U2 will take time away from its "360 Tour" to join fellow musicians Laurie Anderson, Rufus Wainwright, Antony Hegarty, Scarlett Johannson, and Courtney Love for a (RED) Campaign benefit concert on October 4 at New York's Carnegie Hall. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, September 16 on CarnegieHall.com, with six different ticket prices set from $35 - $250.
The concert is a part of the newly established (RED) Nights concert series and is presented by producer Hal Willner with a billing as "An Evening with Gavin Friday and Friends." It's no surprise that Irish singer-songwriter Friday was able to pull Bono and company away from touring duties for this event; not only was Bono one of the founders of the (RED) initiative, he and Friday have been friends since childhood.
While details are still being ironed out, U2 will not perform and the band members will mostly likely play with other performers in a one-off collaborative setting. Other musicians that will round out the bill: jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, Martha Wainwright, Lydia Lunch, Maria McKee and Eric Mingus and other surprise guests are promised.