U2 release footage from Croke Park concert

Video from Croke Park released by U2 shows the Air Corp’s four-plane flyover

30 years after the original Joshua Tree tour hit the GAA stadium U2 played to a crowd of 80,000 at a sold-out gig in Croke Park in Dublin at the weekend. Video: U2

 

U2 has released video footage of parts of last Saturday night’s concert in Croke Park, including the four-plane flyover that wowed 80,000 fans in the stadium.

The Air Corp planes flew overhead as the band played their classic Where the Streets Have No Name.

Thirty years after the original The Joshua Tree tour hit the GAA stadium, U2 played the sold-out gig before jetting out to France for the next leg of the Joshua Tree Tour, which takes place Tuesday evening.

By Monday Bono had also returned to his sideline in world diplomacy, meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in the French capital.

Mr Macron made a campaign pledge to increase the country’s aid budget to 0.7 per cent of GDP by 2030. However since taking office he has come in for criticism for cutting the budget instead of adding to it.

A number of charities – including Bono’s ONE anti-poverty foundation – have called on Mr Macron to reverse the cuts.

Accompanied by French first lady Brigitte Macron afterwards, Bono said one of the main issues in the talks was the education of girls and women in Africa.