U2 Not Playing American Idol Finale

05/24/2011
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(RockAAA) Hey, if Aerosmith won't do it, someone else will. U2's manager has confirmed that they will play the American Idol finale this Wednesday evening. However, the band tells a different story. Bono and Edge will be on the show but won't be performing.

Billboard reports that, backstage at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, U2's longtime manager (and equal business partner), Paul McGuinness, revealed that the group would be rehearsing for the Idol finale on Monday before performing on the show two days later. In between the rehearsal and performance, U2 will perform at Salt Lake City's Rice-Eccles Stadium on Tuesday.

Here's a weird twist to this story: U2's official website posted an announcement Monday saying the band is NOT [performing] on the Idol finale. [The site says "Bono and Edge will appear alongside Reeve Carney, who plays Peter Parker, and cast members from SPIDER-MAN Turn off the Dark which is set to open on Broadway, June 14."]

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