David Evans (aka The Edge) played one Leonard Cohen song and three U2 songs on Sunday in the Sistine Chapel.
Only 11 days ago David Evans, laid his father John Gavin Evans to rest at Howth’s Presbyterian Church in the north of Dublin. His father passed away from cancer. Taking a break from the current unorganized U2 Tour of globalist venues, David attended the conference at the Vatican on regenerative medicine called Cellular Horizons this past week. He becomes the first rock star, as he performed four songs, to play in the Sistine Chapel. Describing the chapel The Edge said it was, “the most beautiful parish hall in the world.” Reuters News Service has the rest of the details,
He joked with his audience, telling them he was stunned when asked to play in the chapel, which was painted by Renaissance master Michelangelo in the 16th century.
“When they asked me if I wanted to become the first contemporary artist to play in the Sistine Chapel, I didn’t know what to say because usually there’s this other guy who sings,” the musician said, referring to U2 front man Bono.
“Being Irish you learn very early that if you want to be asked to come back it’s very important to thank the local parish priest for the loan of the hall,” he said.
He then thanked Pope Francis and other Vatican officials “for allowing us to use the most beautiful parish hall in the world”.
The Edge dedicated his performance of “Walk On,” written in 2000 for Myanmar democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi when she was under house arrest, to Pope Francis, who he described as “the people’s pope.
“He’s doing an amazing job and long may he continue,” he added.
The rock star sprinkled his address with technical terms such as bio markers and angiogenesis.
“I can tell this is a really cool audience because normally when I say angiogenesis eyes glaze over,” he said.