Would U2 ever do a greatest hits farewell tour?

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Zoo adam

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Would U2 ever do a greatest hits farewell tour?
« on: March 21, 2024, 02:40:41 PM »
Suspect U2 will carry on until one of them passes away.

What would Edge do, form a new band. Become a session musician?

What would Bono do, make a solo album?

TJT tour was really a greatest hits tour, as it included other classics. The Sphere was a 20 date greatest hits residency.

The only justification for a greatest hits tour in the next 10 years would be a farewell tour.

Suspect as they get older they will always find new things to keep them going. Recently it has been SOS & The Sphere. They might even release a new album this decade.

They may want to do an Elton & have a greatest hits farewell tour. Climaxing at Glasto. Elton is in his 70's so maybe next decade for U2.
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Re: Would U2 ever do a greatest hits farewell tour?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2024, 04:05:56 PM »
Why not, they've already done a couple of hits tours and it makes sense to build a farewell show around their wonderful legacy than to tour a new album when the material isn't up to snuff or doesn't lend itself to be being performed on the live stage.  Ideally, if they did a farewell tour I think they should do a mix of stadiums and arenas in each territory they tour in to give the punters a choice, but I know they won't.

This would be a fitting farewell show for me, taking elements from past legendary shows.

1. Tomorrow
2. The Electric Co.
3. Vertigo
4. Gone
5. Kite
6. One
7. Until the End of the World
8. New Year's Day
9. Pride
10. I Still haven't Found...
****Intermission****
11. The Fly
12. Acrobat
13. The Unforgettable Fire
14. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight#
15. Desire#
16. A Sort of Homecoming#
17. Bullet the Blue Sky
18. Please
19. Where the Streets Have No Name
20. Bad
****Encore****
21. Discotheque
22. Lemon
23. With or Without You
24. Love Is Blindness
25. "40"

# B-stage


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Re: Would U2 ever do a greatest hits farewell tour?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2024, 04:27:58 PM »
If it's a greatest hits farewell tour, it could just be there biggest singles. Maybe in chronicological order. Starting at NYD.

Can draw up a good 25 song list. Most of the singles were also album tracks.

Suspect Jacko's 'This is it' tour would have been 100% singles. Ditto Elton's farewell tour.

The other option would be to have an internet poll & let fans draw up the set list.
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Re: Would U2 ever do a greatest hits farewell tour?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2024, 04:33:41 PM »
If it's a greatest hits farewell tour, it could just be there biggest singles. Maybe in chronicological order. Starting at NYD.



That would make for a boring show and be unnecessarily restrictive. Every U2 concert should have some deep cuts/rarities.

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Re: Would U2 ever do a greatest hits farewell tour?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2024, 04:39:40 PM »
If it's a greatest hits farewell tour, it could just be there biggest singles. Maybe in chronicological order. Starting at NYD.



That would make for a boring show and be unnecessarily restrictive. Every U2 concert should have some deep cuts/rarities.

There is enough variety in the singles over the years.

All there tours have deep cuts. If they called it a 'Greatest hits farewell tour' fans will be wanting Pride & Discoteque.

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Re: Would U2 ever do a greatest hits farewell tour?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2024, 04:49:44 PM »
If it's a greatest hits farewell tour, it could just be there biggest singles. Maybe in chronicological order. Starting at NYD.



That would make for a boring show and be unnecessarily restrictive. Every U2 concert should have some deep cuts/rarities.

There is enough variety in the singles over the years.

All there tours have deep cuts. If they called it a 'Greatest hits farewell tour' fans will be wanting Pride & Discoteque.

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Re: Would U2 ever do a greatest hits farewell tour?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2024, 04:51:58 PM »
If it's a greatest hits farewell tour, it could just be there biggest singles. Maybe in chronicological order. Starting at NYD.



That would make for a boring show and be unnecessarily restrictive. Every U2 concert should have some deep cuts/rarities.

There is enough variety in the singles over the years.

All there tours have deep cuts. If they called it a 'Greatest hits farewell tour' fans will be wanting Pride & Discoteque.

Well, they'd expect Pride.

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Re: Would U2 ever do a greatest hits farewell tour?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2024, 04:56:58 PM »
If it's a greatest hits farewell tour, it could just be there biggest singles. Maybe in chronicological order. Starting at NYD.



That would make for a boring show and be unnecessarily restrictive. Every U2 concert should have some deep cuts/rarities.

