August 31st, 2005


Opening Act Question

Hey guys,
I recently snagged tix to U2's show in Philly on October 17th.
I was wondering if anyone knew who was opening for them as their acts keep changing throughout the tour...I haven't been able to find this info as of yet...

Lemme know if you can!

This may come as a shock...

...But many people will enjoy watching Dashboard Confessional open for U2. Just as some people will find Keane irritating. Some people loved PJ Harvey as the opener on Elevation, and some, like myself, couldn't stand her.

You're never going to make everybody happy with your choice of opening acts. Particularly when it comes to U2 because they have this knack of drawing fans from a full spectrum of musical genres.

Generally I think U2 go with bands that they enjoy where possible.

You also have to keep in mind that supporting acts do have tours of their own and aren't always available. For example, I'd love to see The Arcade Fire opening the Toronto shows, but they're going to be in California at the time, so that ain't really possible.

So let's keep some perspective. Trying to make everybody happy usually ends up making everone miserable.