U2 used the Bonnaroo Music Festival stop of its Joshua Tree Tour to again pay tribute to the late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell.
The group dedicated “One Tree Hill” from The Joshua Tree album — itself written in memory of an Australian friend of the band’s — to Cornell’s daughter Lily during its show on Friday (June 9), with Bono telling the crowd that “Her dad had an epic heart.” U2 also gave wide-ranging props to women during a performance of “Ultraviolet (Light My Way),” showing photos of Rosa Parks, Michelle Obama, German leader Angela Merkel and more on the video screen while the band played the song.
U2 is in North America through July, and they’ll be at the Linc this Sunday here in Philadelphia. Pierre Robert will broadcast live from the stadium from 4 to 8pm.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.