Jan
15
2014

Celebrating Haiti

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15 January 2014
Celebrating Haiti
The band played a surprise short set to close Sean Penn's third annual benefit 'Help Haiti Home' at the weekend. Here's some clips.



'It's been a while since we played a hotel lounge,' said Bono, when the band took the stage at the Montage Hotel. 'I think the last time was a bar mitzvah.'

Performing I Will Follow, Desire and Vertigo to an audience of Hollywood stars, the night before The Golden Globes, it was a fine way to close an evening which raised $6 million for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, working to  support the people of Haiti make a sustainable recovery from the 2010 earthquake.



Earlier Edge and Bono had joined Haitian singer Anaelle Jean-Pierre on stage for a version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. There was also a performance by Israeli musician Asaf Avidan and speeches from actors Idris Elba and Emma Thompson. The event was presented by CNN's Anderson Cooper, who told the audience, 'Haiti pulses with life. Tonight, we celebrate that life, and that hope and that strength.'



Sean Penn described what the organisation he founded has done and what the money raised will be used for. 'When I first arrived after the earthquake, we were managing a camp of 60,000 people. It was the biggest camp in Port Au Prince. To know all those people are in homes and have been relocated because of our program.. to walk through that piece of land now that used to be wall to wall tents, that was pretty moving.'


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8  Comments
Bad - 06 February, 2014
Great Snippets
But need more of this!!!..Please...
envy - 20 January, 2014
Style
enjoyed watching these clips...they look fantastic. there music and ability to perform and captivate a live audience just gets better and better.. have to say adam still owns the stage...no doubt a 60's rare colour jazz bass and the holy grail of ampeg amps! rock on
Maryhope - 17 January, 2014
Proud to be silver grey
Grey has always been sexy to me All you boys should reveal true beauty of grey hair U have earned it
NanyandGonzo - 16 January, 2014
Together!
An example of what humans could achieve if they only set their minds to that purpose. My musical Gods are more than amazing, I'm so happy when I see them together playing, wish there were longer videos of this.
nicoverhelle - 16 January, 2014
yeah yeah
They're back. So great to see them play together after such a long time!
norwaylad - 16 January, 2014
Back on the road
Can never understand why these Clips are sooo short. But a great cause .
Flooores - 15 January, 2014
A beautiful start to a beautiful cause!
Congratulations U2, for choosing such a beautiful cause to return to the stage! P.S: Release at least one full video! ;)
Alejandra_EvansMullenClaytonHewson - 15 January, 2014
Adam looks so sexy!
well... all them 4 are really sexy :P
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