- 28 May 15
Long-time tour manager was found dead hours before LA Forum performance
Last night's Los Angeles show saw Bono pay heartfelt tribute to the band's long-time tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, who died in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
From the stage at the LA Forum, Bono addressed the crowd: "What a privilege to share the stage with these brothers of mine and to share this evening with you who have given us everything. U2 is kind of family. It's a brotherhood, although there's a lot of sisters too. But our extended family is very, very important to us. We look after each other and it takes a lot to put on a show like tonight. Last night we lost a member of our family. Dennis Sheehan was his name. He was U2's tour manager for 33 years. He loved, as we all do, the city of Los Angeles and he called the Sunset Marquis his ‘home away from home’."
As the big screen displayed a picture of the sadly deceased Sheehan, Bono went on to regale with a story of the tour manager's relationship with Led Zeppelin, and U2's attempt to dress as the legendary rockers for their friend's birthday.
Watch the fan-shot video, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, below.