- Bono appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to promote his new memoir, “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story.”
- In an extended clip of the interview, the U2 star apologized for his unique accessory choice.
- Bono joked that when he takes off his sunglasses, he “shoots lasers” out of his eyes.
Lead singer of U2 Bono found himself apologizing for his classic accessory while promoting his new memoir “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
In the extended interview clip, Colbert included a segment titled “Apologies to Look Forward to in Bono’s Next Book.” For the segment, Colbert asked Bono to apologize for a list of unique actions the singer has made in the course of his career.
In the segment, Bono began with an apology for his defining accessory choice. “I’d like to apologize for wearing sunglasses,” he said, reading from a cue card Colbert had given him. “You see, when I take them off, I shoot lasers out of my eyes like Cyclops from the ‘X-Men,’” Bono said while looking into the camera.
Colbert joked that the list of apologies was inspired by Bono’s apology for putting the U2 album “Songs of Experience” on 500 million Apple devices in 2014. In his memoir, Bono admits that the stunt was his idea, and that Apple CEO Tim Cook was against it.
The late night host also had Bono apologize for the misleading title of U2’s 2004 album “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb,” for not actually containing instructions on how to do so.
Continuing down the list, the lead singer jokingly said sorry for his poor memory. “I’m sorry because after we released ‘The Unforgettable Fire,’ I totally forgot about the fire,” Bono laughed.
He concluded by apologizing to his bandmates for being “stuck” with someone named Bono. “Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr., I’m sorry you’re stuck working with guys who call themselves Bono and the Edge,” he chuckled. “I didn’t realize we could just use our real names.”
The singer’s memoir, “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” was released November 1.