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  • U2 sets December dates for Paris concerts postponed by attacks

    1 week ago

    Irish rock band U2 set early December dates for concerts in Paris on Monday, after cancelling two earlier performances following the attacks by Islamic State militants that took 130 lives.

    U2 said they hoped to reflect the indomitable spirit of the city with their "iNNOCENCE +...

  • No, Bono did not disguise himself as a Hasidic Jew

    December 5, 2014 | 1:31 pm

    Bono has dressed up in many styles throughout his career, from a classic leather-jacketed rock star to his Mr. Macphisto alter ego in the early ’90s.

    However, U2 guitarist The Edge recently gave the world a new outfit in which to imagine Bono: that of a Hasidic Jew.


  • Israeli “Celine Dion,” Persian sensation Andy and a song of unity

    By Ryan Torok

    August 6, 2012 | 12:16 pm

    Performing at the Greek Theatre last weekend, 23-year-old Israeli singer and philanthropist Liel Kolet joined Iranian-Armenian pop star Andy for a song of peace.

    The power ballad, “We Hear Your Voice,” brought together Andy and Kolet and musicians from across the world,...

  • U2’s Bono on surprise Israel visit

    April 10, 2012 | 10:30 am

    U2 lead singer Bono is on a personal visit to Israel.

    The Irish singer, whose given name is Paul David Hewson, was seen at a restaurant and bar in Jaffa port with friends, surrounded by tight security.

    U2 last performed in Israel in 1997; Bono reportedly does not have any current...

  • Aviv Geffen to open for U2

    August 24, 2010 | 10:08 am

    Israeli rock musician Aviv Geffen will be the opening act for U2.

    Geffen will join SnowPatrol in warming up the crowd at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece on Sept. 3 for U2’s 360 Tour, Geffen announced on his website.

    Geffen released his first album in English last year. In addition to being a solo artist, he performed with British musician Steven Wilson as the Blackfield Duo.