U2: Live From Cannes! Now with Pictures!!
According to the magazine Screen at the Cannes Film Festival which you can get free in my hotel:
Rock band u2 will make Cannes history tonight by playing live on the Palais steps to celebrate the world premiere of their concert film U2-3D directed by Catherine Owens and Mark Pellington.
The live performance will no doubt set the red carpet alight l pedestrians trying to walk past the Palais should avoid.
I can't really find any confirmation of this online U2.com will say only that the band will be in attendance but we're gonna be rocking the Cannes Cam nonetheless. If you want to try to tune in, the screening is tonight at 12:30 AM local time -- so if you're back in the States on the east coast, and you want to check it out, you should tune in starting around 6:00 PM. But of course you should be watching the Cannes Cam all day today, it's gonna be jam-packed, starting at 6:30 PM Cannes time (12:30 PM in the States) with the premiere of No Country for Old Men (The Coen's best in a decade!), followed by the Red Carpet for Michael Moore's Sicko (which we've heard some advance positive word on from co-workers who saw it) at 9:30 Cannes time (3:30 in NYC). Be there peoples.
UPDATE: U2 came, they saw, they conquered. They played two songs, "Vertigo" and "Where the Streets Have No Name" and it was awesome. The sound was great, the crowd was loud, and Bono even spotted our Cannes Cam during the second song and gave us a big smile and wave! Truly a unique night, I hope you got to see it; I watched some of the footage afterwards and it looked amazing. Here are some of my personal pics: