U2 “grateful” to Kennedy Center Honor in Washington DC

U2 will receive a lifetime artistic achievement honor from the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC this evening.

the Kennedy Center Honors honors an artist’s legacy, portfolio and career over decades, with this year’s ceremony being its 45th annual.

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden as well as Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff will be present tonight to see Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen receive their honors. .

The 2022 honorees are: actor George Clooney, singer-songwriter Amy Grant, singer Gladys Knight, composer and conductor Tania León, and band U2, all of whom attended a dinner. especially on Saturday night.

The Sunday evening event takes place at 6:30 p.m. local time at the Kennedy Center Opera House. It will be televised in the US on Wednesday, December 28 on CBS.

Kennedy Center President David M Rubenstein said U2 has triumphed over America and beyond with “iconic national anthems, poignant lyrics and powerful messages about social justice and global citizenship”.

He added that the Irish band they have had a musical legacy across generations, inspiring and uniting.

Meanwhile, U2 thanked the Kennedy Center and American fans for their support as they received the honor in a statement.

The group wrote: “In December 1980, we made our first transatlantic voyage to the United States. Our first show was at The Ritz in New York City, our second show, The Bayou in DC

“We had big dreams back then, fueled in part by the widespread belief back home that America smiled at Ireland. And it turned out to be true, again.

“But even in our wildest thoughts, we never imagined that 40 years later, we would be invited back to receive one of the greatest honors in the country…

It was a four-decade-long love affair with the country and its people, artists and cultures.

“We consider America a home away from home and we are grateful to #KennedyCenterHonors for welcoming us into this great group of extraordinary artists.”

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/u2-grateful-for-kennedy-centre-honour-in-washington-dc-42194292.html U2 “grateful” to Kennedy Center Honor in Washington DC

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