Report: McCartney, The Rolling Stones, & U2 Might Play Ukraine Benefit Gig
Plans are said to be in the works for a major “Live Aid-like” benefit concert in support of the Ukraine and President Volodymyr Zelensky. According to The Sun, organizers are hoping to attract Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, U2, Adele, Florence And The Machine, Noel Gallagher, the Killers, and Pink to play London’s Wembley Stadium on June 24th for a massive, globally televised concert.
An unnamed source told the paper, “It’s going to be huge, properly A-list and on a global scale. It’s something people have wanted to do for a while, but a date has now been nailed down and booked at Wembley Stadium. Invitations to perform are going out thick and fast to the biggest names in the business. Of course, there is an awareness that at relatively short notice many superstars will have prior commitments. But they’re optimistic that a number of those they’ve spoken to are already on board.”
The insider went on to say, “For bands like U2 and Bono, who are pretty outspoken about their views on war and conflict, it feels like a great opportunity to keep hammering home the severity of the situation out in Ukraine.”
We caught up with Bono a while back and he explained why U2 remains as socially active as they are: [“One thing I’m very sure about is that I am a spoiled-rotten rock star. I am over-paid, over-nourished, and over-dressed (laughter). And I’m sure the work that the band have done is some kind of Catholic guilt — but it’s working, so we’ll continue with it.”] SOUNDCUE (:16 OC: . . . continue with it)