U2: Out of the Arms of America

Bono is frightened by a lot of what he sees in America these days.

At U2’s Experience + Innocence tour opener Wednesday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he told the crowd, "It’s getting dangerous out there in America, and I’m not just talking about the weather." 

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Using a megaphone decorated in the stars and stripes, he stood in front of a video screen projecting KKK rallies and other provocative images and slogans.

The whole thing set the song "American Soul," which they performed in front of a huge transparent American flag, while Bono spoke of "praying for the safety of the American dream."

U2 perform tonight (Friday) in Saint Louis, with shows Monday and Tuesday night in San Jose, California.

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