Bono, Beyonce, Dave Stewart and The Edge performed ‘American Prayer’ and ‘46664 Long walk to freedom’ at Capetown’s Greenpoint Stadium in South Africa on Saturday.
Audio at U2exit.com: American Prayer, 46664, One, Amandla
Bono introduced the initiater of the 46664 campaign, Nelson Mandela. The former president told the audience that people with AIDS “are serving a prison term for life.”
The Sunday Mirror’s cartoonist Niall O’Loughlin has painted a new portrait of Bono. You can see it on his website. Some of Niall’s caricature’s of other celebs including The Edge can be found at sale-of-art.com.
Otto Kitsinger has put U2photos.com back online after a three month break.
If you were hoping to buy some of Otto’s great U2 prints, you’re in luck. The store is back online for the Thanksgiving weekend, through Monday, December 1. Print sale info is on every page and if you use http://www.u2photos.com/?key=u2log to enter the site, you get an additional $6 off the already discounted offer. Nifty!
Is there dissension among the band regarding the format of the next tour? According to a spy for The Mirror, Bono and Larry want to do a stadium tour, whereas Adam and Edge feel an arena tour would be better. The spy told the tabloid, “Bono reckons they should stick to the stadiums playing to 70,000 people a night.”
Bono is forging more ties to the great city of New York. New York magazine reports that he has purchased Le Zoo, a French bistro, in the West Village and intends to reopen it next year with a new chef.
According to Page Six of the New York Post, the entire band was recently spotted in New York’s Harry Cipriani, dining with Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea.
Lifepress.com: Photo of Bono at Cipriani
Bono attended the New York premiere of Jim Sheridan’s “In America” on Monday. Five time Oscar nominee Sheridan’s autobiographical film is getting good reviews and is tipped for a nomimation this year.
Jim Sheridan & Bono (Reuters photos)
Bono & Emma Bolger
Wire Image photos
It was a Friday night. And not just literally.
Three years to the day after musician and artist Gavin Friday narrated the Prokofiev classic “Peter and the Wolf” at Dublin Castle, with the orchestra from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, to benefit the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF), sixteen original paintings that were done for a companion book to Friday’s new musical version were auctioned to benefit the charity. On this spring-like November evening (Nov. 21), bidders and friends filled an intimate room at Christie’s New York in Rockefeller Center. They came to support the IHF as well as the hard work of the project’s engine.
Ruth Barohn reports for U2log.com with Christopher Conroy.
The night begins with Gavin. Gavin Friday is the person who conceived the “Peter and the Wolf” CD and book project to aid the Irish Hospice Foundation. His arrival at Christie’s in New York City tonight (Nov. 21) marked the beginning of the end of the project: the auction of the book’s illustrations, drawn by his friend Bono.
“Voices and Poetry of Ireland” is now available for purchase at Amazon.co.uk. A pdf file of extracts from the book can be viewed at the publisher’s web site. For information on the artists contributing to this collection, which benefits Focus Ireland, see our earlier story.