Bono will break U2's pledge against golf for AIDS charity

FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2012 file photo, Bono, the Irish rock star and activist, speaks at the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security following an appearance by President Barack Obama at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington. Berlin airport authorities say U2 front man Bono's private plane lost a hatch as it was coming in for a landing on Wednesday Nov. 13, 2014, in the German capital but the Irish singer was never in any danger. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- U2 frontman Bono will break a longstanding promise among the band not to play golf in order to raise money for his (RED) charity in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The chance to play mini-golf with U2 is just one of the celebrity experiences that are being raffled off as part of the (RED) Shopathon campaign for World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 at

Bono also will appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Tuesday night for a Shopathon special, in which Kimmel and other celebrities pretend to be home shopping network hosts describing specially branded (RED) products, such as clothing, tech products, cosmetics and more available at

Bono said the need for attention was more critical now that treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS are at a tipping point.