U2 Announce 'Strike' To Protest Trump Presidency
Upcoming album and tour to be canceled until Trump resigns
Irish rock band, U2, have announced in an interview that they are going to follow in the footsteps of the group of Hollywood celebrities that are going on strike to protest Trump, by canceling their upcoming album release and tour until the President-elect resigns.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, lead guitarist The Edge said the band have canceled the release of their recently completed album, Songs of Experience, in protest and will need to take some "breathing space", following Trump's ascent into the White House.
The aging rockers were set to release the album, which The Edge said was finished toward the end of last year, early this year, but The Edge explains,
“Now, as I think you’d agree, the world is a different place”
This latest statement from the 40-year-old band has ignited fresh hopes that the band may actually disappear and quit music for good.
YNW reports: The group used their dwindling platform to campaign against Trump during the election, endorsing Hillary and threatening Americans with doomsday scenarios if they voted Trump. At the iHeartRadio music festival in September, Bono used lyrics from their song Desire to make pointed remarks about the then-presidential nominee, telling Americans they would “lose everything” if they elected Trump.
Bono also told a virtual Trump, “You’re fired,” at an October benefit concert, and speaking to Charlie Rose in September, the Irish singer said that Trump is “trying to hijack the idea of America”.
Out-of-touch Bono has a history of brain-dead ideas.
In 2015 he told a hearing on combating violent extremism that “we can defeat ISIS with comedy” and advocated sending Amy Schumer and Chris Rock to Syria.