Writing in German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Bono says that the flag-waving is one of the band’s “more provocative ideas” for its upcoming tour dates. Talk of the EU today often “sparks a kitchen-table screaming match,” he adds.

“Europe is a thought that needs to become a feeling,” he writes. (In German, for reference, that’s ”Europa ist eine Idee, die zum Gefühl werden muss.”) Berlin, are you ready to rock?!

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