U2 front-man took a moment during their show to memorialize their tour manager of over three decades, Dennis Sheehan. As previously reported Mr. Sheehan was found unresponsive and not breathing in his hotel room early Wednesday morning.
Although it cannot be known how deeply this has affected the band, it can be summed with Bono’s comments to the audience, “It takes a lot to put a show on like tonight and last night we lost a member of our family. Dennis Sheehan is his name. He was U2’s tour manager for thirty-three years.”
Ever the professional, Bono spent a few minutes recalling a time when the band dressed up like member of Led Zeppelin to surprise their tour manager at his birthday party. He told a story that was both touching and funny and quite appropriate for the show. Then, the band broke into “Iris (Hold Me Close)” a song about Bono’s mother who died when he was 14.
I never doubt that Bono would commemorate the moment with sweetness and class.