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U2 donate over €1 million to struggling live music industry

The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating impact on the industry worldwide

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U2 have donated €1.26m to the live music industry, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to RTÉ Entertainment, a spokesperson for the band has confirmed that they’ve donated over €1 million to the live music industry globally.

The sum includes their donation of €200,000 to Songs From An Empty Room, which took place last Saturday.

The live music event, which aired on RTÉ2, was organised to raise funds for Minding Creative Minds and the Association of Irish Stage Technicians (AIST) Hardship Fund.

A further €200k was raised through public donations, and The Blizzards also donated €5,000.

The news comes after U2 donated a whopping €10 million earlier this year, to buy personal protective equipment for healthcare staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

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