The African Well Fund auctioned two pairs of tickets for the upcoming U2 360 Tour to raise money for the seventh annual Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday fundraiser. Tickets for the North American opening night show in Chicago went for $346.00. Tickets for the closing night show in Vancouver went for $140.00.
AWF launched the fundraiser, which gives U2 fans the opportunity to change the world in honor of Bono’s May 10 birthday, on March 2 to coincide with the release of U2’s latest album “No Line on the Horizon.” In addition to collecting donations from fans, AWF held several auctions to raise money for water projects in Liberia. Donors were also invited to add their names to a birthday card that will be sent to Bono via Principle Management.
AWF will announce the grand total from this year’s Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday fundraiser in the coming weeks. Donations from the previous campaigns totaled over $143,000 and have been used by AWF partner Africare to fund well projects benefiting more than 23,000 people in Angola, Ethiopia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.