"The live version of this song represents for me where U2 is all about, being the total performance so much more than the sum of its parts. Every band member has a valuable and distinct contribution in this song."
"The songs feel like they were written for this moment. It's sort of the theme of the Joshua Tree tour."
- Bono, 2017
did you know
The title of the song Hawkmoon 269 came from a place U2 passed by during the Conspiracy of Hope tour called Hawkmoon. The number 269 stands for the amount of mixes the song needed before it was ready, it took the band three weeks to record.