U2 to commemorate Wall fall

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 October 2009

U2 frontman Bono

U2 will play a free show at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, to commemorate the fall of the Berlin wall which divided the country until 1989

U2 will play a free show in Germany to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The 'Get On Your Boots' rockers will play in front of Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate as part of the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) on November 5, as a prelude to the city's 'Fall of the Wall' celebrations.

The group's manager, Paul McGuinness, said: "It'll be an exciting spot to be in, 20 years almost to the day since the wall came down."

A source added to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "They're expecting tens of thousands of people to turn up.

"They've played some interesting places in the past but this'll certainly be the most ambitious - and most poignant - one to date."

Parts of the set will be beamed live into the EMAs which take place in the city on the same day.

Brandenburg Gate is one of the most recognisable symbols of Berlin, and was built as one of the main gates into the city when it was part of Prussia, and was completed in 1791.

Erected in 1961, the Berlin Wall divided the city and country and became a symbol of the separation between the Soviet controlled German Democratic Republic and Allied Western Germany.

The wall was eventually torn down in November 1989.

Fans who want to watch U2 perform the historic concert can apply for tickets from U2.com or their local MTV website.


The legendary Irish rock group – comprised of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr – perform a number of shows as part of the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour.

3Arena, Dublin

Mon 5 Nov


Tue 6 Nov


Fri 9 Nov


Sat 10 Nov


The O2 Arena, London SE10

Tue 23 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Wed 24 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

The SSE Arena, Belfast

Sat 27 Oct

£38–£185 / 028 9073 9074

Sun 28 Oct

£38–£185 / 028 9073 9074

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