U2 to donate tour profit to charity

U2 to donate tour profit to charity

U2 are planning to donate €9m of the profits from their upcoming world tour to charity.

The band are embarking on a mammoth trek, which kicks off in Barcelona on June 30, before heading to the US in September.

And the generous stars are set to give away some of the profits to a leading Aids organisation.

Bono and his bandmates will hand over all of the revenue from VIP auction ticket sales at up to 100 worldwide concerts.

Up to 600 stage-front tickets per gig are set to be sold off, with minimum starting bids of between €95 and €1,015, with monies being given to Global Fund, which helps fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa.

The band's spokeswoman says: "All of U2's income raised from the auction of Red Zone tickets will be donated to charity."

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