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"With Or Without You" & "Smooth Criminal" - 2CELLOS at Lisinski Concert Hall in Croatia, June 2015 [YouTube Official Videos]

Francesco Marano

by Francesco Marano

Published December 1, 2015

Croatian duo 2CELLOS have shared two more fascinating live performances from the Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb, June 2015. Below, watch their take on U2's "With Or Without You" followed by Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" as part of their classical Back to the Roots concert.

2CELLOS Perform "With Or Without You" (U2 Cover)

CREDITS

 

<blockquote>Filmed and edited by MedVid produkcija
Directed by Kristijan Burlovic
Video editing by Ivan Stifanic & Stjepan Hauser
Sound by Miro Vidovic, Luka Sulic & Stjepan Hauser</blockquote>

2CELLOS Perform "Smooth Criminal" (Michael Jackson Cover)

CREDITS

 

<blockquote>Filmed and edited by MedVid produkcija
Directed by Kristijan Burlovic
Video editing by Ivan Stifanic & Stjepan Hauser
Sound by Miro Vidovic, Luka Sulic & Stjepan Hauser</blockquote>

U2's 1987 The Joshua Tree track lends itself beautifully to be reinterpreted as a classical piece, and Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser perform a masterful rendition that's relaxed, yet soars at appropriate moments. Choosing to perform the number instrumentally, the musicians receive a much deserved loud round of applause at its conclusion.

Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" first appeared on the Bad album, also released in 1987. During this performance, the pair demonstrate their speed and intensity, playing the song with precise accuracy and turning an American pop classic into an exciting piece that will leave you astonished.

You can check out the duo's previously shared 2015 live performances from the Lisinski Concert Hall of "Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Violins in A Minor" and "Gabriel's Oboe" here on Zumic. It looks like they have enough material for a live DVD / album, but so far nothing has been announced about that.

To keep up with 2CELLOS latest music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.

Source: 2CELLOS YouTube

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