Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Buffalo U2 show will mark 25th Anniversary of John Lennon's Assassination...

Upstate New York has a lot of ties to U2's early history. U2 played one of their first-ever stateside gigs at a small bar in Albany, called 'JB Scott's'. U2 were also in Buffalo on 12.8.1980, the night that John Lennon was assassinated in front of The Dakota in NYC. During the Buffalo Elevation show on May 31, 2001, Bono made reference to the fact that they were in Buffalo the night Lennon was killed and paid homage by performing a moving solo version of 'In My Life'. What is interesting to note about the Vertigo Tour schedule is that the Buffalo concert date, 12.9.2005, is as close to the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's murder as can be. We can only Imagine that the setlist that night might have an extra Beatles song or two thrown in. We're trying to find out if this was intentionally scheduled to coincide with the anniversary or if it is simply a bit of Rock & Roll Helter Skelter. Remember, you read it here first!


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