U2 took a moment to pay respect to the late Anthony Bourdain during an intimate show at the Apollo Theater in New York City on Monday night.
Bono and company dedicated “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” to the Parts Unknown host, who was found dead of an apparent suicide by hanging on Friday. The band called Bourdain “a great storyteller who had stories he couldn’t tell us” before performing the song.
The choice of song was profound, as Bono has mentioned that he wrote the track — from the 2000 album All That You Cant Leave Behind — about late INXS singer Michael Hutchence, whose death in 1998 was also ruled a suicide.
During Monday night’s show, Bono also told the audience, “It’s been a funny, not funny few years. We lost a lot of inspiring, useful people. And gained a few useless people. It’s hard to lose a friend, to lose a mate. This band has been through that.”
Bourdain was an avid fan of rock music, with guests on his show including Iggy Pop, David Johansen, The Black Keys, Jack White and The Dead Weather, Josh Homme and, most recently, System of a Down singer Serj Tankian. Homme and Mark Lanagan wrote and performed the theme song to his CNN show, Parts Unknown.
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