Bono dedicates songs to Jill Biden, Navalny’s widow at final U2 Las Vegas residency performance

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Bono gave a musical shoutout to Jill Biden, dedicating a song to her and other “great women” during U2’s last night of its Las Vegas residency.

The rock band wrapped up their final set of concerts over the weekend at the Sphere venue in Nevada. Its residency began in September.

While introducing their 1988 song “All I Want is You,” frontman Bono said he wanted to dedicate the tune to “all the great women in our lives.”

“Our partners, our mothers, our daughters, all the women on the U2 crew, all the great women in our audience that we feel we know, and all the great women in parts of the world going through very difficult circumstances that we could never know,” the 63-year-old Irish-born performer said in a video posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“And one woman in particular who is with us tonight, she’s a teacher,” Bono said.

“She’s your first lady — so this is for Jill Biden,” he said to applause.

Biden, an English professor at Northern Virginia Community College, was in Las Vegas on Saturday for a campaign event aimed at women voters.

The first lady wasn’t the only political figure U2 paid tribute to during the Saturday night performance.

Bono led the audience in singing along to the chorus of “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” to record a version of the Crowded House hit dedicated to Yulia Navalnaya, the widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

The singer encouraged the audience members to record the rendition of the song and “send it to whoever loves freedom that you know.”

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