Wednesday, May 27, 2015

U2 tour manager dies in Los Angeles

U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan (picture above with the band) died of a heart attack Tuesday night in West Hollywood at the age of 68.

"We've lost a family member, we're still taking it in," said Bono. "He wasn't just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable."

Rolling Stone reports Sheehan served as U2's tour manager for more than three decades. Over the course of his career, he also worked with Led Zeppelin on their 1975 and 1977 tours, as well as Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Siouxsie and the Banshees and members of the Sex Pistols.

In 2008, Sheehan received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Parnelli Awards, which recognizes the live-event industry.

Sheehan’s passing came as U2 were set to begin a 5-night residency at The Forum in Los Angeles.

U2 recently launched their “Innocence + Experience” tour in Vancouver, a trek in support of their 2014 release, “Songs Of Innocence.”

Opening night saw guitarist The Edge take a tumble off stage during the show, while declaring himself later to be fine.

U2 will fill out their L.A. visit with a special club show at The Roxy in Hollywood on Thursday.

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