U2 appeared on US TV’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday night (May 8), performing live and taking part in a sketch that saw them busking in public whilst in disguise.
The band were meant to perform every night for a week on the US chat show last year, however, injuries sustained by Bono during a bike accident in New York meant that the band had to postpone their promotional duties.
You can watch the band performing ‘Beautiful Day’, ‘Angel Of Harlem’ and ‘Song For Someone’, plus footage of their undercover busking session at a New York subway station below.
Bono also appeared in a sketch poking fun at his recent bike accident. “There’s nothing cool about coming off a pushbike,” he said said on the show. “It’s not a Harley Davidson. There was Lycra involved. For an Irish rock star…”
Bono recently revealed that he is still struggling with the injuries suffered in his cycling accident five months ago. The frontman underwent five hours of surgery after the incident which occurred in New York’s Central Park last November. At the time it was reported that he suffered several serious injuries, including a “facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye”. Bono went into more detail in January, revealing that his hand had been so damaged that he may never regain the ability to play the guitar.
The 54-year-old has gave an update on his injuries in a new interview with The New York Times this week, divulging that he still can’t bend two of his fingers.
U2 are about to embark on the North American leg of their Innocence + Experience tour. The group will perform in the UK this October and November over eight dates in London’s O2 Arena and Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.
U2’s Innocence + Experience tour 2015 UK dates:
London O2 Arena (October 25, 26, 29, 30, November 2, 3)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (November 6, 7)