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Carrie Underwood to Join U2’s Surprise World AIDS Day (RED) Concert in NYC’s Times Square Tonight

12/01/14

Nashville – (Dec. 1, 2014) – Carrie Underwood will perform in U2’s surprise World AIDS Day (RED) event in Times Square tonight by personal invitation from Bono. The World AIDS Day event begins at 7:30pm and Kanye West also performs.

U2’s Adam Clayton, The Edge, and Larry Mullen Jr. will be joined by Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, who are also donating their time, and stepping in for Bono as he recovers from injuries sustained in a November bike accident.

“This year is a World AIDS Day like no other,” said Bono, speaking from Dublin. “The world reached a tipping point in the fight against AIDS – more people were newly added to life-saving treatment than were newly infected with the virus. A lot of people are calling it the beginning of the end of AIDS. We wouldn’t be at this point without American leadership, people from the left and the right. Today, 13 million people have access to life-saving treatment, up from 300,000 just over ten years ago. Americans don’t know the role they’ve played in this fight. Tonight’s event is to inform them and thank them.”

A (RED) Thank you Presented by (BANK OF AMERICA) RED will broadcast live on YouTube at www.red.org/YouTube, radio across the US including iHeart Radio which is becoming iHeart (RED) for World AIDS Day and as part of ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown.

World AIDS Day takes place at Duffy Square in Times Square, on Broadway between 46th & 47th Streets, entrance at 50th and Broadway.