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Dennis Sheehan, tour manager for Irish supergroup U2, dies at 68
Dennis Sheehan, tour manager for Irish supergroup U2, dies at 68

Dennis Sheehan suffers an apparent heart attack early Wednesday in a West Hollywood hotel room Nearly half a century ago, an Irish teenager with a love of rock music decided it was time to trade in his own dreams of playing in a band for something a bit more solid. So Dennis Sheehan decided to work behind the scenes instead, first helping little-known groups such as Jimmy James & the Vagabonds on their nascent concert tours before graduating to assignments with bona fide rock stars like Led Zeppelin, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, The Damned, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Soft Cell. But for more than 30 years, Sheehan was best known as tour manager for Irish superstar group U2, for whom he had...

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