Friday, September 8, 2017

VIDEO: U2 perform on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

U2 performed a “Joshua Tree” classic and their new single, “You’re The Best Thing About Me”, on NBC-TV’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on September 7, and video from the program is streaming online.

The band delivered “Bullet The Blue Sky” from their 1987 album before Bono and The Edge joined the host to discuss the lead single from their forthcoming release, “Songs Of Experience”, before playing it to close out the show.

“We call it a sort a punk-Motown,” explains Bono. “It’s like The Supremes, a punk Supremes. It's defiant joy, is what we call it. It's a love song to my Mrs., and in these difficult times it's important to tell your loved ones how you feel."

"I think,” added The Edge, “maybe even more important than ever in these times, it's important to have that joy because that's the best response."

The companion release to 2014’s “Songs Of Innocence”, the group's new album will be available on CD, vinyl and digital download, with the release date and pre-order details to be announced soon.

U2 are currently playing the final dates on the North American leg of their 30th anniversary tour of “The Joshua Tree”, with shows set to wrap up in San Diego, CA on September 22.

The band will perform in Mexico City next month before heading to South America for more concerts, including a four-night stand at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

See also:

U2 stream new single You’re The Best Thing About Me
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U2 extend Joshua Tree tour with new dates in US, Mexico and South America
VIDEO: U2 perform Joshua Tree classic and new music on Jimmy Kimmel Live
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