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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: (L-R) The Edge, Bono, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr of U2 pose with the Global Icon award during the MTV EMAs 2017 held at The SSE Arena, Wembley on November 12, 2017 in London, England.

Among the predominantly pop, hip-hop and R&B artists (and Broadway icon Patti LuPone) tapped to perform at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards, there’s finally a rock band set to…well…rock the crowd at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

In an exclusive to Billboard, U2 will be on hand to perform on “Music’s Biggest Night” January 28 live on CBS.  If you’re hoping for a grand acceptance speech from the band, you’ll be out of luck.  Their latest album, Songs of Experience, was not nominated for any awards due to being released after the GRAMMY deadline of September 30, 2017.

U2 is joining an already stacked lineup of performers that include Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Elton John with Miley Cyrus (because why not?), Luis Fonsi, Kendrick Lamar, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Logic, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Pink, Ben Platt and SZA.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights