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Show Goes On With U2 Tribute Band

The real <B>Bono</B> is down for the count due to a severe back injury, but the <B>U2</B> tribute band, <B>Hollywood U2,</B> will gladly give fans their fix
this summer to make up for U2's canceled concert tour.

The real Bono is down for the count due to a severe back injury, but the U2 tribute band, Hollywood U2, will gladly give fans their fix this summer to make up for U2's canceled concert tour.

Friday, May 28, 2010 1:47 GMT

HOLLYWOOD (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Although the real Bono is out of commission, the show will go on.

Joe Hier, aka “Hollywood Bono,” fronts the popular U2 tribute band, Hollywood U2, who tours just like the real deal, complete with costumes.

For Hier, who looks like Bono circa the Vertigo tour, it all “comes naturally” because he’s been a devoted fan for years.

He’s seen U2 in concert at least eight times – often from the front row – so he’s been able to study Bono’s every nuance.

But while Hier dresses and sings the part, he draws the line at wearing a Bono mullet or shaving his head.

Still, he considers his band to be as close to U2 as it can get, which should please disappointed fans this summer.

He says those who had tickets to see U2 can go to Hollywood U2’s concerts for a fast fix instead until the real Bono is back.

Their next show is June 6 at the Orange Country Market Place – the same exact day U2 was supposed to play in the Southern California area.

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