Bono on Europe taking in refugees: ‘This week, something incredible happened’

2014U2_Bono-music-people re-el magazine

8 September 2015

Tags:free music search, music the music, live music, music videos


U2 frontman Bono has praised Europe’s decision to accept Syrian refugees fleeing conflict in their home region.

The singer recently spoke to Italian newspaper La Stampa about the recent refugee crisis in Europe, saying that “This week, something incredible happened”.

Bono said, “We might truly be at a turning point for what Europe wants to be in the 21st century… This week, something incredible happened, and Europe isn’t the same as it was seven days ago.”

He also said that pictures of German children offering their toys to Syrian refugees “will remain in the history of Europe” and labelled German Chancellor Angela Merkel as “a moral symbol for Europe”.

Bono spoken about the refugee crisis during his band’s show in Turin last week (September 5). Speaking between songs, Bono said: “We don’t know what the answer to the refugee crisis in Europe and Africa is, but we know that if we don’t figure it out, then Europe, which is a beautiful idea, will be no more. So we have to figure it out, whatever it is.”

Bono also changed the lyrics to ‘Pride (In The Name Of Love)’ to include the line “One boy washed up on an empty beach“, in reference to refugee toddler Aylan Kurdi, whose image has become the symbol of the crisis.

U2 have been on tour since May, and arrive in the UK in October. Their UK tour dates are as follows:

London O2 Arena (October 26, 29, 30, November 2, 3)
Glasgow Hydro Arena (November 6, 7)

Tags:free music search, music the music, live music, music videos

Source

 


 

 

Music see also….

 

Miguel gig in L.A. features surprise guests Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky

6 September 2015

2013wireless_sat_miguel-music people re-el magazineMiguel’s Hollywood Forever Cemetary gig in Los Angeles last night (September 4) featured a string of high-profile….read more

 

 


Justin Bieber Scores First U.K. No. 1 Single With ‘What Do You Mean?

5 September 2015

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 02: Justin Bieber Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on September 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon")

The Weeknd’s third album, Beauty Behind the Madness (XO/Republic/Universal Island), entered the U.K. chart….read more

 

 


Beyonce, One Direction, Coldplay Unite for UN’s Global Goals Campaign

4 September 2015

MIAMI, FL - JULY 10: Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" at the American Airlines Arena on July 10, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Beyonce wore a royal blue hand-beaded jumpsuit by Vrettos Vrettakos, Stuart Weitzman shoes and hosiery by Capezio. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)

The United Nations is launching a global campaign with a media blitz and an array of stars from Beyonce….read more

 

 


Eminem’s ‘Stan’ Actually Made This Politician’s Ad Hilarious

2 September 2015

mgid-uma-image-mtv-eminem-music-people re-el magazineIt’s been 15 years since Eminem dropped “Stan” and the song is still making headlines….read more

 

 


Heaven King Slays the Viral Game With New “Hit the Quan” Music Video

30 August 2015

Heaven-King_1-music people re-el magazineLittle diva! Heaven King is back with another sassy, creative, and downright amazing dance number….read more

 

 

 


Categories