U2 charity auction gets cool response

YOU can be the biggest superstars in the world but sometimes your name doesn’t cut any ice - not even on the internet.

A charity auction of exclusive photographs of U2 on their Vertigo, Elevation and PopMart tours is struggling to attract bids of over $5 (€4) on eBay.

The pictures are being auctioned for the African Well Fund, a group of U2 fans who raise money to bring fresh drinking water to the poor.

But organisers are struggling to attract big money bids from fans.

Of the 92 photographs being sold, only a handful have broken through the $5 reserve price.

As of yesterday, the biggest bid was $177.50 (€143.85) for a full-length portrait of Bono.

The picture shows the singer standing below two spotlights and was taken in April, 2001, in California, during the Elevation tour.

The online sale of the pictures is part of the fund’s Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday campaign.

Bono, whose band scaled the heights of rock music in the 1980s and 1990s, is now as famous for his commitment to helping the world’s needy and poor.

U2 fans are being urged to help by bidding and donating money to the good cause to coincide with celebrations of Bono’s 46th birthday on May 10.

Money from the online sale will go towards water projects carried out by the African Well Fund in Zimbabwe.

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