U2 and Patti Smith continued their legendary live collaborations at U2’s show in Paris on Tuesday (July 25). To close out the evening, the band brought Smith out for a performance of “Mothers of the Disappeared.” As Rolling Stone reported, Smith and Bono traded lead vocals on the tune with Smith integrating lyrics from her 1988 song “People Have the Power" into the U2 song. You can check out video of the performance above.
As Rolling Stone also pointed out, U2 and Smith got together for “People Have the Power” a few months back in London. They also delivered a powerful performance of the song during a rescheduled Paris show in December of 2015 shortly after the November Paris attacks.
U2 is currently on tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1987 multi-platinum album, The Joshua Tree. U2 kicks off a second North American leg of the tour on Sept. 3 at Ford Field in Detroit. Follow this link to find tickets on AXS. Patti Smith will be performing at Summer Stage in Central Park on Sept. 14. Click here to find tickets on AXS.