Thursday, May 28, 2015

VIDEO: U2 joined by Bono impersonator in Los Angeles

U2 were joined by a Bono impersonator to perform their 1998 single, “The Sweetest Thing”, at The Forum in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Rolling Stone reports the surprise guest was Joe Hier, who sings for a tribute band known as Hollywood U2. Heir was decked out in full Bono gear with rose-tinted glasses and slicked-back hair.

"You're looking really good, man," said Bono after inviting his look-alike to the stage.

During the song, Heir filmed himself and the band until Bono handed him the mic for the last half of the tune, with the singer impressing the real thing.

"You've got a great voice," said Bono after the performance.

Tuesday’s show was the first of a 5-night residency at The Forum for U2 as part of their “Innocence + Experience” tour.

The trek – barely two weeks old – has already made a series of headlines.

On opening night in Vancouver on May 14, guitarist The Edge fell off stage; on May 22, U2 were joined by fan when they performed the rarely-played “In God’s Country” during their concert in Phoenix, Arizona; and, veteran U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan died of a heart attack Tuesday night in West Hollywood.

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