U2 charity song raises almost £2m

Published Tuesday, 04 February 2014
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Irish rockers U2 have raised almost £2m after releasing a free track for the AIDS awareness campaign, (RED).

U2 charity song raises almost £2m
The U2 track Invisible raised almost £2 million to tackle world health problems. (© Getty)

The band made their new song Invisible available for fans to download free of charge over a period of 36 hours.

A contribution was made to the Bank of America every time the track was accessed.

The song was downloaded 3.13 million times during the period and raised £1.9 million for the (Red) organisation, which was founded by frontman Bono.

Money raised will now go towards fighting Aids, TB and Malaria worldwide.

Invisible is now on sale with all proceeds going towards the Global Fund.

A video for the song is to be released later this week.

A minute-long preview was screened during the Super Bowl in the U.S at the weekend, prompting more than a million people to download the track within an hour.

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