- 20 Dec 17
In an exclusive performance at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London, Adam, Bono, Edge and Larry play their latest single with an orchestra for 'U2 At The BBC' - a Christmas special programme for BBC One.
U2 are putting on their "sexy boots" to follow in the footsteps of Adele, Michael Buble, Harry Styles and Sam Smith by having their very own Christmas special on the Beeb.
The BBC special, which will be presented by Cat Deeley, will see U2 perform some of their greatest hits and tracks from their number one new album 'Songs of Experience' at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios.
It will include a behind-the-scenes look at U2's recent concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil as part of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017.
Yesterday the Beeb released the clip of U2 playing 'With Or Without You', which was also recorded with an orchestra.
"I’m delighted that U2 have agreed not only to give us such an exclusively intimate performance, but also to share with Cat and viewers some of the more fun aspects of being part of the world’s biggest rock band," says Guy Freeman of BBC.
Cat Deeley could barely hide her excitement at the news. "U2: Biggest band in the world. Stadium Rock Gods… and all round good eggs!" Deeley says in a statement.
"I had the privilege of joining them on tour in Sao Paulo and now they’re coming back to the UK for an intimate show at Abbey Road Studios.
"I’ll be catching up with the band and there will be performances of brand new tracks and U2 classics. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I can’t wait!"
— BBC (@BBC) November 13, 2017