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Bono has declared himself a “Swiftie,” or fan of Taylor Swift, in an appearance on The Graham Norton Show.

The U2 frontman and the popular singer-songwriter were part of the panel of guests that appeared on the latest episode of the long-running BBC talk show. According to Billboard, host Norton asked Bono and Swift if they ever worked together. Swift playfully responded, “Not yet. We’re gonna talk about it later.” Bono followed up saying, “I’m a Swiftie.”

Swift added about Bono, “He’s so nice he sent me roses when I played in Dublin. He doesn’t want to take credit … He’s a truly great person. He’s just that great and thoughtful, just the best there is.” Bono coyly responded, “I better have a drink.”

Bono is deep in the promotional cycle for his new memoir Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story, which comes out tomorrow (November 1.) The book is available at SurrenderMemoir.com. Bono announced a 14-date book tour earlier this month, with seven dates set for North America and seven dates set for Europe. These shows are being dubbed “Bono: An Evening of Words, Music and Some Mischief…” A full list of tour dates is below.

Bono: An Evening of Words, Music and Some Mischief… – Tour Dates

11/2 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
11/4 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
11/6 – Meridian Hall – Toronto, ON
11/8 – The Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
11/9 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
11/12 – Orpheum Theatre – San Francisco, CA
11/13 – The Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
11/16 – The London Palladium – London, England
11/17 – Sec Armadillo – Glasglow, Scotland
11/19 – O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, UK
11/21 – 3Olympia Theatre – Dublin IE
11/23 – Admiralspalast – Berlin, DE
11/25 – Le Grand Rex – Paris, FR
11/28 – Teatro Coliseum – Madrid, ES

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.