U2 Dedicates Emotional Performance to Anthony Bourdain


As the world continued to grapple with the sudden death of acclaimed chef and television star Anthony Bourdain, U2 frontman Bono decided to find a way through the pain via the singing of a simple song.

“And now this great storyteller, who I’m sure has stories he couldn’t tell us,” Bono told the crowd gathered at the Apollo Theatre in New York on Monday (June 11) and caught by a fan who later shared it on his Twitter page. “So for Anthony Bourdain, and his friends and family this is a song inspired by a great, great, great friend of ours. His name is Michael Hutchence.”

From there, Bono and the band tore into their song “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of,” a song that was written by the band upon the untimely death of INXS frontman Hutchence. And while the simple performance of the song might not be able to fully heal the hearts that continue to hurt, history shows that music always has a way of helping.

Indeed, the world has been rocked as of late by the suicides of some of the most treasured people, including not only Bourdain, but also designer Kate Spade.


Tricia Despres
Tricia Despres is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering music and entertainment for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Advertising Age and various regional publications. A country music fan at her core, Despres has interviewed country greats such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood through the years and thrives on telling the story behind the story. When she is not alongside her laptop, she is alongside her family - husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda.

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