U2's The Edge and Bono were among the first artists
announced to perform at "A Decade Of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years
Of The William J. Clinton Foundation," and fittingly so. The gala taking place
at the Hollywood Bowl on October 15 celebrates the philanthropic efforts of President
As members of the nation's top touring act, The Edge and
Bono will undoubtedly dazzle the crowd during their set in the event to be
streamed exclusively on Yahoo!
In anticipation of the show, Yahoo! is revisiting performance
footage from U2's 360 Tour Denver stop in May. It was their first date back on
the road, following a hiatus prompted by Bono's unfortunate back injuries.
The 70,000 fans packed into Colorado's Invesco Field, the
home of the Denver Broncos, were amazed. The "Denver Post" offered a glowing
"U2 frontman Bono comes off better in a stadium than he
does in an arena," the publication's pop music critic Ricardo Baca wrote. "The
exaggerated movements. The two-fisted mike lean-ins. The outrageous struts and
over-the-top plays to the camera. Bono was born for this job. And right now, he's
the only cat making it happen on this level."
Yahoo! received an exclusive clip of the band's
performance of "Even Better Than The Real Thing." The song from U2's 1991 album
"Achtung Baby" felt timeless, a testament to the group's showmanship and
Since The Edge and Bono will be playing independent of
the rest of U2, we hope they will perform "Love Rescue Me," a song the two have played acoustically at previous
shows. Watch a snippet of The Edge and Bono delivering the record in Denver at
the 2:45 mark in the video below.
The video also includes an interview with The Edge
describing U2's live show and the mindset behind both their elaborate special
affects and stripped-down moments.
Their appearance at "A Decade Of Difference: A Concert
Celebrating 10 Years Of The William J. Clinton Foundation" is one you don't
want to miss.
Photo credit: Wire Image/John Shearer
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