Bonoís balancing act

Published: 2006-01-03
Bono had one heck of a 2005.

First of all his band U2 had the top selling tour of the year with sold out shows all over the world attended by roughly 3 million people and grossing about $260 million. Along with the music Bono's also has been touting his cause, to try and eliminate poverty all over the world by eliminating debt in poorer countries, and because of these efforts U2's frontman was named one of People's Persons of the Year.

So it's no wonder that he was a little worried that the other members of U2 would tire of his cause, but Bono says that so far that hasn't happened, he told the BBC "They (the band) are hugely supportive spiritually and financially of the work I do, but they are in a rock 'n 'roll band, and the first job of a rock 'n 'roll band is not to be dull".

Though Bono will tout his cause during concerts he makes sure not to go on, "When I do my rant on making poverty history, I have got Larry Mullen, our drummer, behind me looking at his watch, timing me."

But Bono seems to be doing a good job of keeping his two crusades and his career in balance because in 2005 he's excelled at both.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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