U2 mourn ‘irreplaceable’ tour manager Dennis Sheehan
28 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
U2 are currently on tour, playing five shows in Los Angeles
Irish band U2 have mourned the death of their “irreplaceable” tour manager Dennis Sheehan, who has died of a suspected heart attack.
Singer Bono said: “We’ve lost a family member,” adding, “He wasn’t just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band.”
Last night we lost a member of our familyBono
Sheehan had been on the road with U2 for more than 30 years.
The band are in the middle of their latest tour and are currently playing a string of concerts in Los Angeles.
They paid tribute to Sheehan on the video screens at Wednesday night’s show, said Billboard reporter Shirley Halperin.
As he introduced the song Iris, from their latest album Songs of Innocence, Bono said: “U2 is kind of family. We look after each other and it takes a lot to put on a show like tonight.
“Last night we lost a member of our family. Dennis Sheehan was his name. He was U2’s tour manager for 33 years. He loved, as we all do, the city of Los Angeles and he called the Sunset Marquis his ‘home away from home’.
“He came to this city as a young man in the 70s, working for Led Zeppelin. He always thought maybe U2 could be the next Led Zeppelin, which of course is impossible.”
Sheehan, who was in his late 60s, had worked with other rock legends including Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and Lou Reed.
Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Chris Reade said a medical response team was sent to the Sunset Marquis hotel at around 0530 (1330 GMT) on Wednesday to …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment