U2 frontman Bono hates the summer - because he's forced to perform gigs in the daylight.

The Irish rocker kicked off the band's UK VERTIGO tour at the City of Manchester stadium, England earlier this week (15JUN05) with only his trademark sunglasses to shut out the light.

He says, "It was a strange and overwhelming feeling to be back in Manchester and so exposed, because we went out there with the sun still up.

"Rock stars like proper darkness, let's face it."

16/06/2005 14:08