Bono: Every Breaking Wave, When Love Comes to Town busking benefits charity |


Bono, Hozier, and more busk in Dublin for charity

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Bono has been participating in an annual busking tradition in Dublin on Christmas Eve to support The Simon Community, a local homeless charity. While the U2 frontman missed last year due to a bike accident, he came back in full force accompanied by Hozier, Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard, Kodaline, and more. 

The assembled talent busked on Dublin’s Grafton Street featuring renditions of U2’s “Every Breaking Wave” and “When Love Comes to Town,” as well as Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” 

The Script, who were also in attendance, tweeted prior to the event, “Anyone around Grafton Street at 5:30? Gonna Periscope something cool.” Though the broadcasts concluded, you can see some of the performance in the video below (found via Rolling Stone)


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Earlier this year, U2 disguised themselves to busk in the New York City subway for Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show. More recently, they brought Eagles of Death Metal on stage during a concert in Paris to support the band and acknowledge the terrorist attacks that rocked the city last month.