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Gallery: Bonnaroo 2017—U2’s Epic First U.S. Festival Headline Performance

The Edge’s guitar playing blew our brains out. Besides that, here’s a glimpse of who played what on the farm, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Royal Blood, Kaleo, Umphrey’s McGee, and others in between.


RHCP guitarist Josh Klinghoffer was vigorous and synchronized with bassist Flea from the get-go, as they launched into a trifecta of funk straight out of the gate: an intro jam, “Can’t Stop” off their latest album, The Getaway, and “Dani California.” The hits continued, new and old, including “Scar Tissue,” “Californication,” “Dark Necessities,” and the grand finale, “Give It Away.” This 1959 Fender Strat is named “Chick,” after L.A. Lakers announcer Chick Hearn. Klinghoffer busted the middle pickup on a previous tour during the closing solo of “Give It Away,” so his tech Ian Sheppard slapped on a Band-Aid for good measure.