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Irish U2 canceled 10 concerts for family reasons

March 10 2006

Irish rockers U2 unexpectedly canceled 10 concerts, which were to be held in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Hawaii. On their website the following message appears: "It was difficult to make such a decision, but we were forced to be on the upcoming concerts because of illness daughter of one of the musicians. U2 fans have to understand us. For further details we will inform. "

Australian TV Channel Nine frontman of U2 Bono called the same reason. The tour was supposed to start March 17 in the New Zealand city of Auckland. Further concerts are planned in Australia, Japan and Hawaii. According to the promoter of Australian and NZ concert of Michael Koppel, the concert tickets were sold out within days, just sold 250,000 tickets.

U2 fans are very upset with the cancellation of long-awaited concert. Note that in Australia the last time U2 came eight years ago in New Zealand - twelve.

Recall that last year, U2 Vertigo Tour in the top three record holders for collections from the shows. Total group earned about $ 140 million.

Get tickets for the show was not easy, and they cost in some countries is too expensive. Tickets for the concert of Irish U2 in Buenos Aires cost about $ 75, roughly two thirds of the employee's monthly wage in Argentina. And yet, people stood in queues at the cash desk for 12 hours, and not all tickets had enough.

Irish idol Bono (Bono) in addition to the tour devotes much time and the fight against AIDS. Recent charitable project a musician was to launch a new brand of Red with Italian designer Giorgio Armani (Giorgio Armani). Bono presented the project at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

The first product of Red Steel Sunglasses : a futuristic model with a color panoramic monolinzoy a metal frame was tested by Bono during a recent tour, Vertigo World Tour.

The project is supported by other well-known brands: American Express, Gap, Converse and others. By the campaign against AIDS was joined by such famous people as the model Helena Christensen (Helena Christensen), Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson (Scarlett Johansson), an American pop singer Pink , the Canadian star Avril Lavigne (Avril Lavigne), actress Charlize Theron (Charlize Theron).

All profits from the sale of goods brand Red goes to the Global Fund to Fight TB, AIDS and malaria in Africa and other charities.

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