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Bono on song for 'Spider-Man 2.0'

Vincent Murphy

Published 27/05/2011 | 05:00

Bono: sang on hit US show Photo: Getty Images
Bono: sang on hit US show Photo: Getty Images

BONO and the Edge have performed a song from their ill-fated 'Spider-Man' musical in front of 20 million viewers ahead of the long-awaited official opening next month.

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The U2 stars joined Reeve Carney, the lead actor from the musical, for the performance on the finale of 'American Idol'.

'Rise Above' is being released as a single worldwide as part of the promotional blitz ahead of the official opening of the $75m show on June 14 on Broadway.

Bono, sporting his trademark sunglasses, took to the stage alongside the Edge, to sing with Carney who was wearing a Spider-Man-style jacket.

They performed in front of a giant spider web set lit with red lights, as two 'Spider-Man' stuntmen flew in costume over the heads of the audience.

As the song ended, Spider-Man descended upside down over the head of judge Jennifer Lopez in a move familiar to fans of the movie.

The 'American Idol' finale results show is one of the most watched TV programmes in the US, pulling in more than 20 million viewers.

The reworked musical, nicknamed 'Spider-Man 2.0', continues to draw huge crowds in New York.

Irish Independent

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