Wednesday, May 24, 2017

VIDEO: U2 perform Joshua Tree classic and new music on Jimmy Kimmel Live

U2 performed their 1987 classic, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on May 23 and official video from the program is available online.

The band were on hand to promote their recently-launched North American tour, which marks the 30th anniversary of “The Joshua Tree” and sees the Irish rockers playing the album in its entirety for the first time.

U2 joined Kimmel for an extended and wide-ranging conversation, discussing everything from their early days to getting advice from Bruce Springsteen, to this week’s terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK, to the possibility of a new album.

“It will be out definitely in the next 27 years,” explained The Edge about the follow-up to 2014’s “Songs Of Innocence.” “I can’t be more specific than that because there’s a lot more work to be done.”

The group closed the show by delivering the TV debut of “The Little Things That Give You Away”, a new song from their forthcoming album, “Songs Of Experience.”

U2 will release a series of 30th anniversary reissues of “The Joshua Tree” on June 2.

Issued across multiple formats and packages – including standard cd, vinyl and digital, 2CD Deluxe, and CD and Vinyl Super Deluxe Box Sets with digital download cards – the revamped edition comes complete with outtakes, b-sides, a bunch of 2017 remixes by Daniel Lanois, St Francis Hotel, Jacknife Lee, Steve Lillywhite and Flood, and a 1987 live recording of The Joshua Tree Tour from New York’s Madison Square Gardens.

U2’s fifth album, “The Joshua Tree” spawned three hit singles (“With Or Without You”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”) on its way to selling more than 25 million copies worldwide, including 10 million in the US alone.

See also:

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