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Bono with party guests The Rubberbandits

Bono with party guests The Rubberbandits

The Rubberbandits arrive for the bash

The Rubberbandits arrive for the bash

The Rubberbandits

The Rubberbandits

Bono

Bono

The Edge arrives

The Edge arrives

Harry Crosbie with three red snow shovels

Harry Crosbie with three red snow shovels

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Bono with party guests The Rubberbandits

THEY may have sang about having their horse outside, but last night Limerick’s finest Rubberbandits were drinking in the Christmas air with Bono and pals.

U2 painted their hometown red last night as they threw a Christmas party for staff of the band's management company



Talented comedy rap duo The Rubberbandits and Bono's pal Gavin Friday were among those present at the Principal Management festive get-together.

Gavin's dogs Ralph and Stan arrived to the affair wearing Santa hats.

The event was hosted at Harry's Cafe Bar on Dublin's Hanover Quay.

The bar's owner, Harry Crosbie, also turned up for the festivities.

The band seemed to be in good spirits as they posed for pictures.

Meanwhile, new figures have revealed that the aging Irish rock stars had the highest-earning tour of the year.

The band's 360° shows saw them play 44 dates to almost three million people, taking more than €216m at the box office.

Second on the list in figures compiled by music magazine 'Billboard' was US rock act Bon Jovi.

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The band, led by Jon Bon Jovi, generated a little over €144m from 68 shows, but dropped from their number one spot of the previous year.

Take That came third as the group's Progress tour around Europe took €140m.

At number four on the list was ex-Pink Floyd star Roger Waters who generated ticket sales of nearly €115m for his The Wall tour.

A surprise entry in the list was 80s soul star Sade who grossed €40m for her shows.

The top 10 highest-grossing acts, according to 'Billboard', were, from number one down: U2; Bon Jovi; Take That; Roger Waters; Taylor Swift; Kenny Chesney; Usher; Lady Gaga; Andre Rieu; Sade.


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