U2 Performs "Love Rescue Me" for First Time in 20 Years

U2 closed out the Australia and New Zealand leg of their 360 tour over the weekend with a special treat for concertgoers, playing a portion of “Love Rescue Me” live for the first time since January 1990.

Watch this 10-minute mix of “All I Want is You” and “Love Rescue Me” below.

Here’s what Bono had to say to the Daily Telegraph about the 360 tour and the stop in Sydney.

“For us, the shows in 2010 have been extraordinary for a host of reasons, not least the engineering of 360. It’s like having the audience on stage with the band, as part of the show.

“In Sydney we played ‘Love Rescue Me’ for the first time in 20 years. It was a broken version, but it made a strong case for continuing with our new practice of rehearsing in real time. On this tour we’ve played songs that we haven’t yet recorded: In Brisbane, ‘North Star,’ in Melbourne, ‘Mercy.’

“Perhaps with a show of the scale of 360 you actually have to make yourself vulnerable — or else it will all get too grand.”

Read more here.


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