Bono and the Edge Will Celebrate Canada Day in Ottawa
Published Jun 23, 2017U2 are currently on the road for their Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour, but that doesn't mean they haven't been taking time out to visit friends and see the sights. It's now been revealed that a few members of the Irish group will be in Ottawa next month to celebrate Canada Day.
The announcement came through the Canadian government's Capital Experience Twitter account today (June 23), revealing that Bono and the Edge will be on Parliament Hill to celebrate July 1 with a wealth of Ottawans.
UPDATE (06/23, 3:27 p.m. EDT): A spokeswoman for the Department of Canadian Heritage confirmed to the Canadian Press that Bono and the Edge will perform one song around noon as part of the festivities.
While a few Twitter users were quick to jump on the issue of where the money to bring them to Ottawa will come from, another pointed out that the band have a tour date in Cleveland scheduled the same day.
There is no word whether the two will be part of the current performance lineup, which includes Canadians such as Alessia Cara, Gordon Lightfoot, Serena Ryder and more.