U2 were planning a surprise concert in Times Square tonight for World AIDS Day, but Bono’s bike accident put the event in jeopardy. Now it seems the concert is happening after all (official title: “A (RED) THANK YOU — Presented by (BANK OF AMERICA)RED”), and the circumstances have led to a lineup that’s arguably more special than a regular U2 appearance. “U2 Minus 1″ will headline the event with Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin taking turns standing in for Bono. Kanye West and Carrie Underwood will also perform. Those attending in person are instructed to enter Times Square at 50th St. & Broadway. Get more info here, and watch the livestream below starting at 7:30PM EST.
UPDATE: Here’s what was performed…
U2 – “Beautiful Day” (with Chris Martin)
U2 – “With Or Without You” (with Chris Martin)
Carrie Underwood – “Change”
Carrie Underwood – “Something In The Water”
Kanye West – “Power”
Kanye West – “Jesus Walks”
Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
Kanye West – “Stronger”
Kanye West – “Touch The Sky”?
U2 – “Where The Streets Have No Name” (with Bruce Springsteen)
U2 – “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” (with Bruce Springsteen)
And here’s Kanye’s “LAURA WE ON TV” moment.