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U2's Bono takes his bed on tour

Dublin: Stars on tour often have their demands. But, none as weird as rock band U2’s lead singer Bono.


Not Without you: U2’s lead singer Bono, with lead guitarist Edge, has hired a man who specifically drives his bed to any location where he might be performing. File pic

The U2 rocker the has his bed from his home in Ireland transported to all of the locations he was visiting.

A popular tour manager from the United States, Stuart Ross, said, “I know somebody whose job it was to drive Bono’s bed from hotel to hotel on the last tour. Bono wanted to sleep in his own bed every night.”

The With or Without You hitmaker has back problems due to which he demands for his own bed. His problems have been so serious that in the past that he even had to undergo surgery in 2010 which resulted in him and his bandmates — The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr — cancelling their headline set at the Glastonbury festival in Somerset, England.

U2 will perform their Oscar nominated single ‘Ordinary Love’ at the Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles today.

8 crazy backstage demands

>> Paul McCartney: The former Beatles singer demands for 19 leafy 6ft plants. Four leafy 4ft plants
>> Mariah Carey: Cristal champagne, one box of bendy straws, One special attendant to dispose of used chewing gum, a Honey Bear pack of honey, two air purifiers, puppies and kittens
>> Robbie Williams: Four ashtrays, two packs cigarettes, two full-length mirrors, two deodorants, chocolate, soft loo paper
>> Motley Crue: Mayonnaise, a 12ft-long boa constrictor, a sub-machine gun, Alcoholics’ Anonymous meeting schedules
>> Led Zeppellin: Ironing board
>> Barbra Streisand: Rose petals in toilet
>> Madonna: A new toilet seat, 25 cases of Kabbalah water
>> Jennifer Lopez: White flowers, white tablecloths, white curtains, white candles, white couches, coffee to be stirred counter-clockwise

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