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U2 Cover Michael Jackson's 'Man In The Mirror' In Barcelona

By NME Blog

Posted on 01 Jul 09


Never one to miss an opportunity to make headlines, Bono used the opening night of U2's world tour last night to pay musical tribute to Michael Jackson.

No, he didn't moonwalk, or dangle a baby from a high window, or hunker down in a hyperbaric chamber. Neither did he make some overblown, Bono-style gesture, or make a moist-eyed speech.

Actually, it was all rather subtle and underplayed, with the band simply segueing wordlessly from their own 'Angel Of Harlem' to Jackson's 'Man In The Mirror', and then to 'Don't Stop Til You Get Enough'.

It kicks in from 1.53. Thanks to Annaixavi for the fan footage.

Despite the lack of a speech, Bono had earlier dedicated 'Angel Of Harlem'- which was originally inspired by Billie Holliday - to Jackson. You can watch the whole song, filmed from way up in the gods, thanks to Nachon's footage:


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