U2 duo team up with Irish musicians for David Letterman Paddy’s Day special
Imelda May, Brian Kennedy and Glen Hansard also joined the U2 duo for a session of tunes in McDaid’s pub in central Dublin last night
BONO and The Edge have teamed up with David Letterman to film a St Patrick’s Day special the American TV legend is planning to screen about Ireland in the US on St Patrick’s Day.
Imelda May, Brian Kennedy and Glen Hansard also joined the U2 duo for a session of tunes in McDaid’s pub in central Dublin last night for the Paddy’s Day programme.
Bono and The Edge entered through the back door of the Westbury hotel and were then whisked through the building and on towards the nearby pub, which was closed for the day for production reasons.
Letterman has been in Dublin for the past several days filming scenes for his Irish themed show, which is due to run on an American based streaming service.
The 75-year-old popped down to Glasthule in south Co Dublin earlier is the week, where he met fishmonger Peter Caviston, who showed Letterman some product from his famous restaurant and store in the seaside town.
Letterman and his crew were also this week spotted filming in St Patrick’s Cathedral and the partly U2-owned Clarence hotel, while he also interviewed drag queen Panti Bliss.
Bono and The Edge also played to a select invited audience in the Ambassador theatre on Wednesday night, which Letterman’s camera crew filmed too.
Letterman, who is now sporting a full beard, is famous in America for his late night talk shows, which he presented for 33 years from 1982 until 2015. U2 have been guests on Late Night With David Letterman several times.
He is also a TV producer and Letterman has recently been hosting the Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.
The former talk show presenter hosted the Oscars in 1995, and had to take a break from TV work in 2000 due to heart surgery.
Married twice and a father-of-one, he announced in 2009 that he was the victim of a blackmail attempt by a person threatening to reveal his sexual relationships with several of his employees.
A TV producer was later arrested and jailed for the extortion attempt. Letterman went on his talk show and confirmed he had several affairs, and apologised to his wife and staff.
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