U2’s Bono visits Ukraine to show solidarity

9 May, 10:04 AM
Bono performs in Kyiv metro (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Bono performs in Kyiv metro (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Bono, the lead singer of the Irish rock band U2, arrived in Ukraine to show his support and give a concert in the Kyiv metro.

Volunteers, territorial defense forces representatives, servicemen and residents of the capital came to listen to Bono (Paul David Hewson) and The Edge (David Howell Evans), famed members of the band U2. A video of their performance on the platform of the Khreshchatyk station in Kyiv was shared on NV's Telegram channel  on May 8.

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The frontman of the Ukrainian band Antytila, Taras Topolya, also joined the musicians to perform several songs together.

Topolya called on the world community to help Ukrainian defenders in Mariupol. Later the same day, Bono visited the war-torn town of Borodyanka in Kyiv Oblast. 

According to Bono, Volodymyr Zelensky personally invited him to perform in Kyiv in solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

The musician visited Kyiv for the first time in 2018 as a special guest at the Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES).

Earlier, Bono published a poem dedicated to Ukraine and its President Volodymyr Zelensky.

World-famous stars have become frequent guests in Ukraine. On April 30 Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie visited Lviv. 

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