Australia isn’t the worlds most desirable destination for rock acts these days. What , with the awful dollar value and all. Melbourne’s Herald Sun report on the musical acts that will and will not be coming Down Under in the near future. U2, alongside Paul McCartney, are amongst those who are. International Touring Company’s Andrew McManus, who is not touring U2, says the supergroup isn’t doing it for the money. He believes the band has taken a “percentage deal” for its coming tour, and will compensate any losses “from their own pockets”.

Well guys, if you’re strapped for cash at all, you’re more than welcome to pitch a tent in my backyard!