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Latest U2 Concert
May 23, 2014
Three-fourths of the band give an impromptu performance at a small bar/restaurant in Cabo. The performance actually begins a little after midnight on May 24 when the band arrives and Larry immediately sits down at the drum kit that's set up in the dining area. After he plays solo for a bit, The Edge picks up a guitar and starts to play. Seeing all this, Bono joins them and the band performs "Desire" to a small-but-astonished crowd.
Latest U2 Tour News & Rumors
Concert promoter Denis Desmond says U2 is in talks to play again at Dublin's Croke Park in 2016.
Desmond, the co-founder of MCD Productions, was on Today FM's Ray D'Arcy Show on Wednesday morning. The conversation focused on the recent mess where Garth Brooks canceled five shows at the stadium, but near the end of the interview, they looked ahead to future shows.
D'Arcy: What about next year, would you be in talks with people for Croke Park gigs for next year?
Desmond: Yes, we would be.
D'Arcy: Would U2 be in the frame for that?
Desmond: No, not next year, but the year after.
The conversation can be heard online (at least temporarily) on the Today FM website.
U2 has played Croke Park 10 times dating back to 1985, including three shows in 2009 as part of the 360 tour.
Three-fourths of U2 gave a brief, impromptu concert Friday night for what must've been a crowd of shocked patrons in a small bar/restaurant in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
It happened at a place called La Osteria, a venue with its own musical equipment set up in the dining room. The events are described in some detail on La Osteria's Facebook page, and here's our recap of the translation:
When the three band members arrived at about 12:20 am (Saturday morning), Larry immediately went to the drum set and started playing solo. After a little while, The Edge picked up a guitar and started playing, too. When Bono heard what his bandmates were doing, he joined them and they performed "Desire" together. After that, the band took a lot of photos with the crowd and then went to their table while (if I'm reading the translation correctly) a local band took over.
There are several photos on the restaurant's Facebook page, and more have been tweeted by Vanessa, a friend of the restaurant's owner.
There should be some videos, too, but we're not seeing anything on YouTube just yet.
UPDATE: We're told that the photos above were taken by Pamela B. Also, here are two video clips from the performance.
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