Sony Tower, New York, NY

Set List of Show:

Bono Performs An Early Version Of:

  • "City Of Blinding Lights"

Additional Music

Snippets of Other Songs Performed by Bono:


Bono sings a song for the creative team of the new Spider-Man 2 film.

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U2 were looking at soundtrack options in 2003, something to potentially release a song in, to promote the upcoming album they were working on. In October 2003, Bono visited the Sony Tower in New York, and was shown rough footage from Spider-Man 2. Convinced he had just the song to contribute to the upcoming film, he sang a few lines from a song that was then called “Sky Hawk“ for the film’s creative team. The song would be later renamed “Firefly”. The album however, wasn’t going well, and the band pulled back from contributing to the film. The song would go on to be developed further into “City of Blinding Lights”, which is how we list it here. It would be a few years later that Bono would once again get involved in Spider-man projects, taking on the Broadway musical featuring the super-hero. Spider-Man 2 was released on June 25, 2004, and U2 were not part of the eventual soundtrack.

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