Bono surprised the Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia) attendees with a cappella performance of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song”.
The frontman and The Edge were in attendance at the film festival for a special screening of the U2 documentary Kiss The Future, when the legendary Irish singer took to the microphone to entertain the audience.
Fans were quick to sing along to the song after Bono unexpectedly sang the opening lines of the Bob Marley classic. Watch a snippet of the performance below.
U2 documentary Kiss The Future – directed by Nenad Cicin-Sain and starring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon – chronicles the band’s fractious relationship with Sarajevo in the 1990s, culminating in their historic 1997 concert in the country.
The documentary received a four-star review from NME’s Lou Thomas earlier in the year. Thomas wrote: “It’s easy to question the motives of pop stars supporting a cause, but the end product here is a night of joy for people who have experienced unimaginable hardship. Cynicism can (and should) be aside for now.” “.
In addition to promoting Kiss The Future, U2 are busy preparing for their next residency in Las Vegas at the new Sphere performance venue, where they will perform “Achtung Baby” in full.
U2 will be performing at the venue in Las Vegas between the end of September and the beginning of October. Tickets for U2’s ‘Achtung Baby: Live At Sphere’ can be bought here.
In April, Bono and The Edge spoke to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about the venue and took it on a tour, sharing key details about the Sphere, noting that it was built specifically for live performance and the arts, rather than a stadium. typical built. for sports.
“There are no speakers. The whole building is one speaker. The plan is wherever you are, you have perfect sound,” Bono said, with Edge adding: “There’s nothing like it in the world and it won’t be enough. , many years”.