The band's guitarist says he fine after taking a tumble at the Vancouver tour opener
The Edge is fine, and joking about his own name, after he fell off the edge of the stage at a U2 concert in Vancouver on Thursday night – the first show of the band’s new world tour.
“Didn’t see the edge, I’m ok!!” the guitarist reassured fans on U2’s Instagram after the show, while showing off what looked like scrape on his right arm.
In several videos taken by audience members, Edge, 53, appeared to misjudge the lip of a long illuminated walkway and tumbled down into the first row of seats. The fall happened during the band’s very last song of the night, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”
It was a frightening moment for a band that doesn’t need to deal with any more mishaps. Lead singer Bono suffered serious injuries in a bicycle accident in New York City in November, and said last month that he still can’t play guitar (though he did recently get back on the bike, with help from Jimmy Fallon).
U2’s Innocence + Experience tour will include almost 70 dates across North America and Europe and will run into November.