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Watch U2's Bono and The Edge surprise concert from a Kyiv bomb shelter

 U2’s Bono and the Edge performed a surprise acoustic concert in a Kyiv subway station currently being used as a bomb shelter in the Ukraine capital.  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy invited U2 to perform in the capital city “as a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people,” as the band revealed in a tweet this morning.

 

Bono and the Edge performed the U2 classic “With or Without You,”  “Desire,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “Angel of Harlem,” “Vertigo” and a version of Ben E King’s “Stand By Me” during the 40 minute set

 

Bono told the audience “The people in Ukraine are not just fighting for your own freedom, you are fighting for all of us who love freedom.  We pray that you will enjoy some of that peace soon.”

 

Bono invited Ukrainian singer Taras Topolya and his bandmates from Antytila—who are serving as soldiers amid the invasion—to join them as well.