Wednesday, October 28, 2009

U2 To Play Free Berlin Concert For MTV Awards

U2 will perform a free concert in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on November 5 to coincide with the MTV Europe Music Awards being held in the city on the same night, organizers announced.

The event comes four days before the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a symbol of the Cold War that had split the city and Germany.

The barrier was peacefully swept away in the months that followed and the two countries reunited 11 months later in 1990.

"It'll be an exciting spot to be in, 20 years almost to the day since the wall came down," said U2's manager Paul McGuinness. "Should be fun."

According to MTV Networks International, owned by Viacom Inc, tickets to attend the gig will be free-of-charge and are available on www.u2.com and www.mtvema.com.