Irish post-punk band U2 performed at Twickenham Stadium in London, England this past Saturday, July 8, in what marked as the 22nd performance date on their current Joshua Tree 2017 tour.
The show also served as the first on their summer European leg.
Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher is currently on the tour with the band as support with his current project titled High Flying Birds. U2 frontman Bono invited the artist on stage for a surprise performance of Oasis’ 1995 hit “Don’t Look Back In Anger.” The classic song debuted as the fourth single from the band’s second studio album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?
According to Rolling Stone, Bono told Gallagher on stage before they even struck a chord: “Thank you for bringing your High Flying Birds with us. May you take us somewhere else, somewhere only you can.”
Bono closed the performance saying, “For the people in Manchester!”
In a video of the song played live (with Gallagher fronting and Bono assisting backup vocals toward the end), footage of the crowd joining in can be heard throughout the stadium.
The song has resurfaced in recent weeks as the unofficial anthem for the grievous attack that took place during pop star Ariana Grande’s show in Manchester, England this past May 22. British alternative rock group Coldplay performed the Oasis fan-favorite at Grande’s One Love Manchester benefit concert held June 4, 2017.
As for the Joshua Tree 2017 tour, U2 and High Flying Birds will next perform at Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany this coming Wednesday, July 12. The final show will be held at Stade Roi-Baudouin in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday, August 1.
U2 will head out on their second string of North American tour dates (with Beck as supporting act) starting Sunday, September 3, at Ford Field in Detroit Michigan.
View Bono and Gallagher’s performance of “Don’t Look Back In Anger” below, and visit U2’s official website for more dates.