Bono and U2 perform on stage during the Bambi Awards 2014 show on November 13, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
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By Nolan Feeney
December 1, 2014

Most New Yorkers avoid Times Square whenever possible, but a few rock stars might give them a reason to brave the swarms of tourists Monday night.

Members of U2 and Coldplay, as well as Kanye West and Carrie Underwood, are set to perform at a concert to honor World AIDS Day. The show, which begins at 7:30 p.m. ET., will be broadcast on YouTube and iHeart Radio.

While Bono recovers from injuries stemming from a Nov. 16 bike accident, the rest of U2 — The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton — will perform as U2 Minus 1, the band announced: “13 million people have access to life-saving treatment, up from 300,000 just over 10 years ago,” Bono said in a statement. “Americans don’t know the role they’ve played in this fight. Tonight’s event is to inform them and thank them.”

Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Bruce Springsteen will fill in for the missing frontman.

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