Friday 30 September 2016

I'd love a U2 exhibition in Dublin, Bono tells Tony Fenton in his final interview

Elaine McCahill

Published 05/05/2015 | 07:19

Bono and Jimmy Fallon seen riding their bikes on sidewalk while filming a set for 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
Bono and Jimmy Fallon seen riding their bikes on sidewalk while filming a set for 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Bono has revealed that U2 would love to showcase their famous tour sets in an open space in Dublin.

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Tony Fenton's last recorded interview with the U2 frontman aired on Today FM yesterday, during which Bono discussed everything from them being "a divisive band" to the upcoming Songs of Innocence tour and growing up in north Dublin.

The band's famous tour sets include the claw of the 360 tour, the lemon of the PopMart tour and painted cars of the Zoo TV tour.

"What I would actually like to do - the band's dream is to have a site in Dublin where we could show these stages and people could walk on them and walk around them," he said.

"At some point I would love to do that. I think they're interesting sculpturally, and as objects.

"Like Zoo TV, all those little Trabants, those East German cars that we got painted - they're priceless at this point because they were painted by famous painters or graffiti artists and it would be great to see them. They're all stored somewhere," he added.

Bono also had some very kind words to say about the late Today FM DJ.

"We're big fans of you and over the years, you've been a kind of light and we've needed it," he said.

"Yourself, Gerry Ryan and people around who occasionally said 'Get off their backs just for a minute'. We appreciate that.

"You've always stood by our band and it has meant a great deal to us that you've been on the radio playing our tunes for a long time now.

"You are more consistent than U2 as far as Irish people are concerned," he added.

Meanwhile, the rocker was spotted in New York with blond hair filming an upcoming sketch on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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