Rosenstock to take 'U2 stars' on tour
Published 11/03/2014 | 02:30
U2 ROCK stars Bono and The Edge are to be added to the line-up for Mario Rosenstock's upcoming stage show 'Gift Grub Live 3'.
Impressionist Rosenstock is currently rehearsing for the nationwide tour and says his U2 pastiche will feature heavily.
"We're trying to get the characters right for the stage," he told the Irish Independent.
"Miriam (O'Callaghan) has never featured in the live show," Rosenstock said. "I'll say she'll get a good reaction and then there will be old favourites like Michael Flatley."
Rosenstock was talking at the launch of Blackrock College's annual St Patrick's Day €2 Badge Project in aid of GOAL and Aidlink.
The fundraising event, which is organised by the college's Transition Year students, aims to raise roughly €20,000 through the sale of shamrock badges.
Earlier this year, several of the students travelled to Kolkata in West Bengal to visit the slums and the 'Dhapa Dump'.
Rosenstock was greatly impressed by their ongoing dedication to the project.
"My son Dash is in Willow Park," he explained.
"Ever since I came in contact with the culture of this school I have been impressed.
"At the moment a lot of people in Ireland are looking inward. There is a lot of navel gazing and focusing on our own problems. There are a lot of calls to Joe Duffy.
"I think it's important to see these things in the wider context. Students travelling to West Bengal and raising funds for the developing world is a great cause."
GOAL CEO Barry Andrews said the contribution made by Blackrock students to the charity was invaluable.