"The concert in the RDS was the most successful concert of its size I've ever been at in Dublin. There was such an atmosphere of celebration, from the front rows to the back. That kind of feeling between band and audience always leaves me breathless."
- Bono on the ZooTV shows in Dublin, 1993
Bono made his first live solo appearance on April 30, 1989, at a fundraising event in the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, singing his own musical adaptations of two poems by William Butler Yeats.