Bono denies Live Aid II rumour

Bono has dismissed reports earlier this week that he’s planning to organise ‘Live Aid II’:

“At this point there are no plans for a Live Aid 2. It’s always there in the background but right now, no. Right now we’re after billions (of dollars) not millions. A Live Aid 2 would help, but it wouldn’t fix the problem.” (source: NME)

Bono was speaking to the press in Dublin on Tuesday where he met with Development ministers of the 25 EU member states. Bono urged the ministers to reform aid development.

You can watch Bono talking to the BBC about these issues at

  • DATA: Official statement on Live Aid 2 rumour (pdf)
  • Reuters: Bono denies plans for a Live Aid 2
  • U2’s Bono attacks EU aid failures
  • IOL: Bono calls for aid reform