their 2017 setlists seem tailor fit for Asia or first time locations. It was the JT in sequence with greatest hits as bookends.

    Maybe they might swap some hits. I can really picture them adding All I Want Is You because Asians love ballads and it's the 30th anniversary of Lovetown.

    I don't see them doing the experience and innocence songs since this tour isn't part of that narrative and there is nothing more to promote for that album.

    But U2 are always known to avoid repeating themselves so it might be interesting to see what surprises they bring. Is there any major "hit" that U2 hasn't played in a while?

    Perhaps they may play "Walk On" because it was inspired by a Southeast Asian woman, although U2 no longer support the person. But maybe like their stance on America -while they don't support the President, they support their idea of America. Hence, maybe the idea of Walk On can have them dust it off.

    It will really be interesting to see what songs they choose to play.

    Cheers,

    J
  11. , said in a thread about the second iteration of an anniversary tour which means repetition in the first place...
  12. Listening to the Europa EP this morning got me thinking about what versions of Pride and New Year's Day will they play this time around. For e+i these two songs were backed by new remixes, so will we get the 'modern' version or will they revert to the 'original' to keep with the retrospective feel of the tour. I don't know.