All rock music lovers can rejoice in peace now. After news that Opeth will perform in India as well, U2 is scheduled to give a grand performance in Pune as well. With the increase in English bands wanting to tour India, this is a beautiful message of increasing musical cross culture through the world. And U2 members are very much excited about their maiden trip to India as well. They have a lot of plans and hope to find a warm and receptive Indian crowd ready for them .Speaking about their connection with India, lead vocalist, Bono added:
It will be such a thrill. There is a whole Irish-India thing! We have the same colors in the flag, our tiny little nation — Mahatma Gandhi commented on the struggle for Irish independence and warned against the violent struggle… And our prime minister, he’s a physician — he’s trained in Mumbai, his father’s from Mumbai. It’s just these kinds of links… Also, the Irish constitution influenced the Indian constitution.
U2’s Mumbai performance will also mark the final date of the Joshua Tree Tour. Well, let’s look forward to a rocking performance!