U2’s long time tour manager dies
U2’s longtime tour manager has died.
Dennis Sheehan, who was found dead in his Los Angeles hotel room early Wednesday morning – reportedly from cardiac arrest – was with the band for over 3 decades.
U2 paid tribute to the 68 year old during their second show in LA last night, the second of five shows in the city.
The band paused during its sold out show.
“We look after each other and it takes a lot to put on a show like tonight. Last night we lost a member of our family. Dennis Sheehan was his name. He was U2’s tour manager for 33 years,” Bono said. “He loved, as we all do, the city of Los Angeles and he called the Sunset Marquis his ‘home away from home’.
He came to this city as a young man in the ‘70s, working for Led Zeppelin. He always thought maybe U2 could be the next Led Zeppelin, which of course is impossible.”
Earlier in a statement Bono said, “We’ve lost a family member, we’re still taking it in. He wasn’t just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable.”