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U2 concert to feature poem by Fil-Am poet

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By Rizal Obanil

U2 fans will surely be thrilled by this gesture from the band when they stage their Joshua Tree Tour concert on Wednesday night at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.

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The band will be featuring a poem, “Filipineza,” written by Fil-Am poet and novelist Bino Realuyo about the lives and dreams of Filipino domestic helpers in Europe.

The Irish band asked permission from Realuyo to allow them to project his poem on a screen during the concert, to give the fans something to ponder on.

The award-winning poem “Filipineza” tackles the plight of Filipino maids in Europe.

U2, made up of Bono, vocalist and rhythm guitar, The Edge, lead guitar, keyboards and backup vocals, Adam Clayton, bass guitar and Larry Mullen Jr., on drums, has been known to champion various causes and is very supportive of the arts.

The band was formed in 1976 and since then has managed to come up with a number of hits.

Some of their more popular songs are “With or Without You”, “One” , “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”

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