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U2 performs at ‘We are One’
Bono and The Edge on stage in Washington, originally uploaded by Presidential Inaugural Committee. Photographer: Kevin Mazur
U2 performed ‘Pride’ and ‘City of Blinding Lights’ at the ‘We are One’ inaugural concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Sunday. During Pride, Bono addressed president-elect Obama: “This is not just an American dream, but also an Irish dream, a European dream, an African dream … an Israeli dream and a Palestinian dream…”.
U2 rehearses at Lincoln Memorial
U2, all wrapped up ‘New Year’s Day’-style, rehearsing ‘City of Blinding Lights’ for “We Are One,” the Obama inaugural celebration event, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The event will be broadcast live on HBO. Details are available on HBO’s website.