Noel Gallagher joins U2 live on stage in London
U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour has arrived at London’s landmark The O2 arena. Last night the Irish superstars played the second of their six London shows, and fans were treated to a surprise guest.
Will you welcome to the stage the high flying bird himself Noel Gallagher. – Bono, London 26 October 2015
“I’d like to bring out of one my heroes, one of the band’s heroes to help us out with this next song.” announced Bono on stage, “Will you welcome to the stage the high flying bird himself Noel Gallagher.”
Noel Gallagher of High Flying Birds and Oasis fame joined Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. on stage to provide lead vocals and guitar on U2’s 1987 classic I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.
All You Need Is Love
Clearly excited and in the moment, U2 frontman Bono – seemingly unexpected by his fellow band members – improvised The Beatles’ All You Need Is Love into the U2 classic. The sold-out crowd and Noel Gallagher loved it and joined in for a rousing sing-a-long.
Hours earlier NME’s Damian Jones spotted Noel Gallagher on the London tube en-route to The O2. Sadly we don’t know whether Noel was studying the chords to I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For on his mobile or making sure his VIP pass was ready for colelction.
— Damian Jones (@damianjones1) October 27, 2015
U2 and Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher and U2 have a lot of history. The band invited Noel’s former band, Oasis, as support on their 1997 PopMart tour in the US – the biggest ever crowd Oasis performed to outside the UK.
The Britpop legend has praised the new U2 show and previously declared his long-time love for U2 while his grumpy brother Liam doesn’t seem to share the same feelings, despite the infamous tongue-kiss between him and Bono.
We can’t wait for more surprises at the upcoming U2 concerts in London, Glasgow, Paris, Belfast and Dublin. Noel Gallagher and U2 – who’s next?
Watch the video and see U2 and Noel Gallagher perform I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For live at The O2, London on 26 October 2015
(Video & still image credit: U2Gigs)
U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE UK and Ireland tour dates
- The O2, London (29, 30)
- The O2, London (2, 3)
- The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (6, 7)
- Bercy, Paris (10, 11, 14, 15)
- Odyssey Arena, Belfast (18, 19)
- 3Arena, Dublin (23, 24, 27, 28)