Paying respect to their fellow fallen Irish musician, U2 performed Shane MacGowan‘s ‘A Rainy Day In Soho.’
On Friday (12.01,) during their Las Vegas residency at the Venetian’s Sphere, the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famers paid homage to the late Pogues singer with a moving rendition of the Celtic band’s classic composition.
Addressing the audience during the somber acoustic cover, Bono requested fans to “Sing with us, for Shane McGowan,” before he altered the lyrics to reflect the death of MacGowan, who passed away Thursday (11.30) at the age of 65.
“McGowan’s song is never over, but we may never find out what it means,” he sang. “You’re the measure of my dreams.”
Not the first time the U2 frontman performed “A Rainy Day in Soho,” the now 63-year-old Irish superstar sang the 1986 Poguetry in Motion track with actor Johnny Depp during MacGowan’s 60th birthday party in Dublin, attended by the likes of Nick Cave and the late Sinéad O’Connor.
U2 was one of many artists to honor MacGowan after his passing. “Shane MacGowan’s songs were perfect so he or we his fans didn’t have to be…,” Bono captioned an illustration on X of MacGowan and lyrics to to “A Rainy Day in Soho.”