Watch U2 sample Donald Trump during first show of 2016

The band have previously spoken out against the US Presidential candidate

U2 have sampled Donald Trump during their first live performance of the year.

The band were performing at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas last night (September 23), where they made their first appearance on stage since their 2015 world tour came to an end last October.

The group have previously spoken out about the US Presidential candidate, with frontman Bono calling him “potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America”.


During last night’s performance, the band played the song ‘Desire’, taken from the 1988 album ‘Rattle And Hum’. In it, they sampled Trump’s voice and showed a video of him on the screen behind them.

Watch footage of the performance below, via Stereogum.

Earlier this summer, U2 reportedly confirmed that they will release a new album and head back on tour during 2017.

The Irish fourpiece have been working on the follow-up to their 2014 LP ‘Songs Of Innocence’ over the last year, with guitarist The Edge recently revealing that the band have more than 50 songs for what is expected to be called ‘Songs Of Experience’.

Spanish fan page U2 en EspaƱa spoke to the band in Valencia recently, with Bono reportedly saying of the new album: “It’s not finished yet but you will like it. In terms of lyrics it is stronger than [1983 album] ‘WAR’, it has more clarity”.


“The second part of the tour is for 2017,” Bono added. “You might see a few things in September or October though.”

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