There is enough variety in the singles over the years.

All there tours have deep cuts. If they called it a 'Greatest hits farewell tour' fans will be wanting Pride & Discoteque.

Not Lovebuckets

Larry would be at the front singing 'In the naaaame of love'.

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Re: Would U2 ever do a greatest hits farewell tour?
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2024, 05:07:50 PM »
Why not, they've already done a couple of hits tours and it makes sense to build a farewell show around their wonderful legacy than to tour a new album when the material isn't up to snuff or doesn't lend itself to be being performed on the live stage.  Ideally, if they did a farewell tour I think they should do a mix of stadiums and arenas in each territory they tour in to give the punters a choice, but I know they won't.

This would be a fitting farewell show for me, taking elements from past legendary shows.

1. Tomorrow
2. The Electric Co.
3. Vertigo
4. Gone
5. Kite
6. One
7. Until the End of the World
8. New Year's Day
9. Pride
10. I Still haven't Found...
****Intermission****
11. The Fly
12. Acrobat
13. The Unforgettable Fire
14. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight#
15. Desire#
16. A Sort of Homecoming#
17. Bullet the Blue Sky
18. Please
19. Where the Streets Have No Name
20. Bad
****Encore****
21. Discotheque
22. Lemon
23. With or Without You
24. Love Is Blindness
25. "40"

# B-stage

Excellent setlist, and I love the idea of two tours at the same time, a stadium tour to absorb the big crowd, and a smaller show where they could play fan favorites, and do them both in the same city maybe a day apart.

Of course, as you say, they won't do that........

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Re: Would U2 ever do a greatest hits farewell tour?
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2024, 05:11:43 PM »
Why not, they've already done a couple of hits tours and it makes sense to build a farewell show around their wonderful legacy than to tour a new album when the material isn't up to snuff or doesn't lend itself to be being performed on the live stage.  Ideally, if they did a farewell tour I think they should do a mix of stadiums and arenas in each territory they tour in to give the punters a choice, but I know they won't.

This would be a fitting farewell show for me, taking elements from past legendary shows.

1. Tomorrow
2. The Electric Co.
3. Vertigo
4. Gone
5. Kite
6. One
7. Until the End of the World
8. New Year's Day
9. Pride
10. I Still haven't Found...
****Intermission****
11. The Fly
12. Acrobat
13. The Unforgettable Fire
14. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight#
15. Desire#
16. A Sort of Homecoming#
17. Bullet the Blue Sky
18. Please
19. Where the Streets Have No Name
20. Bad
****Encore****
21. Discotheque
22. Lemon
23. With or Without You
24. Love Is Blindness
25. "40"

# B-stage

Excellent setlist, and I love the idea of two tours at the same time, a stadium tour to absorb the big crowd, and a smaller show where they could play fan favorites, and do them both in the same city maybe a day apart.

Of course, as you say, they won't do that........

The Stones did that on their Licks tour and played theatre shows in a selection of cities too.

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Re: Would U2 ever do a greatest hits farewell tour?
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2024, 05:19:15 PM »
U2 couldn't even pull off Dirty Day on the E+I Tour.  People want to see them try Discotheque? 

Might be more fun watching the Pope boink a nun.

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Re: Would U2 ever do a greatest hits farewell tour?
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2024, 05:52:26 PM »
U2 Eras tour when?

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Re: Would U2 ever do a greatest hits farewell tour?
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2024, 06:16:39 PM »
U2 couldn't even pull off Dirty Day on the E+I Tour.  People want to see them try Discotheque? 

Might be more fun watching the Pope boink a nun.


Easy on down there fella. No need to disrespect the Pope. You’re already on thin ice here…
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Re: Would U2 ever do a greatest hits farewell tour?
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2024, 06:52:11 PM »
U2 couldn't even pull off Dirty Day on the E+I Tour.  People want to see them try Discotheque? 

Might be more fun watching the Pope boink a nun.


Easy on down there fella. No need to disrespect the Pope. You’re already on thin ice here…

says the guy whole stole my trophy.

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Re: Would U2 ever do a greatest hits farewell tour?
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2024, 07:14:50 PM »
U2 couldn't even pull off Dirty Day on the E+I Tour.  People want to see them try Discotheque? 

Might be more fun watching the Pope boink a nun.


Easy on down there fella. No need to disrespect the Pope. You’re already on thin ice here…

says the guy whole stole my trophy.

At leaset he didnt steal your buttplug  :D