AN uncharacteristically humble Bono and The Edge took to the stage at the Tony Awards in New York on Sunday, ahead of the official opening of their $75m (€52m) Spider-Man musical on Broadway tonight.
"We used to be famous for being in U2," Bono joked sheepishly, as the pair introduced a performance of a song from 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' on the televised awards ceremony.
"When I saw the Tony Awards on our schedule, I just kind of assumed we'd been nominated," he added.
"It appears we missed the deadline," explained The Edge. "A lot of them," Bono responded.
The long-delayed and accident-prone 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' was not eligible to compete for this year's Tony honours, because it had not yet officially opened.