U2 Cancels Berlin Concert Following Bono’s ‘Complete Loss of Voice’

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Bono of U2 performs onstage during SiriusXMs private concert at The Apollo Theater on June 11, 2018 in New York City.

U2 had to scrap the second of two Berlin shows on Saturday night (Sept. 1) when Bono lost his voice and was unable to continue with the performance.

In a brief statement posted shortly after the cancelation by the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr., the rockers apologized for the change of plans and cited Bono’s vocals — or lack thereof — as the cause. 

“Bono was in great form and great voice prior to the show and we were all looking forward to the second night in Berlin, but after a few songs, he suffered a complete loss of voice,” they wrote. “We don’t know what has happened and we’re taking medical advice. As always, we appreciate our audience’s understanding and all our fans’ support in Berlin and those who traveled from afar. We will update you very soon.”

U2 are currently on the European leg of their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour, which has them lapping the continent before they close out the trek in their hometown of Dublin with a four-night run at 3Arena Nov. 5-10. Their next scheduled date is set for Sept. 4 at Cologne’s Lanxess Arena.

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