[2014-12-01] Chris Martin to guest front U2 at (RED)

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U2 MINUS 1 - LIVE IN NEW YORK TONIGHT

Friends have stepped in to save U2’s surprise World AIDS Day (RED) performance which was jeopardised by Bono’s November 16 bike accident in Central Park.

Kanye West and Carrie Underwood will perform at the event - tonight at 7.30pm - and Chris Martin and Bruce Springsteen will join U2 Minus 1, as the singer remains under doctors' orders to refrain from performing until fully recuperated from his injuries.

The World AIDS Day event in Times Square will begin promptly at 7.30pm and feature performances from special guests Kanye West and Carrie Underwood.

Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr. will be joined by Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, each of whom will take a turn as frontman on the U2 songs. Appearing at the personal invitation of U2, Springsteen and Martin have graciously donated their time and talents to save the World AIDS Day event from cancellation.

"This year is a World AIDS Day like no other," said Bono, speaking from Dublin. "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 virus. A lot of people are calling it the beginning of the end of AIDS.
"We wouldn’t be at this point without American leadership, people from the left and the right. Today, 13 million people have access to life-saving treatment, up from 300,000 just over ten years ago. Americans don’t know the role they’ve played in this fight. Tonight’s event is to inform them and thank them.”

A (RED) Thank you Presented by will be broadcast live on YouTube, radio across the US including iHeart Radio which is becoming iHeart (RED) for World AIDS Day and as part of ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown.

The event starts at 7.30pm EST at Duffy Square in Times Square, on Broadway between 46th & 47th Streets. Attendees should enter at 50th Street and Broadway.

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WOW!!!!
 

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Thanks gai, you were 2 seconds ahead of me :p deleted the thread I made, now to get to NYC!
 

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youtube stream:

[video=youtube;HzI_UN8_MOo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzI_UN8_MOo[/video]
 

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Oh my precious sleep.... I have a test tomorrow, better don't let this ruin it but damn, U2, Springsteen and Chris Martin :dazzled:
 

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Went away to have something to eat and now i'm wandering what the hell was in my food!

Chris Martin playing with U2, along with The Boss too, insane.... My two favourite bands of all time collide

These smilies...

 

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Hmmm, that's interesting... I've always tried to imagine how Chris' voice would sound in U2 songs. I have something against Bono's voice, it gets annoying very quickly for me in some songs. Would like to hear Chris singing Every Breaking Wave.
 

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What a surprise! I just loged in to this forum and always happens I receive great news here so glad to hear about this. I hope Bono recovers soon
 

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From Coldplay's FB page:

[h=5]Coldplay[/h]about an hour ago

We're pleased to announce that Chris is one of the performers who have stepped in to save U2's surprise World AIDS Day (RED) performance which was jeopardised by Bono’s November 16 bike accident in Central Park.

The World AIDS Day event i... See More





 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Tune in 7:30pmET! <a href="https://twitter.com/U2">@U2</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/coldplay">@Coldplay</a>’s Chris Martin <a href="https://twitter.com/carrieunderwood">@carrieunderwood</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/kanyewest">@kanyewest</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/springsteen">@springsteen</a> help us <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/endAIDS?src=hash">#endAIDS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/onestep4RED?src=hash">#onestep4RED</a> <a href="http://t.co/ozJB3YUTwN">pic.twitter.com/ozJB3YUTwN</a></p>&mdash; (RED) (@RED) <a href="https://twitter.com/RED/status/539511636089110528">December 1, 2014</a></blockquote>
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This is great. Although I dont really know much about U2 songs, it's great to see Chris donating his time for Bono.

And I guess I will miss the entire show. Can someone rip it? :)
 

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Love U2 and Coldplay, so this will be brilliant. Shame it's at 12:30UK time, even if I didn't have a really important Uni interview tomorrow, I'd have to give it a miss. Look forward to seeing it though.
 

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I'll try to record it. Or will the stream be uploaded later on anyway?
 
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