Irish four-piece are currently working on a new album
U2 have lambasted US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump on their tour in the US.
The band mocked Trump in a video mash up during their performance of ‘Bullet The Blue Sky’ in San Francisco last night (October 5).
Footage of the performance, which you can watch below, also showed frontman Bono calling the Republican candidate out over his plans to build a wall in Mexico.
“Now candidate, you understand it’s not just Mexican people who are going to have a problem with this wall of yours,” he said. “It’s everyone who loves the idea of America.”
Bono also accused Trump of “running off with the American dream”.
Last month the band mocked the US Presidential candidate through a sample during a performance of ‘Desire’ at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas.
“America is like the best idea the world ever came up with. But Donald Trump is potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America, potentially,” he said.
“It could destroy it… America is an idea, and that idea is bound up in justice and equality for all – equality and justice for all, you know?… I don’t think he’s a Republican. I think he’s hijacked the party, and I think he’s trying to hijack the idea of America. And I think it’s bigger than all of us. I think it’s – this is really dangerous. People of conscience should not let this man turn your country into a casino.”
Earlier this summer, U2 reportedly confirmed that they will release a new album and head back on tour during 2017.
The Irish four-piece 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’.
Bono said 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,” he added. “You might see a few things in September or October though.”