Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Dennis Sheehan's sudden death. U2's tour manager died 2 weeks after the launch of U2's Innocence + Experience tour in Los Angeles. All four band members of U2 took a private helicopter to Dungarvan, Ireland, and made a surprise visit to Sheehan's family, and later took photographs with some of the townspeople. Above is a photo from U2's Twitter account. Below are photos of U2 at Downey's Bar with fans.
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Interscope/Island have announced that they will release on Blu-ray U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live In Paris. The release will be available for purchase on Friday, June 10.
The concert film captures the Irish band's groundbreaking tour as it returned to the French capital for two very special shows in December last year--one of which was The New York Times' Jon Pareles' #1 concert of 2015--despite the fact that he was not in attendance, marking quite possibly the first time a TV broadcast topped the Times' live shows of the year list.
In addition to uplifting guest spots from Eagles of Death Metal and Patti Smith, U2 - iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE - Live In Paris puts viewers inside the AccorHotels Arena with Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr.: the deluxe versions of the release also include a behind-the-scenes interview with live broadcast director Hamish Hamilton; exclusive tour visuals narrated by the band's lifelong friend Gavin Friday; music videos; additional live tracks filmed during the tour; and much more.
Guitarist plays three U2 tracks, Leonard Cohen cover at "most beautiful parish hall in the world"
by Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone
U2's The Edge became the first artist to ever stage a contemporary music concert inside Vatican City's historic Sistine Chapel Friday when the guitarist played a short acoustic set as part of a conference on regenerative medicines. The Edge, who called the unique venue "the most beautiful parish hall in the world," performed U2's "Walk On," "Yahweh" and "Ordinary Love" as well as a cover of Leonard Cohen's "If It Be Your Will" backed by an Irish choir.
The Edge, whose father died of cancer and whose daughter fought leukemia, has been on the board of the Angiogenesis Foundation since 2007 (angiogenesis is the body's ability to grow new blood vessels). The Sistine Chapel performance was part of the Cellular Horizons conference, where over 200 doctors, scientists, researchers and philanthropists gathered to discuss ways to combat diseases like cancer.