TURIN, Italy (CelebrityAccess) — The Irish rock band U2 used one of their concerts as a bully pulpit to call attention to the burgeoning refugee crisis in Europe.
While performing at the packed Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy, Bono told the crowd that Europe "will be no more" if a solution for the crisis is not found, the Guardian reported.
“There is a lot of heartache in the world, but there is so much joy in here this evening," Bono said during the show "Thank you, thank you, thank you. It’s incredible. Watching the news, ordinary people – all of us – seem capable of such great evil and such great love.
“I don’t know the answer to the refugee crisis in Europe and Africa but I know we must work together to find an answer to the refugee crisis in Europe and Africa.”
The band’s bass player, Adam Clayton, noted that he thinks many Europeans are frustrated their governments over their apparent inability to respond to the crisis.
“We really like to be able to respond to things as quickly as possible and you know the way the migration really has been covered in the last couple of weeks, you can feel there’s a lot of anger out there among the citizens of the European nations and they just don’t know why their governments can’t seem to kind of do the right thing or at least lead on these issues,” Clayton said.