Friday, June 14, 2013

VIDEO: U2 redo Sunday Bloody Sunday for agit8 campaign

U2 recorded a new acoustic version of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" on a rooftop in New York City last week for agit8, a global music campaign featuring more than 50 artists rerecording classic protest songs highlighting the history and power of music in changing the world.

agit8 comes on the eve of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland and calls for millions more to raise their voices and demand world leaders take action to end extreme poverty by 2030.

agit8 is supported by the ONE campaign; co-founded by Bono and strictly nonpartisan, ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than three million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease.

Beyond U2, other artists involved in the agit8 campaign include Bruce Springsteen, Green Day and Kid Rock.

Learn more about agit8 here.

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