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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.

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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