Bono, frontman of Irish rock band ‘U2,’ has revealed that he intends to celebrate his 60th birthday this Sunday
Bono, frontman of Irish rock band 'U2,' has revealed that he intends to celebrate his 60th birthday this Sunday during the quarantine restrictions with a long walk.
Speaking to The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio 1, he said: "I was going to have a quiet birthday anyway...just go for a long walk, that was the plan, a bit of a pilgrimage with the family.
"There are people giving up a lot more than their birthdays, think of people cancelling their weddings, funerals, think about that. I am grateful to just have got here, I am really grateful to the people who got me to where I am, to the band, my mates and the country who gave U2 a great life who allowed us to be useful in this time."
When asked how he has been spending his time during the social distancing period, Bono said: "I should say, I am not doing enough hoovering at home, I am quite good at hoovering, I thought. Beds are not made well enough, I have been told.
"I am enjoying, reading, writing and making lists, of people to call, of songs, a top 40 of favourite Irish songs everything from Fontaines D.C., Shane McGowan, Van Morrision, Thin Lizzy, Damien Rice, Glen Hansard.
Bono also mentioned Italian opera star Andrea Bocelli, Johnny Cash, Elvis and Billie Eilish as among the artists he is listening to.
When asked by host Ryan Tubridy about certain residents in his neighbourhood of Dalkey, he said: "Hozier, he lives down the road, he has the raging soul but the politeness to keep the rage down.
However, Bono also has a very famous temporary new neighbour in the shape of Matt Damon, who was caught in the quarantine.
U2 has been very active in helping with the Irish fight against Covid-19, contributing €10 million to secure personal protective equipment and more.