Friday, December 28, 2018

VIDEO: U2 members busk for homeless on Christmas Eve in Dublin

U2’s Bono and The Edge took part in the annual Christmas Eve busking session in support of the homeless in Dublin, and video from the event has surfaced online.

According to The Guardian, the duo delivered acoustic versions of “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” from U2’s 2017 album, “Songs Of Experience”, alongside a pair of Christmas carols, “O Holy Night” and “O Night Divine.”

The rockers then teamed up with fellow busking participants Glen Hansard, Imelda May, Damien Rice and more for the Darlene Love classic, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

The 2018 edition of the annual event in support of the Simon Community – a homelessness charity that helps people who are homeless or at risk of becoming so – marked Bono’s first appearance in three years and his seventh overall.

The latest reports indicate there are almost 10,000 homeless people across Ireland, including nearly 4,000 children.

To learn more and/or to donate directly, visit Simon Community at

U2’s recently-completed Experience + Innocence tour earned $126.2 million in revenue at the box office in 2018; with shows in North America and across Europe, the Irish rockers played before almost 1 million fans over the course of the 59-date tour.

See also:

U2 Experience + Innocence tour tops $125 million
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