U2 kicked off their Innocence + Experience world tour in Vancouver last night, and from the looks of this video, James Murphy isn’t the only one who’s losing his edge. U2’s longtime guitarist David Howell Evans — known to most everyone as The Edge — missed, uh, the edge of the stage last night. You can watch the sad mishap below in this fan-shot video:
Don’t worry, he’s a little battered but totally fine. He posted this picture of his injuries to Facebook a few hours later:
Between this, the severe injuries Bono sustained last November and the recent death of drummer Larry Mullen Jr’s dad, U2 have been having something of a rough 2015. It seems like their rash of bad luck began around last year’s decision to partner with iTunes for a somewhat-mandatory release of Songs Of Innocence.
The good news is plenty of fans apparently had the chance to watch the concert from the comfort of their own home via concertgoers broadcasting with the new live video social app Periscope. Eventually, this technology will probably be rolled into the rest of the streaming/platform services and sold back to users, but for now, it’s new enough that fans are still generating their own #content organically.
Here’s the full setlist courtesy of Twitter user @WhistlerDev:
— whistlerdev (@whistlerdev) May 15, 2015
I wasn’t much into Songs Of Innocence, but this setlist looks pretty solid, and I would still love the chance to see them perform “The Streets Have No Name” or “I Still Haven’t Fond What I’m Looking” live. Maybe I’ll download Periscope.