U2, “This Is” (Aslan cover)
by Tony Clayton-Lea
Rihanna may have performed at Dublin’s Aviva stadium last night, but the hottest ticket in town wasn’t for her gig.
In the much smaller Olympia theatre, the cream of the Irish music industry took part in A Night For Christy, a benefit concert for Christy Dignam, the lead singer of Aslan, one of Ireland’s best-loved veteran rock bands, who has cancer.
Top of the bill wasn’t an Irish band in the flesh, however – it was a live stream relayed from U2′s New York-based recording studio. The band is putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming album, but made time to perform an emotionally charged version of Aslan’s chart-topping single, This Is.
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