U2 dusted off an oldie-but-goodie in Vancouver recently to pay tribute to the late B.B. King. For the first time in 22 years, the band played “When Loves Come to Town,” the duet with King that appeared on their sixth studio album, 1988’s Rattle and Hum. The album was essentially the band’s attempt at a companion piece to The Joshua Tree, and they dove head-first into American roots music. While the results are mixed, “When Love Comes to Town” always stood out as a highlight. The driving beat and the cruising guitar parts dance perfectly with Bono and King’s alternating vocals.
So, for the first time since 1993, U2 ripped through the song, doing it theater-in-the-round style with a joyous and celebratory spring in their step. And don’t worry, The Edge made it through the song unscathed. And so did Bono. And so did the random woman on the stage recording the song on her cell phone.
(Via Ultimate Classic Rock)