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 Bill Clinton.
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 review.
"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 songwriting.
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.
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