Free U2 Concert Commemorates Fall of Berlin Wall

October 29, 2009  |  1:30pm

Just one of the big acts slated for the MTV Europe Music Awards on Nov. 5, U2 will play a free concert in front of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

The show will take place four days before the milestone’s 20th Anniversary celebration, which looks back on the demolition of the barrier that stood as the Cold War’s icon, cutting the city in two.

Other artists to perform at the EMA’s include Jay-Z, Green Day, Robbie Williams, Tokio Hotel, Leona Lewis, Foo Fighters and Shakira, reports Billboard.biz.

“It’ll be an exciting spot to be in, 20 years almost to the day since the wall came down — should be fun,” said U2’s manager Paul McGuinness.

Bono & Co. will be in the race for best rock band at the EMA’s.

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