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08th Jul 2017

U2 gave a private gig to the London firefighters and their families at Twickenham

Paul Moore

This is a lovely gesture.

Ahead of their sold-out gigs at Twickenham, U2 invited 50 members of the London Fire Brigade – and their families – to watch them perform before they took to the stage.

The band are currently embarking on their sold-out Joshua Tree Tour, but on Friday night, Bono and the lads decided to pay tribute to those people that valiantly battled and worked tirelessly to quell the Grenfell Tower blaze.

Given the fact that The Joshua Tree is one of the most popular albums in rock and roll history, tickets for the gig at Twickenham have been incredibly difficult to get.

As reported by NME, 50 firefighters and their families were invited to see the rehearsals from the best possible viewpoint. Afterwards, they all got to go backstage and chat with the band.

During the soundcheck, U2 performed the following; The Little Things That Give You Away, Where The Streets Have No Name, California, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, Red Hill Mining Town, Miss Sarajevo, Beautiful Day, Mysterious Ways and Vertigo

The Dubliners are playing two nights in London where they’ll be supported by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.