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The Sun: Radiohead tipped to perform at Live Aid II

U2’s Bono is planning a repeat of the 1985 Live Aid concerts to raise money to help ease third world debt, backed by Prime Minister Tony Blair. The Sun newspaper said on Monday. Bob Geldof, the brains behind the original concert to relieve famine in Ethiopia, will also be involved, the paper said, citing British government sources. Radiohead (together with Oasis, Robbie Williams and Coldplay are tipped to perform at Live Aid II. The 1985 event raised 60 million pounds ($110.2 million) with simultaneous concerts in Britain and the United States. [from reuters]

UPDATE: Bob Geldof denied on Monday that he had teamed up with Bono for a repeat of the 1985 Live Aid concerts. Geldof said in a statement: “I told the Sun this afternoon it was not true. This only serves to undermine the concerted efforts of those concerned with the tragedy of poverty in Africa. However, if the Prime Minister wants to organize a Live Aid II, then good luck to him,” Geldof added. [from reuters again]

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