When U2 couldn't play the Glastonbury festival in 2010, Muse invited The Edge to play "Where The Streets Have No Name" with them. At once a CMOA for Muse and a CMOH for Mister The Edge. D'awwww!
For this troper, the best use of "Where the Streets of Have No Name" would probably be at their performance at Slane Castle. The performance occurred just weeks after the death of Bono's father; needless to say, the preformance is nothing if not moving.
The 360° performances of "Walk On". Everybody wore masks of Aung San Suu Kyii.
The 2009/2010 Desmond Tutu intro to One on the 360° tour.
Because our voices were heard, millions more of our brothers and sisters are alive, thanks to the miracle of AIDS drugs and malaria drugs. They will be doctors, they will be nurses, they will be scientists, who will live to solve great problems. Yes, there are many obstacles. Of course, there are always roadblocks in the way of justice, but God will put a wind at our back and a rising road ahead, if we work with each other as one.
During their current tour (360°), Bono was caught in the rain while walking outside Vancouver. He was picked up by Edmonton Oilers forward Gilbert Brule, who offered him a ride. Grateful, Bono gives Brule tickets to his concern in Edmonton. The heartwarming comes when Bono mentions this story in front of the entire audience and gives a shout out to Brule (who was given free tickets and a backstage pass) ends with "Now, I want to BE Gilbert Brule".
Gabrielle Giffords is a congresswoman that survived an assassination attempt in Jan 2011. During her recovery she listened to U2 a lot and even picked a U2 song (Beautiful Day) as the wake up song when her husband, Commander Mark Kelly, was on the International Space Station. During a concert in Seattle, Bono dedicated Beautiful Day to Gabrielle and asks the audience “Imagine a man looking down on us from 200 miles up. Looking down at our beautiful crowded planet… What would he say to us…? What is on your mind, Commander Kelly?” Commander Kelly, appearing on the 360 screen from the International Space Station, quoted Bowie, “I’m looking forward to coming home. Tell my wife I love her very much… she knows.”
It gets even better (yes, that's possible) when you know that on his second space shuttle mission, in 2006, Mark Kelly was also awoken by Beautiful Day- dedicated to him by his then-girlfriend, Gabrielle Giffords.
A blind fan had been to over 20 live shows, and when Bono saw him on stage during a live show in Tennesse with a sign reading stating that he was a blind guitarist, Bono brings him onstage to preform "All I Want Is You," then afterward, the band gives him a guitar!
Bono's signature Gretsch Irish Falcon, mind you.
Beautiful Day does the job well!
The song "One". At a moment the band was facing a serious split after Rattle And Hum and arguing over the direction of the next album, U2 sits down and records a delicate ode to the pain of a relationship falling apart, yet a song that still comes across as hopeful and uplifting.
'The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) is such a heartwarming song, knowing the subject matter and how much the impact it had on the band.