'We've cancelled Thursday night...'

16 Feb 2024

'We've cancelled Thursday night…'

'We've cancelled Thursday night. Tonight could be any night we want it to be', announced Bono early in this thirty fourth night at the Sphere. 'I'm going to take New Year's Eve, personally'.

'All I Want Is You', 'Desire', and 'When Love Comes To Town' from 'Rattle and Hum' were in the show, along with countless sonic tributes to fellow artists including David Bowie's 'Let's Dance', George Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord', 'Sympathy for the Devil' and 'Paint It Black' by the Rolling Stones, 'America' by Simon & Garfunkel, 'Red Rain' by Peter Gabriel, and 'Live Forever' by Oasis.

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What Bono Said

After When Love Comes To Town: 'Elvis of course was the king of rock 'n' roll. And there would be no Beatles without Elvis…. there'd be no U2, Crowded House, or Oasis without the Beatles.'

Introducing Don't Dream It's Over: 'Freedom: It's in the room this evening….There are corners of the world where freedom is not just unwelcome, it carries with it the death sentence. A lot of complex situations out there in the world. To keep it simple — it's never simple -  but you can ask yourself one question: Who's for freedom… Who's for religious freedom, sexual freedom, as well as political freedom? That's the question you can ask'.

During With Or Without You: 'God bless you. God help us all…It's dangerous out there. Let's take care of the world around us. Let's take care of the people around us. Let's take care of each other.'

Shout Outs

To Priscilla Presley, during the intro to 'When Love Comes to Town': 'I'd like to talk about the king and queen in rock 'n' roll, because Priscilla Presley is in the house. There she is … we love you!'

To Peter Gabriel, also in the house, during 'Elevation': 'We believe in you, Peter Gabriel, yes we do'.

On the Socials

"From the very start, open up your heart
Be a lasting part of everlasting love..."
Celebrating everlasting love for the band and my band of friends who share the same love @u2 

Happy belated Vday to y'all…We love #u2uvsphere, final shows counting down' —@aoibhneas.athas on Instagram

'Currently breathing the same air as Priscilla Presley at the U2 concert tonight #elvispresley' — @TheWyMac on X

'Melts my face off!' [during Edge's solo on 'Love Is Blindness]' —@marilynemrick on @SuperBonoVox's Instagram live feed

'I'm not ready for #U2UVSphere to end' —@deank88 on X

Zootopia/U2 Faniverse

'Sounds like they are all feeling sassy tonight'.—mich40

'It's like what Bono said about there being a right time for songs. They really suit this song and vice versa now' — Crooky  [about 'Don't Dream It's Over']

'It's an order: Love thy neighbor' —hexis


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