Saturday 16 February 2019

Sir Bob Geldof talks of 'cathartic' gig that helped him 'purge' some of the things going on in his head

Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats playing live at Vicar Street in October last year
Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats playing live at Vicar Street in October last year
Bob Geldof with his daughter Peaches

Sir Bob Geldof describes his first live performance since the tragic loss of daughter Peaches as "cathartic".

Sir Bob performed with the Boomtown Rats at the Volksfest festival in Plymouth, his first live gig with the band since the death of his daughter on April 7th.

Speaking after his performance, the Irish musician said the experience of performing on stage was "cathartic" and helped him to "purge" some of the things going on in my head".

Sir Bob added that the gig would help him to sleep well, which "will be the first time I've slept well in weeks".

Peaches Geldof died at her home on 7 April 2014. At the opening of her inquest, Kent Police said recent heroin use "was likely to have played a role" in her death.

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