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U2 Wants You to Observe Yom Kippur

No need to choose between atoning for your sins or going to Jersey to see U2 in concert – the Irish band has rescheduled a concert in order to avoid conflict with a football game and the High Holidays. According … Read More

By / August 30, 2009

No need to choose between atoning for your sins or going to Jersey to see U2 in concert – the Irish band has rescheduled a concert in order to avoid conflict with a football game and the High Holidays. According to the New York Times:

In a news release on Thursday, publicists for U2 said that the group’s concert scheduled at the stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. for Sept. 25 has been moved to Sept. 23. The change was made after the New York Jets rescheduled their Sept. 27 football game against the Tennessee Titans to 1 p.m. from 4:15 pm to avoid a conflict with Yom Kippur, which starts at sundown that day. In their release, U2’s publicists said that the staging installation for the band’s tour requires up to two days to disassemble, and the new game time made it “logistically impossible” for the installation to be broken down between a Friday night concert and a Sunday early afternoon game. The release added: “In order to accommodate the New York Jets, the NFL and the state of New Jersey, which owns the stadium, and out of respect for U2 and Jets’ fans of Jewish faith, U2 agreed to move their show rather than pursue other options.”