Larry Mullen Jr. Attends U2 Show at The Sphere

The last shows of U2‘s residency at The Sphere in Las Vegas brought out one very special guest in the audience: drummer  Larry Mullen, Jr., who sat out the residency as he recovered from surgery.

Fan shot video posted to YouTube showing Bono shouting out  his band mate in the audience during the March 1 show.

“That is the man who pinned the note on the notice board at Mount Temple Comprehensive School all those years ago. And we are very grateful that he did and that he’s here with us tonight,” Bono said. “We wish him a speedy, speedy, speedy recovery. We love you, Larry Mullen Jr.” The band then launched into “Beautiful Day.”

“What an incredible night at Sphere-So Grateful to Bono Edge and Adam and of course Bram for an amazing job-very emotional night for me personally,” Larry later wrote on Instagram, praising Bram van den Berg, who filled in for him during the residency.

While the last shows of the residency also brought out Dave Grohl, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones in the crowd, U2 brought out Achtung Baby producer Daniel Lanois during their performance of “One” on March 2.

And for that 40th and final night, U2 added a song to the final encore a song they hadn’t performed since 2016 and fit the occasion: “40.”

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