U2 pay tribute to John Lennon

The band perform a Beatles classic

U2 paid tribute to John Lennon by covering his Beatles classic ‘Norwegian Wood’ last night (December 7).

The band marked today’s (December 8) 25th anniversary of his killing by performing one of his most loved songs at the Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

The group also played Lennon solo track ‘Instant Karma!’ in the encore, though this has been a regular in their set since they performed it with Patti Smith at New York’s Madison Square Garden on November 21.

Bono also sang a snippet of The Beatles‘Help!’, also written by Lennon, during set closer ‘One’.

The set was:

‘City Of Blinding Lights’

‘Vertigo’

‘Elevation’

‘Gloria’

‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’

‘Beautiful Day’

‘Original Of The Species’

‘Norwegian Wood’

‘Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own’

‘Love And Peace Or Else’

‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’

‘Bullet The Blue Sky’

‘Miss Sarajevo’

‘Pride (In The Name Of Love)’

‘Where The Streets Have No Name’

‘One’

Encore:

‘Until The End Of The World’

‘Mysterious Ways’

‘With Or Without You’

‘Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of’

‘Instant Karma!’

‘Yahweh’

‘40’

U2’s tour continues tomorrow (December 9) at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo.