U2 frontman Bono will collect an honour in New York on Friday (03Oct08) - on behalf of RONNIE DREW, the late lead singer of Irish folk band THE DUBLINERS.
Drew - who died in August (08) at the age of 73 - is posthumously being handed the Spirit of Ireland Award by the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan.
Bono once said of Drew, "Ronnie is like the King of Ireland and we are his subjects."