The rock group U2 dedicated their song “Pride (In the Name of Love)” to the people who died at the Tribe of Nova music festival in reaction to the terror strikes in Israel.
The band’s lead vocalist, Bono, a vocal advocate for social justice, said the following during their performance on October 8: “In light of what’s happened in Israel and Gaza, a song about non-violence seems rather ludicrous, even laughable, but our prayers have always been for peace and for non-violence.
But you understand where our hearts and our rage are directed. Join us while we sing. And those adorable youngsters at the music festival
While singing “Pride (In the Name of Love),” Bono modified the lyrics to read: “Early morning, October 7/ As the sun is rising in the desert sky/ Stars of David, they took your life/ But they could not take your pride.”
In the light of what’s happened in Israel and Gaza, a song about non-violence seems somewhat ridiculous, even laughable, but our prayers have always been for peace and for non-violence…
But our hearts and our anger, you know where that’s pointed. So sing with us… and those… pic.twitter.com/S1zfCMNtzz
— U2 (@U2) October 9, 2023