BUENOS AIRES – Argentine President Mauricio Macri met with U2 lead singer Bono on Monday at the Casa Rosada presidential palace in Buenos Aires, officials said.
The Irish band will be performing at concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday in La Plata, a city located about 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Buenos Aires.
The Office of the President did not provide any additional details about the meeting, but it did release photographs showing Macri and Cabinet chief Marcos Peña chatting with Bono, whose real name is Paul Hewson.
The U2 frontman is well known for his humanitarian work and has been a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.
U2 is on “The Joshua Tree Tour 2017,” marking the 30th anniversary of the release of its fifth studio album, considered among the best work ever done by the band.
The Dublin-based band, whose members are Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr., was formed in 1976.
Among U2’s biggest hits are “With or Without You,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” “Where the Streets Have No Name,” “Desire,” “New Year’s Day” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday.”