"The first part of the Vertigo tour was extremely difficult for all concerned because Bono was leaving the tour quite frequently to do his political lobbying. He was at times distracted. I'm deeply puzzled by how he managed this but, for the most part, he did."
- Paul McGuinness
did you know
'40' from the War album almost was never recorded. The band (minus Adam Clayton who had left the studio) had gone over their booked studio time, but convinced the studio manager to let them record '40'. The Edge plays both electric and bass guitar on the song. It was a last addition to the album, but has closed many shows over the decades.