The band also extend their "sympathy and condolences" to those affected by the atrocities...

U2 have appealed to their fans to make a donation

to the AMERICAN RED CROSS to help the victims of the terrorist

attacks in NEW YORK and WASHINGTON.

The

band, who are due to return to North America for more live shows in the autumn,

have posted a message on the official U2

website, www.u2.com, saying any fans wanting to

help can donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

The posting reads: “Like everyone else we are in shock at the events of this

week in the US. We can only imagine the terrible pain of so many. The people of

the US have always been close to U2 and at u2.com, along with other U2 sites, we extend our sympathy and condolences to

all those affected. If you have friends or family who have been touched by this

tragedy, we are thinking of you.

“Without in any way minimising the

experiences of anyone connected with those who have been killed and injured, we

know that wherever we are in the world, we are all in this together.

“If you

are looking for an immediate and effective way of helping at this time you can

make a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Donations can be made via Amazon.com, which

is waiving its usual fees.

“All donated money will go to the Red

Cross to help victims of this and other tragedies.”