Irish Rock Band U2 has decided to change the lyrics of Pride. That is in the honor of hundreds of music fans who have perished in the attack on the music festival in Israel. Band member Bono admitted the song’s call for nonviolence felt ‘laughable’ in the context of this attack. The changed lyrics described the hundreds who were killed in the Gaza militant attack on a music festival in Southern Israel as ‘stars of David‘. Read on to find out how U2 reacted to this tragedy.
At the U2 Show on Sunday U2 hit at the Sphere in Las Vegas the band created a somber atmosphere. They added Pride (In the Name of Love) to their set. They dedicated it to the hundreds of music fans killed at a music festival in Israel.
Sing for our brothers and sisters who they were singing at the Supernova Sukkot festival in Israel. We sing for those. Our people, our kind of people, music people. Playful, experimental people. Our kind of people. We sing for them,Bono said.
In the light of what happened in Israel and Gaza, a song about non-violence seems somewhat ridiculous, even laughable, but our prayers have always been for peace and non-violence But our hearts and our anger, you know where that pointed. So sing with us and those beautiful kids at that music festival, Bono continued.
Early morning, October 7th, The sun is rising in the desert sky / Stars of David, they took your life / But they could not take your pride.Pride (In the Name of Love) was created to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and refers to his assassination on April 4, 1968.Sunday performance of Pride by U2 was preceded by I Still Haven Found What I’m Looking For and was followed by MLK.