BOOMTOWN Rats singer Bob Geldof paid tribute to The Pogues' guitarist Philip Chevron as the reformed band completed a weekend of sold out shows in the Irish capital.
The 62-year-old rock star and his bandmates Pete Briquette, Simon Crowe and Garry Roberts, performed the second of consecutive gigs at Vicar Street in Dublin last night.
Before breaking into the song, he spoke to the crowd about making a stand for future generations.
"Those of our generation will remember growing up in the 70s and the gangsters ripping everybody off," Geldof said. "Anyone who tells you Ireland was different to that is lying. "It happened to our generation, we expected things would get better. Every Rats song calls for change.
"We ended up [wrecking] things for our generation, don't let that happen to the next one."
Geldof put aside his preparations for next year's adventure on the Space XC commercial service to return to the stage and belt out the group's original hits for 2,000 fans in the intimate setting.
The band opened with '(I Never Loved) Eva Braun' after which Geldof paused to joke with the crowd about his suit – which had "come back to haunt me after 25 years".
The Boomtown Rats formed in 1975 and over the summer picked up their instruments for the first time in over two decades to reform and join the line-up of music acts to play on the festival circuit.
The band, who are best known for their hit song 'I Don't Like Mondays', performed at the Isle of Wight festival last June and a month later entertained the masses with an energetic set as part of the 2013 Live at the Marquee in Cork programme.
Geldof has become an active humanitarian in recent years, but has admitted that his life is only complete through music.