Carrie Underwood and The Edge Perform at World Aids Day Concert (VIDEO) (PHOTOS)

The Edge and Carrie Underwood perform during the surprise World AIDS Day (RED) Concert in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

How freaking COOL is this?  U2 guitar player, The Edge played with Carrie Underwood  and her band when she performed at the World Aids Day concert in New York City Monday night!

She was invited to fill in, at the last minute, when it became clear that U2 frontman, Bono, would not be able to perform. The singer is still recovering from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident he was involved in a few weeks ago.

With Bono out of commission, invitations went out to Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay’s Chris Martin to front the band.  Kanye West and Carrie were asked to perform. The concert took place in Time Square and was live streamed on YouTube.

“This year is a World AIDS Day like no other,” said Bono, speaking from Dublin about the ongoing fight against the disease. “The world reached a tipping point in the fight against AIDS – more people were newly added to life-saving treatment than were newly infected with the virus. A lot of people are calling it the beginning of the end of AIDS.

“We wouldn’t be at this point without American leadership, people from the left and the right.  Today, 13 million people have access to life-saving treatment, up from 300,000 just over ten years ago.  Americans don’t know the role they’ve played in this fight.  Tonight’s event is to inform them and thank them.”

Check out Carrie and U2 performing her  “Change.”  Plus, Carrie performs “Something in the Water”

http://youtu.be/e5zFrVHQNac

More fun photos!

The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Kanye West, Chris Martin, and Adam Clayton take a bow during the surprise World AIDS Day (RED) Concert in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood and Kanye West take a bow during the surprise World AIDS Day (RED) Concert in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City.

Carrie Underwood and Kanye West. WELP Never thought you’d see this. Am I right? Hee.

Carrie Underwood and Kanye West take a bow during the surprise World AIDS Day (RED) Concert in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

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