- 24 Oct 18
The U2 frontman has called Brexit "a loss of shared dreams" when the band played at the 02 Arena in London on Tuesday night.
During the two-hour set Bono took the opportunity to express his political standpoint both vocally and visually.
Standing in front of an EU-Style flag with one star filled with a Union Flag and a love heart, he declared his love for London saying, it was "still a great European city” in spite of Brexit.
“They love you. And no-one wants you to leave", Bono told fans on the night. "That’s just the truth. For us it’s more than just a gold star falling off a blue flag. It’s a loss of shared dreams, shared strengths. Without you, we are less. Without you, the English, the Scottish, the Welsh, the Northern Irish, we are less.”
Additionally, the screen behind the Irish legend displayed footage, political slogans and images of world leaders. A clip from the Charlie Chaplin film, The Great Dictator, opened the show while a video in support of the ONE Campaign's Poverty is Sexist also featured.
U2 have been bringing their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour across Europe recently, with Bono mentioning the band's "love affair with great cities, great European cities," in London on Tuesday night.
This comes just days before U2 will play Belfast's SSE Arena on October 27 and 28, and Dublin's 3Arena on November 5, 6, 9 and 10.