Watch U2 Perform New Version of “Bullet the Blue Sky” with Anti-Trump Lyrics on “Fallon”

They Also Performed "You're the Best Thing About Me," Songs of Experience Due Out December 1

Sep 08, 2017
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U2 are releasing a new album, Songs of Experience, on December 1. They are also currently on tour performing their classic 1987 album The Joshua Tree in honor of its 30th anniversary. Last night the band stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform two songs: recent single "You're the Best Thing About Me" (from Songs of Experience) and Joshua Tree's "Bullet the Blue Sky." For the latter, Bono updated some of the lyrics to be about President Donald Trump (sample lyric: "Ground shakes but the children can't weep/Vaporized in a single tweet"). Head over to U2's website to read the full lyrics. And check out videos of both performances below, plus watch Fallon interview Bono and The Edge.

"You're the Best Thing About Me" followed two other Songs of Experience songs that the band have publically shared, both in a live setting. Last week the band shared a live performance video for a new song, "The Blackout," which was filmed in front of a live audience of fans in Amsterdam.  Previously the band performed Songs of Experience track "The Little Things That Give You Away" on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The album will be the follow up to 2014's Songs of Innocence, which was originally given away for free.

 

 

 

 

U2 Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour Dates:

9/08/17 - Minneapolis, MN - US Bank Stadium*
9/10/17 - Indianapolis, IN - Lucas Oil Stadium*
9/12/17 - Kansas City, MO - Arrowhead Stadium*
9/14/17 - New Orleans, LA - Mercedes Superdome*
9/16/17 - St. Louis, MO - The Dome At America's Center*
9/19/17 - Phoenix, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium*
9/22/17 - San Diego, CA - Qualcomm Stadium*
10/03/17 -  Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Sol~
10/04/17 -  Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Sol~
10/07/17 - Bogota, Columbia - Estadio El Campin~
10/10/17 - Buenos Aires, Argentina -Estadio Ciudad de la Plata~
10/11/17 - Buenos Aires, Argentina -Estadio Ciudad de la Plata~
10/14/17 -  Santiago, Chile - Estadio Nacional~
10/19/17 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Morumbi Stadium~
10/21/17 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Morumbi Stadium~
10/22/17 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Morumbi Stadium~
10/25/17 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Morumbi Stadium~

~ with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
* with Beck

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