U2 frontman Bono is desperate to secure Scottish band Snow Patrol as the support act for the Irish supergroup's forthcoming Vertigo tour.

The RUN hitmakers are keen to join the Irish rockers, with the hope of increasing their fanbase in both Europe and America - but they still face stiff competition from other support act potentials.

An insider says, "Bono is a huge fan, so fingers crossed it will happen.

"We've been in talks for eight months. But U2 are a democracy and other bands are being considered, like Razorlight."

31/01/2005 13:59