U2 have been busy in New York the last few days, performing for the first episode of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
. They performed at the Top of the Rock, high above New York City, on both the 16th
of February. Both times they ran through Invisible twice with extra percussion from the Rutgers University marching band. They recorded across two days as a backup in case of poor weather.
Then, back in the NBC studios, U2 appeared with Fallon ostensibly for an interview. However, this segment turned into an acoustic performance of Ordinary Love. Edge very briefly teased the notes of Stairway to Heaven at the start, and at the end The Roots, Fallon's house band, joined in the performance.
This was the live debut of both songs. Please note that Invisible is currently listed on our database as a non-album song, even though it will be on U2's forthcoming 13th album. Once we know the new album's title, we will update Invisible's status on the database. Speaking of the album, atu2 are reporting a rumour that Edge's guitar tech Dallas Schoo informed a fan that the album will be out in April - but most other reports suggest June. We'll have to wait and see. An April release would fit with some vague hints we have received that U2 will do more promotional performances in the US in March. No further details at this stage; take this rumour with the most massive grain of salt you have.
Footage of the two songs on the Tonight Show is below. These may not be up long, so get in quick: