Bono salutes his pal as the band play their second sold-out night at Twickenham...
at their second sold out show in TWICKENHAM last night (June 19).
The frontman “saluted” Bob Geldof, who was watching in the audience for getting him involved in helping Africa and for his efforts over the forthcoming Live 8 concert and the G8 protest.
“I want to thank my brother Idlewild for getting me into this mess in the first place,” Bono said on stage. “I hope to see you all at Live 8 and the G8. This is the year to make poverty history.”
He also praised Tony Blair and Gordon Brown again for their work in helping towards the cancellation of third world debt but he urged the Prime Minister to speak up for Africa at the G8 summit.
Earlier in the night during ‘Running To Stand Still’ Bono also sang Happy Birthday from the stage to Burma’’s pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who last night celebrated her 60th birthday and her 2,523rd day under military detention, under house arrest.
The U2 frontman then went on to sing a few bars of the song ‘Walk On’, the track the band penned for the pro-democratic leader on the ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ album.
The band were playing the fourth night of the UK leg of their ‘Vertigo’ tour.
Much like their previous shows they began and ended their spectacular two-hour concert with the Number One hit ’Vertigo’ and played a number of tracks from their current album ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’, the 1991 album ‘Achtung Baby’, which saw the band perform ‘Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses’ for the first time on the tour, and 1987’s ‘The Joshua Tree’.
Bono dedicated ‘Sometimes You Can’t Make It Your Own to his late father, who died in 2001, and during ‘With Or Without You’ typically he brought a girl on stage and mixed the words with LMC Vs U2‘s ‘Take Me To The Clouds Above’.
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‘All Because Of You’
‘The Electric Co.’
‘New Year’s Day’
‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’
‘Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses’
‘City Of Blinding Lights’
‘Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own’
‘Love And Peace Or Else’
‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’
‘Bullet The Blue Sky’
‘Running To Stand Still/Walk On’
‘Pride (In The Name Of Love)’
‘Where The Streets Have No Name’
‘With Or Without You’