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U2 Plays Surprise Performance at Haiti Benefit Concert

January 13, 2014 (2:17 am) GMT
The Irish band, who plays together on a stage for the first time in four years, performs 'I Will Follow', 'Desire' and 'Vertigo' to guests like Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow and Idris Elba.
U2 Plays Surprise Performance at Haiti Benefit Concert

recently made a surprise appearance at the stage of 's third annual "Help Haiti" benefit in Beverly Hills' Montage Hotel. It marked the Irish band's first time to perform together on a stage in four years.

They played "I Will Follow", "Desire" and "Vertigo" for guests that included , , , , , , and . Earlier in the night, U2's vocalist took to the stage for an acoustic performance with guitarist and Haitian singer Anaelle Jean-Pierre.

The event raised $6 million for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which has been working since the 2010 earthquake to provide emergency care and sustainable shelter and education to the people of Haiti.

CNN's , who hosted the evening, made the biggest donation that night. Cooper bid $1.4 million to win a sculpture that will be made out of Penn's 65 discarded firearms.



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