U2 played their first live show in three years at a Haiti benefit concert in Beverly Hills this weekend.
The band took to the stage at actor Sean Penn’s third annual Help Haiti benefit at the Montage Hotel. The brief set consisted of a collection of hits including ‘I Will Follow’, ‘Vertigo’, and ‘Desire’, reports Billboard. Bono and The Edge also performed on their own, covering Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ with Haitian singer Anaelle Jean-Pierre. Clips from the performance can be seen in the video above.
U2 were also the recipients of a Golden Globe at this year’s awards, which took place in Los Angeles last night (January 12). The band’s ‘Ordinary Love’, taken from the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom was named Best Original Song at the ceremony. 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle were among the big winners on the night. The awards were hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
Reports recently claimed that U2 would release their new album in April and an announcement could be made at Super Bowl XLVIII in February, with representatives for the band currently negotiating a deal with brands to announce the LP. Bassist Adam Clayton recently confirmed that the group were planning to wrap up recording by the end of this year.
Last year, U2 were reportedly spotted entering a New York studio with Coldplay’s Chris Martin, fuelling speculation that the singer may appear on the band’s new album. All four members of the rock group were seen at the Electric Lady Studios in New York in May, where Danger Mouse was reportedly mixing the new material.