rollingstone.com is reporting that all four members of U2 will take the stage at a (RED)NIGHTS benefit concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall on October 4th. “Hal Willner Presents: An Evening with Gavin Friday and Friends” will also feature performances from the Turtles’ Flo & Eddie, the Pogues’ Shane McGowan, Laurie Anderson. punk icon Lydia Lunch and, as the name of the event denotes, Gavin Friday and members of his goth band, the Virgin Prunes.
Part of the proceeds from the ticket sales, which went on sale yesterday, will go toward the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. For the guys in U2, their appearances at “An Evening with Gavin Friday and Friends” comes the night after their October 3rd 360 Tour stop in Raleigh, North Carolina, but considering Bono is childhood friends with Friday and a huge supporter of the Global Fund, the show should be a sell out. In fact, it was Friday and the Virgin Prunes’ Guggi who gave Paul Hewson (Bono’s real name) his now-famous nickname.
I hope they perform their current radio single “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight ” off of their “No Line On The Horizon” project. This was their live performance of the song while in Paris – Stade de France as part of the 360° Tour.