U2 reschedule ‘Tonight Show’ appearance for next week

A weeks worth of performances on Jimmy Fallon show were scrapped in 2014 following Bono's bike accident

U2 have rescheduled their appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for next Friday (May 8).

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.

The new date suggests that the band will not take up residency on Fallon’s show as first planned in 2014. However, they are the only guests booked for the May 8 episode which suggests they will do more than simply perform live.

Bono recently revealed that he is still struggling with injuries suffered in his cycling accident five months ago. The U2 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)