Noel Gallagher made a surprise appearance at U2’s show at London’s O2 Arena last night. The High Flying Birds guitarist joined the group onstage during their encore to assist on their 1987 hit “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and a cover of the Beatles’ Summer of Love anthem “All You Need Is Love.”
“We’d like to bring out one of my heroes, one of the band’s heroes, to help us with this next tune,” U2 frontman Bono said as he introduced Gallagher.
The concert was the second of U2’s six sold-out shows at London’s O2 Arena. The group is currently on its Innocence + Experience tour.
Gallagher has long been a fan of the group, having sung their praises in interviews over the years.
“I’ve been a fan since hearing ‘New Year’s Day’ in 1983 and I’ve seen them loads of time,” he told U2.com in May of this year after catching the group’s show in San Jose early in the tour. “With the greatest respect in the world, when I saw the 360° Tour I thought that was the end of something, and not in a bad way. I thought, This is so staggering and huge and tall, so amazing, I thought this was the end of something and I wondered what the beginning of the next thing will be—and here it is. It was staggering—and only the fourth show.”