Originally posted by bonoschild:Now to start or find a thread for next tour predictions/speculation..I got the innocence/experience themes and thought it was cool, but I'm hoping they kind of go back to basics a la Elevation..the band and four screens playing in a venue.. that's it
Originally posted by Monopoly:[..]
I think their catalog has just gotten too large. It’s always the same big hits now + 6 new songs and a “die-hard rarity” when they tour.
Beautiful day, streets, wowy, pride, haven’t found, city lights, elevation, vertigo, mysterious ways, Sunday, I will follow, real thing, one. They’ll always be there.
Originally posted by God_Part_III:[..]
They didn’t play any Joshua Tree songs in 2018.
City of Blinding Lights wasn’t played in 2017 or 2019. Mysterious Ways wasn’t played in 2018, and before that, it missed a lot of shows in 2005. Pride wasn’t played at a lot of shows in 2010 and 2011. Elevation wasn’t played at a large number of shows in 2009 and 2010. I Will Follow missed out on 2009 entirely and was kept Even Better Than The Real Thing wasn’t played in 2009 at all and stayed as a rotational song in 2010-2011, it also wasn’t played at a lot of shows in 2017. Even Vertigo was on a brief hiatus in 2017. One missed some shows in 2015. Sunday Bloody Sunday was eventually taken out of the set in the 2018.
The only song on your list that ‘has always been there’ seems to be Beautiful Day. I don’t even think it is possible to find a setlist which features all the song you mention on the same night - closest thing would probably be the 2019 gigs but to be fair they were also tailored specifically for fans who had not had the opportunity to see the band in almost a decade and/or ever before… (that said, you forgot New Year’s Day!) Say what you will but at least the band seems to be aware of the problem, and in my opinion they are actually doing a pretty good job of balancing between the expectations of casual fans (which should be their primary concern, since they take up most of the concert audience!) and die-hards, especially for a band with their back catalogue…