Songs of Experience promo shows kick off with appearance in Cannes
Now that the Joshua Tree Tour 2017 has finished and the Experience + Innocence Tour 2018 announced, U2 have moved on to the promotional cycle for the forthcoming new album Songs of Experience.
Bono and Adam appeared in Cannes, France today at the NRJ Music Awards. They performed You're the Best Thing About Me with Kygo, and by performed we mean "mimed". Watch a video here.
This is the first time The Best Thing has been performed outside of the Americas. It is now the most-performed track from Songs of Experience, one ahead of The Little Things That Give You Away.
After the performance, Bono and Adam accepted an NRJ Honour Award on behalf of all of U2. You can see the speech in the video linked above. It's dubbed in French, but if you don't speak French you can make out what Bono's saying in English.
The promo tour will continue over the next month with performances in both Europe and North America, including a hot rumour that the band will appear on Saturday Night Live. We will have all the performance info as it happens. Our database entry for the Cannes appearance is here, which you will notice is in a new section for the promo tour, in keeping with how we have sorted previous promo tours.