During their show in Phoenix, Arizona last night (May 23, 2015), U2 dedicated their song ‘Pride (In The Name Of Love)’ to the historic yes voters of Ireland’s gay marriage referendum.
According to concert-goers, Bono changed the song’s lyrics (“Free at last, they took your life. They could not take your pride”) to “They could not take away your gay pride”.
Bono told the audience during the performance: “We have peace in Ireland today! And in fact on this very day we have true equality in Ireland!”
The band are currently touring North America as part of their their Innocence + Experience Tour, which kicked off here in Vancouver on May 14th and 15th.
Just before their very first show here in Vancouver, the world’s biggest rock band sat down to chat with Drive Show host Jeremy Baker.
Hear them talk about their punk influences, as well as what’s in store for the future of U2 below.