Every year, the country of Mali holds its annual desert festival.
This year, the event got a special celeberity guest…
The U2 frontman traveled to the African country and participated in the festivities. He even sang a song under the night sky.
The attendance of the festival has been down due to kidnappings from Al-Qaeda. The military surrounds the festival as an extra precaution.
Overall, the attendance was over 3000, with 300 festival goers coming from the West.
Check out the video above to see Bono get down in Mali!
U2, T-Swizzle, RiRi, oh my!
That's right, Pollstar has released the numbers for the top 25 worldwide tours that took place during 2011, and we have to say some of our favorites made some SERIOUS BANK this past year!
Check out the full list of acts, and what kind of money they're now rolling in…AFTER THE JUMP!
Well done, guys! You put on some FABOOSH performances!
Here's hoping you take the holiday season to rest up, kick back, and get ready!
We expect more ferocity in 2012!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Bono was full of Christmas cheer this past Saturday.
The U2 singer joined Glen Hansard on Christmas Eve and sang for charity in Dublin. Bono caroled the night away with locals with Hansard on guitar.
That must have a great present for the charity!
Check out the pictures to see Bono share the holiday spirit.
[Image via WENN.]
Uh-oh! We had a feeling that this whole mess was going to be a little less-than-amicable, but looks like someone isn't wasting any time!
Julie Taymor filed a lawsuit last week regarding her abrupt firing as director from the so-bad-it's-just-bad, accident-prone, $65 million musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, under claims that the production has infringed upon her creative input, and now, she's lashing out at her collaborators, Bono and The Edge, and asserts that they used her as a scapegoat to escape the bad press they were receiving for all of the injuries and delays!
Who knew there were awards for best tour?? Well, guess what there are!
A a big CONGRATS goes to Taylor Swift, U2, Perry Farrell, and Kenny Chesney, who were among the night's biggest winners at the 8th annual Billboard Touring Awards in New York.
U2 took home the "Legend of Live" award, honoring their 38 years of touring. Um, excuse us, 38 years?!? Holy shiz!!
They were also awards with the Top Tour and Top Draw awards, which acknowledged the band's top grossing and ticket selling tours for their 360° Tour.
Swifty received the Concert Marketing & Promotion award for her 2011 Speak Now tou, while Farrell received the inaugural Apple Award.
We think Taylor needs an award just for all those amazing covers she did every night!
To see the list of all the winners from the evening, click AFTER THE JUMP!
Snow Patrol has covered U2's Mysterious Ways for the upcoming 20th anniversary of Achtung Baby!
The album has been re-recorded with a special CD that contains covers of all the songs by incredible artists.
Like who? Like: Nine Inch Nails, Patti Smith, Depeche Mode, The Killers and Jack White!
Check out Snow Patrol's crack at it above! So good!
The world is still getting over the passing of Steve Jobs.
This past Sunday, several hundred people, including Silicon Valley politicains, luminaries, and celebrities attended a private memorial service at the Memorial Church on the campus of Stanford University.
Including those in attendance were Apple CEO Tom Cook, Maria Shriver, Bono, and Bill Clinton.
Apple employees will