Bono Dedicated a U2 Song to Anthony Bourdain During Apollo Show

The entertainment world is still in a state of shock about the loss of chef, author, and educator Anthony Bourdain. Several of Bourdain’s friends have offered condolences to his family and loved ones, admonishments about how to cover such a situation, and support to those who may need help.

Anthony Bourdain as photographed by Robert Ascroft for Adweek

During an invitation only concert at the Apollo Theatre Monday night in NYC, U2 frontman Bono dedicated a song to Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade, both of whom took their own lives within a week of each other.

Milan Italy, 07 July 2009: Live concert of U2 at the Meazza San Siro Stadium : The singer of U2 Bono and drummer Larry Mullen Jr during the concert
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“Music lost some great people who gave up on their own life, and that makes it kinda harder. Fashion and now this great storyteller, who I’m sure had stories he couldn’t tell us,” Bono said.

The band then played ‘Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of’, which was originally written about the loss by suicide of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, who hanged himself in 1997.

Bleeding Cool again wants to remind all our readers that you are NOT alone, and that someone is always out there who can listen. Call 1-800-273-8255 24 hours a day if you need help.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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