February 18, 2014 10:37

U2 perform 'Invisible' on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon – watch

Band perform new single as US chat show host begins his new series

U2 became the first band to perform on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night (February 17).

Fallon became the new host of the famous US chat show, replacing Jay Leno as the figurehead of the show. U2 performed new single 'Invisible' with a marching band on top of New York's 30 Rock building to kick off the programme and also played an acoustic version of 'Ordinary Love' with house band The Roots later in the show.

The first episode of The Tonight Show was a star-studded event with Will Smith, Robert DeNiro, Tina Fey, Joe Namath, Rudy Giuliani, Mariah Carey, Tracy Morgan, Joan Rivers, Kim Kardashian, Seth Rogen, Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mike Tyson, Lady Gaga and Stephen Colbert all appearing.

Recent reports suggest that U2 are rumoured to be releasing their new album during the summer. It is believed that the band's next studio album has a 'tentative' summer 2014 release date, and that the band had originally hoped to put out their Danger Mouse produced 13th album in December 2013. However, the project was thrown off course by the recording of 'Ordinary Love' for the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom soundtrack.

U2 will perform at this year's Academy Awards on March 2, nominated alongside Karen O and Arcade Fire in the category of Best Original Song. 'Ordinary Love' has already won the Golden Globe for Original Song.

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