Luckily, U2 have friends in high places: Coldplay’s Chris Martin and New Jersey legend Bruce Springsteen filled in, joining other all-star performers Kanye West and Carrie Underwood in Manhattan for a rollicking good time for a good cause. Martin seemed to know he couldn’t fill Bono’s lofty sunglasses, as he wore a T-shirt that said “SUBSTITU2,” but he admirably opened with U2’s “Beautiful Day,” and followed it up with a similarly high-flying performance of”With or Without You.” Underwood then sang a couple of her country hits, before Yeezus himself launched into an intense9-minute-long medley of some of his biggest songs, including “Jesus Walks,” “Black Skinhead,” and “Stronger,” before closing with “Touch the Sky.” (West’s performance starts at about 27:20 in the video above.) Finally, U2 took the stage again, this time joined by the Boss himself, who absolutelyaced the anthemic “Where The Streets Have No Name.” Segments raising awareness about AIDS aired between the sets, including a video appearance by President Barack Obama. Former President Bill Clinton was there in person to kick things off with an empowering speech. “This year for the first time ever,” he said, “more people were put on life-saving medicine than were diagnosed with AIDS,” though he imploredthe audience to continue to do their part to end the virus.According to Reuters , an injured Bono called the former president to personally ask him to do the introduction. Watch the whole show above.
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“It’s very important, I hope the people here get the message,” she said. “I hope they don’t just come to see the concert.” Pace University student Ethan Levy, 18, is a huge Kanye West fan and came specifically to hear the rapper. “I support what they are doing,” he said about the awareness campaign. “I love live music, it puts everyone in a good mood.” For his part, Bono said the world has reached a tipping point in the fight against AIDS. “This year is a World AIDS Day like no other,” Bono said in a statement from Dublin.
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West shared a rather fabulous shot of their one-year-old daughter, Yeezy was not on hand to partake in the festivities. Turns out, he was in Paris having dinner with two friends at Ralph Laurens restaurant, according to Page Six . Last week, Mr. West was spotted on his way to China to work on his highly-anticipated sneaker collaboration with adidas. It is likely that he had unfinished business to attend to, with the masses patiently waiting on the Yeezi kicks as well as his forthcoming album.
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I want to hide. I want to tear down these walls Bruce Springsteen and U2 were the final act. Springsteen and U2 could have entertained the crowd a couple of hours, but their headlining set lasted only two songs. Where the Streets Have No Name, was followed by I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For. Springsteen looked as though he really enjoyed performing with the band. The crowd sang along with the band as Springsteen pointed his microphone over the crowd.
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Bono was hurt in a high energy bike accident in Central Park last month where he sustained various facial fractures, but the show went on with the band changing its name to u2 Minus 1 for the night. Kanye performed Black Skinhead, Power, Jesus Walks, Touch the Sky and Stronger, Pitchfork.com wrote. Martin helped U2 perform Beautiful Day and With or Without You and Springsteen helped with Where the Streets Have No Name and I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For. Singer Bono of U2 speaks at the European People’s Party (EPP) Elections Congress in Dublin March 7, 2014. Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett “The world reached a tipping point in the fight against AIDS — more people were newly added to life-saving treatment than were newly infected with the Kim Kardashian sextape watch online virus, Bono said in a statement, according to Rolling Stone. A lot of people are calling it the beginning of the end of AIDS. He added the show Monday night served to thank people who have fought against AIDS and to inform others about the treatment available. “This year is a World AIDS Day like no other,” he said.
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