Compared to a lot of bands I have worked with,' says Tommy Whitelaw. 'U2 put a lot of time into the quality of their merchandising. What we are selling on tour is what they have selected from many more items.
'Just the bang and the clatter, I wish Ian Curtis was still around.' U2 are back in England for the first time since February and the Astoria, the first time on tour since 1997 and the first time in Manchester for ten years.