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U2 Donates Whopping Sum to Live Music Industry During Pandemic

U2, a band renowned for their long-running charitable efforts on a global scale, is continuing to give back during the coronavirus pandemic. After donating €10m to Irish COVID-19 relief efforts back in April, the rock outfit is now donating an additional $1,500,000 to provide relief for the live music industry, which is suffering economically as the pandemic forces closures of live music venues, leaving many out of work.

That $1.5 million sum includes a €200,000 donation to a recent fundraiser for Ireland’s live music industry. Last Saturday (July 25), U2 participated in the Songs From An Empty Room benefit, which found Bono and The Edge playing a snippet of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to their roadies, who apparently are fond of busting out the Zep classic while setting up the band’s gear on tour.

The band has kept busy in the pandemic. Earlier in July, U2 launched their own limited-edition SiriusXM channel, U2 X-Radio, which features shows hosted by Bono and The Edge and U2 fans.

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