Last night, in honor of World AIDS Day and the 10th anniversaries of charitable organizations ONE and (RED), both co-founded by Bono, the U2 frontman and guitarist the Edge performed at a special event at NYC’s Carnegie Hall. The Daily Show host Trevor Noah emceed, Vice President Joe Biden and Stephen Colbert both spoke, and Miley Cyrus, Jessie J, and Hozier also performed. Hozier and Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste joined Bono and the Edge on “When Love Comes To Town” and the night ended with Jessie J and Miley Cyrus singing “One” with the U2 principals, backed by Orchestra Of St. Luke’s. Cyrus missed her cue for her verse and asked for help, so Bono came in to rescue her. That’s what these charities are all about: lending a helping hand! Watch below.
Last night’s event also marked the kickoff of Bono’s star-studded “once-in-a-lifetime experiences” campaign, in which donating at least $10 to (RED), which raises money to fight AIDS, will enter you into a raffle to win things like a trip to the Game Of Thrones set, an invitation to a “MERRY JANE Wellness Retreat” in Colorado with Snoop Dogg on 4/20, meeting George Clooney and having him compliment you for 45 seconds, getting your portrait painted by James Franco, or voicing an alien overlord in Rick And Morty. Bono himself is offering up a bike ride with him in Central Park, about a year after he got into a serious cycling accident there. “Why a bike ride?” Bono says in an amusing video promoting the campaign. “I can’t think of a reason why not.” Donate here and watch below.