U2 ded­i­cates song to Bour­dain at Apollo show

The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) - - Kickoff -

NEW YORK — U2 front­man Bono hon­ored the late An­thony Bour­dain to­ward the end of the band’s spe­cial per­for­mance at the Apollo The­ater in Har­lem.

Bono spoke of los­ing a “lot of in­spir­ing, use­ful peo­ple” over the past few years “who gave up on their own life” al­lud­ing to the ap­par­ent sui­cides of mu­si­cians Chris Cor­nell and Ch­ester Ben­ning­ton, as well as fash­ion de­signer Kate Spade.

“And now this great sto­ry­teller, who I’m sure has sto­ries he couldn’t tell us. 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,” Bono said Mon­day night be­fore launch­ing into an im­pas­sioned ver­sion of “Stuck in a Mo­ment You Can’t Get Out Of.”

The Grammy-win­ning song about suicide was writ­ten by the band af­ter INXS singer Hutchence was found dead in 1997 of an ap­par­ent suicide.

The 61-year old Bour­dain was found dead of an ap­par­ent suicide last week in France.

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