Friday, May 22, 2015

U2 discuss The Edge’s fall off stage in Vancouver

U2 are sharing their reaction to The Edge’s fall off stage in Vancouver on the opening night of their “Innocence + Experience” tour.

While performing the group’s 1987 classic, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, The Edge was walking along the extended catwalk staging across the floor of the Rogers Arena when he wandered over the side, dropping several feet to the ground.

“I am doing fine,” the guitarist tells CBS Sunday Morning. “I can’t quite believe it because when I looked down the following day to see what I fell on, it was not good. But ya, I’m feeling fine.”

U2 members each reacted differently to the May 14 incident.

“Sick in the pit of my stomach,” says bassist Adam Clayton, “because I knew what was down there.”

“Start and end all in the same evening,” adds drummer Larry Mullen Jr.

“It would have been the shortest tour in history,” The Edge chimed in before Bono joked, “I was thinking about days off, myself.”

The guitarist says he was simply caught up in the atmosphere and the song before the sudden slip.

“It was a moment of reverie where I just completely lost track of where I was on the stage,” he explains. “Out of the corner of my eye I could see the curve of the round and I thought I was already there. I stepped off on what I thought was the stage and I had basically cut the corner. It was one of those things you do only once.”

The opening North America leg of the “Innocence + Experience” tour wraps up in late July with an 8-show run at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

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