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Thursday, October 29, 2009

U2 to perform for 20th anniversary of Berlin Wall take down


This year marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Although it's a widely known facts that Germans can't get enough of  David Hasselhoff, it was U2, not the former "Baywatch" babe, that was chosen to play a historic concert in commemoration of the fall next week.

On November 5, U2 will perform live at the Brandenburg Gate — the historic Berlin landmark that once marked the doorway between the divided East and West Berlins.  Its likely that the guys from U2 will be playing songs from 1991's Achtung, Baby, which was inspired by the city and partially recorded in a Berlin studio.

The performance will be part of the MTV Europe Music Awards. The concert's free tickets became available Wed. morning on a first come, first serve basis and are already sold out. This show will be just one the cities extensive "Fall of the Wall" festivities, especially for this milestone 20th anniversary.

The MTV Europe Music Awards will air November 11.

-Kristen Callihan
currently listening to "Last Summer" by Pete Yorn

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