At a recent gig in Chicago, U2 paid tribute to gay pride and the recent legalisation of same sex marriage in the US. Last Sunday, U2 dedicated ‘Pride (In The Name Of Love)’ to pride day which was on over the weekend.
It was recently announced last Friday that it is now legal to have same-sex marriage in all 5o states of the US. This also meant that 14 other states that had previously banned gay marriage, had to overturn it.
At the gig in Chicago, Bono spoke about the momentous occasion for gay rights in the US “Gay pride in the name of love… This is a moment to talk about peace and love… send your messages of love whenever you are.” Back in May the band dedicated the same song to Ireland’s legalization of gay marriage.
U2 also played ‘Gloria’ for the first time in over a decade at the gig. Bono spoke about the song saying “This is the first time we’ve played this song in about 20 years,” except they did play it back in 2005 on their Vertigo tour.
You can watch U2’s tribute to gay pride and their performance of ‘Gloria’ down below.
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