Bono joins George W. Bush, Dr. Carl June and others in the HBO special Vice Special Report:Countdown To Zero on World AIDS Day, December 1 at 9 p.m. EST. The report will highlight current research being done to cure HIV AIDS, as well as show how the those living with the disease are no longer being given a life sentence. It will be available on HBO On Demand starting on Dec. 2.
Fans attending the upcoming U2 I+E concert in Belfast are organizing, White Out Belfast, to “make a statement in the name of peace, love and music” and pay respects to victims of terror around the globe.
Words disobey me. It is sometimes so very, very hard to express the pain and sorrow for those suffering from bereavement. But this weekend has been somewhat different, as I think we are all in bereavement, even if we haven’t actually suffered any direct bereavement. I hardly need to go further to describe Friday evening’s atrocity in Paris,
U2 made a brief visit to a memorial shrine setup near the Bataclan concert venue in Paris to pay the band’s respects to the victims of Friday’s terrorist attacks in the city.
All four band members were on hand to lay wreaths and place a handwritten tribute at the site. They bowed heads for a brief moment of prayer/silence and then went on their way. Below is AFP video of their visit to the site, and a photographer’s snapshot of the tribute U2 wrote and placed at the shrine.
Earlier in the day,
Bono told Dave Fanning on his RTE2 radio show this morning that the remaining two shows in Paris have been postponed. “It’s up to the French authorities and the city to decide when we can go back,” he said.
Bono told Fanning:
Everybody is safe in our party, which is great. We haven’