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Bono and The Edge for LLS
24 Oct 2014 15:03
Speculation is mounting that Bono and The Edge are to join Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show tonight.
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We've asked the powers that be here in RTÉ if the rumours are true, and while they would not confirm the reports, they did send us on our merry way with a wink and nod, and a reminder that they have not denied the rumours either.
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Speaking on his show this morning, Tubridy said that he'd would love to have a chat with the band, but they were in Germany and a return to Ireland might be the mercy of high winds affecting their travel plans. He also said we would just have to wait and see if the lads would make it here.
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U2 have been in the news a lot lately following the controversial release of their thirteenth studio album Songs of Innocence in September. The band gave away the new record for free on iTunes, causing either outrage or joy among the music service's half a billion subscribers.
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Bono also recently revealed that he has glaucoma, a disease that causes damage to the optic nerve of the eye and deteriorates over time. In some cases, it can result in blindness. The U2 frontman explained that this is why he always wears sunglasses.
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So, there is plenty for Tubridy to chat to the lads about, and of course, there's always the fact that they are the biggest rock band on the planet. We'll keep you posted if we spy any U2 related movements here in RTÉ.
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The Late Late Show, RTÉ One, 9:35pm
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