U2 To Join Oprah Specials?

U2 is tipped to join the A-list celebrities appearing on the Oprah Winfrey television specials downunder, according to The Australian.

The shows will be filmed at the Sydney Opera House Dec. 14, the first at 10 a.m. and the second at 5 p.m.

U2 is performing at ANZ Stadium in Sydney that night as part of a tour through Live Nation Australia and Michael Coppel Presents.

Bon Jovi, touring here for Dainty Consolidated Entertainment, will play an invite-only club show the next night at Star City for 300 guests flown out from the United States for the Oprah taping. Guests will include U2 and Bob Geldof, as well as Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe.

Bono met with Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd to discuss Australia’s efforts to reduce rates of HIV and malaria in developing countries. Bono congratulated Rudd on the country’s pledge of 0.5 percent of its gross national income to foreign aid.