U2 Tour NYC in ‘You’re the Best Thing About Me’

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Bono and The Edge on a double-decker bus through Times Square in “You’re the Best Thing About Me”

U2 today (Sept. 27) released the official video for “You’re the Best Thing About Me,” the first single from their upcoming album, Songs of Experience. The clip, filmed during a recent visit to New York City shows the band visiting some of the city’s landmarks, having a slice of pizza and interacting with fans. And like many visitors to Fun City, they even ride a double decker tourist bus through Times Square. (Watch it below.)

On Aug. 29, U2 announced that they’d finally be offering details about their upcoming album Songs of Experience. The next day, they posted the performance video for “The Blackout,” a song from the album. On Sept. 6, the band released the first single from the album, “You’re the Best Thing About Me.”

Watch the video for “You’re the Best Thing About Me”

Songs of Experience will be released Dec. 1 on CD, vinyl and digital download. Pre-order details will be announced soon.

The band will resume their 30th anniversary stadium tour of The Joshua Tree with 10 dates beginning Oct. 3 in Mexico before they move on to South America.

Watch “The Blackout”  here…

The Blackout

‘The Blackout’, just for you. From upcoming album Songs of Experience.
Tune in now.
First single, ‘You’re The Best Thing About Me’ coming Sept. 6th
#U2TheBlackout #U2SongsofExperience “In the darkness where we learn to see”

Posted by U2 on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

 

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In a June 2016 interview with Billboard, the band’s guitarist, The Edge, talked about the timetable for the new album. “We are still busting our ass to try to get it out this year. That’s our plan right now and exactly when, we’re not sure. This is the working assumption. This is our ambition. It could change, but we’re really doing our best to get it out this year.”

It’ll be three years in between albums. Songs of Innocence was released on September 9, 2014. Songs Of Experience is the companion release, the two titles drawing inspiration from a collection of poems, Songs of Innocence and Experience, by the 18th century English mystic and poet William Blake.

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