- 22 Nov 19
The band dedicated 'Stuck In A Moment' to Hutchence.
U2's show in Sydney tonight fell on the anniversary of Michael Hutchence's passing.
Hutchence, who was an Australian musician, was the co-founder of the rock band INXS. He passed away on November 22 1997.
Before playing 'Stuck In A Moment', Bono said: "This is for Michael Hutchence. True beauty. Don't know if this is an argument with myself or with him."
As they played, images of the INXS singer appeared on the backscreen.
U2 also did a snippet of INXS' 1987 song 'Never Tear Us Apart' during 'Bad', and their 1988 song 'Devil Inside' during 'Vertigo' earlier in the show.
Harry Kantas, of the popular U2 fan site U2Songs, shared footage of the gig. You can watch it here:
The 1,000th Issue of Hot Press contains an article specially written for the issue by Bono, which comprises 1,000 words for the 1,000th issue. It contains powerful reflections from Bono on India – and on the prospect of playing the vast and extraordinary country of 720 dialects, Mahatma Gandhi and Salman Rushdie for the first time. To purchase, click here.
You can also purchase U2: Songs + Experience, a book by Hot Press Editor Niall Stokes, here.