RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MANDATORY ON SCREEN TO U2GIGS.COM
U2GIGS.COM - MANDATORY ON SCREEN TO U2GIGS.COM
Berlin - 1 September 2018
1. Wide of U2 on stage UPSOUND (English) Bono, U2 lead singer:
"Thank you. So, I promise you, before we left the dressing room I was ready to sing for you. So, something has happened and I think we cannot go on. It's not right for you, it's Saturday night Berlin. So, I have an idea, you can check this with people. I'm sure this is not a big, big problem, but I'm going to have to do something. So, either if people want to go home, it's fine, but we'll play another show for you some other time. If you want to stay, we are going to have to break for, I don't know, 10, 15 minutes. I'm going to find out what's happened. Or, one, two. Or... yeah, let's break for 10 minutes. Thank you."
U2 lead singer Bono has reassured fans that he'll have his voice back for the rest of U2's European tour after ending a concert in Germany on Saturday night which they're rescheduling.
In a statement posted on Sunday to U2's website, Bono said that a doctor had ruled out anything serious related to his loss of voice during the performance in Berlin.
He said his relief was tempered by the knowledge that the Berlin audience was inconvenienced, adding that he couldn't wait to get back there on November 13 for a rescheduled show.
Bono suffered a "complete loss of voice" at the band's Saturday night show at Berlin's Mercedes-Benz Arena, causing the engagement to end early.
The 58-year-old frontman made it through the U2 hit "Beautiful Day" with the help of the audience, German news agency dpa reported on Sunday.
Concertgoers were first told there would be a short break and eventually were informed the show was over, dpa said. They were advised to keep their tickets for a replacement performance.
U2 opened the European segment of its 2018 "Experience + Innocence" tour in Berlin on Friday. It has a sold-out show scheduled in Cologne on Tuesday and a second concert in Cologne on Wednesday, before back-to-back performances in Paris on Saturday and Sunday.
A note on U2's website said ticketholders should expect more information from Live Nation regarding the rescheduled Berlin show on Monday.
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