INGLEWOOD, Calif. - The show went on. As reported earlier Dennis Sheehan long time tour manager passed away May 26th. Paster Rick Warren was invited in to counsel the band. Dennis was very kind Christian man. Paster Rick shared some scripture, words of comfort, and pray with them right before they walked on stage tonight.
After sharing the #ChooseJoy story from my son's death, I asked "So how do you go out and do a concert when your heart is hurting?" Bono said "We choose joy!" Right. Pray for Pam who lost the love of her life.
The show went on as scheduled. We reported earlier that the band has selected "40" as the closing song for the evening and confirmed with the set-list that "40" would be the closing song. We elected not to publish the set-list to allow fans to experience the show. Some in the social media expressed their disappointment in our choice. However we did the right thing for the greater good.
The audience started singing the lengthy refrain of "how long to sing this song?" long after the band left the stage.
This was an emotional evening for everyone and the band stepped up and performed one of their best shows. The spirit was in the house, and The Lord provided the comfort the band and crew needed to carry them on.
Set List LA2 May 27, 2015
- The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
- Out Of Control
- Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (snippet) / Vertigo
- I Will Follow
- Iris (Hold Me Close)
- Cedarwood Road
- Song For Someone
- Sunday Bloody Sunday
- Raised By Wolves / Psalm 23 (snippet)
- Until The End Of The World
- Even Better Than The Real Thing
- Mysterious Ways / My Sweet Lord (snippet) / Young Americans (snippet)
- Desire / Not Fade Away (snippet)
- Angel Of Harlem
- Every Breaking Wave
- Bullet The Blue Sky / 19 (snippet)
- The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)
- Beautiful Day / I Remember You (snippet)
- Bad / Moment of Surrender (snippet)
- With Or Without You
- City Of Blinding Lights / Transmission (snippet)
- Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)