Dennis Sheehan, Tour Manager of U2, Dies After L.A. Show


U2’s tour manager of more than 30 years, Dennis Sheehan, has passed away. According to U2-Managermultiple reports – including one from Variety – The Los Angeles County Fire Department was summoned to the Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood at 5:30am local time, for a reported cardiac arrest. Sheehan was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.

“We’ve lost a family member, we’re still taking it in,” comments Bono on “He wasn’t just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable.”

“With profound sadness we confirm that Dennis Sheehan, U2’s longstanding tour manager and dear friend to us all, has passed away overnight. Our heartfelt sympathy is with his wonderful family,” adds Arthur Fogel, CEO Global Touring, Chairman Global Music Live Nation Global Touring.

Sheehan’s passing occurred following the first of five shows U2 had scheduled at The Forum in Los Angeles. The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour just began on May 14 in Vancouver, BC.

At this moment, U2 hasn’t announced how or if Sheehan’s passing will affect the current tour, including tonight’s performance.

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