Published May 15, 2015U2 are known for their flashy arena shows, but no matter how meticulously orchestrated these gigs are, there's always a chance that something could go wrong. Last night (May 14), the band's "iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE" tour got underway in Vancouver, and guitarist the Edge brought new meaning to his name by falling off the edge of stage mid-song.
The incident happened during the final number of the night, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." The Edge was ambling along a long walkway that extended out into the audience at Rogers Arena, and evidently he lost his bearings, since he casually stepped off the stage and fell to the ground.
Of course, the incident was captured on video, so footage can be seen at the bottom of this page. According to the Province, the Edge was helped up by security and carried on with the song, while frontman Bono continued singing and didn't appear to notice what had happened.
The Edge isn't the first member of U2 to table a tumble as of late. Back in the fall, Bono required surgery after a very nasty fall off his bike, and the singer still isn't able to play guitar. Luckily, it seems like the Edge isn't badly hurt; U2 posted an Instagram photo of what appears to be a scrape on the Edge's arm with the caption, "Didn't see the edge, I'm ok!!" The Edge didn't see the edge? The irony!
U2 are playing at Vancouver's Roger's Arena again tonight. Hopefully the Edge will watch his step this time. See the group's tour schedule here.