U2 hit out at Clinton

The band criticise Hillary’s fundraiser offer

U2 have hit out at US politicians, including Hillary Clinton, for attempting to use their gigs to raise funds.

Clinton has given supporters the chance to be in her suite for the band’s show at Washington’s MCI Center on October 19 in return for a donation to the Democratic party.

Eighteen people are being offered the chance to join the senator if they contribute $2,500 (£1,430), with the former first lady’s spokeswoman saying: “We do a meet-and-greet with the senator, and then go in and listen to music.”

According to BBC News, Republican senator Rick Santorum is making a similar offer for U2’s gig at Philadelphia’s Wachovia Center this Sunday (October 16).

A band spokesman has issued a statement saying: “U2 concerts are categorically not fundraisers for any politician. They are rock concerts for U2 fans.”

Santorum is said to be offering a places in his luxury suite for $1,000 (£572) per person.