U2 to be honoured in Portugal

The band will be presented with the Order Of Liberty in recognition of their humanitarian efforts...

U2 will receive one of Portugal’s highest honours this Sunday (August 14).

As their ’Vertigo’ world tour rolls into Lisbon, the band will be presented with the Order Of Liberty by President Jorge Sampaio in recognition of their humanitarian efforts, according to the BBC.

A Presidential spokeswoman said: “Over the past 25 years the band has allied its public exposure to the defence of human rights.”

The Order Of Liberty honours efforts “to defend civilised values, dignify mankind and the cause of liberty”.

All four members of the band will attend the ceremony, which coincides with the end of the European leg of their tour.