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By Andy Malt | Printed on Monday 9 Could 2022
Bono and The Edge past night carried out a 40 moment acoustic established in a bomb shelter in Kyiv, following accepting an invitation from Ukrainian president Volodmyr Zelenskiy.
The musicians performed to close to 100 men and women in a subway station at this time getting made use of as a shelter from attacks on the city. In a statement, the musicians explained that Zelenskiy “invited us to perform in Kyiv as a present of solidarity with the Ukrainian people and so that is what we’ve arrive to do”.
The established included U2 hits these as ‘With Or With out You’, ‘Desire’, ‘Angel Of Harlem’ and ‘Vertigo’, as well as a cover of Ben E King’s ‘Stand By Me’ carried out with Taras Topolia, frontman of the band Antytila, who not long ago also appeared on a remix of Ed Sheeran’s ‘2step’, even though also preventing in the Ukrainian army.
All through the general performance, Bono told the audience that of all the good cities all over the globe there was “nowhere in the whole world that we would relatively be in nowadays than in the wonderful town of Kyiv”.
“The people in Ukraine are not just battling for your individual liberty, you are combating for all of us who really like freedom”, he stated. “This evening, 8th of May well, photographs will ring out in the Ukraine sky, but you will be no cost at previous. They can acquire your life, but they can never ever take your pride”.
Different pieces of footage of the present recorded on cellular phones have previously created it on line, even though it also appears that the set was getting filmed for professional broadcast.
Bono and The Edge were being afterwards viewed going to web sites around Kyiv, The Edge telling reporters – according to Sky News – “Musicians and poets and writers do have a aspect to perform [in opposing Russia’s attacks on Ukraine]. We perform with our tunes and our words. We’re not politicians. But we can communicate to the horror of what we’re standing in the midst of, and just say ‘it’s wrong’. So we’re listed here to bear witness to it”.
U2 reportedly achieved Zelenskiy just before he became president of Ukraine, and his invitation to occur to the place came after they despatched him a poem established to music. That poem was also recently browse by Speaker of the US Residence Of Representatives Nancy Pelosi during a St Patrick’s Day lunch.
View Bono and The Edge perform ‘With Of Without having You’ and ‘Stand By Me’.