Desire by Acrobat in Toronto First night in Toronto see's local band Acrobat take the stage.
For the first night in Toronto on the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour, the fever did get higher as Bono invited up local tribute band, Acrobat, up onto the 'e' stage to play Desire. Adam and Larry stepped down to watch the band play with Bono and Edge. Bono as an audience member, backup singer and harmonica player, The Edge on guitar.
@Toonamette : We finally got Acrobat on the #U2ieTour - not quite what I expected though. Way to go.
An incredible night for Mark (U2Brothr), shared by fans worldwide and his own family (actually at the show!) who tweeted later : “This band believes in their fans. God as truly blessed me and our band this eve. My parent's first U2 show”. @u2community : “Right. That’s now official. Anything can happen on this #U2ieTour. In fact anything probably will happen”.
Tonight saw the return of Jessica, a belly dancer that joined the band for Mysterious Ways and for the Meerkat stream. Jessica had appeared here onstage 10 years ago with the band, same venue, different tour.
The set had 25 songs tonight, matching Phoenix for the longest shows of the tour.
Bono remembered the bands first time in Toronto, the night after John Lennon was murdered in his introduction to 'Iris' - 'John Lennon's still singing in my year, you know'.