The band for this year’s We Will Rock Blue has just been announced. Desire, an International tribute to U2 will perform at the Chrysler Theatre on June 16 to help raise awareness and funds for Roots 2 Wings, a local service organization offering programs for youth and young adults living with a disability.

The Hamilton based band has been performing across North America and are scheduled to play at the 2018 Caledonia Canada Day festival on July 1. Desire celebrates all the iconic songs that have made U2 one of the most legendary rock bands of all time. They perform such hits as A Beautiful Day, I Will Follow, New Year’s Day, Mysterious Ways, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Even Better Than The Real Thing and With or With Out You.


It took the band two years to assemble an authentic lineup before it set out to offer a premium U2 experience. Band members Tim Shaughnessy as Bono, Dave DellaValle as The Edge, Gord Sobota as Larry Mullen Jr. and Justin Faragher as Adam Clayton, have been known to use screens, back lighting and LED boards to make the experience as U2-like as possible.

Roots 2 Wings mission is to provide youth and young adults living with a disability the opportunities to grow and develop skills to enhance their independence, social skills, and quality of life. It began in 2013 and has now grown to 50 clients with staff and co-op students from St. Clair College, University of Windsor, triOS college, and three local high schools.

Tickets start at $22 and are available at the Chrysler Theatre.

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