Saturday 24 August 2019

U2 announce week long residency on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

u2 on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
u2 on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr on the Graham Norton show, where Bono revealed he has suffered from glaucoma for many years, prompting his continual use of dark glasses
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

U2 are still hard at work plugging their new album, having just announced a week-long residency on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Despite iTunes giving their album, Songs of Innocence, away for free to its 500 million users on September 9, the band are keen for even more people to hear the album.

They will perform on Fallon every night during the week of November 17, following in the footsteps of bands like The Foo Fighters, who recently had a residency on Letterman, and Metallica, who will play the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson for the week U2 play Fallon.

Bono won't just be singing.  All four band members will take part in comedy sketches too.  If their hilarious appearance on the Graham Norton Show is anything to go by, we expect they'll be up for a laugh.

Graham gifted the band with various shades - The Edge's featured flashing lights, Adam's featured guitars, Larry's had a moustache, and  Bono's were enormous.

Bono had just revealed he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years and said he would forever be referred to as "Poor old blind Bono."

The U2 frontman then swapped shades with fellow guest, Robert Downey Jr, who was in turn joined on the sofa by The Judge co-star Robert Duvall.  Stephen Fry was also a guest.

Graham also showed early promotional images of the band from the 80s and, unsurprisingly, they were hilarious.

WATCH: VIDEO: Graham Norton reveals U2's hilarious early promo shots and gives the band a makeover

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