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Opening of a concert

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Alot of bands try to start their performance with an original intro or with something special, something that fans appreciate.

Pink Floyd started with Shine on You crazy Diamond on P.U.L.S.E.

Red Hot Chili Peppers started it out with a rocking intro that got everybody in the right mood from the rist note.

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The Rolling Stones used to start with "Under My Thumb"... "Ladies and Gentlemen... the greatest rock´n roll band in the world... The Rolling Stones!!!" and then the intro...

Then they used "Start Me Up". I haven´t seen them in ten years so I don´t know how they open now...

Lou Reed always played "Sweet Jane"... the famous intro.

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Willie usually starts things off with Whiskey River:

http://forum.songfacts.com/showtopic.php?tid/144455/

Sometimes he closes with it too.

Man, it's been way to long since I've seen him live... :(

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It was actually I can't explain, usually, and Substitute was second most...overall, I just remember it being My generation for their Farewell tour '82, my memory ain't what it used to be.

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U2 usually opens their shows with "Where The Streets Have No Name".

Rush's opening number changed from tour to tour, but they've typically used "Three Blind Mice" followed by the Three Stooges theme as their intro music as they took the stage.

Yes used an excerpt from Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite" for the same purpose.

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U2 usually opens their shows with "Where The Streets Have No Name".

not exactly true. I think 'Streets' was only the opener during The Joshua Tree-tour and maybe the Lovetown Tour.

for ZooTV/Zooropa/Zoomerang (1992-1993) the opener was Zoo Station

for the Popmart-tour (1997-1998) Mofo was the opener

for the Elevation-tour (2001) Elevation was the first song

for The Vertigo Tour (2005-2006) U2 had different openers (City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, Love and peace or else)

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