U2 Turn ‘Pride (In the Name of Love)’ Into Anthem in Support of Gay Marriage
Irish rock legends U2 have been performing "Pride (In The Name Of Love)," from their 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire, since its release, but during their concert at the United Center in Chicago last night (June 29), Bono added a new dimension to the track in light of the Supreme Court's recent ruling that declared gay marriage a constitutional right, temporarily renaming the song "Gay Pride (In The Name Of Love)" during the song's bridge. Watch the performance below.
Not one to leave out any marginalized people, Bono also called for "messages of love" to be sent to Baltimore, Ferguson and Charleston, areas in the United States that have recently been afflicted by great tragedies, saying, "This is a moment to talk about peace and love."
U2 will be on the road for most of the remainder of 2015, including a stretch of eight consecutive concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City and six back-to-back shows at O2 Arena in London. Check out their complete upcoming tour dates at their website.