Watch Bono and the Edge Play Christmas Songs While Busking to Benefit the Homeless

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NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 26: The Edge and Bono of the rock band U2 perform at Bridgestone Arena on May 26, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Since 2009, an assortment of famous Irish musicians have spent their Christmas Eve busking in support of The Simon Community, an organization that provides support for the homeless in Ireland. As Rolling Stone and The Guardian point out, the tradition continued in 2018, with U2’s Bono and the Edge participating for the first time since 2015. The bandmates were joined by figures including Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, and Imelda May at a makeshift stage on Grafton Street in Dublin.

The U2 crew’s contributions to the night included a run through “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” from Songs Of Experience and some assorted holiday fare. After performing two traditional hymns, “O Holy Night” and “O Night Divine,” they were joined by the whole group of performers to belt out Darlene Love’s classic “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” It looks like it was an especially buoyant and ramshackle rendition of a basically perfect song.

Check out footage below, and to those who celebrate, have a wonderful Boxing Day.


This article originally appeared on Stereogum


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