U2 premiere three new songs at comeback gig following Bono’s back injury

Band pay tribute to Glastonbury with new song at Turin show

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U2 debuted three new songs at their comeback gig in Turin on Friday night (August 6) – performing for the first time since Bono injured his back in May.

Among the new tracks was a song called ‘Glastonbury’. Before Bono‘s injury, U2 had been due to headline the Somerset festival. They were replaced by Gorillaz, although festival organiser Michael Eavis has confirmed that he has asked the Irish band to headline next year’s event.

Other new songs aired by U2 at the Stadio Olimpico venue included acoustic ballad ‘North Star’ and a live intro called ‘Return Of The Stingray Guitar’.


Older songs included ‘Miss Sarajevo’, originally released by the band’s alter-ego act Passengers, and 1995 single ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me’ which they have not performed live since 1998.

As well as their Glastonbury appearance, U2 postponed their entire North American tour due to the injury.

The band are now set to play Frankfurt‘s Commerzbank Arena on Tuesday (August 10).


U2 played:

‘Return Of The Stingray Guitar’

‘Beautiful Day’


‘Get On Your Boots’

‘Mysterious Ways’/’My Sweet Lord’

‘Happy Birthday’

‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’

‘North Star’



‘In A Little While’

‘Miss Sarajevo’

‘Until The End Of The World’

‘The Unforgettable Fire’

‘City Of Blinding Lights’


‘I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight’/’Discothèque’

‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’


‘Walk On’/’You’ll Never Walk Alone’


‘Amazing Grace’/’Where The Streets Have No Name’

‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me’

‘With Or Without You’

‘Moment Of Surrender’

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