The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Set List of Show:

Bono and The Edge Perform:

  • "The 40 Foot Man"

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Bono and Edge attend the Hollywood premiere of Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming in Los Angeles.

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On March 8, 2023, a special premiere was held for the Disney Plus film, Bono & The Edge: A Sort Of Homecoming at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Both Bono and The Edge were in attendance, as was the host of the film, David Letterman. A short discussion of the film was held onstage, during which Bono and The Edge sang a new song titled “The 40 Foot Man”. The song is one which Bono and The Edge are said to have written for David Letterman while he was in Dublin filming the special. “40 Foot” refers to a popular swimming location in the area, which Letterman visited during his trip to Dublin. Outside the theatre ahead of the film and asked about the song they had written for Letterman, Bono joked that if he had known how tall Letterman was, the special would have never happened.

The section performed went:

“This is such a tiny island
We nearly lost him up off Sandycove Strand
He was swept away, it was part of the plan and…
He’s not so frightening
His tongue is fast as lightning.”

The special airs on Disney Plus on March 17, 2023, as part of the promotion for Songs of Surrender.

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