Irish rockers U2 performed their first-ever live performance in India on Sunday, with high celebrities and mega-fans converging from throughout the huge nation to the coastal metropolis of Mumbai.
U2 are the most recent in a collection of main worldwide acts to tour the South Asian nation, with Beyonce, Shakira, Coldplay, Demi Lovato and Bryan Adams among the many superstars who’ve performed to packed venues.
Some 35,000 tickets have been estimated to have been bought for the live performance on the DY Patil Sports activities Stadium, native media reported, with high Bollywood stars posing for pictures earlier than coming into the venue.
Forward of the live performance, the band posted on their social media accounts a photograph of the phrases “Ahimsa is the very best ultimate”.
“We have been formed and fashioned by Martin Luther King Jr who was a pupil of Mahatma Gandhi,” frontman Bono advised the NDTV information tv channel in September.
“So we come as college students to the supply of inspiration that’s ‘Ahimsa’ — non-violence. Indians gave us this. It’s the best reward to the world.”
Mumbai is the final leg on The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 — named after the band’s seminal album — which kicked off on November eight in Auckland.
The Asia Pacific tour, which first began with stadium concert events in North America and Europe in 2017, marks three a long time because the Irish group’s “The Joshua Tree” was launched.
Launched in March 1987, “The Joshua Tree” reached into the roots of Irish and American music and produced traditional hits “With or With out You,” “The place the Streets Have No Identify” and “I Nonetheless Have not Discovered What I am Wanting For.”