U2 releases ‘The Blackout’ via Facebook Live

The song is the second offering from Songs Of Experience

U2 have shared a performance video of new album track “The Blackout” via Facebook Live. The performance video was directed by Richie Smyth and filmed in front of a live audience of fans in Amsterdam.

Following performances of “The Little Things That Give You Away” during encores of several dates on The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, “The Blackout” is the second advance offering from U2’s upcoming 14th album Songs of Experience.

September 6th will see the release of the first single, titled “You’re The Best Thing About Me,” from the new album and details of the project.

In the meantime, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 continues on September 3rd in Detroit, with special guest Beck.

Tour Dates:

9/03/17 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field*
9/05/17 – Buffalo, NY – New Era Field*
9/08/17 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium*
9/10/17 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium*
9/12/17 – Kansas City, MO – Arrowhead Stadium*
9/14/17 – New Orleans, LA – Mercedes Superdome*
9/16/17 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome At America’s Center*
9/19/17 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*
9/22/17 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium*
10/03/17 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol~
10/04/17 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol~
10/07/17 – Bogota, Columbia – Estadio El Campin~
10/10/17 – Buenos Aires, Argentina -Estadio Ciudad de la Plata~
10/11/17 – Buenos Aires, Argentina -Estadio Ciudad de la Plata~
10/14/17 – Santiago, Chile – Estadio Nacional~
10/19/17 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Morumbi Stadium~
10/21/17 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Morumbi Stadium~
10/22/17 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Morumbi Stadium~
10/25/17 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Morumbi Stadium~

~ with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
* with Beck

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