The very Joshua tree made famous by U2 with the band’s album of the same name has been damaged, presumably by an overzealous fan.
Musicians and humanitarians Bono, Annie Lennox, Sting, Shakira and many more have banded together to put out a call to action.
Bono explained a lot in a message to fans that he posted to U2’s website, including that his guitar playing days may be over. But “the band have reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this.”
While songs like “Shake It Off,” “All About That Bass” and more rose to the top of the charts, these are the stories we were reading to accompany them.
As it turns out, giving away a record for free wasn’t an extension of U2’s celebrated altruism, it was the most selfish thing they ever did…and for a band responsible for ‘Rattle & Hum,’ that’s saying a lot.
Following the surprise release of their album Songs of Innocence, U2 have revealed they will release a full visual album to accompany it today.
Montreal, Chicago, Boston and New York each get a new pair of shows.
The rocker called in to KROQ to discuss U2’s future plans and what Bono’s accident means for them.
Tickets for the tour go on sale Monday, Dec. 8.
Kanye West and Carrie Underwood also performed—though not with U2.