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U2 use song to help fight Aids

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: January 23, 2014

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Rock giants U2 are to give away a new song – in a move which is expected to generate more than £1 million – to help the fight against Aids.

The band, who played at the Glastonbury Festival in 2011 and are expected to release a new album shortly, will unveil the track called Invisible on February 2 when it features in a US TV ad for fundraising partnership (RED) during the Super Bowl.

The track will then be made available on iTunes for 24 hours and for each download during that time, the Bank Of America will donate 60p to a maximum of £1.2 million to the Global Fund To Fight Aids, Tuberculosis And Malaria.

U2 singer Bono helped to found the organisation (RED) in 2006, which has gone on to generate more than £145 million for the Global Fund. The bank's commitment to (RED) is said to be worth £6 million.

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