Bono says he's 'very, very proud' of 'Turn Off The Dark'
A song from U2‘s Spider-Man musical ‘Turn Off The Dark’ has premiered on US television.
Broadway actor Reeve Carney, who plays the lead role, performed ‘Boy Falls From The Sky’ on Good Morning America over the weekend. Watch footage of the live performance below.
Introducing the track, U2 frontman Bono, who co-wrote the musical with guitarist The Edge, said: “This is like the old man giving the keys to the new convertible to the young kid, and knowing that he would drive it a lot faster than I would but hoping he gets home safe. It’s quite a moment.”
“We’re very, very proud of what we’ve got here,” the singer later told the Examiner.com.
Guitarist The Edge heaped praise on Carney‘s performance. “One of the great things about this casting is that we’ve got Reeve, who’s this amazing singer but we’ve also brought in his band,” he explained, “So we’ve got the sound of a real authentic rock and roll band performing at the show, which for us being a band, is great.”
The pair have written all the words and music for the show.
Tickets for ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ are currently on sale. Performances of the show kick off on November 14 before it officially opens on December 21 at Broadway‘s Foxwoods Theatre.