U2's Bono & The Edge Busked For Homeless Charity in Dublin on Christmas Eve: Watch
U2's Bono and The Edge spent their Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) giving back. The singer and guitarist joined a number of fellow musicians in the annual tradition of charity busking when they turned up outside of the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin to play a few holiday songs in support of the Simon Community homeless charity. The annual event, which also featured music from organizer Glen Hansard of The Frames, Damien Rice, Imelda May and a number of other Irish musicians.
According to The Guardian, Hansard performed an upbeat version of George Michael's "Faith" and Rice played a slow cover of Radiohead's "Creep," while Bono and The Edge performed two Christmas carols -- "O Holy Night" and "Night Divine" -- before joining the rest of the musicians for a group sing-along on Darlene Love's 1963 classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," with Bono encouraging onlookers: "as the buckets go around, fill them with silver, fill them with hope -- [it's] the season of hope."
Check out some pictures and video of the event below.
Surreal, but an absolute joy to witness #Bono #U2 singing an acapella version of -- ‘Oh Holy Night’ on the streets of Dublin on #ChristmasEve for the homeless charity #SimonCommunity pic.twitter.com/5KpAuyUSrt— Tom Flynn (@tomflynnphoto) December 25, 2018