Bono, the band’s singer, had lost his voice. This was night two of the Experience + Innocence tour and only a few songs into their set.
“I’m so sorry… I was ready to sing for you, but something has happened and I think we can’t go on. It’s not right for you. I’m sure this is not a big problem but I’m gonna have to do something.”
The band decided to take a 10 minute break to see if Bono’s voice would come back and also give the building enough chance for the smoke to clear and the AC to kick in more.
After the break, the show was officially called off.
“We’re so sorry for tonight’s cancellation. 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. 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 travelled
from afar. We will update you very soon.
Bono later released a statement saying that he will be able to continue the tour after many started to believe that the whole tour would be canceled.
“I’ve seen a great doctor and with his care, I’ll be back to full voice for the rest of the tour,” Bono wrote. “So happy and relieved that anything serious has been ruled out. My relief is tempered by the knowledge that the Berlin audience were so inconvenienced. There was an amazing atmosphere in the house, it was going to be one of those unforgettable nights but not for this reason.”
We will keep you posted if there are any other developments.