The Irish lads are the latest band to be performing on Jools Holland’s BBC show later on this evening.
U2 will be performing tracks from their 13th album Songs Of Innocence, which was a free download on iTunes available to 500 million subscribers.
It has been a long ambition of Holland’s to have the Irish band perform on the show, stating in the past “that would be great” to have U2 on the programme.
Later…With Jools Holland entered its 45th season a few weeks ago, over the years the show has gained a cult following, featuring various musical acts genres from all over the world.
There have been some stellar performances so far this season, Ryan Adams, Hozier, Band Of Skulls and Manic Street Preachers.
The Irish rockers are scheduled to play the BBC2 show tonight Tuesday October 21st at 10pm and an extended version of the episode will broadcast on Friday October 24th at 11.05pm.
Joining U2 to share the Jools Holland stage are, New York rock trio Interpol, British singer Sam Smith and American singer-songwriter Zola Jesus.
The BBC have announced that the following week’s episode will feature Robert Plant, Tune-Yards, Counting Crows and Years & Years.
U2’s drummer Larry Mullen and his partner Ann Acheson are in court, claiming they lost more than €11 million as a result of what they describe as a failure by their accountancy firm to advise them properly about investment funds.