“No one’s ever written a song about me,” John said during the concert. “This is such a heartfelt song. And … it’s ‘The Hands of Angels.'”
The slow, piano ballad featured Russell alone on the keys with the help of the band’s four talented women vocalists. They almost overshadowed Russell because they seemed to come in clearer and louder.
John then came back out and pointed to the audience and walked to Russell and gave him a hug.
Russell then walked off stage with a cane and John started 1970’s “Burn Down the Mission.”