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Bono hails London as ‘capital of the world’ as U2 triumph at Twickenham

D 9 July 2017     H 14:52     A Corine/Dead     C 0 messages


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By Catherine Wylie, Press Association

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Photos: David Jensen/PA

Bono has thanked Britain for “looking after the Irish” as U2 played to a packed Twickenham Stadium.

The rock star hailed London “capital of the world” as the band played the latest gig in The Joshua Tree tour, celebrating the album of the same name released 30 years ago.
He said the band were “boys” when they first came to the city and went on to reflect on Irish immigrants coming to Britain.

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As green, white and orange Iights illuminated the stage, Bono described the scene as a “subliminal message from the motherland”.

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