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> Autumn 2017, Small Markets & Vegas
DougS
Posted: August 04, 2017 05:53 am
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OK, the next leg of EJ's tour will begin in the autumn (September) and is mostly small markets in Australia, Canada, and the USA plus a couple of shows in Georgia and the inevitable Las Vegas shows as well.

Anyone here going to any of these?

Latitude, you and I are at those back-to-back ones in Portland and Bangor in November - something to look forward to. We'll have to do reviews of the shows.

I'd imagine that EJ will keep the two WONDERFUL CRAZY NIGHT songs in the set list. I sure hope that he doesn't drop "Have Mercy On The Criminal" for "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" which he did in a few concerts in the summer tour.

My realistic "hope for" album track song would be "Hercules" which I still haven't seen in the 30+ concerts that I have attended in 4 countries since 1979! I'd also love to hear a full "Song For Guy" but that doesn't seem likely at this point. "Levon" is the one song that I am most looking forward to because EJ and the band have extended that one - scorching!

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Posted: August 06, 2017 05:30 pm
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I'm going to the Moline show on Nov. 10 and I'm not expecting much change with the setlist. But at this point in his career, I'm just trying to enjoy the show even with the same songs/hits as it won't go on forever.

Last year, he mentioned in an interview that he and David were going to have a discussion this year about his future touring plans so we'll see if anything gets announced on that at some point. Although his schedule seems pretty set through February so maybe we'll hear of something early next year about an extended farewell tour and hopefully some special shows without hits. Although, I still think he will continue performing at certain places even if he retires from long worldwide tours.

In the meantime, I just follow the touring schedule closely to look for opportunities to travel to see him and thankfully the Moline show is only a 5.5 hour drive from my house which is a reasonable drive for a quick overnight trip.

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DougS
Posted: August 07, 2017 09:00 am
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kevinmpls:

Same approach for me regarding seeing Elton.

I must say that I am looking forward to what has been occasionally called "The Final Curtain" tour in the possible near future. I really hope to see a slightly expanded band (similar to ONE NIGHT ONLY) which allows for a richer sound and other songs to be done effectively as were "Little Jeannie" and "Club at the End of the Street." I'd also expect a much altered set list. I know EJ won't avoid playing the hits but it would be nice to see hits which haven't been played in a long time ("Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds") or recently ("Believe" and "The One" and "Nikita"). Songs like "Tonight" and "Indian Sunset" and (especially) "Curtains" would be cool as album tracks for these "final curtain" shows.

Meanwhile, I am looking forward to enjoying the Bangor show in November.

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Quagmire
Posted: August 14, 2017 06:13 am
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Im going to see four of the Australia concerts this September/October.

I know someone close to the tour and they have advised me that he has a set 22 songs he is playing and rehearsing the following for the set list which he will pick four to play. Im pumped!

23. I Donít want to go on with you look That
24. Are you ready for Love
25. Tonight/One Horse Town
26. Teenage Idol
27. The Wasteland
28. Meal Ticket
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DougS
Posted: August 14, 2017 01:02 pm
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Quagmire:

It would be great to see any or all of those songs.

In 1986 I saw "Tonight" and "One Horse Town" and they were absolute highlights of the concert.

I love "Meal Ticket" but they need to really cut loose and extend that one. It just seemed a bit too "mechanical" and "rote" when I saw it live in 2001.

"Teenage Idol" is a good song but received minimal audience response when EJ did it in 1998 on THE BIG PICTURE tour.

Thanks for this set list rehearsal update.

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Posted: August 15, 2017 07:33 pm
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QUOTE (DougS @ August 14, 2017 01:02 pm)
"Teenage Idol" is a good song but received minimal audience response when EJ did it in 1998 on THE BIG PICTURE tour.

'Teenage Idol' is a great song but has been in the setlist quite recently - within the last couple of years. The only song that really excites me on that list is 'One Horse Town' which hasn't been done since 1986/87(?). I'd still pay to hear 'Meal Ticket' and 'The Wasteland' though, even if the rest of the setlist is stale.


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