At the invitation of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Bono and The Edge of U2 performed a set in Kyiv on Sunday.
The two played 10-songs in the Khreshchatyk subway station, which now serves as a bomb shelter. Rolling Stone reports that they were joined by a number of Ukrainian musicians, who’ve given up their regular work to join the armed forces in their effort to repel the Russian invasion of their homeland.
Bono tweeted, “President @ZelenskyyUa invited us to perform in Kyiv as a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people and so that’s what we’ve come to do.” During their set he added, “The people in Ukraine are not just fighting for your own freedom, you are fighting for all of us who love freedom. We pray that you will enjoy some of that peace soon.”
There’s video of some of the set, including “With or Without You,” on YouTube.
- “Sunday Bloody Sunday”
- “Stand By Me” (with “Me” replaced by “Ukraine”)
- “Angel of Harlem”
- “With of Without You”
- “Pride (In the Name of Love)”
- “Stand By Me”
- “Walk On”