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Exclusive pics and review of U2's London gig...

Posted on Friday, February 09 @ 01:18:05 CET by Macphisto

(ShowBizIreland) -- ShowBizIreland.com brings the world the first pictures of Irish supergroup U2's first major European concert in four years live from London’s Astoria Theatre. The band’s first concert was for just under 1,500 lucky fans which included a host of the worlds biggest stars. The band hit the stage at 9.30pm to a wild crowd of die hard fans.

U2 Live @ London Astoria
U2 Live @ London Astoria

Among the VIP guests at the show were supermodel Helena Christenson, Elvis Costello, The All Saints, Chris Evans and Billie Piper, who were hugging on the balcony beside Irish star Bob Geldof, Blur, Eddie Jordan, Patrick Kielty, Irish actor Liam Cunningham, Frank Skinner, Billy Bragg and the Northern Irish band Ash.

U2 Live @ London Astoria
U2 Live @ London Astoria

Author Salman Rushdie was also among the guests and Bono dedicated the song to him “The Ground Beneath her feet” which was written for Bono’s Movie The Million Doller Hotel by Rushdie.

U2 Live @ London Astoria
U2 Live @ London Astoria

Bono also dedicated the song “Stuck in a Moment” to his late friend Michael Hutchance. He also dedicated a version of Hutchance's song Devil Inside to the singer... Speaking to the crowd Bono said “We’ve made a lot of friends in this town. This is for one we lost.”

U2 Live @ London Astoria
U2 Live @ London Astoria

The play list for the band started with the of song "end of the world" which was followed with the last hit "Beautiful Day."

Among the other hits were Elevation, Desire, New York, Myserious Ways, one, All I want is you and Bad.

The crowd went wild as the band finished just before 11pm with the song “Forty.”

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