Bono Comes to Bend

Acclaimed Film Showcases Ireland’s Most Famous Band  on St. Patricks Day

u2rattlehumimageWhat better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than by experiencing Ireland’s top rock music export – U2 – in the concert film that documents their triumphant 1987 tour of America. “U2: Rattle and Hum” (rated PG-13) follows Bono, The Edge and Adam Clayton across North America as they play hits from their best-selling album “The Joshua Tree” and stage some extraordinary collaborations with B.B. King and the Harlem Gospel Choir. The band also visits Graceland and records a number in Elvis’ studio. Plus, backstage footage captures Bono speaking his mind on problems in his homeland.  

Rattle and Hum is a special presentation of the Tower Theatre Foundation on Saturday, March 17 at 8pm. Tickets for this all-ages screening are $9.  

Live performances make up a virtual Best Hits of the iconic band, including Where the Streets Have No Name, With Or Without You, Sunday Bloody Sunday, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, Pride (In the Name of Love), Angel of Harlem and When Love Comes to Town.  

In the film, Bono says, “Rock ‘n’ roll stops the traffic!” And the Tower encourages St. Patty’s Day revelers to cross over to Wall Street, grab a seat front and center, and see why Rattle and Hum is widely recognized as one of the best concert films ever put on celluloid.  

The Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic venue in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to provide performing arts, civic, educational and social events that enliven and enrich the lives of all Central Oregonians. Program information, group discounts, and individual tickets are available at the Tower Theatre box office (541-317-0700), online at www.towertheatre.org. Follow the Tower at www.facebook.com/thetowertheatre.  

What: U2: Rattle & Hum (1988; rated PG-13)  
When: Saturday, March 17 ~ 8 pm  
Where:            Tower Theatre – 835 NW Wall Street – Bend, Oregon  
Tickets:          General seating ~ $9
Plus $1 Historic Theatre Restoration Fee
541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org  

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