U2 rehearsing in the Canal+ studios on Monday. Bono does his best Elvis impersonation.
The French TV channel Canal + had been preparing for this for a week: the welcoming of U2 as very special guests of the daily show “Le Grand Journal”. This show has become a reference for political and cultural events, a talk show offering one of the most state-of-the-art musical set.
Monday evening’s show was an exceptional event, since U2 had never done any live performance on any French television set before. Canal + was totally themed around U2 for the night, even broadcasting their advertising jingles under the colors and design of U2.
U2 played “Breathe” live for the first time on Le Grand Journal on Canal+ in France on Monday evening. The tallest Frenchman in the world followed Bono, singing his heart out, back onto the stage after a brief trip into the audience. (Get an mp3 of this song at U2exit.com)