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They’re often referred to as the biggest rock band in the world and tonight they’re kicking off an international tour right here in Vancouver.
U2, headed up by Bono, have spent much of the last month rehearsing for the Innocence and Experience Tour at the Pacific Coliseum.
“Vancouver has been very, very welcoming of us at a time when we’re very fragile. There’s a level of nausea. You feel ill in the pit of your stomach. It’s a really anxious time. It’s the other end of megalomania. It’s like you’ve got these big ideas and they fail, you feel like you don’t exist.”
He says Vancouver was the perfect place to kick-off the tour.
“We’ve big ambitions for the show. We have big ambitions as artists for our songs and we want to see them succeed. You know, there’s some nervousness about that and so, here, in this city, we feel very free. I like to get out in the city. I go wandering. I go cycling. I get lost around here and I like getting lost.”
The Irish rockers, promoting their Songs of Innocence album, have two shows here before heading to California.
All four members of the band gave Rock 101’s Willy Percy an exclusive interview.