Perhaps this was Bono’s way of apologizing for calling Chris Martin a “wanker” and a “cretin,” or maybe U2 took David Byrne’s environmental criticism to heart and have decided to jetpool, but U2 appear to have no problem sharing their “biggest band in the world” spotlight just a tad. In a blog post on their official site, a Coldplay roadie revealed that U2 recently let the band borrow their “360 Air” jet when theirs was on the fritz:
In a superbly bizarre twist, the band have flown into their first stadium show of this tour on U2’s plane. Apparently, our regular ride is misfiring. I believe that the big end’s gone, or something like that. The easiest way to deal with this it seems, was to take U2’s “360 Air” jet for a spin. They’re doing UK shows right now, so it’s just sat about doing nothing otherwise.
I guess Chris Martin wasn’t kidding when he told 60 Minutes that Coldplay and U2 have to alternate when/where they go on tour. It’s nice to see some jetpooling, but not until Bono starts sharing his giant stage claw will I believe the feud is officially over.