U2 – “Glastonbury” & “North Star” (Live In Italy)

Since Bono’s back surgery forced U2 to cancel a Glasto headline slot (among other tour stops), the band did the next best thing and wrote a song about it. This was the tune we heard low-fidelity rehearsals of earlier this week. U2’s rescheduled trek resumed at Stadio Olimpico di Torino last night, and included “Glastonbury”‘s official 360° debut. They also played a new ballad called “North Star.” Watch both:

And as if that wasn’t consolation enough, the guys brought “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” out of retirement. According to NME they hadn’t performed that since 1998, the last time anyone ever rented Batman Forever.

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