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Tanner Stransky
May 23, 2011 AT 12:00 PM EDT

U2 bandmembers Bono and The Edge will indeed perform on Wednesday’s tenth season finale of American Idol, but it won’t be as a part of U2. Instead, the group confirms on its official website that the pair will accompany the cast of Broadway’s Spider-Man musical — including star Reeve Carney, who plays Peter Parker — on the two hour event. Earlier reports had suggested that U2 would appear as a group, which prompted the band’s clarification about the performance. The appearance by U2 and Bono is no surprise, though, considering that the struggling Spider-Man production, which is filled with songs written by the pair from U2, has rebooted and is headed into super-promotion mode while gearing up for its official opening on June 14.

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