as has been posted previously on several fan sites, yes, in an article in rolling stone, the edge did mention "luminous times
" as a possible candidate for the set list on the upcoming tour.What will the set lists be like?
Edge: We're talking about resurrecting songs we haven't played in a long time. I have a list of every U2 song - some I can't remember anymore - even some of the B sides that we've never played live. We were thinking how much fun it would be to play something like [Joshua Tree outtake] "Luminous Times." Certain songs from the last couple of tours, we may not play again. We want to find songs that feel fresh and valid.
i don't think most rational people would read that and assume that u2 will play that particular song, but certainly we can assume that this means, genuinely, any song from u2's catalog could be in the set list mix at this stage. considering that the band played songs such as the ocean
(not very well. bono.) and an cat dubh
on the last tour, this revelation about unlimited possibilities is not surprising, but is reassuring.
here is the scan of the article:
(click image to enlarge)How much will the show change night to night?
Edge: Our shows start to kind of connect in a very emotional and organic way, and those connections between songs, the segues, start to become like mini-movements or acts within a play. So one or two songs will be different per night, but not like eight songs per night.
so ... do we think that this one or two different songs per night will just be a rotation of three or four songs or so? or will they have more than that in the mix? we'll see.
not that i, like, *care*
or anything ...