“Thank you for bringing your High Flying Birds with us. May you take us somewhere else, somewhere only you can,” Bono told Gallagher ahead of the performance; the Gallagher group is serving as U2’s opening band for the tour.
Gallagher took center stage for the rendition, with Bono assisting on the chorus. After having a huge solo from the Edge, “Don’t Look Back in Anger” turned into an arena sing-along. (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? has become an anthem, with Ariana Grande and Coldplay doing the track at the One Love Manchester benefit show.
“For the people of Manchester!,” Bono said as the rendition concluded. The encore was additionally reminiscent of when U2 invited Eagles of Death Metal onstage in Paris after that city’s terror attack in 2015.
The surprise collaboration closed out the first of U2’s two shows at London’s Twickenham Stadium. The European of Joshua Tree 2017 trip concludes August 1st. The band begins their string of American tour dates in September with Beck as the supporting group.