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U2’s the Edge walked right off the edge of a stage

Edgy move.


Feliks Garcia

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Posted on May 15, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 7:57 pm CDT

Known for pushing the sweet, sexy vibrations of the guitar to the edge, U2 guitarist the Edge experienced firsthand what it’s like to stand too close to the edge when he fell off the edge of the stage during a performance in Vancouver on Thursday night.   

U2 closed their concert—attended by a crowd of 20,000—with the 1987 hit “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” The Edge sauntered down the ramp as Bono led the audience in an a cappella breakdown of the chorus and, clearly lost without his signature delay sound, stepped right off the stage like the air was ground.  

Must have had him feeling like:

Bono, always one to play it safe, stood away from the edge and kept singing, unaware of his fallen bandmate. 

Lucky for fans of the Irish band, the Edge is still in one piece. U2 posted his epic bruises to Instagram later that evening.

“Didn’t see the edge, i’m ok!!” the guitarist wrote, relishing the opportunity to make an “edge” joke. And really, who could blame him?

H/T NME | Screengrab via Rock Archives/YouTube

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*First Published: May 15, 2015, 6:31 pm CDT