New U2 documentary premieres on TV tonight 5 years ago

New U2 documentary premieres on TV tonight

An interesting look behind one of the most talked about albums of the year.

There has been a lot of talk about U2 in the last few weeks and months, in the lead-up to the release of their latest album, Songs Of Experience.


The record, which follows up the forced-upon-our-iPhones release Songs Of Innocence, received some of the worst reviews of the band's career, even if JOE writer Eric Lalor did really enjoy it.

We've yet to figure it in to where it might land on the league of their albums over all - we ranked them all from worst  to best right here - but we are interested to hear what the band have to say about it themselves.

Bono, The Edge, Larry and the other one will appear on the latest episode of the BBC documentary performance and interview series, which previously featured Adele, Sam Smith, Harry Styles and Michael Buble.

Talking to Music Week, the show's producer Guy Freeman had the following to say about the popularity of the series:


"It's [features an act that] perhaps hasn't been on TV a great amount in the recent past, so there's a degree of they feel slightly unattainable. They have got to be standout performers and they've got to believe that they are comfortable in that kind of environment."

"U2's a really interesting case in point - when have U2 ever, ever sat down to make a 60-minute TV show? Many artists don't really go into that world, they're used to TV a coming in to their world of stadium tours. It's not often that you can get them to almost scale themselves down to come into TV world."

Tonight's episode will feature the band performs some of their biggest hits at Abbey Road Studios, alongside new tracks from their latest album, and they will also be chatting to Cat Deeley about their lives and give her a backstage tour as they prepare to perform at the Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil in November 2017.

U2 At The BBC will air on BBC1 tonight at 9pm.