"I was thinking today that one of the many gifts David gave a lot of us early on was the gift of being someone else… It’s that Oscar Wilde quote, give the man ‘a mask, and he will tell you the truth’. I took a new name and opted for an exaggerated version of myself to deal with being on a stage. "
- Bono in a letter to David Bowie's widow, Iman, 2020
did you know
U2 have played nearly 2000 live shows all around the world which have consisted of over 30,000 various songs played in proper live shows, promotional dates and impromptu performances with many regions such as China yet to see a live U2 performance.