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U2 Play Tribute To Leonard Cohen At Toronto Show

06-27-2017
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(Radio.com) During a concert in Toronto, Canada over this past weekend, U2 shared their admiration for the late Canadian singer Leonard Cohen in word and song.

Cohen died in November of 2016 after a battle with cancer. He was 82. Bono began the tribute by calling Cohen "an addiction I'm not ready to give up."

"Tonight we hold onto some things, as you let go of others," Bono said. "I'm not quite sure how to let it go, but I know tonight I'm holding onto the music of Leonard Cohen. Thinking about it today. It's been on my mind. He's an addiction I'm not ready to give up, so I'm going to sing this one to Leonard Cohen."

The U2 frontman urged the Toronto audience to light up the Rogers Centre with their phones before he and his bandmates performed their own interpretation of Cohen's "Suzanne" and a snippet of "Hallelujah." Watch the performance here.

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