We haven’t heard about U2 recently but they are still around, in case you missed their latest activities here there’s a quick recap:
So will Bono be back to busk on Grafton St?
IT HAS become Bono’s annual good deed — an impromptu singalong on Grafton Street on Christmas Eve. But the big question is whether the U2 frontman will be there this year after his appearance last year sparked security concerns when thrilled fans flocked to see him in action. He had joined a team of Irish musicians that included Mundy, Declan O’Rourke and Hothouse Flowers rocker Liam O Maonlai to busk for homeless charities. He did the same thing in Christmas 2010 and 2009. However, gardai had to remove the stars from Grafton Street to St Stephen’s Green park because of safety concerns sparked by over-enthusiastic fans. (full story)
New limited-edition U2 t-shirt launched to mark human rights day
Hard Rock has launched a new limited-edition U2 t-shirt to mark international human rights day (10 December) and raise funds for Amnesty International. U2 joins a legendary roster of rock icons – including The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Jon Bon Jovi, Shakira, Ringo Starr and John Lennon – as part of Hard Rock’s “Signature Series”, which has helped to raise millions of dollars for charitable causes worldwide. (full story)
U2 firm needs elevation after €1.7m cash fall (12.03.12)
The cash pile at a company controlled by the four members of U2 fell nearly €1.7m last year as the company slipped into the red. New figures for the loss-making U2 Ltd show the firm’s accumulated profits plunged by €2m, from €2.978m to €975,837, in the 12 months to the end of December last.
Figures lodged with the Companies Office show the cash pile at the band’s firm last year dropped by €1.7m to €2.3m.
The loss follows a pre-tax profit of €46,571 in 2010.
Auditors Mazars confirmed the company recorded a loss last year. (full story)