As this week comes to a close we pause a second to reflect back on a most interesting week. Of course by now, we all know that this week was Bono’s birthday. Monday May 10th and cyber world was a buzz for sure. Bono celebrated his 50th birthday with his wife, of 28 years, Ali. Though they would usually throw an extravagant party this year the two celebrated with a romantic dinner in Nobu, a Manhattan restaurant, which is part owned by Robert De Niro.
Ordinarily this intimate dinner would be followed by a blow-out birthday bash surrounded by their friends and family. However, given the recent death of Irish TV and radio presenter, Gerry Ryan, they opted for a quieter celebration.
Many of their friends had planned to travel to New York to celebrate with the couple but they decided to cancel the trip out of respect for the late Irish broadcaster.
Ali and Bono have quite a history when it comes birthdays. The most famous big birthday gift came in the form of the U2 hit “The Sweetest Thing”. The quick thinking lyricists and musician penned this tune for Ali when he forgot her birthday.
This year it will be a much less public affair. U2’s publicist said that Bono would be taking the next few days to spend with his family.
His family though residents of Killiney, in South Dublin, are spending some time in the United State while their house is being extended. The family has relocated to the San Remo penthouse, in Manhattan, which is worth $25.4 million.
Bono has had a hectic week working in Toronto as guest editor on the Globe and Mail newspaper with his fellow charity campaigner Sir Bob Geldolf. On arriving at the office Bono announced “We’re your bosses now!”
Their publication of the newspaper focuses on Africa and causes close to both Bono and Bob Geldolf’s hearts. Before he left the office to meet his family in New York the staff sang “Happy Birthday” to their new boss.
Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen are all currently working in the United States. The band is gearing up for the next leg of their “360 Degree Tour” which kicks off in Salt Lake City on June 3.
We tracked about 2 million visitors in 24hrs. Now that’s not as amazing fact as what we have come to find out since. Most of those visitors are brand new, first time visitors to the site.
We finally launched our front door to facebook this week. The idea was to place all of our internet properties in one location to make a complete 360 experience. In order for you to have the best U2 experience we have many ways setup to follow U2 news. Concert videos can be found on youtube. As the tour starts you can expect to get daily tour video updates from fans attending the show. We have twitter updates from the show and of course our concert photo section. The easiest way sign up on facebook and start following.
Second to Dion ?
Irish superstarscame in at number two on a poll of ’s favorite musical artists. According to a recent Harris poll, the Celtic rockers came in only behind Celine Dion, who took the number-one spot. What who did they ask? People in Las Vegas one tweeter said. We tend to agree.
U2 All Day
The Sting; played U2 all day yesterday and well a few surprises thru out the day it was a great promotion of U2. They even had a call in from Willie which confirmed that we can expect to see some changes to the setlist. When you have chance take a look at the set lists from North America and define your own setlist. Let’s see what you can come up with.
Rose Bowl DVD
Rose Bowl DVD – By now if you have not ordered your copy, your computer must be broken. Or you have not had the chance. We offered you a link to pre-order; Our Suggestion. Better order it soon.
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