Not so Soon – reports on today’s rehearsals

Two days to go and the boys are still ‘experimenting’ with their setlist during rehearsals in Italy. It looks like the ‘Soon’ part of the intro to the show has been dropped in favour of a new, less ambient track. Fortunately, they’ve hung on to Bowie’s Space Oddity.

On Wednesday after a short rehearsal in the early evening during which they played In A Little While, Miss Sarajevo, Until The End Of The World, Magnificent and Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, from 9pm the band played what looks like a full set. The big shocker is that some of the NLOTH songs have been dropped in favour of the new song(s) as well as some oldies. No Breathe, no No Line on the Horizon, and no Unknown Caller. I do hope they’ll bring some of them back and start rotating older and newer material.

Here’s what they played, courtesy of U2place.com. For stats about this setlist and some speculation on the new intro, go to U2gigs.com.
Space Oddity + new intro
Beautiful Day
Magnificent
Get On Your Boots
Mysterious Ways
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
“Flowering rose of Glastonbury”
Elevation
In A Little While
Miss Sarajevo
Until The End Of The World
The Unforgettable Fire
City Of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
Crazy Tonight (+ Discothèque snippet)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
MLK
Walk On (+ You’ll Never Walk Alone snippet)
Encore 1
One (Amazing Grace snippet)
Where The Streets Have No Name
Encore 2
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
With Or Without You
Moment of Surrender

One thought on “Not so Soon – reports on today’s rehearsals

  1. U2 aren’t taking any real risks with the setlist yet. Still relying too much on the lighting and video which keeps the setlist from being more dynamic. There is a band in Chile that has been coverings many of the U2 songs live that U2 has never or rarely ever performed live. They are called Lemon and they can be found on youtube. It’s unfortunate that a cover band has to play those gems when U2 won’t. And they play them well. When I Look At the World, Promenade, Heartland, Love Comes Tumbling, Acrobat, So Cruel..

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