AceShowbiz - Rockers U2 are hosting an invitation-only concert at the fabled Apollo Theater in New York next month. The show in Harlem on 11 June will mark the band's first performance at the venue.
"New York City and the U2 band have a unique history," frontman Bono says. "From the songs of Lou Reed, Billie Holiday and the Ramones that taught us how to listen, to the New Yorkers at our earliest U.S. shows who taught us how to play, the souls of New York and U2 have always been intertwined".
"The Apollo Theater is the heart of New York's musical soul, and to finally be playing our songs on the same stage where James Brown begged 'Please, Please, Please', is not only a bucket list moment, it's an incredible honour," he continues.
Following the show at the Apollo, the band will resume the North American leg of its Experience + Innocence tour.