LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — After the sudden death of U2's longtime tour manager Dennis Sheehan on Wednesday, the band decided the show must go on and the band performed as scheduled at their second show at The Forum in Los Angeles.
The band took the opportunity to honor Sheehan though and paused the show to pay tribute to their fallen friend.
“We look after each other and it takes a lot to put on a show like tonight. Last night we lost a member of our family. Dennis Sheehan was his name. He was U2’s tour manager for 33 years,” Bono said during the show. “He loved, as we all do, the city of Los Angeles and he called the Sunset Marquis his ‘home away from home’. He came to this city as a young man in the ‘70s, working for Led Zeppelin. He always thought maybe U2 could be the next Led Zeppelin, which of course is impossible.”
Bono then related a story of how the group dressed as the members of Led Zep for Sheehan's last birthday. Bono said that his bandmates did a good job with the impersonations with the exception of his own.
“The biggest problem was I couldn’t quite fill Robert Plant’s pants,” Bono said. – Staff Writers