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U2 Share Acoustic ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ to Mark 50th Anniversary of Massacre

U2 Share Acoustic ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ to Mark 50th Anniversary of Massacre

U2 have shared an acoustic version of ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’, the first track on U2’s 1984 album War, to mark the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” massacre.

Bloody Sunday was the name given to describe the massacre that took place on January 30, 1972. British army shot at unarmed 26 protestors which killed 14 people. This is the highest number of people killed in a shooting during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Bono noted the song’s legacy in 2010: “The song will be sung wherever there are rock fans with mullets and rage, from Sarajevo to Tehran.”

On U2’s Instagram page, Bono and guitarist The Edge performed an acoustic version of the track in a black-and-white video, captioned “30 January 2022 – With love, Bono & Edge”. You can watch it below.

 

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