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Bono, Edge, and A Decade of Difference

Tonight, Bono and The Edge performed at A Decade Of Difference, a concert held to celebrate ten years of the William J. Clinton Foundation. Bono and The Edge have had a lengthy relationship with former US President Bill Clinton. They first met him during the Zoo TV tour, and in the time since then Bono and Clinton have met multiple times for philanthropic purposes. On 18 November 2004, they performed at the dedication ceremony for the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Library, playing Rain, Sunday Bloody Sunday, and The Hands That Built America to a crowd of thousands in the rain.

Before his set with The Edge began, Bono joined K'Naan on stage for one song, dueting with him on his brand new song, Bulletproof Pride. Our database entry for this appearance is separate to that for Bono and Edge's set and can be found here.

Bono and The Edge were the final act on stage, introduced by Bill and Chelsea Clinton. The set contained two massive surprises: The first was the debut live performance of A Man And A Woman, dedicated to Chelsea and her husband Marc Mezvinsky. It is almost exactly seven years since that song was released on How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. The second was a surprise performance of Staring At The Sun, not played since 24 October 2001. It is the first time any song from Pop has been performed in full live since Discotheque was played on 20 September 2005. Staring At The Sun was backed by a string section, as were One and Miss Sarajevo.

The full set was as follows:

  1. Desire
  2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  3. A Man And A Woman
  4. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  5. Staring at the Sun
  6. One / Happy Birthday (snippet)

  7. encore(s):
  8. Miss Sarajevo
All details for this show including reviews, videos and photos can be found here.

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