DAD ROCK

The promo for ‘Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own’ is shot where the star's dad once performed...

U2 have shot the video for their forthcoming single ‘SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN’ at a theatre where BONO’s late father once performed in DUBLIN.

The band filmed the track at the Gaiety Theatre with the help of director Phil Joanou, who also shot the ‘Rattle And Hum’ movie and the video for ‘If God Will Send His Angels’, according to the band’s website.

The song is dedicated to Bono’s late father Bob Hewson, who died after battling cancer over three years ago.

Hewson once performed at the theatre as a member of the Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society.

“It’s a portrait of him. He was a great singer, a tenor, a working class Dublin guy who listened to the opera and conducted the stereo with my mother’s knitting needles,” Bono said.

“He just loved opera, so in the song, I hit one of those big tenor notes that he would have loved so much. I think he would have loved it, I hope so.”

‘Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own’ is released on February 7.